Associate Member Process
This page describes the process for becoming an Associate Member, as well as the rights and duties of Associate Members. Note that the information in this page still corresponds to the second call for applications. The information related to the third call will be posted here and circulated through several mailing lists in the next few days.
Becoming an Associate Member
Organizations and research groups with competencies in the following areas are invited to apply by February 22, 2010 as S-Cube Associate Members:
- Quality-driven and adaptable service compositions and service composition models
- Context-awareness and context-driven adaptation
- Quality prediction and pro-active adaptation (across the service technology layers)
- Autonomic infrastructures
- Business transactions and BPM monitoring
Rights of Associate Members
Associate Members will be invited to attend S-Cube meetings. S-Cube
provides for Associate Members, on a case-by-case basis, with
reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses (to attend, for
example, network meetings).
Note: organizations from non-EU countries can apply for Associate Membership. Associate Members from ICPC countries can ask for reimbursement of travel expenses. Associate Members from non-EU, non-ICPC countries need specific permission from the Commission if they wish to apply for reimbursement of travel expenses.
Associate Members will be granted access to the different project collaboration platforms and to the S-Cube Web portal. There will a dedicated page in this portal listing all Associate Members.
Associate Members can use the S-Cube logo and will be included in the appropriate S-Cube mailing lists. Associate Members have neither voting nor veto rights, nor receive any funding from S-Cube other than travel expenses as stated above.
Duties of Associate Members
Each Associate Member must have signed the S-Cube Consortium Agreement.
Associate Members are required to participate in at least one of the S-Cube joint research activities and to contribute to at least one integration activity. They can engage in spreading of excellence activities, such as the virtual campus and community outreach.
Their involvement in the activities in which they participate has to be documented by delivering quarterly reports to the Network Management Board. Reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses requires approval of the tentative travel and subsistence expenses by the Network Management Board before traveling. Reimbursement will be made upon reception of expense reports together with original receipts / invoices by the Financial Manager of S-Cube.
The process for applying for an Associated Membership with S-Cube is as follows:
Interested organizations and research groups submit a filled-in Associate Member Request Form (see below) to the Associate Member coordinator.
The Governing Board will select potential Associate Members from all the applications based on the required competencies and the application profiles.
Selected potential Associate Members submit a detailed Associate Member Request Form (see below) to the Associate Member coordinator.
The final decision about the acceptance of a potential Associate Member will be taken by the S-Cube Steering Committee based on the detailed request forms received.
Finally, the potential Associate Member has to agree with the Steering Committee on their contribution to S-Cube and has to sign the S-Cube Consortium Agreement.
Associate Members will share with full partners a series of benefits and obligations (see above). The membership will initially be established for a period of one year (default duration). It will be renewable up to two months before the end of the period. All Associate memberships will be terminated at the end of the S-Cube NoE.
DEADLINE for submitting the Associate Member Request forms is Monday, February 22, 2010!
S-Cube Associate Member Request Form
To express your interest in joining S-Cube as Associate Member, please submit an Associate Member Request Form in PDF format. After you have submitted this form to the Associate Member Coordinator you will be informed about the time scheduling of the next steps. Only applications written in English and staying within the page ranges indicated below will be considered.
The Associate Member Request Form must contain the following data:
Organization name / School / Institute / Department (if applicable).
Institutional web page.
Personal web page.
Phone / Fax.
Short description of key person (a quarter of a page).
A list of up to ten selected publications.
A statement of your intended contribution to the research areas of S-Cube listed above (1 page maximum).
Detailed Request Form for Associate Members
If the S-Cube Governing Board has approved your initial request, you will receive a Detailed Request Form, as well as a precise time schedule for finalizing your application.