3 November 2022
RAINBOW 8th Plenary Meeting
The 8th Plenary Meeting of the RAINBOW project took place on the 20th and 21st of October 2022. Following a hybrid approach, a team of partners met physically in Nicosia, Cyprus with others joining online. Representatives of the 15 members of the RAINBOW consortium discussed altogether progress and integration aspects towards the final release of RAINBOW’s Fog Computing platform. University of Cyprus hosted and organised the event, while the project coordinator, UBITECH Ltd, chaired the whole process during the 2-days meeting. During the meeting, RAINBOW partners had the chance to present the progress of their tasks, along with the challenges, potential opportunities and future plans related to their implementation.
The objectives achieved at the 8th Plenary Meeting include:
- Consortium-wide understanding of integration status, aspects and guidelines, the current development state of individual components, as well as a workplan towards the 3nd release of the RAINBOW platform
- Discussion on ideas regarding the technical demonstrations, the organization of the three RAINBOW pilots and other critical issues.
- Presentation of the current state of individual RAINBOW components and agreement on the integration aspects and guidelines under a roadmap following the 2nd release of the RAINBOW Fog Computing platform
- Elaboration of the impact assessment and the project management aspects.
- Planning of the final dissemination, exploitation and communication activities
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.