On the 14th of June 2016 the VINEYARD Project, represented by the coordinator Prof. Dimitrios Soudris and Dr. Christoforos Kachris, participated in the collaboration workshop “Advanced Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems 2016” at the Bedford hotel in Brussels.
The workshop, co-organised by HiPEAC and the European Commission DG CONNECT, was held back to back with the “Smart Anything Everywhere 2016” Event, which explored the progress achieved by the SAE initiative so far and the impact participation has had on SMEs. Furthermore, the future of this initiative was discussed and the corresponding forthcoming call ICT-4-2017 "Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative" was presented.
The “Components and Systems” directorate of DG Connect – European Commission supports research and innovation projects in the “Computing” and “CPS” areas with the purpose of contributing to two main pillars of the “Leadership in Digital Industry” strategy, which are (1) digital platforms for industry and (2) innovation hubs for the widespread adoption of digital technologies.
In this context, the collaboration workshop aimed at bringing together the "Cyber-Physical Systems", "Advanced Computing" and the “Mixed Criticality Systems" project clusters financed by the European Commission under FP7 ICT Call 10 (2013), H2020 ICT Call 1 (2014) and Call 4 (2015).
In particular, the objectives of the workshop were:
Identify synergies and possibilities for cooperation between projects/participants;
Improve overall understanding of status in respective topics and assess its progress;
Identify and exchange of best practices, especially in the areas of standardization, exploitation, platform and ecosystem building;
Discuss about the most promising areas of research and innovation, and the strategy of European Commission in digital technologies, including the next work programme, and forthcoming funding opportunities e.g. in the context of the “innovation radar”.
The presentation of VINEYARD project during the workshop can be visualised here