D2.2. Further recruitment of the Working groups, including relevant standards and industry participants, based on outcomes of WGs activities
In the first phase of the project, a Working Group (WG) comprised of thirty one members from EU and Brazil has been set up within Work Package 2 (WP2) to be an external instrument for the EUBrasilCloudFORUM project to ensure high quality debate and engagement in relation to international collaboration in this vitally important and hot topical focus area. In line with the project objectives in this first period, the WG1 efforts were focused on dedicated to Future Scenarios and Research challenges. The previous deliverable in WP2, D2.1, Interim report of the WG activities, covered the WG activities up until the end of October, 2016.
This deliverable covers the period since the publication of D2.1 in October, 2016, and explains the rationale, role, and activities of a second WG (WG2) being proposed based on the results of the on-line survey undertaken and described in D2.1 and the subsequent EUBrasilCloudFORUM workshops held in November, 2016. The new WG2 established in Year 2 will focus more on Policy elements such as standards, regulatory and legal aspects. The deliverable establishes the terms of reference (coverage areas), objectives, structure and potential membership of the new WG, and lays out a roadmap for future WG related activities, including applying as a Special Interest Group (SIG) and on Cloud Computing within the remit of the Brazilian Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC - EN: Brazilian Computer Society).
The outline of the deliverable steps the reader through an introduction to the WG activities and plans (section 1), the strategy for the WG structure for second period of the project, including a list of potential members that will be contacted in early 2017 (section 2), the steps being planned for the application as a SIG on Cloud computing for SBC (section 3). Finally, Section 4 concludes the deliverable, outlining the next steps towards the development of the WG activities into 2017.