SICS Center for Networked Systems
|Coordinator||SICS SWEDISH ICT AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 19 200 000|
|Project duration||January 2010 - March 2013|
Purpose and goal
SICS Center for Networked Systems conducts, integrates, and exploits research in the area of networked systems with a new, multidisciplinary approach. We combine methods and results from three research areas: networking, distributed systems, and intelligent systems. The center supports an environment, a creative meeting place, where SICS and the participating industry and university partners collaborate closely and effectively. We define and carry out projects together. The center actively promotes personnel mobility between the center partners, and supports competence development of the center partners. The center builds on and further enhances SICS´ international research reputation and constitutes a platform which increases our ability to participate in international research programs. The center is guided by the vision of The Reliable Internet, a secure and reliable infrastructure for industry and society. Internet technology of today has fundamental deficiencies concerning security, reliability, predictability and manageability. These deficiencies become severe when we start to depend on the network for critical applications, both for business and for government services including emergency and rescue services. We take a networked systems approach, comprising the complete system view from user expectations to the underlying network technology, in order to address the needs of critical applications. Examples of such networked systems are mobile telecommunications systems, industrial automation systems, and command and control systems for emergency services.
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Approach and implementation