Industial partners






(project leader)


Rue Jean Jaurès BP68, 78340 Les Clayes sous Bois .





Via Olivetti 2, 20041 Agrate Brianza,  Italy



Via F. Hamman, 102 53021 Abbadia S.Salvatore (Siena)



Rue S.Allende 61

92751 Nanterre Cedex



Les Milles BP 140

13794 Aix En Provence Cedex 03



CEA Saclay


Image and Embedded computer  Laboratory

91191 Gif sur Yvette cedex


University and research partners


Politecnico di Milano



Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci n. 32

I-20133 Milano

Politecnico di Torino



Politecnico di Torino

Dip. di Automatica e Informatica

c. Duca degli Abruzzi 24

10129 Torino







BULL S.A - France

BULL is an international information technology Group based in Europe, with 21,000 employees in almost 100 countries. In 1998, BULL achieved revenues of FF 24.9 billion (3,801 million euros), with approximately 60% outside France, its home country. BULL offers a wide range of servers, infrastructure software, smart cards and services, through focused innovation, alliances with the best partners and its own distinctive integration expertise. In servers, BULL is recognised in the industry for its GCOS mainframes and also for its open systems operating under Unix/AIXTM and Intel/NT. Concerning new technologies, BULL is a pioneer and world leader in smart cards, as well as in hardware and software for network security and management.


STMicroelectronics s.r.l. - Italy

ST Microelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company (42,000 employees) that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductor integrated circuits (“IC's”) and discrete devices used in a wide variety of microelectronic applications, including telecommunications systems, computer systems, consumer products, automotive products and industrial automation and control systems.


Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Politecnico di Milano is the largest Italian technical university. It has a long tradition in research and teaching activities in the Information Technology domain. A summary of research projects in the area of VLSI systems design and test in which POLIMI has successfully collaborated with industries includes: at the national level, 1st and 2nd Plan for Microelectronics (in collaboration with STM), and 1st and 2nd National Research Council's Special Project for Microelectronics: Materials and Devices (MADESS); at the European level, 1st European Project for Microelectronics in '83, CVT Project, Esprit Patricia (5020) and Esprit Request (OMI20616).


AMTEC - Italy

The Marconi group, leader in supplying solutions for the telecommunications and the information technology, is structured in Business Units, each addressed and specialised in particular sectors. The Secure Communications Business Unit was born for satisfying the always increasing communication security request coming from great, averages and small industries, from corporate body government and public administration. Constituted in 1980, AMTEC, recently acquired by Marconi, is an integral part of the Secure Communications Business Unit.  AMTEC plans, produces and sells global solutions for the protection of the communications and for the secure connection of data user systems with geographical infrastructures of telecommunications.

Politecnico di Torino - Italy

The Politecnico di Torino is one of the leading Italian technical universities. It offers bachelor, master, and Ph.D courses to about 50,000 students, nearly equally divided between the schools of Engineering and Architecture. Politecnico di Torino is a strongly research-oriented university and conducts applied research projects with several partners. Within this project, the activity will be performed by the Computer and Network Security group that is or has been a partner in the following security projects: ICE-TEL (1996-98) and ICE-CAR (1999-2000, both funded by EC/DG-XIII); DISTINCT (1998-99, EC/DG-XIII); GUIDES (1999, funded by EC/DG-XIII); DEMOSTENE (1996-1999, funded by the Italian government).


SAGEM S.A - France

Groupe SAGEM is an internationally-based high-technology group which enjoyed consolidated sales of FRF 28 billion in 2000 (59,6% exports) and which employs 16,000 people, including 8,700 technical and managerial staff. The second largest French group in the field of telecommunications and the third largest European company in electronics for defence and security, SAGEM is also one of the leaders in automotive electronics equipment. SAGEM maintains a presence in more than twenty countries and has manufacturing centres in Germany, Brazil, Spain, the United States and the Czech Republic.


I2E - France

I2E was incorporated in 1979 as a limited company with a capital of FF 9.000.000. The head office is in AIX-EN-PROVENCE (France). 95% of the company belongs to its founder and chairman Jean-Claude Marcellet. The Group’s staff is composed of more than 180 people, 75% of whom are engineers, the turnover reached FF 115 millions in 1999. All development and manufacturing activities are based on an ISO9001 quality system. Our business is dispatched into several subsidiaries, among which I2E TELECOM is dedicated to Telecom Industry and 98% of it belongs to i2e Group. It is a limited company with a capital of FF 8.62 millions, 38 R&D engineers work in three main fields: signal processing for telecommunications, electronic warfare systems and radio transmission systems.


CEA/LIST - France

LIST, the Laboratory of Systems and Technologies integration, is operated by the Direction of the Technology Research (DRT) at CEA (the French Atomic Energy Commission). Its vocation is to help companies increase their competitiveness through technological innovation  and transfer of its technical know-how to the industry. LIST has also an active policy of start-up creation. CEA/DRT is currently employing some 2000 persons. Overall, last year, DRT has been working with more than 200 industrial partners within the framework of about 600 contracts. To-date, its patent portfolio consists in more than 600 French patents, many of which were extended to Europe, the USA or Japan. Its application sectors include Micro-electronics, Defence, Nuclear Power & Energy, Health Care & Biology, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Information Technology (hardware & software), Professional Electronics, Computer Peripherals.