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TOPIC : Big data PPP: research addressing main technology challenges of the data economy

Topic identifier: ICT-16-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Planned opening date:
single-stage
08 December 2016
Deadline: 25 April 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Significant opportunities for value generation from (Big) Data assets are lost because the available software and IT architecture solutions are not adapted to the processing, analysis and visualisation of data in a situation where the volume, velocity and variety of the data are increasing rapidly. The challenge is to fundamentally improve the technology, methods, standards and processes, building on a solid scientific basis, and responding to real needs.

Scope:

Research and innovation actions are expected to address cross-sector and cross-border problems or opportunities of clear industrial significance.

These will include (but are not limited to):

  • Software stacks designed to help programmers and big data practitioners take advantage of novel architectures in order to optimise Big Data processing tasks;
  • Distributed data and process mining, predictive analytics and visualization at the service of industrial decision support processes;
  • Real-time complex event processing over extremely large numbers of high volume streams of possibly noisy, possibly incomplete data.

All human factors claims (e.g. usability, maintainability) concerning software to be developed will need to be rigorously tested by methodologically sound experiments with clear plans to recruit adequate numbers of experimental subjects of the required type (e.g. professional experts as opposed to researchers or software developers). Proposals must demonstrate that they have access to appropriately large, complex and realistic data sets. Proposals are expected to make best possible use of large volumes of diverse corporate data as well as, where appropriate, open data from the European Union Open Data portal and/or other European open data sources, including data coming from EU initiatives like Copernicus and Galileo. Proposals should make appropriate use of and/or contribute to data exchange and interoperability standards.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 2 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:
  • Powerful (Big) Data processing tools and methods that demonstrate their applicability in real-world settings, including the data experimentation/integration (ICT-14) and Large Scale Pilot (ICT-15) projects;
  • Demonstrated, significant increase of speed of data throughput and access, , as measured against relevant, industry-validated benchmarks;
  • Substantial increase in the definition and uptake of standards fostering data sharing, exchange and interoperability.
Topic conditions and documents

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  1. 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).

     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme


    Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  4. 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.

     
  5. 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
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

     
  7. 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.

    This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:

    • The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).

    • Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.

    • Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
    Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.

     
  8. 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
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
     

 

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