Transcript Cyber Infrastructure in H2020
Cyber-Infrastructure in Horizon 2020 EU-Brazil cooperation
Cloudscape Brazil 2014 Rio de Janeiro, 20 June 2014 Augusto de Albuquerque Minister Counsellor EU Delegation in Brazil With
Francisco Medeiros European Commission, Software and Services, Cloud Computing, DG CNECT.E2
Carlos Morais Pires European Commission, e-Infrastructures, DG CNECT.C1
Author’s views do not commit the European Commission
strategic relevance of research infrastructures
e-infrastructures: moving, processing and managing data
coherent strategies and opportunities to implement them 2. Cloud Computing 3. Coordinated Calls
The two faces of Cyber-Infrastructure
E-Infrastructure developing the on-line ERA supporting research and innovation across all scientific domains with high speed connectivity, high performance computing and data infrastructure. This is part of the “Excellence in Science” pillar of H2020.
Cloud computing strategy to speed up the adoption and increase of cloud computing across all sectors of the economy
Times of change: research logic machines
Research Data collected at observation or experimentation phase were registered in the scientists notebooks, which used to be paper books Now research data is stored in digital form. Easier to be processed by "logic machines" programmed with complex models able to dig into the data Logic machines are made of human scientific knowledge and creativity, software and the underlying hardware Scientist notebooks can now be linked to a huge amount of other data resources (including scientific papers), computers with unprecedented capacity, eventually connected to global
Europe riding the research data wave
Vision: "data e-infrastructure that supports seamless access, use, re-use, and trust of data.
In a sense, the physical and technical infrastructure becomes invisible and the
data themselves become the
infrastructure a valuable asset on which science, technology, the economy and society can advance".
The High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data presented Riding the Wave in October 2010
Russell's quote could be extended: “without data and computing infrastructures few men
can achieve much in 21 st
Who is involved?
research projects, big research infrastructure, installations or medium size laboratories, simulation centres, surveys or individual researchers
discipline-specific data services
providing data and workflows as a service
generic common data services
computing centres, libraries,…
researchers as users
using (and producing) data for science and engineering
community driven data infrastructure, including ESFRI, ESFRI clusters and others
Issues to be addressed (policy framework)
Are publically funded research data a public good?
How do we ensure preservation and access?
How to we make data discoverable and exchangeable?
How to ensure integrity and reliability of data?
How do we ensure appropriate recognition?
How do we manage intellectual property?
How do we deal with privacy in the research context? How do work the long term funding and cost/benefit?
How to work at European and global levels? How to foster cooperation with developing countries?
Issues to be addressed (e-infrastructure)
• • The EC in coordination with EU Member States is looking after research data as an infrastructure As a valuable and a strategic resource, research data opens at least three key issues to be addressed (*) : • How data can be networked How to envision and set up data governance on a global scale How the EU can play a leading role in helping start and steer this global trend
(*) Fred Friend, Jean-Claude Guédon Herbert van Sompel “Beyond Sharing and Re using: Toward Global Data Networking”
Research Infrastructures Horizon 2020
Developing new world-class RI Integrating and opening existing national RI of pan-European interest Development, deployment & operation of
e-Infrastructures Fostering the innovation potential of Ris and their human capital Reinforcing European RI policy and international cooperation WP 2014-2015 190 million Euro
RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE (E-INFRASTRUCTURE HIGHLIHGTED) Work Programme 2014-2015 CALL 1 D EVELOPING NEW WORLD CLASS INFRASTRUCTURES DESIGN STUDIES SUPPORT TO PREPARATORY PHASE OF ESFRI PROJECTS SUPPORT TO THE INDIVIDUAL IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF ESFRI PROJECTS SUPPORT TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CROSS-CUTTING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS FOR CLUSTER OF ESFRI AND OTHER RILEVANT RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES IN A GIVEN THEMATIC AREA CALL 2 I NTEGRATING AND OPENING RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES OF PAN -E UROPEAN INTEREST INTEGRATING AND OPENING EXISTING NATIONAL AND REGIONAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES OF PAN-EUTROPEAN INTEREST CALLS IN 2014 DEADLINES SEPT 2014 AND JAN 2015 INITIATIVES STARTING IN 2015 UNTIL 2018 CALL 3 E -I NFRASTRUCTURES CALL 4 S UPPORT TO INNOVATION , HUMAN RESOURCES , POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES MANAGING, PRESERVING AND COMPUTING WITH BIG RESERACH DATA Centres of Excellence for Computing applications E-INFRASTRUCTURES FOR OPEN ACCESS Network of HPC Competence Centres for SMEs TOWARDS GLOBAL DATA E-INFRASTRUCTURES: RESEARCH DATA ALLIANCE PROVISION OF CORE SERVICES ACROSS E-INFRASTRUCTURES RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING – GEANT Pan-European High Performance Computing infrastructure and services E-INFRASTRUCTURES FOR VIRTUAL RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS (VRE ) INNOVATION SUPPORT MEASURES POLICY MEASURES FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES INNOVATIVE PROCUREMENT PILOT ACTION IN THE FIELD OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTATION INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES STRENGTHENING THE HUMAN CAPITAL OF RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES E-INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION NEW PROFESSIONS AND SKILLS FOR E-INFRASTRUCTURES NETWORK OF NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS
Research Data Alliance
: a funder’ perspective
Societal challenges of our time transcend borders Data and computing intensive science is made of global collaborations Research data are global The European Commission has been supporting the set-up of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) to enable data exchange on a global scale The initial phase of RDA has been supported by the collaboration between the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Australian Ministry of Research
RDA projection wall
Environment Atmosphere/Space Physics Aggregated Data Sets
(Temporary or Permanent)
Other Data Scientific Data
(Discipline Specific )
Workflows Aggregation Path Researcher 2
Tools for virtual research environments Tools for virtual research environments
VRE VRE Scientific World Researcher 1 Open Access: participatory, distributed infrastructure Generic services: preservation, curation storage and computation Non Scientific World
5 principles describing the benefits of a global research data infrastructure (G8+O6) Data is: Discoverable – IDs, Descriptive Metadata, ...
Understandable – Semantics, Analysis, Quality, Language translation ....
Manageable – Responsibility, Costs, Preservation ...
People (Usable) - Workforce, Cultural, Training, ...
E-Infrastructures, main issues
Data e-Infrastructures increase scope, depth and economies of scale of the scientific enterprise Horizon 2020 provides tools and opportunities addressing data and computing e-infrastructures If taken with appropriate resources and critical mass, can
project Europe into the new world of data driven science
The objective is to combine the expertise of scientific communities with the expertise of ICT communities capable of exploring the limits of high bandwidth communication, high performance computing, open scientific software and virtual research environments
2. EU Cloud computing strategy: vision and priorities
Commission Communication of 27 September 2012
Also known as the " European Cloud Strategy "
Strategy designed to increase the use speed up the sectors of the economy
adoption and of cloud computing across all
Motivation for the fast adoption of cloud computing
Cost savings in the deployment of IT services (infrastructures, installations, human resources) Forecast of 2020 expenditure on 'public cloud' services in the EU until €35 billion without policy intervention €78 billion if appropriate policy initiatives are implemented
Impact on all sectors of the economy
Increase of the EU GDP in the year 2020 due to cloud computing €88 billion without policy intervention €250 billion if appropriate policy initiatives are implemented 16
European Council Conclusions
EU Heads of State and Government (25 October 2013)
Chapter on "Digital Economy, Innovation and Services"
Several are important enablers data strategic technologies such as Big Data and Cloud Computing for productivity and better services . Cloud Computing should improve access to data and simplify their sharing. Big Data aims to process, collect, store and analyse large amounts of
EU action should provide the right framework conditions for a single market for Big Data and Cloud Computing , in particular by promoting high standards for secure, high-quality and reliable cloud services
What about research and innovation?
• COM(2012)529 of 27 September 2012 : •
- Make full use of other instruments, notably through research and development support under Horizon 2020 on long term challenges specific to cloud computing as well as assisting the migration to cloud-based solutions
• Current status: significant resources (€100 million) allocated to support advanced cloud computing infrastructures and services H2020 WP2014-2015: €95 million EU-Brazil: €3.5 million EU-Japan: €1.5 million
EU-Brazil R&D Call: Cooperation in Advanced Cyber Infrastructure
Proposals with balanced participation of EU and Brazilian partners should make a substantial contribution to the identified themes indicating the benefits of a joint effort • • • EUB1–2015: Cloud Computing, including security aspects [ €3.5 million EU contribution] EUB2–2015: High Performance Computing [ €2.0 million EU contribution] EUB3–2015: Experimental Platforms [ €1.5 million EU contribution] 19
Formalities and schedule
H2020-EUB-2015: funding from 2015 budget Formal adoption by the Commission: 23 July 2014 Opening date: 15 October 2014 Deadline: 21 April 2015 @17h00 (Brussels time) Result of evaluation: before 21 September 2015 Signature of grant agreements: before 21 December 2015
Additional eligibility criteria:
Proposals submitted to this call, which do not include coordination with a Brazilian proposal will be considered ineligible The proposed project duration shall not exceed 36 months 20
EUB1–2015: Cloud Computing, including security aspects
Specific Challenge: data are motivating a profound transformation in the culture and conduct of scientific research in every field of science and engineering. Advancements in this area are required in terms of cloud-centric applications for big data, as well as in creating novel cloud technologies that provide effective utilization and optimization addressing privacy , security of heterogeneous resources (such as storage and communications) in big data scenarios, in particular and other Quality-of-Service issues* * In line with statement of EU Heads of State and Governmnet in October 2013 21
Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)
The focus of the joint research will be the in business and societal contexts. The development of innovative technologies combining advanced Clouds and Big Data approaches technologies developed to address the challenges stemming from different application domains should take into account interoperability and data portability issues and aim towards future standardization
Coordinated and Support Actions (CSA)
One CSA for the research research coordination and policy activities , including roadmapping and supporting further future common activities, i.e. dissemination, organisation of workshops, preparation of future coordinated call topics, etc.
The joint EU-Brazil research will develop innovative technologies area of cloud based service provision by integrating approaches and aspects of distributed Clouds and Big Data in the This collaboration will facilitate between the EU and Brazil, subsequently to be expanded to other LAC partners. In particular: policy coordination in the relevant areas Facilitate the development of cloud-enabled applications through robust standardized global technologies Development of technologies integrating cloud and big data in terms of architecture, middleware and services Joint contributions to International Standardization and/or Forum activities 23
Horizon 2020 http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/ Participants Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html
EU-Brazil R&D Cooperation in Advanced Cyber Infrastructure http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/c alls/h2020-eub-2015.html#tab2 Digital Agenda – Cloud Computing https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/telecoms-and-internet/cloud-computing Open web consultation on Future Topics of common interest http://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/eu-brazil-ict-cooperation EU-BR Consultation Workshop Contact: [email protected]
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