SMART NEtworks and ServiceS for 2030 (SMARTNESS)

FAPESP Grant number:21/00199-8
Support type:Research Grants – Research Centers in Engineering Program
Duration:November 01, 2022 – October 31, 2032
Field of knowledge:Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Telecommunications
Principal researcher:Christian Rodolfo Esteve Rothenberg
Home Institution:Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação (FEEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:Edmundo Roberto Mauro Madeira ; Fabio Luciano Verdi ; Fernando José von Zuben ; Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa ; Jó Ueyama ; Maria Valeria Marquezini ; Ricardo Ribeiro Gudwin
Assoc. researchers:Alberto Yukinobu Hata ; Aldebaro Barreto da Rocha Klautau Junior ; Alfredo Goldman vel Lejbman ; Antonio Jorge Gomes Abelém ; Carlos Alberto Kamienski ; Carlos Renato Lisboa Francês ; Cristiano Bonato Both ; Daniel Macêdo Batista ; Darli Augusto de Arruda Mello ; Eduardo Coelho Cerqueira ; Eduardo James Pereira Souto ; Eric Rohmer ; Francisco Vilar Brasileiro ; Gustavo Bittencourt Figueiredo ; Hermes Senger ; Jean Paulo Martins ; José Marcos Silva Nogueira ; Klaus Raizer ; Kleber Vieira Cardoso ; Leandro Aparecido Villas ; Luciano Paschoal Gaspary ; Luiz Fernando Bittencourt ; Magnos Martinello ; Marcelo Caggiani Luizelli ; Marco Aurelio Amaral Henriques ; Marcos Antonio Simplicio Junior ; Mateus Augusto Silva Santos ; Paulo Cardieri ; Paulo Matias ; Pedro Henrique Gomes da Silva ; Rafael Lopes Gomes ; Rafael Pasquini ; Ramon dos Reis Fontes ; Raphael Vicente Rosa ; Rodolfo da Silva Villaca ; SAND LUZ CORREA ; Simone Ferlin Oliveira ; Tereza Cristina Melo de Brito Carvalho ; Tiago Agostinho de Almeida


The SMARTNESS Engineering Research Center (ERC) targets developing cutting-edge advances in communication networks and digital application services scoped in strategic areas where significant scientific and technological impacts can be achieved towards 2030, in collaboration with the cloud and networking research communities. As 5G releases roll-out and the vision on 6G is being developed, SMARTNESS’s main challenge is how to engineer (i.e., design and operate) cloud computing and network infrastructures with the adequate capabilities to empower next-generation Internet services and applications. The scope of end-to-end Internet-scale services is exceptionally broad and requires contributions from various disciplines along with large capital and human resource investments. However, the ongoing digital transformation in vertical industries and a shift towards open source network softwarization and disaggregation of infrastructures at multiple levels and protocol stack layers have opened well-scoped opportunities for accelerated innovation at unprecedented entry barriers for research enterprises based on academic and industrial partnerships. Cloud computing and network infrastructures are increasingly becoming more multidisciplinary, requiring system-oriented end-to-end views that leverage advances in hardware (HW) for computing and networking, modern software (SW) architectures, machine intelligence (AI/ML), user interfaces, “as a Service” consumption and new business models, among other engineering disciplines (e.g., energy efficiency and design for security). SMARTNESS aims at exploiting well-thought-out opportunities through a proper methodology based on the confluence of parallel research strands (RS) tailored for successful impact research and innovation at world-class levels towards the realization of challenging use cases in Internet scenarios for industry and society with a 2030 horizon view. (AU)