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  Italy

CESI RICERCA was born in January 2006 from the CESI company branch "Ricerca di Sistema". CESI RICERCA is a no-profit research society operating in the electro-energetic field with special attention to new and advanced generation systems, safety of the HV electrical network, preservation of the environment.

 CESI RICERCA role in CRUTIAL will be:

  • Coordination of the project, with a special care and effort dedicated to the coordination of dissemination activities towards electric power stakeholders, and to the project exploitation plan.
  • Leadership in WP1, to drive the selection of a proper set of Control System Scenarios.
  • Participation in WP2, to support the adequacy of the modelling framework with respect to identified scenarios.
  • Participation in WP3, to develop realistic Control System Scenarios which are able to demonstrate capabilities and drawbacks of the underlying made-robust architecture.
  • Participation in WP4, mainly to partecipate in the design of architectural configurations for resilient power grids.
  • Participation in WP5, to support the model-based and experimental validation of Control System Scenarios.

  Portugal

Navigators Group, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa, FCUL.

The Navigators Group forms part of the Large-Scale Informatic Systems Laboratory, a research unit of the department of Informatics of the University of Lisboa, where it addresses architecture and infrastructure issues of distributed systems, specifically aspects of large-scale, dependability, security and realtime, both of system support and applications.

FCUL will be involved mainly in following activities in CRUTIAL:

  • Leadership in WP4, whose objective is to investigate architectural configurations that will support the construction of more resilient power grid infrastructures.
  • Participation to WP1, mainly on the identification of interdependencies and resilience issues on the scenarios being analysed, both from a perspective of accidental faults and malicious attacks.
  • Participation to WP2, to contribute to the definition of the conceptual modelling framework with respect of the impact of malicious faults on the security of the power grid.
  • Participation to WP3, to contribute to the integration of different intrusion-tolerant services and protocols on the testbed being developed.
  • Participation to WP5, mainly on the experimental validation of some run-time components of the architecture with attack injection tools, to determine in what extent they can actually prevent or tolerate intrusions.
  • Participation to WP6 on dissemination activities through the publication and presentation of project results in international conferences and journals. 

   ITALY

CNR-ISTI is an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) located in Pisa (Italy), established about 3 years ago by joining the two institutes IEI and CNUCE. The ISTI research group on Dependable Computing carries out research and experimentation activities in the field of dependable architectures and systems.

 CNR-ISTI role in CRUTIAL will be:

  • Participation to WP1, mainly to contribute to the identification and classification of interdependencies, and of suitable quantitative indicators for their evaluation.
  • Participation to WP2, to contribute to the definition of model-based methodologies for the characterization and analysis of interdependencies of the critical infrastructures.
  • Participation to WP4, to contribute to the development of monitoring mechanisms to account for detection, diagnosis and reconfiguration of the critical infrastructures.
  • Participation to WP5, to contribute to the application of the modelling framework defined in WP2 for the quantitative evaluation of selected control scenarios and architecture components/mechanisms.
  • Participation to WP6 on dissemination of the project results, mainly through publications to relevant journals and conferences.


  FRANCE

LAAS was established in 1968 as a laboratory of the CNRS, the French National Organisation for Academic Scientific Research. The research group “Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance” has been active in the field of dependable computing design and validation for nearly 30 years. Its activities span a wide spectrum of fault classes and themes: accidental and malicious fault tolerance in distributed systems, software testing, stochastic modelling and experimental evaluation of dependability.

LAAS-CNRS role in the CRUTIAL project will be the following:

  • Leadership in WP2 whose objective is to develop the modelling framework that will support the resilience analysis and assessment of interdependent information and power grid infrastructures.
  • Participation to WP1, mainly to contribute to the identification and classification of interdependencies, and the definition of appropriate quantitative measures for their assessment.
  • Participation to WP4, to contribute to the development of a security policy and an authorisation scheme for securing accesses in interdependent information and power infrastructures.
  • Participation to WP5, to contribute to the application of the modelling framework defined in WP2 to selected control scenarios and architecture patterns and mechanisms.
  • Participation to WP6 on dissemination activities through the publication of the project results in international conferences and journals, as well through presentation to our industrial partners. 

   BELGIUM

The research domain of the K.U.Leuven-ELECTA division covers the broad spectrum of electric energy systems and robust control of industrial systems. Topics cover the entire range from power systems over power quality and power electronics to control, dependable information infrastructures, and socio-economic issues.

KUL role in the CRUTIAL project will be the following:

  • Participation to WP1 with its knowledge on local, hierarchical and distributed control systems, and experience on usage of ICT infrastructure in electric power systems.

  • Leadership in WP3, with the development of the testbed combining a representative information infrastructure with electric control applications, and the integration of CRUTIAL components onto this testbed.
  • Participation to WP4, to contribute to the design and the development of robust middleware into the information infrastructure, based on fault tolerance techniques that exploit diversity and redundancy.
  • Participation to WP 5, to contribute to the guidelines for the deployment of successful ICT infrastructures of Electric Power System.
  • Participation to WP6 on dissemination activities through the publication and presentation of project results in international conferences and journals, and via cross-fertilisation of other projects that focus on the electric power aspects.

 Italy

CNIT, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni  is a non-profit Association, joining 34 major Italian Universities, whose purpose is to foster research activity and provide networking support to specific projects in telecommunications and computer science. CNIT will participate in CRUTIAL with the research units of the University of Torino and the University of Piemonte Orientale.

CNIT role in CRUTIAL will be the following:

  • Leadership in WP5, providing tool support, advanced solution algorithms, and validation and evaluation based on modelling, as well as coordinating the activity related to the definition of the guidelines as in the WP5 description.
  • Participation to WP1, mainly to contribute to the identification and classification interdependencies, to the identification of an adequate notations for describing Control System Scenarios and to the definition of logical and quantitative properties for assessing interdependent behaviour.
  • Participation to WP2, to contribute to the definition of the modelling framework, especially in terms of composition rules, automatic model generation and formalism integration.
  • Participation to WP3 to support evaluation based on testbeds.
  • Participation to WP4, to provide verification and evaluation support during the design phase.
  • Participation to WP6 on dissemination activities through the publication of the project results in modelling and dependability conferences, and through teaching in “laurea magistralis” courses, regular PhD courses and international schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

   

 

 

           

 

     

 

 
 
 
 

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