Scientific Large-scale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies - Preparatory Phase
Duration: 01/09/2022 – 31/12/2025 | Total Funding: € 2,999,591
The digital infrastructures research community continues to face numerous new challenges towards the design of the Next Generation Internet. This is an extremely complex ecosystem encompassing communication, networking, data-management and data-intelligence issues, supported by established and emerging technologies, such as IoT, 5/6G, and cloud-to-edge computing. Coupled with the enormous amount of data generated and exchanged over the network, this calls for incremental as well as radically new design paradigms. Experimentally-driven research is becoming worldwide a de-facto standard, which has to be supported by largescale research infrastructures to make results trusted, repeatable and accessible to the research communities.
SLICES-RI (Research Infrastructure), which was recently included in the 2021 ESFRI roadmap, aims to answer these problems by building a large infrastructure needed for the experimental research on various aspects of distributed computing, networking, IoT and 5/6G networks. It will provide the resources needed to continuously design, experiment, operate and automate the full lifecycle management of digital infrastructures, data, applications, and services.
Based on the two preceding projects within SLICES-RI, SLICES-DS (Design Study) and SLICES-SC (Starting Community), the SLICES-PP (Preparatory Phase) project will validate the requirements to engage into the implementation phase of the RI lifecycle. It will set the policies and decision processes for the governance of SLICES-RI: i.e., the legal and financial frameworks, the business model, the required human resource capacities and training programme. It will also settle the final technical architecture design for implementation. It will engage member states and stakeholders to secure commitment and funding needed for the platform to operate. It will position SLICES as an impactful instrument to support European advanced research, industrial competitiveness and societal impact in the digital era.
Role in the Project
eBOS will be actively involved in the interactions with the member states, as well as in the definition of the final technical design and components. Moreover, eBOS will contribute to the data management policy and FAIR principles adoption, as well as to the ethical oversight, management and privacy requirements.
Finally, eBOS will participate in the work under Communication and Dissemination activities to maximize the impact of the project.
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE FR Coordinator
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE FR Partner
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL Partner
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS EL Partner
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE IT Partner
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK PL Partner
MANDAT INTERNATIONAL ALIAS FONDATION POUR LA COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE CH Associated
IOT LAB CH Associated
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID ES Partner
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM BE Partner
UCLAN CYPRUS LIMITED CY Partner
EURECOM FR Partner
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET HU Partner
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L'INFORMATICA IT Partner
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI IT Partner
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG LU Partner
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN DE Partner
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA ES Partner
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN SE Partner
OULUN YLIOPISTO FI Partner
SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS NO Partner
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS FR Partner
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM France Partner
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE CH Associated
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101079774