4) Decentralising Intelligence and Swarm Computing

Parallel Discussion Session


The paradigm shift towards edge computing and decentralised intelligence requires new architecture and tools for decentralised device and edge intelligence. This session complements dynamic programming environments and tools for the compute continuum from the cloud towards the edge and device perspective. It addresses relevant visions, research trends and challenges which arise in the context of the topic on “Programming tools for decentralised intelligence and swarms” of the second Call under Horizon Europe, Cluster 4, Destination 3. The objective is to discuss existing efforts and to identify key initiatives for research and innovation in this area, covering the research, technology and application perspective.

Setting the scene  

10:00 - 10:10        

  • Rolf Riemenschneider (Head of Sector IoT, European Commission): Programming tools for decentralised intelligence and swarms. 

10:10 – 10:40 |  Part 1: The Research and Technology Perspectives   

  • Schahram Dustdar (Full Professor of Computer Science, TU Vienna)  - Video Message -        
  • Marc Duranton (HIPEAC Member, Chair of Vision Group, CEA Research Fellow)       
  • Q & A

10:40 – 11:15   

  • Fabrizio Del Maffeo (CEO and Co-Founder Axelera AI)       
  • Purshottam Purswani (CTO Business Platforms & Solutions, ATOS)   
  • Jerker Delsing (Industrial Electronics, Luleå University of Technology)   
  • Q & A

11:15 - 11:45  | Panel Discussion

Marc Duranton, Fabrizio Del Maffeo, Purshottam Purswani, Jerker Delsing

11:45 – 13:00 |  Part 2: The Application Perspective   

  • Michael ten Hompel (Executive Director, Fraunhofer IML): Biointelligent systems and swarms in logistics - video message -      
  • Alexandra Haas (Head of IoT Solutions, Swisscom)        
  • Thomas Berndorfer (Executive Board Member, TTTech AG)      
  • Haydn Thompson (Director, Thhink Wireless Technologies Limited)    
  • Q & A 

12:30 - 13:00 |  Panel Discussion Alexandra Haas, Thomas Berndorfer, Haydn Thompson