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Autonomous, scalablE, tRustworthy, intelligent European meta Operating System for the IoT edge-cloud continuum

Project description

A novel operating system for edge-cloud continuum innovation

The implementation, innovation and growth of edge-to-cloud and edge computing have highlighted the need for better infrastructure to support these technologies. The EU-funded aerOS project aims to address this need by developing a common meta operating system based on a collaborative IoT-edge-cloud architecture. This system will allow for flexible launches of applications and innovations that utilise technologies such as AI, machine learning, and Big Data analytics while providing these technologies with numerous benefits. Specifically, aerOS aims to facilitate the creation of a more efficient and sustainable digital infrastructure that will support the continued growth of edge-to-cloud and edge computing.


The project aerOS aims at transparently utilising the resources on the edge-to-cloud computing continuum for enabling applications in an
effective manner, incorporating multiple services deployed on such a path. Therefore, aerOS will establish the missing piece: a common
meta operating system that follows a collaborative IoT-edge–cloud architecture supporting flexible deployments (e.g. federated or
hierarchical), bringing tremendous benefits as it enables the distribution of intelligence and computation – including Artificial Intelligence
(AI), Machine Learning (ML), and big data analytics – to achieve an optimal solution while satisfying the given constraints.

The overarching goal of aerOS is to design and build a virtualized, platform-agnostic meta operating system for the IoT edge-cloud continuum. As a solution, to be executed on any Infrastructure Element within the IoT edge-cloud continuum – hence, independent from underlying hardware and operating system(s) – aerOS will: (i) deliver common virtualized services to enable orchestration, virtual communication (network-related programmable functions), and efficient support for frugal, explainable AI and creation of distributed data-driven applications; (ii) expose an API to be available anywhere and anytime (location-time independent), flexible, resilient and platform-agnostic; and (iii) include a set of infrastructural services and features addressing cybersecurity, trustworthiness and manageability. aerOS will: (a) use context-awareness to distribute software task (application) execution requests; (b) support intelligence as close to the events as possible; (c) support execution of services using “abstract resources” (e.g. virtual machines, containers) connected through a smart network infrastructure; (d) allocate and orchestrate abstract resources, responsible for executing service chain(s) and (e) support for scalable data autonomy.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 898 750,00
46022 Valencia

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 1 898 750,00

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