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PRIME

Project ID: 016542
Funded under

Providing Real Integration in Multi-disciplinary Environments

From 2005-09-01 to 2007-12-31, closed project | PRIME Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 438 188

EU contribution:

EUR 2 249 831

Coordinated in:

Norway

Call for proposal:

FP6-2004-IST-NMP-2See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Description

Information age, protecting privacy and identity

Using the internet to book a flight, purchase a book or network with friends may seem like a harmless activity. But in each of these online transactions we leave behind scraps of information about our personal lives that could be misused.

As information technology becomes more pervasive and more powerful, the risks of having our personal privacy violated or, worse, our identities stolen, have increased.

We expose a little bit more information about ourselves every time we fill out an online form, input our credit card number to make a purchase, or let a website store our personal data.

As anyone who has been a victim of online identity theft knows, in the current information age it has become too easy for criminals to join the dots linking our virtual and real lives.

Different IDs for different uses

But what if we could easily use different virtual identities in different situations to keep our true identities anonymous? And what if we could track every piece of personal data we revealed? Those two steps, say a team of European researchers, would greatly enhance privacy.

Working in the PRIME project, the team developed tools to achieve a greater degree of personal security for online users. One feature of their approach is the use of private credentials and digital certificates. These marry the need for accountability – such as proving a person is over 18 to enter some websites – with the need for anonymity.

Once they have been issued with a master certificate from a commercial identity provider, such as online payment operators, users can have different pseudonyms and identities on different websites by creating a number of anonymous sub-certificates for themselves. This ability protects their privacy and also allows issuers to revoke the master certificate if the user abuses the sub-certificates for other ends.

Keeping track of your personal data

The PRIME team also created a way to track what personal information is revealed to whom and a means to ensure the data is being used in compliance with the privacy policy the person accepted.

The project’s Data Track software tool lets people keep a record of what information they put online, just as the web history of a web browser records what websites they visit. The tool also lets the user query how that information is being used at a later date, helping to make sure that a particular website, online store or service provider continues to comply with their own privacy policies.

Sticky privacy policies

In addition, so-called ‘sticky’ privacy policies ensure that the agreement on personal information the person accepted for the website remains attached to their data even if it is passed between different organisations.

The project partners foresee a rapidly expanding market for privacy enhancing technologies, such as Data Track, as the internet starts to be used for an increasing variety of activities.

Such technologies should also help shore up internet users’ confidence in using the web for more activities, thus paving the way for more online services such as e-commerce, and e-government.

Objective

The main objective of the PRIME project is to give business professionals a learning environment where they can experiment with new ideas and learn how to handle the entire life cycle of products and processes for all stakeholders of the organization. PRIME proposes to achieve this by enhancing current work environments with a new paradigm based on serious gaming. This will provide the means for learning by experience within a virtual environment that is safe and foments risk taking without detrimental impact on the business. The experience garnered is based on strategic management, including multi-stakeholder negotiation and business connectivity. The technological objectives are: - The development of a virtual business environment based on a simulation model of strategic manufacturing; - The system architecture supporting the virtual business environment; - The development of a PRIME client that supports ubiquitous platforms and has flexible interfaces; - The design and development of intelligent virtual stakeholders; - The adoption of the intelligent virtual stakeholders technologies to develop agents that complement the user's activities in virtual business environment. From these workpackages, the main project outputs will be: - User requirements for the serious gaming approach - Specification of the software architecture - Functional specifications of the gaming environment - The PRIME toolset, software, and content library - Three pilot studies - Exploitation plan The main impacts from PRIME are expected to be: - Reinforcing competitiveness through training of professionals in various expected or unexpected scenarios - Reinforcing economic growth by allowing optimisation of business operations through simulation and evaluation of various scenarios - Reinforcing sustainability of products, industrial, and business systems by allowing stakeholders to obtain better knowledge and evaluate sustainability issues through PRIME gaming

Related information

Coordinator contact

Eric Goderniaux, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +32-2-2252828
Fax: +32-2-7254117
E-mail

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 469 466


STRINDVEIEN 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Bj�rn Andersen
Tel.: +4773590561
Fax: +4773597117
E-mail

Participants

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 69 050


SIEMENSSTRASSE 90
1210 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Erich Pimperl
Tel.: +43 5 170742087
Fax: +43 5 170752608
SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria

EU contribution: EUR 138 120


BUL TZAR OSVOBODITEL 15
1504 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Roumen Nikolov
Tel.: + 359 2 622273
Fax: + 359 2 9713543
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 202 747


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Dimitris Kiritsis
Tel.: +41 21 693 5163
Fax: +41 21 693 3553
E-mail
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG IN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT BREMEN E.V.
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 218 040


HOCHSCHULRING 20
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Tel.: +49 421 2185529
Fax: +49 421 2185610
E-mail
BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 178 340


HOCHSCHULRING 20
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Tel.: +49 421 2185529
Fax: +49 421 2185610
E-mail
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 33 300


FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 5
9220 AALBORG
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen
Tel.: 0045/96358935
Fax: 0045/98153030
E-mail
LEGO SYSTEM AS
Participation ended
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 21 900


AASTVEJ 1
7190 BILLUND
Denmark
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen
Tel.: +45 79 50 67 46
E-mail
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 39 000


NEW ROAD PEANIA MARKOPOULO 19 7KM
19002 PEANIA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Dimitra Pli
Tel.: +30 219 6674370
Fax: +30 210 6677101
INTRACOM S.A. HOLDINGS
Participation ended
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 0


ODOS MARKOPOULOU 19,5 KM KTIRIO B5 MARK X
19002 PEANIA - ATTIKI
Greece
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Maria Anastasiou
Tel.: +30 210 6674205
Fax: +30 210 6671312
E-mail
KESZ KOZEP-EUROPAI EPITO ES SZERELC KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary

EU contribution: EUR 31 950


IZSAKI UT 4-6
6000 KECSKEMET
Hungary
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Ferenc Schell
Tel.: +36-30-9676-742
Fax: +36-76-515-298
E-mail
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 56 267


BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
70100 LOD
Israel
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Gluck Shlomo
Tel.: +972-3-5315128
Fax: +972-3-5315586
MIP - CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 133 920


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32 32
20133 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Marco Taisch
Tel.: +390223992820
Fax: +390223992844
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 48 667


STRADA TORINO 50
10043 ORBASSANO
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Julien Mascolo
Tel.: 00390119083911
Fax: 00390119083083
E-mail
INTRAPOINT AS
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 336 394


BEDDINGEN 8
7014 TRONDHEIM
Norway
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Tore Andre Nilsen
Tel.: +4773600800
Fax: +4773600801
ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES, LDA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 272 670


ALAMEDA DA GUIA 192 A
2750 368 CASCAIS
Portugal
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alvaro Oliveira
Tel.: 00351214866784
Fax: 00351214866752
E-mail
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