The UPV/EHU is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7.000 people throughout 31 faculties and schools distributed in three campuses with over 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU is the Spanish University offering the highest number of degrees, one third of these degrees having a quality mention from the Spanish Ministry of Education. UPV/EHU is not only one of the leading universities in Spain according to a recently published ranking (www.webometrics.info) but also one of the leading universities in the European area for the quality of its teaching, its commitment to continuous training and the excellence of its researc, development and innovation. Since the first Research Framework Programmes, the UPV/EHU has been very active and has participated in over 40 projects from the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), mainly in the Activity Area 3 (NMP) and Activity area 2 (ICT). Concerning FP7, up to the date, the UPV/EHU participates in 44 projects, coordinating 7 of them, with more than 13.5 million euro of FP7 financing.
Role in the project. Based on this experience, main EHU contributions will be focused on:
- Performing a successful management of the project (leader of WP1).
- Leading the technical specification of GERYON modules/interfaces (leader of T2.5).
- Leading the orchestration of emergency services over heterogeneous networks: (i) design and development of GEMS/TAMS (leader of T3.3), (ii) design of the reference GEGW as an enabler to connect PMR systems with IMS infrastructure (leader of T4.1) and (iii) implementation of TD-EGS module for LTE in order to support the GERYON-specific advanced procedures (leader of T5.3).
- Supporting the integration of system components (leader of T6.1) into the pilot network provided by the Basque Government / ITELAZPI.
The UPV/EHU with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Education has set up the European Projects Office for supporting and managing legal, administrative and financial issues related to EU research projects. The involved research group has proven its capability in proposing innovative logic for the enhanced management of services under IMS infrastructure (FP7 ICT ADAMANTIUM). As well, the availability of an LTE pilot in UPV/EHU premises will ensure the definition of the necessary procedures for an accurate management of emergency services.
Short profile of the staff members
Dr Fidel Liberal received his PhD in 2005 from the UPV/EHU. In 2002 co-founded a spin-off (Captiva Seguridad y Soluciones) devoted to security in computer networks. He led the project ADVISER II (Basque Government) devoted to Packet Sniffing and participated in (Garcreth 2003-2006) Security project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. Lately he has been the technical coordinator of the EHU in FP7-ADAMANTIUM (2007-2010) project.
Dr José Ramón Otegi is a doctor in innovation project management and Master in Business Administration, with twenty years experience in the development and management of innovation projects for industry and local governments. He has participated as project manager in several European Commission projects and acts as external expert for IST/ICT programme since 1992. Important part of his work is the introduction of innovative techniques in organisations.
Dr Armando Ferro works as professor at the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao, UPV/EHU, and he is PI of the NQaS research group. He received his PhD in Information Technologies in 2002. He counts with 20 years of communications and security experience; and he is founder of the securityrelated company Nextel.