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May
17
Tue
2022
RCIS 2022 @ Barcelona, Spain
May 17 – May 20 all-day

RCIS 2022 features a track entirely devoted to presenting future or ongoing research projects (e.g., H2020 or ERC projects, national grants) in the context of information science. This track features a good opportunity for presenters to get feedback before submitting a research project or to disseminate the intermediate results of their projects, and for participants to get an updated view of innovative ongoing research while getting in touch with potential research partners.

More info here

May
19
Thu
2022
EU Day at CCGrid 2022 @ Taormina, Italy
May 19 all-day

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The CCGrid symposium series serves as a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research accomplishments and technological developments in the field of Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing.

CCGrid 2022 is the 22nd edition of the IEEE/ACM international conference on Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing, taking place from 16-19 May 2022. The first CCGrid Conference started in Brisbane, Australia, in 2001. Since then, the conference has successfully been hosted around the world. Returning back to its originating country, the 22nd International conference is going to be held in Taormina (Messina), Italy.

We invite the European Cloud Community to participate in the EU Day at CCGrid 2022 on May 19th 2022.

EU Day, organised by HUB4CLOUD, explores the major developments in the European cloud computing ecosystem, in particular open source approaches.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://fcrlab.unime.it/ccgrid22/

REGISTRATION OPEN (choose EU Day Early if you are joining only for this event and not the full conference): https://fcrlab.unime.it/ccgrid22/registrations/

 

EU day AGENDA

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09:00 – 09:25 Opening and keynote

  • Luis Busquets, Programme Officer Cloud and Software unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission

09:25 – 11:00 Project presentation I

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DataCloud: An Ecosystem for Managing Big Data Pipelines on the Computing Continuum

by Dumitru Roman, SINTEF AS
[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1648733176804-bbf95d89-8374″][vc_column_text]With so much data being both generated and processed on the Computing Continuum (covering Cloud, Fog, and Edge paradigms), novel ways to effectively and efficiently manage data on the Computing Continuum are needed. Data pipelines, covering a broad set of operations from data collection to delivering insights, are central to managing data in this context. Supporting the lifecycle of Big Data pipelines on the Computing Continuum – including discovery, definition, simulation, adaptation, provisioning, and deployment of pipelines – is a challenging task. This is further exacerbated by the need to empower domain experts with little infrastructure and software know-how to actively participate in the design and operation of data pipelines. This presentation will introduce an ecosystem for managing Big Data pipelines on the Computing Continuum, together with a toolbox, architecture, and use cases based on the work carried out in the H2020 DataCloud project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”4938″ img_size=”” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://urbanite-project.eu/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1649151830163{background-color: #ededed !important;border-radius: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

EU URBANITE project

by Maria Fazio, University of Messina
[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1649151171299-8efe8db6-fa4b”][vc_column_text]Cities are facing a revolution in urban mobility. Emerging start-ups are offering innovative mobility solutions to satisfy the demand of the growing population, both living or moving into the cities every day. We are moving from the concept of owning to sharing a vehicle; from using public transport services to moving around with a hop on/off bike or electric scooter; disruptive start-ups (Uber, Cabify) are shaking up traditionally established business models… But this innovation is also bringing up unforeseen consequences that public administrations need to manage. Electric scooters driven in pedestrian areas are posing safety risks and even pedestrian kills; piles of broken bikes are laying around in streets; protests and strikes by taxi drivers; electric charge points need to coexist with the growing demand for public parking spaces. It is in this new context that public administrations need means to help them understand this new scenario, supporting them in making policy–related decisions and predicting eventualities. There is a need of a platform that can harvest, fuse and curate data from heterogeneous sources, that can extract knowledge to help in the decision-making processes and simulation of solutions to anticipate behaviours and delimit unforeseen consequences. Besides, such intelligent platform can foster cross-departmental collaboration by eradicating internal silos. URBANITE analyses the impact, trust and attitudes of civil servants, citizens and other stakeholders with respect to the integration of disruptive technologies such as AI, DSS, big data analytics and predictive algorithms in a data–driven decision-making process. To this end, URBANITE provides recommendations, pathways and toolkits (both ICT-based such as data management platform and DSS, and non-ICT such as co-creation activities and a repository of social-related assets) for city managers. Results are validated in 4 real use cases: Amsterdam, Bilbao, Helsinki and Messina.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”4939″ img_size=”” style=”vc_box_rounded” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.decido-project.eu/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1649151889111{background-color: #ededed !important;border-radius: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Personal Data Access Control in SmartCity domain: exploitation and control, and new integration possibilities in data sharing architectures Industrial Data Space (IDS)

by Ana Isabel Torre Bastida, Tecnalia research & Innovation[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1648733721326-c4914a8f-8ddd”][vc_column_text]Current data sharing architectures, like Industrial Data Space – IDS, still lack maturity and certain requirements or functionalities that prevent them from being complete solutions when it comes to implementing intelligent, exploitable, secure, and reliable data spaces on which to develop a healthy data economy. One of these main shortcomings is the treatment of personal data and it is that these reference models are highly oriented to guarantee the sovereignty of the data for industrial data, and therefore the access control and exploitation of personal data is out of their scope, forgetting the exceptional privacy and usage conditions that must be considered in this type of data. In this tutorial we present a personal data cataloging system and its possible associated access policies, to allow the discovery of this kind of data and at the same time, control that only those who have been specified by the owner user have access and under the terms that he has previously established. This solution opens the doors to new possibilities in the exploitation of personal data, and even proposes a starting point to establish usage control policies to personal data. For example, in IDS architecture, our proposal can be the basis to implement personal data management capabilities into the IDS connectors. Our approach allows the exchange of information not to be limited to industrial or business domains, where sharing is focused only on impersonal industrial data. The validation will be carried out in cases of use started in Smart Cities for the treatment of data and decision-making of citizens. The main goal of this presentation is for the participants to become more aware of where their data can be shared and exploited and how its use can be controlled through adequate access policies. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”4941″ img_size=”” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://articonf.eu/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1649151908955{background-color: #ededed !important;border-radius: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

ARTICONF: A Cloud-agnostic Blockchain-as-a-Service for Social Continuum

by Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1648734945913-95df4af4-c33b”][vc_column_text]The last decade saw an exponential increase in people’s online engagement regardless of age, gender, or nationalities through popular social media platforms, eventually creating a “Social Continuum”. Unfortunately, popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat, or TikTok are monolithic platforms hosted on centralised Cloud data centres and controlled by a single company. This central ownership model raises trust issues, accompanied by an increasing concern for data security, privacy, transparency, and false content propagation. Typical examples are fake identities engaging in controversial discussions or deliberately communicating low-quality manipulative information that spreads quicker and attracts more audiences than credible sources.

To mitigate such challenges, Decentralised Social Applications (Social DApps), based on blockchain technology and hosted on a federated Cloud, present good potential to create a secure and practically inviolable Social Continuum, connecting billions of people under no centralised control and allowing them to share information using democratic consensus protocols safely. The ARTICONF project researches and develops a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform for building trustworthy, scalable and democratic Social DApps on top of a decentralised, federated Cloud infrastructure through three Social DApp use cases.

Crowd Journalism
The news media gets increasingly polarised between different societal fractions generating conflicts of interest and biased debates that deviate from the authentic topic. Social networks spreading fake news worsen this fragmentation. Citizens lack trustworthy and objective sources of information to form an educated opinion, which is unbiased and does not raise any political or societal conflict of interest. The Crowd Journalism DApp allows regular citizens to capture live videos during an event and stream them in real-time to a decentralised, federated Cloud platform. The platform creates comprehensive joint event footage that accommodates diverse angles and perspectives, with integrated fake news identification and filtering.

Video-Opinion Discussion
Citizens miss trust in digital communities and social networks. Communities want to connect and engage in meaningful and safe thematic opinion discussions that avoid hate speech, cyberbullying and divisive or extreme narratives. Heavily centralised social networks generate echo chambers that increase reinforcement biases and accelerate the propagation of low-quality or even false information. The Video-Opinion Discussion DApp complements crowd Journalism by engaging citizens in continuous, timezone-proof democratic opinion discussion threads and generates tamperproof video lifecycle events on a decentralised, federated Cloud platform. This DApp aims to provide integrated fake identity filtering, reputation scores and financial incentivisation for their contributions.

Carsharing
Car owners and passengers are reluctant to share a vehicle with strangers that endanger their privacy and safety in the absence of a reputation or recommendation system. Similarly, passengers are wary of penalties and contract breaches by car owners. The Carsharing DApp creates a social network of personal (consumable) cars, rented and shared by passengers directly from their owners. The DApp proposes a trustworthy, reputation-based consumer-to-consumer business model and transparent pricing, eliminating intermediary Taxi companies operating centralised fleets.
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11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Project presentations II

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Threat modeling for Kubernetes

by Francesco Minna, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1648735121956-d8462d34-a501″][vc_column_text]Kubernetes is the most used container orchestration tool nowadays, available off-the-shelf on many public cloud platforms, as well as the goto engine for providing Platform-as-a-Service and Serverless Computing services. However, due to its complexity, the security threats to Kubernetes (and deployed applications) are difficult to identify early on.
This workshop will illustrate how to apply, both in theory and with practical examples, the STRIDE methodology to identify threats in Kubernetes deployments. Within the threat modeling process (i.e. identifying, quantifying, and addressing security risks or lack of defense mechanisms), STRIDE is a proven methodology to identify vulnerabilities and threats in computer and network systems.
When using STRIDE, a system is mapped to a Data Flow Diagram (DFD), representing the relationship between the entities of the system itself; the DFD is then used to identify “what can go wrong”, and how to prevent and remediate from potential threats. The workshop will show how to apply the STRIDE methodology to Kubernetes deployments.
The workshop will consist of three phases:
– training phase,
– experimentation phase,
– evaluation and discussion phase.
A training phase, where we will explain both the STRIDE methodology and the Kubernetes engine with practical examples. An experimental phase, where participants will be asked to use the aforementioned methodology to identify real and fake threats. Finally, an evaluation and discussion phase, during which we will showcase some real threats on a Kubernetes testbed, demonstrating how the threats could be exploited, prevented, and remediated, concluding with a discussion on the overall workshop.
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MORPHEMIC: multi-cloud autonomous proactive optimization and complex monitoring of Cloud applications.

by Marta Rozanska, Yiannis Verginadis , University of Oslo, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems/Athens University of Economics and Business [/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1648735323905-cd3848f5-898c”][vc_column_text]The dynamic development of cloud computing with the introduction of novel cloud computing models creates new challenges for multi-cloud deployment and the urgent need for application deployment optimization.
This workshop describes how to follow multi-cloud native strategies using an advanced open-source framework called MORPHEMIC. This framework allows for multi-cloud deployment and optimized management of a cloud application based on flexible monitoring, context-aware maximization of the application owner’s utility of the deployed application, and autonomic reconfiguration based on the predicted application’s execution context.
During the workshop, we provide a practical introduction to the cloud-agnostic application modelling, configuration, deployment, monitoring, and proactive adaptation of Cloud applications. We will focus on the flexible monitoring with self-healing capabilities along with forecasting capabilities that enable adaptation of Cloud resources in a proactive way i.e., before the undesired situation occurs. What is more, all stages of the cloud deployment planning and designing process will be shown as well as the key steps in the deployment and autonomic application management.
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Building evidence-based policies leveraging on the use of Cloud European Infrastructures in Public Administrations: the DECIDO project experience

by Antonio Filograna, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
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DECIDO experiments and validates its approach and tools in the domain of disaster risk management. In particular, the trial will take place in Turin area (Italy) for floods, Aragon region (Spain) for wildfires, Greek municipalities for power outage and Kajaani area (Finalnd) for forest fire.
DECIDO will serve as an intermediary between the public sector, the citizen science world and the European Cloud Infrastructure (ECI) through the direct collaboration with EOSC and will provide storage capacity and processing power through EGI infrastructure.
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DigiPlace – Digital transition within Cities

by Giusi Di Pino, Expert – EU Projects, Municipality of Messina – European Affairs Dept. [/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1651139796640-97b085ae-1206″][vc_column_text]DigiPlace aims to set up an acceleration mechanism to enable cities to catch up the digitalisation opportunities in hard & soft infrastructure and remove all the obstacles encountered by mid-sized cities in their digital journey: lack of strategic & global vision; lack of technical and engineering capacities; difficulties in incorporating the digital innovation. Municipalities need to guarantee the uptake of digital innovation by the local stakeholders: citizens and entrepreneurs.
Succeeding in digital transformation is an opportunity not to be missed.
All those cities express this ambition to solve structural challenges that they are facing:
The DigiPlace network will help cities to embrace digital revolution by building the capacity of their citizens to face the challenges of new digital technologies and by co-designing solutions, solving some of common structural challenges that these cities are facing: encourage local economic development, optimise the functioning of public space and urban networks, unlock innovation potential.
The Network will also increase knowledge and awareness of those digital challenges among its stakeholders, who are not still fully aware of the digital transformation potential. The use of ICT and related technologies (IoT, big data, etc.) will unlock a new age of connectivity and intelligence in which multiple products, services and platforms will be connected and embedded within the network.
The ultimate aim of the project is the creation of a community of cities at international level that can support other mid-sized cities to succeed in their digital transformation process and will empower mid-sized cities with appropriate assets and resources (technical, financial and governance) to be successful in their digital journey.
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Combining Node-RED and Openwhisk for Pattern-based Development and Execution of Complex FaaS Workflows

by George Kousiouris, Harokopio University[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1648732360077-b03a1247-afaa”][vc_column_text]Modern cloud computing advances have been pressing application modernization in the last 15 years, stressing the need for application redesign towards the use of more distributed and ephemeral resources. From the initial IaaS and PaaS approaches, to microservices and now to the serverless model (and especially the Function as a Service approach), new challenges arise constantly for application developers. This tutorial presents a design and development environment coming from the H2020 PHYSICS project, that aims to ease application evolution and migration to the new FaaS model, based on the widely used Node-RED open source tool. The goal of the environment is to enable a more user friendly and abstract function and workflow creation for complex FaaS applications. To this end, it bypasses workflow description and function reuse limitations of the current FaaS platforms, by providing an extendable, pattern-enriched palette of ready-made, reusable functionality that can be combined in arbitrary ways. The environment embeds seamless DevOps processes for generating the deployable artefacts (i.e. functions and images) of the FaaS platform (Openwhisk). Annotation mechanisms are also available for the developer to dictate diverse execution options or management guidelines towards the deployment and operation stacks. Indicative scenarios of usage will be demonstrated, including creating, registering and executing functions and flows based on the Node-RED runtime, parallelizing a workload, collecting data at the edge and creating function orchestrators to accompany the application. The target FaaS platform in this case is another popular open source solution, Openwhisk.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”22px”][vc_column_text]

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 16:00 Keynote Plenary

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00 Project presentation III

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Making data-driven policy management a reality across Europe

by Panayiotis Michael, National Technical University of Athens[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1651140175547-42376c15-416c”][vc_column_text]The PolicyCLOUD project will harness the potential of digitisation, big data and cloud technologies to improve the modelling, creation and implementation of public policy. Funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme, by December 2022, PolicyCLOUD will deliver a unique, integrated environment of curated datasets, and data management, manipulation, and analysis tools. The project will address the full lifecycle of policy management using the data analysis capabilities of the European Cloud Initiative.

Our 14-partner consortium is led by ATOS Spain and represents a diverse range of large companies, cloud providers, SMEs, research centres, and policy makers. Together we offer the skills combination required for effective, data-driven policy co-creation and cross-sector optimisation.
During the course of the project, our expertise will be practically demonstrated in four thematically distinct Pilot use cases to be run in diverse European cities, positively impacting both economic growth and the lives of the citizens concerned.

The solutions and tools developed by PolicyCLOUD will eventually become available from the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), as public cloud services.
PolicyCLOUD has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870675.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”4979″ img_size=”” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://ai4publicpolicy.eu/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1649151736226{background-color: #ededed !important;border-radius: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

The Cloud as a foundation for AI-based Policy Making – The AI4PublicPolicy experience

by Andrea CristoforiData Solution Architect at EGI Foundation[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” color=”grey” gap=”20″ active_section=”-9″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”ABSTRACT” tab_id=”1651140190740-0eb00c3d-1571″][vc_column_text]AI4PublicPolicy is a joint effort of policy makers and Cloud/AI experts to unveil AI’s potential for automated, transparent and citizen-centric development of public policies. To this end, the project will deliver, validate, demonstrate and promote a novel Open Cloud platform (i.e. AI4PublicPolicy platform) for automated, scalable, transparent and citizen-centric policy management based on unique AI technologies. The AI4PublicPolicy platform will be an Open Virtualized Policy Management Environment (VPME) that will provide fully-fledged policy development/management functionalities based on AI technologies such as Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and chatbots, while leveraging citizens’ participation and feedback. It will support the entire policy development lifecycle, based on technologies for the extraction, simulation, evaluation and optimization of interoperable and reusable public policies, with emphasis on citizen-centric policies development and optimization through the realization of citizen-oriented feedback loops.

The AI4PublicPolicy VPME will be integrated with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) with the dual objective to facilitate access to the Cloud and HPC resources that are required to enable the project’s AI tools, and to boost the sustainability and wider use of the project’s developments. Employing cloud and HPC services that respond to the diverse requirements is necessary, given the diversity of the datasets in terms of generation rates, types (structured/unstructured), volumes, etc., and the different underlying analytic frameworks to be performed. To this end, the cloud and HPC resources offered by the European Cloud Initiative will be exploited and allocated based on the policy under-development, depending on the datasets and the AI models to be invoked. What is more, the resources will be dynamically updated during the runtime, based on emerging situations (e.g., a local event that triggers the generation of additional datasets). AI4PublicPolicy’s business plan is focused on sustaining, expanding and commercializing these AI tools and the VPME through the development of a community of interested and engaged stakeholders (i.e., public authorities and other policy makers) around the project’s outcomes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”22″][vc_column_text]

17:00 – 18:00 Panel & Closing

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Workshop Organisers

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Amrita Prasad
Martel Innovate

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Dumitru Roman
Sintef AS

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Jun
6
Mon
2022
WEGreen – SWForum and HUB4CLOUD Workshop on Engineering Green and Sustainable Software in the Computing Continuum @ Leuven, Belgium
Jun 6 all-day

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Paying attention to sustainability and the environmental impact of products and processes is a normal and expected part of all activities. We have seen national and international commitments around this, for example the EC and many national governments are making commitments to be ‘NetZero’ by 2050 and in many cases before then.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an area which currently has one of the largest impacts and even now produces more CO2 than the airline industry, one of the traditional high-profile emitters. This is not entirely unexpected with the pervasive nature of ICT in all parts of our professional and personal lives. As such, though, it is also an area where increases in efficiency or changes in practice could have a great impact by understanding all facets of the problem. This is especially true in the context of the new computing continuum, encompassing as it does the full ranges of devices and services from the personal and IoT, through the edge and into the cloud, as well as all of the networking systems between them. This is a significant challenge, as making these complex systems requires agreement among different actors who only have the visibility and possibility to operate on parts of the overall system. For this reason, specific attention is required of the research community to find methodologies, methods and tools to achieve real sustainability of software.

This workshop will focus on all issues concerning the engineering practices relevant to the creation and execution of green and sustainable software in the cloud continuum.

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Jun
7
Tue
2022
EuCNC 2022 and 6G Summit @ Grenoble, France
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

eucnc

The European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) and the 6G Summit, the two leading European conferences on future communication systems, will hold a joint conference

The 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit builds on putting together two successful conferences in the area of telecommunications: EuCNC (European Conference on Networks and Communications), supported by the European Commission, and the 6G Summit, originated from the 6G Flagship programme in Finland, one of the very first in its area. The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and by the European Association for Signal Processing, and focuses on all aspects of telecommunications ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks, including experimentation and testbeds, and applications and services. It brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses, globally attracting in the last years more than 1 300 delegates from more than 40 countries all over the world, to present and discuss the latest results, and an exhibition with more than 70 exhibitors, for demonstrating the technology developed in the area, namely within research projects from EU R&I programmes.

The More information about the event here

Jun
8
Wed
2022
OW2con’22 @ Online
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

The central theme of OW2con this year is: “Reliable and Predictable Open Source Software”. As open source becomes more mature it expands toward more commercial and more business-like segments. By moving up the layers of corporate information systems – from the operating system up to the business applications – open source software is increasingly used by non-IT specialists.
The challenge for skilled community developers and professional development teams is to address the needs of the mainstream market with reliable, predictable and well supported industry-grade open source software. Similarly, users must learn how to manage open source professionally so as to adopt open source in a way that is also reliable and predictable. OW2con’22 will address the many challenges of ensuring reliable and predictable open source software.

More info here

Jun
15
Wed
2022
14th International Workshop on Science Gateways @ Trento, Italy
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

Science gateways are a community-specific set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated together via a web portal or a desktop application, providing access to resources and services of distributed computing infrastructures. The triumvirate of technologies,“ Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the hybridlate Cloud (Cloud, Fog, Edge), complemented with modern software engineering practices, stimulates the emergence of new approaches to Science Gateways. Blockchain and Smart Contracts could also be instrumental in this respect as they may facilitate decentralised, standards and market driven aggregation of data and computing resources, which are needed for scientific work. These technologies may also be useful for the development of new Virtual Research Environments and Virtual Labs.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and scientists from different scientific domains, along with science gateways developers, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, to shape future directions for research, foster the exchange of ideas, standards and common requirements and push towards the wider adoption of science gateways in eScience.
We invite the submission of papers related to various aspects of Science Gateways. 

We invite the submission of papers related to Science Gateways. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  •  Architectures, frameworks and technologies for science gateways
  • Science gateways sustaining productive collaborative communities
  • Support for scalability and data-driven methods in science gateways
  • Improving the reproducibility of science in science gateways
  • Science gateway usability, portals, workflows and tools
  • Software engineering approaches for scientific work
  • Aspects of science gateways, such as security and stability
  • Demonstrations/success stories


There are three alternatives for researchers to present their work: talks, lightning talks, and demonstration sessions. Submission of a full paper may result in a talk, submission of an abstract may result in a lightning talk or a demonstration. 

Accepted full papers will be published at CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/).
Accepted abstracts will be published online on the IWSG webpage.

Furthermore, authors of best papers will be invited to submit a significantly extended and updated version of their paper to a special issue on science gateways in a journal (applications in preparation) and will be jointly organized with the US Gateways Conference.


Important dates:

  • The deadline for paper/abstract submission: March 22, 2022 (new!)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15,  2022
  • Submission of camera ready papers/abstracts: May 1, 2022
  • Registration deadline for authors/presenters: May 8, 2022
  • Early-Bird registration deadline: May 15, 2022
  • Dates of the workshop: June 15-17, 2022


Workshop co-chairs:

  • Sandro Fiore, University of Trento, Italy
  • Sandra Gesing, University of Illinois Discovery Partners Institute, Chicago, USA

For further details please visit the workshop website at https://iwsgateways.github.io/iwsg2022/

Jun
20
Mon
2022
IoT week 2022 @ Dublin, Ireland
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

GLOBAL VISION: IoT TODAY AND BEYOND

Uncovering the Impact of AI, blockchain, quantum computing, AR/VR, Robotics, and new digital innovations.

The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are heavily interwoven within every-day present life and tomorrow will impact even more. Predicting the next global tendency but need in society is key to IoT development.

In a new Post-COVID era, IoT is accelerating and facilitating the new trends such as home working, new mobility challenges and the digitalization of the economy.

At the edition of the IoT Week in Dublin 2022, we want to invite you to discover its impact on Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, AR/VR, Robotics, and new digital innovations. The future of IOT will undoubtedly create positive evolution to all sectors of activity, improving the way we live and work in a safer and more sustainable way. Let’s join us next June to share your expertise and the next wave of tech innovation.

More information about the event here

Jun
21
Tue
2022
MyData 2022 @ Helsinki, Finland
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

MyData 2022 is the leading international conference on human-centric personal data management, organised by MyData Global.

MyData 2022 brings together stakeholders representing Business, Legal, Tech and Social perspectives, because they are all equally important for accelerating the human-centric policies and approaches to personal data.

The whole personal data ecosystem will be there!

If you are a business leader, CDO, CIO, CTO, CPO, policy maker or a policy shaper, DPO or legal expert, digital transformation expert, business development professional, privacy or data protection advocate, cloud architect, or/and data enthusiast – this is the event for you!

Where is it held?

Organised in Wanha Satama in central Helsinki, the Conference provides 2 days of interactive sessions, networking opportunities and inspirations that will contribute to a more fair and prosperous digital society.

More info here.

Jun
27
Mon
2022
IEEE International Workshop on Big Data Processing on the Computing Continuum @ Turin, Italy
Jun 27 – Jul 1 all-day

BDPROC2022

IEEE International Workshop on Big Data Processing on the Computing Continuum (BDPROC2022) organized by DataCloud as part of the COMPSAC 2022: “Computers, Software & Applications in an Uncertain World” conference, Jun 27 – Jul 1

DataCloud project partners Royal Institute of Technology, SINTEF, University of Klagenfurt, and Sapienza Università di Roma are organizing the IEEE International Workshop on Big Data Processing on the Computing Continuum (BDPROC2022) to be held between June 27 – July 1 in Turin (Italy) as part of the COMPSAC 2022: “Computers, Software & Applications in an Uncertain World” conference.

The aim of the BDPROC workshop is to promote exchanging ideas and foster cooperation between academic researchers, software practitioners and domain specialists in the area of Big Data processing on the Computing Continuum including Edge/Fog/Cloud infrastructures.

Find more here: https://ieeecompsac.computer.org/2022/bdproc-2022/

Jun
29
Wed
2022
7th Big Data Innovation Conference Europe 2022 @ Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day
Sep
14
Wed
2022
FIWARE Global Summit 2022 @ Gran Canaria, Spain
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Leading the Digital Transformation – Open Source – Open Standards – Open Community
About this event
  • Our physical Summit is back – and we cannot wait to see you all again!
  • Get ready for two days of world-class innovation, collaboration, and networking.
  • Open to all FIWARE enthusiasts and newbies, to members and partners, from startups to global players, public admins and academia, from developers to strategists, from project managers to CxOs.

Technology is changing the way we live, work, engage with one another. FIWARE provides a helping hand to those who want to change the world, foretell the future, transform markets for the better, based on recognized Open Source technology. From startups and SMEs to global enterprises, FIWARE helps today’s disruptors fully grasp what tomorrow has in store and how they can be part of this transformation journey.

You can also play a key role in this journey. Looking into joining the FIWARE community, our global ecosystem or just interested in the impact and opportunities with Open Source technology? Then this Summit is made for you!

Check out event details and block your agenda to travel to our FIWARE Summit Website https://www.fiware.org/global-summit/

  • There is a rich side programme before and after the event – Educational and Tourist Tours and one to one meetings. Book your flight tickets accordingly.
  • FIWARE Members can attend to the FIWARE General Assembly including a joint cin-cin.
  • Don’t miss the Mingle and Network Evening Party (included in the Summit Ticket).
  • Join the fabulous FIWARE Dinner Party (extra ticket sale).
  • Our Summit website is getting updated on a daily basis. Find all details there to plan your trip!

More information about the event here

Dec
1
Thu
2022
Cyber Security & Cloud Expo 2022 @ London, UK
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

Taking place on the 1-2 December 2022, the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo event is co-located with the IoT Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo, and Blockchain Expo, so you can explore the future of these convergent technologies under one roof.

Expand your knowledge and gain the security skills needed to steer your organisation to a more secure future.

More information about the event here