The AMADEOS Consortium consists of 6 project partners from 4 different european countries (Italy, Austria, France and the Netherlands).
The Università degli Studi di Firenze (UNIFI) is a University with approximately 25.000 students, and research activities in several domains, from engineering to human sciences, natural sciences, architectures, medicine and computer science. The Resilient Computing Lab (RCL) research group at the Dept. of “Matematica e Informatica” (Mathematics and Informatics) has his main research focus in research and experimentation of dependable architectures and systems. The group is currently involved in research spanning two macro areas: (1) Architectures and Techniques for Fault-Tolerant Systems, Infrastructures and Networks, and (2) Validation of systems dependability, Trust and QoS through analytical, simulative and experimental techniques. Members of the group have been involved in many cooperative projects from Framework 2 to Framework 7, and currently in the FP7-SST-2008-234088 ALARP (A railway automatic track warning system based on distributed personal mobile terminals) project.UNIFI will involve as Third Party of Type A the “Dipartimento di Ingegneria” of the University Of Naples “Parthenope” which provides metrology expertise. The purpose is to have metrology scientists directly involved in AMADEOS thus providing contributions in reaching the monitoring and experimental evaluation objectives of AMADEOS in a multidisciplinary way.
Role in AMADEOS
Leadership in WP1, providing a SoS analysis within the railway domain, and coordinating the cross-domain SoS analyses to facilitate the synthesis of the findings. Participation in WP2, contributing to the definition of the whole conceptual model and focusing on emergent properties, observations, and quantitative assessment metrics. Participation in WP3, contributing to the definition of i) the basic architectural building blocks derived from the conceptual model, ii) the adaptive and scalable monitoring system; iii) the models for anomaly detection and failure prediction; iv) the reaction strategies for SoS; iv) the UML profiling for representing SoS concepts. Participation in WP4, providing support for prototyping some specific elements of the AMADEOS architecture, focusing in particular on monitoring aspects. Participation in WP5, on dissemination activities. Project coordinator and therefore leader of WP6.
Technische Universität Wien (TUW) has about 20.000 students and a heavy emphasis on research in the engineering sciences. The Faculty of Informatics of the TU Vienna comprises about 3.000 students. The Institute of Computer Engineering is one of its seven computer science institutes. There are 5 professors, and actually 20 research and teaching assistants at the institute of Computer Engineering. The Institute of Computer Engineering’s research and teaching activities focus on the area of Embedded Systems. Research is primarily dedicated to all aspects of time-triggered real-time systems, fault-tolerant distributed algorithms, as well as modelling, analysis and control of complex dynamic systems. The actual research topics range from security over modelling and analysis to SW/HW architectures and touch the area of chip design. With respect to teaching, the Institute of Computer Engineering is mainly involved in the master and bachelor program in “Computer Engineering”, which offers a profound scientific-technological education in the field of Embedded Systems.
Role in AMADEOS
Contribution to the SoS analysis in WP1 with the analysis of the automotive domain and the automated teller machines (ATM) network. Lead of WP2 and development of a concept model for SoSs with a special emphasis on time-awareness of SoSs. Participation in WP3, contributing to the definition of the basic architectural building blocks derived from the conceptual model. Dissemination of project results in international conferences and events.
University of Grenoble I (Université Joseph Fourier) is a leading University of Science, Technology and Health. With world-class Graduate Schools and numerous International Master’s Degree course, the education potential at the University of Grenoble I is both varied and of high quality. The University has developed top level research for mankind and society; it counts more than 50 laboratories which host 2,000 PhD students. The LIG laboratory and the GIPSA laboratory respectively conduct research in Computer Science and in Control Theory. The LIG laboratory (UMR n°5217) is a Joint Research Unit (JRU) between University of Grenoble I and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Agreement exists independently from the involvement of the JRU in the present project supported by the European Community.
Role in AMADEOS
The UJF partner will contribute to the project with special interest in the capture and management of SoS dynamicity, through the observation and monitoring of dynamic SoS, the modelling of the dynamic behaviour of these systems, and the online control of SoS. UJF will provide its expertise in terms of autonomic computing, control theory, and cloud computing.
ResilTech was born in September 2007. It is a SME company that integrates the experiences of research and development in resilient computing with specific industrial skills to offers leading-edge expertise, consultancy and technical support in three macro areas: i)Verification and Validation of Critical Systems, ii) Architectures and Methodologies for Resilient and Secure Systems, iii) Dependability and Quality of Service Quantitative Evaluation. Regarding the analysis, design, verification and validation of critical systems, Resiltech expertise covers all the involved aspects: modelling, specification, validation and verification; Hazard Analysis; analysis of Mean Time Between Hazardous Events; Failure Mode and Effect Analysis; SystemFMEA; planning and management of Safety Cases; Verification and Validation activities planning; Software Quality verification. ResilTech has a standing experience in participating in European research projects. It has been a partner in FP7-ICT-CA-216295 AMBER (Assessing, Measuring, and Benchmarking Resilience), and in FP7- SST-234088 ALARP. ResilTech is currently partner of the following running projects: FP7-ICT-CA-318023 SmartC2Net, FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP-324334 CECRIS and the ARTEMIS-295373 NSAFECER project.
Role in AMADEOS
Participation in WP1, focusing on SoS analysis within the Energy grids, Automotive and Railway domain. In WP2, participation in the definition of the SoS conceptual model focusing on the high level monitoring infrastructure. In WP3, contributions to the definition of the interfaces between AMADEOS building blocks, and novel anomaly self-adaptive algorithms for failure/intrusion detection. RES will lead WP4, sharing his knowledge on smart grids for energy distribution in order to provide a solid proof of concept for the AMADEOS topics. Regarding WP5 activities RES expects to exploit project’s results at a significant extent, by enhancing the research, development and implementation capabilities with respect to our competitors.
Thales Nederland B.V. (Thales-NL) is part of the Thales Group, a global information systems company serving Aerospace & Space, Defence and Security markets worldwide. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 76,000 employees, the Thales Group approx. 13 billion Euros in revenues in 2011. In the Netherlands, the business activities are concentrated on the Defence market, the Urban Transport market and the Public Security market. Thales Research and Technology (TRT-NL) is focused on Systems-of-Systems research in the Public Security area with projects in the area of Information Systems for large scale emergency management. Thales Communication systems in Huizen is focused on (military) communication systems and cyber security.
Role in AMADEOS
Participation in WP1, focusing on Crisis Management as a particular area of interest. Crisis management organisations resemble SoSs in many ways. Most importantly, these organisations are open ended, and aimed to exist and evolve over a long period of time, much as the SoSs that are the focus of the AMADEOS project. In WP2, TNL contributes in the areas of Evolution (lead), Governance, System design and tools, and Dependability and Security. TNL is leading WP3, aimed at producing a framework for evolvable SoS architectures. TNL also strongly contributes to WP4, the case study, since actualy applicabilty is important for us as a company.
The mission of ENCS is to improve the resilience of European critical infrastructures. ENCS is a not-for-profit cooperative association of members and partners from government, academia, and industry. ENCS focuses on research & development, testing, monitoring, education & training, and information & knowledge sharing. ENCS is active in the research community, standards organizations, and expert groups. ENCS also organizes the Advanced Cyber Security Course (Red Team/Blue Team Training), online trainings, and customized trainings in cyber security for industrial control systems, the smart grid, and other critical infrastructures.
Role in AMADEOS
ENCS participates in each of the work packages in AMADEOS. The main role of ENCS is to provide expertise in cyber security, particularly for the energy domain. In WP4 ENCS will provide a smart grid test environment for testing the AMADEOS SoS simulation tool and validating project results. ENCS will disseminate AMADEOS results to the cyber security community, energy industry, and multiple European standards organizations.