Following the successful launch of the University Certificate “Smart ICT for business innovation” in September 2015 at the University of Luxembourg in partnership with the Institut luxembourgeois de la normalisation, de l'accréditation, de la sécurité et qualité des produits et services (ILNAS); the interdisciplinary center for security reliability and trust (SnT) and ILNAS entered a partnership to jointly develop Luxembourg as a European centre of excellence and innovation for secure, reliable, and trustworthy Smart ICT systems and services.
With emphasis on digital trust for smart ICT and the related standardization efforts, the scientific research in the context of this joint program focuses on the three main pillars of, Big Data & Analytics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and has the following objectives:
• "Smart ICT for business innovation" certificate. The joint research programme is of primary importance at national level, as it will serve to consolidate and sustain the "Smart ICT for business innovation" certificate, while implementing the project of a new Master in Lifelong Learning in the field "Smart ICT for Business Innovation".
• Smart ICT and Standardization. Creating an innovative environment on digital trust for smart ICT and the related standardization efforts with its core pillars Big Data & Analytics, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Cloud Computing.
• Big Data & Analytics. One goal is standardization of annotated clinical data in the context of international biomedical research, with CDISC as an example. Secondly, efficiency and confidentiality of Big Data integration at an international level has to be achieved. Data exchange procedures and formats are needed to improve the efficiency of Big Data sharing and data integration.
• Internet-of-Things (IoT). Standardization in the field of drones is still recent with no final standard yet released. The objective is to investigate the use of UAV drones in the context of homogeneous and heterogeneous drone fleets. Ensuring the proper functioning of the fleet raises new problems of optimization at the level of the communications based on the future dedicated protocols.
• Cloud Computing. The objective is to provide tools for analyzing and comparing prices offered by different Cloud providers. A thorough study of the different pricing methods of suppliers' services is therefore required. Cloud service pricing models will be developed to enable brokers to automatically be determining the best service selection strategy(s) according to customer criteria.