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Towards an Open, Secure, Decentralized and Coordinated Fog-to-Cloud Management Ecosystem

Objective

Fog computing brings cloud computing capabilities closer to the end-device and users, while enabling location-dependent resource allocation, low latency services, and extending significantly the IoT services portfolio as well as market and business opportunities in the cloud sector. With the number of devices exponentially growing globally, new cloud and fog models are expected to emerge, paving the way for shared, collaborative, extensible mobile, volatile and dynamic compute, storage and network infrastructure. When put together, cloud and fog computing create a new stack of resources, which we refer to as Fog-to-Cloud (F2C), creating the need for a new, open and coordinated management ecosystem. The mF2C proposal sets the goal of designing an open, secure, decentralized, multi-stakeholder management framework, including novel programming models, privacy and security, data storage techniques, service creation, brokerage solutions, SLA policies, and resource orchestration methods. The proposed framework is expected to set the foundations for a novel distributed system architecture, developing a proof-of-concept system and platform, to be tested and validated in real-world use cases, as envisioned by the industrial partners in the consortium with significant interest in rapid innovation in the cloud computing sector.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 575 000

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 539 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 500
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 685 000
Address
Collinstown Industrial Park
W23 Leixlip
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 451 250
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
WORLDSENSING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 310 020
Address
Office A Signal Court,old Station Way
OX29 4TL Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 418 125
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIXSQ SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 36 750
Address
Avenue De France 6
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TISCALI ITALIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strada Statale 195 Km
09100 Cagliari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 521 412,50
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENGINEERING SARDEGNA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 505 750
Address
Via Santa Gilla - Piazza L'unione Sarda - Edificio F, 2° Piano
09122 Cagliari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 480
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)