As members, you can take part in a number of activities listed below – scroll down for more information about each topic
- Research proposals: Call 8 preparation
- Research policy: Strategic Research Agenda update process
- Research contributions: contribute your own patterns to the NESSI Open Service Framework
- EzWeb - Mobile front ends- test the online prototype
- MyMobileWeb – Mobile applications – download the technology
- Access the open source assets of the Qualipso project
- OpenNebula for cloud computing – link through NESSI projects and attend training session
- BonFIRE – Get 200 k€ funding to test your services on the BonFIRE facility
- S-Cube - the academic network of Excellence on software and services
- Task forces – choose your area of interest, from Future Internet to SMEs or Standards
- Europe - the network of NESSI National Initiatives
- Latin America - extending the ETP concept
- ETPs collaboration - ISI, ePoSS, NEM, NESSI and Net!Works (previously eMobility)
Call 8 preparation
for the preparation to call 8, NESSI is identifying the best way to support our members in creating proposals together, identifying other partners and aligning the topics to the NESSI Strategic Research Agenda. In the current phase, the SRA is undergoing a revision process started in September 2010 (see below) and we will announce the Call 8 preparation activities in February 2011.
Strategic Research Agenda updated process
NESSI launched its latest revision of the SRA in September 2010 at ICT. This was followed by an open consultation process and the workshop held on 13/12/2010 at ServiceWave 2010. The SRA draft will be published in February 2011, and we will then open a new online period of comments before issuing the final release. For more information, please contact Josef Urban at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your proposal or project to become NESSI Strategic or Compliant
In April 2007, NESSI defines a comprehensive research structure. Designed to allow proposals and projects to clearly position their role and contributions within a wider services framework, the NESSI research projects include 11 Strategic Projects and 6 Compliant Projects, some of which completed during 2010, while other joined also during 2010. You can register your own proposal or project to become strategic or compliant, click here to view full details.
Research contributions – contribute your own patterns to NEXOF
NEXOF, the NESSI Open Service Framework is the uniting research component of NESSI. It displays a complete overview of different roles in a service framework and has elaborated a pattern based approach to represent these roles. Through patterns, research results can be contributed and identified from third parties looking for specific functional support to elaborate services architectures. The existing patterns have been provided in 3 contexts, namely the Enterprise SOA, the Internet of Services and the Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS). You can contribute your own pattern or navigate through the existing patterns at http://www.nexof-ra.eu/
EzWeb Mobile front ends – test the online prototype
The NESSI Strategic Project EzWeb is based on the development of key technologies to be employed in building the front end layer of a new generation SOA. You can check out and test the services or contribute your own gadgets to the catalogue at http://ezweb.tid.es/accounts/login/?next=/ .
Training courses are available online in Spanish on the open source Morfeo community
Mobile applications – download the MyMobileWeb technology
MyMobileWeb is an open source, standards-based software framework that simplifies the rapid development of mobile web applications and portals. With over 10,000 downloads so far, you can join the research by downloading the results at http://mymobileweb.morfeo-project.org/ .
Training courses in Spanish are available online on the open source Morfeo community.
Access the open source assets of the Qualipso project
Qualipso has delivered results to foster Open Source adoption in industrial domain. After more than four years of research, the Qualipso project is presenting the obtained assets during this time. For every asset you will find a description about what it is; the pre-conditions and requirements (if any) you need for installing or understanding; the supporting documentation to understand the asset or to get additional information about it; the maturity of the asset in comparison with a final product; and the contact persons for further information. Assets are published on the project web site at www.qualipso.org and you can view more detailed information on the Open Source page, as well as the final Qualipso newsletter.
OpenNebula and RESERVOIR – link through NESSI projects and learn how to build your own cloud infrastructure
OpenNebula is a fully open-source toolkit to build any type of IaaS cloud: private, public and hybrid. The OpenNebula technology is the result of many years of research and development in efficient and scalable management of virtual machines on large-scale distributed infrastructures. Its innovative features have been developed to address the requirements of business use cases from leading IT companies and across multiple industries in the context of groundbreaking projects in cloud computing. OpenNebula is being used as an open platform for innovation in several international projects to research the challenges that arise in enterprise cloud management, and also as production-ready tool in both academia and industry to manage clouds. (Source:www.opennebula.org).
Three NESSI projects are part of the active community of OpenNebula, namely Reservoir, 4Caast and BonFire – as a member, you can contact these projects to get more detailed information about concrete contributions or uptake of the OpenNebula technology and learn how to build and use your own cloud infrastructure with OpenNebula in the RESERVOIR Framework. A dedicated training session is organised on the 27 and 28th of January, you can check full details online. BonFIRE – Get 200 k€ funding to test your services on the BonFIRE facility
BonFIRE is offering up to 200k€ funding contribution for innovative service and network experiments that use the BonFIRE facility. The aim is to stimulate demand and establish a methodology of experimentally driven research. The funding will be allocated through a series of open calls. The first open call is planned to be published on 19 January 2011 and will close on 2 March 2011 and will target the Internet of Services and Future Networks research communities. http://www.bonfire-project.eu/content/get-involved-200k-euros-available-innovative-experiments
S-Cube – test out the Virtual Campus online, navigate the case studies
S-Cube, the network of excellence dedicated to software and services, delivers a number of key online resources, including - the Virtual Campus, an online facility that delivers courses focused on the service oriented architecture at http://vc.infosys.tuwien.ac.at/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=2 - a case study descriptive methodology, with concrete examples at http://scube-casestudies.ws.dei.polimi.it/index.php/Main_Page - a complete knowledge model
Check out S-Cube online at http://www.s-cube-network.eu/
NESSI task forces
In the last quarter of 2010, NESSI evolved from working groups to task forces. Compared to the original working groups, task forces are small groups of members and partners focused on a specific topic, designed to be more effective on a shorter timeline, delivering a specific contribution. NESSI currently operates three task forces: - the SMEs task force, intended to ensure that SMEs needs are integrated in the NESSI Strategic Research Agenda and proposal preparation - the Future Internet task force, linking to the Future Internet Assembly initiative and in charge of all specific contributions to the FIA - the Standards task force, in charge of the repository of standards on NEXOF (over 200 relevant standards are listed to date) and of sustaining specific standardisation efforts initiated in the NESSI research projects
Services focused initiatives exist across European countries and beyond. In this context, different initiatives have come together in the NESSI National Initiatives environment. The main benefits from this activity include - Cross-fertilization of programmes at national and European levels: the recent call for proposals issued in the Netherlands has included in its content major strategic directions elaborated in NESSI - Research collaborations at project levels: NESSI Strategic Projects include for instance research projects initiated at Spanish level under the INES national platform Check out the detailed information about each initiative.
NESSI supports the on-going collaboration with Latin America with the aim to extent the outreach of European Technology Platforms by gathering strategic stakeholders from the different sectors included in the Future Internet, ICT Components and systems fields into one national ICT Technology Platform per country in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Within this collaboration, NESSI is represented by partner Thales and creates different visibility opportunities within the NESSI publications and events. Members and partners interested in learning more about this collaboration can check out online at http://www.latin-american-technology-platforms.eu/
Since 2006, NESSI has been part of the collaboration activities between the different ETPs, namely eMobility, NEM, ISI and ePoSS. Major results from this collaboration include - the emergence of Future Internet as a convergence topic, a domain that has been defined as strategic to create a public-private partnership and has evolved in a fully-fledged research domain at European level - the setting up of ServiceWave as an annual event dedicated to services and bringing together industry and academia The current collaboration focuses on reinforcing the ETPs role as innovation drivers and environments and will lead to a common position and activities in this context.
For more information about the Future Internet, please check out www.future-internet.eu.
For more information about ServiceWave, please check outwww.servicewave.eu.