DG Connect (Unit E2) launched a web-based Public Consultation with a view to defining future research priorities in the areas of Cloud Computing and Software, ahead of the H2020 ICT Work Programme 2016-17. All interested stakeholders (industry, research centres, academia, SMEs and users) were invited to contribute.

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The Consultation Report is now available here

The consultation ran from September 10th until October 17th 2014 and was structured in two parts: one on Cloud Computing and one on Software (including Open Source).

Consultation on Cloud Computing

Here you will find some reports that were used to trigger the discussions. Participants were invited to comment on any aspects of the below-mentioned documents or to come with new proposals for research and innovation actions in this area.

 

Consultation on Software (including Open Source)

Here you will find some reports that were used to trigger the discussions. Participants were invited to comment on any aspects of the below-mentioned documents or to come with new proposals for research and innovation actions in this area.

Post-consultation workshop

A post-consultation Workshop was held in Brussels on Tuesday, 4th November 2014 in order to discuss and validate the views expressed by different actors during the consultation.

One of the goals of this Workshop was to bring together existing and new stakeholders, in particular from innovative technological SMEs and from the public sector with the aim of better focusing the Work Programme so as to maximise its impact on competitiveness and growth.

The first WP 2016-17 Call for Proposals is expected to be published by the end of 2015. Hence, new projects are likely to be launched before the end of 2016 and, typically, will run for 2 or 3 years. Therefore, the Programme is expected to focus on infrastructures, services, technologies and innovation ripe for commercial deployment by the end of the decade.

Invited speakers

Invited speakers in this Workshop were chosen among the authors of the contributions. 

Presentations

OPENING SESSION: Consultation process for Cloud Computing and Software in the context of the LEIT-ICT work programme 2016-17 of Horizon 2020

SESSION 1: Federated and distributed clouds, interoperability

SESSION 2: Other Research Challenges in Cloud Infrastructures and Services (Part 1)

SESSION 3: Other Research Challenges in Cloud Infrastructures and Services (Part 2)

SESSION 4: Software methods and tools

SESSION 5: Open Source Software, interoperability and standards


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Consultation period

10/09/2014 to 17/10/2014