TOPIC : Cloud Computing
|Publication date:||14 October 2015|
|Types of action:||RIA Research and Innovation action|
|DeadlineModel: Planned opening date:||single-stage 08 November 2016||Deadline:||14 March 2017 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
Topic DescriptionSpecific Challenge:
Cloud computing is now an established global paradigm for the delivery of IT services in all sectors of the digital economy. However, further enhancements are still required in critical aspects of cloud computing, including enhanced security and privacy; trustworthy clouds; resource pooling; data management and traceability; virtualization; and hybrid systems. Support towards intercontinental experimentation on cloud infrastructures and services are necessary as well, especially in the context of EU-Brazil cooperation.Scope:
Research and Innovation Actions
The focus of the joint research will be the development of innovative technologies for next generation cloud infrastructures and services able to cope with the challenges from different application domains in business and societal contexts. The technologies to be developed should aim at future standardization as well as take into account interoperability and data portability.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 1.0 and 1.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately by two distinct projects. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
The joint EU-Brazil research is intended to develop innovative cloud computing technologies leading to next generation solutions. The research collaboration will also facilitate and enhance policy coordination between the EU and Brazil in relevant areas. In particular, projects are expected to:
- Facilitate the development of cloud-enabled, secure and trustworthy applications based on robust standardized technologies.
- Develop technologies to manage hybrid resources in the cloud, as well as solutions for cloud-centered data management.
- Submit joint contributions towards international standardization activities.
Topic conditions and documents
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- List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).
- Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions:
Additional admissibility criterion:
- Participants in the EU collaborative projects are required to conclude a coordination agreement with the participants in the coordinated project funded by the RNP (Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa - Brazilian National Research and Education Network). A draft of this agreement has to be provided with the proposal.
Additional eligibility criteria:
- Proposals submitted to this call which do not include coordination with a Brazilian proposal submitted to RNP for evaluation will be considered ineligible.
- The proposed project duration shall not exceed 36 months.
- Proposals will only be selected on the condition that their corresponding coordinated Brazilian project will be funded by the RNP.
Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programmewith the following exceptions:
- Criterion 3 "Quality and efficiency of the implementation": additional evaluation sub-criterion: Balanced effort between the two coordinated projects and a research plan properly involving coordinated research activities between Europe and Brazil, that ensure a more genuine EU-Brazil cooperation and represent an added value to the activities.
- Criterion 2 "Impact": additional evaluation sub-criterion: Standards are an important element in the field of international cooperation. Beyond access to additional research capability, international cooperation in the context of industrial research should have global consensus and standards as a main target. Contribution to the elaboration of new standards or adoption of standards through implementation of research results.
3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
- Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
Research and Innovation Action:
Specific provisions and funding rates
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H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
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- Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
- Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
- Additional documents
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs)
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Information and communication technologies (ICT)
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
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