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- European Union
- FP6
- 2005-2006 Work   Programme

Rationale

Software technologies are of crucial importance for the development of all advanced products and services in modern economies. The relative weight of software in the value of these products and services is constantly expanding to the point where it a strong factor for differentiation and competitiveness. More than 59% of application software systems in Europe are developed internally by enterprises. Application software development is thus at the heart of European productivity, the fundamental Lisbon objective. A major step forward is urgently needed to meet the requirements arising from the following technological trends: - Large-scale distributed systems (Internet, with emphasis on security) - Large-scale software systems and applications (telecommunication, air traffic control, transport logistics, banking and e-commerce etc.)

Reference

Collaborative Basic Research in ICTs in FP7. Findings from a FET workshop held in Brussels on 21 and 22 April 2004. DG Information Society. European Commission (http://www.cordis.lu/ist/fet/home.html)

This chapter contains the information regarding European Union policies (activities) and structure (institutions) related to 6th Framework program and particularly related to objectives 2.3.2.3. "Open development platforms for software and services" and 2.5.5 "Software and Services". Each objective is considered in terms of subjects, instruments, priorities and complement to other programmes. There is information not only about FP6, but also about related European activities like EUREKA, ITEA etc. There are shown the place, role and responsibilities of European Commission, its Commissioners, Departments and their Units in FP6 program realization. It is given the review of ongoing projects from the objective 2.3.2.3.
  
European Union
Policies (Activities)

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Research and Innovation

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European Research Area (ERA)

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EUREKA - A network for market-oriented in R&D

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Thematic Area: Information Technology

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Initiative: ITEA (Information Technology for European Advancement)
Framework programme (FP)
6th FP

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Priorities
Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme
Information Society

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Activities

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Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme
6th FP
Institutions

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IDEA - The Electronic Directory of the European Institutions
European Commission
Policies (Structure)

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Information Society and Media
Commissioner - Viviane Reding
Directorate-General - Fabio Colasanti

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Directorate D: Network and Communication Technologies - Joao da SILVA

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Unit D3: Software Technologies - Jesus VILLASANTE
 
Software Technologies
Mission
Objectives
Building an industrial capability to develop and deploy services and software
Increasing the productivity and quality of software and service engineering
Fostering interoperability between middleware and tools for software and value-added distributed services and promoting standards in this area
Promoting research in distributed and complex systems of software and services.
Supporting policy development in the software and services area
Research, Development, Technology and Innovation
Commissioner - Janez Potocnik
Directorate-General - Achilleas Mitsos
Joint Research Centre - Roland Schenkel

Other Directorates-General involved in research

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Information Society

FP6

FP6
Specific Programmes
Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area (SP1)
Structuring the European Research Area (SP2)
Blocks
Block1: Focusing and integrating European research
Priority thematic areas

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Information society technologies (Priority 2)
Areas covered (strategic objectives)

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Communication, computing and software technologies

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Software technologies
Instruments
New instruments
Network of Excellence (NoE)
Integrated Project (IP)
Traditional instruments
Specific Targeted Research Projects (STREP)
Coordination Action (CA)
Specific Support Action (SSA)
Programmes implemented jointly by several Member States ("Article 169")

Budget

16270 million EUR

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Information society technologies

3625 million EUR

Who can participate?
Work Programme
Flowchart: From proposal to contract
Access to Information and Assistance
CORDIS - the COmmunity Research and Development Information System
National Contact Points (NCPs)
European Commission FP6 Infodesks

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Information society technologies

Research and innovation

Reference documents
EC Treaty Articles 163-173
The Sixth Framework Programme
Specific Programme Integrating and Strengthening the ERA (SP1)
Work Programme
IST 2003-2004 Work Programme

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2nd Call for proposals
2.3.2.3. Open development Platforms for software and services
IST 2005-2006 Work Programme

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5th Call for proposals

Publication date:

18 May 2005

Budget:

638 millions

Closing Date:

21 September 2005 at 17h00 (Brussels local time)

Areas addressed within this call

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2.5.5 Software and Services

2005-2006 Work Programme

 
2005-2006 Work Programme
2.5.5 Software and Services
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Objective
Projects
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Baltic projects in 2.3.2.3 (1)
Latvia (0)
Lithuania (0)
Estonia (1)
Other 6FP activities
Total (394)
Baltic (21)
Latvia (8)
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Action Line: Applications and services for the mobile user and worker (2)
Lithuania (14)
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Estonia (10)
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Instruments
Baltic (7)
Latvia (1)
Lithuania (4)
Estonia (2)
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Action Line: Open development platforms for software and services
Baltic (2)
Latvia (2)
Lithuania (2)
Estonia (1)
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Action Line: Open development platforms for software and services
Co-ordinator: France
Baltic (1)
Latvia (0)
Estonia (0)
Lithuania (1)
Action Line: e-inclusion
Baltic (5)
Lithuania (3)
Estonia (5)
Latvia (3)
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Action Line: Applications and services for the mobile user and worker
Related activities
Call information
Included within Call 5 of the IST priority
Publication date
18 May 2005
Closure date
21 September 2005 at 17h00 (Brussels local time)
Pre-allocate budget
67 million
Instruments
IPs, NoEs: 60% of Indicative budget
STREPs, CAs, SSAs: 40% of Indicative budget
Commission's contact person
Objective
Beneficiary: European software industry (notably SMEs)
Overall objective: Competitive position
Markets
more globalised
service-oriented
Target group: including mobile user
Deleverables
platforms
methodologies
middleware
standards
tools
services
applications
Features (properties)
open
interoperable
simple
low-cost
Focus
Services and software
Subject: Incorporation of ambient intelligence-based features such as
dynamic composability and adaptability
context awareness
autonomy
semantic interoperability
Research on
Engineering
Management
Provision
Instruments: IPs, NoEs, STREPs
Principles, methodologies and tools
Subject: complex software systems viewing the user as part of the system
Research on
design
management
simulation
Instruments: IPs, STREPs
Open source software
Subjects
Technologies
Software engineering
Models based on agreed indicators of
productivity
quality
Research on
development
deployment
evolution
benchmarking
measurement of the economic impact of OSS
Instruments: IPs, STREPs
Software systems
Subjects:
properties such as
self-adaptability
flexibility
robustness
dependability
evolvability
high level methods and concepts
especially at requirements and architectural level
Research on
system
design
development
integration
testing
light/agile methodologies
collaborative and distributed development
end-user development
Instruments: NoEs, STREPs
Support actions
Subject
evolution of the software industry into service-based organisations
strategies
technological roadmaps
Should help
reduce fragmentation of research effort
build a critical mass of support for
consensual action
agenda-setting
Instruments: SSAs, CAs
Support
Interoperability
open standards
creation
use
extension
Widest possible use of results
open source software
creation
use
extension
Priority
join forces
strong industrial users
software and service suppliers
academic research partners
common platforms and applications
industrial usability of results
pave the way for applied research in later framework programmes
Complement to other programmes
SMEs
International cooperation
notably with China or India,
especially in the field of free and open source software
Cooperation with national programmes