SAMOA Secure and Scalable Platform for Massive-scale Mobile Applications

Date: 
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2021

Mobile applications have become the platform of choice for deploying innovative services. The interaction among users plays a central role in many of these novel applications, including multi-user games, applications for enhancing user experience in large events and touristic activities, among others. Traditional cloud-based architectures, where all interactions are mediated by servers lead to scalability and reliability issues.
 In this project we propose adopting a decentralized architecture where mobile devices communicate directly and rely on cloud and edge resources for providing efficient, highly available and reliable solutions. To make these solutions a reality, we are focusing on the following three main challenges:
 * Efficient communication among clients: we are developing efficient qnd robust overlay algorithms to support the communications among the elements of the system. These algorithms are combining the use of peer-to-peer connection among mobile client for fast interaction and the use of connections with edge and cloud node for providing robustness and ease management.
 * Algorithms for partially replicated data: as each user is only interested in a small fraction of the data maintained by the system, and that the data evolves over time, it is necessary to develop algorithm for partial and dynamic replication.
 * Security mechanisms: we are focusing primarily on preventing unauthorized operations, while still allowing fast peer-to-peer interaction among mobile nodes. In this context, we are working not only on algorithms for providing security guarantees but also on programming abstractions for dealing with the problem.

Week: 
Monday, 10 December, 2018

News

Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: