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Towards deployment of Cloud-Edge-IoT solutions across the computing continuum from market pathways to large scale pilots

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Purpose & Scope of the Event:

To realise the green and digital transition, Europe needs to step up its investments in IoT and connectivity, facilitate data access and data services across key industrial sectors like automotive, energy, buildings, agriculture etc., in particular invest in energy-efficient edge nodes and increase the capacity of its data infrastructure at cloud and at edge level. IoT and edge computing will play a significant role in the future of our businesses, economy and society, especially while keeping data at the edge and taking decisions at a local level. This gives us an advantage in global emergencies like the energy crisis, or natural disasters caused by climate change. Creating this CEI environment—a computing continuum of data collection, storage and processing from edge to cloud—will be an essential component of a globally competitive, secure and dynamic data-agile economy in Europe. Europe has the opportunity to shape this technological paradigm and creates its role as a key player in the worldwide CEI ecosystem and further progress towards digital autonomy and economic resiliency.

To seize the opportunity, it is crucial to tackle central open points for the edge paradigm shift. While, on one hand, collaborative work is needed in terms of a common CEI reference architecture, identification of relevant open-source building blocks and common use of an edge taxonomy, there is also the crucial need to fully understand the needs and requirements of European industrial adopters, the evolution of a European CEI ecosystem and industrial market trends to ensure the alignment of technological solutions with the economic opportunities. The formation of an integrated European CEI value chain where there is an established dialogue among the key stakeholders (technology providers, infrastructure providers, system integrators, end-users, etc.) is an important step to facilitate this edge paradigm shift. This should be aligned with advancements in Europe in terms of design principles for Data Spaces, legal data frameworks such as AI act, Digital Governance Act and/or the Data act, and strategic initiatives such as Chips JU (including KDT and EPOSS).

The event is meant to dive into sectoral applications and use cases which have been showcased by industrial partners in the CEI cluster, highlight industrial success stories originated from the Meta-OS projects, which are well embedded into the final project results, the value chain analysis behind key edge application and services and impact assessment made., which is impact and synergistic efforts as well as the success stories of Meta-OS projects paving the way towards Large scale pilots supported under the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2024. The event is an ancillary initiative to the AIOTI days on 24th and 25th September 2024.

Who should attend?

Cloud, Edge, IoT Experts, Companies, SMEs and other industry players involved either in the Cloud, Edge, IoT domains or related topics including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Interoperability, ICT security, connectivity, open source and ICT standardisation, Research Projects involved in ICT, Meta-Operating Systems, Cognitive Cloud, Swarm Computing, Software Research and more.

Main pointers for the Target Audience /Participants

  • Listen to Policy Makers/ Funding Agencies & their priorities and expectations towards delivering the European Strategy for data and leading computing technologies;
  • Learn about Markey dynamics and pathways for CEI in Europe;
  • Gain insights from EU strategic initiatives on data and computing technologies in the coming years;
  • Discover industrial best practices /use cases who are working on gaps in the main industrial sectors and where European companies are playing a significant role;
  • Showcase success stories of Meta-OS use-cases

Be sure to join us (limited seats available)!


The draft agenda is structured as follows:

13:30 – 14:00 Registration & Networking coffee 

14:00- 14:15 High-Level policy Welcome, EC DG Connect  

Session 1: Results and impact demand side 

  • 14:15- 14:30 UNLOCK-CEI overview and its role in the EUCEI ecosystem IDC
  • 14:30 – 14:40 CEI Industry insights and market trends IDC
  • 14:40 – 14:50 CEI Value chain dynamics VDI
  • 14:50 – 15:00 CEI Market pathways and insights EGI
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Panel discussion: Reflections on Market insights and industrial practices
    Panellists: EGI, VDI, IDC, 2 industrial stakeholders (TBD) 

15:30 – 16:00 Networking break 

Session 2: Supply-demand dialogue 

  • 16:00 – 16:10 MetaOS ecosystem overview and engagement actions BLU
  • 16:10 –  16:40 Presentation of MetaOS success stories (TBD from AerOS, FLUIDOS, ICOS, NEMO, NEPHELE, NebulOuS (7 min each)
  • 16:40 – 17:10 Panel discussion with MetaOS projects and industrial speakers

Session 3: UNLOCK-CEI collaborative efforts and legacy 

  • 17:10-17:20 Presentations from 1 strategic initiative (to be selected from panellist of this session)
  • 17:20 – 17:50 Panel discussion on joint efforts in strategic positioning in key areas
    (Panellists from: AIOTI, EPoSS, Chips JU, ADRA-e, BDVA, euroHPC JU, SNS JU) 

17:50 – 18:10 EU-CEI Large scale pilots 

18: 10 – 18:20  The continuation of EU-CloudEdgeIoT  

18:20- 18:30 Final Takeaways 

18:30  – 19:30 Networking cocktail and welcome to AIOTI days 


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