While the world becomes increasingly interconnected, and the SoS upon which European wealth, security, and social welfare depend, become ever more complex and ad hoc, the need to manage SoS becomes an urgent priority for European society. Furthermore, SoS have a notable estimated served market dimension in various application areas like emergency response, air traffic control, water management, highway control etc.
Our research and innovation concentrate on man-made and ICT powered SoS that are found in everyday life, such as in smart energy grids, air traffic control and rail networks.
Research priorities will be supported under the Research Programme Horizon2020. They are based on key enablers for European competiveness and societal improvement generated by the SoS community:
Activities along this direction have started earlier and supported by the Framework Programme 7 through several research and innovation projects and coordination actions.