EUBra-BIGSEA has been presented EUBrasilCloudFORUM concertation meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, 18 March 2016, as one o fthe key initiatives to drive forward collaboration between Europe and Brazil both in terms of technological as well as knowledge exchange.
EUBrasilCloudFORUM has been entrusted by the EC and MCTI to support the EU-BR collaborative projects in the collection and promotion of their results and activities. The results will be used to draft a research Roadmap on cloud computing, identifying collaboration needs and opportunities between Europe and Brazil for the European Commission and to MCTI, thus contributing to the definition of future cooperation priorities between the two regions.
The purpose of this half a day EUBrasilCloudFORUM working meeting was to jointly form a plan of action with a first group of collaborative EU-BR projects and initiatives, and work together on the building of scenarios the projects will be working on; and involve these projects and initiatives in a very early stage with the shaping of the EUBrasilCloudFORUM Catalogue of EU-BR cloud computing tools & services.
According to the EU-Brazil Information Society Dialogue, the EU and Brazil need to engage more on a dialogue on cloud computing that addresses general cloud policy aspects, personal data protection, trans-Atlantic flows of data, portability of data, and appropriate remedies to vendor lock-in.
All the invited projects have positioned themselves with respect to the above topics. In particular, the discussion were focused on how the technical work and cross-border demonstrations will address / have addressed issues such as personal data protection, flows of data, portability of data, etc… The presentations and discussions have also provided information/evidence regarding the hurdles in these areas and recommendations for further actions either in research or policy.
To find out more about about the meeting visit http://eubrasilcloudforum.eu/shaping-cloud-excellence-between-europe-and...