ARES gathers six of the most dynamic Spanish research groups in the area of information security and virtually all existing Spanish groups in the area of information privacy. Among those groups are the two only ones recognized by the government of Catalonia as consolidated research groups in information security. The resulting team consists of nearly 100 researchers, of which more than two thirds hold a Ph.D.

Scientifically, the endeavor of ARES is to create technologies that conciliate security, privacy and functionality in the information society.

ARES seeks to demonstrate its achievements in five application domains:

  • Critical information infrastructures
  • Ubiquitous computation
  • Digital content protection
  • Secure electronic commerce
  • Private data management