AI4PublicPolicy on the 22nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGRID22)
Date: 19 May 2022
AI4PublicPolicy is holding an interesting presentation during the CCGRID22 conference, under the topic “The Cloud as a foundation for AI-based Policy Making – The AI4PublicPolicy experience”. The main focal points of the presentation are the concept and main pillars behind the open cloud platform for automated, scalable, transparent and citizen-centric policy management based on AI technologies.
AI4PublicPolicy Presentation on CCGRID22 EU Day
AI4PublicPolicy partner, Andrea Cristofori, Data Solution Architect at EGI Foundation, will hold an interesting presentation during the CCGRID22 conference, under the topic “The Cloud as a foundation for AI-based Policy Making – The AI4PublicPolicy experience”. The main focal points of the presentation are the concept and main pillars behind the open cloud platform for automated, scalable, transparent and citizen-centric policy management based on AI technologies.
AI4PublicPolicy is a joint effort of policy makers and Cloud/AI experts to unveil AI’s potential for automated, transparent and citizen-centric development of public policies. To this end, the project will deliver, validate, demonstrate and promote a novel Open Cloud platform (i.e. AI4PublicPolicy platform) for automated, scalable, transparent and citizen-centric policy management based on unique AI technologies. The AI4PublicPolicy platform will be an Open Virtualized Policy Management Environment (VPME) that will provide fully-fledged policy development/management functionalities based on AI technologies such as Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and chatbots, while leveraging citizens’ participation and feedback. It will support the entire policy development lifecycle, based on technologies for the extraction, simulation, evaluation and optimization of interoperable and reusable public policies, with emphasis on citizen-centric policies development and optimization through the realization of citizen-oriented feedback loops.
The AI4PublicPolicy VPME will be integrated with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) with the dual objective to facilitate access to the Cloud and HPC resources that are required to enable the project’s AI tools, and to boost the sustainability and wider use of the project’s developments. Employing cloud and HPC services that respond to the diverse requirements is necessary, given the diversity of the datasets in terms of generation rates, types (structured/unstructured), volumes, etc., and the different underlying analytic frameworks to be performed. To this end, the cloud and HPC resources offered by the European Cloud Initiative will be exploited and allocated based on the policy under-development, depending on the datasets and the AI models to be invoked. What is more, the resources will be dynamically updated during the runtime, based on emerging situations (e.g., a local event that triggers the generation of additional datasets). AI4PublicPolicy’s business plan is focused on sustaining, expanding and commercializing these AI tools and the VPME through the development of a community of interested and engaged stakeholders (i.e., public authorities and other policy makers) around the project’s outcomes.
Presentations by other Data-Driven Policy Cluster members
- Policy Cloud: Making data-driven policy management a reality across Europe – by Panayiotis Michael, National Technical University of Athens
- DECIDO: Building evidence-based policies leveraging on the use of cloud European infrastructures in public administrations: The DECIDO project experience – by Antonio Filograna, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
The CCGRID22 symposium series serves as a major international forum for presenting and sharing recent research accomplishments and technological developments in the field of Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing. CCGRID22 is the 22nd edition of the IEEE/ACM international conference on Cluster, Cloud and Internet computing from 16-19 May 2022. The first CCGRID Conference started in Brisbane, Australia, in 2001. Since then, the conference has successfully been hosted around the world. Returning back to its country of origin, the 22nd International conference will be held in Taormina (Messina), Italy.
EU Day, organised by HUB4CLOUD, explores the major developments in the European cloud computing ecosystem, particularly open-source approaches.