EuCloudEdgeIoT News Digest #16

The latest EuCloudEdgeIoT news digest is now available!

Access it and learn all about the latest activities around IoT and cloud continuum projects. Find it online here: https://preview.mailerlite.io/preview/185345/emails/122742048668255441

aerOS 8th Plenary Meeting

The 8th aerOS Plenary Meeting took place on 18 – 20 of June. The sessions were filled with enriching discussions on project tasks, engaging presentations on task issues, parallel technical meetings, and strategic planning for our next milestones. Our project manager shared administrative details, setting the stage for future initiatives. Participants also had the chance to visit our Pilot 2 premises, with special thanks to CloudFerro S.A. for hosting us. A big thank you to all participants and speakers for their incredible insights. We’re excited about what’s next for aerOS!

EMPOWERING 6G NETWORKS: FIRST WORKSHOP ON ADVANCEMENTS IN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES, ADAPTIVE FRAMEWORKS AND GLOBAL ARCHITECTURAL EVOLUTION (ATHENA 2024)

The IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) 2024 invites researchers, practitioners, and industry experts to submit their original contributions to the workshop titled “Empowering 6G Networks: Workshop on Advancements in Research Infrastructures, Adaptive Frameworks, and Global Architectural Evolution.”

Workshop Scope:

The “Empowering 6G Networks” workshop, to be held at IEEE CAMAD 2024, is dedicated to exploring the vast potential of 6G technology and its impact on the future of communication. This workshop aims to serve as a crucible for innovative ideas, research findings, and discussions that will shape the trajectory of 6G development. The scope of this workshop encompasses a broad spectrum of topics, each pivotal to the realization of 6G’s promise.

At the core of the workshop’s scope is the advancement of research infrastructures. This includes the development of testbeds and simulation environments that mirror the complexity of real-world 6G scenarios. Such infrastructures are essential for validating the theoretical models and practical applications that will underpin 6G networks. They also provide a foundation for cross-disciplinary collaboration, bringing together experts in telecommunications, computer science, electrical engineering, and other fields to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Adaptive frameworks are another critical aspect of the workshop’s focus. As 6G networks will need to be inherently flexible to accommodate a wide range of applications and services, these frameworks will explore how networks can self-organize, heal, and optimize themselves in response to dynamic conditions. This includes the use of AI and machine learning to predict and respond to network demands, as well as the development of algorithms that can dynamically allocate resources in real-time.

The global architectural evolution of networks is also a central theme. The workshop will delve into how 6G networks can be architected to ensure seamless global connectivity, supporting the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous systems, and smart cities. Discussions will cover the integration of terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks, the role of edge computing in reducing latency, and the use of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies to secure and manage network transactions.

Topics of Interest:

The “Empowering 6G Networks” workshop will focus on the latest advancements in 6G network research infrastructures, adaptive frameworks, and the evolution of global network architecture. This workshop will serve as a platform for discussing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the journey towards realizing the full potential of 6G networks.

Submission Guidelines:

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has not been previously published. Submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE conference template and submitted through the EDAS submission portal. Detailed instructions and submission deadlines will be provided on the IEEE CAMAD 2024 website.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 30/6/2024
  • Acceptance Notification: 15/7/2024
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 22/7/2024

Find more information here: https://camad2024.ieee-camad.org/empowering-6g-networks-first-workshop-advancements-research-infrastructures-adaptive-frameworks-and

aerOS at EuCNC & 6G Summit 2024

aerOS project was represented at EuCNC & 6G Summit 2024 by INFOLYSiS and Demokritos teams.

“A Proof of Concept Implementation of an AI-assisted User-Centric 6G Network”. Our partners were eager to share our latest advancements and collaborate with industry experts to shape the future of communications. The aerOS paper entitled “A Proof of Concept Implementation of an AI-assisted User-Centric 6G Network” was also presented in the context of the event.

The 2024 EuCNC & 6G Summit built on putting together two successful conferences in the area of telecommunications: EuCNC (European Conference on Networks and Communications), supported by the European Commission, and the 6G Summit, originated from the 6G Flagship programme in Finland, one of the very first in its area. The conference was sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP), and focuses on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, including experimentation and testbeds, and applications and services. It brought together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses, globally attracting in the last years more than 900 delegates from more than 40 countries all over the world, to present and discuss the latest results, and an exhibition with more than 50 exhibitors, for demonstrating the technology developed in the area, namely within research projects from EU R&I programmes.

“Meta Operating Systems: Innovating the CEI landscape”

The video from the aerOS co-organised “Meta Operating Systems: Innovating the CEI landscape” is now available.

You may find it online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sem23UdZD3A&t=1s

“Real-time Container Orchestration based on Time utility Functions” paper presentation

Stefan Walser from TTTech Computertechnik AG, presented the paper “Real-time Container Orchestration based on Time utility Functions” at 2024 IEEE WFCS in Toulouse. WFCS is the largest IEEE conference especially dedicated to communications for (industrial) automation systems. Its main aim is to provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to review and discuss most recent trends in the area and share innovative research directions.
https://wfcs24.inviteo.fr/

EUCloudEdgeIoT’s Open Continuum CSA Conference

Don’t miss out! The concluding conference of the EUCloudEdgeIoT’s Open Continuum CSA! 🌟
After two years of teamwork and creativity, and the successful hosting of last year’s Consultation and Concertation on Computing Continuum, the Open Continuum consortium eagerly anticipates gathering our EUCloudEdgeIoT Community to celebrate our shared accomplishments.
This event will unite over 50 Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs) along with several Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) for a day of introspection, motivation, and networking.
Stay tuned for further information on the schedule and registration! https://eucloudedgeiot.eu/ Meanwhile, mark your calendars and set aside June 18th for this significant occasion.
We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels!

“Meta Operating Systems for The Edge Continuum: Current Status, Trends, and Challenges” Panel Discussion

Vasilis Pitsilis represented aerOS Project at the Panel Discussion “Meta Operating Systems for The Edge Continuum: Current Status, Trends, and Challenges” for MetaOS EU-funded projects with the following participants: , Fulvio Risso (FLUIDOS project), Panagiotis Trakadas (EU Project ICOS), Yiannis Verginadis (NebulOuS), Terpsi Velivassaki (NEMO PROJECT) and Anastasios Zafeiropoulos (NEPHELE). The panel discuccion took place in the context of 1st International Workshop on MetaOS for the Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum (MECC 2024) on April 22nd 2024.

Meta OS Workshop: Ideas and Strategies for the Future of the Computing Continuum

The MetaOS workshop explored strategies for the future of computing continuum, focusing on the convergence of cloud, edge, and IoT technologies in the European context. It  delved into the challenges and opportunities presented by this convergence, aiming to develop innovative solutions and frameworks for optimizing performance, security, and scalability across the computing continuum.
Find more information here: https://eucloudedgeiot.eu/metaos-workshop-strategies-future-computing-continuum/

“How many FIDO protocols are needed? Analysing the technology,security and compliance” Journal Paper

The aerOS journal paper entitled “How many FIDO protocols are needed? Analysing the technology,security and compliance” is  now available. The paper was submitted by InQBit team.
To overcome the security vulnerabilities caused by weak passwords, thus bridge the gap between user friendly interfaces and advanced security features, the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) alliance defined a number of authentication protocols. The existing literature leverages all versions of the FIDO protocols, without indicating the reasons behind the choice of each individual FIDO protocol (i.e., U2F, UAF, FIDO2). Inevitably, the question ”which protocol is more suitable per case” becomes significant. To provide an answer to the previous question, this paper performs a thorough comparative analysis on the different protocol specifications and their technological and market support, to identify whether any protocol has become obsolete. To reach to a conclusion, the proposed approach i) explores the existing literature, ii) analyses the specifications released by the FIDO Alliance, elaborating on the security characteristics, iii) inspects the technical adoption by the industry and iv) investigates the compliance of the FIDO with standards, regulations and other identity verification protocols. Our results indicate that FIDO2 is the most widely adopted solution; however, U2F remains supported by numerous web services as a two-factor authentication (2FA) choice, while UAF continues to be utilized in mobile clients seeking to offer the Transaction Confirmation feature.

Find out more about the paper here: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3654661