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Welcome to the FORWARD blog!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Welcome to the official FORWARD project blog! January marked the onset of the project with the kickoff meeting that was held on Monday January 21st at the Technical University of Vienna. The meeting was marked by lively discussion and active brainstorming. The primary topics discussed were the first FORWARD workshop, the project infrastructure, and the project working groups.

The workshop was scheduled for the 17th and 18th of April at Gothenburg, Sweden. The consortium will be inviting leaders in the field of security, from ongoing European projects, as well as experts from the industry and project managers from the Commission to participate in the workshop.

The consortium also highlighted topics of interest to each partner. The list includes: Distributed Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Fraud and Economics, Harassment and Misinformation, Smart Devices, Network Infrastructure, and Metrics. These topics will be included for discussion during the first FORWARD workshop. However we expect other topics to also come out of the discussion. These topics will form the basis of the consortium working groups (and also the focus of more blogs that will appear on this site!).

The FORWARD blogs site is only part of the online collaboration platform of the project. The exact synthesis of the platform was discussed during the project kickoff meeting. FORTH presented the web pages created for the project as well as the proposed collaboration tools. The tools included a wiki, online forums, an online file repository and this blog. All these will enable close collaboration between the partners as well as a basis for distribution of the work performed in the FORWARD project.