The second EU-Brazil Cooperation Workshop in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – II EUBR 2014, was held between July 28th and July 29th, 2014 in Brasilia-DF, Brazil. The workshop was held during de XXXIV CSBC – Congress of the Computer Science Society, which is the major annual conference of Computer Science in Brazil.
On 15 October 2014, the EU and Brazil will launch a coordinated call for project proposals in the following areas:
EUB 1 – 2015: Cloud Computing, including security aspects
EUB 2 – 2015: High Performance Computing (HPC)
EUB 3 – 2015: Experimental Platforms
During the EUBR 2014 event, on 29th July, a dedicated session related to EUBR 1 was held with the following goals:
1. Bring together experts, researchers and industry representatives from the EU and Brazil in order to identify common interests and foster the creation of partnerships that may result in project proposals related to Cloud Computing (deadline: 21 April 2015).
2. Identify research and innovation challenges in the Cloud Computing area that should be addressed in a future EU-Brazil coordinated call.
Security aspects were well covered in the session held on EUB 1, with many members of the BIC Brazil Extended Working Group taking part in both organisational roles and as presenters. Details of the launch meeting of the BIC Brazil EWG can be found at http://www.bic-trust.eu/events/bic-brazil-ewg-launch-meeting/
The EUBR 1 workshop session was a very good success and the main organisers, Francisco Medeiros (European Commission-DG CONNECT) and Lisandro Granville (CTIC/MCTI) concluded the session with high praise of the quality, interest and zeal of the 15 presenters.
More details on the Work programme for the EUBR 2015 call can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/main/h2020-wp1415-leit-ict_en.pdf