The CockpitCI consortium get together twelve European partners coming from 8 different countries. The consortium includes industrial partners, end-users, SME, Research Centres and Universities (click on logo to get more information about it).
Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is an international leader in electronic and information solutions for defence, aerospace, space, security, high-integrity surveillance, network management, information security and mission-essential services. As a world leader in high technology systems and sensors with extensive experience across a range of sectors and domains, Selex ES is able to meet the diverse needs of customers who require first class solutions. Within aerospace and defence electronics the company’s experience includes the design and development of tactical ISTAR systems, C4I infrastructures, electronic warfare equipment and mission critical systems for situational awareness, self-protection, wide-area surveillance and information dissemination. Selex ES brings similar technologies and skill sets to the security, route management and mission-critical service sectors. These include the control and monitoring of air and maritime traffic, the surveillance and protection of green and blue borde rs, robust cyber security, secure communication networks, and the deployment of ’smart’ solutions for managing complex infrastructures and ‘systems of systems’.
The company’s technical approach is characterised by a focus on through-life solutions that are flexible, adaptable and responsive across the life cycle. In addition, Selex ES is committed to continuous innovation and invests approximate space Surveillance, Air and Sea Traffic Control, National Security and Civil Defence (Homeland Protection). SELEX Sistemi Integrati is based in Italy, Germany, UK and United States and has over 4,000 employees with a customer base in over 100 countries.tely 17% of annual revenues in research and development. Alongside core domestic operations and corporate headquarters in Italy and the UK, Selex ES has an established industrial and commercial footprint in the United States, Germany, Turkey, Romania, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates. With a workforce of over 17,000 people and total revenues in excess of €3.5 billion, Selex ES is entrusted by its customers and partners to deliver solutions for a safer, smarter and more secure society.belongs to the Finmeccanica industrial group and is the leading Italian company in the sector of electronic and integrated systems for Defence, including Ground, Sea and Air.
IEC : Israel Electric Corporation
IEC was established in 1923. IEC is a sole integrated electric utility in the State of Israel. IEC generates, transmits and distributes substantially all the electricity in the State of Israel and it is one of the largest industrial companies in Israel. IEC has close relationship with the Government of Israel. IEC is a primary electricity supplier in Israel providing all Israel electricity demand requirements.
IEC installed capacity: about 12,000 MWatt. Number of customers: about 2.4 million.
IEC has professional multidisciplinary staff is in charge of design, purchase, erection, operation and maintenance of all generation and transmission activities, ICT design and maintenance, system engineering including requirement management and concept design of complex system. IEC is equipped with various Lab’s (Electrical, Metering, Communication, Remote Command and Control, etc.) including equipment, tools and technical staff with “how-know” knowledge for conducting all kind of projects in the area of energy generation, transmission and distribution till LV consumers, ICT, “smart grids” and infrastructure security.
IEC is currently involved in some FP7 projects like: energy, ICT, “smart grid” and critical infrastructure security.
IEC usually contributes in the Validation Work Package (WP leader), User requirements, requirements management and tools, use cases, reference and validation scenarios.
Transelectrica was founded by the Government Ordinance No. 627/July, 31, 2000 further to unbundling the former Romanian Electricity Authority (CONEL) into four independent entities for electricity transmission and dispatching, distribution and hydro and thermal generation. Transelectrica ensures the Romanian Power System (RPS) reliable and stable operation at quality standards, while providing the national electricity transmission network under transparent, non-discriminatory and fair conditions to all market participants. Transelectrica is the Transmission and System Operator (TSO) of the Romanian Power System which plays a key role in the Romanian electricity market: it manages and operates the electricity transmission system and provides the electricity exchanges between the central and eastern European countries as an ENTSO-E member (European Network of Transmission and System Operators for Electricity). Transelectrica is responsible for electricity transmission, system, market and metering services to all of its grid customers in the Romanian electricity market. Transelectrica also secures power generation dispatching and provides real-time control of the power system, while planning and developing the transmission grid. Transelectrica also serves as the main link between electricity supply and demand, matching all the times power generation with demand.
Other key functions and related expertise are the technical management and maintenance of basic services like a National Transmission and System Operator of the Romanian Power System ensuring a safe and stable operational level for the dispatching infrastructure (EMS/SCADA – Energy Management System/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) which is accomplished within the National Operational Dispatch Unit (DEN) and the five Territorial Dispatching Centers (DET).
Transelectrica will provide the security perspective of Eastern Europe and will support the dissemination of the project in the Eastern area. TRANS will also be involved in tasks addressing requirements, policies and strategies for containment and reaction, and reference scenario definition and validation.
Lyse is a power & utility company based in the Stavanger-region, Norway. The company operates ten hydroelectric and one thermal power plants, the power grid in 16 municipalities as well as a national fiber-optic broadband network with currently over 250.000 customers (Altibox) and other telecommunication services such as IPTV, Video-on-Demand, IP-telephony, mobile services, alarm-services both in the residential and business market. LYSE also provides natural gas distribution, district heating, alarm station services, retailing and installation services. The company’s head office is located in Stavanger. The company is owned by the municipalities of Stavanger and 15 other municipalities on the south-west coast of Norway.
LYSE will bring into the project the security perspective of a Northern European end-user and will contribute to tasks addressing requirements, policies and strategies for containment and reaction. LYSE will support the definition of the reference scenario and system validation. LYSE will also promote and support the dissemination of the project in the Northern European area.
itrust consulting sarl
itrust – acronym for: “Information Techniques and Research for Ubiquitous Security and Trust” – advises its customers coming from the public, financial, and private sector on how to protect their information against divulgation, manipulations and unavailability. The company acquires know-how in engineering and sciences, enabling it to find the economically appropriate solution for a particular security requirement. itrust participates in international Research and Development projects, applies norms and security controls, and develops information processing techniques, covering topics like Information Security Management Systems, Risk Management, Digital Signature, Cryptology, Internet Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Security and Space, Computer Forensic, etc.
itrust has performed audits and intrusion tests on SCADA systems, consulted the Ministry of Economy on Critical Infrastructure Protection, developed tools for its own risk assessment methodology TRICK based on ISO 27005 and 27001, a workflow tool for security incidents management and communication. itrust has an agreement with the national electricity distributor and gas operator CREOS to access SCADA data for the validation phase of this project. During the project, itrust intends to develop new security product as antivirus solution and vulnerability assessment solution for both IT and SCADA networks.
Multitel is a private, non-profit research centre, leading applied research and development activities for industry leaders, SMEs and spin-off companies. It was initiated by the “Faculté Polytechnique de Mons” and “Université Catholique de Louvain” under initiatives supported by the EC and the Walloon Region. Actually, the centre employs about 70 persons. Multitel is active in six R&D domains: Speech Technologies, Image processing and coding, Photonics, Local Networks, Signal Processing and Data Fusion, Complex Systems Modelling, Simulation and Decision Making. The Complex Systems Modelling, Simulation and Decision Making team has also some 20 year experience. We studied complex systems of different nature, including manufacturing systems of different scale, critical infrastructures (electrical, telecommunication, water distribution,…), transport (train traffic), supply networks, etc. in the frames of private contracts, FP7 projects, Interuniversity Attraction Pole project, Competitiveness Pole “Logistics in Wallonia” project and many others. Multitel has a decision-making tool called Intelligent RAO simulator allowing us to develop decision-making policies and to validate them by simulation. The tool is based on Artificial Intelligence technique (production rules) and capable of modelling human decision making as well as formal combinatorial optimisation with heuristic or exact algorithm. RAO is also suitable for on-line decision/simulation applications development, it has connectors to SQL databases and OPC servers, so it can communicate with real world, for example with SCADA, MES, ERP systems.
Roma Tre and its members, during this last years, have been elected as consultants for what concerns CIP and CIIP activities, by several industrial and governmental entities (Companies from FINMECCANICA Group, Italian Prime Minister Office, ENEA, etc…), acquiring a valuable knowledge about mechanisms and architectures of actual critical infrastructures, both at national and European level. By the participation to this project ROMA3 expects to acquire more useful information, experiences and technology knowledge about some of the most critical infrastructure in Europe and their interdependencies. These results will be very important to the development of the project, and for the research activities of ROMA3 on the Critical Infrastructure Protection topic. Moreover the actual research group on CIP will be strengthened with a positive impulse on the development of theoretical and practical issues. The acquired know-how will have a large dissemination among companies of the area, enrolling several researchers into modelling and development tasks, in order to corroborate the formation of an essential critical mass at European level. Also didactics will take advantage of the project.
ENEA is the name for the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. The Agency’s activities are targeted to research, innovation technology and advanced services in the fields of energy – especially nuclear. ENEA performs research activities and provides agency services in support to public administrations, public and private enterprises, and citizens.
The Computation and Modelling unit (UTMEA-CAL) of ENEA carries out R&D activities on the new frontiers of modelling methods and tools for reliability/dependability/quality of service evaluation, with current emphasis on modelling and analysis of large complex interconnected systems. The focus is on the investigation of risk based methodologies, qualitative and quantitative indicators, multi formalism and multi solution methods and tools for Quality of Service measures (in terms of performances, reliability and dependability) of large interconnected technological networks, including power grids and telco networks at regional/national level. UTMEA-CAL takes part in many European Commission initiatives focused on ICT applications on energy and telecommunication sectors within the framework of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. Limited to the last years, UTMEA-CAL has been involved in several EU Projects: SAFETUNNEL, SAFEGUARD, ACIP, CI2RCO, IRRIIS only to mention the projects in FP5, FP6 and is currently active in FP7 MICIE Project. ENEA is also active within EPCIP – European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection on the following projects: MIA, NEISAS, ASTROM.
ENEA participates to the following EU projects closer to the aim of CockpitCI Project:
- IRRIIS – Integrated Risk Reduction of Information based Infrastructure Systems
- MICIE – Tool for systemic risk analysis and secure mediation of data exchanged across linked CI information infrastructures
- SAFEGUARD – Intelligent Agents Organisation to Enhance Dependability and Survivability of Large Complex Critical Infrastructure
- NEISAS Project – National and European Information Sharing and Alerting System
- ASTROM – Assessment of resilience to threats of Control and data management systems of electrical transmission network
CRAT: Consortium for Research in Automation and Telecommunication
CRAT is a no-profit consortium including the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (UoR), Elsag Datamat, Thales Alenia Space, Space Engineering and Thyia. The University of Rome “La Sapienza” is by far the biggest, the oldest university of the city and one of the most prestigious Italian and European universities. It hosts several faculties, which, in turn, are organized in departments including some research groups. The main department involved in the project is the “Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica (DIS)” (Department of Computer and System Science) of the faculty of Engineering. In particular, the research groups of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” coordinated by Prof. Francesco Delli Priscoli will be in charge of the project.
As far as DIS is concerned, it has been involved in studies and applied research concerning a variety of subjects; in particular resource management algorithms in telecommunication networks (i.e. routing, admission control, scheduling, congestion control), broadcast/multicast procedures, adaptive and robust control, identification and optimal control, as well as service description, discovery and composition.
DIS was involved in 27 EU funded projects since FP4. In the framework of FP7, the research group is currently participating in the following project: OMEGA, P2PNext, MICIE, TASS, MONET, DLC+VIT4IP and pSHIELD.
In all the above projects, DIS activities were mainly oriented to the study, design, simulation and implementation of: (i) resource management procedures for broadcast/multicast/unicast connections aiming at efficiently exploiting system resources and at supporting QoS requirements; (ii) service/content management procedures in a heterogeneous network framework including Service/Content Discovery, Service/Content Composition (aiming at allowing the user to compose in an user friendly and secure way services/contents even offered by different heterogeneous networks), Service/Content Provisioning.
University of Surrey
University of Surrey is a member of the 1994 Group of research intensive UK universities, the majority with similar origins to Surrey and granted university status in the 1960’s. In terms or research income it ranks in the top twenty of all UK universities, with EU support making up a considerable contribution to the total awarded. Much of its research reputation has been established through the identification and support of cross-disciplinary research in key strategic themes, guided by the changing priorities of business and policy and building on existing, strong capability and notable interdisciplinary collaboration.
The University of Surrey was established one hundred and twenty years ago and its stated ethos was ‘To develop the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women belonging to the poorer classes’ in its surrounding community. Now the University with over fifteen thousand students and over four hundred research active academic staff, operates with a global vision to work in partnership with industry, commerce and the professions, as well as other institutions to the benefit of a global Community. Exemplifying this is its Professional Training Year for undergraduate students which has resulted in Surrey gaining the best graduate employment record of all UK universities for over a decade, and as such represents the University’s most successful knowledge transfer (KT) agent.
The Multimedia Systems and Security Research Group at the University of Surrey focuses on multi-disciplinary research and technology innovations, providing internationally recognised expertise and excellence for development of multimedia systems, media computing, security surveillance, unusual event detection and risk prediction. Specific research activities and expertise within the research group are organised in terms of: (i) security media being investigated across the boundaries of data encryption, watermarking, authentication, abnormal pattern recognition, digital signature of media content, and machine learning analysis of the past experience towards computerized alert, surveillance, and protection of digital media content; (ii) networked media being investigated across the boundaries of network traffic analysis, network performance modelling, video transmission over wireless networks, source-channel coding, QoS, scalable video coding, distributed computing, and networked media management; (iii) intelligent media being investigated across the boundaries of artificial intelligence, machine learning, software engineering, and data mining; (iv) Interactive media being investigated across the boundaries of HCI, interactive video, multimodal interfacing, semantic visual content analysis, and computer vision.
CRPHT: Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor
The CRPHT is a public research centre aiming to promote innovation in both the private and public sectors by providing support services across the main technology orientated areas: information and communication technologies, clinical engineering, industrial technologies, and environmental technologies. The CRPHT intervenes in all the domains of the Innovation Chain: R&D projects, creation of competencies, technology transfer, technological assistance and consulting, and technology watch. A diversified network of industrial and institutional partners leverages the Centre’s activities. The SSI is one of the 7 departments of CRP Henri Tudor focusing ICT. Its objective is to help the Luxemburgish economy by the dissemination of R&D project outcomes promoting the innovation in ICT uses. SSI counts about 120 R&D engineers implied in R&D projects focusing several areas: Interoperability architectures, Information Systems Security, E-learning and e-government, Knowledge management, Innovative project management. CRPHT is actually carrying out research activities in different areas such as intelligent systems, semantic web, security analysis and management, as well on trust mechanisms. CRPHT has strong competencies in management of operational risk IT and a methodology adapted to the private sector. It also has an expertise on the engineering of IT tools meeting efficiently the needs as regards the deployment software platforms, as well as the establishment of certification processes in order to facilitate the dissemination and to guarantee the quality of the provided services. The CRP Henri Tudor is involved in many and different European projects (Bugyo Beyond, Carlink, WiSafeCar, MICIE, Interreg FITT, etc). It has about 400 employees.
FTUC has more than two centuries of existence. Presently, it has approximately 470 Professors/Researchers who draw on an involvement in cutting-edge research to assure the best education at all levels. Fourteen departments offer programs leading to the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree programs. The R&D infrastructures are organized in 16 Units, including the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC), funded in 1995. CISUC hosts 57 PhD researchers on the following groups: Cognitive and Media Systems, Adaptive Computation, Software and Systems Engineering, Communications and Telematics, Information Systems, Evolutionary and Complex Systems.
The Laboratory of Communications and Telematics (LCT) of CISUC has been involved in many research projects and has participated in technical committees and expert groups at national and international level in the area of computer networking and computer communications. At present, LCT is involved in several national and international research projects, with 37 researchers and students at PhD levels. Current research activity address topics that include but are not restricted to quality of service, security, network management, mobility and multicast. LCT has an extensive background on research projects with public national funding, industry funding and European funding. Recent European funded projects include EuQoS (IP), WEIRD (IP), CONTENT (NoE), OPENNET (SSA), GINSENG (STREP) and MICIE (STREP).