Welcome to LightKone European Project!

The EU project LightKone aims to develop a scientifically sound and industrially validated model for doing general-purpose computation on edge networks. An edge network consists of a large set of heterogeneous, loosely coupled computing nodes situated at the logical extreme of a network. Common examples are community networks and Internet of Things networks, and networks including mobile devices, personal computers, and points of presence including Mobile Edge Computing. Internet applications are increasingly running on edge networks, to reduce latency, increase scalability, resilience, and security, and permit local decision making.




Latest Publications

Igor Kopestenski and Peter Van Roy. Achlys: Towards a Framework for Distributed Storage and Generic Computing Applications for Wireless IoT Edge Networks with Lasp on GRiSP. SmartEdge 2019 Workshop (colocated with PerCom 2019). Kyoto, Japan, 2019

Ali Shoker, João Leitão, Peter Van Roy, and Albert van der Linde. Programming Models and Runtimes. Ultrascale Computing Systems. Towards General Purpose Computations at the Edge. IET. 2019

Ali Shoker, Anna Queralt, and Toni Cortes. Data Management Techniques. Ultrascale Computing Systems. Advanced Conflict-free Replicated DataTypes. IET. 2019

Valter Balegas, Sérgio Duarte, Carla Ferreira, Rodrigo Rodrigues, and Nuno Preguiça. IPA: Invariant-Preserving Applications for Weakly Consistent Replicated Databases. 45th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2019). Los Angeles, California. August, 2019

Vítor Enes, Paulo Sérgio Almeida, Carlos Baquero, and João Leitão. Efficient Synchronization of State-based CRDTs. Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2019). Macau, China. April, 2019

Paulo Sergio Almeida, Ali Shoker, and Carlos Baquero. Delta State Replicated Data Types. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Volume 111. Elsevier. January, 2018

Pedro Costa and João Leitão. Practical Continuous Aggregation in Wireless Edge Environments. Proceedings of the 37th IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2018). October, 2018

Cheng Li, Nuno Preguiça, and Rodrigo Rodrigues. Fine-Grained Consistency for Geo-Replicated Systems. 2018 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC ’18). Boston, MA. July, 2018

Alejandro Z. Tomsic, Manuel Bravo and Marc Shapiro. Distributed Transactional Reads: The Strong, the Quick, the Fresh & the Impossible. ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference. Rennes, France. December, 2018

LightKone White Paper (Dec. 2016)