Project NAI

Networks & Infrastructures Architectures and Networks-Cloud-Sensing Convergence

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Ability to design, develop, plan and operate, in an efficient, secure and resource-efficient manner, networks and converged network-cloud-sensing systems, capable of supporting the wide variety of existing applications – in synergy with the various sectors of activity – and flexible and agile to dynamically adapt to future, increasingly heterogeneous needs.

  • Gérard Memmi, IMT
  • Khalil Drira, CNRS
  • Mattia Merluzzi, CEA
  • Walid Dabbous, INRIA

Beyond traditional objectives, including advances in throughput, execution speed, latency, or object connection density, the outcomes of the NAI project will enable the effective integration of multiple new technologies, including technologies for the physical layer (e.g. reconfigurable intelligent surfaces), transition to 3D systems (e.g. NTN – non-terrestrial networks) and architectural principles (e.g. slicing and dynamic end-to-end orchestration). The project will facilitate the emergence of new applications and services by reaching the objective of transparency – towards uses – in terms of performance, robustness and security. The project will also design interfaces offering a rich level of capabilities and personalization to the service plane and to application developers, over the whole chain, from connected mini-objects to large data centres through multi-access edge computing (MEC).

Fields of application

Architectures, methods, functions, mechanisms, algorithms, and tools designed and developed in the framework of the NAI project will be used in all sectors of activity. They will be particularly well adapted to multi-sector, multi-domain applications, federating industry 4.0, transport, energy, agriculture or health, integrating virtual and mixed reality (holographic) modules, distant real-time control of robots, digital twins, distributed Artificial Intelligence, among many others.

The consortium


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