The European Commission has published four different calls under the Secure Societies Societal Challenge 7 of the Horizon 2020 Programme.
The new open calls are as follows:
- H2020-FCT-2015 Fight against crime and terrorism;
- H2020-BES-2015 Border Security and External Security;
- H2020-DRS-2015 Disaster-resilience;
- H2020-DS-2015-1 Digital Security: Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust.
Each call contains several topics and the last call will be of particular interest to people in the Department of Computer Science. Details are as follows (click on the above links for full info):
Digital Security: Cybersecurity, privacy and trust call
Proposals should investigate the dependencies on communication networks and ICT components (including SCADA and IACS systems) of critical infrastructures, analyze and propose mitigation strategies and methodologies for assessing criticalities of services and detecting anomalies, developing tools and processes to simulate or monitor cascading effects due to ICT incidents, and develop self-healing mechanisms. ICT should be protected or re-designed at the software level, but also at the physical level, leading to more robust, resilient and survivable ICT infrastructure.