M24: so what?

30/ Apr/ 2017
Authors: 
Beatriz Gallego-Nicasio Crespo (ATOS)

March 2017 means M24 in our project timeline terminology. We have submitted four new deliverables and the second year of the project is over. So what?

So... many things really!

    If you have been disconnected from latest project news, here's a few of them that you must become acquainted with:

    • Three General Assembly meetings were organised: one at Heidelberg (thanks to NEC for hosting it!) in March 2016, another one at Salzburg in September 2016, and in February of 2017 we met at Berlin by courtesy of SAP, (great host too!). These meetings always are great opportunities for the consortium to meet, keep updated on the progress achieved in the different work-packages, discuss on hot research topics and plan for the upcoming steps. And have a delicious business dinner in such a good company, of course!
    • The SECODIC workshop, held during the ARES 2016 Conference in Salzburg, took place on the 31st of August 2016. The workshop was co-organised with project WITDOM, allowing us to present our current progress and achievements, learn from others' feedback and views and share thoughts with other researchers on the topic Secure and Efficient Outsourcing of Storage and Computation of Data in the Cloud. We are already planning to repeat the experience... more information will be revealed very soon!
    • Work-package 2 on "Requirements and architecture for a Secure, Trusted and Efficient Cloud" finished in November 2016. Awwwww... We will miss you! The main outputs of this WP are the Use Cases descriptions, the Consolidated set of Requirements and the final TREDISEC Framework architecture.
    • 2nd Project Review took place on October 27th 2016, and we successfully passed it. All deliverables reviewed were accepted so we could safely keep moving on! Some minor recommendations were made too, and we are dutifully following them... promise!
    • A first Innovation Management report has been delivered in November 2016. The conclusions of the report show that, after one and a half years of work, the project's innovation health level is thriving, and the risk that the project goals lose relevance over time is negligible. Good job!
    • A Business Development Plan workshop was held in Madrid in November 2016. Thanks to the Common Exploitation Booster support services coordinated by the H2020 Common Support Center of the European Commission, we counted with the guidance of an expert who helped the consortium to clarify a lot of open points regarding how to design a realistic and adecquate Business Model to better approach the exploitation strategy of the project results. The outcomes of this workshop served as input for deliverable D7.7 Business models for TREDISEC.
    • Work-package 6 on "Development, delivery and evaluation of the TREDISEC framework" has started. That means the framework architecture and primitives designed during the first half of the project will become tangible very soon. The evaluation criteria to validate the project results in the context of the Use Cases has been defined too.

    Many milestones achieved, but quite a few to accomplish too. The third year of the project will see how the implementation of the security primitives perform in evaluation scenarios reproducing real world conditions, and how these indeed are able to meet the identified cloud security and functional requirements we committed to. The framework will be made available to ease primitive developers' and cloud providers' lifes. And the strategy for exploitation of project results and their sustainability's game plan will see the light.

    We'll keep you posted!