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Future Events

Trust and Security Clustering Open Communications event in Brussels, on Feb 7th 2013.

Keynote Speaker : European Commission, Unit H4, Mr Florent Frederix : “Clustering ICT Security Research in Europe”

Date : 7th Feb 2013, 9.30am to 17.00
Venue : Thon Hotel EU, Brussels
Event Agenda :


The main aim of this open communications event is
• To provide information on the Trust and Security project clustering activities upcoming in 2013. In particular for the second edition of the CSP Forum to be held in April 2013. Allowing projects to plan ahead for their participation.
• It will also provide an opportunity to link with newly funded trust and security research projects (call 8) active under Unit H4 and hear about potential opportunities for new collaborations.
• It will provide ongoing projects with a valuable opportunity to provide feedback on previous clustering activities and voice their opinion on future potential topical workshops of interest they would deem useful for the trust and security clustering community.

Relevant links Event Registration link : * Note event is free to attend. Lunch, tea/coffee will be provided to all attendees*
Effectsplus Website link :
Effectsplus Open communications Webpage :
Agenda :

Information Day on the 7th Call for Proposals

Please follow this link for more information and registration


Effectplus 3rd Clustering Workshop: Exploitation and Impact of results of FP7 Security and Trsut Research Projects


Registration to the workshop is FREE (lunch/Tea/Coffee included).

Please register via the following link.
Workshop Date: 6th September 2012.
Workshop Location: Padova, Italy
Address: Palazzo Moroni (Sala Paladin), via del Municipio, 1 35122 Padova

Co-locating with SECURECOMM 2012

This meeting will be focused on exploitation and impact of the results of FP7 Security and Trust research projects.
The workshop aims to discuss potential exploitation and impact of current research projects, as well as identify common trends and gaps in the research-to-innovation-to-market process.
This one-day workshop will be composed of:
· Exploitation and impact by examples: projects are invited to share their approaches on how to exploit project results during and after project lifetime, in terms of new products, businesses, services, communities.
· Open discussion on how to improve market take-up for successful results research work

For more information please contact Effectsplus Project Coordinator Frances Cleary (email removed)


SecureComm 2012 & Effectplus 3rd Clustering Event

3-5 September 2012, Padua, Italy

The annual SecureComm is a leading international forum that covers all aspects of secure communications and networking. The aim of SecureComm is to bring together security and privacy experts in academia, industry and government as well as practitioners, standards developers and policy makers, in order to engage in a discussion about common goals and explore important research directions in the field. SecureComm also serves as a venue for learning about state-of-the-art in security and privacy research, giving attendees the opportunity to network with experts in the field.

SecureComm’12 seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, applied cryptography) will also be considered if a clear connection to private or secure communications/networking is demonstrated.

Please note, that Effectsplus 3rd Clustering event is co-locating with Securecomm, the workshop will take place on 6 September 2012

Website: SecureComm 2012

ICT Proposers' Day

26-27 September 2012, Warsaw, Poland

The ICT Proposers' Day is a unique networking opportunity to build quality partnerships for participating in the new Information and Communication Technologies Work Programme for 2013. Building on the success of the previous ICT Proposers' Days, the event will provide:

  • first-hand information from European Commission officials on the new ICT Work Programme 2013, offering around 1.5 billion euro of EU funding
  • answers to questions related to the upcoming calls for proposals
  • an opportunity to present and discuss your project idea during one of the networking sessions
  • a platform for exchanging ideas and finding right partners to form project consortia
  • guidance on how to present a successful proposal

Website: ICT Proposers' Day 2012

Trustworthy ICT Infoday

9 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium

DG CONNECT unit H4 - Trust & Security - organises Information day on Call 10, Objective ICT-2013.1.5 "Trustworthy ICT". The event will take place in the premises of DG CONNECT, Beaulieu 25. Participants will have opportunity to discuss the new Call 10 and work programme 2013, find valuable information about submitting a proposal, meet peers and form a consortium and many other activities.

Registration open until 5th October, download the details (pdf 94KB)

The Annual Privacy Forum 2012

10-11 October 2012, Limassol, Cyprus

apf-logo.gif Privacy is a fundamental need and a basic right. However, often it seems that the utility of electronic communication devices comes with the cost of privacy. In addition to these an active research community in privacy enhancing technologies, presented solution that show that we can have privacy and the benefits of electronic communication.

In light of the above, the Unit "Trust and Security" (H4) of the European Commission's Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology(DG CONNECT),the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus are organizing a two day event with the objective to provide a forum to academia, industry and policy makers in the field.

Website: The Annual Privacy Forum 2012


Past Events








Cyber Security & Privacy EU Forum 2012

24-25 April 2012, Berlin, Germany

The CSP EU Forum 2012 aims to strengthen the links between policies, industry and research in order that we can more effectively meet the needs for trust and security in our networked information society. CSP EU Forum serves as a venue for learning about state-of-the-art in security and privacy research, and EU Research and Innovation strategies going into 2012 and beyond, giving delegates the opportunity to network with experts in the field.
Presentations from Day 1 and Day 2


Information Day: ICT PSP CIP - Objective 5.1 on Cyber security

(Call 6 of the ICT Policy Support Programme of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme)

17 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium

The Information Day presented the Objective 5.1: Cyber security of ICT PSP CIP work programme for 2012, which focused on the following two items:

  • a) Fighting botnets (Pilot B)
  • b) Community building for information sharing and effective responses to cyber threats (Thematic Network)

Detailed information on the content of the objective, the types of projects and the available funding is provided in the draft work programme (see Work programme , pages 44-46 ). The corresponding Call for Proposals would be opened from 1 February to 15 May 2012 (pending to the formal approval of the Work programme 2012 by the Commission).

The intention of this infoday was to present in a first part the Workprogramme on this particular objective and put it into context of the European Commission policies. The second part of the infoday was dedicated to discussions and networking between the participants interested in participating in the call.

The Agenda of the Info Day can be found here
Presentations and attendance list can be found here




Trustworthy ICT Infoday

20 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium

On 20th September the European Comission organised an Information day on Call 8, objective 1.4 - Trustworthy ICT.
Here you can find agenda and presentations from the event.

Workshop on Ontology and taxonomies for critical infrastructures

17 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Trust and Security Unit of DG Information Society and Media organised this workshop with the objective to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on ontology and taxonomies for the resilience of CIs. The workshop covered a number of issues, such as:

  • Impact of resilience on standardisation activities for future networks;
  • The regulator viewpoint: Why resilience is critical?
  • The network operator viewpoint: Addressing resilience at network planning/dimensioning stage;
  • The manufacturer viewpoint: How resilient equipment strategies impact innovation;
  • Technological and research challenges: damaged networks recovery techniques; preservation of privacy in a network stress event;

For more information please follow this link .

Network and Information Security: Research Ideas

22 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The Trust and Security Unit at DG INFSO organised a workshop on "Network and Information Security: Research Ideas". The aim of the workshop was to discuss the challenges and research ideas relevant to this thematic field.
Report from the event: report

Privacy Protection and ICT: Research Ideas

21 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The Trust and Security Unit at DG INFSO organised a workshop on "Privacy Protection and ICT: Research Ideas" The aim of the workshop is to discuss the challenges and research ideas relevant to this thematic field.
Report from the event: report

Socio-economics in Trustworthy ICT

22 June 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The Trust and Security Unit at DG INFSO is organising a workshop on "Socio-economics in Trustworthy ICT" on 22nd June 2011 in Brussels. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the socio-economic and legal issues relevant to the ICT Call 8 Objective 1.4 "Trustworthy ICT".
Report from the event: report

Effectsplus 2nd Cluster Event

4-5 July 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The report and presentations from the event can be found here

Effectsplus 1st Cluster Event

29-30 March 2011, Brussels, Belgium

First official kick off of clustering activities, with active participation of trust and security project participants, to identify topics of interest, plan and start work on common collaborative cluster objectives.
Report from the event: report
Presentations: link

Effectsplus Open Communications Event

1 February 2011, Brussels, Belgium

Report from the event: report
Presentations: link



ICT 2010: Digitally driven

27-29 September 2010, Brussels, Belgium

This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe's Digital Agenda and the next financial programme of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.
Event homepage with presentations: ICT 2010

Trust & Security in Conferenz "Wirtschafts in Informatik"

23 February 2010, Göttingen, Germany

The multi-conference information systems is the traditional forum of the German speaking information systems community in the even numbered years. It addresses both scientists and practitioners, who are interested in current developments of information and communication technologies and their use in a business environment.
Event homepage: link

Trust in the Information Society

10-11 February 2010, León, Spain

Organised jointly by the European Commission ( INFSO, Trust & Security ), INTECO ( The National Institute of Communication Technologies ), and eSEC-AETIC ( Spanish Technology Platform for Security, Trust and Dependability ) the Conference focused on the findings of the Advisory Board of Research and Innovation for Security, Privacy and Trustworthiness in the Information Society (RISEPTIS). High level experts from Public Administrations, Industry and Research spoken on the challenges in RTD and policy to ensure an Information Society which will be secure and trustworthy.

The Conference was attended by more than 260 persons from different public administrations, industry, investigation and innovation, and also from different organizations representing the users of the European scope from the Information Security sector. Also it had a strong institutional support as it was inaugurated by Francisco Ros, State Secretary for Telecommunications and Information Society, Mario Campolargo, Director of Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures of the European Commission, Jacques Bus, Head of Unit of Trust and Security of the Directorate General of Information Society and Media of the European Commission, Víctor Izquierdo, Director General of INTECO, and Francisco Fernández, Mayor of Leon.

During the sessions, distinguished representatives of the Information Society in the European scope - as Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), George Metakides, President of RISEPTIS, Francisco García Morán, Director General for Informatics in the European Commission, or Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor- presented their vision towards the discussed topics.

The event was followed directly by video through the Internet by more than 5.500 persons.

Risk and Innovation

22 January 2010, Lisbon, Spain

An ENISA-ANACOM event in the area of "Risk and Innovation". Main focus will be on the identification of relevant risk areas, particular risks and mitigation techniques to surface them. Very important will be to refer on the size, nature and management techniques of residual risks that have been accepted during the innovation process.
Event homepage: link

CPDP 2010

29-30 January 2010, Brussels, Belgium

The annual Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection aims to create a bridge between policymakers, academics, practitioners and activists.
Presentations from conference here