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SUCRE partners at the 7th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) Conference in London

Mrs. Ilia Pietri and Prof. Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, attended the 7th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) Conference in London, between 8-11 December 2014. This key conference was another opportunity to have discussions with a number of key researchers in the community and disseminate SUCRE results. The event was attended by about 200 researchers from a number of different countries (mostly European) and had a rich programme with a main track and parallel sessions.

ARTIST Open Source Package available online!

The ARTIST consortium is proud to announce the publishing of ARTIST Open Source package version 1.0. The ARTIST OS package can be used by all open source communities and be tested and validated by any interested developer. It consists of twenty nine tools that are classified to toolsets and categories according to ARTIST methodology. For each one of the tools, ARTIST dissemination team has included documentation, demos and tutorials. The source code is uploaded in GitHub repository and thus is easy to download, install and operate the tools.

Cloud for Europe PCP tender launched!

The Cloud for Europe Consortium is glad to announce that the Cloud for Europe tender for the joint pre-commercial procurement (PCP) of research and development on cloud computing services is now open. The purpose of the tender is to research and demonstrate solutions to overcome obstacles for the adoption of cloud computing by the public sector. The Cloud for Europe PCP is inviting suppliers to bid for any or all of three services (lots), each of which provides a framework agreement for the realisation of research and development services.
The lots are:

Simulation for manufacturing and engineering with CloudSME

The CloudSME project is working to create a cloud simulation platform that will enable manufacturing and engineering SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) to use state-of-the-art simulation technologies as a service via the cloud, in a one-stop-shop, pay-per-use manner. This approach means that SMEs can reap the productivity benefits of simulation without having to make high investments in software licenses, hardware, and maintenance.

Cloud Based School Management System in this Information Age

With the information age and continuous technological development have been impacting upon the education organizations too. Principals and management body of schools, colleges, institutes and universities are trying hard to improve their efficiency of administrative services. Information technology development has helped these educational establishments to achieve their goal of higher productivity and better information management of their students, parents, classes, courses, marks, attendance etc.

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