To achieve VIMSEN objectives, the project adopts an iterative research methodology and corresponding WP structure. The main research technologies of the project are illustrated (figure above) along with the main research project structure (WPs). The research WPs are framed by: i) the project management (WP1), ii) the VIMSEN use cases, requirements and architecture design (WP2), iii) the evaluation test-bed framework that provides information on how to pilot test and validate the proposed concept, and iv) the dissemination, exploitation and standardization activities. WPs 3-6 constitute horizontal research and development activities setting up VIMSEN sub-frameworks, namely: i) data acquisition and sensing (WP3), ii) communication (WP4), iii) information and decision making (WP5), and iv) active energy management (WP6).