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

Martin Törngren

KTH interview with Martin Törngren

On 25 March 2020, KTH interviewed TECoSA Director Martin Törngren about the challenges of launching a new centre of excellence at a time when most people are working from home.

A new center for edge computing – TECoSA

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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