Our vision is that Europe will lead in the development and implementation of the next paradigm of cloud computing, notably through advanced infrastructures and services that permit provision and use of services that cuts across cloud providers and platforms, thus increasing choice and facilitate market access, especially for high tech SMEs.
Our Priority is to develop a long term research agenda for advanced cloud infrastructures and services, including devices, sensors and networked computing to address technological challenges that will not be overcome through the market.
Research priorities identified as meeting these requirements are: high performanceheterogeneous cloud infrastructures; federated cloud networking; cloud security and automated service composition.
Currently Europe has strengths in advanced computing e.g. research infrastructures and grids and to some extent high performance computing, but is not in the lead in terms of roll out and take-up of cloud computing infrastructures and services, despite its traditional strengths in both fixed and mobile communications. The development of strategic technology capacities for the future provision of advanced services is important to underpin fast innovation and growth businesses and services in Europe.
Cloud Research Experts Group, Connect Advisory Forum (CAF), NESSI (European Technology Platform), Cloud Select Industry Group, contributors to the public consultation (April 2013)
An integrated research, development and innovation agenda in time for H2020, reflecting long-term trends in cloud computing
Timeframe: Q3 2013
Implement the research and innovation instruments of H2020 in a SMART way covering the full-cycle roadmap funneling RDI outputs into innovation tools, such as pilots, precommercial procurement and standardisation
Higher rate of innovation and growth in the EU cloud computing sector through creating better structural conditions for start-ups and breakthrough businesses especially SMEs (H2020 and policy instruments) and by promoting openness and standards through current research projects.
Scientific and industrial impact:
a) Number of publications in peer-reviewed high impact journals and number and quality of conference/workshops papers and proceedings.
b) Number of patents (including applications)
c) Proportion of SMEs participating in the cloud part of the ICT research and innovation programme