Establishing a roadmap for information society dependability

July 3, 2002

Establishing a roadmap for information society dependability

Ispra, Italy, 02 July 2002

An important year-long project on Accompanying Measure System Dependability (AMSD) , involving the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), started today. AMSD is part of the last call for the FP5 Information Society Technologies (IST) programme and matches closely the needs outlined in the Commission’s 28 May 2002 communication ‘eEurope 2005: An information society for all’.

A key aspect of the eEurope 2005 action plan, adopted by the Barcelona Council to succeed the eEurope 2002 action plan endorsed by the Lisbon European Council in June 2000, is the need to stimulate secure services, applications and content based on a widely available broadband infrastructure.

The AMSD project addresses the need for a coherent major FP6 initiative covering the full range of dependability-related activities – from reliability, safety, security and survivability, through education and training, to means for encouraging and enabling sector-specific IST research projects to use dependability best practice.

It is aimed at initiating moves towards the creation of such an initiative through road mapping and building consensus in co-operation with groups working in various dependability-related topic areas, already undertaking such activities for their domains.


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