Context and Purpose

ILNAS  and the University of Luxembourg, through its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), are engaged in a new partnership through the research programme “Technical Standardisation for Trustworthy ICT, Aerospace, and Construction”. This new partnership extends and strengthens the previous collaboration (“Technical Standardisation for the Trusted Use of Smart ICT” - 2017-2020). The proposed follow-up ILNAS-SnT research programme 2021-2024 is consciously sector-oriented and targets three highly relevant growth sectors for Luxembourg’s economy, in line with the National Standardization Strategy 2020-2030. The three sectors addressed in this programme are a) ICT, b) Aerospace, and c) Construction. The economic power of these three domains is strongly influenced by characteristics related to trustworthiness, security, and privacy, all major themes in technical standardisation. Consequently, policies, regulations, and standards are required to enhance trust in each particular domain-specific ecosystem.

This research programme allows for common work to accomplish the individual missions and strategies of the partners. On the one hand, for ILNAS, it plays a central role for Pillar IV of the National Standardization Strategy 2020-2030 “Development of research and education about standardization” and the third project “Supporting and strengthening the Education about Standardization and the related research activities” of the technical standardisation policies implemented by ILNAS for all three sectors. On the other hand, the University of Luxembourg has three main targets: research, education and societal impact. The impact on society is addressed by working with ILNAS through this research programme and related educational activities.

As in the previous partnership agreement, and considering the established dynamic of communication and collaboration between the partners, the purpose of this website is to serve as a means of information to regularly report on research activities within the programme to the national market. It is understood that the research activities within this programme are long-term in nature, targeting results of scientific value appropriate for peer-review publication. These results could play a key role to provide state-of-the-art input to technical standardisation, which can in turn then be leveraged to bring them to the market.