PRIN PROJECT FLUIDWARE FUNDED BY ITALIAN GOVERNMENT (MIUR) N. 2017KRC7KT
The objective of the project is to develop a novel programming model for IoT services and applications, and the associated supporting platform, engineering methodologies, and tools, to ease the development of flexible and robust large-scale IoT services and applications.
In particular, starting from previous findings in the areas field-based coordination, collective systems, stream computing and aggregate computing, this project will address the complexity of building modern, large-scale IoT systems, by a full-fledged engineering approach revolving around a new notion of distributed programming.
The key innovative idea of Fluidware is to abstract the devices of the IoT fabric as sources and possibly digesters of flows of contextualized events (where events includes those related to data production along with the associated data).
Accordingly, programming services and applications implies declaratively specifying sets of “funnel processes” to channel and direct such flows as a mean to coordinate the activities of devices, and let the supporting platform automatically deploy and properly distributed/replicate such processes.