NiSIS is a European Project under the Co-ordinated Action (CA) scheme with the following
overall mission aims:
Encourage cross-disciplinary team-based thinking to cross-fertilise engineering
and life science understanding into advanced inter-operable systems.
Progress the theme of adaptivity beyond curiosity and basic earlier engineering
concepts and theory, via the spur of naturally-occurring phenomena and self-emergent
Elaborate the themes of hierarchy, modularity, redundancy, learning capacity etc
in pursuit of greater robustness and reliability against uncertainties, time-variations
and fault conditions for large information systems.
Incorporate the large body of knowledge on systems dynamics, modelling and identification/estimation
into hybrid structures based on intelligent paradigms.
Develop a Taxonomy and Strategic Roadmap to describe the state-of-the-art knowledge
in the different disciplines about intelligent systems and to signpost a future
for integration of deeper nature-inspired concepts into smart devices and systems.
This aims to prepare for long term goals leading beyond FP6.
Provide training and education across the relevant disciplines via workshops, symposia,
Best Practice Guidelines etc.
Foster Technology Transfer via competitive team-based feasibility Workshops on realistic
Co-ordinate the Project with a management structure which fosters cross-disciplinary
endeavours via Focus Groups, Task Forces on innovative concepts , Annual symposia
Grow a new set of teams/groups via recruitment of new partners/partners steadily
over 3 years, with a target of about 100 actively participating members.
Encourage promising young researchers in the field, spin-off ventures and SME via
interchange of students and researchers using Web-based material and short Schools
providing expertise transfer.
- Establish links with other scientific projects and organisations, such as EU Networks
of Excellence, which are working in the generic field of intelligent systems, via
Web-site data and information communication.
Further details can be found in NiSIS Annex
I - "Description of Work".