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A Cognitive Serverless Framework for the Cloud-Edge Continuum

Objective

An effective platform for the cognitive cloud-edge continuum must address a number of unsolved challenges, many of them derived from constrained resource devices, infrastructure heterogeneity, and the need to meet criteria such as performance, resilience, security, data sovereignty, and energy efficiency. A disaggregated architecture is required, making use of AI, automation, and portability to manage and adapt resources and workloads, and to respond in real time to possible incidents and security threats.

Edge application developers willing to speed up computation, save energy, and cut costs will need a way to combine their edge devices with the many resources available across the cloud-edge continuum. This innovative approach requires computationally-intensive data processing functions to be easily executed outside edge devices, sensors, and actuators. It is with that vision in mind that this project proposes a new distributed Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) paradigm for edge application management and smart orchestration, which will change how applications and services are deployed and executed in the cloud-edge continuum. Our AI-enabled adaptive serverless framework will provide applications with secure and portable access to a continuous data processing environment that abstracts the large-scale, geo-distributed, and low-latency capabilities provided by the cloud-edge continuum.

The Consortium combines innovative open source companies in Europe, high-impact research organizations, and several edge application providers. Our research will be validated in relevant application domains, and will establish an ecosystem with links to industrial initiatives. This project will be transformative for the emerging EU edge ecosystem, providing resources and knowledge for start-ups, SMEs, and industry leaders seeking to look beyond centralized platforms and hyperscalers. It will increase European autonomy not only in data processing but also in strategic edge technologies.

Coordinator

OPENNEBULA SYSTEMS SL
Net EU contribution
€ 1 334 210,00
Address
Paseo Del Club Deportivo 1 - Edificio 13 Parque Empresaria La Finca
28223 Pozuelo De Alarcon
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 726 645,00
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 572 040,00
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 680 907,50
Address
Avenue Jean Mermoz 28
6041 Charleroi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Charleroi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 681 052,50
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SUSE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 456 250,00
Address
Frankenstr. 146
90461 Nurnberg

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Nürnberg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AERONAVAL DE CONSTRUCCIONES E INSTALACIONES S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 560 526,25
Address
Calle Bahia De Pollensa 13
28042 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PHOENIX SYSTEMS SP. Z O.O.
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 445 000,00
Address
Ul. Ostrobramska, Nr 86
04163 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATURE 4.0 SOCIETA BENEFIT SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 345 066,25
Address
Via Della Chimica 7
01100 Viterbo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Viterbo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ATENDE INDUSTRIES
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 160 395,00
Address
Ostrobramska 86
04-163 Warsaw

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00