Who is involved

Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), European Coordinator

UPV will coordinate the project, leveraging consolidated experience in coordinating user communities in national and international initiatives. UPV will also provide resources from the cloud computing infrastructures available in the group and will work on the adaptation of the applications from the epidemiology scenario to the cloud. It will support the educational and mobility programme through seminars and a master degree in distributed computing.

Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazilian Coordinator

UFCG coordinates the project at the Brazilian side, and leads the design and implementation of the mechanisms that will allow the federation of part of the infrastructure, as well as the exploitation of desktops in an opportunistic way, yet following a IaaS model. It also actively participates in the design and implementation of part of the programming framework; and the development of the climate change use case.

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain

BSC will contribute in the project bringing its experience around frameworks for the execution of scientific applications in distributed environments. BSC’s CS will lead the activities for the provision of a programming framework that allows the development of the use cases and their execution on the federated cloud platform.

Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC)

LNCC leverages the experience on managing the SINAPAD platform and coordinating national cloud computing projects in Brazil as part of its roles in the project of disseminating the results of the project and working on the community engagement to use the deployed cloud infrastructure; and adapting its PaaS systems for the provision of customized SaaS environments to the scientists.

Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA)

CRIA supports the implementation of interoperability required for carrying out the biodiversity analysis with the deployment of cloud computing. It actively participates in the design and development of the eco-epidemiology use case, focusing on the analysis of the dynamics of leishmaniasis and in use case on the analysis of the semi-arid vegetation and global climate change use.

Trust-IT Services, UK

Trust-IT leads Community Engagement, Dissemination & Mobility Programme, bringing skills such as building networked international communities, copywriting and multimodal content production, strong media relations,and experiences in projects such as EUBrazilOpenBio, VENUS-C and iMarine projects. Trust-IT leverages its extensive knowledge on cloud standards and stakeholder engagement, particularly the Cloudscape Brasil series.

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)

Through CLIOC and COLFLEB, FIOCRUZ provides information about parasite and vector species distribution and associated data. These data compose Use Case 1 on Leishmaniasis (together with, epidemiologic and geographical data). Ecological and niche modelling analysis is performed in collaboration with CRIA in order to generate models for actual and future predicted distributions for parasites, vectors and the disease.

Computing Science department at Newcastle University (UNEW), UK

UNEW will exploit their existing knowledge in designing scalable, distributed software and experiences in using cloud platforms together with the domain know-how from various application areas from drug discovery, spectral analysis, to analysis of large time-series data of physical activities. UNEW will participate in the core work packages related to cloud federation and software frameworks as well as tasks which adapt user scenarios to the designed platform.

Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

CMCC will work on the development of a "parallel data analysis service" exploiting scalable VM-based solutions for climate change data management. Moreover CMCC will lead the Use Case 3 on Biodiversity and Climate Change.

Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)

The University of Amsterdam contributes to the use case III dealing with biodiversity and climate change with respect to interpretation of remote sensing spectral images for vegetation structures, and to InterCloud solutions for the enhancement of cross Atlantic cloud performance, supporting with a complementary Intercloud architecture approach in the project services to be developed.


Tecgraf/PUC-Rio brings to the project its expertise in developing and applying technological solutions to different scenarios of scientific needs. Tecgraf supports and extend CSGrid/CSBase and Openbus systems in order to meet requirements of cloud infrastructures.

Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCI III)

ISCIII will contribute to the Use Case I-Epidemiology of Leishmaniasis through the generation of molecular data from Leishmania parasites and their sandfly vectors from the Spanish geographic area selected for the project. Additional effort will be devoted to dissemination of the project results and on activities related to interoperability of e-infrastructures and standardisation synergies, and on the exploitation and future sustainability of the project.