ITEA 2 today published the third edition of its Roadmap. The ITEA Roadmap is an open and structured vision of future uses of ICT and ICT-based services, and thus a tool for anticipating technology changes in software-related businesses. It demonstrates the potential of ITEA 2 to contribute significantly to European industrial competitiveness and societal well-being over the
The document explains the general evolutions in Software-intensive Systems and Services (SiSS) and identifies major roadblocks. As such, it serves as a tool to position research & development (R&D) and innovation projects, and to create innovation partnerships. Moreover, the roadmap is not static; it can develop and shift focus over time.
Roadmap 3 can be read as an announcement that future ITEA 2 projects will:
- Pave the way towards ‘societal computing’ by addressing key societal issues such as health, energy, transport, knowledge and education;
- Respond to the foreseeable end of Moore’s Law on the exponential increase in processing power by addressing the challenge of ‘massive scalability’;
- Support the European industry to provide the market with end-to-end solutions including both products and services;
- Contribute ICT-based innovations to ensure the competitiveness of jobs and businesses; and
- Address greater sustainability and efficient use of scarce resources such as energy and water.
The document is structured along five application domains and five technology categories. Key application and services domains are: Me, Group and Society, to underline the importance of the key societal challenges. Transversal are the application domains of Infrastructures and Basic Services, and Services, Systems and Software Creation. Each domain description includes various scenarios with short-, medium-, and long-term visions and required technologies.
The five technology categories are structured into Content and knowledge, Network and Computing, Interaction, Engineering, and Technologies of the future. For each technology category, a number of short-, medium-, and long-term challenges are elaborated.
For more information, please read the full press release.
For a downloadable version of the document please go to the Roadmap 3 page.