Technical Area 2 - Communications

Research Priorities for Horizon 2020:
  • Large heterogeneous sensors networks (HSN) for wide area surveillance
  • Secure vehicle communications for security applications
  • Next Generation Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) communications


Encompassing network related aspects and applicable services, communications are an enabler to security applications, such as border surveillance, homeland security, mobile systems for first responders and sensor networks for wide area surveillance.

Communications offer efficient and cost-effective mechanisms to exchange data between nodes, overcoming physical barriers and distance. Interoperability among diverse security systems is of paramount importance, as are the issues pertaining to confidentiality, privacy, security, safety and Reliability, Availability and Maintainability  / Serviceability / (RAM/RAS) conditions

TA-2 Officers