The SUCRE project is driven by a key objective, which is the consolidation of the European Cloud Computing and Open Source communities by creating a critical mass of stakeholders who will work together on promoting the use of Open Source in Cloud Computing.
In order to have users furnish input and voice the users’ concerns and needs, SUCRE will implement two specific use cases: Open Clouds for Public Sector applications and Open Clouds for the Health Care Provisioning Industry. These application areas do have direct and significant impact in “real life” and in general, present major challenges. Particular attention will be given to the interaction between academia and industry as well as among industry players. This is reflected in the formation of the SUCRE EU – Japan Experts Group, consisting of stakeholders from both regions as well as in our effort to bring together the researchers of tomorrow with industry experts and researchers from the areas of the Internet of Services, Clouds and Open Source.
The main goal of the STRATEGIC project is to enable, pilot and evaluate a radical shift in the way public cloud services (and existing on-line services) can be migrated, replicated and reused across different regions, as well as in the way they can be used in the composition of novel services. To this end, the project will systematically study processes and needs associated with the secure and privacy-friendly replication, migration and extension of public cloud services and will accordingly integrate a cloud-based infrastructure (including various tools and techniques) that could successfully address these needs for a number of stakeholders including public bodies, cloud application developers, cloud service providers and ISVs. The main ICT infrastructure to be integrated in the scope of the project will be the STRATEGIC framework, which will combine/integrate a range of technical developments from background projects (FP7 OPTIMIS, FP7 VENUS-C, FP7 STORK and CIP-PSP SEMIRAMIS) in order to open new horizons in the secure and privacy friendly migration, adaptation, governance and development of public cloud services, notably in terms of e-government services operated and used by public bodies.
CUMULUS will address these limitations by developing an integrated framework of models, processes and tools supporting the certification of security properties of infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and software application layer (SaaS) services in cloud. CUMULUS framework will bring service users, service providers and cloud suppliers to work together with certification authorities in order to ensure security certificate validity in the ever-changing cloud environment.
CUMULUS will rely on multiple types of evidence regarding security, including service testing and monitoring data and trusted computing proofs, and based on models for hybrid, incremental and multi-layer security certification. Whenever possible, evidence gathering will build upon existing standards and practices (e.g., interaction protocols, representation schemes etc.) regarding the provision of information for the assessment of security in clouds.
VIRGO intends to realise a cloud virtual registry of the existing infrastructures in several European countries with standardized system to store and manage data in a unique manner. The project will develop procedures for the maps preparation and the regulatory provisions to create the registry on cloud and implement and deliver related services. Also, VIRGO will optimise the virtual registry with the results of three pilot initiatives in Italy, Portugal and Romania and will disseminate the system and the related results throughout Europe.
CLIPS – ‘Cloud approach for Innovation in Public Services’ – is a 30 month pilot project funded through the CIP Programme of the European Commission, aimed at the development of a new approach to the delivery of public services through the use of cloud computing. The CLIPS project brings together key stakeholders from across the EU – public authorities, citizens and businesses – to collaborate in the development a flexible framework for cloud-based public services, which seeks to overcome some of the major issues that have so far prevented the full adoption of the cloud within the public sector, notably architecture, design and security.
The definition and the implementation of new services follows a mash-up approach, to develop an ecosystem template (methodology and tool kit) where services can be
reused across the EU, allowing CLIPS to offer a pan-European market place of cloud services. The project seeks to demonstrate how these cloud services can be used
through the delivery of four pilots in four cities: Bremerhaven (DE), Lecce (IT), Novi Sad (RS) and Santander (ES).
Open-DAI is a project funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) call 2011, which is scheduled to run for 32 months (February 2012 through September 2014).
The project aim is to make data and platforms available for digital public services on cloud computing infrastructures. This means that open data can be used as a starting point to create new applications and services for public administrations, companies and citizens or to provide a channel for feeding back information to public administrations.
STORM CLOUDS is a project funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) call 2013, which will last for 36 months.
STORM CLOUDS aims at exploring the needed shift by Public Administrations to cloud-based paradigm in service provisioning should be addressed, mainly from the point of view of end-users, and taking full advantage of edge ICT. The purpose of STORM CLOUDS is to define useful guidelines on how to address the process in order to accelerate it, for Public Authorities and policy makers. These guidelines will be prepared based on direct experimentation in 4 European cities, Águeda (PT), Manchester (UK), Valladolid (ES) and Thessaloniki (GR) creating a set of relevant use cases and best practices.
The SEED project has been funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) call 2011.
The target of SEED is to expand, through the “cloud computing” approach and a very cheap network of Interactive Public Service Advertising (i-PSA) nodes, the positive results of European Inclusive e-Governance initiatives to boost “citizen-centric” e-Government Services, to reuse as much as possible the European, National, Regional and Local stocks of Public Sector Information (PSI) and to leverage saving costs of e-Government and e-Governance deployments. SEED re-uses PSI making mash-ups of e-Government contents for raising awareness of citizens about e-Government services available across all Europe: this is, transforming PSI in i-PSA messages.
ECIM uses the power of the cloud to create a market place for transportation solutions that: service creators can use to create innovative applications and sell them around the world, city managers can use to find and purchase these applications, and citizens can use to easily and reliably access them – anytime, anywhere! ECIM’s vision is to use the cloud to dramatically modernize and improve transportation services across Europe. Under the ECIM vision, European cities will lead the world in offering state of the art transportation services that make it easier for people and goods to move between destinations as quickly, cheaply and greenly as possible.
Cloud for Europe is co-funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7) and runs from June 2013 through November 2016.
Cloud for Europe supports public sector cloud use as collaboration between public authorities and industry. The project identifies obstacles, finds innovative solutions and builds trust in European cloud computing.
Cloud for Europe uses pre-commercial procurement as an instrument for public sector innovation. The pre-commercial procurement identifies innovative solutions for cloud services that best fit public sector needs, but also provides better information to public procurers about the potential of cloud services.