About the organisers

European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is a centre of network and information security expertise for the EU, its member states, the private sector and Europe’s citizens. ENISA works with these groups to develop advice and recommendations on good practice in information security. It assists EU member states in implementing relevant EU legislation and works to improve the resilience of Europe’s critical information infrastructure and networks. ENISA seeks to enhance existing expertise in EU member states by supporting the development of cross-border communities committed to improving network and information security throughout the EU. More information about ENISA and its work can be found at www.enisa.europa.eu/


The European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT Unit H4 Trust and Security)

Mission Statement: Every European Digital
The mission of DG CONNECT is to make every European digital by:

  • achieving the digital single market
  • reinforcing Europe's competitiveness by increasing investment in ICT research and innovation
  • promoting the access and use of ICT to the benefit of EU society
  • implementing the "acquis communautaire" (EU legislation) in the area of Information Society and Media

Implementation of this mission will be ensured by delivery on the objectives and actions of the Digital Agenda for Europe and related flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy.



Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus

The Department has experienced significant growth over the last few years, and is now home to 21 faculty, with strong groups in artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer networks, data management, graphics and virtual reality, internet computing, software engineering and theoretical computer science. The Department offers a Bachelor degree in Computer Science as well as five Master degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.

The Department has a strong research infrastructure comprising high-performance clusters and storage area networks, cloud computing facilities, smart-phones and sensing devices and virtual reality equipment. Over the last 6 years, our Department has been involved in more than 130 research projects funded from both the European Union and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation with total funding of over 13 million euros.



Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2012

During its Presidency, Cyprus will work Τowards a Better Europe, more relevant to its citizens and to the world; meaning a more effective Europe, contributing to growth and job creation. A European Union working on the basis of the underlying principle of solidarity, committing itself to a better future, promoting social cohesion and providing hope to its citizens; a European Union, with an enhanced role in the international scene.  All efforts will be directed to bequeath a better Europe to the younger generations.

The priorities of the Cyprus Presidency are:

  1. Europe, more efficient and sustainable
  2. Europe, with a better performing and growth economy
  3. Europe, more relevant to its citizens, with solidarity and social cohesion
  4. Europe in the world, closer to its neighbours

Τhe four priorities are further elaborated in the six month Programme of the Presidency.

More here: www.cy2012.eu