14 June 2022

Online workshop on “Edge Orchestration”

On Tuesday June 21, 2022 at 17:30 CEST, RAINBOW project is hosting an online workshop on “Edge Orchestration”.

Platforms for managing Cloud-only infrastructures, such as Kubernetes or OpenStack are well known. Recently various platforms for managing the Cloud-Edge continuum have started to emerge. Both, academia and industry, have presented innovative ideas for tackling the challenges of this domain over the past years.

This workshop presents platforms for managing Cloud-Edge infrastructures and applications deployed on them. We present an overview of the RAINBOW Platform to give the audience a taste of its innovations. Futurewei Technologies, USA will present the open-source Centaurus platform for building unified and highly scalable distributed cloud-edge systems. Additionally, the Polaris Framework designed for handling high-level SLOs and elasticity in both platforms will be showcased. Finally, a panel of distinguished experts from academia and industry will discuss current challenges in managing Cloud-Edge infrastructures and applications.

Workshop Agenda

17:30 – 17:40Opening & Welcome

Speakers: Prof. Schahram Dustdar (TU Wien)
17:40 – 18:00Session 1: RAINBOW Platform Overview

Speaker: Konstantinos Theodosiou (UBITECH Ltd)
18:00 – 18:20Session 2: Polaris Framework: Creating and enforcing complex Service Level Objectives

Speaker: Thomas Pusztai (TU Wien)
18:20 – 18:50Session 3: Demo: Creating an SLO and Elasticity Strategy with the Polaris CLI

Speaker: Thomas Pusztai (TU Wien)
18:50 – 19:00Comfort Break
19:00 – 19:20Session 4: Centaurus: An open-source platform for building unified and highly
scalable distributed cloud-edge systems

Speaker: Deepak Vij (Futurewei Technologies, Inc., USA)
19:20 – 19:50Session 5: Expert Panel Discussion: Managing Cloud-Edge infrastructures and applications

Experts: Prof. Weisong Shi (Wayne State University), Prof. George Pallis
(University of Cyprus), and Deepak Vij (Futurewei Technologies, Inc.)

Moderator: Thomas Pusztai (TU Wien)
19:50 – 20:00Closing

Participation is open but free registration is mandatory. Those interested can register via the link: https://forms.gle/jCMLr4Wmn8dVMvXs5


The vision of RAINBOW is to design and develop an open and trusted fog computing platform that facilitates the deployment and management of scalable, heterogeneous and secure IoT services and cross-cloud applications (i.e., microservices). RAINBOW falls within the bigger vision of delivering a platform enabling users to remotely control the infrastructure that is running, potentially, on hundreds of edge devices (e.g., wearables), thousands of fog nodes in a factory building or flying in the sky (e.g., drones), and millions of vehicles travelling in a certain area or across Europe. RAINBOW aspires to enable fog computing to reach its true potential by providing the deployment, orchestration, network fabric and data management for scalable and secure edge applications, addressing the need to timely process the ever-increasing amount of data continuously gathered from heterogeneous IoT devices and appliances. The developed solution will provide significant benefits for popular cloud platforms, fog middleware, and distributed data management engines, and will extend the open-source ecosystem by pushing intelligence to the network edge while also ensuring security and privacy primitives across the device-fog-cloud-application stack.

RAINBOW has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No. 871403.


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