The Software Services and Systems Network (S-Cube)

The Software Services And Systems Network (S-Cube) Will Establish A Unified, Multidisciplinary, Vibrant Research Community Which Will Enable Europe To Lead The Software-Services Revolution, Helping Shape The Software-Service Based Internet Which Is The Backbone Of Our Future Interactive Society. It Is A Network Of Excellence (NoE) That Has Been Recently Selected For Funding By The European Commission (IST Program Of FP7).

By Integrating Diverse Research Communities, S-Cube Intends To Achieve World-Wide Scientific Excellence In A Field That Is Critical For European Competitiveness. S-Cube Will Accomplish Its Aims By Meeting The Following Objectives:

Re-Aligning, Re-Shaping And Integrating Research Agendas Of Key European Players From Diverse Research Areas And By Synthesizing And Integrating Diversified Knowledge, Thereby Establishing A Long-Lasting Foundation For Steering Research And For Achieving Innovation At The Highest Level.
Inaugurating A Europe-Wide Common Program Of Education And Training For Researchers And Industry Thereby Creating A Common Culture That Will Have A Profound Impact On The Future Of The Field.
Establishing A Pro-Active Mobility Plan To Enable Cross-Fertilisation And Thereby Fostering The Integration Of Research Communities And The Establishment Of A Common Software Services Research Culture.
Establishing Trust Relationships With Industry Via European Technology Platforms (Specifically NESSI) To Achieve A Catalytic Effect In Shaping European Research, Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness And Addressing Main Societal Challenges.
Defining A Broader Research Vision And Perspective That Will Shape The Software-Service Based Internet Of The Future And Will Acceler

S-Cube starts on March 1, 2008.

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