In the ever-evolving digital landscape, the recently ratified Interoperability Act stands as a critical piece of legislation set to impact Europe's digital space, including the GLACIATION project. The legislation is part of the EU's commitment to digital transformation, aligning with the twin transition goals of the EU: green and digital. Specifically, the Interoperability Act aims to foster cross-border cooperation among EU public administrations and their respective digital systems to streamline and improve public services for citizens and businesses alike.
Interoperability is key component of the GLACIATION project's aim to increase privacy while reducing environmental impact—two imperatives traditionally viewed as competing. The innovative meta-data fabric and AI optimisation of the GLACIATION project will enhance privacy while reducing environmental impact by fully leveraging the cloud-core-edge architecture in part by ensuring the interoperability of various edge computing devices.
More precisely, considering there is no structured mechanism for deploying a distributed knowledge graph currently available on the market, GLACIATION's metadata fabric will ultimately promote interoperability between different edge computing providers by defining a reference model, microservices, and storage solutions to implement an infrastructure-independent distributed knowledge graph. Furthermore, in terms of privacy preservation, GLACIATION will build an overarching edge system that enables edge device interoperability, data sharing, and high levels of privacy.
Both the Interoperability Act and the GLACIATION project herald a new era in digital collaboration. As we navigate the complexities of the digital frontier, initiatives like the GLACIATION project showcase the EU's commitment to promoting interoperability at all levels while researching and investigating means to facilitate it. The fusion of a novel meta-data fabric and an AI-enabled data movement engine will enable the GLACIATION project and its solution to facilitate interoperability among different edge systems. Ultimately, implementing the goals of the Interoperability Act require projects like GLACIATION and the technological advancements they will foster to enable it.