D2.1. Interim report of the Working groups activities
A Working Group (WG) comprised of thirty one members from EU and Brazil has been set up within Work Package 2 (WP2) to be an external instrument for the EUBrasilCloudFORUM project to ensure high quality debate and engagement in relation to international collaboration in this vitally important and hot topical focus area. In line with the project objectives in this period, the WG efforts were focused on dedicated to Future Scenarios and Research challenges. This deliverable explains the rationale, role, and activities of the first WG established in Year 1 within the scope and objectives of the overall EUBrasilCloudFORUM project. It also establishes the terms of reference (coverage areas), objectives, structure and membership of the WG, and lays out a roadmap for future WG related activities, in which it is expected another WG dedicated to Cloud computing policies is planned to start in the second year, based on the results of the survey undertaken and described in the deliverable.
The outline of the deliverable steps the reader through the Working Group activities in the project (section 1), the Working Group formation and strategy in year 1 (section 2), WG related events and outputs (sections 3 and 4). Section 5 contains details of the WG survey on D3.1, experiences in EU-Brazil international cooperation and shaping of future WG activities, proposing the establishment of another WG based on policy aspects. Finally, Section 6 concludes the deliverable, outlining the next steps towards the development of the WG activities into 2017. Annexes 1-4 contain WG membership details and provide additional details of survey questions and analysis used throughout the WG development activities.