The European Commission - DG CONNECT, Unit "Cloud and Software" - is consulting all interested stakeholders on the future research and innovation challenges in the area of Cloud Computing to be addressed in the forthcoming H2020 LEIT ICT Work Programme 2018-2020.
All interested stakeholders from industry, research centres, academia, SMEs and users are invited to contribute. The consultation will run from 5 September until 10 October 2016.
The reports listed below are intended to trigger the discussions. Respondents are invited to comment on any aspects of these reports or to put forward new ideas/suggestions for research and innovation topics in the area:
You can submit your contribution to the consultation to the European Commission in free format using word, pdf or power point slides.
The WP 2018-2020 Call for Proposals is expected to be published by the end of 2017. Hence, new projects are likely to be launched before the end of 2018. These projects are likely to run for 2 or 3 years. Therefore, the Work Programme is expected to focus on infrastructures, services, technologies and innovation ripe for commercial deployment beyond 2021 i.e. in 5/6 years' time.
A Post-Consultation Workshop will be held in Brussels at the Avenue de Beaulieu 25, on 7 November 2016 in order to discuss and validate the views expressed by the respondents during the consultation.
One of the goals of this Workshop is to bring together existing and new stakeholders with the aim of focusing the Work Programme as to maximise its impact on European competitiveness and economic growth.
The workshop is open to the public, participation will be free of charge and granted on a first come - first served basis. However, places are limited due to the venue capacity.
Advance registration for the workshop is mandatory. Details will follow.
More information and the reports are available at the website of the European Commission.