The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH is an Austrian research institute with European format and focuses on the key infrastructure issues of the future.
The Department of Safety & Security is making a significant contribution to ICT and is devoting concerted efforts to guaranteeing operational efficiency and reliability of all critical infrastructures - both private and public - especially in times of potential ecologies,economic and political crisis. We are committed to fostering the roll-out of national infrastructure as well as the development of state-of-the-art technologies, e.g. in the area of public administration (eGovernment, eEnvironment), power grids, transportation networks, telecommunications, Internet as well as the business and industrial sector.
AIT has a long history working on distributed architectures and IT security. An important part of our research work is concentrated around security technologies for SOA - beside the technical aspects of providing security for service oriented architectures, AIT is focussing on the efficient implementation of securtity requirements, for example through model-driven approaches. Working on recent developments like federated identity management of security aspects in cloud computing complements research in this area.
AIT is an active member of the European research community, and has participated and also coordinated numerous European research projects. Recent activities include participation in the FP6 ORCHESTRA project and the coordination of the FP6 SANY project.
Contribution to the project
In addition to project coordination, AIT will be responsible for use case preparation and validation of prototyp. Furthermore, AIT will contribute to identification and analysis of interoperability requirements, ethical, societal, security and competitive issues and dissemination, exploitation and standardisation.