FUPOL aims at a completely new approach to citizen engagement in policy development. Major innovations like multichannel social computing and crowd sourcing will change the way politicians communicate with citizens and enterprises and take decisions. The system will be able to automatically collect, analyse and interpret opinions expressed on a large scale from the Internet. This will enable governments to gain a better understanding of the needs of citizens. Likewise the software will have the capabilities to simulate the effects of policies and laws and to assist governments in the whole policy design process.  Diginus is supporting the UK Partner, EasyConects, in delivering a pilot deployment in South Yorkshire.

FUPOL is funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme.


As messaging connects various system actors together and often spans various localised or distributed domains it is at the heart of security related issues.  From the R&D perspective the mission for GEMOM is to research, develop and deploy a prototype of a messaging platform that is self-organising and self healing and provides secure end to end transactions. GEMOM is resilient and could utilise redundant modules (hot-swap or switch-over) instantaneously without information loss. All these features allow specialist, independent system actors such as watch-dogs, security/situation monitors, routers, and optimisers to remove or replace compromised nodes from the broader network instantly without compromising higher level functionality.

GEMOM was funded under the EU FP7 Programme with a total budget of over €4.5 million. 

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Older adults are now spending more time online. However they use web services less often and have less experience with them than younger adults, due to their age related declines in abilities. Lack of web service use puts older adults at a disadvantage in terms of their abilities to live and function independently. This research project Delivering Inclusive Access to Disabled and Elderly Members (DIADEM) is developing an innovative assistive technology which will ensure that the many services available over the Internet are open and accessible to as many older adults as possible.

Diadem was funded under the EU FP6 Programme with a total budget of over €3 million.  Diginus managed the project on behalf of Sheffield City Council as well as providing speciallist expertise in Identity Management and Personal Data Security.

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Resilient Message Oriented Middleware to support Critical Infrastructures and related applications

Emergency Services, Energy Generation and Telecommunications are all vulnerable and under threat. It is vital to ensure that these service providers critical messages reach their destination.

This project explicitly focused on responding to the increasing threat to complex critical information infrastructures. It facilitates the information infrastructure needed for highly resilient and cost effective critical applications by building appropriate resilience and security services into the middleware that underpins their development. More specifically, it provides improved control over Quality of Service (QoS) and resilience to failure, demand surges and Denial of Service (DoS)  attacks by integrating protective services into message oriented middleware (MOM) and hence enhancing survivability, performance and reducing production costs of complex interdependent 'systems of systems'.

Funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board, The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under their Information Infrastructure Protection programme of investment in highly innovative collaborative research and development projects in the area of Information Infrastructure Protection.  Project ref: BK089G

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