The European commission recently released the outcomes of a number of cloud computing expert meetings in the form of a report. Members of the ICCLab have contributed to this report, “A Roadmap for Adanced Cloud Technologies under H2020“. It builds and follows on from previous reports (see previous summary article here). The report identifies 10 main technological topics for areas of research in cloud computing and categorises them into three topics: immediate, sustainability and game-changing. This report is especially useful for those wanting to understand where certain priorities lie for the EC’s H2020, the successor to the FP7 research and innovation programme.
The ICCLab (Andy and Thomas) is invited to participate to the next meeting of the Cloud Expert Group which will take place in October 29-30, 2012 in Brussels.
The previous work of the Cloud Expert Group (“Advances in Clouds”) has clearly shown that Cloud Computing still requires research and development work in multiple domains (e.g. software & services, networks, security, complex systems, etc.).
The aim of the workshop is to refine the research topics identified in the above mentioned report, provide more details and develop a roadmap with priorities and actions.
To better shape the workshop discussions, position papers (no longer than 2 pages) are submitted on any of the following topics:
Data management, communications & networks
Resource description & usage, resource management
Programmability & usability
Federation, interoperability, portability
Business and cost models, expertise & usability
Andy will provide a position paper on cloud standards, federation, and interoperability from the ICCLab’s perspective. The slides will be online after the event.