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Trust and security for next generation grids

Objective

The overall objective of the GridTrust project is to develop the technology to manage trust and security for the Next Generation Grids (NGG). We propose to have a vertical approach tackling issues of trust, security and privacy (TSP) from the requirement level down to the application, middleware and foundation levels. Our emphasis is on models and tools to assist in reasoning about trust and security properties along the NGG architecture.

The main output of GridTrust is a framework consisting of:
(1) a methodology and an interactive execution environment that will help Grid service requestors and providers to express and reason about trust, security and privacy properties for different kinds of VO topologies, taking into account aspects such as self-organisation, self-management, self-adaptation and evolvability;
(2) a reference Grid Security Architecture, including an autonomic policy management for fine grained usage control of Grid resources; and
(3) an open source reference implementation of trust and security management systems, validated by scenarios in the business domain.

The resulting tools will be of a generic nature and will be validated on innovative applications from different application sectors. The tools will not be specific to the applications considered in the GridTrust project.

GridTrust consortium involves a large industrial partner (HP European Innovation Center), end users (De Agostini), SMEs (Moviquity, Interplay) and European research groups covering the areas of requirement engineering, grid technology and security among others (CETIC, CCLRC, CNR, VUA). Moviquity , HP and Interplay are providing important test cases to validate the GridTrust framework, including innovative applications such as "inter-enterprise knowledge management" and "distributed authoring". Moviquity and De Agostini are committed to implementation and exploitation of the results of the project.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CENTRE D'EXCELLENCE EN TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATION ET DE LA COMMUNICATION
Address
Rue Clement Ader 8
6041 Charleroi
Belgium

Participants (7)

APIF MOVIQUITY S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Isabel De Colbrand 10 - Edificio Venecia, Pl. 5 Of.150
28050 Madrid
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL
Italy
Address
Via G. Di Vittorio, 9
20063 Cernusco Sul Naviglio
INTERPLAY SOFTWARE SRL
Italy
Address
Corso Iii Novembre 166
38100 Trento
ISTITUTO GEOGRAFICO DE AGOSTINI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Giovanni Da Verrazzano 15
28100 Novara
THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam