Project Partners

University of Aegean

University of the Aegean, one of the youngest District Universities in Greece, was established in 1984. The Dept. of Information & Communication Systems Engineering has 25 full time academic staff and more than 500 under-graduate and graduate students. The Computer and Communications Systems Laboratory (CCSL) is one of the most active in Greece in R&D projects and its own members have been involved in several EC-funded projects in the fields of design of communication networks, protocol verification and simulation, analysis and performance evaluation, methods and formalisms for the description of telecommunication systems and services, network management, interconnection systems design and integration, design and development of interfaces for heterogeneous system communications, ad-hoc, mobile and vehicular networks.



anectsupport-logoSince the very beginning in 1993 ANECT company has been established as a leading company in the field of communication systems and delivery of multi-protocol computer networks for medium and large organizations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Beside this ANECT activities include information security integration and consultancy, ITSM implementation and consultancy, and application integration and development projects. ANECT has developed and patented a brand new technology for electronic identification and authentication. This new approach to the access control infrastructure eliminates the negatives of actually used authentication technologies and procedures.



Atos_Logo_RGBAtos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldline and Atos WorldGrid.

Atos S.A.E. is the Spanish branch of this leader European IT services Company. Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). At national level, Atos is also participating in other technology platforms like eMOV for mobility, eSEC for security, PROMETEO for embedded systems and INÉS for software and services.

Atos Research & Innovation, node of R&D of Atos in Spain, is a point of world reference in innovation for the whole Atos group. It is focused in the project accomplishment, which combine the most advanced Technological developments and the economic exploitation of results in R&D. Our aim is to lead our knowledge and experience acquired to concrete projects with clients. Atos Research & Innovation department concentrates on the realisation of international projects within the Consulting & Public Sector Division since 1989, combining the most up-to-date technological developments with a high awareness of the human factors (education sciences, disability-related issues, cultural diversity and multi-linguality).




Engineering Group is Italy’s largest systems integration group and a leader in the provision of complete IT services and consultancy. Engineering Group has about 6500 employees and 35 branch offices, throughout Italy, in Ireland and Belgium, and outside the EU in Brazil.


Thales Research & Technology (UK) Ltd


Thales UK’s Reading-based research and technology facility is the UK arm of the Thales corporate research organisation. Its activities focus on Security and Communication Systems, Galileo and Position-Based Systems, and Enhanced Digital Environments. These are based on the key technologies of IP Networks, Information Security, Wireless Communications, Sensors and Signal Processing, and Navigation and Positioning. TRT has many years of experience in research and development for most aspects of information security and works closely with Thales e-Security to define and develop new products and services. We hold a number of security related patents, including OBSCURE® – an innovative technology for securing data objects in complex, heterogeneous environments – and have published many papers in conferences and journals.


Technische Universität Dresden

tudFounded in 1828, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is a full-scale university in Germany with 14 faculties, covering a wide range of fields in science and engineering, humanities, social sciences and medicine. The TU Dresden has about 35,000 students and almost 4,200 permanent employees (excluding the Faculty of Medicine) among which 419 professors, making it the largest university in the state of Saxony today.

The University emphasises interdisciplinary cooperation, and in both teaching and research its students participate early on in research. More specifically: interdisciplinary cooperation among various fields is a strength of the TUD, whose researchers also benefit from collaborations with the region’s numerous science institutions, among them the Fraunhofer institutes, Max Planck institutes and those institutes belonging to the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz society. The TUD encourages researchers who make discoveries; it guards their legal rights and fosters the quick transfer of new technologies and discoveries to the marketplace. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, businesses have honoured the University with endowed chairs. Specifically, leading companies have established eleven endowed professorships at the university. The TUD prides itself in its international flavour and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide.

The TU Dresden Operating Systems group (TUD:OS) has extensive experience in the fields of microkernel-based operating systems, virtualization and the use of these technologies in real-time and high-security systems. The group aims to reduce complexity for critical systems by orders of magnitudes. To this end, the group researches and develops its own micro-kernel and virtualization technology. Previous results of the group’s work include several micro-kernel implementations, two hypervisor and VMM designs, resource managers for quantitative control over disk, network and CPU bandwidth.


University of Malaga

malagaThe University of Málaga (UMA) has about 35.000 students and is located on two campuses. The Computer Science Department of the University of Málaga is formed by 150+ members including full, associate and assistant professors, postdocs and PhD students. The research group involved in PASSIVE is the Software Engineering Group (GISUM). Formed in 1990, the main activities of GISUM are related to Software Engineering applied to Distributed Systems. GISUM has been awarded the topmost grade (“group of excellence”) by the Regional Government of Andalusia. One of the most active lines in the group is “Security in Distributed Systems and Applications”, which focuses on different aspects of Internet security, with special interest in Security Engineering, Software Protection, Digital Rights Management, Access Control and Authorization, among other topics. The group has carried out several projects funded by Public Institutions (IST, FEDER, MCYT, CICYT, Scientific Excellence Research Project of the Regional Gobernment of Andalusia, etc.) and private companies (T-Systems, Ingenia, Banesto, Sadiel, Optimi-Vodafone, etc.), and has participated in projects of the 5th and the 6th Framework Programme (CASENET, UBISEC, GST, SERENITY and GREDIA), as well as in current 7th Framework Programme (OKKAM, PICOS and SPIKE).


Waterford Institute of Technology

tssg_wit_logos_comboThe Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) is one of the largest integrated information communication technology (ICT) research centres in Ireland. It has a strong expertise in next generation service development and deployment, distributed systems and service oriented architectures. TSSG is ranked as one of the top ten European institutes at the forefront of ‘Future Internet’ research. Co-founded in 1996 by Dr. Willie Donnelly, Eamonn de Leastar and Mícheál Ó Foghlú, the TSSG is part of the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), and is based at WIT’s West Campus in Carriganore Co. Waterford, Ireland. Barry Downes joined the co-founders to lead the TSSG’s commercialisation activities in 2001.


Contact: Eamonn Power, Patsy Phelan

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