Innov­a­tion in Fog Inter­net of Things Cloud Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence Block­chain Inter­net of Things
Fog Computing Platform to orchestrate Cloud-to-Edge resources

DECENTER will design and devel­op a robust and secure Fog Com­put­ing Plat­form, based on exist­ing Open Source frame­works that provides applic­a­tion-aware orches­tra­tion of resources and zero-touch pro­vi­sion­ing of Microservices for Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence applic­a­tions based on their spe­cif­ic require­ments and described by means of Qual­ity of Ser­vice mod­els.

Blockchain-based framework fostering cross-border dynamic binding of resources

DECENTER relies on a frame­work that cata­lyses offer and demand for Edge resources. The innov­at­ive solu­tion is based on Block­chain to draft and seal Smart Con­tracts, mon­it­or their ful­fill­ment and grant rewards.

Smarter Internet of Things fabric

DECENTER enriches Inter­net of Things plat­forms with more intel­li­gent fea­tures able to cope with the data deluge com­ing from mul­tiple data sources includ­ing audio and video cap­able devices with built-in Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence algorithms for fea­ture extrac­tion, applic­a­tion-aware data fil­ter­ing redu­cing impact on the use of the net­work.

Hybrid decentralised Artificial Intelligence models exploiting DECENTER’s novel infrastructure

DECENTER evolves decent­ral­ised Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence mod­els that become pos­sible with a more react­ive and flex­ible resources infra­struc­ture, unlock­ing a huge poten­tial for innov­at­ive applic­a­tions. Among oth­ers, this innov­a­tion will address the needs for data loc­al­ity and time-crit­ic­al aspects of the Big Data prob­lem.

Pro­ject Research Imple­ment­a­tion Devel­op­ment Integ­ra­tion Val­id­a­tion Stand­ard­iz­a­tion Object­ives

Service Level Agreement

Define resource mod­els and asso­ci­ated Ser­vice Level Agree­ments for in-bor­der and cross-bor­der ser­vices.

Fog Computing platform

Devel­op a robust multi-tier Fog Com­put­ing plat­form to man­age Cloud-to-Edge resources.

Orchestration

Define and imple­ment resource orches­tra­tion strategies to sat­is­fy applic­a­tion require­ments.

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Imple­ment Block­chain-based Smart Con­tracts and prob­ing mech­an­isms to val­id­ate their ful­fil­ment.

Privacy

Define pri­vacy-pre­serving mech­an­ism for rep­res­ent­ing users’ con­text based on Inter­net of Things data inter­pret­a­tion.

Internet of Things Management

Facil­it­ate inter­op­er­able Inter­net of Things device man­age­ment in the DECENTER infra­struc­ture.

Artificial Intelligence

Devel­op hier­arch­ic­al meth­ods to map Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence algorithms on to the Cloud-to-Things con­tinuum.

Data management

Devel­op applic­a­tion data man­age­ment on dis­trib­uted infra­struc­ture for cross-bor­der Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence.

Integration & Validation

Integ­rate and val­id­ate DECENTER innov­a­tions, and demon­strate them in real-world pilots.

Standardisation

Pro­mote the stand­ard­isa­tion and indus­tri­al applic­a­tion of the DECENTER res­ults.