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Public information on Artemis nSHIELD

Project information of the Artemis nSHIELD project is at


The nSHIELD project aims at being a pioneer investigation to address Security, Privacy and Dependability (SPD) in the context of Embedded Systems (ESs) as “built in” rather than as “add-on” functionalities, proposing and perceiving with this strategy the first step toward SPD certification for future ES. The leading concept is to demonstrate composability of SPD technologies. Starting from current SPD solutions in ESs, the project will develop new technologies and consolidate the available ones in a solid basement that will become the reference milestone for a new generation of “SPD-ready” ESs. nSHIELD will approach SPD at 4 different levels: node, network, middleware and overlay. For each level, the state of the art in SPD of single technologies and solutions will be improved and integrated (hardware and communication technologies, cryptography, middleware, smart SPD applications, etc.). The SPD technologies will be enhanced with composable functionality, in order to fit in the nSHIELD architectural framework.

nSHIELD architecture view

The composability of SHIELD architectural framework will have great impact on the system design costs and time to market of new SPD solutions in ESs. At the same time, the integrated use of SPD metrics in the SHIELD framework will have impact on the development cycles of SPD in ESs because the qualification, (re-)certification and (re-)validation process of a SHIELD framework instance will be faster, easier and widely accepted. The use of an overlay approach to SPD and the introduction of semantic technologies address the complexity associated with the design, development and deployment of built-in SPD in ESs. Using semantics, the available technologies can be automatically composed to match the needed, application specific SPD levels, resulting also in an effort reduction during all the design, operational and maintaining phases. The nSHIELD approach is based on modularity and expandability, and can be adopted to bring built-in SPD solutions in all the strategic sector of ARTEMIS, such as transportation, communication, health, energy and manufacturing.

In order to verify these important achievements, the project will validate the SHIELD integrated system by means of an application scenario: monitoring of freight trains transporting hazardous material.

The Artemis prosjektet nSHIELD (new embedded Systems arHItecturE for multi-Layer Dependable solutions) har fått støtte av Norges forksningsråd under prosjektnr 203172/I40 den 2 juli 2010.

The Norwegian contribution is part of the multi-national Artemis nSHIELD project . [The Kick-off took place on 19 October 2011]

The project partners are: SESM, SelexElsag, ANSALDO-STS, Eurotech, STM, TRS, Università Genova, Università Sapienza Roma,ATHENA, Hellenic Aerospace, Integrated Systems Development, European Software Institute, Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa , Critical SW, Atos-Origin, Movation AS, NOOM, ESIS, THYIA Tehnologije, Acorde Technologies

Work packages

The following work packages are identified

WP1 - Project Management

  • Task 1.1 - Project management
  • Task 1.2 - Liaisons

WP2 - SPD Metric, requirements and system design

  • Task 2.1 - Multi-technology requirements & specification
  • Task 2.2 - Multi-technology SPD metrics
  • Task 2.3 - Multi-technology architectural design

WP3 - SPD Node

  • Task 3.1 - SDR/Cognitive Enabled node
  • Task 3.2 - Micro/Personal node
  • Task 3.3 - Power node
  • Task 3.4 - Dependable self-x and cryptographic technologies
  • Task 3.5 - Cryptographic technologies

WP4 - SPD Network

  • Task 4.1 - Smart SPD driven transmission
  • Task 4.2 - Distributed self-x models
  • Task 4.3 - Reputation-based resource management technologies
  • Task 4.2 - Trusted and dependable Connectivity

WP5 - SPD Middleware & Overlay

  • Task 5.1 - SPD driven Semantics
  • Task 5.2 - Core SPD services
  • Task 5.3 - Policy-based management
  • Task 5.4 - Adaptation of legacy systems
  • Task 5.4 - Overlay monitoring and reacting system by security agents

WP6 - Platform integration, validation & demonstration

  • Task 6.1 - Multi-Technology System Integration
  • Task 6.2 - Multi-Technology Validation & Verification
  • Task 6.3 - Lifecycle SPD Support

WP7 - SPD Applications

  • Task 7.1 - Railways Security
  • Task 7.2 - Voice/Facial recognition
  • Task 7.3 - Dependable Avionic System
  • Task 7.4 - Social Mobility Networking

WP8 - Knowledge exchange and industrial validation

  • Task 8.1 - Dissemination
  • Task 8.2 - Standardization
  • Task 8.3 - Exploitation


nSHIELD is an Artemis project in the security area, expected to demonstrate applications using some of the functionality needed for security, privacy and dependability (SPD) in embedded systems. The demonstrations will focus on

  • matrices for SPD functionality
  • new hardware for secure embedded systems
  • SPD measures in embedded platforms
  • integration of sensor networks across heterogeneous providers


Coordinator contact

Norwegian Contacts

For further information, please contact