Monday, 19 June from 10.45 to 18.30

SLICES Seminar

by SLICES SC/PP/RI Projects
This seminar will introduce SLICES – a flexible platform designed to support large-scale, experimental research focused on networking protocols, radio technologies, services, data collection, parallel and distributed computing and in particular cloud and edge-based computing architectures and services. Through a series of presentations, this seminar will answer multiple questions, including:
• How to access to the largest European research infrastructure for your research?
• How researchers can join and take part in research cooperation?
• How to reinforce collaboration at the national and European level through the SLICES initiative?
• What are the different ways, including standardization, to address the challenges of connecting and integrating different nodes in Europe.
The seminar will be divided in 4 sessions
1. Future Research Infrastructures for ICT and Digital Transformation
2. Making Research Infrastructures Interoperable
3. Making Research Compliant
4. International Cooperation in Research Infrastructures


Tuesday, 20 June

10:45 – 12:00

Sustainable energy, a practical use case for scaling IoT to a high frequency energy cloud

by AMIS / Mediaan Conclusion
We want to demonstrate our experience in large scale usage of IoT supporting the energy transition at the largest energy company in The Netherlands adding 50.000 energy devices to a high frequency energy grid and steering the energy network within seconds and being able to reduce the carbon footprint, increase the percentage of sustainable energy. We connected district heating systems, solar parks, wind turbines, sub stations, heat pumps, electrical boilers and batteries to this large scale energy grid. This enabled us to seer the energy network more accurately, switch between energy modalities and increase sustainability. Next to this the network is also used for asset monitoring, maintenance and optimization. This system can be the foundation for an energy cloud system on European scale and we would like to discuss possibilities and interest from other utility companies, investors and local governments on this solution.

14:00 – 17.00


by Universidad de Murcia
Nowadays, internet and a recent connectivity leap are shaping every aspect of our lives, becoming more intelligent and connected. As IoT evolves, it changes how we interact with the internet. The enormous penetration of IoT into our day-to-day life has created a huge attack surface that includes high security and privacy risks’ consideration. The IoT ecosystem integrates, today, a broad set of technologies leading profound transformation across a variety of sectors. IoT, alongside AI, Data Spaces and Blockchain, is pushing the boundaries of existing identity, trust and security aspects and brings the need for a new vision and way forward that will shape Europe’s digital future while support recent efforts on the Cybersecurity Act, along with GDPR and the NIS directive, conforming the three main pillars of the EU perspective on cybersecurity.
This workshop will showcase how Europe’s Research and Innovation community is addressing the issues of identity, trust, security, and privacy for IoT devices and network systems. The way we address these aspects will impact Europe’s collective resilience against cyber threats so that citizens and businesses can fully benefit from trustworthy and reliable services and digital tools. The workshop is organised by ERATOSTHENES project as part of its 2nd formal workshop and its primal focus is on the presentation of recent technologies and outcomes as well as identification of synergies between the projects.

17:15 – 18:30


‘Smart Communities’ concept is the cornerstone to achieving the European green and digital transformation for a smart tomorrow. AURORAL focuses on increasing connectivity and delivering a digital environment of smart objects interoperable services platforms able to trigger dynamic rural ecosystems of innovation chains, applications and services.
This session will introduce the IoT innovation opened by Alentejo Protocol that welcomes a definition of Smart Communities built on a multi-disciplinary and human-centred approach that fosters personal development, participation, and a sense of belonging to European society. Speakers will debate the opportunities for IoT innovation and AURORAL middleware (tools for users).
The objective of the workshop is to Introduce “Semantic Interoperability as a Service” to enhance the interoperability of smart objects and service platforms, by facilitating the share and usage of data while assuring it’s security. The workshop will showcase the new challenges for increasing connectivity and delivering a digital environment of smart objects and interoperable service platforms that are able to contribute to increase economic growth, to create employment in rural areas and to tackle significant societal challenges.

17:15 – 18:30

II Workshop of the ASSIST-IoT approach to NGIoT architecture design and implementation

by Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
“ASSIST-IoT is an EU funded research project aiming to design, implement and validate a multi-plane (semi-)autonomous edge-cloud reference architecture, to assist human-centric applications in multiple sectors. This architecture consists of horizontal planes, which include device, network, data and application-related functionalities to support Next-Generation IoT (NGIoT) paradigm, and vertical ones, which address all-encompassing concerns, properties and transversal functionalities such as security, interoperability or manageability, among others.
Some experts of the project will present relevant outcomes of ASSIST-IoT, namely: features of the solution for multi-cluster orchestration of enablers in distributed computing continuum, following Cloud-Native principles and container orchestration technologies; making use of DLT for improving the security and trustworthiness in NGIoT ecosystems; design and implementation of a Federated Learning (FL) suite developed in the project for ensuring data privacy and network minimisation on IoT environments.
Besides, the HE project aerOS will present its synergies with the developments of ASSIST-IoT. aerOS aims to design and build a virtualised, platform-agnostic meta operating system for the IoT edge-cloud continuum bringing together concepts such as XAI, FL, multi-cluster management, 5G&6G advances and distributed, decentralized multiplane analytics. Presentations:
• Introduction of ASSIST-IoT as reference architecture for the NGIoT
• Smart orchestrator features for deploying enablers in multi-cluster distributed environments
• Enhancing security of IoT infrastructures using Distributed Ledger Technologies
• Federated learning in Internet of Things environment
• aerOS project: objectives and synergies with ASSIST-IoT


Wednesday, 21 June

9:00 – 10:15

Structuring the GIDS

by Dr. Peter Wittenburg from the FDOF
It is obvious that currently a huge number of “data spaces” are emerging bottom-up leading to a extensive heterogeneity and fragmentation. At a certain moment we need to turn the game and bring in top-down considerations and pressure from funders and organisations. This process could be seen in any kind of large infrastructure and will repeat in GIDS. The following questions should be addressed:
• which process do we need to turn to global agreements and how far are we?
• which kind of specifications are allowed to come with top-down momentum?
• primarily the GIDS will exist of a huge base of metadata, how do we want to organise this space, what kind of metadata is required, etc.?
• how can we create a layer of brokers that will use this gigantic space to offer smart services? are we ready to support such brokers from provider side? are we ready to support such brokers from user side?
• crowd sourcing has huge capabilities and is hidden in many current services (car drivers act as crowd providers by offering much date, yet the data is hidden behind walls) – how can we integrate these data into GIDS?

9:00 – 10:15

TERMINET H2020 – NextGen IoT Architectures Workshop

by Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
The aim of the workshop is to gather H2020 ICT-56 funded projects and other relevant ones and have a fruitful discussion on Next Generation IoT architectures. Projects will be invited to give a short presentation on their view and achievements, followed by a round table discussion where also attendees will be able to ask questions. 4-6 projects are expected to participate, giving a wide range of technologies and approaches to NextGen IoT. The workshop is expected to contribute to synergies between the projects, and novel ideas to emerge from the discussions.

10:45 – 12:00

The emergence of the Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum: Tech advances and market opportunities Project: EU Cloud-Edge-IoT (UNLOCK-CEI)

by IDC
With increasing computing and processing needs, edge computing will join cloud computing as the next important part of digital infrastructures and the convergence of Cloud and Edge will serve as an enabler of future developments. This convergence of the Cloud and IoT within a computing continuum results from the changing technological landscape. Recent advances have seen the development of more intelligence devices, capable of applying on-device processing combined with the production of federated AI architectures across devices. This is combined with intelligent and programmable networks, development of cognitive cloud systems and advances in orchestration across different cloud environments which has resulted in the device to cloud continuum.
However, the industrial stakeholders are still struggling to adapt to a multi-cloud infrastructure environment and to deal with the paradigm change created by a Cloud-Edge-IoT (CEI) scenario.
In order to accelerate and facilitate the adoption of IoT use-cases in the computing continuum of cloud-to edge, it is crucial to have a clear and realistic view of the actual and potential demand for CEI and their adoption status. Moreover, it is also crucial to establish the dialogue between the demand side and supply side in order to fill the gap and support both sides.
The proposed session aims at establishing a dialogue between the demand and supply side of the Cloud-Edge-IoT value chain to:
• Bring the different stakeholders of CEI ecosystem together to discuss the drivers and barriers
• Discuss the promising use-cases from both sides to highlight the synergies and gaps
• Understand the challenges and possible ways to address them

14:00 – 15:15

Importance of Digital Rights – Smart Docklands

by Smart Docklands
The goal of this session will be to showcase the importance of digital rights, particularly in relation to the provision of digital services within cities. Participants will gain an understanding of the opportunities and risks driven by technology and the need to place transparency, community participation and accountability at the forefront. Drawing on practical examples, this session will highlight the role city governments play in the lives of citizens by providing trustworthy and secure digital services.
This interactive session will allow participants to critically evaluate the harnessing of new technologies in the public realm. The 75-minute session will challenge those present to assess their own role in the provision of emerging technologies and empower them to affect change positively in their respective roles. A number of additional objectives include:
Highlighting the importance of equitable access to affordable digital services
Articulating plans for improved open and ethical digital service standards
Increasing the incorporation of human rights principles such as privacy, security, freedom of expression, and democracy by design in a digital environment
This workshop builds upon our existing partnership with the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights and UN-Habitat as part of the Digital Rights Governance Framework. Representing Dublin as one of the four partner cities, this workshop is a result of a targeted project, incorporating expertise from the UN and their associates. This workshop has already sought to upskill and raise awareness of the importance of digital rights across multiple audiences, including: local communities; young people; and local authority staff.