New EU project for Infrachain: using blockchain to manage decentralized IoT systems
Infrachain announces its participation in the OASEES project. OASEES is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Programme and stands for Open autonomous programmable cloud apps & smart sensors.
The massive increase in device connectivity and generated data has resulted in the proliferation of intelligent processing services to create insights and exploit data in a multi-modal manner. Currently, the most powerful data processing operates in a centralized manner at the cloud. However, centralized processing and cloud hosting usually rely on single large entities to provide authentication, data storage, data processing, connectivity, and orchestration. This significantly limits the user from its data governance and even identity management.
OASEES addresses the shortfalls of traditional approaches via the use of blockchain and smart contracts. OASEES aims to create an open, decentralized, intelligent, programmable edge framework for swarm architectures and applications, leveraging the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) paradigm and integrating Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) processes for efficient decision-making. The
OASEES vision is to provide open tools and secure environments for swarm programming and orchestration for numerous fields in a completely decentralized manner.
OASEES will demonstrate its benefits through 6 use cases: e-health (remote monitoring), energy (operation and management of swarms of e-vehicles), drone swarm for area and infrastructure inspection, structural safety for building and critical infrastructure, collaborative robotic automation and wind energy.
OASEES is developed by a consortium of 21 members from 9 EU countries, including Infrachain. Infrachain has proposed scientific and operational topics related to blockchain, SSI and DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organisation) and is leading the design and definition of specifications for the Decentralized App (DApp) development for swarms. It is further contributing to OASEES’s DAO and smart contracts integration. Infrachain will be supported in the project by its members, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), and Compellio SA.
Dr. Adnan Imeri, Technical Lead of Infrachain, commented: ”OASEES is a great project to fully seize the potential of blockchain technology in conjunction with IoT, machine learning, and swarm intelligence. Thanks to DApps, DAOs, and smart contracts, the shortcomings of centralized solutions will be successfully tackled. Infrachain is proud to bring its expertise in decentralized environments to this prestigious project.”
The OASEES project was officially kicked-off in a meeting in Athens on 24th & 25th January 2023. The project duration is 36 months. The complete list of project partners is: National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” – NCSR (EL), imec (BE), TECNALIA (ES), Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (FR), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung (DE), Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica (IT), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EL), Robotnik Automation (ES), InQbit Innovations (RO), Infrachain (LU), Emotion (IT), ASM Terni (IT), Adrestia (EL), Senso Engineering (NL), Infili Technologies (EL), SCM Group (IT), Capgemini Engineering (ES), Space Hellas (EL), Helenic Telecommunications Organization (EL), Axon Logic (EL), Fondation Hopale (FR).
More information on the project is available at: https://oasees-project.eu
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