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Meshup Definition



MeshUp is the Information and Communication technology to merge different public or private data, contents, applications, competences and skills, licenses, rights, regulatories and laws, mixed networks, infrastructure, device and embedded system from different owners, suppliers or providers and business models to create, enhance or enable a new information and communication service.

MeshUp technologies allow that from information and communication mixed, distributed and heterogeneous networks, wireless networks, broadcast networks and home networks, that not work together easily, create and provide new information and communication service arranging different interfaces, applications, licenses, policies and communication channels.

MeshUp is a next step of the MashUp in the sense to merge and integrate different data sources and processing devices – from nano and microelectronic to mobile or satellite communication distributed and mixed networks – to provide a new information service.

Meshup new information and communication technologies collect and merge data and contents in new integrated applications, communication and information services.

Nowadays, MeshUp technologies allow using available data, mobiles devices, web-applications and wireless networks, create infinity of new information services.

MeshUp technologies merges many forms of data and content loosely adding knowledge in a practical information service for all.

MeshUp technologies build interactive and complex information environment, without obvious limits, from nanotechnological wearable data processing to wireless mobile networks, evolving for sustainable principles of survival.

The basic concept behind MeshUp technologies is to create Open-InfoSpace where individuals and organisations gain free and simplified access to an integrated open base of information services, contents, platforms and infrastructures and are free to integrate and modify them, the whole resource environment evolves. By satisfying their needs, users and resource providers enhance and upgrade the system.


MeshUps are becoming increasingly fast because data, content and applications, (in particular web and mobile integration) are available as new and creative business opportunities.

Meshup is enabling new digital resources and information services with available data and applications.

Other potential benefits of MeshUp will materialize by addressing and vastly improving the e-Work, e-Learning, e-Living, e-Informing, e-Health, e-Government environments benefiting especially, but not exclusively, companies and citizens. Meshup establishes a unified and global network of integrated and co-ordinated information services and content providers. The comparative Meshup advantage lies in use of available contents, unified standards, common procedures, experience proven network applications and coordinated information services. All these are based on Meshup developed and implemented tools, operative information providers with maximum industrial chain collaboration providing information facilities for all.

Meshup is generating new social and business models as "Glocalization" begins to extend from Biotronics implants, Wearable Intelligence, Personal Identity, Local diversity to fourth-generation wireless technologies. Meshup allows creativity as a remix of originality, in webs, contents and knowledge. An example is a freely browsable database of crimes reported in a City, classified and searchable by the Crime type; Street; Date; Police district; Postal code; Ward; and represented by colors in a the city map.

MeshUp allows for the data and content providers to distribute and populate MeshUps on their own, with content according to their wishes through the self meshup applications by web and net users, integrators, creators and developers.

Special attention of the impact of Meshup is given to the rationalizing of services in rural areas, their economic development, redressing minority and gender imbalances and initiating a sustainable framework for improving quality of life.

Ubiquitous computing, advanced processing capacity and available contents provide new possibilities for web, mobile and rich media that draw on embedded, mobile and web applications. These technologies provide challenging new networking models and partnerships. This also includes physical interfaces such as body implants, wearable computing, sensor based memory devices, location-based rich experiences that rely on ubiquitous computing and mobility.

Applications span personalized media systems, location based games, training applications, security systems, wellbeing, recreational, working and living technologies. Ambient Intelligent, Data content, Mobile and Web applications and integration technologies provide instruments to build personal and global information and communication environments, i.e. "Glocalization": Local and "Global" networks or MeshUps. The meshup increases with each new web link. "Glocalization" takes from the MeshUp the indidual´s global environment and local environment while merging context and inducing reactions. The Glocalization allows the diversity of many small different pieces in the uniformity of the whole MeshUp. The diversity induces the availability of sustainability.

Networks in the context of enterprise and web applications means the ability of a person or team to work with other people/teams through the web and internet in a joint effort with all the synergistic opportunities raised by new business models, technologies and geographical localization "glocalization".

Audience-relationship businesses take these proliferating content options as an opportunity, rather than a challenge. The more options there are, the more value that can be created by producing, organising, packaging, presenting and adding to these options for specific content audiences and clients. So the producers and consumers need to see themselves as members of networks. All2All or All4All.

Meshups are able to re-engineer companies’ business processes, using information and knowledge accumulated from other meshup stakeholders. Through the Meshup architecture organizations are able to develop value-added services and products, by using dynamic collaboration, creative merging contents and applications, developing and accumulating knowledge from the meshup itself, which could be considered as a “Meshup-Company”. All agents of the meshup can avail of sharing of knowledge by using human-machine interface and intelligent agents.

Meshups are no longer statics for controlling but for sharing. They are crucial in producing, finding, merging, providing, supplying and being found. MeshUps are simultaneously dynamic fluid of information, communication channels and network relationships.

The difference of meaning between Meshup and Mashup terms is that mashup is referring to the web scope that aggregate contents and integrate applications. Mashups are Web sites that combine two or more other sites to create something new.


Nowadays, MeshUp technologies allow using available data, mobiles devices, web-applications and wireless networks can be create infinity of new services.

One demonstrative simple case is to situate your web-users (shops in your village) in a google-map to be provide to your neighbours using a local wireless connection based on a private DSL national network inrastructure.

Other example can be: Use the Google Mapping web-application with own data - biotronic implants - and municipality public data to provide a private info-service i.e. Location of the implants or implants errors from a country to other country through a wireless free connection that is using a private DSL communication infrastructure.

MeshUp technologies exists and are available to create new services. Google and Skype invest 18MEUR in a Spanish initiative FON for creating a net of connections WiFi, to provide services P2P, using a FOSS application of Martin Varsavsky, founder of Jazztel and (FON is the largest WiFi community in the world thanks to its members known as Foneros who share their WiFi with others. In exchange when they leave their home base they enjoy free WiFi through other Fonero connections)

Meshup/Mashup differences

MashUp : WEB (English)

MeshUp : NET

The challenges:

The main challenges of Meshups are to allow:
control to be given to content providers over their content for the benefit of the own MeshUp and ultmately everyone else;
privacy of personal and private information (PAPI);
content users to be able to use any content they want in a legal and legitimate manner;
business to use private communication infrastructures;
legal framework for merging licenses types.

Aims and Opportunities of Meshup technologies

The aims and raising Opportunities of Meshup are to:
Empower content providers by enabling them to sell their content through MeshUp solutions with little or minimum effort;
Enrich the end-user experience of new services, feasibles with data and hands-on technologies;
Democrate the information, the society participation and the vote;
Enable all the sectorial industries and technological areas with new specific applications;
Provide to local and traditional business and works new global markets (Glocalization);
Others to be identifies, defined and listed.

Please remain with us as we expand on the MeshUp concept, stemming from new information systems based on data, webs and nets integration and do not hesitate to provide your thoughts and insights- they are extremely valuable and appreciated.

Technical requirements

The technical requirements of Meshup are:
Technologies for interoperability supporting open networks of intelligent, autonomous, self-adaptive, self-configurable, and scalable software components for networked organisations and information providers.
Novel reference architectures working in dynamic networks using ontologies, agent and Grid technologies, web-services, semantic web and peer-to-peer computing.
Intelligent agents enable tracking of information, transformation of information into knowledge as well as knowledge sharing and utilisation.
Trust procedures for ensuring information and knowledge quality assurance, bearing in mind to develop trust Semantic Web.
Emerging technologies such as AJAX, XML, web integration, distributed search mechanisms applying metadata descriptions, registry and ontology developments.
Dynamic collaborative networks and harmonisate frameworks, open platform specifications, models and ontologies.
Other not listed are not excluded