European Framework for Future Internet

Effectsplus collaborations/Links

This page details other research  initiatives ongoing, that Effectsplus has linked with for possible collaboration activities .


The Network of Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet Software Services and Systems (NESSoS) aims at constituting and integrating a long lasting research community on engineering secure software-based services and systems.

The NESSoS engineering of secure software services is based on the principle of addressing security concerns from the very beginning in system analysis and design, thus contributing to reduce the amount of system and service vulnerabilities and enabling the systematic treatment of security needs through the engineering process. In light of the unique security requirements the Future Internet will expose, new results will be achieved by means of an integrated research, as to improve the necessary assurance level and to address risk and cost during the software development cycle in order to prioritize and manage investments. NESSoS will integrate the research labs involved; NESSoS will re-address, integrate, harmonize and foster the research activities in the necessary areas, and will increase and spread the research excellence. NESSoS will also impact training and education activities in Europe to grow a new generation of skilled researchers and practitioners in the area. NESSoS will collaborate with industrial stakeholders to improve the industry best practices and support a rapid growth of software-based service systems in the Future Internet.

The research excellence of NESSoS will contribute to increase the trustworthiness of the Future Internet by improving the overall security of software services and systems. This will support European competitiveness in this vital area.


Aniketos is a collaborative project funded under the EU 7th   Research Framework Programme. It is aligned to the strategic objective 1.4 Secure, dependable and trusted infrastructures defined by the European Commission in the FP7 ICT Work Programme Call.

Aniketos Vision
The Future Internet will provide an environment in which a diverse range of services are offered by a diverse range of suppliers, and users are likely to unknowingly invoke underlying services in a dynamic and ad hoc manner. Moving from today’s static services, we will see service consumers that transparently mix and match service components depending on service availability, quality, price and security attributes. Thus, the applications end users see may be composed of multiple services from many different providers, and the end user may have little in the way of guarantee that a particular service or service supplier will actually offer the security claimed.

Aniketos will help establish and maintain trustworthiness and secure behaviour in a constantly changing service environment. The project will align existing and develop new technology, methods, tools and security services that support the design-time creation and run-time dynamic behaviour of composite services, addressing service developers, service providers and service end users.

Aniketos will provide methods for analysing, solving, and sharing information on how new threats and vulnerabilities can be mitigated. A platform will be constructed for creating and maintaining secure and trusted composite services. Specifications, best practices, standards and certification work related to security and trust of composite services will be promoted for inclusion in European reference architectures. 

Our approach to achieving trustworthiness and security of adaptive services will take account of socio-technical aspects as well as basic technical issues.



The SecureCHAINS project (FP7 funded Coordination & Support Action) has as main mission to contribute to a more competitive Security Technology Supply Chain (STSC). SecureCHAINS project seeks to actively involve researchers, SMEs, government institutions, major companies and big industrial enterprises to look at technologies capable of tackling a number of major topics in the field of security in Europe, such as: Security of citizens, Security of infrastructures and utilities, intelligent surveillance and border security, Restoring security and safety in case of crisis.

The SecureCHAINS project has the following specific objectives:

  • Identification of Supply Chains and Stakeholders;
  • Detection of untapped potential that can be integrated in the European STSC;
  • Engagement of innovative low tier suppliers in the STSC;
  • Contribution to the building of R&D competences in STSC;
  • Development of awareness building activities in Security related RTD topics.
  • Promotion of communication platform/website and open dialogue in the fields related to Security technology management, regulation, policy and forecasting



OSMOSIS is a project co-financed by FP7 with the objective to foster the involvement of SMEs in the security technology supply chain and to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and the key stakeholders in the European Security domain.

OSMOSIS offers support to the SMEs for their involvement in the overall Security Market, through a set of services including:

  • Identification of untapped market potentials in the technology security market supply chain
  • Liaison with large organisations to foster the involvement of SMEs in the security technology supply chain, including the involvement in joint R&D activities
  • The creation of a database of qualified SMEs that will create “meta-clusters” where Large Enterprises could identify partners for their engineering and/or R&D projects
  • Full support to SMEs to favour their involvement in the security supply chain
  • Dissemination and networking events to create a collaborative environment among key stakeholders.

For more information see

IERC – European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things

IERC  Activity Chain :AC05-Privacy and security issues .

IoT European Research Cluster: The aim of European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things  is to address the large potential for IoT-based capabilities in Europe and to  coordinate the convergence of ongoing activities.

For more information see

Trust in Digital Life Consortium (TDL)

The Trust in Digital Life Consortium (TDL) is an initiative that aims, over the course of two years, to set out a vision for trustworthy products relating to information and communications technology (ICT), including devices, applications, services, and infrastructures.
Central to this vision shall be a recognition of the importance of the rule of law, security, and privacy and other core democratic freedoms in contributing to trustworthiness. The TDL Partnership will translate this vision into a strategic agenda for research and innovation, and adaptation of Law and regulations for the the new frame work programs FP8, placing particular emphasis on transparency and accountability. In the process, the TDL Partnership will coordinate with other initiatives as it takes an inventory of emergent digital technologies that can be combined to implement the vision, and it will engage in a broad dialogue. By presenting scenarios, or use cases, Members will illustrate how combinations of trustworthy ICT-related products can give effect to specific public policy goals.

Please find more information on TDL website

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