The OASEES project was launched in January 2023. OASEES stands for Open autonomous programmable cloud apps & smart sensors.

The OASEES project will deliver a European, fully open-source, decentralized, and secure Swarm programmability framework for edge devices and leveraging various AI/ML accelerators (FPGAs, SNNs, Quantum) while supporting a privacy-preserving Object ID federation process.

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, which provides the ability to scale and allocate resources on demand and efficiently.

Centralized processing and cloud hosting, bound and limit their services and applications to operate in a resource restricted manner, relying usually on large single entities to provide, i) Authentication, ii) Data storage, iii) Data processing, iv) Connectivity, v) Vendor-locked environments for development and orchestration. This significantly limits the user from its data governance and even identity management. Similarly, existing solutions for edge device authentication require a centralized entity to trust them and authenticate them, rendering a non-portable identification paradigm.

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 the open tools and secure environments for swarm programming and orchestration for numerous fields, in a completely decentralized manner. An important aspect in this process is identification and identity management, in which OASEES targets the implementation of a portable and privacy preserving ID federation system, for edge devices and services, with full compliance and compatibility to GAIA-X federation and IDSA trust directives and specifications. This situation solidifies the need for an integrated enabler framework tailored to the edge’s extreme data processing demands, using different edge accelerators, i.e. GPU, NPU, SNN and Quantum.

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.