The consultation event held in Brussels on 11 May 2023 aimed to bring forward thinking in the Computing Continuum. The meeting was organised by Open Continuum under the EUCloudEdgeIoT initiative and the European Commission (EC). It gathered industrial players of all sizes, academic researchers, EC-funded projects and policymakers. New trends, visions, and tracks for research, from the most relevant papers received were presented at the event as well as the research roadmap developments of relevant initiatives
The analysis of all the content resulted in the identification of the European vision for the cloud-edge-IoT domain and identifies four main research directions for the next Horizon Europe Work Programme (2025-2027). These research directions were presented in the wrap-up session at the end of the day and received strong support from the participants.
The convergence of Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a key megatrend of the last years and, while still ongoing, it is now expanding into a much larger and more strategic vision for ICT infrastructure, services, and applications covering not only Cloud, Edge, and IoT computing but also other critical areas such as 5G/6G telecommunication, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and Quantum Computing. Such a vision has been named Computing Continuum, and Europe can and must continue to play a leading role in it.
The executive summary is now available for download here