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Projects & Clusters of Call 5

The fifth call for proposals for the FP7 ICT Programme closed in October 2009.
Within Objective 1.2, a total of 195 proposals were received, of which 28 were selected. Together with one project from Objective 9.4 (“Strengthening Cooperation in ICT R&D in an Enlarged Europe”), these 29 projects are described in this page.

For some of these projects, the contracts have not been signed yet. Therefore this list is to be regarded as preliminary at this stage...

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Objective 1.2 Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering
NB: change of name WAX => webinos
Projects in alphabetic order


Internet users expect the web to support their lifestyles. They want to be in control of the content and applications they use and they want to mix services and data to compose services which are useful for them, matching their current needs and context. Not only proficient users should be able to do this, but also laymen and groups which traditionally have not been very present on the Web, such as elderly and people with disabilities. Apart from citizens developing/configuring services themselves, companies could also offer services based on the information available in social networks, without violating the privacy of users of these social networks. All these topics are reflected in the research objectives of the “Service Front-Ends” projects.
ICT N° Acronym Title Project Factsheet ICT result Final Report
257493 SOCIETIES Self Orchestrating CommunIty ambiEnT IntelligEnce Spaces (IP) June 2010    
The vision of SOCIETIES is to develop a complete, integrated Community Smart Space (CSS), which extends pervasive systems beyond the individual to dynamic communities of users. CSSs will embrace on-line community services, such as Social Networking in order to offer new and powerful ways of working, communicating and socialising.
257623 I2WEB Inclusive Future-Internet Web Services (STREP) June 2010      
The Future Internet Community that will be more mainstream in people's lives, may further isolate excluded groups. I2Web will provide tools to develop inclusive Future Internet services that will overcome this widening divide. To enable the Future Internet to be very extensively used by people with disabilities and the elderly, the inclusiveness of its Services Front Ends will be of paramount importance. I2Web particularly responds to immediate challenges of the Future Internet: ubiquitous and mobile Web, media convergence and user-generated content, in combination with cloud computing, Web 2.0 developments, Social Networking, User-Centred Design and Inclusive Design principles.
257635 OMELETTE Open Mashup Enterprise service platform for LinkEd data in The TElco domain (STREP) June 2010      
OMELETTE aims to provide new platforms for service composition addressing mass users served by the telco industry. It will provide support for the development of telco services, their flexible usage in mashup environments and their deployment on an open interoperable mashup delivery platform.
258030 SERENOA Multidimensional, context-aware adaptation of Service Front-Ends (STREP) June 2010      
Serenoa is aimed at developing a novel, open platform for enabling the creation of context-sensitive service front-ends (SFEs). A context-sensitive SFE provides a user interface (UI) that exhibits some capability to be aware of the context and to react to changes of this context in a continuous way. As a result such a UI will be adapted to a person’s devices, tasks, preferences, and abilities, thus improving people’s satisfaction and performance compared to traditional SFEs based on manually designed UIs.
257774 SOCIOS Exploiting Social Networks for Building the Future Internet of Services (STREP) June 2010      
SocIoS will pave the way for building qualitative, functional and usable business applications exploiting the User Created Content (UCC) and the Social Graph of users in Social Networks. By providing tools for cross-platform application development and deployment, support for SLAs and QoS, tools for UCC and social graph management, and – most importantly – a usable framework to build services in and through Social Networks, SocIoS will provide incentives for the development of business applications.


Like all software in general, software that can be used on demand (Software as a Service) needs to be deployed in an environment of servers, storage, networking and a complex software stack. This environment is called a service platform. Several projects study service platforms for specific application types. “Service Platforms” projects specifically focus on convergent services, services reacting to events, and on interoperability between platforms.
ICT N° Acronym Title Project Factsheet ICT result Final Report
257103 WEBINOS Secure WebOS Application Delivery Environment (IP) November 2010
Up-to-date version
The webinos project will define and deliver an Open Source Platform and software components for the Future Internet in the form of web runtime extensions, to enable web applications and services to be used and shared consistently and securely over a broad spectrum of converged and connected devices, including mobile, PC, home media (TV) and in-car units.
257843 SRT-15 Intelligence Push in the Enterprise Realm (STREP) June 2010    
The objective of SRT-15 is to bridge the gap between cloud infrastructures and enterprise services by building a distributed service platform. For that purpose SRT-15 relies on four key enabling technologies: content-based routing, complex event processing, dependability and data privacy. The unique combination of these concepts allows SRT-15 platform to scale across public and private clouds allowing for reliable and dynamic interaction between various enterprises applications.
258659 PLAY Pushing dynamic and ubiquitous interaction between services Leveraged in the Future Internet by ApplYing complex event processing (STREP) June 2010    
The PLAY project will develop and validate an elastic and reliable architecture for dynamic and complex, event-driven interaction in large highly distributed and heterogeneous service systems. Such architecture will enable ubiquitous exchange of information between heterogeneous services, providing the possibilities to adapt and personalize their execution, resulting in the so-called situational-driven process adaptivity.
257483 INDENICA Engineering Virtual Domain-specific Service Platforms (STREP) June 2010    
The INDENICA project addresses mastering the challenge of fragmentation of future and existing service delivery platforms, which are the technological basis for the Internet of Services.


The “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) projects investigate how service platforms may be offered as a service on the Internet. This requires research into the ability to deliver a platform on Internet scale (with thousands of users accessing and using the platform at the same time) and how to guarantee consistency. Quite often in current PaaS offerings, consistency is sacrificed in favour of scalability, but some Future Internet applications will require both at the same time. Another important theme is interoperability between cloud platforms to avoid lock-in into a certain platform. Concretely this answers the question whether your application developed in a certain PaaS offering can be ported to another PaaS.
ICT N° Acronym Title Project Factsheet ICT result Final Report
258862 4CAAST 4CaaSt - Building the PaaS Cloud of the Future (IP) June 2010      
The 4CaaSt project aims to create a PaaS Cloud platform which supports the optimized and elastic hosting of Internet-scale multi-tier applications. 4CaaSt embeds features that ease programming of rich applications and enable the creation of a business ecosystem where applications from different providers can be tailored to different users, mashed up and traded together.
257993 CUMULONIMBO A Highly Scalable Transactional Multi-Tier Platform as a Service (STREP) June 2010      
CumuloNimbo will deliver a new generation of cloud Platforms as a Service (PaaS) that will provide consistency, availability, and simpler programming abstractions, such as transactions. Current practices in cloud computing sacrifice data consistency for scalability, thus increasing the complexity of building applications on top of such platforms when strong consistency guarantees are necessary.
257953 CLOUD4SOA A Cloud Interoperability Framework and Platform for user-centric, semantically-enhanced service-oriented applications design, deployment and distributed execution (STREP) June 2010    
Cloud4SOA focuses on resolving the semantic intearoperability issues that exist in current Clouds infrastructures and on introducing a user-centric approach for applications which are built upon and deployed using Cloud resources. To this end, Cloud4SOA aims to combine three fundamental and complementary computing paradigms, namely Cloud computing, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and lightweight semantics, to propose a reference architecture and deploy fully operational prototypes.



Infrastructure as a Service means to be able to use shared resources (servers, networking and storage) on demand. Organisations may want to offer their IT resources to a pool when their IT infrastructures are not used at their maximum capacity and to use additional resources from the pool in case of peak activity. Important research questions arise about how to manage all these resources transparently in an accountable way, and how to guarantee security and Quality of Service.
ICT N° Acronym Title Project Factsheet ICT result Final Report
257019 VISION CLOUD Virtualized Storage Services Foundation for the Future Internet (IP) June 2010      
The goal of VISION Cloud is to introduce a powerful ICT infrastructure for reliable and effective delivery of data-intensive storage services, facilitating the convergence of ICT, media and telecommunications. This infrastructure will support the setup and deployment of data and storage services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate administrative domains, while providing QoS and security guarantees.
257115 OPTIMIS Optimized Infrastructure Services (IP) June 2010      
The high-level objective of the OPTIMIS project is to enable an open and dependable Cloud Service Ecosystem that delivers IT services that are adaptable, reliable, auditable and sustainable (ecological and economical). The key goal is to allow organizations to automatically and seamlessly externalize services and applications, to trustworthy and auditable cloud providers. This ecosystem will give rise to a strengthened European ICT industry able to meet key societal and economical needs.
257438 CONTRAIL Open Computing Infrastructures for Elastic Services (IP) June 2010      
After decades in which companies used to host their entire IT infrastructures in-house, a major shift is occurring where these infrastructures are outsourced to external operators such as Data Centers and Computing Clouds. To allow open access to shared computing resources, the vision of the CONTRAIL project is that any organization should be able to be both a Cloud provider when its IT infrastructure is not used at its maximum capacity, and a Cloud customer in periods of peak activity.
257784 CLOUD-TM A novel programming paradigm for cloud computing (STREP) June 2010      
Cloud-TM aims at defining a novel programming paradigm to facilitate the development and administration of cloud applications. It will develop a Self-Optimizing Distributed Transactional Memory middleware that will spare programmers the burden of coding for distribution, persistence and fault-tolerance, letting them focus on delivering differentiating business value. Further, the Cloud-TM platform aims at minimizing the operational costs of cloud applications, pursuing optimal efficiency via autonomic resource provisioning and pervasive self-tuning schemes.
256910 MOSAIC Open-Source API and Platform for Multiple Clouds (STREP) June 2010      
The mOSAIC project aims to develop an open-source platform that enables applications to negotiate Cloud services as requested by their users. Using the Cloud ontology, applications will be able to specify their service requirements and communicate them to the platform via an API. The platform will implement a multi-agent brokering mechanism that will search for services matching the applications’ request, and possibly compose the requested service if no direct hit is found. The platform will facilitate competition between Cloud providers, who, in return, will be able to reach customers they could not reach before.



The challenges of developing good quality software and dependable, configurable and dynamic services for the Future Internet are getting bigger. We need new programming concepts to coordinate the services that will be composed on-the-fly in a dependable manner and new ways of testing and maintaining software. Additionally, in case a company wants to use the cloud to run its software, its legacy software needs to be migrated to a cloud environment. Another research question addressed by the “Advanced Software Engineering” projects is to develop new methods and tools to support communities of people that develop software in a distributed manner. This is tailored to open source projects, but could be useful for any team of software developers.
ICT N° Acronym Title Project Factsheet ICT result Final Report
257178 CHOREOS Large Scale Choreographies for the Future Internet (IP) June 2010      
The CHOReOS objective is to sustain decentralized service choreographies in the Future Internet. It revisits the concept of choreography-centric service-oriented systems to introduce a dynamic development process and associated methods, tools, and middleware – referred to as CHOReOS Integrated Development and Runtime Environment (IDRE) – for the software systems that implement and coordinate the services in the Ultra Large Scale Future Internet.
257593 ACSI Artifact-Centric Service Interoperation (STREP) June 2010      
ACSI will serve to significantly reduce the effort and lead-time of designing, deploying, maintaining, and joining environments that support service collaborations. This will be achieved by developing a rich framework around the novel notions of dynamic artifacts and interoperation hubs, enabling a substantial simplification in the establishment and maintenance of service collaborations.
257574 FITTEST Future Internet Testing (STREP) June 2010      
The Future Internet will be a complex interconnection of services, applications, content and media, on which our society will become increasingly dependent for critical activities such as social services, learning, finance, business, as well as entertainment. This presents challenging problems during testing; challenges that simply cannot be avoided since testing is a vital part of the quality assurance process. FITTEST aims to attack the problems of testing the Future Internet with Search Based Testing.
258109 FASTFIX Monitoring Control for Remote Software Maintenance (STREP) June 2010      
The overall goal of the FastFix project is to provide software developers with a maintenance environment that combines time efficiency with low cost and high precision. FastFix will develop a platform and a set of tools that will continuously monitor customer environments, while collecting information on application execution and user interaction. The overall objective is to identify symptoms of execution errors, performance degradation, or changes in user behaviour. By using correlation techniques, the platform will also support failure replication in order to identify incorrect execution patterns and, in particular cases, automatically generate and deploy remedial patches.
257793 REMICS REuse and Migration of legacy applications to Interoperable Cloud Services (STREP) June 2010      
The goal of REMICS is to develop advanced model driven methodology and tools for REuse and Migration of legacy applications to Interoperable Cloud Services. Service Cloud paradigm stands for combination of cloud computing and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for development of Software as a Service (SaaS) systems.
258098 ALERT Active support and reaL-time coordination based on Event pRocessing in open source software development (STREP) June 2010      
The aim of the ALERT project is to develop methods and tools that improve FLOSS coordination by maintaining awareness of community activities through real-time, personalized, context-aware notification. ALERT will create an active collaboration platform, i.e. a virtual actor would interact with other developers, process and recognize various kinds of interactions, suggest actions on the basis of these and remember and bring past interactions to the developers’ attention, thus enabling developers to work better together.



ICT N° Acronym Title Project Factsheet ICT result Final Report
257868 HOLA! Initiative to enHance cOLlaboration and promote Advancement of future ICT services in Europe (CA) June 2010   Jan.2013  
HOLA! aims at supporting the research community in the creation of a critical mass of stakeholders belonging to the Internet of Services constituency (IoS) working together in building concepts for services in the Future Internet. It will be achieved by implementing successful mechanisms for community-building and long-term collaboration and knowledge management.
257800 MOBIWEBAPP Mobile Web Applications for Future Internet Services (SA) June 2010   Sept. 2012  
On the desktop, the Web has moved beyond simple Web pages. With approaches like AJAX, Web technologies are now an important tool for developing full-fledged applications for the desktop. In contrast, mobile applications are currently distributed through closed “application stores”, each requiring application development in a different native programming language instead of using unified Web technology.
258067 MOSQUITO Mobile Software and Services, Standardisation, Quality, Inter¬operability, Testing, Open Source (SA) June 2010      
MOSQUITO will help identify and document barriers of fragmentation which could prevent the full development of mobile internet applications and services. MOSQUITO will support the standardization of mobile internet services and promote collaboration in the industry. MOSQUITO will support actions relating to interoperability for mobile applications and services. MOSQUITO will give its support to the cross-sector convergence of IT, Telecoms and Media within the context of mobile internet applications and services.
258346 SEQUOIA Socio-Economic Impact Assessment for Research Projects (SA) June 2010      
The overarching objective of SEQUOIA is to maximise the socio-economic impact of Software as a Service and Internet of Services research projects. This will be achieved through the definition of a systematic socio-economic framework in support of exploitation practices to be advantageously pursued at the end of the projects.
257284 SOFI Service Offering for the Future Internet (SA) June 2010      
The goal of SOFI is to complement EU R&D projects in the area of Internet of Services, Software and Virtualisation (Objective 1.2) through specific support activities. SOFI aims to ensure the position of European research as a leader in the definition and realisation of the theoretical and technological foundations of the Future Internet of Services, as well as European industry's competitive advantage in the creation of value and new opportunities from its use. SOFI will build upon and complement the current efforts around the Future Internet Assembly, and particularly the service related working groups, most specifically the Future Internet Service Offer WG (FISO).
246839 SPRERS Strengthening the Participation of Romania at European R&D in Software Services (SA) June 2010      
The overall aim of the SPRERS project is to improve the participation in European collaborative research activities of research teams involved in software services from new member states. This aim will be addressed by identifying the strengths of these teams and facilitate their collaboration through thematic workshops, expert meetings, a training event, an awarding program, and white papers.
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