In this project we aim at investigating and experimenting with algorithmic and system solutions that efficiently allow the distribution of multi-agent network models for self-scaling and resilient Next Generation networks. This project will benefit from the collaboration between EU (Politecnico di Torino, POLITO)
and US (Saint Louis University, SLU) partners. POLITO will mainly contribute to the design and implementation of the required user interfaces, while SLU will offer its experience in NSF-funded large-scale testbeds such as Chameleon Cloud and GENI.
The vision of an augmented reality (AR) cloud is about an enhanced version of the real world extended by persistent, location-anchored digital objects. In this project, we adapt and advance various components of the Open Spatial Computing Platform (OSCP) to become deployable at multiple testbeds. We deploy the platform at the COSMOS 5G testbed and produce tutorials and best practices for building and using maps of spaces in AR cloud experiences. We create a new OSCP reference client in Unity and build representative demo applications that allow virtual objects to persist throughout space and time.
In this experiment, we demonstrated interoperability of experimental decentralized identity
infrastructures in the US and EU. On the US side, our partner Digital Bazaar has set up
infrastructure for issuing digital Permanent Resident Cards, as envisioned by the US
Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). In the
EU, we issued digital diplomas using the pre-production European Blockchain Service
Infrastructure (EBSI). In the experiment, we successfully showed how the US- and EU-issued
digital identity credentials can be exchanged between the two sides.
A secure bootstrapping is the foremost step for an IoT device to become part of a critical, heterogeneous network. A complete, advanced bootstrapping process can help to close the security loopholes and provide defence against the attacks. asvin has developed a secure bootstrapping process with integration of decentralized and distributed technologies, to uniquely identify an IoT device and perform required authentication and authorization.
The core goal of the project is to verify and validate the solution at large scale using high computing resources on Virtual Wall and Binding Research Infrastructures for the Deployment of Global Experimental Science (BRIDGES) testbeds, in close collaboration of asvin GmbH (EU) and East Carolina University (US). Additionally, the distinctive and complementary characteristics of both testbeds will be employed to optimize the efficiency of the solution by analysing the data generated by the experiment.
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.
CacheCash, the CDN technology that we were testing, and which is developed by our US partner at NYU, has the potential to change the nature of CDNs by involving the end-users themselves directly in serving content through machines that are under their control. It provides a service where interested users run caches and are incentivized to participate by receiving a cryptocurrency in exchange for serving content.