Two new investigations themes will start in 2018: i) a PhD student will investigate new scheduling algorithms for IoT and HPC technologies; and ii) a master student will investigate new fault tolerance algorithms for IoT and HPC technologies. In both scenarios JCL will be used as a testing middleware platform. New API services for processing issues will simplify the execution of several tasks as a pipeline over a cluster or as map/reduce tasks over a cluster. New IoT platforms, such as IoS, will be supported by JCL. Comparative evaluations against standards and market-leaders will continue to prove JCL efficiency, and social initiatives with kids will continue to prove JCL simplicity.