Current Projects

A Coordinated Framework for Cyber Resilient Supply Chain Systems


Researchers: Xavi Masip, Eva Marín, Jordi Garcia, Ester Simó, Francesc Aguiló, Marisa Zaragozá, Sergi Sánchez, Adrià Asensio

Duration of the Project: from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2023



FISHY aims at delivering a coordinated cyber resilient platform that would provide the appropriate set of tools and methods towards establishing trusted supply chains of ICT systems through novel evidence-based security assurancemethodologies and metricsas well asinnovative strategies for risk estimation and vulnerabilities forecasting leveraging state-of-the-art solutions, leading to resilient complex ICT systems, comprising the complete supply chain, particularly focusing on the IoT devices at the edge and the network systems connecting them.

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Researchers: Xavi Masip, Eva Marín, Sergi Sánchez , Albert Alonso Beltrán, Jordi Garcia, Adrià Asensio, Ester Simó, Francesc Aguiló, Marisa Zaragoza

Duration of the Project: from January 2019 until December 2021 

In the recent years the Internet evolution has undergone a remarkable and unstoppable change of trend, rooted on four main pillars, the advent of new technologies (cloud/fog computing, SDN, NFV, etc.), broad connectivity (4G/5G, VANET, etc.), the open data availability, and the wide deployment of smart edge devices (smart phones, sensors, wearables, etc.), all setting the main concept for the Internet of Things (IoT). In practice IoT encompasses smart scenarios such as those refered to as smart cities, ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), smart homes or e-health, whose main objective focuses on the development of new services, with a high societal impact. From a technological perspective, the deployment of this set of envisioned new services brings in highly demanding challenges, mainly driven by the imposed requirements linked to aspects such as fast processing capacities (fast decision-making), low latency and high security. Aiming at provisioning such requirements, the fog computing concept recently came up with the aim of nearing the cloud capacities to the edge, what definitely paves the way to meet the required performance constraints, reducing network load, reducing latency, speeding up decision making processing and easing security guarantees. Fortunately, fog does not exclude cloud, rather it complements and optimizes cloud performance, so as those services that cannot be implemented in the lower fog level (lack of processing or storage capacities), will keep demanding higher fog levels or cloud, and those services requiring specific fog skills (low latency, security) may run close to the edge device. The F2C paradigm is coined to identify a hierarchical fog-to-cloud architecture, putting together all resources from the edge up to the cloud requiring a coordinated management for an optimal service execution. This architecture has been preliminary introduced recently in the National project GUAU and is proposed to be extended in MIAU in three main directions, first enriching the architecture towards IoT, turning into a F2C-IoT model leveraging recent technologies and solutions (AI, blockchain, etc.) to develop new functionalities, second making interoperability a must, and third tuning the architecture to adopt a collaborative model, aligned to the current trends in other domains (UBER, AirBnB), based on resources sharing policies yet to be defined. More specifically, the proposed MIAU framework will manage the heterogeneous F2C-IoT scenario addressing 6 main challenges, i.e., mobility, security, data management, orchestration, interoperability and resources sharing. The MIAU project proposes two real-world use cases, seating in the traffic and the e-health sectors, deployed in a smart city pilot implemented in the CRAAX lab, both to be used for validation purposes.




Go2Edge: Engineering future secure edge computing networks, systems and services




Researchers: Xavi Masip, Sergi Sánchez , Eva Marín, Jordi Garcia

Duration of the Project: from January 2020 until Desember 2021

Consortium: Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid,  Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universitat de Girona, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Granada, Universidad de Vigo, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona Supercomuting Center, Fundación Computación y Tecnologías Avanzadas de Extremadura, Instituto Nacional de Cyberseguridad.

Coordinator: Ramón Durán (UVA)

Researchers: +20

The explosion of IoT and the emergence of the Tactile Internet will lead to notable changes both in the architectures of communications networks and in computing and storage resources, leading to high bandwidth infrastructures, low latency, high availability and high security. To meet this challenge, it is necessary to deploy new platforms that offer cloud-based services, but reducing the distance between the source of data and processing resources to a few tens of kilometers.

The Go2Edge thematic network is a multidisciplinary team of 15 entities that aims to combine the experience of these entities, coordinating research efforts and sharing results on technologies that bring computing and storage resources to the edge of the network. To this end, a multidisciplinary vision is developed with complementary capacities and diverse interests in the technologies involved in the work scenario:

  • Distributed computing 
  • Cloud and fog computing
  • Communications networks
  • Cybersecurity
  • Final applications for exploiting these technologies

The Go2Edge thematic network combines 11 groups from universities with high scientific productivity and participation in national and European R&D(+i) projects, a research centre closely related to the productive sector and technology transfer, two Spanish supercomputing centres and the National Cybersecurity Institute. The objective of Go2Edge is to foster cooperation, consolidate leadership in this area, promote joint activities, encourage the creation of consortia to participate in national and international calls and contribute to the advancement of knowledge, as well as the training of young researchers.

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