EUBrasilCloudFORUM is collecting position papers from all stakeholders interested in the Workshop on Cloud Networks and Cloudscape Brazil 2016 (6-7 July, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil), the forum for EU-BR Co-operation on ICT. Position papers will be used to draft a research Roadmap on cloud computing, identifying collaboration needs and opportunities between Europe and Brazil for the European Commission and to the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (MCTI), contributing to the definition of future cooperation priorities between the two regions.
Position Papers will be the basis of a White Paper to be submitted to the EC and MCTI before the EU-Brazil Policy Dialogues in ICT in November 2016.
EUBra-BIGSEA is an-API centric project for providing cloud services to Data Analytics applications. Therefore, EUBra-BIGSEA aims at application developers and Data scientists, who could run their processing code efficiently on a self-adjusted platform. As main use case, EUBra-BIGSEA aims at Public Transportation analysis, and it will develop an application for citizens and municipalities to plan their journey or to evaluate their transportation network.
Ignacio Blanquer (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia), Wagner Meira Jr. (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)
Several studies have been carried out to check limitations of clouds in providing support to scientific applications. The major part is dedicated to the behavior of scientific applications, most of them characterized by large amounts of information processing and massive use of computational resources. In this context clouds emerge in providing additional resources, or in minimizing cost in the acquisition of new resources.
Bruno Schulze and A. Roberto Mury, LNCC
Recent studies indicated almost 2% of world-energy consumption is due to IT datacenters. Despite appealing social aspects, the reduction of energy consumption stands out for its immediate economic impact on IaaS providers. For instance, datacenter cooling accounts for 25-40% of energy consumption on small/medium size datacenters
Charles Miers, Daniel Camargo, Guilherme Koslovski, Maurício Pillon
Cloud Computing has revolutionised the provisioning of IT services. Particularly, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers have been using virtualization technology for delivering on-demand virtual machines (VM) . VMs can be defined based on application requirements. Parameters defining RAM, CPU and storage are usually available according instance types (e.g., small, large). Moreover, the elastic provisioning of virtual resources paved the road for composing adaptive virtual environments. Each VM can be dynamically adjusted to application’s load, increasing or decreasing its configuration (vCPUs, storage size, and memory capacity).
Guilherme Koslovski, Adriano Fiorese, Charles Miers, Felipe Rodrigo de Souza. Graduate Program in Applied Computing – Computer Science Department Santa Catarina State University – Joinville, SC – Brazil
FUTEBOL: Federated Union of Telecommunications Research Facilities for an EU-Brazil Open Laboratory, is a research project targeted to create research infrastructure and tools that enable and promote the federation of experimental telecommunication resources irrespective of their location in Brazil and Europe, with heterogeneous networks, wired and wireless. The focus of FUTEBOL is on building upon current tools and platforms in support of end-to-end experimentation, creating a pool of, and giving open access to, shared network experimental resources that complement those available on each continent.
Juliano Araujo Wickboldt, Maicon Kist, Marcelo Marotta, and Cristiano Bonato Both
In the past years, several e-infrastructures and experimental platforms were constructed by different organizations and projects. Only in Europe, for instance, the FIRE initiative (www.ict-fire.eu), financed by the European Commission, has been growing since its inception in 2010 with the ambition of being Europe’s Open Lab for Future Internet research, development and innovation. Today, FIRE’s current offering includes 25 experimental facilities, ranging from IoT and robotic to SDN and wireless networks.
Leandro Ciuffo, Tiago Salmito, Iara Machado, RNP
Security is essential for organizations seeking to outsource critical infrastructure systems to the cloud. Confidentiality of information, integrity of data, privacy, resilience of processes, and availability of applications and data are of immediate concern to these organizations, which must comply with strict security requirements, since the interruption of critical infrastructures may have wide-ranging effects.
José Luis Vivas, Andrey Brito, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
The aim of the Horizon 2020 CLARUS project is to offer cloud services that are compliant with global standards and European IPRs reflecting federated and coherent road maps. CLARUS will impact the current cloud landscape by delivering key elements spanning reinforced European leadership in privacy-preserving technologies by safeguarding the privacy of citizens in cloud computing environments, increased interoperability of systems and services from different vendors and innovative research in security-enabling techniques and new architectures for secure delivery in the cloud. This paper provides an overview of the legal research that is undertaken within the context of CLARUS, with a particular focus on the legal issues encountered during the development and deployment of the CLARUS solution.
Pieter-Jan Ombelet (KU Leuven), Stephanie Mihail (KU Leuven)
As the European Commission continues to progress the development of a Digital Single Market (DSM), organisations across the region are beginning to think carefully about how the initiative would impact them. Coupled with the impending adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy and security issues are quickly moving to the top of companies’ and politicians’ agendas.
Elena González (ATOS), Antonio Álvarez (ATOS), Aljosa Pasic (ATOS)
By 2020, more than seven billion people and businesses and at least 30 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, which has spawned the new world of digital business. The convergence of digitally enabled people, business and things will disrupt existing business models in powerful ways. All of this change is driven by software.
Karin Breitman, EMC Brasil