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The global research objective of IoTalentum is to develop the next generation of IoT producing coordinated advantages in the area of infrastructures and cybersecurity and use it for the development of any application of next generation of IoT, and, in particular, those of smart grids. That global research objective is divided into three subobjectives, each one being the objective of the three research workpackages of IoTalentum.


WP1 Infrastructures

Lead by Prof. I. Tafur-Monroy, TU/e

Objective: To develop an integral, autonomous and flexible control for heterogeneous 5G networks equipped with multi-access edge computing resources assisted by AI techniques.

  • ESR 1: To design system for full virtualization of 5G RAN towards white box open infrastructures.
  • ESR 2: To develop a distributed slice controller to increment the flexibility of heterogenous 5G networks.
  • ESR 3: To develop new control algorithms using artificial intelligence to operate the future and heterogeneous 5G backhaul optical networks.
  • ESR 4: To develop mechanism for end to end orchestration to include network virtualization in a real 5G deployment.
  • ESR 5: To develop planning and SDN-control algorithms to increment the network flexibility by means of virtualization.
  • ESR 6: To design and prototype novel data models and AI techniques for end-to-end IP/MPLS 5G ready transport Network
  • ESR 7: To develop cognitive SDN control methods to operate architectures with distributed computing resources and the underlying network.
  • ESR 8: Privacy-by-design architectures for secure sharing and processing of IoT data in MEC resources.


WP2 Cybersecurity

Lead by Prof. J.M. Corchado, USAL

Objective: To increase the security of IoTalentum infrastructure in order to make successful the next generation IoT applications..

  • ESR 9: To make a detailed analysis of how hardware level security contributes to overall security in an IoT ecosystem tacking some pilot cases.
  • ESR 10: To increment secure data transmission in IoT eco-systems using subcarrier wave quantum cryptography systems.
  • ESR 11: To increment the security of inter computing centres by developing a hardware-free identification tool.
  • ESR 12: To optimize the trade-off between the intricateness of the proof of work in blockchain technology and the cost using IoTalentum distributed infrastructure.


WP3 Applications – Smart Grids

Lead by Prof. Z. Vale, ISEP

Objective: To develop smart grids with the next generation of IoT services demonstrating the breakthroughs of WP1 and WP2 in that sector, and its potential for the development of future applications, even in other sectors.

  • ESR 13: To design of new smart energy hubs, enabling the creation of collaborative energy pools using IoTaletum infrastructure.
  • ESR 14: To define new models, consistent with IoTalentum infrastructure, with the objective of the enhancement of smart grids secure management and a more efficient use of energy.
  • ESR 15: To develop aggregation models and algorithms with different objectives according to the consumers characteristics. To define business models considering the interactions between different consumers and/or buildings.