Project Overview


INCO-TRUST was a Coordination Action (CA) project, accepted in Call 1 of the European Commission FP7 Work Programme for European excellence in secure, dependable and trusted ICT global infrastructures and partnerships. The project was funded within DG INFSO, Unit F5 Trust and Security. In particular, the Security and Trust objectives of INCO-TRUST are highly relevant to Objective ICT-2007.1.4 Secure, dependable and trusted Infrastructures objectives.

The main purpose of INCO-TRUST, specifically targeting international cooperation in the area of Trustworthy, Secure and Dependable ICT infrastructures, was: (1.) To promote collaboration and partnerships between researchers from the developed countries with the goal of coordinating the multiple research efforts underway in the areas of ICT Trust, Security and Dependability (TSD). (2.) To leverage and harmonise efforts on the respective sides related to the building and maintenance of large-scale trustworthy ICT systems and infrastructures and the services they deliver.


The project ran 2008 to 2009

Project Achievements

Prioritised EU influenced vision and research directions in TSD amongst the developed countries, including alignment of work programmes;

2.      Facilitated a Core Steering Group to act as a technical & programme level influence catalyst for engagement, collaboration and networking activities internationally between TSD researchers in the EU and USA, Japan and Australia and further;

3.      Collated/Built on the outcomes from two successful workshops already held between the EU and US and participants from Japan and Australia, and systematically harmonise these with International researchers and build upon these visions and challenges in a meaningful way through dedicated results oriented workshops.

Additional Details


Reports and white papers

“Identity Management in the Future Digital Society”, ICT for Government and Public Services Workshop, October, 2008

“New challenges for Telecom Security Standardizations”, Telecommunication Standardisation Sector (ITU-T) Workshop, February, 2009

Position papers

“International Co-operation in Trustworthy, Secure and Dependable ICT infrastructures”, presented at FORWARD workshop, April, 2008

Partner list:

Waterford Institute of Technology (TSSG – coordinator), IRELAND
Technische Universität Darmstadt, GERMANY
Atos Origin, SPAIN
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, FRANCE