a) Cloud Computing for Science
The targeted output is the development of state-of-the-art Cloud Computing environment that efficiently exploits the computational, communication and data resources in both the EU and Brazil and offers interoperable and user-centred interfaces. Proposed R&D in this topic would target:
• Infrastructure technologies that promote sustainability;
• Support platforms for e-Science applications;
• Software engineering techniques for the provisioning of e-Science applications as efficient and user-friendly services;
• Crosscutting issues.
b) Sustainable technologies for a Smarter Society
This activity is expected to exploit the underlying technologies, components and systems that are needed for the deployment of sustainable ICT solutions (e.g. green ICT, smart things, complex and control systems, nano-electronics, micro-systems).
Advancement of the required technologies, in particular systems development platforms, that enable the development of sustainable complex systems. The purpose is to obtain a systems development platform. Priority will be given to projects that integrate and/or reuse existing components while addressing the research and innovation addressed above, and that demonstrate the final platform in a particular application area.
c) Smart services and applications for a Smarter Society
The focus will be on designing, building and deploying interoperable infrastructures, open platforms and scalable solutions exploiting new trends in Future Internet experimentation and open data. One of the key challenges will be to explore data "mash up" processes which synthesizes new information by collecting, connecting, reusing, combining and semantically aggregating disjoint information extracted from a plethora of sources. The adoption of a user-centred innovation approach, emphasising trust and privacy aspects is therefore required.
To develop smart, open experimental platforms to enhance the quality-of-experience of urban living (in terms namely of citizen involvement, inclusion, sustainable lifestyles, etc.).
To support the deployment of interoperable wireless infrastructures exploiting new trends on Future Internet and open data (namely from sensors and social networks) to create context-aware services and applications of relevance to citizens.
d) Hybrid broadcast-broadband TV applications and services
Hybrid broadcast-broadband TV applications and services to address a new generation of TV applications taking advantage of the widespread Internet connectivity will be developed, both for commercial use and for educational or other public goals. Although the TV broadcast transmission standards are different in Brazil and Europe, there is an opportunity to foster the development of intuitive and attractive new services seamlessly connecting broadcast and broadband while enabling new business models.
A key issue is how to develop and author applications which can run on different devices / software platforms.
Small or medium scale focused research projects (STREPs).
Proposals will only be selected on the condition that their corresponding coordinated project will be funded by the Brazilian Authorities.
Indicative budget distribution_STREP: EUR 5 million
Up to one proposal per topic may be funded under this call: That is one proposal for each one of the four topics implemented via STREPs
Relevant challenge: International Cooperation
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