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Cloud Computing
Deadline: Mar 14, 2017  

 Digital Economy
 Horizon Europe

Topic Description
Specific 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.


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.

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