Center for Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications

TECoSA is a new Vinnova center that started on March 26, 2020. The center brings together KTH and 13 industrial partners. The aim is to provide methods, tools and theory for building safe, secure and predictable systems relying on edge computing.

Industrial and societal relevance

TECoSA Board Chair, Catrin Granbom

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End of Year Message from the Board

2020 has been a very busy year! In March, after lots of work, we kicked off our center for Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications – TeCosa. And, despite the difficult and unusual situation during the year, many great things have happened.

We have begun to create a fantastic collaboration network with all 13 industrial partners, PhDs and researchers at KTH. We have also started to set the form of the center and its projects; Safety, Predictability and Security have been defined, with lots of work in progress.

A research forum has been initiated to build a collaborative culture within TeCosa. Martin and I have participated in an education program to share experiences and knowledge. All with the goal to create the best possible conditions for the center and its success.

Also, fun and promising is that possible new partners have shown an interest in TeCosa and our projects. So, to end, I really look forward to 2021 with exciting new results and hope that we will be able to meet (IRL) again soon!!!

ICES – a TECoSA partner

TECOSA works closely with ICES, a KTH competence centre focusing on embedded systems education, research and innovation. We collaborate on events, so check out ICES events as well!

Trustworthy Edge Systems

Edge computing is a new computing layer located between the devices/embedded systems and the cloud, at the “edge of the network”. Edge nodes are connected and each one can perform computations and provide storage for several devices/embedded systems. Addressing issues caused by the large amount of data generated by an ever increasing amount of connected smart devices and sensors, edge-based systems can provide low response times, relieve network capacity and enhance privacy.

Illustration edge computing
Information- and feedback loops between devices and edge nodes.

Illusration TECoSA focus and impact
Challenges involved in ensuring trustworthiness properties.

What are the challenges?

Edge computing can provide a variety of benefits to applications and system operators, but its wide-scale adoption requires edge computing-based systems to be trustworthy. Trustworthiness itself requires predictability, safety and security. TECoSA addresses the challenges involved in ensuring these trustworthiness properties, both for the edge computing infrastructure and for the applications and services served by the infrastructure.

Focus areas

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