Project Name: Nature-Inspired Smart Information System
February 1, 2005
January 1, 2008
NiSIS is a European Project under the Co-ordinated Action (CA) scheme
following overall mission aims:
to co-ordinate multi-disciplinary studies and research endeavours into
development and utilisation of intelligent paradigms in advanced
to extend investigations into emerging new areas inspired by nature,
biological (i.e. micro) and behavioural (i.e. macro) levels for visionary
concepts of information processing and architectures.
The Co-ordination action will comprise four parts aiming to interconnect
different disciplines and activities in an effective scheme:
The core of the project is a set of three Focus Groups which are to
scientific and technological contributions of the programme. There are
Groups on: Nature-inspired Data Technology, Nature-inspired Networks, and
Nature-inspired Systems Modelling, Optimisation and Control.
Technology Transfer will take results from the 3 Focus Groups in terms of
technological concepts and algorithms, but also contribute challenges via
Competitive Workshops concentrating on benchmarking situations taken from
real-life relating to IST situations. Training and Education will give
added-value in terms of cross-disciplinary instruction and motivation
an upcoming generation of young researchers. Each of these activities
present proactively in NiSIS as well as open to the wider community.
The overall integration of the Project will be overseen by an ITB
Technology Board), with participants from all of the above groups and
committees, thus providing both “pulling” technology from the life
“driving” the technology into IST via technical co-ordination of the
and a comprehensively designed Roadmap.
The co-ordination of NiSIS will be achieved via the management component
provided by the ELITE Foundation. Apart from the overall co-ordination,
assessment of the Project and project activities supervision, the
will seek collaboration between the participating multidisciplinary
well as new potential partners enhancing the research opportunities of
The Service Centre of NiSIS will support all the activities and will also
develop and administrate a dedicated web-site as part of an information
infrastructure for all interested institutions.
The officiel website is
The following HMI-member(s) is/are coordinator of this Project