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software framework for runtime-Adaptive and secure deep Learning On Heterogeneous Architectures

Objective

Deep Learning (DL) algorithms are an extremely promising instrument in artificial intelligence, achieving very high performance in numerous recognition, identification, and classification tasks. To foster their pervasive adoption in a vast scope of new applications and markets, a step forward is needed towards the implementation of the on-line classification task (called inference) on low-power embedded systems, enabling a shift to the edge computing paradigm. Nevertheless, when DL is moved at the edge, severe performance requirements must coexist with tight constraints in terms of power/energy consumption, posing the need for parallel and energy-efficient heterogeneous computing platforms. Unfortunately, programming for this kind of architectures requires advanced skills and significant effort, also considering that DL algorithms are designed to improve precision, without considering the limitations of the device that will execute the inference. Thus, the deployment of DL algorithms on heterogeneous architectures is often unaffordable for SMEs and midcaps without adequate support from software development tools.
The main goal of ALOHA is to facilitate implementation of DL on heterogeneous low-energy computing platforms. To this aim, the project will develop a software development tool flow, automating:
• algorithm design and analysis;
• porting of the inference tasks to heterogeneous embedded architectures, with optimized mapping and scheduling;
• implementation of middleware and primitives controlling the target platform, to optimize power and energy savings.
During the development of the ALOHA tool flow, several main features will be addressed, such as architecture-awareness (the features of the embedded architecture will be considered starting from the algorithm design), adaptivity, security, productivity, and extensibility.
ALOHA will be assessed over three different use-cases, involving surveillance, smart industry automation, and medical application domains

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2017-1

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STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
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€ 879 950,00
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Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Italy

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
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€ 631 987,29
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Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari

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Isole Sardegna Cagliari
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
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€ 352 687,50
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Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
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€ 321 625,00
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Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
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€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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€ 481 250,00
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Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
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€ 217 000,00
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Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari

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Isole Sardegna Sassari
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€ 0,00
PKE HOLDING AG
Austria
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€ 322 392,50
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Computerstrasse 6
1100 Wien

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Wien Wien
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€ 0,00
CA TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT SPAIN SA

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Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 103 736,73
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Plaza De La Pau Sn Wtc Alameda Park Edificio 2 Planta 4
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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€ 0,00
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CA TECHNOLOGY R&D LIMITED

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United Kingdom
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€ 6 473,90
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Riding Court Road Ditton Park
SL3 9LL Slough

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
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SOFTWARE COMPETENCE CENTER HAGENBERG GMBH
Austria
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€ 361 333,33
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Softwarepark 32 A
4232 Hagenberg

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Mühlviertel
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Research Organisations
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SANTER REPLY SPA
Italy
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€ 303 991,25
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Via Robert Koch 1/4
20152 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
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€ 838 675,00
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94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva

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SYSTHMATA YPOLOGISTIKIS ORASHS IRIDA LABS AE
Greece
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€ 357 500,00
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Magoula
26500 Rio

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

Yes
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Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
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PLURIBUS ONE SRL
Italy
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€ 250 000,00
Address
Via Vincenzo Bellini 9
09128 Cagliari

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

Yes
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Isole Sardegna Cagliari
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
MEDYMATCH TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
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€ 301 500,00
Address
Alon Yigal 76
6706701 Tel Aviv

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

Yes
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
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€ 246 312,50
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Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona

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