Fluid Service Abstraction for Large-Scale Cloud IoT Systems


Networks and Distributed Systems (ND) research group, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
The ND research group has 4 full-time researchers and a number of part-time researchers from Simula Lab. There is also a varying number of post-doctoral fellows and PhD scholars at any time. ND is renowned for its leading research in middleware engineering, adaptive systems, distributed systems, IoT/WSNs programming and service distribution, and network and system security and robustness. The group has long experience in coordinating and participating EU projects, namely, EU FP6 QuA and MADAM on generic solutions to adaptation planning, FP7 MUSIC project for mobile adaptive systems, and H2020 NEAT project to tailor network services based on end-user application demands. ND has vast experience in development and integration of IT systems, including IoT technologies, and offers an open source software component model targeting resource constrained embedded systems. These perfectly match DILUTE with respect to the architecture and integration of smart devices to the cloud and fog platforms.

Distributed Systems Group (DSG), TU Wien (TUW),  Austria.
TUW, founded in 1815, finds high international and domestic recognition in teaching as well as in  research and is a highly esteemed partner of innovation-oriented enterprises. Within DSG of the Information  Systems Institute at TUW, around 30 researchers conduct teaching and research in distributed computing on  service-oriented computing, software architecture, context awareness, and Cloud computing. DSG has participated  in many EU projects such as, the European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems  “S-Cube”, “Celar” (Automatic, multi-grained elasticity-provisioning for the Cloud), “SIMPLI-CITY” (The  Road Information System of the Future), “COIN” (Collaboration and Interoperability for networked enterprises),  “INDENICA” (Engineering Virtual Domain-Specific Service Platforms), or “SH4ALL” (Smart Homes  for All), and has also coordinated a number of EU projects such as “inContext” (Interaction and context based  technologies for collaborative teams).

Networked Embedded Systems (NES) Group, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Sweden.
NES represents the forefront of European research on WSNs and IoT. its research mainly revolves around system aspects, including OS layers where the Contiki OS currently represents the reference sensor network operating system in Europe, and yet also spanning diverse topics ranging from high-level programming down to MAC protocols. Such technical solutions have found their way not only into open source prototypes in the context of several European projects but also into industrial products. This experience is complemented by a vast background of SICS researchers on specification languages, programming models, and real-world deployments, which includes an internationally recognized tutorials on IoT and sensor network programming and Contiki as well as award-winning real-world deployments.

PrismTech, France.
PrismTech is an SME acknowledged leader in performance critical middleware and related services. PrismTech products provide support for real-time situational awareness (including Big Data analytics), control and interoperability, through connectivity between: cloud services, IoT systems, enterprise applications, mobile devices and embedded systems. PrismTech’s Vortex technology helps system integrators, OEMs, device platform vendors and Cloud service providers deliver ’Smart’ solutions for many vertical markets, including: Healthcare, Energy, Transportation, Smart Cities and Industrial Automation.