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SMEDE project goals

The core project SMEDE aims to create a leading research environment, attract talent and partners, provide technologies and methodologies, and foster education, knowledge transfer and mobility.

The overall goals are exemplified by the following sub targets:

  • To carry out research developing new algoritms, architectures and methods to enable predictable and secure smart edge infrastructures that can meet the latency, throughput and security requirements of emerging industrial applications in an efficient manner. The infrastructure should adapt to changing requirements and resource availability in real time, for which it will have to be able to anticipate the impact of actions on application performance.
  • To provide a testbed for systems research on edge computing  infrastructures, including programmable wireless communication, novel abstractions for computing resources, resource orchestration and management.
  • To provide an arena for education (internships, thesis, projects, competitions), innovation and strategic collaboration in the area
  • To synergetically collaborate with TECoSA projects CART and COLA as the underlying edge infrastructure

TECoSA core projects:


The research in CART aims to promote road traffic safety and performance in such new environments encompassing a variety of operational design domains.

CART – Connected, collaborating an Automated Road Traffic


The SMEDE project applies novel approaches to managing communication and computing resources, focusing on ensuring security in the edge computing environment.

SMEDE – Smart Edge Infrastructure


The goal of the COLA project is to facilitate the development of learning-based, multi-agent, real-time autonomous systems with humans in the loop by edge computing.

COLA – Collaborative autonomy