Work Packages

Work Package 1 - Project and Technical Management

WP1 aims to guaranteeing the successful administration and control, risk management, and quality assurance on management, legal and ethics levels. Specifically, the WP effectively monitors the project, in administrative, technical, scientific and financial terms, guarantees the adherence of the work to the overall project plans, available resources and timing, and offers the necessary interface to the EU services and external actors. Further, it assures the high quality of the project outcomes and compliance with emerging standards and identifies project risks by performing an effective risk management process.

Lead partner:
Atos It Solutions And Services Iberia Sl
Coordinator: Tomas Pariente Lobo

Work Package 2 - Requirements, Specifications & Reference Architecture

WP2 identifies the gaps in distributed data management, extracts the user requirements translating them into functional for the design of the overall architecture. Specific aims are to develop comprehension of the end-users and industry players by formalising the needs and requirements of various actors and stakeholders in the sector, to identify the functional requirements by collecting the user requirements and specifications and translate them into technical requirements and system specifications, and to identify and design the APIs specifications, which will give input to the integration activities and the development of TANGO components. Further, the work package follows a security-and-privacy by design approach and deliver the project’s architecture, embedding integrity, confidentiality and availability in TANGO platform, and performs a privacy impact assessment and to
ensure full understanding of necessary actions for compliance with respect to existing legislative and regulatory requirements.

Lead partner:
Panepistimio Thessalias

Work Package 3 - Distributed Privacy-Preserving Data Management and Storage

WP3 is dedicated to data innovations based on distributed ledgers and encryption/decryption mechanisms acting as trust enablers. Specifically, it aims to create a decentralised data-sharing ecosystem using blockchain technology, to design and develop of a dynamically configurable trustworthiness module, and to assess the security context through risk levels for data sharing or storing. Further, it allows users to maintain ownership throughout the whole lifecycle of the data sharing process, it protects data confidentiality and achieve data traceability through distributed encryption/decryption, and finally it expand the notion of confidentiality to non-personal data.

Lead partner:
Technische Universiteit Delft
Coordinator: Kaitai Liang

Work Package 4 - Distributed Trust Management Framework

WP4 focuses on self-sovereign identity management and behavioural authentication for users and devices. Specifically, it aims to develop a distributed identity solution based on a Self-Sovereign approach as well as to create a secure and easy way for users to verify their identity with Highest Level of Assurance (eIDAS) without any physical presence from the user’s side as well as seamless plug-and-play setup for the IoT devices. Further, it provides the ability to users to authenticate to the TANGO framework in a frictionless manner through automatic, multi-factor and continuous behavioural authentication, it prevents the compromise and exploitation of IoT devices through continuous device authentication by monitoring the devices’ behavioural patterns, and finally it allows organisations to verify the identity of end-users while responding to data subject right requests in a secure and automatic manner.

Lead partner:
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy
Coordinator: Anni Karinsalo

Work Package 5 - AI-based Framework for Green & Trustworthy Operations

WP5 is dedicated to the development of AI technologies for green data operations and explainable AI techniques for the end users. Specific activities include the automatization of the Machine Learning workflow to improve energy efficiency during the training of AI models, the revelation of patterns and features that will enable the comprehension, analysis and modelling of data, and the optimization of energy consumption during the execution of a programme on a single node. Further, the WP aims to increase trustworthiness and privacy through the identification of privacy risks inflicted by AI mechanisms and processes, enable operators/citizens to understand the context which results and recommendations based on AI mechanisms are produced, and finally to develop measures to make any IT system responsive, power-consumption, privacy and data-protection aware.

Lead partner:
Atos It Solutions And Services Iberia Sl
Coordinator: Tomas Pariente Lobo

Work Package 6 - User Interfaces and Platform Integration

WP6 integrates individual components along with the development of the user interfaces. A first activity is to setup a Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) environment to ease the development, testing and integration processes and achieve higher quality software that complies to the defined requirements and specifications. Further, it tests the TANGO framework at different levels (unit, integration and system/end-to-end tests) to verify its correct system-level operation and functionality, ensuring the quality of the produced integrated solution. Moreover, it integrates all software components developed in the technological work packages and releases the TANGO framework in two major releases and it delivers the produced TANGO artifacts to WP7 for execution
and experimental validation of the platform in the pilot sites. Finally, it aims to develop a user-friendly interface for citizens and stakeholders complemented with insightful reports and visualisation analytics based on the functionality of the components defined in the technological work packages.

Lead partner:
Netcompany-Intrasoft S.A.
Coordinator: Panagiotis Matzakos

Work Package 7 - Pilot Demonstration and Validation

WP7 designs, demonstrates and implements the validation campaigns. Specifically, it aims to prepare an extensive plan that will allow the evaluation and validation of the TANGO proposed technical solutions against the KPIs and requirements identified in the context of WP2. In order to do that, it recruits highly representative end-users to participate to the TANGO pilot demonstrators, train them and support them during the execution of the pilots. Finally, it evaluates TANGO individual technological components, their interoperability and the overall system, validates the overall TANGO solution and demonstrate its value proposition by testing it in six distinct use cases/pilots, and conducts a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the results of the tests and pilots conducted, aiming to identify meaningful improvements and inform the TANGO exploitation strategy and plan accordingly.

Lead partner:
University Of Piraeus Research Center
Coordinator: Evangelia Kopanaki

Work Package 8 - Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation

WP8 coordinates the foreseen communication and dissemination activities and the policy
recommendations along with exploitation aspects for the proposed innovations and outcomes. Specifically, the work package develops the project dissemination and communication strategy and to disseminate the TANGO concept and findings to all key actors in the field, and integrate their feedback to the specification, design, development and evaluation work. Further activities include the identification of the exploitation potential of produced results by all project partners, the assessment of the market outlook and the performance of techno-economic analysis regarding the commercial use of TANGO developed technology, and the continuous management of Intellectual Property Rights.
Finally, the work package aims to identify and analyse the innovation potential of TANGO, to
monitor standardisation activities and coordinate the interaction of the consortium members with relevant technology fora and working group activities, and to provide policy recommendations on distributed infrastructures, secure data exchange and data spaces.

Lead partner:
The Lisbon Council For Economic Competitiveness Asbl
Coordinator: Francesco Mureddu

Leadership Team

Project Coordinator
Tomas Pariente Lobo (ATOS Spain)

Technical and scientific Manager
Kaitai Liang (TU Delft)

Standardisation Manager:
Juergen Neises (Fujitsu DE)

Data Manager:
KU Leuven

Innovation Manager:
Eleni Veroni (Netcompany-Intrasoft)

Dissemination Manager:
Francesco Mureddu (The Lisbon Council)

Quality Manager:
Juergen Neises (Fujitsu DE)

Ethics Advisor:
George Athanasiou and Nikos Avgerinos (DBC Europe)