Europe and Brazil to combine their expertise on cloud computing

February 23, 2017 // By Julien Happich
The EUBrasilCloudFORUM has just released its Preliminary Research Roadmap on cloud computing, providing an in-depth analysis of the current situation of research collaboration in cloud computing between Europe and Brazil, with a list of gaps and research opportunities between both regions and proposals for future research topics.

According to the Preliminary Roadmap, Cloud-to-the-edge, security and privacy, and Cyber-Physical Systems and Systems of Systems are the three main research topics that should be taken into consideration in the context of the upcoming EU-BR collaborative calls.

A future joint EU-Brazil research consortium is intended to develop innovative cloud-to-the-edge technologies leading to next generation solutions, based on robust standardized technologies. The research collaboration will also facilitate and enhance policy coordination between the EU and Brazil in relevant areas.

Another potential focus of joint research is the development of a technological framework to provide security and guarantee privacy in the future generation of big data processing, including infrastructures and services able to cope with the challenges from different application domains in business and societal contexts.

Innovative cloud technologies for sustained Cyber-Physical Systems and Systems of Systems, based on robust standardized technologies, are lacking in the current research landscape for cloud computing. Research collaboration in this technology will also facilitate and enhance policy coordination between the EU and Brazil in relevant areas.