Technikon (TEC) is a private, independent, Austrian SME with a highly specialized multinational team of 20+ engineers and scientists. It is dedicated towards engineering services as well as the planning, assessment and coordination of large industry driven international research projects. TEC as a main coordinator of the CONNECT project will contribute the operational landscape, requirements and reference architecture, and focus on the data management and risk assessment. With extensive and long-lasting expertise in project management, TEC will ensure achieving ambitious goals, monitor risk and ensuring that appropriate risk mitigation measures are applied to reach the project objectives. In addition, TEC’s innovative media team will make sure to properly communicate and disseminate the project progress and its results in diversified ways.
UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider, established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations and government in order to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere. UBITECH has been established in Athens, Greece back in 2005, concentrated in the European market and acquiring several EC and national grants for novel R&D initiatives. UBITECH has extended its operations with targeted international activities through its affiliated companies, subsidiaries and offices in Limassol (Cyprus) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Huawei’s Research Centre in Munich, which belongs to the Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH (HWDU) legal entity, streamlines and manages Huawei’s 5G, AI and Automotive engineering, efforts at the European level. The Munich Research Centre (MRC), strong of its 500+ work force, conducts research for telecommunication systems, IT and enabling technologies, in particular leading the company’s research efforts on converged CT and IT infrastructures. All in all, the MRC has participated over the years in more than 35 EU framework programme funded projects as a beneficiary, spanning from FP7 to Horizon Europe. Within CONNECT it focuses on research, development and standardisation in the areas of trust modelling as well as identity management.
ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 to carry-out applied research in telecommunications and computer systems. ICCS is the research arm of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), consisting of 50 research labs. In CONNECT, ICCS is represented by the I-SENSE Group, established in 2002. It has long and active presence (more than 100 projects) in the research areas of intelligent transportation systems, networking and communication technologies. I-SENSE leads (WP5) the design of the offloading decision-making policies as well as the implementation of relevant mechanisms to shift (i.e., orchestrate and offload) demanding security functions towards the infrastructure. It also participates in the requirements definition (WP2), the demonstration (WP6) and dissemination (WP7) of the CONNECT results.
Ulm University is a young research university in southern Germany which conducts research and educates over 10.000 students in its medical, science, and engineering faculties. Being only a little over 50 years old, it still hosts many top research groups and research clusters. The Institute of Distributed Systems has track record of over 15 years in researching challenges in automotive security and privacy. In CONNECT we contribute this expertise to investigate novel forms of trust modeling and how they can be used in CCAM systems. We also lead the respective activities in WP3. Beyond that, Prof. Frank Kargl also acts as scientific project lead which overseas overall scientific quality and supports scientific cooperation inside the project.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing [Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes] technologies. With Red Hat enterprise solutions hardware and software vendors have a standard platform on which to certify their technology. Red Hat offers a wide range of consulting and engineering services to make enterprise open source deployments successful from complete Linux migration to client-directed engineering to custom software development and has broad expertise in open source technology. Red Hat is a significant contributor and maintainer of major open-source software including Linux, GNU, and Apache Web server. In the context of CONNECT Red Hat's role is to make sure the project follows the open-source principles we advocate, provide an integration layer of technologies to make sure the different functional components of CONNECT can be seamlessly integrated, and provide a trusted execution environment virtualization architecture for the secure configuration, deployment, operation and verifiable computing of the nodes part of the platform.
Trialog is an independent company founded in 1987 and historically based in Paris, France. Its clients are large Industrial European companies. The main areas of Trialog are related to Smart Cities. The strategy of the Trialog company is to offer technological innovations to its customers. This offer is based on the integration of innovative technologies in industrial information systems, their validation, their interoperability, the platform of the Internet of Things and the key transversal technologies for the cyber security and privacy.
DENSO is a leading automotive Tier 1 supplier. In CONNECT, DENSO is interested in security for in-vehicle components (ECUs) and responsible for the in-vehicle use case. In this use case, we develop security techniques for immediate response strategies for ongoing cyber-attacks. These techniques will be triggered by anomalies detected by an in-vehicle intrusion detection system and result in dynamically reevaluating and verifying components’ trustworthiness. If deemed necessary by the shift in trustworthiness, vehicular functions will be migrated to compensate and reestablish the overall vehicle’s trustworthiness. With these techniques, DENSO aims at closing the gap between helping actual vehicles currently under attack and time-consuming development and deployment of security updates.
Intel is the world largest semiconductor chip maker, producing solutions that have users’ needs at the center and designed to work seamlessly. Hardware and software products by Intel power most of the world’s data centers and help secure and protect computers, mobile devices, and corporate and government IT systems. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) is a central division within Intel that deals with research-oriented topics, which are supposed to be brought into future Intel products in a three to ten years timeframe. Within CONNECT, Intel will pursue research on hardware-supported Trusted Execution Environments (TEE). One specific goal is to simplify secure execution of existing Linux applications by extending the Open Source run-time environment gramine (https://gramineproject.io/) to support key usecases of CONNECT.
Suite5 is an Information Technology Solutions and Services SME with the mission to deliver innovative data-driven intelligence solutions through state-of-the art technologies. Combining strong technology know-how and hands-on approach in managing and implementing projects, Suite5 provides modern solutions in the areas of AI, Data Analytics and relevant technologies. Suite5 will work in CONNECT as a technology partner contributing to the activities that deal with data intelligence and intelligence sharing, actively working in the design and development of the CONNECT data intelligence layer and on the sharing mechanisms delivered through the project’s distributed ledger infrastructure.
Uni Systems, a long-standing strategic ICT partner to financial institutions, public organizations, telecom operators, enterprises and institutions in the European region has been providing integrated solutions and value added services since 1964. Motivated by the transforming power of Information Technologies, we take advantage of agile business models, our in-depth business and technological know-how and highly skilled and experienced unique people, to provide clever integrated solutions that assist our clients transform their business and remain competitive in very challenging times. Today, we invest substantially in our European perspective and demonstrate a proven track record of accomplishments in complex and mission critical IT projects in more than 25 countries through our subsidiaries in Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Italy, and Spain.
Research and education of the department focus on the philosophy and ethics of technology and engineering science. The department is strongly committed to interdisciplinary work and has close ties to many other University of Twente programmes and research fields, both in social science and engineering. Three research strands in Philosophy are covered by the department: ethics of technology (chair: prof. dr. Philip Brey), philosophy of human-technology relations (chair: prof. dr. Ciano Aydin) and philosophy of science in practice (chair: prof. dr. Mieke Boon). The philosophy department houses a master programme Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Society (PSTS) and offers a wide range of bachelor and master courses in other University of Twente programmes. The department participates in the ESDiT Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies Gravitation Program, the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Netherlands Graduate School for Science, Technology and Modern Culture, and the Dutch Research School for Philosophy.
FSCOM is an engineering, testing, and standardization company located in Antibes, France. FSCOM is member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) since 1995 where employees of FSCOM provide expertise in ETSI’s Specialized/Testing Task Forces (STF/TTF) for the development of technical specifications and are active in technical committees e.g., ISG MEC, TC ITS, TC INT. Further standardization activities are pursued in ISO TC204 (ITS) and through participation in 5G-PPP working groups. For its industry clients FSCOM develops, implements, and validates test architectures, methodologies and solutions. Within CONNECT, FSCOM is leading tasks T7.2 'Contributions to Clusters, 5GAA Interaction and Marketplaces' and T7.3 'Standardization & Regulation Activities' with the objectives to disseminate the results of the project to relevant stakeholders and to the standardization community.
Stellantis focus is on new vehicle connected services for vehicle automation. Today “Big Data” on traffic dynamics are provided by different sources (vehicles, road infrastructure sensors, traffic managers, map providers, etc.), partly available (limited “Volume”), partly interconnected or shared (limited “Value” and “Variety”), “Veracity” mechanisms are not yet implemented, while “Velocity” is being granted by 5G based solutions. Stellantis goal is to extend vehicles’ awareness of traffic dynamic conditions with connected services granted by “data veracity“ to reliably anticipate traffic dynamics.”
The activity by POLITO within CONNECT will be led by the Department of CONTROL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (DAUIN). DAUIN is the point of reference in Politecnico di Torino for the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which studies the methodologies and technologies used for the management, processing and transmission of information. DAUIN promotes, coordinates and manages basic and applied research, training, technology transfer and services to the local community in the areas of systems and control engineering, computer science and computer engineering and operations research. POLITO will participate in the use case on Vehicles’ Cooperative Situation Awareness Data Veracity and will develop algorithms for the aggregation and dissemination of real-time notifications through a multi- MEC infrastructure
Created in 2012 under the French “Investing for the Future” (PIA) program, now integrated into France 2030,SystemX is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO – Institut de Recherche Technologique – IRT), dedicated to the digital engineering of systems. The institute is an expert in the analysis, modelling, simulation and decision support for complex systems. SystemX coordinates partnership-based research projects, bringing together academics and industrials in a multidisciplinary and cross-cutting perspective. SystemX brings to CONNECT its expertise in the cybersecurity of vehicular communications. Within the project it pilots the use case of the misbehaviour detection for the collective perception service and it will contribute in particular to the topic data trustworthiness.
The University of Surrey has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive teaching and research environment. The Department of Computer Science is home of three research groups: Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), Distributed and Networked Systems (DANS), and Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE). SCCS has world-leading research expertise in applied cryptography, trusted computing, secure systems, privacy and authentication, secure communications, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and security verification. Surrey’s responsibility in CONNECT will be designing and implement remote, runtime behaviour attestation services covering all phases of system’s execution (Task 4.3), developing a secure and efficient communication between CCAM actors using Verifiable Credentials (Task 5.4), and developing a certifiable way of monitoring trustworthiness state of all CCAM nodes as well as performing any required updates to the software configuration of deployed NFVs in a secure and authentic way (Task 5.5).