Distributed Artificial Intelligence-driven open and programmable architecture for 6G networks

Duration: 1/1/2023 – 31/12/2025   |   Total Funding: € 6,385,438


ADROIT6G’s overall project goal is to provide revolutionary research foundations for low Technology Readiness Level technology advancements in preparation for the upcoming 6G network architectures. In particular, to evolve the existing service-based architectures of 5G mobile networks, and design, implement and validate a fundamentally new approach for a future-proof, cognitive, next-generation 6G architecture by adopting a fully distributed Artificial Intelligence-driven dynamic paradigm, with functional elements automatically deployed on-demand as virtual functions in cloud-native environments, across the far-edge, edge and cloud domains, operated by different stakeholders. This will ultimately lead to improved performance, a higher level of control, increased transparency in interactions with digital services, support of future-looking applications and social acceptance.

Project Objectives


Design and implement an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based 6G system architecture


Create an AI driven Management & Orchestration for 6G Networks


Architect a distributed and secure CrowdSourcing AI


Develop energy-aware models for multimodal Representation Learning


Evolve the cellular infrastructure towards deep-edge in communication and computation functions


Enable Non-Terrestrial Networks connectivity for highly reliable Industrial Internet of Things Services


Demonstrate the use of decentralized AI for Device-to-Device communications


Support data plane acceleration


Demonstrate the value of 6G through relevant Proofs of Concepts


Maximize the project’s impact


Provide rationalized contributions to emerging standards and relevant communities


Contribute to the establishment of a globally accepted set of Key societal Value Indicators (KVIs) and KPIs

Role in the Project

eBOS technical role in ADROIT6G is to provide and evolve their 5G IoT test bed facility and expertise to facilitate the testing and validation of the extreme 6G use cases in the PoCs, in small-scale lab environments.

eBOS will also leverage their AI/ML expertise to co-design, develop and integrate the BDIx agents that reside on mobile devices with AI/ML capabilities, as well as the interfaces to interact with Internet of Things platforms and far edge resources.

In addition, eBOS leads the Quality Assurance and Risk Management, ensuring the quality of the project’s outputs and deliverables including the management of the project’s risks and relevant mitigation measures. eBOS also leads the Dissemination & Communication activities. Apart from designing and maintaining the project’s website, eBOS will leverage its wide experience in the market, to contribute to the elaboration of ADROIT’s exploitation and sustainability plans and widely disseminate the project’s results to key associations and technology clusters through its membership (e.g., 6G-IA, SNS JU, AIOTI, BDVA/DAIRO, NGI, NESSI, NetWorldEurope). From the exploitation side, eBOS expects to advance knowledge and reinforce understanding in 6G architectures, extend the functionality of their 5G Internet of Things testbed to support novel 6G features and extend the company’s R&D activities.

ADROIT6G project has received funding from the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) under the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grand Agreement No 101095363.