Decentralised technologies for orchestrated cloud-to-edge intelligence

DECENTER aims to realise a robust Fog Computing platform, covering the whole Cloud-to-Things Continuum, that will provide AI application-aware orchestration and provisioning of resources.

The project will enrich existing Cloud and IoT solutions with advanced capabilities to abstract features and process data closer to where it is produced. DECENTER will enable a collaborative environment in which multiple stakeholders (Cloud and IoT providers) can securely share resources, in dynamically created multi-cloud/edge, federated environments.

Cross-border infrastructure federation will be realized via Blockchain-based Smart Contracts defining customized Service Level Agreements, used to commit the execution of verified workloads across multiple, potentially remote, administrative domains. Through such novelties, DECENTER will unlock the potential of innovative decentralised AI algorithms and models, by deploying them across multiple tiers of the infrastructure and federated clouds.


Robotnik is a Use Case of the project where the DECENTER platform will be applied and demonstrated. Some RB-1 BASE robots from Robotnik will be used in a logistic scenario to move some racks from some place to another and with DECENTER platform the path planning operation and the computing resources used of these operations will be improved and optimized.

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