The penultimate iCIRRUS meeting was hosted at the Orange offices in Lannion, France on the 17th and 18th of May. The meeting started with the Technical Steering Committee discussing the overall scientific progress of the project which is on track for completion at the end of the year.
The first afternoon was dedicated to WP5 which is concerned with the integration and validation of the technologies and solutions developed by the project. This is obviously a work package critical to the project as it highlights our achievements and a great deal of activity is currently focused on this work. The face-to-face discussions also provided an opportunity to clarify any issues regarding the remaining tasks and subtasks.
A tour of the Orange labs was greeted with great interest and we thank the colleagues from Orange for the enthusiastic description of their systems.
Day 1 concluded with a lovely dinner at Ti Al Lannec where the view from the dining room revealed a beautiful coastline despite the murky weather.
Work package meetings continued on day 2 and whilst several of the tasks in WPs 2-4 have been completed or are close to completion, much of the remaining work is now concerned with ensuring successful integration tests, completion of input into WP5, and exploitation of outcomes from iCIRRUS by industrial partners.
iCIRRUS partners generally communicate on a regular basis through electronic means, but the time and space available during the plenary meeting were found to be crucial to discuss and finalise matters at this stage of the project.