CloudWATCH: Welcome & Shaping Europe's future for software, Service & Cloud

We welcome you to the 2nd Concertation Meeting, hosted by the Software & Services, Cloud Computing, DG Connect. The objective is to contribute to the preparation of the H2020 LEIT ICT WP2016 -2017 in the area of cloud computing and software & services. With 45 position papers already collected and listed below, we already have a set of recommendations to work from during the meeting. Read more...

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Concertation Position Papers

ARTIST: A tool-supported method to cloudify applications

As far as (Model Driven) Reverse Engineering is concerned, the most challenging aspects are still related to the comprehension of the existing system (e.g. notably via understanding techniques...

ASCETiC: Adapting Service lifeCycle towards EfficienT Clouds

ASCETiC addresses the issue of energy efficient computing, specifically in the design, construction, deployment and operation of Cloud services. Its approach focuses firstly on the identification...

BigFoot: Big Data Analytics of Digital Footprints

Further areas will be identified at the concertation meeting.

Broker@Cloud: Enabling Continuous Quality Assurance and Optimization in Future Enterprise Cloud Service Brokers

Highly Dynamic Cloud Infrastructure: as the Cloud becomes more and more omnipresent and intent to serve an even larger audience, targeting large companies as well as isolated user, the necessity...

CACTOS: Context-Aware Cloud Topology Optimisation and Simulation

Cloud data centre resource optimisation is a difficult and important problem. The scale of large cloud data centres alone motivates the need for research into improving service performance and...

CELAR: Automatic, Multi-Grained Elasticity-Provisioning for the Cloud

In CELAR, various interesting topics which appear to have significant impact along with interesting research challenges have been identified:

  • Complex cloud-enabled multi-module systems...

CLIPS: Cloud approach for Innovation in Public Services

EC to support joint exploitation strategies/plans for open source software - Many European research and industrial organisations have demonstrated their ability to produce world-class open source...

Cloud for Europe: Cloud adoption in the public sector

Especially relevant from the perspective of cloud adoption in the public sector it is important to address a European-wide cloud infrastructure and service delivery platform as a “European Cloud...

CloudCatalyst: Tools to accelerate Cloud adoption in Europe

  1. More measures should be taken to improve European businesses’ position in the Cloud Computing market, fostering the emergence of a strong and enthusiastic community of cloud adopters and...

Clouding SMEs - Acting as a catalyst for the accelerated and successful adoption of cloud computing by European SMEs

Awareness raising and training for SMEs, adapted toolboxes and creating trust and transparency will remain key issues for the take up of the cloud by SMEs as end users and to increase their...

CloudScale: Resolving scalability

  1. Improve the scalability engineering method so that it becomes less costly and easier to use and can be used on a broader scale.
  2. Improve the tools required for scalability engineering...

CloudSpaces: From application-centric to person-centric models

We consider that Software-Defined Technologies will have a relevant role in the next years. Software will mandate the autonomic management of cloud services (network, storage, computing)...

CloudWave: Agile Service Engineering for the Future Internet

CloudWave is concentrating on improving the efficiency and resiliency of the execution of software as a service (SaaS) both through the adaptation of Cloud and/or the service itself, as well as...

ClouT: Cloud of Things for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities

ClouT overarching objective is to provide enhanced solutions for smarter cities by using cloud computing to overcome some of the current challenges and limitations of the Internet of Things (IoT)...

CoherentPaaS: A Coherent and Rich PaaS with a Common Programming Model

Data center disaster tolerance: Providing cloud infrastructure that is able to survive disasters destroying or rendering unavailable whole data centers in order to provide highly available cloud...

COMPOSE:Collaborative Open Market to Place Objects at your Service

1. IoT - Back-end as a Service. Bringing the IoT from the consumer to the enterprise market...

CUMULUS: Certification infrastrUcture for MUlti-LAyer cloUd Services

  • Integrated security development environments supporting security, privacy and resilience-by-design
  • Autonomic security
  • ...

FELIX: Federated Test-beds for Large-scale Experiments

FELIX is creating a common framework where users can request, monitor and manage slices of resources (computing, storage, networking, etc.) provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet...

GENiC – Globally optimised ENergy effIcient data Centres

GENiC – Globally optimised ENergy effIcient data Centres  is a framework 7 program under the objective ICT-2013.6.2 Data Centres in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Internet....

HARNESS: Hardware- and Network-Enhanced Software Systems for Cloud Computing

Support for multi-data centre cloud computing - Commercial or governmental entities will increasingly operate multiple data centres. They will do this for various reasons, including to:

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HTML5Apps: Closing the gap between native and HTML5 apps through standardisation

We think the following areas, which are also part of the EC Rolling Plan for ICT standardisation, should be covered in the upcoming program: Web accessibility, Mobile payment, Linked Open Data,...

LEADS: Large-Scale Elastic Architecture for Data-as-a-Service

The topics of interests for the LEADS project and its members can be classified along two main lines: research on novel cloud service models and research on novel cloud infrastructures. Research...

MIDAS - Model and Inference Driven Automated testing of Services architectures

The 2016-2017 Work Programme should focus on: (i) Radically new...

MODAClouds: Model-Driven Approach for design and execution of applications on multiple Clouds

MODAClouds recommends the following fields:

  • Model-driven engineering of Clouds;
  • Decision support systems for Cloud migration;
  • Automated deployments and redeployments...

MONDO: Scalable modelling and model management on the cloud

Hybrid modelling: Investigate how new and existing heterogeneous modelling notations (e.g. graphical, textual) can be seamlessly combined, with the involvement of domain experts, to address domain...

OCEAN Project: Mapping the Open Cloud Collaborative R&D Projects Landscape

The following topics were proposed by the community at the organized by OCEAN workshops:

  1. Support for energy efficient and green Cloud-based IT
  2. Methods for cloud cost...

Open-DAI: Opening Data Architectures and Infrastructures

Data integration, data quality and automatic cleanin of data - linking real time data with big data tools to mix the data services with the capability to do predictive analisys or complex...

OPENi: Open-Source, Web-Based, Framework for Integrating Applications with Cloud-based Services and Personal Cloudlets

Our OPENi consortium partners are continuing to explore data and privacy in all its guises. Recognising the data generated, gathered and stored within city spaces, we have representatives on the...

ORBIT: Business Continuity as a Service

Topic 1: Service runtime management exploring relationships between processing, data and access properties of services. The complete service lifecycle should be dynamically adapted according to...

OSSMETER: Automated Measurement and Analysis of Open Source Software

Analysis of social aspects of open-source software development: Understand the routes through which developers and users interact with open source projects. Investigate mechanisms through which...

PaaSage: Model-based Cloud Platform Upperware

The following research topics have been identified during the PaaSage project, but will not be addressed within the project. The research topics could very well be addressed in further research...

PANACEA: Proactive autonomic management of cloud resources

Panacea project creates Machine Learning Framework (MLF) for predicting anomalies in the cloud and a proactive autonomic management of cloud resources. In this research field, there are several...

PROSE: Promoting Open Source in European Projects

We believe that Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) is and will be one of the primary vehicles to convey (re)usable project results, and a key driver for R&D activities. Therefore,...

PROWESS: Property-based testing for web-services

Testing for complex systems and big data Reverse engineering and refactoring testing and monitoring.

RISCOSS: Risks and Costs in Open Source Software Adoption

Here in the following three relevant topics for the WP2016-2017. They emerged in the last years in the work related to risks analysis in OSS ecosystems where communities, companies and public...

S-CASE: Scaffolding Scalable Software Services

The main goal of S-CASE is to provide a cloud-based realm of services and tools for software developers to enable rapid software prototyping based on user requirements and system models, provided...

SeaClouds: Seamless adaptive multi-cloud management of service-based applications

With cloud computing representing a major shift in the way information technology is used it is of very high importance to ensure that developers, app providers but the IT industry in general does...

SERSCIS: Semantically Enhanced Resilient and Secure Critical Infrastructure Services

Cloud infrastructure enables agile, definition, composition and deployment of IT resources. These are used to meet in-house IT requirements by dynamic scaling of IT resources, and increasingly to...

SPECS: Secure Provisioning of Cloud Services based on SLA management

Cloud Security, Security Service Level Agreement and measurable Security: While the economic and technological advantages of cloud computing are appealing, the migration of key sector applications...

STORM CLOUDS: Surfing Towards the Opportunity of Real Migration to cloud-based public services

There are two issues, somehow related - Privacy of data and security - Balance between a private cloud that I could use for my personal work, record, data, etc. and the information/applications...

STRATEGIC: Service disTRibution network And Tools for intEroperable proGrammable, and UnIfied public Cloud services

STRATEGIC integrates leading edge technologial developments completed in recent research projects in order to produce a novel framework that facilitates organisations (notably public bodies) in...

SUCRE: Supporting Cloud Research Exploitation

The following topics of future research have been derived from the discussions held during the various events that SUCRE organised:

  • Convergence of heterogeneous Cloud solutions...

SyncFree: Large-scale computation without synchronisation

  1. Conflict-Free Consistency for low-cost cloud computing: Traditional strong-consistency approaches do not scale to extreme-scale distributed applications, such as social...

UQASAR: Universal Quality Assurance & Control Services for Internet Applications with Volatile Requirements and Contexts

UQASAR implements semantics in the field of Quality Assurance, whereas the techniques applied have to be light-weight or the performance of the platform can be seriously affected. This is...