Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

ICT 2010

Trustworthy Critical Infrastructure Systems

T 010, 29/09/2010 (9:00-10:30)

An open discussion on intelligent control and security of Critical Infrastructure Systems with key players from academia and industry.

Our modern lifestyle is increasingly dependent on technical infrastructures, such as power transmission or water distribution networks. The robust operations involved in delivering these are often taken for granted. But think what the effects on the European economy and society, and on our health and safety would be if these systems were disrupted or even destroyed. This session will discuss how to protect them, the overall objective being to actively engage all stakeholders in research, development and innovation activities. Participants from the disciplines of ICT, economics, risk management and the law will enable interactions between an elemental (bottom-up) and a systemic (top-down) approach in moving towards trustworthy critical infrastructure systems.

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Coordinator: Antonis M. HADJIANTONIS (KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

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Massimo FELICI, 30/07/2010 11:31

Interesting topic for a networking session, I will be interested to be informed about any follow-up activities


George MILIS, 04/08/2010 14:52

Very interesting topic. What i would like to see addressed, are the inter-dependencies of Critical Infrastructure Systems and their effect on security and trustworthiness. I will try to be there and contribute in the discussion.


Marcello ANTONUCCI, 09/09/2010 19:23

Important and interesting topic. I hope it will address the issue of "security built in from the beginning", as opposed to "security added later on". It is apparent that the next generation of Critical Infrastructures demands higher security than ever.


Michal CHORAS, 09/09/2010 19:44

A crucial topic for all interested in security and resiliency of critical systems. Also a nice example of cooperation between European organizations, projects, and research centres. I'm looking forward to a fruitful discussion.


Michael SCHEMBRI, 24/09/2010 10:43

we would like to know more about your project proposals since we are looking for partners


Harry TSAHALIS, 29/09/2010 06:21

Of particular interest to us per our involvement in CI Protection (by design and/or retrofit via enabling applications for assessment/development and solutions) and Civil Security Monitoring (in the context of relevant CI spaces) RTD initiatives in Framework Programme and DG Home. Also interested in any potential follow up activities and/or initiatives intended by participants/stakeholders addressing current calls.


Antonis M. HADJIANTONIS, 11/10/2010 08:02

Many thanks to everyone who has attended the session and contributed to the ongoing discussion.

KIOS remains committed to pursue further Trustworthy CIS, therefore do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you would like to join our efforts or to propose collaboration activities.


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