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Project Meetings and Events

ZONeSEC 1st official pilot at ACCIONA's premises

Torija, Guadalajara, Spain March 2017

From 12th to 16th of March 2018, the first official pilot of ZONESEC project was held in Torija, (Guadalajara, Spain ).

The Pilot was held in ACCIONA ( ) premises and focused on the protection of the highway administrative concession facilities against simulated illicit activities The scenario used to demonstrate the ZONeSEC system was compromised of a combination of physical and cyber intrusions into the Traffic Control Centre and a weather station (60km away).

During the Pilot, the project participants demonstrated to stakeholders the latest developments in the surveillance of critical infrastructures, more specifically in the deployment of low cost plug&play sensors, the fusion of multiple sources of data, the integration of legacy sensors, the simulation of incidents, near real time distributed communication supporting the system’s data exchange, and the Common Operational Picture (including its mobile version).

For more information please see below:

Press release 

Short demo video on youtube 

ZONeSEC 6th plenary meeting and 4th On site Integration pilot

Elefsina, Greece on 11-15 December, 2017

From 11th to 15th December 2017, the fourth On-site Integration Pilot (OIP) was held in Patima Elefsinas, Greece.

The goal was to further test the ZONeSEC system in close-to-reality conditions and to prepare it for the 1st official pilot exercise in ACCIONA in 2018.

Some new features that were introduced and tested are:

1. scalability of complete framework

2. security mechanisms in all ZONeSEC platform layers

3. Improvements in UAV tasking mechanisms and integration with COP

4. Participation of mini-UAV systems from remote location (Cyprus)

For more information please see below:

Available presentation


CEN Workshop (CEN/WS)– ‘Interoperability of security systems for the surveillance of widezones’

Athens, Greece on 11 December, 2017

Critical infrastructure, such as highways, energy lines or pipelines, may spread over large areas covering wide geographic zones called widezones. There is clearly a need to provide proper security for such infrastructure against illicit actions and against incidents that may escalate to crises. Damages, intentional or not, to critical points (functions, equipment and controls) can compromise the integrity of the involved CI installations and the security of energy and resources supply, with adverse socio-economic effects to citizens, customers and the environment (major accidents). These could lead to large systemic failures of the processes operating in widezones, while economic stability, safety and security in Europe could be potentially compromised. As a result, developing 24/7 surveillance systems for the security of widezones is of major strategic relevance to European economies, industries, authorities and citizens.

The “ZONeSEC” FP7 project partners have worked together towards identifying a guide to a total solution for the protection of widezone infrastructures. A wide range of stakeholders across the EU might be benefiting of guidance and offers guidelines on the architecture in order to address the processing and communication performance limitations, introducing concepts like sensor clusters and sensor capillaries.

This CWA provided guidance on aspects of the communication requirements between the entities in a widezone surveillance system and in particular the data and metadata that needs to be exchanged.

The kick-off meeting was held on 11 December 2017 in Athens, where the draft Project Plan has been approved and can be found below:

Project Plan (pdf format)

The final deliverable of this Workshop is expected to be published in Q1 2019.

End Users Workshop and Standardization Workshop

Athens, Greece on 18-19 October, 2017

On October 18-19, 2017 the End-User & Standardization Workshops was held at Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, Athens.

More than 40 participants attended different sessions and participated in sessions related to standardization activities, requirements of security in critical infrastructures, data protection and privacy, as well as dissemination and exploitation. Feedback was collected in the form of surveys, interviews etc and will be used in future ZONeSEC deliverables.


Useful Links


Agenda (.pdf format)

Presentations: (.pdf format


ZONeSEC End Users Workshop and Standardization Workshop

Athens, Greece on 18-19 October, 2017

On behalf of the ZONeSEC Consortium, we are pleased to invite you to the End-User & Standardization Workshops that will be held in Stratos Vassilikos Hotel, Athens, Greece on 18th and 19th October, 2017.


The ZONeSEC project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, brings together novel and existing solutions into a system-of-systems that improve the surveillance of wide critical infrastructures (e.g. gas  pipes, highways, water treatment plants). The ZONeSEC project aims to address the needs of Widezones surveillance by defining a new European-wide framework, which will extend beyond a sole technical proposition. Driven by the need to yield a holistic and uniform approach, ZONeSEC redefines the issue of security of widezones by taking into consideration issues pertaining to costs, complexity, vulnerability, societal acceptance and ethics.


The ZONeSEC consortium strongly believes that end-users’ feedback has been highly valuable to the project’s progress. Information on the daily security operations at different infrastructure types has helped us better understand the challenges of critical infrastructure surveillance. Additionally the contribution of technology experts (industry, research organizations, SMEs etc) in various fields of application of the ZONeSEC project can contribute to the development of a set of pre-normative standards and the establishment of a CEN Workshop Agreement – CWA, on Interoperability and inter-changeability of equipment and systems, processes and methodologies for application to the surveillance of Widezones.


Support from all interested stakeholders is necessary to ensure the outcomes of the ZONeSEC project will add value to the security of critical infrastructures.

We would be glad if you joined us for the upcoming event, which will focus on four aspects:


  • Standardization activities (draft preparation that will form the basis of the CWA document); (18th October)


  • Requirements of security in critical infrastructures; (19th October)


  • Data protection and privacy; (19th October)


  • Dissemination and exploitation. (19th October)


    Please refer to the agenda  to see the work plan for addressing the four topics, and to find out more about your role and expected contribution.


    Useful Links


    Agenda (.pdf format)


    ZONeSEC 5th pleanry meeting and 3rd on-site integration pilot

    Târgu Mures, Romania on 14-16 June, 2017

    From 14th to 16th June 2017, the third On-site Integration Pilot (OIP) was held in Târgu Mures, Romania.

    The goal was to further test the integration of Security Capillaries and Clusters on the ZONeSEC system in close-to-reality conditions and to prepare the final demonstration for 2018.

    Video  and photographs from the third OIP can be found here:

    Presentation of the third OIP can be found here:

    Other Available documents: Press release from 3rd OIP

    ZONeSEC 4th plenary meeting and 2nd on-site integration pilot

    Athens, Greece on 8-16 December, 2016

    The project partners gathered in Athens, Greece (December 8-16, 2016) participating in the 4th ZONeSEC plenary meeting organised by Attikes Diadromes. During the last 3 days, the 2nd on-site integration pilot of the project was successfully implemented at Attikes Diadromes premises. Partners had the opportunity to test new functionalities and their developments till that time while discussing on a technical level on how to further improve the performance of their deliveries. 

    ZONeSEC 3rd plenary meeting

    Dresden, Germany on June 27-29, 2016

    The project partners gathered in Dresden, Germany (June 27-29, 2016) participating in the 3rd  ZONeSEC plenary meeting organised by Technical University of Dresden. The partners had the chance to discuss on the main outcomes of the 1st OIP in Madrid and also on their progress till that time related to ZONeSEC developments. New milestones and action points were defined for the next semester to be obtained. 

    ZONeSEC 2nd plenary meeting and 1st on-site integration pilot

    Madrid, Spain on November 17-19, 2015

    The project partners gathered in Madrid, Spain (November 17-19, 2015) participating in the 2nd ZONeSEC plenary meeting organised by ATOS. During the last day, the 1st on-site integration pilot of the project was successfully implemented at ACCIONA's premises. 

    ZONeSEC Proof of Concept meeting

    Madrid, Spain on July 2, 2015

    On July 2, partners ACCIONA, TEKNIKER and ATOS visited the ACCIONA Control Centre in Madrid to start working on the proof of concept demonstration of ZONeSEC. Among others, a first assessment of the end-user's premises and available infrastructure was obtained acquiring useful feedback related to the way the 1st OIP should be organized and executed. 

    ZONeSEC 1st plenary meeting

    Chania, Greece on May 12-13, 2015

    The project partners gathered in Chania, Greece (May12-13, 2015) participating in the 1st ZONeSEC plenary meeting organised by GAP Analysis. The partners had the chance to assess their work progress during the first 6 months of the project and define/refine their strategy for obtaining their goals during the next half of project's first calendar year.

    ZONeSEC kick-off meeting

    Athens, Greece on December 10-11, 2014

    The ZONeSEC KoM has been organised by EXODUS and held in Athens, Greece, on the 10-11 December 2014 in Stratos Vasilikos Hotel.

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