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UBITECH undertakes the technical coordination of the 5G-INDUCE Innovation Action on open cooperative 5G experimentation platforms for the industrial sector NetApps

UBITECH co-hosts (along with CNIT) the virtual kick-off meeting (January 20-21, 2021) of the 5G-INDUCE Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101016941) and spans on the period January 2021 – December 2023. The vision of 5G-INDUCE aims to support vertical stakeholders and NetApp developers to be able to smoothly deploy and manage applications in distributed 5G network environments, in a secure fashion and with strict KPI requirements. 5G-INDUCE relies on the deployment of an open ETSI NFV compatible 5G orchestration platform for the deployment of advanced 5G NetApps.

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UBITECH kicks off the DataCloud Research and Innovation Action on Big Data Pipeline Lifecycle Management across the Computing Continuum

UBITECH participates at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by SINTEF (January 19-21, 2021) of the DataCloud Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101016835) and spans on the period January 2021 – December 2023. The DataCloud project provides a novel paradigm covering the complete lifecycle of managing Big Data pipelines through discovery, design, simulation, provisioning, deployment, and adaptation across the Computing Continuum. Big Data pipelines in DataCloud interconnect the end-to-end industrial operations of collecting pre-processing and filtering data, transforming and delivering insights, training simulation models, and applying them in the cloud to achieve a business goal. DataCloud delivers a toolbox of new languages, methods, infrastructures, and prototypes for discovering, simulating, deploying, and adapting Big Data pipelines on heterogeneous and untrusted resources. DataCloud separates the design from the run-time aspects of Big Data pipeline deployment, empowering domain experts to take an active part in their definitions.

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UBITECH kicks off the TeraFlow Research and Innovation Action on Secured Autonomic Traffic Management for a Tera of SDN flows

UBITECH participates at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by CTTC (January 19-20, 2021) of the TeraFlow Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101015857) and spans on the period January 2021 – June 2023. The TeraFlow project aims to create a new type of secure cloud native SDN controller that will radically advance the state-of-the-art in beyond 5G networks. This new SDN controller shall be able to integrate with the current NFV and MEC frameworks as well as to provide revolutionary features for both flow management (service layer) and optical/microwave network equipment integration (infrastructure layer), while incorporating security using Machine Learning (ML) and forensic evidence for multitenancy based on Distributed Ledgers.

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UBITECH ENERGY kicks off the SMART5GRID Innovation Action on the demonstration of 5G solutions for Smart Energy Grids

UBITECH ENERGY participates at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by ENEL (January 19-21, 2021) of the Smart5Grid Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101016912) and spans on the period January 2021 – December 2023. The Smart5Grid project aims to revolutionise the Energy industry through the successful establishment of four fundamental functions of modern smart grids, i.e., (i) automatic power distribution grid fault detection, (ii) remote inspection of automatically delimited working areas, (iii) millisecond level precise distribution generation control, and (iv) real-time wide area monitoring in a creative cross-border scenario, thus assisting power grid operators and other energy stakeholders.

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UBITECH kicks off the STAR Research and Innovation Action on Trusted AI in Manufacturing

UBITECH participates at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by INTRASOFT (January 11-12, 2021) of the STAR Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 956573) and spans on the period January 2021 – December 2023. The STAR project constitutes a joint effort of AI and digital manufacturing experts towards enabling the deployment of standard-based secure, safe reliable and trusted human centric AI systems in manufacturing environments. STAR will research and make available to novel technologies that will enable AI systems to acquire knowledge in order to take timely and safe decisions in dynamic and unpredictable environments. Moreover, STAR will research technologies that enable AI systems to confront sophisticated adversaries and to remain robust against security attacks.

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UBITECH has been awarded a research grant on V2X Communication Security from a multinational technology company

A global tech leader has recently awarded UBITECH with 16-month research contract, aiming at building and demonstrating a V2X Communication Security Architecture Including Pseudonym Usage and Re-usage as well as Pseudonym Revocation based on the Use of the Direct Anonymous Attestation (DAA) Protocol. More specifically, in the course of this action, a new solution (that changes that traditional PKI-based landscape) based on the use of the Direct Anonymous Attestation (DAA) protocol will be built by UBITECH. DAA is a user-controlled anonymous digital signature mechanism, where for each signature no entity can discover the signer’s identity. However, DAA still has the property that only a legitimate signer (e.g., vehicle) can create a valid signature through the use of trusted computing hardware or software. Under DAA, vehicles will be responsible for generating their own pseudonyms resulting in simplified infrastructure models where there is no need for a dedicated entity to take up this role.

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UBITECH kicks off the ELEGANT Research and Innovation Action on Secure and Seamless Edge-to-Cloud Analytics

UBITECH participates at the virtual kick-off meeting hosted by EXUS (January 7, 2021) of the ELEGANT Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 957286) and spans on the period January 2021 – December 2023. The vision of the ELEGANT project is to solve the ever-increasing problem of software fragmentation in the IoT/Big Data interoperability domain, proposing a novel software programming paradigm, along with an associated set of methodologies and toolchains, to program IoT and Big Data frameworks using a unified programming framework.

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UBITECH gives an invited talk at the 4th FITCHE Technology Forum

UBITECH participated at the 4th FITCE Technology Forum on “Technologies and Services as we move to the advancement of mobile and fiber communications”, that was held online on Friday 11th of December 2020 and is sponsored and co-organized by COSMOTE. A presentation was delivered by Dr Dimitris Klonidis, the head of the Network Softwarization and IoT group of UBITECH, within the session “Emerging SMEs and their role in the Greek Economy” which included presentations from industry and SME companies on innovative outcomes stemming from research activities with a view towards telecom market products.

The presentation has focused on the capabilities and the new extensions of UBITECH’s Vertical Application Orchestrator (VAO) that has emerged from the MAESTRO platform and offers an innovative application deployment and management solution for 5G systems. UBITECH’s VAO is currently attracting significant interest in the 5G research innovation community and is already included in 4 new 5GPPP phase III Innovation Action projects. The talk highlighted the key features and the architecture of VAO as well as the way that it is linked to 5G service and infrastructure management platforms. The new features and extension of the VAO were also presented, while emphasis was given on the offered benefits for service providers, infrastructure owners and application developers.

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UBITECH undertakes the coordination of the BEYOND Innovation Action on data sharing -driven energy service ecosystems for the building sector

UBITECH co-hosts (along with SUITE5) the virtual kick-off meeting (December 9-10, 2020) of the BEYOND Innovation Action, officially started on December 1st, 2020. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 957020) and spans on the period December 2020 – November 2023. The vision of BEYOND is to bring forward a reference Big Data Management Platform, on top of which an advanced AI analytics toolkit will be offered allowing for the delivery of derivative data and intelligence out of a blend of real-life building data and relevant data coming from external sources (batch and real-time). The Analytics Toolkit will enable the execution of a wealth of descriptive-predictive-prescriptive analytics on the basis of pre-trained algorithms focusing on Personal Analytics (consumer behaviour, comfort and flexibility profiling), Industrial Analytics (Energy Performance, Predictive Maintenance, Forecasting and Flexibility analytics), along with Edge Analytics towards intelligent real-time automated control of building assets.

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UBITECH Energy presents FARCROSS at the INEA-organized H2020 Transmission Grids Projects Clustering Workshop

The H2020 Transmission Grids Projects Clustering Workshop, organized by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), took place virtually on 2nd December 2020. The goal of this clustering activity was the analysis of the efforts by different H2020 projects on Electricity Transmission Grids to define TSO-DSO collaboration schemas. In the course of the workshop, UBITECH Energy presented FARCROSS project that promotes state-of-the art technologies to enhance the exploitation, capacity and efficiency of transmission grid assets, either on the generation or the transmission level.

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