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European Commission funds cloud computing initiative begun at UW

A coalition of the UW-Madison Trace R&D Center and 30 partners, including Microsoft, Mozilla, and universities and research organizations, has received $13 million from the European Commission to research and develop cloud computing in support of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) originally proposed by Trace Center Director, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Professor Gregg Vanderheiden. The goal of GPII is to provide on-demand, personalized information and communication technology interfaces allowing people with disability, literacy and age-related barriers to fully participate in technical society. In addition, Vanderheiden’s team has created a Switzerland-based non-profit association called Raising the Floor – International, which will serve as the coordinating organization for worldwide efforts to develop GPII. 

Mark Riechers
12/14/2011