Challenge 1 covers tools and platforms for novel Internet application development and deployment through the Public-Private Partnership on Future Internet.
At the same time, key technological developments and large scale experimentation in networking, cloud computing, Internet of Things, Trustworthy ICT and connected and social media of the future are targeted.
Challenge 1 is designed with a long term perspective and with a strong focus on the Internet of the future, thereby underpinning future economic growth and competitiveness.
The research topics in this work programme will build on past achievements with a view to developing future strengths.
It is proposed:
i) To continue technological research on all basic building blocks of the Internet value and delivery chain, i.e. network technologies, digital media, services, security and Internet of objects. Driven by roadmap-based research it progresses the technological characteristics of systems and services.
ii) To leverage new constituencies, in particular technological innovative industry and SMEs, focussing on new generations of web- based applications and services, in line with the Digital Agenda for Europe;
iii) To redefine approaches towards future networked computing systems, laying the basis for the future European cloud computing strategy in all its dimensions, networks, services, security and content, and moving towards user-led applications that exploit both widely distributed devices and sensors and the power of clouds.
iv) To combine technological and social innovation by investigating and experimenting new paradigms related to the Internet, both for future Internet architectures and holistic and multidisciplinary understanding of Internet developments.
v) To take the Future Internet PPP into its third and final phase at which it will open up large-scale trials to new constituencies of innovative developers following an open innovation model.
Taking into consideration the need to future-proof the work to be done, all Challenge 1 proposals are expected to either use or design for IPv6, as appropriate.
In order to move towards an even more integrated, cross-challenges approach, proposals that address more than one objective may require coordinated evaluation and implementation.
Support actions for road-mapping, constituency building (Future Internet Assembly, ETPs, …) and ERAnets should be envisaged to prepare the research community for an even more comprehensive approach bringing together research and innovation aspects of complementary challenges in Horizon 2020.
The objectives under this challenge are linked to the objectives under international cooperation (section 7.10), notably to the EU-Japan Co-ordinated Call detailed under objective ICT-2013.10.1.