European Research Projects

  • 5G-CAGE - 5G-enabled Context and situational Awareness detection with machine learninG techniques of city objects in Experimental vertical instances

    European Commission, H2020-5GINFIRE-OC2 Call, 75.000€, 01/12/2018 - 31/05/2019

    Objective

    5G-CAGE builds on monitoring and analysis of video streams collected from heterogeneous and distributed sources in Smart City deployments with the aim of providing advanced features for early detection of specific city safety elements not currently supported by the 5GINFIRE platform and capabilities. To this end, 5G-CAGE plans to provide to 5GINFIRE a new VxF, called City Object Detection (CODet)

    Coordinator

    • Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
  • BotsOnFIRE - Mitigation of Botnets in Federated SDN/NFV Infrastructures for 5G

    European Commission, H2020-SOFTFIRE-OC3 Call, 50.000€, 17/11/2017 - 16/02/2018

    Objective

    BotsOnFIRE is intended to demonstrate how an autonomic solution based on a combination of NFV orchestration and SDN applications can be dynamically and automatically adapted in case of cybersecurity threats (e.g. bot agents from a botnet) affecting devices which can move across different domains.

    Coordinator

    • Universidad de Murcia (Spain)

    Partners

    • Nextworks (Italy)

  • SELFNET – Framework for Self-Organized Network Management in Virtualized and Software Defined Networks

    European Commission, H2020-ICT, 671672, 6.866.496€, 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2018

    Objective

    The SELFNET project designs and implements an autonomic network management framework to achieve self-organizing capabilities in managing network infrastructures by automatically detecting and mitigating a range of common network problems that are currently still being manually addressed by network operators, thereby significantly reducing operational costs and improving user experience.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/197349_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Eurescom Gmbh (Germany)

    Partners

    • Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
    • PT Inovaçao e Sistemas SA (Portugal)
    • Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (Germany)
    • University of West of Scotland (United Kingdom)
    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
    • Nextworks (Italy)
    • Innoroute Gmbh (Germany)
    • Alvarion Technologies Ltd (Israel)
    • Ubiwhere LDA (Portugal)
    • PROEF, SGPS SA (Portugal)
    • Creative Systems Engineering (Greece)

  • SMARTIE: Secure and sMArter ciTIes data management

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 609062, 3.286.000€, 01/09/2013 - 31/12/2016

    Objective

    The SMARTIE project works on security, privacy and trust for data exchange between IoT devices and consumers of their information. Results are demonstrated in smart cities in Germany, Serbia and Spain. Further partners are from Portugal and the UK.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/109944_en.html

    Coordinator

    • IHP Gmbh (Germany)

    Partners

    • Green Way Systems Gmbh (Germany)
    • Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia (Spain)
    • Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
    • PT Inovaçao e Sistemas SA (Portugal)
    • DunavNet (Serbia)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)

    Remarks

    • WP7 Leader: Exploitation, dissemination, standardisation

  • AU2EU: Authentication and Authorisation for Entrusted Unions

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 611659, 2.950.000€, 01/12/2013 - 30/11/2015

    Objective

    The aim of the AU2EU project is to implement and demonstrate in a real-life environment an integrated eAuthentication and eAuthorisation framework to enable trusted collaborations and delivery of services across different organisational/governmental jurisdictions.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/111357_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    Partners

    • Edith Cowan University (Australia)
    • CSIRO (Australia)
    • Macquarie University (Australia)
    • University of New South Wales (Australia)
    • RMIT University (Australia)
    • IBM Research Gmbh (Switzerland)
    • Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Heidelberg (Germany)
    • Thales Communications & Security SAS (France)
    • Bicore (Netherlands)
    • Philips Electronics (Netherlands)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
    • Thales Services SAS (France)
  • ATTPS: Achieving The Trust Paradigm Shift

    European Commission, Coordination and Support Actions, 317665, 1.950.000€, 01/07/2012 - 30/11/2015

    Objective

    ATTPS supports TDL (www.trustindigitallife.eu) in addressing the relationship and balance between the business, legal, social and technical aspects of a public trust platform as well as pragmatic actions such as developing and the testing of generic trust architectures and integration pilots. ATTPS strengthens TDL’s road-mapping by implementing and supporting the SRA and actively contributes to the awareness raising for trustworthy ICT solutions.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/105734_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Bicore (Netherlands)

    Partners

    • Cryptas IT-Security Gmbh (Austria)
    • EIT ICT Labs (Belgium)
    • Technische Universitaet Berlin (Germany)
    • Nokia OYJ (Finland)
    • Thales Services SAS (France)
    • Thales Communications & Security SAS (France)
    • Gemalto SA (France)
    • Philips Electronics (Netherlands)
    • KTH (Sweden)
    • Verizon European Holdings (United Kingdom)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)

    Remarks

    • WP3 Leader: Interoperability, Architecture and Test bed
  • HBB-Next: Next-Generation Hybrid Broadcast Broadband

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 287848, 2.975.979€, 01/10/2011 - 31/03/2014

    Objective

    HBB-NEXT will lay the foundations for advanced hybrid multi-user services by building upon existing standards and by enhancing them.The project seeks to facilitate the convergence of the broadcast and Internet world by researching user- centric technologies for enriching the TV-viewing experience with social networking, multiple device access, group-tailored content recommendations, as well as the seamless mixing of broadcast content, of complementary Internet content and of user-generated content.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/100252_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany)

    Partners

    • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
    • Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)
    • Tara Systems Gmbh (Germany)
    • Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (Germany)
    • TNO (Netherlands)
    • Slovak Telekom AS (Slovakia)
    • STUBA (Slovakia)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)

    Remarks

  • IoT-A: Internet of Things Architecture

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 257521, 11.956.284€, 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2013

    Objective

    IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A will combine top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/95713_en.html

    Coordinator

    • VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik Gmbh (Germany)

    Partners

    • Alcatel-Lucent Bell NV (Belgium)
    • NXP Semiconductors Belgium NV (Belgium)
    • Universitaet St Gallen (Switzerland)
    • IBM Research Gmbh (Switzerland)
    • Julius-Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)
    • SAP AG (Germany)
    • NXP Semiconductors Germany Gmbh (Germany)
    • Fraunhofer (Germany)
    • Siemens (Germany)
    • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT (Finland)
    • Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (France)
    • Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France (France)
    • Creative Systems Engineering (Greece)
    • Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
    • Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche (Italy)
    • Hitachi Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
    • University of Surrey (United Kingdom)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
    • Universita degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
  • Florence: Multi Purpose Mobile Robot for Ambient Assisted Living

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 248730, 3.550.000€, 01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013

    Objective

    The Florence* (Multi Purpose Mobile Robot for Ambient Assisted Living) project aims to improve the well-being of elderly (and that of his beloved ones) as well as improve efficiency in care through AAL services supported by a general-purpose robot platform. The Florence system with its multipurpose mobile robot platform will pioneer the use of such robots in delivering new kinds of AAL services to elderly persons and their caretakers. The main objective is to make this concept acceptable for the users and cost effective for the society and care givers.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/93917_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Philips Electronics (Netherlands)

    Partners

    • Offis EV (Germany)
    • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
    • Agencia de Servicios Sociales y Dependencia de Andalucía (Spain)
    • Stichting Novay (Netherlands)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • SEMIRAMIS: Secure Management of Information across multiple Stakeholders

    European Commission, ICT PSP, 250453, 2.020.000€, 01/03/2010 - 31/08/2012

    Objective

    The main goal of SEMIRAMIS is to pilot, in different scenarios, the infrastructure whose major function is to enable the safe, secure and seamless transfer of rel­evant data to clearly identified users. This will occur in full adaptation and within the limits of the context in which this data is needed for the provision of request­ed e-services. It will provide an easy-to-implement and easy-to-use solution for single sign-on and secure access to services on which novel offerings can be eas­ily deployed.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/191850_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Atos Spain SA (Spain)

    Partners

    • European Organisation for Security (Belgium)
    • Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany)
    • Ayuntamiento de Ceutí (Spain)
    • Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
    • Citta di Lecce * Comune di Lecce (Italy)
    • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica (Italy)
    • Polska Telefonia (Poland)
    • Portugal Telecom Inovaçao SA (Portugal)
  • SENSEI: Integrating the Physical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 215923, 14.977.717€, 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2010

    Objective

    SENSEI creates an open, business driven architecture that fundamentally addresses the scalability problems for a large number of globally distributed WS&A (wireless sensor and actuator) devices. It provides necessary network and information management services to enable reliable and accurate context information retrieval and interaction with the physical environment. By adding mechanisms for accounting, security, privacy and trust it enables an open and secure market space for context-awareness and real world interaction.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/85429_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (France)

    Partners

    • ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
    • SAP AG (Germany)
    • Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA (Spain)
    • Oulun Yliopisto (Finland)
    • Sensinode OY (Finland)
    • Universite Pierre Mendes France (France)
    • Alma Consulting Group SAS (France)
    • Consorzio Ferrara Ricerche (Italy)
    • Uniersiteit Twente (Netherlands)
    • Ambient Systems NV (Netherlands)
    • Telenor ASA (Norway)
    • Universitatea Politehnica din Bucaresti (Romania)
    • Ericsson DOO for Telecommunications (Serbia)
    • Ericsson AB (Sweden)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
    • Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd (United Kingdom)
    • University of Surrey (United Kingdom)
    • Thales Research & Technology (United Kingdom)
    • Telenor Objects AS (Norway)
  • SWIFT: Secure Widespread Identities for Federated Telecommunications

    European Commission, FP7-ICT, 215832, 3.480.000€, 01/01/2008 - 30/06/2010

    Objective

    SWIFT aims to leverage identity technology as a key to integrate service and transport infrastructures for the benefit of users and providers. It focuses on extending identity functions and federation to the network while addressing usability and privacy concerns. SWIFT aims to build on considerable identity management work that has already been done in standards and in multiple R&D projects.

    http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/85308_en.html

    Coordinator

    • Fraunhofer (Germany)

    Partners

    • Alcatel-Lucent Bell NV (Belgium)
    • Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany)
    • Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
    • Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
    • Desarrollo de Aplicaciones para las Comunicaciones, Control y Tecnologías de la Información (Spain)
    • Portugal Telecom Inovaçao SA (Portugal)
    • Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes (Portugal)
    • NEC Europe Ltd (United Kingdom)
    • T-Systems International Gmbh (Germany)

International Research Projects



  • Cyber security architecture for incident management

    Escuela de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Colombia, 13.918€, 10/01/2018 - 01/02/2019

    Current interconnection of «things» to the Internet (IoT) has grown significantly in the last years, foreseeing 20 billion of these things by 2020. Internet security constitutes an strategic action for organizations, governments and even individuals, so the security of interconnected «things» requires our attention too. Thus, in this project we will revise the security conditions of such «things» in order to propose a cyber security architecture for IoT systems entailing a holistic security paradigm for the protection of information assets. Such solution should be easy to follow by technology developers, IT areas and users, strengthening this way the technological environments of organizations, as well as the individuals using them. Additionally, we will document such know-how so that we can disseminate the acquired knowledge and describe a potential application of the outcomes over an e-Health scenario.

  • A SIEM solution deployment for the protection of information assets

    Escuela de Ingeniería Julio Garavito, Colombia, 10.209€, 09/01/2017 - 15/01/2018

    The management of information security and the protection of information assets deserve a constant attention by those organizations handling highly critical information. SIEM solutions provide a way to tackle this issue by means of security event management functionalities allowing the detection of security incidents that occurred in the past or happening right now and making the organizations able to generate countermeasures to diminish the impact of an incident. Besides the utility of these solutions, its application to SMEs and in public sector entities has not succeeded yet mainly due to the high cost of a SIEM solution and the lack of technical skills required for its deployment, configuration and roll-out. This project intends to generate a SIEM solution prototype that can be used in real scenarios to protect critical information assets exposed to common security threats, without a high economic investment from the organizations benefiting from it. Additionally, all the generated know-how will be documented aiming at disseminating all the lessons learnt and to describe a potential application scenario in the context of e-Health.



National Research Projects



  • COSMOS: Collaborative, Seamless and Adaptive Sentinels for the Internet of Things

    Fundación BBVA, Beca Leonardo, 35.000€, 15/09/2017 - 14/03/2019

    The COSMOS project, funded by a Leonardo Grant awarded by the BBVA Foundation, intends to develop novel and innovative solutions aimed at providing sophisticated protection mechanisms within the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this regard, its overall and main goal lies in the development of the so-called collaborative, seamless and adaptive sentinels. Such sentinels would seamlessly sense their environment, automatically identifying all those devices in the nearby to be potentially protected. Once the appropriate devices have been selected, the sentinels would adapt themselves in order to become experts in the protection of such specific devices against cyber-attacks. Last but not least, in case a new device to be protected comes into play and the assigned sentinel does not know how to protect it, the sentinel would ask for such protection knowledge to other collaborative sentinels in the community.

    Furthermore, the IoT sentinels would not only focus on detecting intrusions, but rather cover the four phases of the cyberdefense, namley: prevention, detection, reaction and forensics.

    Materialized in two different forms (dedicated and virtual), the sentinels in the context of COSMOS would operate in a Smart Home scenario, where a number of heterogeneous devices can be found (PCs, laptops, smartphones, electrical appliances, wearables, etc.).

    http://webs.um.es/felixgm/projects/cosmos

  • DHARMA: Dynamic Heterogeneous threAts Risk Management and Assessment

    Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, España, TIN2014-59023-C2-1-R, 164.439€, 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017

    The DHARMA (Dynamic Heterogeneous threAts Risk Management and Assessment) project aims to provide a framework for the achievement of an efficient Dynamic Risk Management and Assurance in ICT environments taking into account new types of threats known as APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats). These threats are characterised for not using just the classical means of penetration based on software vulnerabilities, but a combination of heterogeneous attack vectors customized for the organization and its employees, including the use of physical intrusions, employees deception, sensitive information abuse, side channels, etc. Thus, the current methodologies cannot manage adequately this dynamicity, with changes in context being a possible symptom of a new vulnerability and implying a potential modification in the list of risks identified for the organization.

    The DHARMA project is devoted to provide an answer to this shortcoming, proposing a multilevel architecture where a remarkable number of heterogeneous sensors will capture any change in the organization context (not just traditional network attacks, but any type of context change), namely: variations in the normal usage of systems and networks, electric consumption deviations, physical security incidents with presence detectors and video surveillance, ambient sensors, social networks activity sensors, and even the characterization of labour unrest in the organization in order to anticipate possible insider attacks by malicious employees.

    http://dharma.inf.um.es

  • RECLAMO: Virtual and Collaborative Honeynets based on Trust Management and Autonomous Systems applied to Intrusion Management

    Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, España, TIN2011-28287-C02-02, 321.739€, 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014

    The main objective of the RECLAMO project is the research on novel approaches for reacting to network attacks. So, the project will try to go beyond the classic Intrusion Detection Systems approach, based on intrusion detection and basic reactions, and will define, develop and validate an intelligent Automatic Intrusion Response System able to generate new and advanced reactions, with a special focus on the so-called «deception-based» responses: the diversion of the attack to a dynamically ad-hoc generated honeynet for the attack to be adequately confined in order to mitigate it and learn from it. In this approach, a detected intrusion will be analysed in real time using a model of intrusions, responses and security metrics formally defined with formal knowledge and behaviour definition languages, which allow triggering an inference process from the detected intrusion.

    http://reclamo.inf.um.es

  • SEISCIENTOS: Providing adaptive ubiquitous services in vehicular contexts

    Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, España, TIN2008-06441-C02-02, 256.520€, 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011

    The work proposed in this project is aimed at creating a framework that meets the needs for communication and for the infrastructure to provide dedicated services to end-user in ubiquitous vehicular environments. The vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communications will have a special relevance in this project. Various communication technologies will be exploited, mainly vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) and networks with infrastructure, whose main representative are 3G cellular networks. We will study the feasibility of such technologies in the area of vehicles; explore new strategies for modeling networks in VANETs, and directing all development towards an integrated environment for a communicating vehicle. In this regard, special attention will be given to provide a common communication interface, isolating the user from handoffs or changes that may occur between different network technologies.

    http://www.grc.upv.es/600



Regional Research Projects


  • AUTHCODE: AUTHentication for Continuous access On DEvices

    Fundación Séneca, Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, España, 20549/PDC/18, 28.000€, 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2019

    La autenticación continua en dispositivos móviles, como su nombre indica, pretende identificar al propietario (o propietarios) de un determinado dispositivo en todo momento y no de forma puntual, como lo hacen los sistemas tradicionales. El beneficio principal de la autenticación continua es la mejora de la experiencia de los usuarios cuando hacen uso de los servicios o aplicaciones en sus dispositivos móviles. Concretamente, este tipo de autenticación evita el tener que recordar o “poseer” algo cuando se quiere acceder a una aplicación o servicio que requiere autenticación. En este sentido, tener autenticado al usuario de forma permanente aumenta la seguridad del dispositivo, además de permitir que la interacción del usuario con aplicaciones sea mucho más fluida, sencilla y satisfactoria. Así, la prueba de concepto (PdC) que se propone en este proyecto está orientada a la implementación y validación de una aplicación para dispositivos móviles que permitirá la autenticación continua del propietario (o propietarios) en base a su comportamiento con el dispositivo.

  • Análisis, estudio y desarrollo de sistemas inteligentes y servicios telemáticos

    Fundación Séneca, Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, España, 04552/GERM/06, 312.000€, 01/01/2008 - 31/07/2014

    Partiendo de las líneas sistemas de Aprendizaje (con y sin incertidumbre) y de Optimización junto con el análisis relacionadas con diversos aspectos de loss de decisiones y sistemas cooperativos inteligentes, que se fijan en la descripción del grupo, se han creado nuevas áreas de trabajo como los sistemas de DataMining, el modelado difuso, los sistemas de manejo de la imperfección, DataMining aplicada a Meta-heurísticas Cooperativas y los sistemas de Optimización aplicados a Inteligencia Ambiental. Por otra lado, partiendo de las líneas de investigación relacionadas con diversos aspectos de las redes, servicios distribuidos y los servicios telemáticos, que se fijan en la descripción del grupo se han creado nuevas áreas de trabajo como los Sistemas de Agentes aplicados a Inteligencia Ambiental y los Sistemas Adaptativos en redes Móviles, así como los Entornos Colaborativos, y Seguridad en redes IPv6, Telemática aplicada los sistemas Inteligentes de Transportes (ITS) y Servicios en redes móviles y ad-hoc.

    http://fseneca.es/seneca/html/GERM/fichas/germ04552.htm

  • MISTRAL. Middleware de gestión de Identidades de Seguridad en TRansacciones electrónicAs basado en código Libre

    Consejería de Educación, Ciencia e Investigación, Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia, España, TIC-INF 07/01-0003, 47.260,53€, 08/01/2008 - 07/01/2010



R&D Contracts


  • Cátedra SAES de Software Libre y de Aplicaciones Críticas y en Tiempo Real

    Sociedad Anónima de Electrónica Submarina & Universidad de Murcia, 929.295,06€, 04/02/2009 - 05/08/2017

    The Cátedra SAES-UMU initiative is created in the context of the continuous improvement process of the company, paying special attention to increasing the current quality level of the internal software development processes. It is based on several years of continuous collaboration between SAES and the University of Murcia, that since 2006 are collaborating in common projects and initiatives. This initiative is also the base for current and future research and knowledge transfer activities in the context of open-source software and real time and critical applications and services.

    https://www.catedrasaes.org

  • FACTO: Firma Electrónica y Servicios de Certificación en Dispositivos Móviles

    Telefónica Móviles de España & Universidad de Murcia, 100.000€, 19/09/2006 - 11/10/2007