Building versatile serverless applications across the cloud edge continuum

physics project newsletter Jan

The 1st PHYSICS project webinar on “Building Versatile Serverless Applications Across the Cloud Edge Continuum” was organized on November 2021. The webinar was conducted via Zoom and attracted a plethora of participants from European and other countries including U.S.A., India, Middle East.

The focus of the event was on the PHYSICS’ approach, including the project’s the Function-as-a-Service paradigm (FaaS) to build versatile serverless applications and the methodology followed to specify use-case scenarios. Use-cases on smart agriculture and smart manufacturing, were also employed to provide hands-on examples of how the methodology has been used by the project so far. 

The event began with an introduction to the PHYSICS FaaS approach by Prof. Marta Patiño, Computer Science School, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. The presentation was followed by the PHYSICS design environment for FaaS described by Prof. Georgios Kousiouris, Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens, analysed. The methodology and approach used in usecase scenarios was presented by Niklas Franke, Fujitsu, introduced t. The rest of the webinar focused specific use-cases. Théophile Lohier, CybeleTech, discussed the enhancing greenhouse control system efficiency and reliability when using FaaS and Volkan Gezer, DFKI, analysed cases of higher availability and certainty for QC with FaaS.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A session focusing on the project’s methodology and approach highlighting use-case scenarios with detailed examples on smart agriculture and smart manufacturing. During the Q&A session participants had the opportunity to learn more about the PHYSICS project FaaS approach, as well as the design environment for FaaS, including semantic descriptions for FaaS services, the programming environments for FaaS developers and the cloud infrastructure.

More information on the webinar can be found at PHYSICS project website :