Current Projects


The main aim of CIPSEC is to create a unified security framework that orchestrates state-of-the-art heterogeneous security products to offer high levels of protection in IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) departments of CIs. As part of this framework CIPSEC will offer a complete security ecosystem of additional services that can support the proposed technical solutions to work reliably and at professional quality. These services include vulnerability tests and recommendations, key personnel training courses, public-private partnerships (PPPs) forensics analysis, standardization and protection against cascading effects. All solutions and services will be validated in three pilots performed in three different CI environments (transportation, health, environment). CIPSEC will also develop a marketing strategy for optimal positioning of its solutions in the CI security market.
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The Sense.City platform provides the tools that activate citizen’s creativity, imagination and communication, engages urban thinking and improves the relationship between citizens, the city municipality and city’s public services. By using the platform, citizens become the city sensors! With their own communication devices (mobile phones) or via the application, citizens can post in real time issues and problems for something that happens in their city, inform their fellow citizens and the municipality for problems and incidents that occur every moment. Citizens actively participate in the processes and solve problems concerning their lives in the city. They help in urban development while improving the relationship between citizens and public services of the city.


5GinFIRE main technical objective is to build and operate an Open, and Extensible 5G NFV-based Reference (Open5G-NFV) ecosystem of Experimental Facilities that not only integrates existing FIRE facilities with new vertical-specific ones but also lays down the foundations for instantiating fully softwarised architectures of vertical industries and experimenting with them. The initial instantiation of the Open5G-NFV ecosystem will be driven by the automotive vertical deployed across state-of-the-art 5G infrastructures, however, it will also be as generic as possible in order to host other verticals.


The 5G Verticals Innovation Infrastructure initiative, or 5G-VINNI, is a conglomerate of 23 partners, including telcos such as BT, Telefónica, Altice, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia, as well as academics from across Europe. The €20 million project will be coordinated by Telenor Group, the international telecom operator headquartered in Norway. The project, scheduled to run for three years, will leverage the latest 5G technologies, including results from previous 5G PPP phases, and employs advanced network virtualization, slicing, radio and core technologies. In addition, a rigorous automated testing campaign will be employed to validate 5G under various combinations of technologies and network loads. The project will use the likes of advanced network virtualisation, slicing, radio and core technologies. Participants will hold automated tests to see how 5G performs using various combinations of technologies and under different kinds of requirements. Open APIs will be used to ensure participants have easy access to the trials.
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Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver for innovation and growth in the EU. At the same time, SMEs also stand to gain the most from innovative technologies that promise convenient deployment and economical operation of ICT. Taking into account cyber-security, SMEs do not always understand all the risks and business consequences for the development of technologies without the adequate level of protection against cyber crime. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) declares in the “Information Security and Privacy Standards for SMEs” study of 2016 that, despite rising concerns about information security risks,the level of SMEs information security and privacy standards adoption is relatively small.
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Past Projects


OpenLab brings together the essential ingredients for an open, general purpose and sustainable large scale shared experimental facility, providing advances to the early and successful prototypes serving the demands of Future Internet Research and Experimentation. We are deploying the software and tools that allow these advanced testbeds to support a diverse set of applications and protocols in more efficient and flexible ways.
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FORGE (Forging Online Education through FIRE)

Forging Online Education through FIRE (FORGE) is a project bringing the FIRE and eLearning worlds together. FORGE will align FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) with the ongoing education revolution. This project will specify development methodologies and best practices for offering FIRE experimentation facilities to learners and to the learning community in general. FORGE relates to communications and IT, as well as to other disciplines including the physical and social sciences. It will lead to a strong connection between the learning community and existing FIRE platforms and supporting tools.
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STEER is to make significant advances in Social Telemedia research and practices, and engineer an operational Social Telemedia environment customized to support various innovative experiments. These experiments are oriented toward investigating the intrinsic nature of the Future Social Telemedia Lifecycle that revolves around communities, revealing new properties and patterns, creating new insights, and, exploring the synergy between Social Informatics and Networked Media delivery and its impact on user experience.
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FISH: FI-STAR Integrated Service Hub

NAM awarded a proposal around the provisioning of applications in health sector after the open call of FP7 FI-PPP EU Funded European project FI-STAR. FISH technology addresses the objective for the realization of the highly desirable functionalities of Marketplace and Deployment tool with features including both service discovery and automated service deployment. FISH proposal defines an architecture and a development approach for delivering to FI-STAR a holistic marketplace solution for easily deploying applications, enablers and services. The architecture consists of a Marketplace backend solution, a Marketplace frontend interface, a Brokering service that accommodates marketplace requests and a client FI-STAR Application container and application management tools for the various end-user devices/machines that will be supported. FISH proposes support of features, implementation tools, utilization of FI-WARE GEs and an agile development process that ensures the delivery of the envisaged processes on time.
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The NAM group awarded a tender project of the FP7-INFINITY PPP project, to create a resource advisory service over Future Internet infrastructures. The service is available under the XiPi portal of Future Internet resources.
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P2P@Clouds-BonFIRE experiment

The NAM group got a 1 year fund for executing P2P experimentation on the Future Internet infrastructure provided by the FP7 project BonFIRE.


The Panlab infrastructure manages interconnection of different distributed testbeds to provide services to customers for various kind of testing. Such testing activities need support from a coordination center instantiated here as the so-called Panlab Office.
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Vital + +

VITAL++ mainly aspires at defining and illustrating a new communication paradigm that will demonstrate how content-based applications and services, highly heterogeneous in terms of user functions and distributed in the network, can be enrolled in the frame designated by the operations of traditional telecommunication networks and thus be widely available to the users with proper QoS, security and adequate privacy.
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SECRICOM is a research project creating Seamless Communication for Crisis Management for EU safety. Thirteen partners from eight EU countries united their capacities in order to produce a competetive solution for secure communication and collaboration of emergency responders with advanced functions.  The project requirements include security, dependability, enhanced connectivity, transmission of multiple formats and advanced search functions. The goal is to build a  system that ensures end-to-end secure transmission of data and services across heterogenous infrastructures with real time detection and recovery capabilities against intrusions, malfunctions and failures.
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