Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety (Ispra ISIS)

Institut des systèmes, de l'information et de la sûreté

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History

1990, as Centre for Information Technologies and Electronics -- Centre des technologies de l'information et de l'électronique, as one of 8 institutes constituting Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate-General of European Commission (EC). Subsequently became: Centre for Systems Engineering and Informatics -- Centre des technologies de l'information et de l'électronique; Institute for Systems Engineering and Informatics (Ispra ISEI) -- Institut d'ingénierie des systèmes et de l'informatique. Present name adopted 1996. Also referred to as ISIS. Merged with part of Space Applications Institute (Ispra SAI) to form Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), Sep 2001.

Aims

Support European Union policies with systems-oriented research in areas where the safety and humanitarian security of the citizen are of concern; develop techniques for the assessment of risk in complex systems; apply information, communication and engineering technologies for improving their reliability, safety and security.

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Activities

Systems-oriented research focuses on the following policy support themes (application areas): nuclear safeguards, non-proliferation and international humanitarian security; cyber-security, knowledge access and assessment in combating fraud; natural and technological risks and emergencies. Provides services to other Directorates-General and services of the European Commission, covering policy making from conception of a new policy through support in its development and implementation to its monitoring and evaluation and calling on the expertise of research establishments through a network and collaborative action. Units (6): Safeguards and verification techniques; Technologies for detection and positioning; Reliable information technologies; Methodologies for information analysis; Risk management and decision support; Safety in structural mechanics.

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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Safety
    • Hazards
  • Informatics, Classification
    • Informatics
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems
  • Security
    • Security
  • Peace
    • Humanitarian

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

K0298

Last News Received

2002
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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