About Us

The NECOS project addresses the limitations of current cloud computing infrastructures to respond to the demand of new and heterogeneous services. NECOS is driven by use cases that are refined into different scenarios. The envisaged solution is based on a new concept – Lightweight Slice Defined Cloud (LSDC) – as an approach that extends the virtualization to all the resources in the involved networks and data centres and provides a uniform management with a high-level of orchestration

The NECOS approach will be manifested in a platform whose main distinguishing features are:

  • The Slice as a Service – a new slicing business model. A slice is a grouping of resources managed as a whole, which accommodate service components independently of other slices
  • Embedded algorithms for an optimal allocation of resources to slices in the cloud and networking infrastructure, to respond to the dynamic changes of the various service demands
  • A management and orchestration approach making use of artificial intelligence techniques in order to tackle with the complexity of large scale virtualised infrastructure environments
  • Making reality the lightweight principle, in terms of low footprint components deployable on large number of small network and cloud devices at the edges of the network

The NECOS platform will be based on state of the art open software tools, which will be carefully selected. A baseline platform will be enhanced with the management and orchestration algorithms and the APIs that will constitute the research activity of the project. Finally, the NECOS platform will be validated in the context of specific use cases, making use of the 5TONIC, FIBRE and FED4FIRE testing frameworks


Our Partners

University College London
Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo
Federal University of São Carlos
Federal University of Uberlândia
Federal University of Pará
Federal University of Goiás