[Owasp-board] Fwd: PDGuard proposal rejected

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou Konstantinos at owasp.org
Mon Feb 9 20:30:47 UTC 2015

Dear Board,

Last year we had participated in an EU grant proposal called "PDGuard".
Unfortunately it was rejected, even though it received a very good score.

Even though participating in such proposals can be challenging due to the
non-profit, volunteer-based nature of OWASP, I strongly believe that we
should go after similar proposals and collaborations. Such proposals are
not only a source of income and a chance to work on important projects for
the community, but also a great opportunity to spread the word of OWASP
within the EU.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you need more information.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr>
Date: Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:40 AM
Subject: PDGuard proposal rejected
To: as at in-two.com, spantelopoulos at singularlogic.eu, ndrosos at singularlogic.eu,
adbouras at gmail.com, j.visser at sig.eu, conpap at gmail.com, paris at cs.rug.nl,
a.ampatzoglou at rug.nl, g.p.mifsud.bonnici at rug.nl, j.a.cannataci at rug.nl,
s.monteleone at rug.nl, b.zijlstra at rug.nl, prevelakis at ida.ing.tu-bs.de,
luisa.proenca at pj.pt, luis.campos at pdmfc.com, Simone.Braun at cas.de,
Spiros.Alexakis at cas.de, Gerald.Huebsch at cas.de, gunther.schiefer at kit.edu,
jonas.lehner at kit.edu, matthias.gabel at kit.edu, stefanie.betz at kit.edu,
rafael.dowsley at kit.edu
Cc: Marios Fragkoulis <mfg at aueb.gr>, Dimitris Mitropoulos <dimitro at aueb.gr>,
Panos Louridas <louridas at aueb.gr>, Nikos Doukas <nd at aueb.gr>, Stefanos
Androutsellis-Theotokis <stheotok at aueb.gr>

Dear colleagues,

You may have received notification from the European Commission's services
that our PDGuard proposal didn't make it.  Although the technical aspects
and the architecture were found to be sound, the evaluators wrote that we
should have addressed more convincingly the user, legal, societal, and
exploitation aspects.  In the end, the proposal was evaluated 9.5 out of
15, and did not pass the threshold of 10.  I'm attaching the evaluation
report for your reference.

Given the generally positive evaluation, and the room for improvement
pointed out by the evaluators, I propose to keep our eyes open for another
opportunity to get funding for this idea.

Kind regards,

Professor Diomidis Spinellis
Department of Management Science and Technology
Athens University of Economics and Business
Patision 76, GR-104 34 Athens, GREECE  +30 2108203621
http://www.dmst.aueb.gr/dds/ mailto:dds at aueb.gr
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