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ASUA is expected to solve the network infrastructure complexity dilemma, by de-signing and applying new self-configurable communication mechanisms for fully con-nected future cities.The developed solutions will be on serv-ers, on sensors or on network protocol level. The diversity and variety of these solutions brings the need for interoperabil-ity. ASUA will design an “Urban Automa-tion Reference Platform” that is one of the key outcomes of the project besides 3 prototype applications based on this plat-form. The “Urban Automation Reference Platform” will provide an infrastructure for interoperability. All the technical solutions on server side or client side need to be compliant with each other and the “Urban Automation Reference Platform” will pro-vide the schemas, contracts and rules to enable interoperability.All devices composing the ASUA are rele-vant to achieve the final objective of creat-ing a framework that intelligently retrieves and manages an enormous amount of data. Furthermore, ASUA will achieve energy savings in urban environments, by enabling sensing devices with severe re-source constrictions and limited wireless range.An important contribution of ASUA project is that it facilitates the addition of new types of sensing devices to existing urban automation systems, by designing flexible interfaces and adaptive gateway mechanisms. Introducing novel types of cloudenabled services based on an autonomic data-processing system, ASUA optimizes the management of raw data from asset devices and intelligently incorporates the information retrieved from them.