The M18 Review meeting for the mF2C Project has been held in EC Offices in Av. de Beaulieu 25 in Brussels.
The Commission was composed by Maria Tsakali (Project Officer), supported by the following external experts:
- Maria Calzarossa
- Anna Tatsaki
- Christian Vindinge Rasmussen
After a very intensive and fruitful day of presentations The Commission has appreciated a very good progress, stating that the project has achieved most of its objectives and milestones for the period with relatively minor deviations, allowing the project to continue with minor modifications.
The main results for this period are :
- Main objectives and milestones for the period have been successfully achieved;
- The overall baseline architecture is solid. The proposed architecture with a modular, hierarchical tree-structure is one of the major project achievements of the project for this period. In addition, its underlying building blocks are very good;
- Regarding security (by means of data protection), trends and solutions have been presented in a very detailed manner;
- Large variety of communication and dissemination activities has been performed during this period. In particular, the project website is in a very good shape and provides a good starting point to know about the project.
- Ethics issues have been addressed in the first period within a dedicated deliverable even though the change of the scope of use case 1 might made these issues less compelling.
- The overall quality of the project management is adequate. In particular, the project has delivered a convincing overview of the state-of-the-art and a very good understanding of the specific challenges within Fog-to-Cloud.
Some recommendations have been raised regarding the following:
- suggestion for strengthening project monitoring, risk management and quality control;
- suggestion to conduct a technical maturity assessment of the components and building blocks used in the architecture;
- Security by design should be more obvious in the architecture;
- Use cases should be extensively benchmarked to explore their performance as well as the scalability of mF2C platform and its overall benefits;
- suggestion to develop a precise joint exploitation plan and position its outcomes with respect to the market;
- suggestion to improve work towards standardization especially in the framework of IoT (e.g. AIOTI)
We are delighted of the appreciation received so far and ready to progress in the second period for the development of the “Advanced” release of the mF2C framework!