The vision of the project is to develop a federation and control plane framework for OpenIreland that is compatible with COSMOS, so that users can easily move from one testbed to the other. COSMOS has already developed some of these tools, which will be transferred by our team to OpenIreland. This project will enable European researchers to better interface with the international collaboration capabilities of COSMOS, under development in the COSMIC project. Two experiment were designed to showcase this possibility and to provide a user guide for other future experimenters.
This project will experiment with innovative NGI technologiesand developa new business process in data sharingto decentralizedata governance furtherand enhance trust to all participants. Use caseswill be designed and testedwith EU-EU partners.The mainactors are, DjustConnect,which deliversdata sharing services in the AgriFood industry, ChangeTheBlock,which providessmart contracts services using blockchain technologyandIdPlizz, which provides AI technology biometric recognition services. Dataconsumers (receive data from an API) and providers (exposedata using an API)will negotiate on API prices using assessed base prices and establish verified agreementson API usageduring the project
More than 6 billion new ICT goods are sold annually worldwide. We cannot afford by 2030the current growth of ICT devices. Decarbonisation is a must to tackle the environmentalcrisis and comply with the 1.5°C global warming objective described by the IPCC SpecialReport (Paris Agreement).Therefore, we need to create effective market ecosystems capable of reusing ICT devices,extending their lifespan for new uses, instead of always manufacturing new ones, throughreuse, repair, and ensure final recycling in a sustainable way.Our NGI eReuse-Ledger testbed is a permissioned distributed ledger to experiment aboutdevice traceability.
Food Data Market (FDM) is an inclusive marketplace fostering new economic models for sustainable food supply chains by allowing farmers and food companies to keep control of their data and offer it for purchase. It makes use of essential benefits from distributed ledger technologies (trust, neutrality, inclusiveness) while maintaining the crucial benefits of participants intact by employing privacy-by-design approach thus allowing farmers as well as cooperatives to regain control of their data, give it a price tag, and sell it to interested partners in the supply chain.
Organizing objects or channels by teams is a common feature of workstream collaboration platforms. Rocket.Chat is a market leading and feature rich open source messenger. It offers various ways to cluster teams, such as federation between instances, grouping users in departments through omnichannel or tagging channels using the API. Within this experiment we will be testing in close cooperation with the Rocket.Chat development and UX team various interfaces for assigning chat groups to teams. Special attention is given to nextcloud and identity management systems such as keycloak to map existing organisational groups like departments to teams in Rocket.Chat. One of the goals is to open additional opportunities for the dissemination of open source stacks in organisations and enterprise deployments.
Much has been made for the potential for blockchain technologies to improve the security, scalability, and economics of distributed data delivery. The CacheCash experiment proposes to understand the real-world feasibility of such technologies by deploying a cutting edge blockchain-based content distribution network (CDN) to distribute open source software to real world users. In this way, we will be able to evaluate the strengths of such approaches, the weaknesses, and to identify research challenges that must be tackled to allow these technologies to become widespread.
Multi-Carrier Cellular Access (MCCA) providerssuch as GoogleFi irruptedrecentlyin the mobile Internet access market claiming to offer enhanced performance at reduced prices. MCCAproviders dynamically attach to different carriers based on real time measurements of performance.The goal of the project is to do an experimental comparativestudy ofthe performance of these emerging MCCAproviders and the incumbent cellular providerswith a specialfocus on the performance while roaming.The proposed methodology is to acquire MCCAservices and traditional mobile services in the US and experimentallycompare theirperformance bothat home (US) and while roaming (EU).
The SCN4NDN project will experiment with the merger of two promising NGI technologies: Information-Centric Networking (ICN) and Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) ICN has been on the spotlight of many research efforts for more than a decade. It has been explored as a standalone future Internet architecture, as well as an enabler for other NGI architectures, including 5G, IoT, and architectures focused on big dataand/orcyber security. ICN’s goal is to enable fast and secure content dissemination by leveraging direct and intrinsic information identification; this allows supporting multicast, multipath, and caching, as well as novel trust mechanisms.
Peer-to-Peer Responsibility to Protect (P2PR2P) is a software developed by Danaides, which provides a peer-to-peer (P2P) platform based on integrity that allows for responsible and accountable common-pool-resources governance for humanitarian and human rights collective action. P2PR2P features are validated by the GENI and FABRIC proving grounds to keep security and privacy and decentralized data governance. This system has an impact on four different field: data protection and ownership through privacy features; system accountability and impact evaluation by means of audit trail implying DLT technology; thanks to the use of gamification P2P technology helps trust and autonomy; user-driven KPI.
Scientific research generates a vast amount of data, which pose incredible challenges to be processed. For this reason, an experimental use of CloudBank is implemented in Europe by CERN and the University California San Diego (UCSD). CloudBank provides a set of managed services to access public cloud for research, supporting specialised cost management and optimisation. The European NGI experiment is deploying cloud resources and a collection of Machine Learning and HPCaaS use-cases as part of the Large Hadron Collider's scientific program. The aim is to decide whether CloudBank can be effectively used by Europe's global research communities by addressing technological, financial, and legal challenges.