ICE project will study the factories and water treatment systems of the future, undertaking composite vulnerability analysis of interactions between edge devices, cloud platforms and legacy systems. This vulnerability analysis will be complemented by the use of AI at the edge of such systems to create and improve methods to demonstrate transparent processes mapping of data flows to expected activity at the periphery of integrated systems with advanced visualisation methods, and provide security and resilience assurances for critical infrastructures of the future. Inspiration will be taken from explainable and interpretable AI, considering human-machine interaction in the context of question-asking around pathways and interactions involving data, creating links to the ICE-AI project within the usability lens (see below). The Bristol Critical Infrastructures Testbed (which underpinned a linked PETRAS 1 demonstrator) will form a core source for the technical analysis.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is a British Research Council that provides government funding for grants to undertake research and postgraduate degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, mainly to universities in the United Kingdom.
PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity is a consortium of eleven leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.
The University of Bristol is a red brick research university in Bristol, England. Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network.