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Create-Net Visits the ICCLab

ZHAW ICCLab – Winterthur 24/10/2013

ICCLab invited Federico Facca, from Create-Net, to give an overview of the research activities, of his lab, and relevant projects in execution.

Around two hours were dedicated to this event to exchange reciprocally information about the activities and innovation interests.

The first part of the presentation, of Federico, was dedicated to introduce how Create-Net is organised and areas of competences:

CREATE-NET,  headquartered in Trento – Italy, is an international research center which operates as a non-profit association and with a mission to  built around four key points: Achieve Research excellence in ICT, promote technology & innovation transfer and have a focus on key application areas and services. One of  key goals is to provide significant benefit to the Autonomous Province of Trento. It is mainly structured in the following application domains:Intelligent transportation and sustainable mobility, Interactive and mobile social media, Smart Energy Systems and Well being and e-health.

After this introductory speech, most of the time was dedicated to the FI-PPP XI-FI project and Mirantis FUEL tool that is used to automate the introduction and configuration of new nodes in the federated cloud  XI-FI.   Mirantis opened its private library, of configuration and deployment tools for OpenStack, to the public. The library, called FUEL, has already been used in many OpenStack projects that the company completed for its business customers. ZHAW ICCLab is very interested in Fuel because it will be used in its datacenter.

The event was concluded with a round table with introduction of reseach interests and projects by each researcher of ICCLab.

ZHAW ICCLAB and Create-Net are contributing to the FI PPP programme with their participations to FI-WARE and XI-FI respectively. Nevertheless, both the organisations are participating to the CONCORD supporting and coordination action of FI PPP.

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Campus Party – The O2 London 3-6 September 2013

Campus Party is an annual week long, 24-hours-a-day technology festival where thousands of “Campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and technophiles), equipped with laptops, camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

It is  the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world which unites the brightest young minds in technology and science under the idea that “the Internet is not a network of computers, it’s a network of people.”

The event of this year is strongly supported by the EU Commission (see photos) with the participation of  FI PPP  FI-WARE project (ZHAW ICCLAB is a partner)  challenges that will be launched to promote the exposure, dissemination, and possible take-up of the FI-WARE technologies. All big names from the business sectors and gaming are present as well with respective platforms.

FI-WARE will offer technology  building blocks ( Generic Enablers ) providing certain functionalities that can be used by a large set of applications and developers at the Campus Party. Examples are cloud hosting, big data analysis, location software, Complex Event Processing, Publish/Subscribe Broker, Marketplace, IoT Things Management, Security Monitoring, Identity Management, etc. These will be made available via the Open Innovation Lab.
Yesterday the workshop on IoT technologies actracted many young developers at the FI-WARE stand to receive the IoT kit which is necessary to develop IoT applications for the contest. Today ICCLAB will contribute to the FI-WARE workshop “Advancing Web User Interfaces” – 16:00 – 18:00 – Using FI-WARE Generic Enablers (GEs), you can create fun applications and participate in the challenges. The  overview will teach how to perform advanced multimedia stream processing on GEs .
All is very very interesting here with many exibitions on: 3D scanners and printers, augmented reality,  games and brain controlled demos.
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Kick off meeting of Concord phase2 held in Heidelberg @Eurescom

logoConcord is a supporting action of the FI PPP programme having as main EC objective the harmonisation, dissemination, facilitation and content of the core platform (FI-WARE), the Cloud Infrastructure (XIFI) and Use Case Projects.

From Phase 2 onward , one of the challenge of FI PPP, and therefore of Concord, is the deployment of the Generic Enablers (i.e IoT, QoS, Cloud, Bigdata etc..) of FI-WARE by Use Case Projects above the Cloud Infrastructure of XIFI available by telcos.

To support and  kick the activities off in Germany most of the agenda of the boards (Architecture, Advisory and Steering) have been drafted together with the plan for dissemination and events.  Most of the partners of Concord shall meet at the FIA in Dublin from 8 to 10 May.

FI-PPP programme will assume relevance from the phase 3 when most of the projects will be sustainable and in operation involving Small & Medium Enterprises selected by Concord project.