Important event on "Cloud computing", Brussels 26 Jan 2010

The Internet of Services is a vision of the Internet of the Future where organisations and individuals can find software as services on the Internet, combine them, and easily adapt them to their specific context. Users should be able to use software services that do exactly what they need. The Internet of Services will consist of virtualisation technology that will make network, storage and computing resources available. Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of these configurable computing resources and services. Services use these resources and will be built using SOA (service oriented architectures) principles.

DG INFSO & Media established a group of experts which is working on a report that outlines the future directions of Cloud Computing research. The group has already met twice this year and has written a report which will be available on cordis.

The findings of the final report of the group of experts and the orientations for future research in cloud computing will be presented and discussed on 26 January 2010, in Brussels. This meeting, organized by unit software and services, is also of particular interest in view of the upcoming preparations for the Work Programme for 2011-12.

The event will take place in the Charlemagne building of the European Commission, and will be open to all who are interested in the subject. Please register as soon as possible on cordis.