REinforcing COoperation CAPacity of Egypt in embedded ubiquitous computing.

Nowadays embedded ubiquitous computing is bridging the gap between technologies needed to overcome economical, social, and environmental challenges and traditional technologies. USA, several European states, and developed Asian countries have already integrated embedded ubiquitous computing into their strategic ICT plans. Egypt is no different and is similarly keen to follow.
The Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) is a governmental R&D and consultancy Center of Excellence in Egypt with the developmental mandate of transforming and promoting the ICT industry. No candidate is better than SECC to lead Egypt into the target technologies. Key building blocks of embedded ubiquitous computing are Service Oriented Architecture, Semantic Web, Model Driven Development, and Ubiquitous Computing. The 4 technologies are on the thematic priorities of FP7. FP7 offers golden opportunities for research centers to cooperate and continuously improve their activities so as to reach the top and beyond. Here is where RECOCAPE comes into place. SECC of Egypt, TECNALIA of Spain, VTT of Finland, and UNIBO of Italy agreed to form capable integrated consortium and propose RECOCAPE in response to the FP7-INCO-2011-6 Call.

The S&T objectives are
(1) developing SECC's strategic technology plan,
(2) developing and delivering training modules to build competency in embedded ubiquitous computing,
(3) setting up joint relevant experiments,
(4) exchanging SECC staff with TECNALIA to work on FP7 proposal preparation and related running projects,
(5) disseminating knowledge through organizing key events, as the EuroMed SPI 2012, to involve local stakeholders and generate regional impact, and
(6) exploiting results through implementing cluster project involving local ICT businesses as per their needs to receive early verification and validation of SECC's built competency. RECOCAPE objectives are in perfect alignment with the Call topics. Its results bring about the Call's expected impacts.

Information Technology Industry Development Agency (Egypt)

Other participants
- Centro di Ricerca sui Sistemi Elettronici per l'Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni "Ercole De Castro" - ARCES
- Resp. Scientifico: Prof. Tullio Salmon Cinotti
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt (Finland)

Start date 01/11/2011
End date 30/04/2014
Duration 30 months
Project Reference 295039
Project cost 609.279 EURO
Project Funding 496.518,50 EURO  
Subprogramme Area INCO.2011-6.2: Mediterranean Countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestinian-administered Areas, Lebanon, Syria
Contract type Coordination and support action (CSA)