aerOS is an active member of the EUCloudEdgeIoT association utilizing the resources on the edge-to-cloud computing continuum for enabling applications in an effective manner while incorporating multiple services.
Data is the heart of an IoT system, and with the proliferation of IoT devices, more than 500 zettabytes of data will be generated by 2025. Edge computing techniques allow these data to be processed locally, reduce security risks by data transmission to the clouds, enable real-time analysis, and offer greater privacy – such as helping organisations to take safe and reliable decisions at the point of interest. The Edge Computing paradigm will spur the next wave of Innovation of decentralised intelligence by optimising operations in a broad section of industries like mobility, farming, home/buildings, energy, logistics and manufacturing, and by mastering increasing volumes of data in their green and digital transition. These trends call for a shift towards the technical and business convergence of the Cloud, Edge and IoT domains, paving the way to a computing continuum and embedding topics like cognitive cloud and open source, which require both research and application perspectives and a strong cooperation among the two. In this context, EUCloudEdgeIoT.eu aims to realise a pathway for the understanding and development of the CEI Continuum by promoting cooperation between a wide range of research projects, developers and suppliers, business users and potential adopters of this new technological paradigm. It will do so by contributing to the coordination of a portfolio of projects in the CEI Computing Continuum funded under the Meta-Operating Systems for the Next Generation IoT and Edge Computing and ensuring consistent exploitation of their outcomes to help regain European competitiveness in core internet infrastructures.The initiative was preliminarily presented at the IoT week in Dublin in June 2022. The ultimate goal is to support the definition of the large-scale pilots envisaged by the European Commission in line with the EU Data Strategy. Future calls and projects on similar topics awarded by the EU Commission as part of the 2023- 2024 workplan will also be included in the cluster of projects cooperating under the European Cloud, Edge & IoT Continuum.