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Roadmap Projects Related to Security

  • DDSI : Dependability policy support
  • WG-ALPINE : Active Loss Prevention
  • AMSD : Overall Dependability - e-business embedded CIP privacy
  • PAMPAS : Mobile privacy & security
  • AMSD : Dependable embedded systems
  • ACIP : Critical Infrastructure protection
  • RAPID : Privacy/Identity Management
  • BVN : Biometrics
  • RESET : SmartCards
  • STORK : Crypto

In the domain of security, seven Roadmap projects address issues around securing infrastructures, securing mobile services, dependability, personal trusted devices, privacy and basic security technologies. Taking into account the findings of several of these Roadmap projects, the AMSD roadmap project is specifically focusing on an overall dependability road-map that considers dependability in a holistic way. Two other activities outside of this initiative, which include roadmapping tasks, address the area of dependability from a policy support angle and the area of active loss prevention.

Though broadly covering the domain, several areas that are considered important are currently not addressed through Roadmap projects, e.g. content protection (DRM), network security, security related to sharing distributed resources (Grids, P2P), security management systems, etc..

Analysis of Expressions of Interest (EoIs) relevant to 'Technologies for trust and security'

Please note that the EoI analysis report for Thematic Priority '1.1.2. Information Society Technologies' is available for download: . Annex 1 of this report contains the analysis report for "Technologies for trust and security" for which the Commission has considered 131 EoIs which had been allocated to this topic by the date of the publication of the report.

The EoI proposers have been invited by the Commission to make their EoIs available online, and /eoi/search_form.cfm can be consulted to find EoIs relevant or related to the topics listed. In order to facilitate the search in the EoI database, the list of EoIs that have been considered in the analysis and grouped according to the categories mentioned in the report can be downloaded from . Because of the possibility given to proposers to decide whether or not their EoIs can be made available on the Commission web site, it may not be possible to access all EoIs.

AMSD (IST-2001-37553)

Accompanying Measure System Dependability

This project addresses the need for a coherent major initiative in FP6 encompassing a full range of dependability-related activities, e.g. RTD on the various aspects of dependability per se; (reliability, safety, security, survivability, etc.), education and training; and means for encouraging and enabling sector-specific IST RTD projects to use dependability best practice. It is aimed at initiating moves towards the creation of such an Initiative, via road- mapping and constituency and consensus building undertaken in co-operation with groups, working in various dependability-related topic areas, who are already undertaking such activities for their domains. The results will be an overall dependability road-map that considers dependability in an adequately holistic way, and a detailed road-map for dependable embedded systems.

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Start date : 1 June 2002
Duration : 12 months

RAPID (IST-2001-38310)

Roadmap for Advanced Research in Privacy and Identity Management

RAPID aims at developing a strategic roadmap for applied research in the area of privacy and identity management. The project will build a robust platform of leading experts and stakeholders and provide a forum in which these stakeholders can develop a detailed technology roadmap for RTD activities in FWP6. These experts are drawn from industry players, academic and research institutions and civil rights organisations and cover the domains of privacy enhancing technologies, IT security , law & IT and socio-economic issues. In order to preserve its overall relevance, RAPID has set itself the ambitious goal to complete its work plan in 12 months. To support this aim, RAPID will put in place a dedicated project management and scientific co-ordination structure by combining human resources and skills and state of the art quality assurance techniques.

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Start date : 1 July 2002

Duration : 12 months

ACIP (IST-2001-37257)

Analysis & Assessment for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Developed societies have become increasingly dependent on ICT and services. Infrastructures such as IC, banking and finance, energy, transportation, and others are relying on ICT and are mutually dependent. The vulnerability of these infrastructures to attacks may result in unacceptable risks because of primary and cascading effects. The investigation of cascading and feedback effects in highly complex, networked systems requires massive support by computer-based tools. The aim of ACIP is to provide a roadmap for the development and application of modelling and simulation, gaming and further adequate methodologies for the following purposes:

  • identification and evaluation of the state of the art of CIP;
  • analysis of mutual dependencies of infrastructures and cascading effects;
  • investigation of different scenarios in order to determine gaps, deficiencies, and robustness of CIS;
  • identification of technological development and necessary protective measures for CIP.

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Start date : 1 June 2002

Duration : 11 months

BVN (IST-2001-38236)

BIOVISION - Roadmap to successful deployments of Biometrics from the user and system integrator perspective

The aim of this proposal is to contribute to a secure, user-friendly, socially acceptable and ethical use of biometrics in Europe by development of a roadmap for the future of the EU biometrics industry. It responds to the objectives set out under the Fifth Framework programme, preparing for future RTD activities by:

  • investigating the commercial application of biometrics over the next 10 years using scenario modelling, noting the risks and potential benefits;
  • identifying the resulting research challenges through the creation of an inventory of past and continuing research and development initiatives world-wide and undertaking preparatory focused research to analyse the gaps in these activities which could be addressed through a successor programme to FP5.


Start date : 1 June 2002

Duration : 12 months

PAMPAS (IST-2001-37763)

Pioneering Advanced Mobile Privacy and security

An accompanying measure is proposed that aims to ensure that future mobile services and systems satisfy security, privacy and identity management requirements. This is seen as indispensable for broad user acceptance and market success. To this end, the project will produce a coherent framework for future research in this area and issue recommendations for European research within FP6. The approach taken is to start from likely developments in mobile systems and applications, and to identify their security and privacy requirements. Building upon this analysis, available technologies (e.g. cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies, PKI, DRM) will be investigated and mapped onto an application / technology matrix. Besides open research aspects, the concluding assessment will also identify needs with respect to standardisation and regulation.


Start date : 1 June 2002
Duration : 12 months

RESET (IST-2001-39046)

Roadmaps for European research on Smartcard Technologies

The RESET thematic network aims at elaborating roadmaps for RTD in smart card related technologies, applications and RTD accompanying activities relevant for the orientation of future European Commission work programmes in the years 2003 to 2010. In the framework of Thematic Network project, RESET will create a common view of the main areas for research and development required to address key security challenges corresponding to forthcoming information society needs through a collaboration of major stakeholders in industry (suppliers and users) and research in Europe. The roadmap elaboration will be supported by an enhanced dissemination and consultation work package to ensure a strong feedback from all the key players in the area. Additional focus will be paid to the development of international contacts with related professionals world-wide in order to establish future industrial and research collaborations in future initiatives.


Start date : 1 September 2002
Duration : 9 months

STORK (IST-2001-38273)

Strategic Roadmap for Cryptology

European research and industry has obtained many remarkable achievements in cryptology, but groups of experts are fragmented, and academic research is not generally driven by industry's needs. STORK aims to provide a strategic roadmap for cryptology by:

  • identifying all the major European stakeholders in cryptologic research and applications, in both academia and industry, and the areas of existing or required research;
  • bringing together key players in each area to formulate a common research agenda to meet current and future needs for cryptology;
  • publishing and disseminating documents identifying significant topics for future research, and important open problems in cryptology;
  • laying the groundwork for a Network of Excellence in Cryptology, under FP6.


Start date : 1 August 2002
Duration : 12 months

DDSI (IST-2001-29202)

Dependability Development Support Initiative

The goal of DDSI is to support the development of dependability policies across Europe. The overall aim of this project is to establish networks of interest, and to provide baseline data upon which a wide spectrum of policy-supporting activities can be undertaken both by European institutions and by public and private sector stakeholders across the EU and in partner nations. By convening workshops, bringing together key experts and stakeholders in critical infrastructure dependability, DDSI facilitates the emergence of a new culture of transnational collaboration in this field, which is of global interest, and global concern. In order to make rapid progress in the area, the outcomes of the workshops as well as the information gathered in order to prepare for the workshops will be actively disseminated towards a wider, but still targeted community of interest, including policy makers business, decision makers, researchers and other actors already actively contributing to this field today.

The outcomes of this 18 month project will be: a network of experts and stakeholders; a clear "bottom line" in terms of information on the current status (status reports), policy road maps on 4 elements, the outcomes of the 4 workshops, and a web site making all this information accessible to a wider audience and for use of future actors in this field.

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Start date : 1 June 2001
Duration : 18 months

WG-ALPINE (IST-2001-38703)

Active Loss Prevention for ICT-enabled Enterprise Working Group

The main objective of this project is the creation, operation and consolidation of an Active Loss Prevention Working Group to address the common ICT Security problems faced by users, achieve consensus on their solutions across multiple disciplines, and produce a favourable impact in the overall eBusiness market. The Working Group approaches the problems from an ICT user perspective, with special emphasis on the view of small/medium systems integrators (SMEs), while establishing liaisons with all players, including representatives from the key European professional Communities that must collaborate to achieve a more effective approach to ICT Security. These include legal, audit, insurance, accounting, commercial, government, standardisation bodies, technology vendors, and others.

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Start date : 1 August 2002
Duration : 18 months

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