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Ubiquitous sensing and security in the European homeland

Objective

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)s are a exciting development with very large potential to have a significant beneficial impact on every aspect of our lives while generating huge opportunities for European industry. What is needed to kick off the development and exploitation of WSNs is an architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks integrating comprehensive security capabilities right form the concept stage. This would support the rapid development of sensor networks and would open up the application domain for commercial activities.

UbiSecandSens intends to solve this by providing a comprehensive architecture for medium and large scale wireless sensor networks with the full level of security that will make them trusted and secure for all applications. In addition UbiSecandSens will provide a complete tool box of security aware components which, together with the UbiSecandSens radically new design cycle for secure sensor networks, will enable the rapid development of trusted sensor network applications.

The UbiSecandSens approach is to use three representative WSN scenarios to iteratively determine solutions for the key WSN issues of scalability, security, reliability, self-healing and robustness. This will also give a clearer understanding of the real-world WSN requirements and limitations as well as identifying how to achieve a successful rollout of WSNs.

The results of UbiSecandSens are a necessary step to progress the field of security and communication research in Europe and, as well as advancing the competitiveness of the European industry, they assist the European Commission to develop more comprehensive programs for innovative socially and economically beneficial sensor applications to be part of future research programs after 2007.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/smart sensors

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH
Address
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg
Germany

Participants (8)

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS / INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
INESC - INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
Address
Rua De Alves Redol 9
1000-029 Lisboa
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address

971 87 Lulea
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Nec House, 1 Victoria Road
W3 6BL London
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum