Accessing advanced computational resources in Africa through Cloud Computing

Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel and Jiménez Castellanos, Ana and Calle, Guillermo de la and Alonso Calvo, Raul and Hussein, Rada (2012). Accessing advanced computational resources in Africa through Cloud Computing. In: "25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System", 20/06/2012 - 22/06/2012, Roma. ISBN 978-1-4673-2049-8. pp. 569-572.

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Title: Accessing advanced computational resources in Africa through Cloud Computing
Author/s:
  • Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel
  • Jiménez Castellanos, Ana
  • Calle, Guillermo de la
  • Alonso Calvo, Raul
  • Hussein, Rada
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System
Event Dates: 20/06/2012 - 22/06/2012
Event Location: Roma
Title of Book: 2012 25th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2049-8
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Low resources in many African locations do not allow many African scientists and physicians to access the latest advances in technology. This deficiency hinders the daily life of African professionals that often cannot afford, for instance, the cost of internet fees or software licenses. The AFRICA BUILD project, funded by the European Commission and formed by four European and four African institutions, intends to provide advanced computational tools to African institutions in order to solve current technological limitations. In the context of AFRICA BUILD we have carried out, a series of experiments to test the feasibility of using Cloud Computing technologies in two different locations in Africa: Egypt and Burundi. The project aims to create a virtual platform to provide access to a wide range of biomedical informatics and learning resources to professionals and researchers in Africa.

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Item ID: 19523
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/19523/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19523
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6266399
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Oct 2013 17:09
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 19:49
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