What is ERRIC?

The Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers (A&C) within the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest is already well known as both a national and regional centre of excellence in Intelligent Information Technologies.

The main goal of the ERRIC project is to empower A&C existing excellence in research by unlocking its significant research potential and enhancing its national and regional leadership position in selected areas of Intelligent Information Technologies:

  • agreement technologies, 
  • semantic and collaborative technologies for the web, 
  • advanced grid technologies, 
  • large scale distributed system services, 
  • and adaptive intelligent control.

Throughout this project, fostering high quality research in these areas of A&C expertise will lead to a comprehensive and sustainable integration of A&C into the wider European Research Area context.

Based on our SWOT analysis of existing competence and experience, the project Action Plan includes:

  • Strengthening our research and technological innovation capacities by supporting and mobilizing existing human resources, recruitment of experienced researchers, and expansion of the research infrastructure;
  • Establish an ambitious research agenda to significantly develop our research potential in the identified strategic areas, and bring A&C research activity to the highest European level;
  • Leverage existing relationships with 11 well established European research entities in 5 EU countries to achieve two-way secondments for exchanging know-how and experience, develop strategic partnerships, and dramatically widen A&C existing research network;
  • Organize high quality scientific events focused on knowledge sharing and network building, to raise international awareness of A&C research capacity;
  • Enhance the dynamic research environment and collaborative links with leading IT companies to support wider socio-economic impact through commercial exploitation of research results and user-driven innovation;
  • Promote A&C research excellence and disseminate the project results to maximize visibility at regional, European and international level.