Project leaders: dr. ir. Erik Poll en dr. Jaap-Henk Hoepman, RUN

(1 November 2005 till 1 October 2009)

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The Jason project is aimed at developing a secure system architecture and the associated programming paradigm that can be used for ambient applications with a large number of chip cards and embedded devices. Examples are parking meters and payment terminals such as those developed by partner Chess IT. The intention is that a programmer only formulates the security and management requirements, and that Jason automatically translates these into an implementation of the information provided in the software code.

Project results

Jason has been delivered in accordance with the original objectives and is available as open source via the web. The platform ensures that the software written is secure by inserting the correct code at the right position, dependent on the security requirements the programmer sets. To maximise the possibilities for industrial applications the platform is compatible with existing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards. The platform has been successfully implemented by Chess IT in its M2M (machine to machine) platform. This can, for example, be used to manage controllers based on the data collected by sensors. Jason ensures that these data remain confidential and that external parties cannot obtain access to the controllers.

Follow-up activities


Universities and partners involved

  •     Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  •     Chess IT