Portuguese Research Project with grant ID #PTDC/CCI-INF/32662/2017 active from July 2018 to June 2021
This project is funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Total Funding Amount: 234.000€
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:
As a predecessor of this project, we have built Legion, a framework for extending web applications with peer-to-peer interactions. Legion relies on WebRTC, STUN and TURN to allow web clients to securely replicate data objects and synchronize peer-to-peer. Legion relies on cloud services for providing data durability - it provides an API compatible with Google Drive Realtime. This was a result of SyncFree project (2013-16, UE FP7) and LightKone project (2017-19, UE H2020, 732505).
There are some positions available in the context of this project: