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Self-adaptive embedded technologies for pervasive computing architectures

Objective

European citizens are now living in a world of "pervasive computing", where virtually every object has a processing power. Undoubtedly, computing devices are more ubiquitous and interconnected than ever, fulfilling the most varied tasks with little human help.

The size of these "pervasive computing" networks is significantly increasing, as well as the variety of the computing devices, both at chip (multicore and reconfigurable architectures) and system level (distributed processing). As their scope of application broadens, processing resources require greater flexibility and scalability to meet the various needs of users.

By the year 2020, embedded computing architectures as envisaged today will be far more complex, due mainly to the convergence of High Performance Computing and Embedded Computing technologies, the emergence of new hardware technologies and finally, the multiplication of heterogeneous computing devices.

The purpose of the AETHER project is to show that self-adaptive computing architectures can be a powerful approach to simultaneously addressing the major problems raised by pervasive computing. AETHER's main objectives are to study, evaluate and propose novel computing architectures responding to the most demanding embedded applications in the next 10+ years.

In particular, the AETHER project aims to tackle the issues related to the performance and technological scalability, increased complexity and programmability of future embedded computing architectures by introducing self-adaptive technologies in computing resources. The AETHER consortium will study and propose self-adaptive networked entities based on reconfigurable computing architectures, and study their impact at various levels of the computing chain such as operating environments, programming tools and application design. The potential benefits of the proposed approach will be assessed and validated with industrial partners on realistic application scenarios.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/digital electronics

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
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Participants (15)

ACIES SAS
France
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69002 Lyon
ATMEL HELLAS MULTIMEDIA & COMMUNICATION GROUP
Greece
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Patras Science Park, Stadiou Street, Platani Rio
26504 Patras
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
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3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions
Greece
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New Road Peania - Markopoulo 19,7 Km
19002 Peania
THALES
France
Address
45 Rue De Villiers
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
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College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield, Hertfordshire
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
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Via Lambertenghi 10 A
Lugano
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE SUD
France
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Rue De Saint-maude
56321 Lorient
UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
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Nice - Cedex 2
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
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Postbus 19268 Amsterdam
USTAV TEORIE INFORMACE A AUTOMATIZACE AVCR, V.V.I.
Czechia
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VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
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