The EBSIS project addresses the “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” topic in the Horizon 2020 work programme, and in particular the scope of Twinning actions. The objective of the project is to stimulate the scientific excellence and to strengthen the research activity of the Faculty of Computer Science within Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iaşi (UAIC), Romania, by creating a collaboration link with three internationally leading research institutions: Institute of Informatics, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland (UNINE), Faculty of Informatics, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (TUD), and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (UCL).
EBSIS will raise the research profile of the initiating institution, Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC, Romania by extending the ground base for, and strengthening a new research field, event based systems – security, dependability and scalability. The project impact will be visible at multiple levels: extending the area of knowledge for senior students through specific training, strengthening the expertise of senior research staff and increasing the networking of the initiating institution through outreach actions. This impact will be achieved by means of collaboration with research groups in the two partner institutions, which possess a high level of expertise in research on the given field. For details, consult Concept and Objectives section.
The specific types of collaboration actions included in the proposal involve multiple categories of personnel in the initiating institution that will benefit from the action as targeted audience, from students enrolled in the educational programme to established researchers.
The three internationally-leading research partners (UNINE, TUD and UCL) possess an excellent background on the targeted research field and with respect to planned actions, including numerous publications, participation in several EU funded projects, and organization of various manifestations such as conferences, workshops and doctoral schools. Besides the valuable experience transfer towards the initiating institution, the benefit of the project is also twofold. UAIC can also offer expertise in areas that connect to the event based systems field such as information security. This synergy provides a strong potential for successful establishment of future research projects between the consortium partners.