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IST Information Day Applications and services for the mobile user and worker GRID-based systems for solving complex problems eInclusion Research networking testbeds Athens, 2 June 2003 National Documentation Centre Georgios TSELENTIS European Commission, IST programme New Working Environments (firstname.lastname@example.org) European R&D: a fragmented landscape Only 4% of the total civil research FIN CERN, EMBL, ESA, S ESO and other budget UK NL international of the EU IRL DK organisations B LUX A D Enterprises, universities and research centres Framework programme F IT P ES EL Candidate and associated countries ERA-a new context for EU supported RTD Moving to a European level Research policy – Strengthen co-operation between National and EU Activities – Improve links between National and EU policies and schemes – Take into account enlargement – Development of a “shared vision” on European RTD – Potential for co-funding arrangements Realising ERA will require – New thinking: more strategic and goal oriented – New approach: integration, concentration, critical mass and flexibility – New scope: taking account of the international dimension of RTD – greater awareness of who‟s doing what – New instruments: Integrated Projects (IPs) & Networks of Excellence (No Defining the SOs: Five main groups (1) Reinforce leadership where Europe has demonstrated strengths, e.g. – mobile communications and services, broadband communications – micro-opto electronics – networked audiovisual systems... – security and dependability,… new opportunities that arise from the „AmI‟ vision and Seize address weaknesses / threats critical for its realisation, e.g. – multimodal interfaces, semantic-based knowledge handling,.. – embedded systems, integration of sensing & actuating devices, ... – Knowledge and computing GRIDs Defining the SOs: five main groups (2) Continued support to leading / challenging applications, responding to emerging needs, e.g. – eHealth, eInclusion, eLearning and culture, – entertainment and leisure content – business support tools, networked organisations,eWork... Support to research at the frontier of knowledge – FET open – FET proactive – Cognitive science, KM Support to infrastructure development – Research networking test beds – Open development platforms – IST for safety in transport, risk management,.. Research context in FP6 Ambient Intelligence (AMI): a vision Ambient Connectivity: a need eInfrastructure: Towards a New Generation of Networks From Infrastructure to Applied research Policies : eInclusion, eEconomy Applied •eInclusion Research •New working environment Technology Development •Grid-technology/middleware for complex problem solving Infrastructure •Grid & IPv6 Testbeds & Testbeds •Research Infrastructure •Future and emerging technologies Call 2 of the IST Priority Publication: 17.06.03 Closure date: 15.10.03 Indicative budget: ~525 Meuro – 80% of the budget pre-allocated per area 20% to be defined – drawing mainly from 2004 commitment budget Distribution per instrument: – 2/3 for IPs + NoEs – 1/3 for STREPs + CAs + SSAs One stage evaluation procedure; no anonymity Indicative call sequence & topics Strategic objectives covered in Call 2 1. Advanced displays 2. Optical, opto-electronic, photonic functional components Technology components 3. Open development platforms for software and services 4. Cognitive systems 5. Embedded systems Integrated 6. Applications & services for the mobile user & worker systems 7. Cross-media content for leisure and entertainment 8. GRID-based Systems & solving complex problems 9. Improving Risk management Sectorial 10. eInclusion Applications + Research Networking + Accompanying actions + Services and Products engineering 2010 : Joint call with priority 3 Areas in Call 2 and pre-allocated budget Instruments Indicative Pre-allocated Budget (Meuro) 1- Strategic Objectives 2 3.2.1 Advanced displays All 25 188.8.131.52 Optical, opto-electronic, photonic functional components All 45 2 3.2.3 Embedded systems All 50 2 3.2.4 Open development platforms for software & services All 55 2 3.2.5 Cognitive systems All 25 2 3.2.6 Applications and Services for the Mobile User & worker All 60 2 3.2.7 Cross-media content for leisure and entertainment All 55 2 3.2.8 GRID-based Systems and solving complex problems All 45 2 3.2.9 Improving Risk management All 30 2 3.2.10 eInclusion All 30 2- Research Networking 2 3.5 Research Networking test beds All 25 3- General accompanying actions 2 3.6 General Accompanying actions SSAs; CAs 8 Call 2 Applications and services for the mobile user and worker Key Objectives & Breakthroughs 60 MEuro – services being seamlessly accessed and provided anywhere, anytime – enabling new business models, new ways of working, improved customer relations and government services Research Tasks – services that deploy wearable interfaces, enabling context-sensitivity, user profiling and personalisation, multiple modes of interaction – collaboration of multi-location and mobile workers – major hurdles for deployment of services for the mobile user Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User and Worker Objective: – “To foster the emergence of rich landscape of innovative applications and services for the mobile user and worker and to support the use and development of new work methods and collaborative work environments. These should be based on interoperable mobile, wireless technologies and the convergence of fixed and mobile communication infrastructures. Such applications and services will enable new business models, new ways of working, improved customer relations and government services in any context.” – “The target applications and services will be capable of being seamlessly accessed and provided anywhere, anytime and in any context.” Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User and Worker 2 Main Focal Points Focus 1: The integration of technologies into a wide range of innovative mobile and multimodal applications and services including workplace designs that enhance creativity and productivity: – Intelligent, adaptive and self-configuring services that deploy wearable interfaces and enable automatic context- sensitivity, user profiling and personalisation in a trusted and secure environment as well as multi-lingual and multi- cultural presentation, and multiple modes of interaction – Novel workplace designs and methods of work organisation that enable collaboration of multi-location and mobile workers and can increase participation in, and access to work in remote and rural areas Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User and Worker 2 Main Focal Points Focus 2: “Addressing the major hurdles for the deployment of applications and services for the mobile user so as to ensure: – openness and interoperability of service development and provision environments, including location-based services compatible with existing and emerging satellite infrastructures (e.g. Galileo), – interoperability of services and roaming across heterogeneous networks and service environments (e.g. working, billing, payment, ticketing and accounting services) – seamless access to corporate and government resources Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User & Worker The vision Bring the users, “people”, to the foreground….. ….. to the “centre of our attention” – building trustful technologies for the background – making technology “adapt” to people needs Moving to an era where ….. “Our surrounding is the interface‟ to IST applications & services” Exploring beyond “the PC, screens & keyboard interfaces”... Enabling multi-sensorial dialogues ….. – supported by computing & networking – „everywhere‟, embedded in everyday objects Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User & Worker Mobile user and worker scenarios Increased importance of: – mobility and location independence – time critical and ad-hoc collaboration (get together to solve a problem, a task, a business opportunity) – context awareness (geo-social context: language, culture etc., specific setting: time, place) – sharing knowledge and resources – added value (created in whatever way is appropriate, no longer dictated by organisational relations and boundaries) Challenges: – How to create and manage shared workspaces with the above characteristics? – How to integrate these characteristics in a seamless way? – What about standardisation? Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User & Worker Group of competencies needed to M perform a task M M Customers Competence nodes networking M=Management response of a given task in a given time point is given to the competence node which understands the customers problem best Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User & Worker Network society moves us from the era of organisations to the era of organisation Single European Electronic Market (SEEM) concept: interoperability, commonly agreed processes, standardization Knowledge Management and Semantic web Grid-type of information infrastructure (utility) p2p context-sensitive technologies (mobility, location, user identification etc) trust and security technologies Technical vision for the SEEM Call 2: Applications and Services for the mobile User & Worker Useful information Contact person(s): – Michael ZIEGLER (Michael.Ziegler@cec.eu.int) – Bror SALMELIN (Bror.Salmelin@cec.eu.int) – (INFSO-MOBILE-USER-AND-WORKER@cec.eu.int) News & Events: – 26 June 2003, Brussels Information & Networking Day: Applications & services for the mobile user and worker http://www.cordis.lu/ist/so/mobile-services/events/announcement_agenda.htm – 25 June 2003, Brussels: Next-generation Mobile and Location-independent Collaborative e-Work Beyond the State-of-the-art http://www.cordis.lu/ist/events/workshop_on_collaboration.htm Past events: – 29 April 2003, Consultation Workshop,, Brussels: Ambient intelligence@Work Next-generation Mobile and Location-independent Collaborative Work - Beyond the state-of-the-art http://www.cordis.lu/ist/events/consultation-workshop.htm Call 2 GRID-based systems for complex problem solving Key Objectives & Breakthroughs 45 MEuro – computing and knowledge Grids and peer-to-peer approaches to solving complex problems Research Tasks – next generation GRID : security, programming environments, resource management; business models for new services, customisable middleware, interoperability with existing GRID and Webservices – enabling application technologies : modelling, simulation, datamining, visualisation, process control, remote operation; collaborative working in dynamic virtual organisations Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems “Objectives: – To expand the potential of the Grid and peer-to-peer approaches to solving complex problems which can not be solved with current technologies in application fields such as, but not limited to, industrial design, engineering and manufacturing, health, genomics and drug design, environment, critical infrastructures, energy, business and finance, and new media. – To overcome present architectural and design limitations hampering the use and wider deployment of computing and knowledge Grids and to enrich its capabilities by including new functionalities required for complex problem solving. This should help the larger uptake of Grid type architectures and extend the concept from computation Grids to knowledge Grids, eventually leading to a “semantic Grid”.” Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems 2 Main Focal Points Focus 1: – “Architecture, design and development of the next generation Grid beyond extensions of existing technologies, leading to open standards, and including security built-in at all levels, programming environments, resource management; economic and business models for new services, customisable middleware, interoperability with existing Grid and Webservices. An integrated and comprehensive approach including stake holders from all relevant levels is required.” Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems 2 Main Focal Points Focus 2: – “Enabling application technologies for the solution of complex problems in domains requiring a Grid-based approach, including next generation tools and environments for modelling, simulation, datamining, visualisation, process control, remote operation; and collaborative working in dynamic virtual organisations. To exploit synergies and avoid duplication, communities in different application domains having similar requirements shall join forces and share common layers.” Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems The Challenge (1) Hypermedia Web Web Services Semantic Web Next OGSA Semantic Generation Information Grid Retrieval Current Grids Grids Database Authentication Scheduling Metacomputing Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems The Challenge (2) Moving Grid from e-Science to Industry Promote Grid research to Solve complex problems with high economic and societal impact Industry & Business Exploit the potential of Grids beyond e-Science Grids Ease access and use of Grids e-Science Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems The Challenge (3) Grids for Complex Problem Solving Applications Application Application e-business, Application Application Application e-health, e-gov, Sector 3 Sector 1 Sector n Sector 1 Sector 2 e-learning, environment “Grids for CPS” focus Generic enabling application technologies Tools and environments for simulation, data mining, knowledge discovery, collaborative working, ... Next generation Grid Architecture, design and development addressing security, business models, open source/standards,interoperability, … Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems The Challenge (3) Generic Enabling Application Technologies Sector 1Sector 2 Sector N complex applic. applic. applic. problem PSE/ PSE/ PSE/ solving Portal Portal Portal Sector- Sector- ... Sector- specific specific specific Scope of future comps. comps. comps. enabling projects enabling technologies high level Grid services technologies - generic components - Low level Grid services Infra- Grid-type environment structure Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems Grids empowered Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems Project examples GRASP GRID based Application Service Provision: – Pilot applications in: biomedicine + finance – Shift to industrial/business use of the Grid – Industrial strength service provision middleware for Grids • resource management • security • Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Quality of Service (QoS) • business models and pricing GRIP GRID Interoperability Project – Grid Interoperability: enabling applications and virtual organisations to use simultaneously different Grid middleware based on common open standards – Contribute to standardisation (Global Grid Forum: GGF) – Pilot applications in: meteorology + molecular biology Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems Conclusions Grid technologies will revolutionise the Internet of tomorrow as the Web did for the Internet of today Grid reseach represents a key priority in IST-FP6 and will serve as a means for the evolution of ERA The shift of Grids from eScience to industry will in future reap the benefits for European business, industry and society Need for stronger co-ordination of existing Community, Member States and international Grid research initiatives, e.g. through a “Virtual Grid Middleware Laboratory” Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems Indicative budget Call 2: 45 M€ / total FP6: 125 M€ Budget vs. Instruments (tentative) 4-5 (mainly) IPs and NoEs Coverage of each research focus by ~2 IPs ~5 STREPs ~1-2 CAs SSAs Call 2: GRID-based Systems for solving complex problems Useful information Contact person(s): Wolfgang Boch, Head of Unit F2 - Grids for Complex Problem solving (email@example.com) For Next generation Grid developments contact Roman Tirler (firstname.lastname@example.org) For Generic enabling application technologies contact Max Lemke (max.lemke @cec.eu.int) http://www.cordis.lu/ist/grids/index.htm News & Events: – Info day June 20th in Brussels “Centre Borschette”, 36 Rue Froissart Call 2 Research Networking test beds 25 MEuro Work complementary to high performance GRIDs & GÉANT Key Objectives: – Validate through test beds future upgrades in Europe‟s infrastructure – Foster & deploy next generation networks Research Tasks – Test and validate new networking technologies – Develop Roadmaps for infrastructure development – Interoperability Call 2: Research Networking test beds “Objectives: – To integrate and validate, in the context of user-driven large scale testbeds, the state-of-the-art technology that is essential for preparing the future upgrades in the infrastructure deployed across Europe. This should help support all research fields and identify the opportunities that such technology offers together with its limitations. The work is essential for fostering the early deployment in Europe of Next Generation Information and Communications Networks based upon all-optical technologies and new Internet protocols and for incorporating the most up-to-date middleware.” Call 2: Research Networking test beds Focus: – “integrating, testing, validating and demonstrating new networking technologies and services in real-world settings and production environments. – developing roadmaps and strategic guidance for infrastructure development in Europe, promoting specialised training and education on related advanced topics, promoting centres of excellence (e.g. GRIDs technology centres) and technology and know-how transfer ... – fostering interoperability of solutions across different scientific and industrial disciplines in an effort to achieve broader-scale up-take of new state-of-the-art infrastructure technology and promoting the creation of standards and a continued effort to strengthen contributions to open-source objectives. ” Call 2: Research Networking test beds 'Research Networking' is a key IST area with 2 complementary approaches: •broadband interconnection of national research and education networks •establishment of advanced European experimental test-beds Call 2: Research Networking test beds International links of GÉANT within FP5 GÉANT: a forerunner of ERA and a model for international cooperation in global challenges Virtual Silk Highway The IPv6 Experimentation Russia Platforms are facilitating GEANT GEANT and National Research and EUMEDIS EUMEDconnect Networks EducationCentral Africa for their @LIS move to IPv6 ALICE Southern Africa Operational or funding available Request to interconnect received Call 2: Research Networking test beds GÉANT World leading Research Network Connecting more than 3100 Universities and R&D centers Over 32 countries across Europe Connectivity to NA, Japan, … Speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s Call 2: Research Networking test beds Transfer volume in the European Backbone Network before and after the introduction of GÉANT 1250 1000 1 Petabyte Terabyte/month 750 500 250 0 Dec 2000 June 2001 Dec 2001 June 2002 Dec 2002 TEN-155 GEANT Call 2: Research Networking test beds Visible facts from FP5 on support for Research Infrastructures: GÉANT / international connectivity - Eumedis, ALIS, TEIN, Russia,... Large scale experimentation on IPv6 Optical testbeds Grids pilots involving leading Research Centers Grids IPv6 Testbeds R&D Testbeds Optical Testbeds International GÉANT network dimension High political visibility - EP, Council, eEurope 2002 Doubling the budget in FP6 Call 2: Research Networking test beds Research e-Infrastructure Two key aspects for the future: deployment of the most performant research backbone network in the world (GÉANT) – boosting the transfer of information piloting of new and particularly powerful forms of distributed computing – Grids – boosting the processing of information pilots Grids Grids Grids e-Infrastructure GÉANT IPv6 IPv6 Call 2: Research Networking test beds Moving towards an e-Infrastructure Grids Grids Grids middleware Grids GÉANT IPv6 IPv6 IPv6 Call 2: Research Networking test beds Moving towards an e-Infrastructure In FP6, deployment of a Grid empowered eInfrastructure e-Infrastructure Call 2: Research Networking test beds Useful information Contact person(s): Mr. Mario CAMPOLARGO Head of Unit F3 Research Infrastructure (email@example.com) Mr. Pascal DRABIK responsible for the 2nd Call (firstname.lastname@example.org) – http://www.cordis.lu/ist/rn/home.html – http://www.cordis.lu/ist/rn/rn-fp6.htm Next Events: Mid July (exact day not defined yet) Stay tuned at the site! Past Events: Meeting with NRENs - 24th March 2003 Workshop on Interconnection of heterogeneous wireless testbeds - 26th March 2003 Call 2: eInclusion “Objectives: – To promote eInclusion as a core horizontal building block in the establishment of the Information Society to ensure equal access and participation for all in Europe. – To develop intelligent systems that empower persons with disabilities and ageing citizens to play a full role in society and to increase their autonomy.” Call 2: eInclusion Focus: – “Research on advanced interfaces, low cost sensors and possibly robotics to be integrated in assistive devices, and information modeling and web semantics to improve web usability for digitally disadvantaged persons.” – “ Development and demonstration of intelligent housing for persons with special needs to be addressed in an integrated approach. ” – “Networking of research teams, in the domain of assistive technologies to strengthen the research effort on the quality of life of users with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments as well as in the domain of design-for-all for mainstream products and services exploring, for example, cognitive demands and new multimodal platforms. ” Call 2: eInclusion IST should be perceived as tool for social integration of elderly and disabled persons Amsterdam Treaty: “all European citizens shall have the right to participate fully and without discrimination in European society” Some figures: – By the year 2010, about 25% of the European population will be aged over 60, rising to 30% by 2020. – The proportion of persons with disabilities will rise from about 11% today to around 18% by 2020 Call 2: eInclusion Technology Research Initiative, “eAccessibility for All”: Equal access + participation for all Empowerment + autonomy Call 2: eInclusion Barrier-free technologies: – focus on mainstream products and systems, including public services, which must be designed in such a way that they can meet the requirements of the widest possible range of users and use situations Empowering technologies – focus on a broad range of intelligent assistive devices and systems for persons with disabilities, which must be developed and improved. Leading-edge technologies must be identified and harnessed to the tasks of enabling users to live independent lives, to achieve self-fulfilment and to realise their full potential. Call 2: eInclusion IST should be perceived as tool for social integration of elderly and disabled persons (Cross Domains – Barrier Free and Empowering Technology, including intelligent interfaces and cognitive issues) Reasonable cost is an important factor Added value to existing funding (from international, national and regional programmes) Call 2: eInclusion Useful information Contact person(s): Mrs. Inmaculada.PLACENCIA-PORRERO (email@example.com) – http://www.cordis.lu/ist/so/einclusion/home.html – http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ka1/special_needs/home.html Past Events: – 21.05.2003 e-inclusion Infoday, Brussels – http://www.cordis.lu/ist/so/einclusion/events.html Some figures from Call 1 Example: Networked Business and Goverments – Requested:1.6 B€ Indicative budget: of 75M€ (21.5 times more) 1200 1000 proposals/instrument 800 requsted Meuro 600 400 200 115 15 59 16 36 0 CA IP NOE SSA STREP Instruments for the IST priority Integrated Projects – Objective driven Networks of Excellence NEW – Exploratory research +Article 169 Targeted research projects – (address specific issues) Co-ordination actions Support Actions No longer available ….. - Individual Take-up Actions - SME Exploratory Awards Example of implementation in IST Current Industrial Integrated Projects strength / presence « Monolitihic » Incremental Integrated Projects Targeted Research Projects Networks of Excellence Fundamental Basic Industry-driven Industrial research research research exploitation IPs: addressing all needed elements of the value chain Ex: Multi-sensorial interfaces Integrated project Current projects Knowledge & Data bases Intelligent Assistants & Virtual Humans Virtual & Augmented Realities Intelligent Virtual Worlds Physical Virtual World Gesture & Facial Recognition Interface Layer Body Sensors Haptic Devices Displays Actuators Taste Speech Smell Integrated Projects - possible implementations “Monolithic” “Incremental” participation “Incremental” funding • objectives known • partners known at outset • tasks identified • technology roadmap known • tasks identified • budget known • tasks to be completed • budget known • not all participants are in • budget to be changed • participants as well Some practical aspects Not that many IPs can be launched by strategic priority The IP must meet the Call text clearly Impact analysis Covering the innovation process; interactions Technology, verification and dissemination Do not bet only on IP (check STREPs) Size? Some practical aspects Management more important than before, crisis management to be described! IPs something entirely new, high competition, “good” not enough, very good the minimal Use the Expressions of Interests for checking related activities Contactthe relevant Commission people before spending too much effort Expert database on Cordis www.cordis.lu Thanks for your attention! Georgios TSELENTIS European Commission, IST programme New Working Environments (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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