Introduces novel research and innovation concepts, to establish itself as the “IoT Engine” that will fuel the Next Generation of IoT as a part of the European Next Generation Internet. First, IoT-NGIN uncovers a pattern based meta-architecture that encompasses evolving, legacy, and future IoT architectures. Second, it optimizes IoT/M2M communications, using secure-by-design micro-services to extend the edge cloud paradigm. Thirdly, it enables user and self-aware, autonomous IoT systems through privacy-preserving federated ML and ambient intelligence, with AR support for humans. Finally, IoT-NGIN researches towards distributed IoT cybersecurity and privacy, for example, using Self-Sovereign Identities and interconnected DLTs to implement Meta-Level Digital Twins. IoT-NGIN will be validated via more than 30 types of heterogeneous IoT devices, ranging from tiny resource constrained IoT sensors to intelligent, autonomous buses, drones and robots.
The project will be validated in seven different trials: IoT-NGIN Integration Infrastructure Technology Lab, Human-Centred Twin Smart Cities Living Lab, Smart Agriculture IoT Living Lab, Industry 4.0 Use Cases & Living Lab, Smart Energy Grid Active Monitoring/Control Living Lab, IoT-NGIN Technology and Living Labs Federation. Moreover, 3rd parties will be incorporated through 2 open calls.
Leaders of a workpackage focused on the design of a Machine Learning framework, usage of deep learning and reinforcement learning to enhance training processes, confidentiality-preserving federated ML models and model sharing.