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RELATE — Result In Brief

Project ID: 264840
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE
Country: Germany

Young researchers to advance cloud computing

A new European training network is empowering young researchers in developing cloud-based applications.
Young researchers to advance cloud computing
Young researchers have a knack for coming up with innovative products and services in the IT industry, including in the area of service-based cloud applications. Building on this premise, the EU-funded RELATE (Trans-European Research Training Network on Engineering and Provisioning of Service-Based Cloud Applications) project established a European training network for young researchers in the field of cloud computing and service science.

In recent years, cloud computing has become much more complex, particularly with the separation of service providers and infrastructure providers, undermining quality-of-service (QoS) provided to cloud customers. Mobile computing has also exacerbated the challenge. Against this backdrop RELATE supported young researchers in obtaining training and research experience regarding the latest technologies, tools and platforms in cloud computing and service engineering.

To achieve its aims, the project built an authoritative network of global partners from industry and academia to provide training in engineering and in provisioning service-based cloud applications. It espoused a multidisciplinary approach to advance cutting-edge model-driven engineering and formal methods, as well as service-based mash-ups and application integration. The training also covered security, performance, and trust in service-based cloud applications, in addition to quality management and business model innovation.

This was accomplished through several customised training events, multi-skills training camps, science-led meetings, soft-skills training and workshops covering specific science topics. In total, the training network educated and trained 29 fellows in research topics that range from service engineering and optimisation to trust and quality management.

The work conducted by the young researchers resulted in a set of valuable results that were published in journal articles, papers, technical reports and book chapters. They were disseminated online and through the project’s website. Shaping high-level academic researchers and educating the next generation of innovators and experts in the software industry, the project and its results represent a formidable boost for cloud computing in Europe.

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