Projects

SDN-microSENSE

SDN - microgrid reSilient Electrical eNergy SystEm

Abstract: SDN-microSENSE intends to provide a set of secure, privacy-enabled and resilient to cyberattacks tools, thus ensuring the normal operation of EPES as well as the integrity and the confidentiality of communications.The smart energy ecosystem constitutes the next technological leap of the conventional electrical grid, providing multiple benefits such as increased reliability, better service quality and efficient utilization of the existing infrastructures. However, despite the fact that it brings beneficial environmental, economic and social changes, it also generates significant security and privacy challenges, as it includes a combination of heterogeneous, co-existing smart and legacy technologies. Based on this reality, the SDN-microSENSE project intends to provide a set of secure, privacy-enabled and resilient to cyberattacks tools, thus ensuring the normal operation of EPES as well as the integrity and the confidentiality of communications. In particular, adopting an SDN-based technology, SDN-microSENSE will develop a three-layer security architecture, by deploying and implementing risk assessment processes, self-healing capabilities, large-scale distributed detection and prevention mechanisms, as well as an overlay privacy protection framework. Firstly, the risk assessment framework will identify the risk level of each component of EPES, identifying the possible threats and vulnerabilities. Accordingly, in the context of self-healing, islanding schemes and energy management processes will be deployed, isolating the critical parts of the network in the case of emergency. Furthermore, collaborative intrusion detection tools will be capable of detecting and preventing possible threats and anomalies timely. Finally, the overlay privacy protection framework will focus on the privacy issues, including homomorphic encryption and anonymity processes
SDN-microSENSE is a EU H2020 Innovation Action (IA).

ERCIM's role: project partner

Duration: 36 months from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2022

Total budget: € 10 100 963.21
EU funding: € 7 992 462.50

Partners: Ayesa Advanced Technologies SA, University of Western Macedonia, CERTH, Realaiz, ATOS Spain SA, Schneider Electric France SAS, KAEM Public Power Corporation S.A., Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Municipality of Advira, IEIT Innovative Energy And Information Technologies Ltd, Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD, CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD, UBITECH Limited, Cyberlens Ltd, Sidroco Holdings Limited, 0 Infinity Limited, Eight Bells Ltd, Incites Consulting Sarl, Energynautics Gmbh, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU, Siaxampanis E.E., LUH Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Ravna Hydro Ltd, Fundacio Institut De Recerca De L'Energia De Catalunya, Estabanell Y Pahisa Energia SA, Checkwatt AB, Independent Power Transmission Operator SA, SINTEF Energy SA, Dil Diel Goldline, IDENER Optimizacion Orientada A La Sostenibilidad Sl, GEIE ERCIM W3C

Web site: http://www.sdnmicrosense.eu/

Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/222641/factsheet/en

MOSAICrOWN

Multi-Owner data Sharing for Analytics and Integration respecting Confidentiality and OWNer control

Abstract: MOSAICrOWN aims to enable data sharing and collaborative analytics in multi-owner scenarios in a privacy-preserving way, ensuring proper protection of private/sensitive/confidential information. MOSAICrOWN will provide effective and deployable solutions allowing data owners to maintain control on the data sharing process, enabling selective and sanitised disclosure providing for efficient and scalable privacy-aware collaborative computations.

ERCIM's role: project partner

Duration: 36 months from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021

Total budget: € 3 203 750
EU funding: € 3,203,750

Partners: Università degli Studi di Milano (coordinator, IT), EMC Information Systems International (EISI), Mastercard Europe, SAP SE, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, GEIE ERCIM/W3C

Web site: https://mosaicrown.eu

Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/220256/factsheet/en

Easy Reading

A Framework for Personalised Cognitive Accessibility when using Original Digital Content

Abstract:
The “Easy Reading” framework will improve the cognitive accessibility of original digital documents by providing real time personalisation through annotation (using e.g. symbol, pictures, videos), adaptation (using e.g. layout, structure) and translation (using e.g Easy-to-Read, Plain Language, symbol writing systems). The framework provides these (semi-)automated services using HCI techniques (e.g. pop-ups/ Text-To-Speech (TTS)/captions through mouse-over or eye-tracking) allowing the user to remain and work within the original digital document. This fosters independent access and keeps the user in the inclusive discourse about the original content. Services adapt to each user through a personal profile (sensor based tracking and reasoning of e.g. the level of performance, understanding, preferences, mood, attention, context and the individual learning curve).
ERCIM/W3C staff will provide technical guidance and clarification on the W3C standards and resources relevant to the project. This includes accessibility standards, with particular emphasis on current developments of accessibility for people with cognitive accessibility.
Easy Reading is a EU H2020 Research and Innovation Action (RIA).

ERCIM's role: project partner

Duration: 30 months from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2020

Total budget: € 2 237 875
EU funding: € 1 992 063

Partners:
University Linz (AT, coordinator), KOMPETENZNETZWERK INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE ZUR FOERDERUNG DER INTEGRATION VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNGEN (AT), TU Dortmund (DE), IN DER GEMEINDE LEBEN GGMBH (DE), FUNKA NU AB  (SE), TEXTHELP LTD (UK), VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING (SE), ATHENA I.C.T. LTD  (IL), GEIE ERCIM.

Web site: https://www.easyreading.eu

Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213156/factsheet/en

WAI-TOOLS

Advanced Decision Support Tools for Scalable Web Accessibility Assessments

Abstract:
WAI-Tools, Advanced Decision Support Tools for Scalable Web Accessibility Assessments, drives innovation with sustainable impact on the entire field of web accessibility evaluation and repair through:
• Building on the on-going international standardisation efforts on web accessibility conformance testing;
• Ensuring consistent accuracy across automated, semi-automated, and manual web accessibility testing;
• Pursuing leading edge technologies for website testing, including dynamic and mobile web applications;
• Leveraging the existing market of commercial, free, and open source web accessibility evaluation tools;
• Demonstrating large-scale web accessibility monitoring built on open standards and open source tools.

WAI-TOOLS is a EU H2020 Innovation Action (IA).

ERCIM's role: project coordinator

Duration: 36 months from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2020

Total budget: € 2 426 100
EU funding: € 1 999 812

Partners: ERCIM/W3C (coordinator, FR), SITEIMPROVE AS (DK), STICHTING ACCESSIBILITY (NL), DIREKTORATET FOR FORVALTNING OG IKT (NO), FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA (PT), FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS (PT), DEQUE RESEARCH BV (NL)

Web site: https://www.w3.org/WAI/about/projects/wai-tools/

Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213106/factsheet/en

BOOST 4.0

Big Data Value Spaces for COmpetitiveness of European COnnected Smart FacTories 4.0

Abstract:
BOOST 4.0 “Big Data Value Spaces for Competitiveness of European Connected Smart Factories 4.0” will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way an open, certifiable and highly standardised and transformative shared data-driven Factory 4.0 model through 10 lighthouse factories. BOOST 4.0 will also demonstrate how European industry can build unique strategies and competitive advantages(significantly increase operational efficiency, E2E manufacturing planning and deliver improved smart product customer experience, and foster new digital business models; e.g. outcome-based and product servitisation) through big data across all phases of product and process life cycle (engineering, planning, operation, production and after-market services)building uponthe BOOST 4.0 connected smart Factory 4.0 model to meet the Industry 4.0 challenges (lot size one distributed manufacturing, operation of zero defect processes & products, zero break down sustainable operations, agile customer-driven manufacturing value network management and human centred manufacturing).
ERCIM/W3 leads the open standards and software connector certification activities.Moreover, ERCIM/W3C also take care of legal & regulatory data aspects.
BOOST 4.0 is a EU H2020 Innovation Action (IA)

ERCIM's role: project partner

Duration: 36 months from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

Total budget: € 18 843 440
EU funding: € 14 983 516

Partners:
ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS TECNOLOGICAS INNOVALIA (ES, coordinator) and 49 partners from industry and academia.  

Web site: https://boost40.eu/

Fact sheet (Cordis): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213926/factsheet/en