European Framework for Future Internet

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Project coordinator:  

Frances Cleary, Waterford Institute Of Technology,Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (,


Waterford Institute Of Technology (WIT)
Hewlett-Packard Limited (HPLB)
Universita Degli Studi Di Trento (UNITN)

Duration: September 2010 to February 2013 (30 months)

Total cost: €624,995     

Programme: ICT-2009.1.4 – “Trustworthy ICT”

Effectsplus Key Objectives

Effectsplus will be achieved through five key objectives:
•    The coordination of Trust and Security, Privacy, and Compliance for Future Internet through the structures and activities of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) or subsequent initiatives.
•    The Clustering of Trust and Security (T&S) projects
•    The provision of a channel for feedback and dissemination of R&D results and issues, and bringing together challenges for the strategic research agenda.
•    To analyse results from current and earlier trust and security work (i.e., from calls prior to Call 5), and to identify key areas and key players from new projects (Call 5) for the preparation of clustering and roadmapping activity.
•    To build and support the community of interests in trust and security results; providing the logistics and support for workshops, documents and web-based dissemination.

Effectsplus consortium partners

Organisation name: Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)


Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level institution in the South-East of Ireland with over 10,000 students and 1000 staff. The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (WIT-TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology is Ireland’s largest research centre in the Information and Communication Technologies domain. The TSSG ethos is to build links between academic and industrial research through the creation of a balanced portfolio of activity in basic research, applied research and pre-product development. Initial work was on telecoms network management, but this has expanded since then to include mobility, trust and security, autonomics, software development tools, pervasive computing and multimedia. The group has a ten year track record in research under Europe’s IST/ICT framework programmes, with over 30 such projects to date. WIT have been involved in a number of Security, Trust and Dependability projects including: Think-Trust (FP7 CA): The main goal is to propose recommendations and priorities for future trust and security research.  It manages two working groups of experts as part of its support for its Advisory Board RISEPTIS – Research and Innovation in Security, Privacy and Trustworthiness in the Information Society – that has recently published its report Trust in the Information Society, expected to have significant impact on policy in the area. SecurIST (FP6 CA): Co-ordination project (led by WIT-TSSG) elaborating the roadmap for FP7 on all aspects security based ICT, including dependability and trust, and including International Co-operation. Through their role in the SecurIST project, WIT was the co-organiser of the successful EU-US Summit Series Workshops, which led to the formation of the INCO-TRUST project.

Organisation name :  Hewlett Packard Limited (HP)

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HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. HP provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing.  HP Labs is the exploratory and advanced research group for Hewlett-Packard, tackling complex challenges facing our customers and society over the next decade, while pushing the frontiers of fundamental science.

HP Labs’ European Research Lab is located in Bristol, UK which is home to the Systems Security Lab (SSL) which applies knowledge of mathematics, modelling, systems architecture and security to enable safe participation in the online world. In particular, research at SSL focuses on the hard challenges of understanding cyber-risk, modelling threats, security resources, controls and outcomes, as well as developing trusted infrastructure technologies that can provide increased assurance of security and privacy.

Organisation name :  SAP AG

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SAP has grown to become the world’s leading provider of e-business software solutions. With 12 million users, 96,400 installations, and more than 1,500 partners, SAP is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s third-largest independent software supplier, overall. SAP solutions help enterprises of all sizes around the world to improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP employs about 50.000 people in more than 50 countries.

SAP Research is the technology research department of SAP and as an integral part of SAP’s R&D activities, SAP Research is responsible for identifying, researching, understanding, developing and evaluating new and emerging technologies, processes and e-business solutions that strategically influence the future of SAP business applications. SAP Research is a Global Business Unit under the direction of SAP AG operating research centres in various countries. These centres are usually co-located with academic partners and focused on specific research topics. Depending on the particular needs of the projects, SAP Research will consider to distribute work packages among its locations in order to engage researchers with the required expertise. This will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the execution of the project. In the context of this document, SAP refers to SAP AG and its SAP Research Business Unit.

Organisation name:   ATOS

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldline and Atos WorldGrid.


Atos S.A.E. is the Spanish branch of this leader European IT services Company. Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). At national level, Atos is also participating in other technology platforms like eMOV for mobility, eSEC for security, PROMETEO for embedded systems and INÉS for software and services.

Atos Research & Innovation, node of R&D of Atos inSpain, is a point of world reference in innovation for the whole Atos group. It is focused in the project accomplishment, which combine the most advanced Technological developments and the economic exploitation of results in R&D. Our aim is to lead our knowledge and experience acquired to concrete projects with clients. Atos Research & Innovation department concentrates on the realisation of international projects within the Consulting & Public Sector Division since 1989, combining the most up-to-date technological developments with a high awareness of the human factors (education sciences, disability-related issues, cultural diversity and multi-linguality).

Organisation name   :  Università degli Studi di Trento (UNITN)

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The University of Trento ranks consistently among the top Italian universities in recent CENSIS surveys. It is also one of the most international Universities in Europe, with a large number of joint degrees in all disciplines with counterparts Austria, France and Germany. It hosts an EU Marie Curié Chair in Networking and Security, and is a co-recipient of an EU approved Erasmus Mundus Masters in Informatics (jointly with the Universities of Aachen and Edinburgh). It has a formalized long-term collaboration with Indian Universities and Research Centers through the ITPAR (India-Trentino) research center and a large number of PhD and Postdoc students from all over the world. Trento will host a Microsoft Research center and an Italian-Indian research center on web services. Its Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) organizes an International Doctorate School ( /) with about 90 students of whom 50% come from outside the European Union. In the last years the department has raised a number of EU and national research projects and a number of industrial projects. The key personnel of this proposal is currently involved in EU FP7-ICT-IP SecureChange (as coordinator) and EU FP7-ICT- IP Master .

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