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Future internet technologies: concepts, architectures, services and socio-economic issues

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.08.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Telecommunications   
5.02.00  Social sciences  Economics   

Code Science Field
T180  Technological sciences  Telecommunication engineering 

Code Science Field
2.02  Engineering and Technology  Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering 
Internet technologies, networks, security, privacy, internetne storitve, socio-economic aspects
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (29)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  26051  PhD Tanja Arh  Interdisciplinary research  Researcher  2015 - 2017  127 
2.  32712  PhD Matej Babič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2017  321 
3.  33363  PhD Samed Bajrić  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2017 - 2018  24 
4.  36671  PhD Rok Bojanc  Telecommunications  Researcher  2015 - 2018  187 
5.  37438  PhD Marko Budler  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  102 
6.  34321  PhD Brina Buh  Economics  Junior researcher  2015  22 
7.  34610  PhD Primož Cigoj  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2016 - 2018  24 
8.  01339  PhD Borka Džonova Jerman B.  Telecommunications  Head  2015 - 2018  707 
9.  28350  PhD Jure Erjavec  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  152 
10.  15815  PhD Dušan Gabrijelčič  Telecommunications  Researcher  2015 - 2018  90 
11.  03158  PhD Mirko Gradišar  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  826 
12.  14990  PhD Aleš Groznik  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  607 
13.  34324  PhD Tanja Grublješič  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2017  44 
14.  15478  PhD Mojca Indihar Štemberger  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  614 
15.  13682  PhD Jurij Jaklič  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  622 
16.  27757  PhD Andrej Jerman Blažič  Telecommunications  Researcher  2018  37 
17.  13599  PhD Tomaž Klobučar  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  241 
18.  36384  PhD Monika Klun  Economics  Junior researcher  2015 - 2018  11 
19.  30716  PhD Anton Manfreda  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  135 
20.  37697  Mojca Ogrin    Technical associate  2015 - 2018  24 
21.  31807  PhD Tanja Pavleska  Telecommunications  Researcher  2015 - 2018  36 
22.  24105  PhD Aleš Popovič  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  253 
23.  33804  PhD Živa Stepančič  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  18 
24.  33018  PhD Mitja Štiglic  Economics  Junior researcher  2015 - 2016  43 
25.  08613  PhD Metka Tekavčič  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  1,027 
26.  33180  PhD Luka Tomat  Economics  Researcher  2017 - 2018  136 
27.  30919  PhD Marina Trkman  Administrative and organisational sciences  Beginner researcher  2017 - 2018  50 
28.  23021  PhD Peter Trkman  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  380 
29.  13147  PhD Tomaž Turk  Economics  Researcher  2015 - 2018  318 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,682 
2.  0584  University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB)  Ljubljana  1626922  42,860 
The proposed program is a continuation of the previous program with changes on the research focus. The envisaged research will be focused on the concepts, models, applications and services for the dynamic wireless environments connecting resource-constraint devices and moving objects (e.g. vehicles). These environments are by nature more vulnerable to a number of different security threats, from physical or logical such as tampering or jamming to abnormal behaviours that affect not only the performance of the components inside the system, but also the confidentiality, privacy, authenticity, and integrity of the data being processed and transmitted. A foolproof prevention of attacks on these systems is challenging research question because at best the defensive system and the application software may also contain unknown weaknesses and bugs. Another known restriction is the saving of energy due to the limited resources and the reduced processing power of the systems. Providing reliable security concept and solutions in this context is therefore a crucial mission that demands architectural and pragmatic approaches. The topics proposed in the research program are focused to the search of solutions for security and privacy provision in these environments. The running red line within the research topics proposed is the answer to the security demands and requirements originating in the restricted resources of these systems and the demands for lightweight protocols. The topics addressed in the program are dealing with the development of secure infrastructure building blocks and the concept of trusted services with required quality assurance level for the identified dynamic environments; then with the interoperability of data and security services designed for specific dedicated dynamic networks and systems such as the first responder and rescue agencies systems, and with the socio-economic studies that accompany the evolution of these new systems together with their adoption, business use and other applications in the society. Additional research topic is proposed related to the development of the EU research agenda and roadmap for the cybercrime prevention with contributions from the Slovenian ecosystem characteristics. This subject includes the topics from cyber security, namely techniques to prevent or detect attacks on information assets, but also with topics where the cyber environment is used to commit “traditional" crime. Within this research a knowledge repository will be developed to enable creation of taxonomy of the field. The final research item in this extension of the proposal will be the building up of the R&D agenda and the aligned strategy for implementation, based on the assessment of the feasibility of the identified research needs and items and the scientific demands of the field.
Significance for science
The presented research will systematically approach research problems in the area of cyber security appearing within the telecommunication networks and services. It will provide a framework layout capable of allowing risk analysis of the threats and vulnerabilities of a mobile communication system, assessment in terms of provided quality of services and security, and in terms of efficient engineering and management of the mobile communication security. It will contribute to development of methods and techniques enabling secure usage of heterogeneous communication technologies by developing new models and protocols that provide answers to the challenges introduced with the ever growing presence and connectivity of the moving objects (vehicles, sensors etc.). Taxonomy development in the area of cybercrime and other related emerging engineering scientific fields is envisaged as well. In the same time the program will contribute to the technical solutions providing user privacy and the necessary liability of the services. Important contributions are also envisaged in the area of identity management systems and the interoperability of data and information collected from different moving objects. Expected contributions are in the area of the interoperability of data and the designing of new meta-data systems required for the building of the EU interoperability framework. Other expected contributions are in the methods and techniques to be developed for efficient prevention of cybercrime/cyber terrorism and in the design of innovative and dynamic computer and network forensic scenarios for training and education with scalable flexible educational level. Contributions will follow as well in the area of cloud computing and the solutions for identified gaps in the security provision especially regarding user authentication and its data protection. Some of the envisaged specifications coming out from the developed framework layout will be submitted for standardisation to respective standardisation bodies (ETSI - European Telecommunication Institute, eIDAS (eID Authentication Services), CEN - European Standardisation, IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force). Contributions from the study of the mobile technology acceptance and education of new contents with game based tools are also envisaged as scientific results. Contributions are expected also in the area of economic and social sciences, for example in the development of new methods for technology adoption assessment and forecast with inbuilt improvements regarding the complexity of the analysed subject. The contributions will incorporate some previously carried out methods and technics used for assessment of telecommunication technology take up.
Significance for the country
Digital technologies and the Internet are the backbone of the EU society and economy. They are key enablers of prosperity and freedom. As the networks and information systems can be affected by incidents (human mistakes, natural events, technical failures or malicious attacks) that are becoming bigger, more frequent and more complex the high level of network and information security solutions across the EU is essential to ensure consumer confidence and to keep the online economy running and growing. This will, in turn, preserve the well-functioning of the internal market and will boost growth and jobs that have origin in the digital economy. In addition, it is known that the importance for the economic growth of context-awareness, intuitive communication services fitting mobile lifestyle and mobilised workforce is growing. The evidence about that is visible within the last ITU report about the development of the Information Society within UN membership. E-services in areas as diverse as health, public procurement, education, employment, safety and intelligent transportation being developed within EU are recognized as a new driver for the economic growth and social welfare. The emergence of the mobile objects technologies within these services is just starting point for the new circle of the economic development based on the launching of new intelligent applications and services. Many of them are being operated without human help and as such are being even more vulnerable. The major challenges within this new cycle of development are certainly the requirements for security and accountability. The EU Digital Agenda has set up as one of the major objectives in the next few years the implementation of the strategies and actions defined in the document on the Network and Information Security (NIS) Public-Private Platform adopted by the EU Commission on February 2014. It paves the way for the Directive for Network and Information Security. The output of the NIS platform is the implementation of the European strategy regarding cyber security in the EU single digital market and the adopted regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal EU market (COM(2012) 238/2). Among the major actions specified in these documents are the enhancement of the research and development activities to be taken and the stronger cooperation of the scientific community with the major stakeholders in the field such as the Commission of EU, ENISA, the European Cyber Crime Centre, EUROPOL, eJustice, CEPOL, etc. In addition this strategy plans to improve the cyber defence training, education & exercise opportunities in the EU member states. Only coordinated efforts applied in all EU member states will be capable to answer to the all challenges of the network society and to the goals specified in the Digital Agenda. The efforts envisaged within the suggested research topics are well aligned with the strategic goals of the referenced documents. The scientific challenges approached in this program are strongly related to the development of the single EU digital market and the NIS platform. The same applies to the research area within Horizon 2020 program – the Secure Societies where many of the approached topics in this program are on the agenda. It should be noticed that the socio-economic development in Slovenia is closely related to EU and the contribution provided by this research program is a part of the common European efforts for prosperous future. It is well aligned with the commercial and societal ambitions for building our economical and societal future based on the innovative solutions and excellent science.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2015, 2016, 2017, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2015, 2016, 2017, final report
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