Consultation: Future research priorities in Cloud Computing and Software

The European Commission loves a good consultation, and one that is currently under way relates topics that are of interest to researchers in department: Cloud Computing and Software (inc. Open Source).

The consultation is structured in two parts, one for each topic, and stakeholders can contribute to only one, or to both parts.

A post-consultation workshop is then scheduled to take place in Brussels on 4 November 2014 to discuss the views expressed by various contributors to the consultation. Information on how to register will be made available through the Commission in due course.

The consultation is open until 10 October. For further information, including background documents, visit this link

EPSRC Call: Software for the Future II


EPSRC are offering up to £4M of funding for projects focused on the development of software that is used in computational science and engineering.

As part of an on-going series of regular software development calls, this call covers the development of novel code, the development of new functionality for existing codes and the development and re-engineering of existing codes. Strategic drivers are: developing code for emerging hardware architectures; developing researchers with key software engineering skills and software sustainability.

In order to allow maximum time for the selection of appropriate reviewers and panel members, all applicants must register their intent to submit using the electronic ‘Intent to submit’ form on the Software for the Future II call page on the EPSRC website. The form must be submitted to EPSRC by 16:00 on Monday 28th April 2014. Full applications will not be accepted where EPSRC has not received an intent to submit form. The full deadline is 16:00 on Wednesday 28 May 2014.

Full details of the call can be found at this link.