Tackling the ever-increasing complexities of developing efficient heterogeneous swarm systems” - an EUCloudEdgeIoT Webinar

As Europe creates a pathway for the understanding and development of the Cloud, Edge and IoT Continuum and supporting research and innovation initiatives to develop applications across the continuum, the paradigm also incorporates development of swarm and decentralized applications. In edge computing scenarios where there is a need for decentralized decision-making and coordination among edge devices, swarm computing principles can be applied; such a decentralized and self-organizing concept and architecture fit particularly well hyper-distributed, sovereignty-enabling, heterogeneous data management challenges, such as the ones found in European Data Spaces. Additionally, edge devices can act as agents in a swarm, collectively making decisions and adapting to changing conditions without relying on a central controller.

In this session, we will bring together the 5 Horizon Europe projects answering to the swarm computing call and are addressing the ever-increasing complexities of developing correct and performant heterogeneous swarm systems.

The project Programming Platform for Intelligent Collaborative Deployments over Heterogeneous Edge-IoTEnvironments (formerly INCODE) enables an open and trusted cloud-native programming platform poised to tame the emerging dynamism of distributed and heterogeneous private edge infrastructures (seen as a combination of intelligent edge node and diverse types of smart IoT devices with processing capabilities over programmable data plane resources).

The TaRDIS project addresses the ever-increasing complexities of developing correct and performant heterogeneous swarms by providing a novel programming model, integrated development and analysis environment, and corresponding runtime support. TaRDIS proposes a language-independent event-driven programming model that allows developers to specify the behaviour of different components in their distributed system as a collection of autonomous collaborative nodes.

The OASEES project will deliver a European, fully open-source, decentralized, and secure Swarm programmability framework for edge devices and leveraging various AI/ML accelerators (FPGAs, SNNs, Quantum) while supporting a privacy-preserving Object ID federation process.

The ambition of OpenSwarm project is to enable novel, future energy-aware swarms of collaborative smart nodes with wide range benefits for the environment, industries, and society.

The SMARTEDGE project aims to enable decentralised edge intelligence for smart IoT applications, ensuring reliability, security, privacy, and scalability. This is achieved through the innovative SmartEdge tool-chain for autonomous intelligent swarms, featuring real-time semantic integration, discoverability, and composability.


Additional Information

AGENDA (subject to updates)

10:00 | Welcome and overview of the webinar(10 mins) Brief introduction to the EUCloudEdgeIoT.eu initiative

10:10 | Roundtable of the projects with short presentations (30 mins) Introducing themselves and the main aim of the project

10:40 | Central interactive panel (30 mins) Challenges | Success stories | Key learnings and recommendations

11:10 | Audience Q&A

11:25 | Closure

Funded by the European Union.

This work has received funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).