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A Software Architecture for Extreme-ScaLe Big-Data AnalyticS in Fog CompuTIng ECosystems

Objective

Big data is nowadays being integrated in systems requiring to process a vast amount of information from (geographically) distributed data sources, while fulfilling the non-functional properties (real-time, energy-efficiency, communication quality and security) inherited from the domain in which analytics are applied. Examples include smart cities or smart manufacturing domains.
ELASTIC will develop a novel software architecture (SA) to help system designers to address this challenge. The SA will incorporate a novel elasticity concept to distribute and orchestrate the resources across the compute continuum (from edge to cloud) in an innovative fog computing environment. The new elasticity concept will enable to match analytics workload demands and fulfilling non-functional properties. The fog computing architecture will incorporate energy-efficient parallel architectures, combined with innovative distributed storage, secure communications and advanced cloud solutions. Overall, the SA will enable the combination of reactive data-in-motion and latent data-at-rest analytics into a single extreme-scale analytics solution, in which the analytics workloads will be efficiently distributed across the compute continuum based on their suitability and data processing needs.
The capabilities of ELASTIC will be demonstrated on a real smart-mobility use case, featuring a heavy sensor infrastructure to collect data across the Florence tramway network, equipped with advanced embedded architectures, heterogeneous sensors, V2I connectivity and access to cloud resources. Representative applications for advanced driving assistant systems, predictive maintenance and public/private transport interaction, have been selected to efficiently process very large heterogeneous data streams from distributed sensors.
ELASTIC technology will enable the development of innovative mobility services while preparing the technological background for the advent of full autonomous mobility systems.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development/software architecture
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 972 000

Participants (8)

IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 598 125
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino De Almeida 431
4200-072 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 750 000
Address
St Georges Court Winnington Avenue
CW8 4EE Northwich Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIXSQ SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 782 331,25
Address
Avenue De France 6
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 553 750
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 921 875
Address
Via Provinciale Lucchese 33
50019 Sesto Fiorentino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESTIONE ED ESERIZIO DEL SISTEMA TRANVIARIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 715 625
Address
Via Dell Unita D Italia 10
50018 Scandicci
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CITTA METROPOLITANA DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 875
Address
Via Cavour 1
50129 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)