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SOMNO.NETZ and ER-flow has signed an MoU

The SOMNO.NETZ and ER-flow projects have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration in porting medical imaging and biosignal applications as workflows to be executed on an OpenStack cloud infrastructure.
The SOMNO.NETZ project coordinator, Prof. Dr. Dagmar Krefting from the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, has a long track of collaboration with the group of Dr. Silvia Olabarriaga of the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, which participates in ER-flow. Dr. Krefting participated in the SHIWA project, and is familiar with the platform. 
During the collaboration, the two groups will jointly investigate how to port medical imaging and biosignal applications to a cloud infrastructure using WS-PGRADE. The first steps have been taken using the WS-PGRADE portal operated by SZTAKI, and now a new portal is being configured to access the German private cloud resources.
In the month of March 2014, a member of the Berlin team (Christoph Jansen) is visiting the AMC for training on workflow development and portal configuration. He presented a talk at the AMC about the various German projects that will use this infrastructure for sharing and computing medical image data (see photo).


   This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 312579.