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Large Collaborative Research Projects

Current Research Projects

Our group is involved in the following collaborative research projects:

BEACON - Enabling Federated Cloud Networking

BEACON (2015-2017) is a 3,5-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 644048) funded by the the Horizon 2020 framework programme under the Advanced Cloud Infrastructures and ServicesSoftware Engineering, Services and Cloud Computing (ICT-07-2014) area, aimed at researching and developing techniques to federate cloud network resources and to derive the integrated management cloud layer that enables an efficient and secure deployment of federated cloud applications.

Past Research Projects

PANACEA - Proactive Autonomic Management of Cloud Resources

PANACEA (2013-2016) is a 3,3-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 610764) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Software Engineering, Services and Cloud Computing (ICT-10-1.2) area, aimed at providing Proactive Autonomic Management of Cloud Resources as a remedy to the exponentially growing complexity.

CloudCatalyst - Reenergize productivity, efficiency and competitiveness of European economy through Cloud Computing

CloudCtalayst (2013-2015) is a 1-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 612053) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Software Engineering, Services and Cloud Computing (ICT-10-1.2) area, aimed at providing useful tools to foster the adoption of Cloud Computing in Europe.

BonFIRE - Building Service Testbeds on FIRE

BonFIRE (2010-2013) is a 8,5-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 257386) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Future Internet Experimental Facility and Experimentally-driven Research (ICT-2009.1.6) area, aimed at designing, building and operating a multi-site cloud facility to support applications, services and systems research targeting the Internet of Services community within the Future Internet.

4CaaSt – Building the PaaS Cloud of the Future

4CaaSt (2010-2013) is a 15-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 258862) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Internet of Services, Software & virtualisation (ICT-2009.1.2) area, aimed at creating an advanced PaaS Cloud platform which supports the optimized and elastic hosting of Internet-scale multi-tier applications. 4CaaSt embeds all the necessary features, easing programming of rich applications and enabling the creation of a true business ecosystem where applications coming from different providers can be tailored to different users, mashed up and traded together.

StratusLab - Enhancing Grids with Virtualization and Cloud

StratusLab (2010-2012) is a 3,5-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 261552) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INFRA-2010-1.2.1) area, aimed at enhancing Grid Infrastructures with Cloud Computing.

IGE - Initiative for Globus in Europe

IGE (2010-2013) is a 3,7-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 261560) funded by the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme) under the Distributed Computing Infrastructure (INFRA-2010-1.2.1) area, aimed at serving as a comprehensive service provider for the European e-infrastructures regarding the development, customisation, provisioning, support, and maintenance of components of the Globus Toolkit.

RESERVOIR– Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers

RESERVOIR (2008-2011) is a 17-million-Euro EU-funded initiative (EU grant agreement 215605) in the first FP7 call for proposals for Objective 1.2 Software and Service Architectures, Engineering and Infrastructure. RESERVOIR is a joint research programme coordinated by IBM with 13 European partners: Elsag Datamat, CETIC, OGF.eeig standards organisation, SAP Research, Sun Microsystems, Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, Thales, Umea University, University College of London, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University of Lugano and University of Messina. The aim of the project is to develop the infrastructure technology to support the setup and deployment of services on-demand, at competitive costs, across administrative domains, assuring quality of service. The project will develop new Grid and virtualization technologies that will help automate the fluctuating demand for resources in a cloud-computing environment. Our group leads de activity on management of Virtual Execution Environments.

EGEE - Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project

The Enabling Grids for E-sciencE EU-funded (2008-2010) project brings together scientists and engineers from more than 240 institutions in 45 countries world-wide to provide a seamless Grid infrastructure for e-Science that is available to scientists 24 hours-a-day. The EGEE Grid consists of 41,000 CPU available to users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in addition to about 5 PB disk (5 million Gigabytes) + tape MSS of storage, and maintains 100,000 concurrent jobs. Having such resources available changes the way scientific research takes place. In EGEE-II (EU contract IST-2005-031688) and EGEE-III (EU grant agreement 22667), our group is involved in NA4: Application Identification & Support.

BEinGRID - Business Experiments in GRID

BEinGRID (2005-2009) is the European Union’s largest integrated project (EU contract IST-2005-034702) funded by the Information Society Technologies (IST) research, part of the EU’s sixth research Framework Programme (FP6). The BEinGRID consortium is composed of 75 partners who are running eighteen Business Experiments designed to implement and deploy Grid solutions in industrial key sectors. Our group participates in BE14: New Product & Process Development.

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