ERCIM WG eMobility Meeting

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Nov 21, 2013 (4 years and 5 months ago)


Zürich, January 28, 2009

ERCIM WG eMobility Meeting

Torsten Braun

University of Bern, Switzerland

Objective ICT
2009.1.1: CSA and NoE

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service

Objective ICT
2009.1.1: The Network of the Future

d) Coordination/ Support actions and Networks of Excellence

Coordination of research efforts to explore synergies across on
going national initiatives and with third countries (priority is with the
USA and Japan); support actions to channel efforts towards
standardisation initiatives and a coherent approach towards take
up and testing of new concepts leading to a European
led Future

Support to integrated satellite and terrestrial systems with a focus
on supporting both public service and private communication

Research roadmaps, organisation of scientific and/or policy events,
strategy and policy formulation.

Networks of Excellence in new and emerging topics, with a clear
and limited focus, requiring interdisciplinary teams of researchers.

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Expected impact

Strengthened positioning of European industry in the field of
Future Internet technologies and reinforced European
leadership in mobile and wireless broadband systems optical
networks cognitive network management technologies.

Increased economic efficiency of access/transport
infrastructures (cost/bit)

Global standards, interoperability and European IPRs
reflecting federated and coherent roadmaps.

Wider market opportunities from new classes of applications
taking advantage of convergence.

Accelerated uptake of the next generation of network and
service infrastructures.

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ICT call 5

target outcomes a) and d):

IP/STREP: EUR 71 million; of which a minimum of 50% to IPs
and a minimum of 30% to STREPs

NoE: EUR 6 million; CSA: EUR 3 million

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FUME Abstract

The ERCIM working group on “eMobility”

performs and coordinates basic research on both mobile applications as well as
the technical foundations required for these mobile applications,

in particular wireless communication technologies, protocols, and middleware.

The major goal of the support action is

to define, develop, and shape a basic research roadmap in the area of “FUture
Mobile applications and Emerging wireless technologies”.

The roadmap shall influence future strategic decisions of several European
stakeholders and organizations helping them to coordinate activities and to
avoid overlap.

The support action

focuses explicitly on long
term (> 10 years) basic research and

emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach of looking on both mobile applications
and services on one side and emerging wireless communication technologies
and protocols on the other side.

The basic research roadmap will

define and envisage developments in basic research in these areas.

The roadmap will identify and evaluate the potential of new technology and
application developments.

This will be done without looking onto commercial constraints, but consider
social and environmental interests.

Special attention shall be given to disruptive technologies.

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FUME Evaluation

Scientific excellence: 2.5 (threshold 3.0)

Progress beyond existing research agenda is not clarified.

Work plan does not reveal not convincing strategy.

Methodology of looking at today‘s problems is not convincing.

Implementation & Management: 3.5 (threshold: 3.0)

Insufficient experience in wireless communications

Budget spread over many partners, not consistent with smaller
group responsible for strategy development

Conflict management

Impact: 3.5 (threshold: 3.0)

Vague about what actually is done.

Total: 9.5 (threshold: 10.0)

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Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)

Support to activities aimed at coordinating or supporting research activities and
policies (networking, exchanges, transnational access to research infrastructures,
studies, conferences, etc).

These actions may also be implemented by means other than calls for proposals.

The Funding Scheme allows for two types of actions to be financed:

Coordination or networking actions (

Coordinating or networking actions will always have to be carried out by a
consortium of participants, normally three from three different countries. The
coordination or networking actions cover the following activities:

the organisation of events

including conferences, meetings, workshops or seminars
related studies, exchanges of personnel, exchange and dissemination of good practices,
and, if necessary, the definition, organisation and management of joint or common
initiatives together of course with management of the action.

The coordination and networking actions normally stretches over a longer period.

Specific support actions (

... The objective of specific support actions are to contribute to the implementation
of the Framework Programmes and the preparation of future Community research
and technological development policy or the development of synergies with other
policies, or to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the participation of SMEs, civil
society organisations and their networks, small research teams and newly
developed or remote research centres in the activities of the thematic areas of the
Cooperation programme, or for setting up of research intensive clusters across the
EU regions...

Zürich, January 28, 2009

Torsten Braun: ERCIM WG eMobility Meeting