To unleash the full potential of IoT, realizing the digital society and flourishing innovations in application domains such as eHealth, smart city, intelligent transport systems, and smart manufacturing, it is critical to facilitate the creation and operation of trustworthy Smart IoT Systems. Since smart IoT systems typically operate in a changing and often unpredictable environment, the ability of these systems to continuously evolve and adapt to their new environment is decisive to ensure and increase their trustworthiness, quality and user experience. The DevOps movement advocates a set of software engineering best practices and tools, to ensure Quality of Service whilst continuously evolving complex systems and foster agility, rapid innovation cycles, and ease of use. Therefore, DevOps has been widely adopted in the software industry. However, there is no complete DevOps support for trustworthy smart IoT systems today.
The main technical goal of ENACT is to develop novel IoT platform enablers to:
- Enable DevOps in the realm of trustworthy smart IoT systems, and enrich it with novel concepts for end-to-end security and privacy, resilience and robustness strengthening trustworthiness, taking into account the challenges related to “collaborative” actuation and actuation conflicts.
- Facilitate the smooth integration of these to leverage DevOps for existing and new IoT platforms and approaches (e.g., FIWARE, SOFIA, and TelluCloud).
This will be accomplished by evolving current DevOps methods and techniques to support the agile development and operation of smart IoT systems, and provide a set of novel mechanisms to ensure quality assurance and trustworthiness, such as actuation conflict handling, continuous testing and delivery across IoT, edge and cloud spaces and end to end security and privacy management. Through this ENACT will provide a DevOps framework for smart IoT Systems.
Collaborating Companies or Organisations
Indra will provide a use case from the Intelligent Transport Systems in the railway domain, and in particular take the lead on the requirements and use cases elicitation, linking them with the business issues. Indra will also act as a demonstrator provider in the field of rialway solutions, assessing and testing ENACT outcomes in a relevant environment like the Gulbene (Latvia) touristic railway.
Apart from this main contribution, Indra also brings to ENACT its IoT Big Data Platform (SOFIA2) that incorporates the inclusion of third party solutions. SOFIA2 is a middleware that allows the interoperability of multiple systems and devices, offering a semantic platform to make real world information available to smart applications (IoT). The SOFIA2 platform provides a reference architecture with Big Data approach. It is open source, multi-lingual, and communications agnostic.
Universities and Technological Centres
- Smart IoT systems
- Big Data
This project, under reference nº H2020-780351, has been financed by the European Commission under the H2020 program.