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Progettare e realizzare un metasistema operativo virtualizzato e indipendente per il continuum edge-cloud di sistemi IoT.


aerOS is a 3-year European research project that aims to transparently utilise resources on the edge-to-cloud continuum to enable applications effectively by incorporating multiple services. The overall goal of aerOS is to design and implement a virtualised and independent operating metasystem for the edge-cloud continuum of IoT systems.

This project was funded by Horizon Europe, the EU’s main funding programme for research and innovation, under grant agreement no. 101069732.


The transition to software-driven components and systems requires the efficient integration of a range of new technologies and vertically agnostic services. It requires a data strategy, reliable data exchange frameworks, frugal AI at the (far) edge and containerisation and virtualisation across complex value chains.

Furthermore, decentralised collective decision-making and federation of systems/networks must be harnessed to govern data exchange within models, applications and services across the IoT edge-cloud continuum. The operational metasystem must (among other things) provide flexible orchestration mechanisms to efficiently combine and utilise the heterogeneous infrastructure elements that make up the IoT edge-cloud continuum. In particular, it should support exposed standardised service APIs, hardware abstraction, cross-domain resource orchestration and deployable/decentralised frugal AI.

AerOS focuses on distributed data management to make user-side applications more intelligent and proactive and to provide the basis for hyper-distributed applications and services, closer to data sources and event-generating processes, without sacrificing aggregated data analysis and insights. In addition, the concept of services as a ‘unifying abstraction’, across resources (i.e., any physical or virtual resource in the IoT edge-cloud continuum, from device to far-edge, edge or cloud) is envisaged.

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Project title
aerOS: Autonomous, scalablE, tRustworthy, intelligent European meta Operating System for the IoT edge-cloud continuum

Horizon 2022 IA Grant Agreement No. 101069732


HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-05 – Future European platforms for the Edge: Meta Operating Systems (RIA)

Total cost
€ 11 828 857,50

Start date – End date

1 Settembre 2022 – 31 Agosto 2025



Our involvement

Software design

Sviluppo di un sistema di analisi delle interazioni fra farmaci (drug-drug interaction tool) basato su un algoritmo di natural language processing (NLP). 

Pilot implementation

Esecuzione dei pilot con gli utilizzatori italiani della piattaforma (Università Federico II di Napoli).e raccolta feedback.


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