HEADS – Heterogeneous and distributed services for the future computing consortium

Focus: A software engineering initiative targeting Internet services whose logic and value emerges from a set of communicating software components distributed on a heterogeneous computing continuum, from clouds to mobile devices, sensors and/or smart objects.

Coordinator: SINTEF, Norway

Partnership: INRIA, France; Geographical Infrastructure Solutions Ltd, Ireland; Tellu AS, Norway; Software AG, Germany; Athens Technology Center, Greece

HTML5 for Apps: Closing the gaps

Focus: Closing the gap between native “apps” and HTML5 “apps” through standardisation. HTML5 is platform and device agnostic, making it easy to move apps from one platform to another, for example, mobile to tablet to connected TV to connected car.

Coordinator: W3C Europe GEIE ERCIM with an industry consortium of over 380 members from research and enterprise, directed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web.

LEADS – Large-scale elastic architecture for Data as a Service

Focus: Investigating a novel approach based on a Data as a Service model for the real-time processing of private and public data that is economically viable and technically feasible even for small businesses. Developing means for gathering and storing publicly available data and providing a platform that facilities real-time data processing. LEADS will operate on a collection of micro-clouds, independent and geographically distributed.

Coordinator: Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

MIDAS - Model and Inference-driven - automated testing of service architectures

Focus: Implementing an integrated framework for the automation and intelligent management of service oriented architecture testing. The framework is available as a Platform as a Service solution on a cloud infrastructure. It supports main testing domains (functional, interactional, fault tolerance, security and usage-based testing).

MODAClouds - Model-driven approach for design and execution of applications on multiple clouds

Focus: Providing methods, a decision support system, an open source integrated development environment and run-time environment for the high-level design, early prototyping, semi-automatic code generation, and automatic deployment of applications on multi-clouds with guaranteed quality of service (QoS).

Coordinator: Milan Polytechnic

Partnership: SINTEF, Norway; Imperial College of London, UK; Softeam, France; Siemens Romania; BOC Information Systems GmBH, Austria; Flexiant Ltd, UK; Atos, Spain; CA Technologies SA, Spain

MONDO – Scalable Modelling and Model Management on the Cloud

Focus: As Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is increasingly applied to larger and more complex systems, the current generation of modelling and model management technologies are being pushed to their limits in terms of capacity and efficiency, and as such, additional research is needed to enable MDE to remain relevant within industrial practice and to continue delivering its well-recognised benefits of increased productivity, quality, and maintainability.

OCEAN - Open Cloud for Europe and Japan

Focus: Playing a pivotal role among collaborative cloud research initiatives, especially initiatives based on open source approaches. OCEAN will help identify commonalities between projects, whether potential overlays or prospects for cross-project collaboration and synergies. It will foster collaboration on cloud computing between European and Japanese organisations.

Coordinator: Fraunhofer, Germany

Partnership: OW2 Consortium, France; Engineering, Italy; Information-Technology Agency, Japan

Open-DAI: Opening Data Architectures and Infrastructures

Focus: The project aims to make data and platforms available for digital public services on cloud computing infrastructures.



Partnership: Ajuntament de Lleida; BDigital, Barcelona, Spain; CSI Piemonte, Italy; IMI Institut Municipal d’Informatica de Barcelona, Spain; Municipality of Karlshamn, Blekinge, Sweden; NetPort Science Park, Karlshamn, Sweden; Ordu Municipality, Turkey; Piedmont Region, Italy; Politecnico di Torino, Italy; SAMPAS IT and Communication Systems, Turkey.

ORBIT - Business continuity as a Service

Focus: Ensuring business continuity by introducing a new cost-effective approach in virtualised infrastructures for providing application-agnostic high availability. Key to this direction is the consolidation of virtualised memory and I/O resources emerging from multiple physical hosts.

Coordinator: Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

Partnership: IBM Research Haifa, Israel; Red Hat Israel; Deutsche Welle, Germany; Umeå University, Sweden; Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus, Greece