The members of the SysSec consortium
The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) is the largest Greek State Research and Development Center. It consists of six Institutes; the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) is one of them. In its thirty-year history, FORTH-ICS has established itself as an internationally known and highly competitive research institute, with modern infrastructure and a broad range of research, development, and educational activities in computer science, computer engineering and in communications. FORTH-ICS is staffed by high quality personnel (Ph.D's, engineers, graduate student research assistants and undergraduate student trainees).
Politecnico di Milano is the largest Italian Technical University, with over 38.000 students in all areas of engineering, and over 1500 faculty members. It has a long tradition of research and teaching in all the domains of technology. The Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI) is the largest department of the university, providing research and education at all levels in the whole IT area. DEI has 180 faculty members and slightly short of 200 PhD students and postdoc researchers. DEI has been (and is) actively involved in a large number of European projects. The Performance Evaluation Laboratory (VPLab) leads the research in the dependability, security and performance areas. VPLab has been involved in several industrial, national and European research projects. In recent years, much of the research of VPLab has focused on intrusion detection, in particular anomaly detection, at both the host and the network level. The current research activities in the area of information security are focused on computer virology and automated forensic analysis.
The Vrije Universiteit (established 1880) is a private University located in the southern part of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It has over 15,000 students studying in 12 faculties. The Computer Science Department is in the Faculty of Sciences and its staff consists of about 50 faculty members, several dozen postdocs and visiting researchers along with more than 40 Ph.D. students. The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is one of the leading European research centres in security, known for its work on intrusion detection and signature generation for polymorphic, zero-day attacks.
Institut Eurecom is a non-profit research and teaching institute. It was founded in 1992 by EPFL and Telecom Paris. It specializes in communications and network engineering. Eurecom's academic and research activities are organized in three departments: Mobile Communications, Multimedia Communications and Corporate Communications. The Corporate Communications department consists of six professors and assistant professors, two research engineers, a dozen junior researchers and a number of master students. The security of mobile devices as well as the monitoring and modeling of Internet threats are among its main areas of research. The group has established an international reputation and its members are well involved in their respective scientific communities.
The Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS) is the leading Bulgarian state research body in the field of Computer Science, Scientific Computations, Supercomputing, Natural Language Processing, IT Developments for Emerging Security Challenges. The staff of IICT-BAS consists of 265 people and the research staff includes 148 people and 40 PhD students working in 15 departments. The activities of IICT-BAS are oriented mainly towards the creation and usage of advanced mathematical and information technologies, analysis and development of ICT tools and solutions, scientific infrastructure development and maintenance, multi-aspect cyber security with various Quality of Service implementations.
The Technical University Vienna is the largest technical university in Austria and among the leading technical institutes in Europe. The university has more than 2,500 employees and is divided into eight faculties with more than 60 institutes. The Secure Systems Lab, which will be the direct partner for this project, is a joint research lab between the Institute of Information Systems and the Institute of Computer Aided Automation. Currently, the lab is composed of two faculty members, five PhD students, and nine Master's students. The research focus is on applied computer security, with a recent emphasis on web security, malware analysis, intrusion detection, and vulnerability analysis.
Chalmers University of Technology was founded in 1829. More than 10,000 people, including over 8,000 undergraduates, work and study in some of Chalmers' 16 departments. The expertise of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) ranges from mathematical logic to applied industrial work with Intel. It combines scientific and engineering approaches aiming at developing dependable and secure ICT systems. The Security group has developed the link between two areas of computer science: programming languages and computer security.
The Informatics and Information Security Research Center (BILGEM), an affiliate of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, produces and applies scientific and technological solutions with its qualified human resources and internationally accepted infrastructure in the areas of information security, communications and advanced electronics. Consisting of more than 1600 staff, more than 80% of whom are researchers, BILGEM contributes to universal science by incorporating universities into its ongoing projects and by encouraging its researchers for academic career development. Based upon its experience exceeding 40 years, the center is now one of the most competent R&D centers of Turkey. The institutes within BILGEM are namely the National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE), the Information Technologies Institute (BTE), The Advanced Technologies Research Institute (ILTAREN), The Cyber Security Institute (SGE) and The Software Technologies Research Institute (YTE).