Research & Innovation - Participant Portal

Search

TOPIC : IoT/Cloud/Big Data platforms in social application contexts

Topic identifier: EUJ-02-2016
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
20 October 2015
Deadline: 19 January 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020 H2020 website
Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Over the last years, the Internet of Things has moved from being a futuristic vision to an increasing market reality. The Integration and federation of IoT with Big Data and Cloud (including edge cloud), having all three diverging principles, remains a key challenge. The exploitation of big data, being obtained from remote sensing / actuation and the Web and social media crawling in specific contexts and being processed by smart objects and in sophisticated clouds, enables the creation of distributed intelligence as key application/service drivers toward attractive IoT services. Cloud-based applications driven by decentralised information processing capabilities need to use dedicated cloud architectures, standardised APIs, open software components, and to pay special attention to data integrity, localisation, and confidentiality. Holistic approaches are required to address privacy & security issues across value chains including privacy by design aspects, SLAs, software algorithms and new data management models.

Scope:

Research and Innovation Actions

The scope is to realise IoT/Cloud/Big Data platforms in social application contexts. Specific requirements include multiple sensors and devices linked with big data analytics and cloud data management, edge-heavy computing, machine learning and complex event discovery, and a programmable IoT logic and IoT Data Warehouse. The research will address technological issues in big data application scenarios such as: elasticity and scalability of cloud data management; transregional federated clouds; distributed storage; distributed and/or edge computing; wireless sensor networks; cross-sectoral and spatio-temporal data analysis; etc. Applications related in particular to smart cities supporting urban needs and green manufacturing should serve as test-bed and verification areas.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 1.35 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:
  • Credible demonstration based on cross-border business and/or societal applications of robust interoperable technologies combining IoT with Cloud technologies and Big Data approaches.
  • Concrete implementations of interoperable solutions that integrate Big Data, IoT and Cloud that are candidates for standardisation.
Cross-cutting Priorities:

International cooperation

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
 

  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 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 MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) or NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology). A final 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 Japanese proposal submitted to MIC or NICT for evaluation will be considered ineligible.
    - The proposed project duration shall not exceed 36 months.
    - The Japanese authorities can consider non-eligible proposals with participation of partners from third countries (countries other than Japan, EU and Associated states). Consultation to MIC or NICT representatives is highly advisable before submitting proposals involving third country organisations.
    - Proposals will only be selected on the condition that their corresponding coordinated Japanese project will be funded by MIC or NICT.

    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 with 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 Japan, that ensure a more genuine EU-Japan 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

          
  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
    A specific proposal template will be used in this call.
    A specific evaluation form will be used in this call.
    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.

     
  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

 

Submission Service

No submission system is open for this topic.

Get support

H2020 Online Manual your online guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing your grant.

Participant Portal FAQ – Submission of proposals.

National Contact Points (NCP) - 
contact your NCP for further assistance.

Research Enquiry Service
– ask questions about any aspect of European research in general and the EU Research Framework Programmes in particular.

Enterprise Europe Network
– contact your EEN national contact for advice to businesses with special focus on SMEs. The support includes guidance on the EU research funding.

IT Helpdesk
- contact the Participant Portal IT helpdesk for questions such as forgotten passwords, access rights and roles, technical aspects of submission of proposals, etc.


Ethics
– for compliance with ethical issues, see the Participant Portal and Science and Society Portal

European IPR Helpdesk
assists you on intellectual property issues

CEN
and CENELEC, the European Standards Organisations, advise you how to tackle standardisation in your project proposal. Contact CEN-CENELEC Research Helpdesk at research@cencenelec.eu.

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their recruitment


Partner Search Services
help you find a partner organisation for your proposal

Ideal-IST partner search facility