EUCloudEdgeIoT at NexusForum2023
October 4 - October 6
Fostering Innovation for Europe’s Sovereign Cloud-Edge Continuum
NexusForum2023 will create a unique space for exploring together new, high-impact technological collaborations between the European research and industry ecosystems.
The rapid consolidation of the Edge Computing paradigm is having an extraordinary impact on Europe at scientific, technological, socio-economic, and geopolitical levels, as traditionally separated fields like HPC, Cloud, and IoT are now converging into a large and heterogeneous Computing Continuum that brings a number of amazing opportunities but also significant challenges.
NexusForum2023 is a unique physical event aimed at exploring technological synergies between the European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud, the EU companies and Members States involved in the IPCEI on Cloud Infrastructure & Services, and the community of research and innovation projects developed under the Horizon Europe programme.
The transition from H2020 to HE reflects an ongoing mega-trend in ICT: the convergence of Cloud, Edge, and IoT. This tendency has significant impact in Europe at scientific, technological, socio-economic, and geopolitical levels, as these traditionally separated fields are now converging into a much larger ecosystem now sharing a number of common challenges and key priorities. Upcoming RIAs should integrate and capitalise on ongoing efforts, with a vital aspect for Europe in this whole process being to successfully combine and consolidate the technology priorities defined by EU industry through the “European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud” and the advancements that the IPCEI-CIS will provide in the coming years. This transition and the move of the whole community of EC-funded projects and related initiatives towards a closer cooperation with industry is what the NexusForum.EU project aims to support and facilitate by focusing on consolidating research and policy along the Cognitive Computing Continuum, something crucial to effectively expand what the ongoing CSAs (particularly EUCloudEdgeIoT) are working on, thus providing a clear, consistent vision for future research and innovation topics in this EU strategic area. NexusForum.EU, through its unique consortium, will be able to effectively undertake a number of crucial activities, such as producing annual research roadmaps and policy recommendations; fostering collaboration between industry and academia; creating solid links with the IPCEI-CIS and the “European Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud”; collaborating with past and present RIAs in order to promote a diverse EU research and innovation community; identifying relevant issues such skills development gaps; analysing the relationship with crucial topics such as Open Source and Open Standards; and engaging with forward-looking research and innovation communities and strategic initiatives outside Europe (starting with Japan & South Korea).
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