ReSIST is an NoE that addresses the strategic objective âTowards a global dependability and security
frameworkâ of the Work Programme, and responds to the stated âneed for resilience, self-healing,
dynamic content and volatile environmentsâ.
It will integrate leading researchers active in the multidisciplinary domains of Dependability, Security,
and Human Factors, in order that Europe will have a well-focused coherent set of research activities
aimed at ensuring that future âubiquitous computing systemsâ, the immense systems of ever-evolving
networks of computers and mobile devices which are needed to support and provide Ambient
Intelligence (AmI), have the necessary resilience and survivability, despite any residual development and
physical faults, interaction mistakes, or malicious attacks and disruptions.
The objectives of the Network are:
Integration of teams of researchers so that the fundamental topics concerning scalably resilient
ubiquitous systems are addressed by a critical mass of co-operative, multi-disciplinary research.
Identification, in an international context, of the key research directions (both technical and
socio-technical) induced on the supporting ubiquitous systems by the requirement for trust and
confidence in AmI.
Production of significant research results (concepts, models, policies, algorithms, mechanisms)
that pave the way for scalably resilient ubiquitous systems.
Promotion and propagation of a resilience culture in university curricula and in engineering best