The CoE will concentrate its activities in four carefully selected key areas with high potential for first-rate scientific achievements and innovations:
They are primarily focused on scientific excellence and technology breakthroughs in priority directions aligned with the challenges of the Programme Horizon 2020 and the Bulgarian Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization 2014-2020, especially the priorities "Informatics" and "ICT and Mechatronics and Green Technologies".
Fig.1 Smart Specification
The CoE will be supported by the e-infrastructure "National Centre for High Performance and Distributed Computing", which combines hardware, software, middleware, and services, coordinated by IICT. This infrastructure is a part of the Bulgarian National Road Map for Research Infrastructures. The E-infrastructure for advanced computing is aligned with the standards of the European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing.