It is our pleasure to announce that the NESSI summit 2014 will take place on 27 May in Brussels at the Sofitel Hotel at Place Jourdan. This will be the perfect occasion for key stakeholders from the software, services and data domains to come together and discuss the latest developments and future research opportunities under Horizon 2020. This year, the NESSI summit will focus on two major topics that NESSI finds highly relevant:
- Big Data Value for Europe. The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda on Big Data Value that NESSI is currently preparing together with the FP7 Project Big and other stakeholders from academia, research and various sectors, is now open for consultation at www.bigdatavalue.eu. The main findings from the consultation together with the final SRIA draft will be presented at the NESSI summit as well as further details on a cPPP (contractual Public Private Partnership) on Big Data Value currently being under consideration at EU-level.
- Software Services and Software Engineering. Advancing the position of the European software Industry is a main priority for NESSI. In that context NESSI is currently drafting a white paper on research for Software and Software Engineering and will take the opportunity to discuss the content and main messages at the summit.
Participants of the NESSI summit 2014 will be able to contribute to the discussions around these two important NESSI topics to influence the directions for research and innovation activities in the coming years.