Kick-off meeting in Athens, Greece (on screen: Dr Adnan Imeri, Technical Lead at Infrachain); Credit: Infrachain asbl

Luxembourg-based Infrachain asbl has announced its participation in OASEES, a project funded by the European Union's (EU) Horizon Europe Programme.

OASEES stands for "open autonomous programmable cloud apps and smart sensors".

As Infrachain explained, the massive increase in device connectivity and generated data has resulted in the proliferation of intelligent processing services to create insights and exploit data in a multi-modal manner. Currently, the most powerful data processing operates in a centralised manner at the cloud. However, centralised processing and cloud hosting usually rely on single large entities to provide authentication, data storage, data processing, connectivity and orchestration. This limits the user in terms of data governance and identity management.

OASEES aims to address the shortfalls of traditional approaches via the use of blockchain and smart contracts. The project aims to create an open, decentralised, intelligent, programmable edge framework for swarm architectures and applications, leveraging the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) paradigm and integrating Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) processes for efficient decision-making. The OASEES vision is to provide open tools and secure environments for swarm programming and orchestration for numerous fields in a completely decentralised manner.

OASEES will demonstrate its benefits through six use cases: e-health (remote monitoring), energy (operation and management of swarms of e-vehicles), drone swarm for area and infrastructure inspection, structural safety for building and critical infrastructure, collaborative robotic automation and wind energy.

OASEES is developed by a consortium of 21 members from nine EU countries, including Infrachain (Luxembourg). Infrachain has proposed scientific and operational topics related to blockchain, SSI and DAO and is leading the design and definition of specifications for the Decentralised App (DApp) development for swarms. It is also contributing to OASEES’s DAO and smart contracts integration. Infrachain will be supported in the project by its members, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and Compellio SA.

Dr Adnan Imeri, Technical Lead of Infrachain, commented: "OASEES is a great project to fully seize the potential of blockchain technology in conjunction with IoT, machine learning and swarm intelligence. Thanks to DApps, DAOs and smart contracts, the shortcomings of centralised solutions will be successfully tackled. Infrachain is proud to bring its expertise in decentralised environments to this prestigious project."

The OASEES project was officially kicked off in a meeting in Athens on 24 and 25 January 2023. The project duration is 36 months.

More information on the project is available at:

Infrachain asbl is a Luxembourg based non-profit organisation with a European scope. The association was launched in 2017 by several industry players under the impulse and with the support of Digital Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government's collaborative initiative that strengthens and guides the country's digital efforts. Infrachain is a cross-industry effort aiming to push the adoption curve of blockchain by sharing expertise, participating in blockchain projects, disseminating information on operational blockchain use cases and creating an international ecosystem.