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FET-Proactive

 

FP7: FET Proactive Intiative: ICT forever yours (ICT-FY)

NEWS

WHAT IS ICT FOREVER YOURS ?

Objective ICT-2007.8.6: Fet proactive: ICT Forever yours
(Extract from Work programme text)

Rationale:

The mass diffusion of digital systems and their pervasiveness in our everyday lives increases our expectations on the dependability, security and longevity of these systems. This requires new built-in mechanisms for enhancing confidence in their usage, for protecting them from malicious intents and for preserving them from the threat of ageing, in the context of highly decentralised and incremental development and deployment practices.

Target outcome:

Projects should focus on one or several of the following:

Expected impact:

The research should contribute to systems that are more versatile in their interaction with modules, systems and services in their environment: adapting to change in the environment with minimal intervention, harnessing dispersed and dynamic content by exchanging knowledge at a semantic level that is robust against diversity of origin and use, preserving and even changing original functionality and properties over time, providing security to their environment through verifiably secure programming models, and offering assessable security of systems in the context of their environment.

In addition, the selected Coordination Action(s) should support the consolidation of associated research communities, their visibility, the coordination of research agendas and, where appropriate, the coordination of national or regional research programmes or activities. Finally, the initiative also encourages international cooperation in foundational research on topics described above.

LEAFLET ICT CALL 3 - ICT-FY ( 400KB)

Background documents

Reports from the 'Beyond the horizon' project were used as information sources when writing this FET Initiative; in particular the two reports from the working groups on 'Security, Dependability and Trust' ( Security, Dependability and Trust ) and 'Software Intensive Systems' ( Software Intensive Systems ).

 

EVENTS

PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE "ICT FOREVER YOURS" INITIATIVE

RELATED INITIATIVES /PROJECTS

This initiative is partially related to two past FET proactive initiatives: ' Situated and Autonomic Communications ' and ' Global Computing '.

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