OSSMETER – Automated measurement and analysis of open source software

Focus: Extending the state of the art in automated analysis and measurement of open source software. Developing a platform that supports decision makers in the process of discovering, comparing, assessing and monitoring the health, quality and evolution of open source software. Identifying and re-using high-quality open source software, rather than on in-house solutions with similar functionalities, enables organisations to focus on delivering innovative features.

Coordinator: The Open Group, UK

PaaSage – Model-based cloud platform upperware

Focus: Delivering an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of cloud applications. Enabling model-based development, configuration, optimisation and deployment of existing and new applications independently of the existing cloud infrastructures. An integrated development environment combining the abstraction power of a modelling language with mechanisms for profiling, reasoning, monitoring, metadata collection and adaption at runtime.

Coordinator: ERCIM, France

PANACEA - Proactive automatic management of cloud resources

Focus: Innovative solutions the proactive automatic management of cloud resources based on a set of advanced machine learning techniques and virtualisation. Enabling monitoring, controlling and proactively application executions and services in the cloud.

Coordinator: Centre National de la Recerche Scientifique, France

PROSE – Promoting open source in European projects

Focus: Contributing to the adoption of open source software on ICT projects, by increasing the lifetime of the software developed inside European projects. Maximising the impact of ICT projects by creating a coordination platform for software projects, as well as promoting dissemination and training events on open source. To achieve this vision, it is necessary to promote FLOSS (Free/Libre and open source software) for ICT projects and remove current barriers, especially legal and business ones.

Coordinator: Caixa Magica Software, Portugal

RISCOSS – Managing risks and costs in open source software adoption

Focus: Offering novel risk identification, management and mitigation tools and methods for community-based and industry-supported open source software development, composition and life cycle management to individually, collectively manage open source software risks.

Coordinator: Catalunya University of Technology

Partnership: Ericsson Telecommunicazioni, Italy; Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy; Maastricht University, Netherlands; National Centre for ICT, Spain; XWiki SAS, France; OW2 Consortium, France; KPA Ltd, Israel

S-CASE – Scaffolding scalable software services

Focus: Providing cloud services and tools for software developers to enable rapid software prototyping based on user requirements and system models in multimodal formats. Software developers will be equipped with a set of software artefacts that implement various aspects of the application being developed. S-CASE will introduce new business models for service providers and software SMEs willing to provide integrated end-customer solutions, minimising development costs and effort.

Coordinator: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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

Focus: Giving organisations the capability of agility after deployment. SeaClouds deals with various aspects of the cloud development life-cycle, such as an open, generic and interoperable foundation to orchestrate parts of cloud-based applications. SeaClouds provides services to monitor, manage and migrate the underlying providers of both public and private clouds, leveraging service level agreement policies in order to guarantee the required performance and quality of service (QoS) on multi-cloud environments.

Coordinator: Atos, Spain

SERSCIS: Semantically Enhanced Resilient and Secure Critical Infrastructure Services

Focus: Develop adaptive service-oriented technologies for creating, monitoring and managing secure, resilient and highly available information systems underpinning critical infrastructures.
SERSCIS will use a service-oriented architecture to make interconnected ICT systems more manageable, allowing dynamic adaptation to manage changing situations, and counter the risk amplification effect of interconnectedness.

Coordinator: University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre

SPECS: Secure Provisioning of Cloud Services based on SLA management

Focus: developing and implementing an open source framework to offer Security-as-a-Service, by relying on the notion of security parameters specified in Service Level Agreements (SLA), and also providing the techniques to systematically manage their life-cycle.

Coordinator: Second University of Naples / CeRICT

STORM CLOUDS - Guiding public authorities to the cloud

FOCUS: STORM CLOUDS aims to explore how the shift by public authorities to a cloud-based paradigm in service provisioning should be addressed. STORM CLOUDS will define useful guidelines on how to address the process in order to accelerate it, for public authorities and policy makers. These guidelines will be prepared based on direct experimentation in at least four European cities, creating a set of relevant use cases and best practices.