Roadmap for European Research
on Smartcard Technologies
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In the security field, seven Roadmap financed by the European Commission addresses issues around securing infrastructures, securing mobile services, dependability, personal trusted devices, privacy and basic security technologies.
More information is available at

Some RESET members participated to the networking session organised for these roadmaps on November 5th in Copenhagen during the IST 2002 event. The session aimed at providing a first broad forum for roadmap projects or similar activities to get feedback from their stakeholders, from other roadmapping projects, and from a broader audience. This session was focused on dependability, interdependencies, mobility, and privacy.

A workshop entitled "Trust and Security in e-Business Processes" was held in Brussels on 7-8 November 2002. The workshop was jointly organised by the IST-funded roadmap projects AMSD (Accompanying Measure for System Dependability), PAMPAS (Pioneering Advanced Mobile Privacy and Security) and RAPID (Roadmap for Advanced research in Privacy and Identity Management). The aim was to bring these three constituencies and other related topic agendas together such as STORK (Cryptology) and RESET (Smartcard technologies).

In December 2002 and January 2003, RESET was invited to participate to the PAMPAS workshop and to comment the first version of the AMSD roadmap. The first draft of RESET roadmap will soon be available for comment and will be presented to our various contacts. Representatives from the seven other roadmaps will be invited to the RESET seminar.

Short presentations of the other roadmaps:

AMSD - Accompanying Measure System Dependability
The aim was to organise several workshops involving representatives from the research communities working on:
(i) Information Infrastructure Interdependencies and Vulnerabilities,
(ii) Privacy and Identity Management,
(iii) Trust and security in e-business processes, and
(iv) Dependable embedded systems.
Material from all the more-focussed road-maps will be consolidated into one document, so as to identify commonalties, tensions, and contradictions across the different domains (as well as opportunities for synergy), using the taxonomies and classifications of dependability that have been developed by the IFIP W G on Dependability and Fault Tolerance.
AMSD has already analysed 19 Roadmap documents from 9 other roadmap projects and have produced a draft available on their web site since 20 January.

RAPID - Roadmap for Advanced Research in Privacy and Identity Management
The RAPID project will develop a strategic roadmap for applied research in the area of privacy and identity management (PIM) . RAPID will build a robust forum of leading experts and stakeholders and provide a platform in which these stakeholders can develop a detailed technology roadmap for R&D activities in FP6.

BIOVISION - Roadmap to successful deployments of Biometrics from the user and system integrator perspective
The Roadmap will pinpoint the gaps in current research and development (including those related to users’ fears and concerns) and explore the opportunities for large-scale demonstration of applications under the forthcoming Sixth Framework R&D programme.
By involving many other organisations in the process of developing a vision of the future of this key industry, the consortium will initiate a unique European forum that addresses their needs and aspirations. We will draw together biometric device suppliers, middleware developers, system integrators, academia, end user organisations, government departments, data protection commissioners and privacy and consumer organisations.
A first draft of the roadmap is available for comments at
Future drafts will follow the timetable: draft 2 - 31 March 2003 and final version - 30 May 2003

PAMPAS - Pioneering Advanced Mobile Privacy and security
PAMPAS is focusing on the area of privacy and security for beyond-3G mobile systems and applications. PAMPAS will :
- identify the research challenges in the area of mobile privacy and security, and derive a coherent roadmap for applied research within FP6,
- establish and maintain a constituency of relevant interests and stakeholders in the area of mobile privacy and security beyond the PAMPAS project consortium.
PAMPAS is organizing a 2nd workshop in Leuven, Belgium, on Wednesday March 5.
The goal of this workshop is to present the draft roadmap and to create some discussion on the research issues and goals.

STORK - Strategic Roadmap for cryptology
The STORK project intends to establish the framework for a European Network of Excellence in Cryptology, that will be the core of European research in the domain. Cryptology is the study of mathematical techniques in order to provide secrecy, authenticity and related properties for digital information. Therefore it is a fundamental enabler for security in the Information Society. Cryptology is at the core of computer security, of secure data transmission over shared networks, of digital identification and digital signatures, etc. Its applications vary from e-commerce and on-line payment systems to mobile phone protocols. Cryptology also provides us with basic building blocks for privacy enhancing techniques, guarding the legitimate rights of individuals to privacy.
Public documents are available and can be commented on the Stork forum
- Position papers and slides of the first STORK workshop, Bruges (Belgium), 26-27 November 2002.
- D2 Crypto research teams in Europe and associated countries, version 1.07, 31 January 2003
- D4 New Trends in Cryptology, version 0.3, 21 November 2002
- D5 Research agenda for the Future of Cryptology, version 0.4, 24 November 2002 .

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