The Networked European Software and Services Initiative

> NESSI Sessions at ICT 2015

NESSI is organising two Networking Sessions at ICT 2015, the biggest event in the EU ICT calendar, which takes place in Lisbon, 20-22 October.

ICT 2015 networking sessions are informal discussion groups organised by stakeholders participating in the ICT 2015 event. Their goal is to enable a broad and multi-disciplinary dialogue, help participants find partners for a collaborative relationship enlarge and enhance stakeholder communities and better connect research to innovation for a Digital Europe.

Cyber Physical Big Data Systems: Coming Together of Game-Changing Trends
is being organised jointly with ARTEMIS-IA and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA). The session will explore new opportunities for future applications and services arising from consolidation of Cyber Physical Systems and Big Data. It takes place at 14:50 on 21 October. Further information about the session can be found here.

Software Encapsulates the World: Everything as a Service (XaaS) by 2025
will explore software advances which will enable and drive the transformation of almost all sectors of society into the next generation of a service economy. The session takes place at 16:50 on 21 October. Further information can be found here.

> NESSI Software Engineering White Paper
Through the Software Engineering White Paper, NESSI seeks to raise awareness for the continued and even increased need for EU software engineering research and innovation programmes, in order for Europe to remain competitive and innovative. To this end, this white paper reflects NESSI’s input to the forthcoming Horizon 2020 work programme (ICT/LEIT WP2016-2017). Moreover, it identifies relevant software engineering research challenges in three major technology areas:
  • Software Engineering in and for the Cloud
  • Software Engineering for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Software Engineering for and with Big Data

This white paper also provides recommendations on how the specifics software should be addressed during product and service innovation. In addition, the paper provides recommendations on skill and competency building needed for a well-trained industry workforce. Finally, it delivers recommendations for maximizing the impact of software engineering research and innovation projects based on lessons learned from past FP7 projects. The NESSI Software Engineering White Paper is available under "publications - positions papers".

NESSI is the European Technology Platform (ETP) dedicated to Software, Services and Data. NESSI provides input to the EU Institutions on research actions and technology matters of particular importance to the software domain, and the overall aim is to enable the software and services sector help vitalize the great potential of the European economy and society. NESSI gathers partners and members from all over Europe, both from industry and academia, and engages in close dialogue with the European Commission and other stakeholders on several topics of specific relevance to NESSI - such as Big Data Value, Cloud Computing and Software Engineering.
NESSI takes an active role in addressing future challenges of Europe, by working for ensuring that enough resources are invested in leading-edge industrial and academic research for innovative technologies in the software and service domain. Europe has to turn its outstanding R&D potential, its infrastructure and its technological environment into successful product development and marketable products in order to maintain its competitive edge.

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