European efforts on creating sustainable heterogeneous swarm systems across computing continuum

October 25, 2023 - 16:30 - 17:30
Room 3G
Technology, Platforms, and impact
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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 2 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 INCODE project 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 behavior of different components in their distributed system as a collection of autonomous collaborative nodes.
In this panel discussion, the experts from the projects and initiatives will discuss what are the challenges faced in the early stages of development of the architecture, how to align the market needs, the support from the Cloud Edge IoT community in bringing together experts from different domains and helping find solutions to the research problems. What is the role of sustainability in these research and innovation projects and how the topic of sustainability is being addressed at the core of the architecture and development of these technology platforms.
TARDIS presentation here
INCODE presentation here
Giovanni Rimassa
CIO at Martel Innovate GmbH
Monique Calisti
President at Digital for planet
Giacomo Inches
Senior Innovation Consultant at Martel Innovate
João Leitão
Associate Professor at NOVA University of Lisbon
John Avramidis
Research Consultant at Uni systems
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