Technology for advanced mobility systems and autonomous transport networks.

ELASTIC has the three main objectives:

  • ELASTIC will develop a software architecture incorporating a new elasticity concept, that will enable smart systems to satisfy the performance requirements of extreme-scale analytics workloads. The new elasticity concept will efficiently distribute the workloads across the compute continuum, whilst guaranteeing real-time, energy, communication quality and security non-function properties inherited from the system domain.

  • The vision of ELASTIC is that by extending the elasticity concept across the compute continuum in a fog computing environment, combined with the usage of advanced hardware architectures at the edge side, can significantly increase the capabilities of the extreme-scale analytics integrating both responsive data-in-motion and latent data-at-rest analytics into a single solution.

  • ELASTIC will consider a realistic yet visionary smart mobility use-case, which will elaborate of huge amounts of data coming from a large set of IoT sensors distributed along the Florence tramway network. ELASTIC will adopt a very innovative federated/distributed fog architecture, supporting elasticity across the compute continuum whilst fulfilling real-time, energy, communication and secure properties.

SixSq’s role in the project:

Within the project, SixSq will facilitate the implementation of a transparent cloud to edge ecosystem, with support for cloud-native applications. This will make use of SixSq’s expertise in edge-to-cloud and edge-to-edge products and services to enable smart city and IoT projects.

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Funding: The ELASTIC project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement Nº 825473.

Duration: 01 December 2018 to 30 June 2022.


The project involves nine partners:

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