A two-tier approach is taken: on the one hand the SRA should address the R&D challenges that will allow Europe to compete effectively in the future markets of ambient intelligence and to realise a number of visionary applications in the interest of society at large; on the other hand, the SRA will address structural weaknesses and obstacles, such as openness of middleware and standards, fragmentation of research, or the development of a state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The SRA will be also aligned to major European policies on competitiveness (notably the Lisbon agenda), sustainable development, transport and eEurope.
The SRA development approach takes into account the main existing European roadmaps as well as other key reports and studies from the industrial stakeholders and inputs from Eureka (ITEA and Medea+). The approach includes consultations with participation of organisations both from the current Steering Board and outside. Public dissemination and consensus building is done via the annual Conferences (one already held in June 2004 with 100+ participants), the Artemis web site and related sessions at the IST 2004 Conference in November 2004 in The Hague.
DRAFT release (version 0.8 – done) 8/11/2004
Short SRA 17/01/05
Publication of Short SRA March 2005
Detailed SRA first draft June 2005
Publication of detailed SRA foreseen end 2006
Content and Structure:
Vision, European research landscape and scope
Future market drivers – Technology and Application contexts (industrial systems, nomadic environments, private spaces, public infrastructure )
Research Agenda (architectures, middleware, design methodologies, reference designs, embedded computing, design and software tools, security, basic research)
Making it happen ( industrial policies – standards, IPR, open source, promotion of SMEs, international co-operation policy, Research infrastructure and education curricula, Governance structure, financing mechanisms and instruments)