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Foundations of Adaptive Networked Societies of Tiny Artefacts

Foundations of Adaptive Networked Societies of Tiny Artefacts

Objective

In the near future, it is reasonable to expect that new types of systems will appear, designed or emerged, of massive scale, expansive and permeating their environment, of very heterogeneous nature, and operating in a constantly changing networked environment. We expect that most such systems will have the form of a large society of networked artifacts that are small, have limited sensing, signal processing, and communication capabilities, and are usually of limited energy. Yet by cooperation, they will be organized in large societies to accomplish tasks that are difficult or beyond the capabilities of todays conventional centralized systems. The scale and nature of these systems requires naturally that they are pervasive and are expected to operate beyond the complete understanding and control of their designers, developers, and users. These systems or societies should have particular ways to achieve an appropriate level of organization and integration that is achieved seamlessly and with appropriate levels of flexibility.
The aim of this project is to establish the foundations of adaptive networked societies of small or tiny heterogeneous artifacts. We indent to develop an understanding of such societies that will enable us to establish their fundamental properties and laws, as well as, their inherent trade-offs. We will approach our goal by working on a usable quantitative theory of networked adaptation based on rigorous and measurable gains. We also indent to apply our models, methods, and results to the scrutiny of large scale simulations and experiments, from which we expect to obtain valuable feedback. The foundational results and the feedback from simulations and experiments will form a unifying framework for adaptive nets of artifacts that hopefully will enable us to come up with a coherent working set of design rules for such systems. In a nutshell, we will work towards a science of adaptive organization of pervasive networks of small or tiny artifacts.
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Coordinator

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Address

N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 335 000

Administrative Contact

Eleni Anisiou (Ms)

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

UNIVERSITAT ZU LUBECK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215270

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 093 737

  • EU contribution

    € 2 350 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Greece