ARES Final Plenary MeetingApril, 18, 2013
Final ARES Meeting will be held in Monestir de Poblet, Catalonia, on May 20-21. You can find more information here
Training activity on Spin Off and Start Up creationJune 15, 2012
In relation to workshops on Spin Off and Start Up creation, ARES Project will organize a training activity in co-operation with the company Innovative Hub, linked to Universitat Rovira and Virgili. This activity aims at identifying, promoting and giving support to the entrepreneurship initiatives with technological origin and basis that may arise among people in the ARES team.
The first module of the training activity will be held on July, 19th at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
5th ARES plenary meetingMay 20, 2012
The annual general meeting of ARES was held in Sant Hilari Sacalm, Girona, Catalonia, on May 14-16. Work carried out during the year was presented by each group to the rest of project groups and all ARES researchers exchanged information on their current work. The meeting focused on technology brokerage.
One-year extension for ARES projectApril 21, 2012
On April 20, a one-year extension was officially granted. We motivated the need for the extension on the following grounds:
- Need to further develop the VANET demonstrator
- Need to refine other ARES demonstrators into real prototypes
- Opportunity to create spin-off companies
- Participation in a new ICT security cluster
A Technology Transfer Portal has been releasedJanuary 08, 2012
One of the most important tasks done by the technology broker in his first two years has been to prepare supporting material for the commercial action. These elements include both presentation materials in leaflet, folder and technological-tab form and a technology portal whose objective is to show how our technologies can add value to specific sectors. The address of our portal is http://spaas-transfer.com.
Demonstrator video (with robots)November 10, 2011
A demonstrator video has been published here
ARES Industry DayOctober 19, 2011
Next November 30th, will be held an ARES Industry Day in the Museum of the History of Catalonia.
The ARES Industry Day is a day of scientific and technical disclosure aimed at companies and organizations interested in learning about the latest research in the field of security and privacy of information.
During the day results from five selected research projects in the field of security and private information will be presented. In most cases results will be presented as a prototype demonstrator.
The conference wants to be a meeting point for businesses and organizations of the following areas of activity: ICT security, infrastructure management and mobility, distribution and marketing of digital content, electronic payment systems, protection of critical infrastructure and automotive...
You can find more information here (in Spanish)
4th ARES plenary meetingMay 25, 2011
The annual general meeting of ARES was held in Nerja, Màlaga, on May 16-17. Work carried out during the year was presented by each group to the rest of project groups and all ARES researchers exchanged information on their current work. We hope that synergy between groups grow with this meeting.
ARES Project appears in 'BTV Notícies'February 22, 2011
Today, the ARES project has appeared in the news website 'BTV Notícies'. [Article]
Preliminary demonstrator videoJanuary 20, 2011
A preliminary demonstrator video has been published here
ARES project to be reviewed next JanuaryOctober 07, 2010
Next January 27, there will be a Panel Review of the ARES project, organized by the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Madrid. This review is conducted on all CONSOLIDER projects which have completed their third year. We are doing a number of preparations for that review, including a video on the ARES achievements and the incipient demonstrator.
The demonstrator implementation has startedSeptember 10, 2010
The ARES team is now starting the demonstrator implementation for the field trial. As explained in the ARES proposal, the skeleton of the demonstrator will be a vehicular network. Due to reasons of cost and convenience, vehicles will be mobile robots instead of cars, which will allow a manageable testing area and a longer experimentation period. On this platform, several ARES technologies will be demonstrated (VANET protocols, electronic tickets for e-payment, sensor networks, anonymization of mobility data, etc.). Preparing this prototype is requiring a tight cooperation between the six ARES groups.
ARES has participed in Summer Course "El programa CONSOLIDER y el periodismo científico"July 4, 2010
This summer course gathered a selection of six CONSOLIDER projects, from different domains and several scientific journalists. ARES was one of the selected projects. The ARES co-ordinator, together with the ARES technology broker, delivered a talk entitled "¿Privacidad, seguridad o funcionalidad? Soluciones para tenerlo todo" ("Privacy, security or functionality? How to get it all").
ARES has participed in MICINN-DST Spain-India WorkshopJune 6, 2010
This was an event jointly organized by the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) and MICINN, hosted by the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Six Indian researchers and six Spanish researchers on ICT made presentations on their research and exchanged ideas with a view to preparing joint research projects. Josep Domingo-Ferrer, the ARES coordinator gave a presentation entitled "Advanced research on information security and privacy: the CONSOLIDER ARES project".
3st ARES plenary meetingMay 19, 2010
The annual general meeting of ARES was held in Empúries, Catalonia, on May 17-18. Work carried out during the year was presented by each group to the rest of project groups. Newly hired personnel got acquainted with the rest of the team.
A technology broker joins ARESFebruary 24, 2010
During the fourth quarter of 2009, ARES took part in a competition opened by the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) and won funding to pay the training and two years of salary of a technology broker. Dr. Josep M. Gastó, with background as entrepreneur, was selected for this job and joined ARES.
ARES appears in "La Vanguardia"June 15, 2009
Today, the ARES project has appeared in the catalan newspaper "La Vanguardia". [PDF]
2st ARES plenary meetingMay 25, 2009
The Steering Committee organized an ARES plenary meeting in Formentera on May 25, 2009. All ARES groups presented their research lines and the advances achieved.
ARES presentationMay 19, 2009
Participation of Josep Domingo in a round table from the "Barcelona Digital Global Congress" presenting the ARES project. [link]
2nd ARES plenary meetingMar 18, 2009
The 2nd ARES plenary meeting will be held in Formentera on May 25. Again, all ARES researchers holding a Ph. D are called to share their knowledge.
ARES participates in Consolider meetingFeb 29, 2009
Ares project participated, last Feb. 27, in the meeting "Consolider: source of ideas for innovation" held in Málaga, Spain. The meeting's goal was the promotion of research results transfer conducted through the Consolider Program to the productive sector.
Presentation ARES: [PDF]
4th Steering committee meetingJan 16, 2009
Fourth SC meeting held in Castelldefels (KISON/UOC premises) on January 14. Activity report submitted to the External Scientific Committee is commented. Discussed the state of the addendum to the agreement for the creation of a common fund. Design of first annual report to be sent to the Ministry on March 2009.
Activity Report submitted to External Scientific CommitteeNov 15, 2008
An activity report (Oct. 1, 2007 to Sep. 30, 2008) and the specific deliverables have been sent by the ARES Coordinator to the Chair of the External Scientific Committee (Prof. Samarati).
1st workshop INTERCONSOLIDERMay 18, 2008
The 1st workshop INTERCONSOLIDER between CONSOLIDER ARES and CONSOLIDER i-MATH was held at the CIEM headquarters (Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain) in May 15 - 16, 2008.
- Mª Isabel González Vasco (i-MATH). [PDF]
- Josep Domingo-Ferrer (ARES). [PDF], [PDF]
- Maria Bras (ARES). [PDF]
1st ARES plenary meetingApr 28, 2008
The Steering Committee organized an ARES plenary meeting in Ciutat de Mallorca on April 25, 2008. All ARES researchers holding a Ph. D. were there, and some predoctoral students as well. The goal of the meeting was that the team members should know each other and each other's research interests. Since the team consists of six groups, many team members had never met before.
3rd Steering committee meetingApr 28, 2008
Third SC meeting held in Ciutat de Mallorca (GIDET/UIB premises) on April 24. Discussion on the expected operation of the External Scientific Committee. Review of staff hiring, publications, productivity indicators and workplan fulfillment.
ARES External Scientific CommitteeFeb 25, 2008
The steering committee of ARES has invited a few well-known international researchers on security to join the ARES External Scientific Committee. The committee is chaired by Prof. Pierangela Samarati (who is also appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to the CONSOLIDER Scientific Committee). Committee members are as follows:
- Prof. Pierangela Samarati (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy). Chair.
- Prof. Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium).
- Dr. Mark Elliot (Manchester University, UK)
- Dr. George Danezis (Microsoft Research, UK)
- Prof. Dr. Stefan Katzenbeisser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jana Dittmann (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany)
- Prof. Dr. Eiji Okamoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan).
2nd Steering committee meetingFeb 13, 2008
Second SC meeting held in Castelldefels (KISON/UOC premises) on February 11. The flow of funds between the co-ordinating institution (URV) and the participating institutions is reviewed. The composition of the External Scientific Committee is approved. Information on the scientific progress of ARES is compiled in view of writing the initial report to be sent to the Ministry on March 2008.
1st Steering committee meetingSep 15, 2007
Kick-off SC meeting held at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (CRISES/URV premises) on September 13. The intergroup information flow is agreed upon, and a selection is made among the applicants to the first predoctoral and postdoctoral call.