Business digitalization is what will enable SMEs to be competitive within their market, and to position themselves and evolve. Technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence or Cloud Computing facilitate many operations and allow to optimize resources. The SmartCLIDE project, in which AIR Institue participates, proposes a new intelligent cloud-native development environment based on the principle of coding by demonstration and aims to find new forms to boost the adoption of Cloud and Big Data solutions in small and medium enterprises and public sector organizations.

SmartCLIDEis a European consortium involving eleven partners from Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and the UK, where AIR Institute is an active member. It was created under the leadership of the Bremen Institute for Applied Systems Technology ATB.

Our solution supports Cloud Service Creators at different levels of abstraction at all stages of full-stack data-centric services and enables self-discovery of IaaS and SaaS services with the ultimate goal of providing a tool to empower non-technical staff to implement new services.

Benefits of using SmartCLIDE

  1. Lowers the entry level to programming activities for non-technical staff.
  2. Improved transparency, readability and comprehensibility of the software.
  3. Increase quality and security levels
  4. Increased reusability of services.
  5. Increased productivity levels.

The platform will enable SMEs and Public Administration to boost the adoption of cloud solutions in order to enhance the environment and optimize resources.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.