Trustworthy Eternal Systems via Evolving Software, Data and Knowledge (EternalS)
The latest research work within ICT, also thanks to the presence of the European Frameworks, has allowed to pinpoint the most important and urgently required features that future systems should possess to meet users? needs. Accordingly, methods making systems capable of adapting to changes in user requirements and application domains have been pointed out as key research areas. Adaptation and evolution depend on
several dimensions, e.g. time, location, and security conditions, expressing the diversity of the context in which systems operate. A design based on an effective management of the dimensions above constitutes a remarkable step towards the realization of Trustworthy Eternal Systems (EternalS).
The EternalS project will create the conditions for mutual awareness and crossfertilization among the four ICT Forever Yours (FY) - FET projects of the 7th framework (Call 3-ICT), i.e., LivingKnowledge, HATS, Connect and SecureChange.This Coordination Action (CA) will
(a) actively involve about fortydifferent partners of the above project consortia, both academic and industrial, since the project coordinators are members of the CA consortium and;
(b) effectively coordinate research over the eternalásystems? dimensions such as diversity & time awareness and self-adaptation & evolution by automatic learning according to heterogeneous research fields: Knowledge, Software and Networked and Secure Systems since both such dimensions and fields are active research areas of the mentioned projects.