Partner Profile: CETIC

As the project coordinator of BEACON, CETIC will take an active role in coordinating research work with dissemination, exploitation and reporting activities.

CETIC’s main mission is to support economic development by transferring research results and expertise to ICT companies, particularly SMEs. The knowledge developed by CETIC is made available to companies to help them integrate these technological breakthroughs into their products, processes and services, enabling them to innovate faster, save time and money and develop new markets.


CETIC is an applied research centre in the field of ICT located in Belgium.
CETIC is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001 by the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), the University of Namur (UNAMUR) and the University of Mons (UMONS). CETIC’s board is composed of industry representatives from the ICT sector and universities.

In the BEACON, CETIC will contribute to the requirements analysis and will help in the definition of the BEACON framework. CETIC is responsible for the research on security for both the cloud network management and the cloud infrastructure management. CETIC contributes to the experimentation phase and the testbed sites. Based on its experience in managing exploitation plans for European projects, CETIC leads the exploitation task and actively participates in dissemination activities in relevant conferences and events like NetFutures 2015 or CloudScape 2015.

CETIC has extensive experience in the area of cloud and distributed computing. CETIC also has experience in the coordination of European research projects and has been strongly involved in several EU funded projects related to Security, Cloud and Grid: HPC4U, GridTrust, AssessGrid, CoreGrid, BEinGRID, Reservoir and PaaSage.

CETIC has contributed to industrial standardisation efforts in the area of cloud security, and is taking part to standardisation efforts at CEN/CENELEC and ISO. For example, CETIC is member of the ISO working group dedicated to software quality for small development teams and has contributed to the ISO 29110 standard. CETIC has thus a strong expertise in software development process improvement and in source code analysis.

Finally CETIC also develops technology assets in optimisation like OscaR.cbls and in Internet of Things like 6LBR. OscaR.cbls is an open source solver for local search. It supports variables of both integer and set of integer types and includes roughly 80 invariants as well as constraints. OscaR.cbls has been used in many optimisation fields like planning for health care treatment or vehicle routing. 6LBR is a deployment ready 6LoWPAN/RPL Border Router based on Contiki. It provides network configuration and monitoring and supports out of the box redundant and distributed operating modes. 6LBR is used in academia as well as in industrial deployments and demos.

These technology assets are ready to be included in research projects and ready to be applied on additional use cases.

To find out more about CETIC visit their website, or see the other partners in the BEACON project.