Ce topic appartient à l'appel HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Identifiant du topic: HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022-STREAM-A-01-05

Edge Computing Evolution

Type d'action : HORIZON JU Research and Innovation Actions
Nombre d'étapes : Single stage
Date d'ouverture : 18 janvier 2022
Date de clôture : 26 avril 2022 17:00
Budget : €6 000 000
Call : HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Call Identifier : HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Description :


  • A clear technological strategy for edge integration into a cloud continuum offering opportunities for European cloud/edge technology suppliers and supporting various edge/access integration scenarios, (e.g., NTN).
  • Edge architecture and technologies supporting most demanding applications and use cases such as high automation levels for autonomous driving, immersive applications such as digital twins, advanced XR/VR, hologram applications, requiring extremely low latencies and/or very high-capacity justifying edge processing and computing.
  • Open, secure, distributed, possibly decentralised, edge computing architectures and implementations optimally integrating heterogeneous communications and networking in edge computing for IoT, with a value chain perspective opening innovative IoT applications and control.


Please refer to the "Specific Challenges and Objectives" section for Stream A in the Work Programme, available under ‘Topic Conditions and Documents - Additional Documents’.


The work brings virtualization and disaggregation in different segments (home, edge, datacentre, NTN ground and on-board flying nodes), under the scope of multi-access edge computing concepts. The scope is to address functional placement and optimised computing distribution capabilities as a function of requirements emerging from ultra-low latency, ultra-high-capacity immersive applications. Additionally, it may include:

  • AI and distributed security to protect transmitted data at the edge computing servers based on ledger or other technologies may be considered.
  • The development of the data and control plane techniques required to realize such a multi-edge architecture.
  • New IoT device management techniques as needed to operate over distributed architectures for IoT systems based on an open device management ecosystem.
  • Novel programming models and engineering practices (e.g., split-computing), preferably applicable to open software environments, enabling the flexible distribution and migration of computation tasks, both horizontally among peer devices, and vertically along the IoT-edge-cloud continuum to enable economic sectors exploiting at the best the potential of the edge computing.
  • Optimal deployment of the required data plane paths and control plane elements across a set of distributed physical edge nodes.
  • Flexible hardware platforms, and/or programming abstractions (covering individual and aggregate resources) to achieve the benefits for agile, simplified yet automated composition and management of resources, possibly separated in “islands”.
  • Models for devices interacting with the physical world (sensors and actuators).
  • Demonstrate the provision of high-quality services (including reliable Operations Support System (OSS) mechanisms) while executing a very precise-latency or capacity control over massively distributed resources.
  • Provide the necessary openness for making edge computing a “service innovation platform” running their own vertical-centric functions with optimised slice distribution and management.

Related work includes data exploitation for easy generation of big data pipelines, supporting increasingly complex/intelligent data processing techniques. To explore the wealth of data expected in new services, the project will need to provide a common, standard dataspace, to be openly offered for future research activities and paving the way towards intelligent infrastructure and service management, including sustainability aspects.