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AU2EU has brought together 7 leading organisations from 5 European countries, as well as 5 first class research institutions from Australia, appropriately providing the required knowledge and experience to face and address the technological challenges posed by AU2EU.

The AU2EU project is coordinated by the Eindhoven University of Technology and its project manager is Prof. Dr. Milan Petkovic.

Dr. Dieter M. Sommer of IBM Research Zurich is the technical leader of the AU2EU project.

Should you have any questions to the project coordinator or to one of the AU2EU participants, do feel free to contact us.


Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a classical technical University, with a strong research and teaching record. The TU/e is a leading international university specialising in engineering science & technology, contributing through excellent teaching and research to progress in the technical sciences, to the development of technological innovations and as a result to the growth of welfare and wellbeing, both within its own region (technology and innovation hotspot Eindhoven) and beyond it. TU/e was founded in 1956 to give a vital boost to the economy in the South East of the Netherlands. This is still one of the primary objectives. In the international CWTS ranking TU/e ranked first of 350 best performing universities worldwide in regard to scientific output in cooperation with industry. The TU/e is one of the core partners of the Eindhoven node of ICT Labs (through 3TU.NIRICT, the cooperation of three technical universities). The Security group of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the TU/e, despite being a relatively young group (founded in 2007) leads and/or participates in a large number of projects, amongst which: Mobiman (Identity Management for Mobile Devices), PEARL (Privacy of RFID), `Secure and privacy-aware mobile identity management’ (ICT Labs valorisation project), S-Mobile (Security of Software and Services for Mobile Systems), TAS3 (Trusted service sharing), THECS (Trusted healthcare services), POSEIDON (Systems of Systems security).

Staff members:
Prof. Dr. Milan Petkovic
Dr. Tanya Ignatenko
Dr. J.I. den Hartog
Dr. N. Zannone

Philips Electronics the Netherlands B.V.

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for health and personal well-being. Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (PRE), which are part of the Philips Group Innovation, employs approximately 1000 researchers. Within PRE work is carried in three programs aligned with Philips businesses: healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting. Data driven research and service orientation is common for all three programs. Trust security and privacy play there an important role. Therefore PRE is involved in many research projects in this domain, both internal for Philips businesses as external (such as for example in the ongoing FP7 TClouds project). Philips Research has a long heritage of pioneering innovation in domain of security and applying this to specific application areas such as healthcare. PRE is very active contributor to both general security standardisation organisations (such as CSA), as well as domain specific bodies (such as IHE and Continua).

Staff members:
Serge Vrijaldenhoven
Paul Koster

Bicore Services B.V.

Bicore is a specialist in establishing and managing public private partnerships for research and innovation programmes and projects. Alliances and portfolio management are core activities. Bicore supports decision making in industry to improve their return on investments in innovation projects. Bicore is active in the high tech industry consisting of the sectors ICT, Electronic & Electrical Equipment, Automotive, and Life Sciences. Decision support is accomplished by providing practical professional services based on our own content, methods and tooling for innovation and portfolio management. This content is based on a combination of experience and research. Bicore's commitment in client assignments is focused on business results. Since 2002, Bicore has established more than 20 public-private project partnership; substantial research and innovation programs (SRA, financials and community building) and a spin-off with a total research budget of more than 100 million euro. Bicore provides products and services for portfolio management. Strategic consultancy is provided to decision makers of internationals to increase return on investments, reduce risks and speed up market introductions of new products or services. Bicore, acting a neutral partner, has a track record in developing and managing international alliances and research communities such as ATTPS, ACTOR, ITI, Seedlinqs, Cross roads, World Class Maintenance consortium WCMC, and the hydrogen fuel cell alliance WaterstofNet. One of the staff members has been responsible for program management of the national Freeband research program with 85 million euro research budget and more than 60 partners.

Staff members:
Arthur Leijtens
Maarten Kluitman
Dr. Daan Velthausz
Gerard Blom

NEC Europe LTD

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilise the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. NEC Europe was founded in 1995 as a subsidiary of NEC Corporation and holds itself 15 subsidiary organisations all over Europe, which all build upon NECs heritage and reputation for innovation and quality by providing its expertise, solutions and services to a broad range of customers, from telecom operators to enterprises and the public sector. NEC Laboratories Europe is a research laboratory established by NEC Europe Ltd. and is located in Heidelberg, Germany. NEC Labs Europe conducts leading research and development across IT and communications, including Future Internet, next generation fixed and mobile networks, security and privacy technologies, the Internet-of-Things, multimedia and smart energy services. Security and cryptographic primitives for cloud and mobile devices have long been a subject of research in Europe where NEC Laboratories Europe have provided solutions for Identity and Access Management, processing of encrypted data and for mobile device security. Special emphasis is placed on solutions that meet the needs of NEC’s European customers as well as collaboration with industrial and academic partners within the European R&D Framework Programme (FP7, etc.). NEC Laboratories Europe has participated in many projects focusing on security and trust in the future Internet. This includes the topics of securing critical infrastructures (WSAN4CIP), a trustworthy Internet of Things (SENSEI, IOT-A), network security and inter-domain monitoring (DEMONS, SECCRIT), and in Identity Management (SWIFT), amongst others.

Staff members:
Dr. Félix Gómez Mármol
Brigitta Lange
Dr. Jens-Matthias Bohli
Dennis Gessner

IBM Research GMBH

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (IBM Research GmbH) is the European branch of IBM's Research Division. The lab employs more than 200 researchers from over 20 countries, working on projects in computer science, communications, optoelectronics, and physics. In the area of information security, more than 20 researchers are focusing on privacy, cryptography, secure systems, and security management. The IBM Zurich Research Laboratory played a leading role in the development of IBM‟s Enterprise Privacy Architecture (EPA), and has several research projects related to privacyfriendly technologies, e.g., identity mixer (a privacy-enhanced pseudonym-based public key infrastructure), EPAL (a language and architecture for defining and enforcing enterprise privacy policies), and CDIM (a set of protocols for browser-based attribute exchange and federated identity management). The lab has participated regularly in projects funded by the European Union and other government sources. Much of this research has become or had a direct influence on IBM's products and services. Recent project engagements in EU-FP6 and FP7 include ABC4Trust, PrimeLife, PRIME, ECRYPT, FIDIS, OpenTC, T-Clouds, and FutureID . IBM ZRL was the technical leader in the EU FP6 funded project PRIME ( and the EU FP7 project PrimeLife ( and currently is leading the EU FP7 project T-Clouds (

Staff members:
Daniel Kovacs
Dr. Franz-Stefan Preiss
Dr. Jan Camenisch
Dr. Dieter M. Sommer

German Red Cross E.V.

The German Red Cross is part of The International Red Cross Community (ICRC). The German Red Cross has a federative structure. It consists of a national entity and 19 regional branches with a membership of over 420 district branches as well as a national Federation of Nurses' Associations with 34 nurses' associations. As a National Red Cross Society and central voluntary welfare association, the German Red Cross performs a broad range of tasks on the national level. These include emergency medical services, civil protection and disaster preparedness, tracing and family reunification, various health services, and the blood programme, among others. The German Red Cross is moreover involved in assisting elderly people and in projects for children, youth and families. In particular in region of Mannheim and Heidelberg / Rhein-Neckar Metropol Region the German Red Cross has a program in assisting elderly supporting more than 4000 household connected to their emergency call center. The German Red Cross further contributes to humanitarian aid worldwide, both in acute emergencies and in long-term development cooperation, currently working in some 50 countries of Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. The main focus of its international aid projects is on disaster relief, disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction, in order to boost the resilience of vulnerable communities against natural disasters.Many international projects of the German Red Cross help vulnerable communities improve their living conditions. The provision of safe drinking water, whether treated or not, and sanitation, as well as basic health care and health education are key areas of international action in this context. As a social care service provider the DRK has major responsibility for the safety and confidentiality of sensitive personal data, which are required to implement reliable service structures, safeguard customer privacy, and strengthen the trust relationship with customers.

Staff members:
Hans - Jürgen Florenz
Christian Niesen

Thales Communications & Security SAS

Thales Communications & Security (TCS) is one of the few companies in the world to address all telecommunications segments. TCS is a major branch of the Thales Group. The Thales Group revenues total €12.7 billion, half from the civilian businesses and half in the defence domains. TCS division revenues reached € 2.8 Billion employing 13,000 people in 20 countries. The division addresses all the segments of the telecommunications market: radio-communications, IP networks, satellite communication, network administration and security. TCS has a long experience in mission critical Information Systems and secure infrastructures for systems and networks, including Internet and Intranets. R&D investment is realised by over 10,000 engineers, including 4,200 researchers and concretised by more than 1,500 patents filled. The TCS labs involved in the project are mainly the Advanced Information Technology Laboratory (TAI) and ThereSIS, whose mandate is to investigate architectures and technologies for future networks and ICT systems within the Advanced Studies department in TCS. TAI and ThereSIS personnel includes network experts, especially for fixed and mobile IP network design, security architects for networks and information systems, information system experts on architecture and modelling aiming to increase adaptability and dependability. TAI has a long track of successful involvement in Framework Programme projects, both as leader (Widens, iTetris, Calipso), technical leader (TEFIS, Selfnet) or WP leader (EU-MESH, COGEU, Conect). TAI is also actively involved in the Future Internet PPP (FI-WARE, FI-Content, InstantMobility) on mobility and content distribution issues, as well as in the Fire initiative (PlanetLab Europe, TEFIS, Selfnet, Calipso).

Staff members:
Marie-Noëlle Lepareux
Corinne Sieux

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency. CSIRO is one of the largest and most diverse scientific institutions in the world with more than 6500 staff located across 56 sites throughout Australia and overseas. CSIRO has a distinctive role in the Australian national innovation system, exploiting its significant research capabilities to focus on significant issues facing the nation – such as water management, clean energy, climate change, sustainable agriculture, preventative health and transport and infrastructure. CSIRO is responsible for the operation of three national research facilities:

  • The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong
  • The Australia Telescope at Parkes, Coonabarabran and Narrabri
  • The Southern Surveyor oceanographic research vessel.

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is a unique national facility of international significance. It operates at the world’s most secure level of bio-containment and conducts diagnostic and research activities on viruses including those that have no current cures or vaccines. AAHL plays a pivotal role in providing the research capability in responding to emerging bio-security threats, both nationally and internationally. CSIRO’s ICT Centre has 300 staff in five Laboratories and is CSIRO's research hub for information and communication technologies. The ICT Centre represents a research capability covering a total of nine Science Areas: Antennas and Propagation; Communications and Signal Processing; Human Computer Interaction; Digital Imaging and Computer Vision; Machine Learning; Robotics; Sensor Networks; Semantic Data Management; and Service Computing. This reflects the role the Centre has within CSIRO, providing underpinning ICT research capability across a range of major national initiatives.

Staff members:
Dr. John zic
Dr. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Edith Cowan University

With the reputation as one of the leading digital security and forensic groups in the world, the ECU Security Research Institute has emerged as one of ECU’s most vital research groups. We offer a range of investigating study areas that deliver immediate and high impact outcomes in the areas of computer and digital forensics, network and wireless security, information warfare, physical security, risk management and aviation security.

Staff members:
Dr. Mike Johnstone
Prof. Craig Valli
Dr. Andrew Woodward
Peter Hannay
Associate Prof. Ken Fowle

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

RMIT University is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. As a higher education institution and technical university, RMIT has a long history of research in the area, evidenced by research grants and publications. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. It is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2011 QS World University Rankings.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, and two in Vietnam. It also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, India and Europe, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent. The University’s student population of 74,000 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore (almost 6,000 at RMI Vietnam).

Staff members:
Prof. Athman Bouguettaya
Prof. Zahir Tari
Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Associate Prof. Peter Bertok

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia's Group of 8 (Go8) research intensive universities. It has the largest and one of the most prestigious Engineering faculties in Australia. UNSW is ranked 52nd in the QS rankings of worldwide universities, including 39th in Engineering and Technology, 85th in the Times Higher Education rankings of worldwide universities and among the top 150 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities including being among the top 75 in Engineering, Technology and Computer Science. UNSW is the only Australian university ranked at world class level or above in 6 ICT disciplines according to the Australian Research Council's (ARC) recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercise. UNSW has been the founder of several national and international initiatives related to secure information systems for eHealth and bio-security led by UNSW units involved in this project; the Asia Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare research Centre (APuHC- and the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE - APuHC has been leading with the UNSW Faculty of Medicine several major initiatives on eHealth and bio-security. CSE is also a major partner in the Smart Services CRC ( and the National ICT Australia (\

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Staff members:
Prof. Boualem Benatallah
Prof. Sanjay Jha
Prof. Pradeep Ray
Arash Shaghaghi

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is one of Australia's leading universities, recognised for its high-quality research and unique undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Recently, Macquarie University has been named Australia's number 1 modern university in Australia, Information and Networked Systems Security (INSS@MQ) Research led by Professor Varadharajan is recognised as one of the key research strengths and excellence of Macquarie University. INSS@MQ is recognised internationally for its research work and impact in the areas of Systems and Network Security. Our current areas of interest at INSS@MQ include Distributed Systems and Cloud Security, Web Services Security, Secure Distributed Applications, Trusted Computing, Internet Security, Mobile Software Security, Security in Mobile Networks and Wireless Security, Security Policies, Models and Architectures and Protocols. (

Staff members:
Prof. Vijay Varadharajan
Dr. Chun Ruan
Dr. Uday Tupakula
Associate Prof. Michael Hitchens

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