3 Dimensional (3D):


5G: Fifth generation of cellular network technology.
Relevant links: https://www.ericsson.com/en/5g,


Academic Free License (AFL): Applies to any original work of authorship whose owner has placed the following notice immediately following the copyright notice for the Original Work
Relevant links: https://opensource.org,

Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM): A modulation technique which consists of choosing the coding rate and modulation according to the experienced Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR), in a dynamic manner

Adaptive user interface (AUI): A user interface which adapts its layout and elements to the needs of the user or context and is similarly alterable by each user
Relevant links: https://ds.gpii.net/content/what-are-adaptive-user-interfaces,

Additional Network Feature (ANF):

Algorithm: An algorithm is a finite sequence of well-defined, computer-implementable instructions, typically to solve a class of problems or to perform a computation
Relevant links: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/algorithms,

Application Programming Interface (API): A set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.

Application Specific Messaging (ASM): Messaging system of VDES

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Abbreviation for Artificial Intelligence

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): A switching technique used by telecommunication networks that uses asynchronous time-division multiplexing to encode data into small, fixed-sized cells

Augmented Reality (AR): Interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information
Related partners: SIVECO Smart Glasses

Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting (AAA): Used to refer to a family of protocols that mediate network access.
Relevant links: https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/authentication-authorization-and-accounting,
Category: Technology

Automatic Identification System (AIS): An automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships and is used by vessel traffic services (VTS)
Relevant links: http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Safety/Navigation/Pages/AIS.aspx,

Automatic Location Identifier (ALI): An enhanced electronic location system that automatically relays a caller’s address when they call an emergency responder service such as 911, whether they call from a mobile phone or a land line

Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ): An error-control method for data transmission


Base Station (BS): A fixed communications location and is part of a network’s wireless telephone system

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE): Wireless personal area network technology designed and marketed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group intended to provide considerably reduced power consumption and cost while maintaining a similar communication range

Body Worn Video (BWV): A wearable audio, video, or photographic recording system


Call Session Control Functions (CSCF): CSCF consists of several types of SIP servers and process all the SIP signaling in the network
Relevant links: https://www.dialogic.com/glossary/call%20session%20control%20function,

Charged Coupled Device (CCD): A device for the movement of electrical charge, usually from within thedevice to an area where the charge can be manipulated

Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS): A health information technology system that is designed to provide physicians and other health professionals with clinical decision support
Relevant links: https://healthitanalytics.com/features/understanding-the-basics-of-clinical-decision-support-systems,
Related partners: ΚΤ

Cognitive Radio (CR): A radio that can be programmed and configured dynamically to use the best wireless channels in its vicinity

Common Alerting Protocol (CAP): An XML-based data format for exchanging public warnings and emergencies between alerting technologies

Common Operating Picture (COP): A single identical display of relevant shared by more than one Command

Common Operating Picture Software/Systems (COPSS): A command and control tool that provides situational awareness enabling users to make accurate, informed decisions based on current or planned activities under the Incident Command System

Complex Event Processing (CEP): CEP is event processing that combines data from multiple sources to infer events or patterns that suggest more complicated circumstances
Relevant links: https://flink.apache.org/news/2016/04/06/cep-monitoring.html,

Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD): A method ofdispatching taxicabs, couriers, field service technicians, mass transit vehicles or emergency services assisted by computer
Related partners: ΚΤ

Computer vision: Computer vision is an interdisciplinary scientific field that deals with how computers can be made to gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos

Constraint Programming (CP): Aprogramming paradigm wherein relations between variables are stated in the form of constraints
Relevant links: http://www.constraint.org/en/intro.html,

Create Read Update Delete (CRUD): The four basic functions of persistent storage


Database (DB): A structured set of data held in a computer

DataBase Management System (DBMS): The database management system (DBMS) is the software that interacts with end users, applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze the data.

Decision Support System (DSS): A set of related computer programs and the data required to assist with analysis and decision-making
Related partners: ΚΤ

Decode-and-Forward (DF): df is a protocol defined for wireless cooperative communications

Deep Neural Network (DNN):

Description of Work (DoW):

DevOpS (DevOps): DevOps is a set of software development practices that combine software development (Dev) and information-technology operations (Ops) to shorten the systems-development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives.[
Relevant links: https://devops.com/,

Direct Mode Operation (DMO): Tem used to describe the ability of radio terminals to communicate directly with each other
Relevant links: https://tcca.info/tetra/direct-mode-operation-dmo/,

Discrete Event Systems (DES): A discrete-state, event-driven system of which the state evolution depends entirely on the occurrence of asynchronous discrete events over time

Distributed Decision Making (DDM): A decision-making process where several people are involved to reach a single decision
Relevant links: https://www.igi-global.com/dictionary/software-agents/8044,

Docker: Docker is a tool that focuses on improving the deployment flow for applications. It is based on the deployment of isolated containers, that contain all the necessary libraries and files necessary to run specific parts of the application.
Relevant links: https://www.docker.com/,

Docker container: A container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all its dependencies so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. A Docker container image is a lightweight, standalone, executable package of software that includes everything needed to run an application: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries and settings.
Relevant links: https://www.docker.com/resources/what-container,


Elasticsearch: Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine that centrally stores your data so you can search, index, and analyze data of all shapes and sizes.
Relevant links: https://www.elastic.co/es/products/elasticsearch,

Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK): Stack of applications that collaborate with one another, such as databases, data visualizers, monitoring tools…
Relevant links: https://www.elastic.co/es/,

Electronic Medical Record (EMR): Electronically-stored health information in a digital format

Electronic Triage Tag (ETT): A digital version of the classics triage tags
Related partners: ΚΤ

Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL): A suite of XML-based messaging standards that facilitate emergency information sharing between government entities and the full range of emergency-related organizations

Emergency Management Information System (EMIS): A computer database for disaster response that provides graphical, real-time information to responders

Emergency Management Systems (EMS): The tool with which to implement the management of an emergency
Related partners: ΚΤ

Emergency medical dispatch (EMD): Refers to a system that enhances services provided by Public Safety Answering Point (emergency) call takers

Emergency Medical Service (EMS): Emergency services which treat illnesses and injuries that require an urgent medical response
Related partners: ΚΤ

Emergency Operations Centre (EOC): A central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness andemergency management
Related partners: ΚΤ

Emergency Response Units (ERU): A standardised package of trained personnel and modules of equipment, ready to be deployed at short notice
Related partners: ΚΤ

Emergency Services IP networks (ESInet): A managed Internet Protocol (IP) network that is used for emergency services communications, and which can be shared by all public safety agencies

Emergency Telecommunications (EMTEL): Any system that is organized for the primary purpose of supporting one-way and two-way communication of emergency information between both individuals and groups of individuals
Relevant links: https://www.etcluster.org/,

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP): The integrated management of main business processes, often in real-time and mediated by software and technology

European Surveillance System (EUROSUR): A highly flexible metadata-driven system for collection, validation, cleaning, analysis and dissemination of data
Relevant links: https://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/european-surveillance-system-tessy,

Evolutionary Algorithm (EA): A subset of evolutionary computation, a generic population-based metaheuristic optimizationalgorithm

eXtensible Markup Language (XML): Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable
Relevant links: https://www.w3.org/XML,


Field Commander (FC): A person in charge to coordinate all activities

File Transfer Protocol (FTP): A standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network

Functional Requirements (FR): A functional requirement defines a function of a system or its component, where a function is described as a specification of behavior between outputs and inputs


Geographic Information Systems (GIS): A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations.[1][2] GIS (more commonly GIScience) sometimes refers to geographic information science (GIScience), the science underlying geographic concepts, applications, and systems.
Related partners: ΚΤ

Global Positioning System (GPS): A GPS navigation device, GPS receiver, or simply GPS is a device that is capable of receiving information from GPS satellites and then to calculate the device’s geographical position.
Relevant links: https://www.gps-server.net/,
Related partners: ΚΤ

Global System for Mobile (GSM): GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) is a digital mobile network that is widely used by mobile phone users. GSM uses a variation of time division multiple access (TDMA) and is the most widely used of the three digital wireless telephony technologies: TDMA, GSM and code-division multiple access


Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS): The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is a sub-project of the Apache Hadoop project. This Apache Software Foundation project is designed to provide a fault-tolerant file system designed to run on commodity hardware.
Relevant links: https://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r1.2.1/hdfs_design.html,
Related partners: ΚΤ

HyperText Markup Language (HTML): HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a text-based approach to describing how content contained within an HTML file is structured. This markup tells a web browser how to display the text, images and other forms of multimedia on a webpage.

HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP): HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands.
Relevant links: https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616,
Related partners: ΚΤ


Information and Communication Technology (ICT): ICT refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. It is similar to Information Technology (IT), but focuses primarily on communication technologies. This includes the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums.
Related partners: KT

Information Technology (IT): Information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data. Typically, IT is used in the context of enterprise operations as opposed to personal or entertainment technologies. The commercial use of IT encompasses both computer technology and telephony.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet

International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. ISO is a nongovernmental organization that comprises standards bodies from more than 160 countries, with one standards body representing each member country.
Relevant links: https://www.iso.org/home.html,

International Telecommunication Union (ITU):

Internet of Things (IoT): The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.
Related partners: KT

Internet Protocol (IP): The Internet Protocol (IP) is the method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each computer (known as a host) on the Internet has at least one IP address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet.
Related partners: KT

Internet Technical Committee (ITC): The Internet Technical Committee (ITC) is a joint committee of the Internet Society (ISOC) and the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc).
Relevant links: http://itc.committees.comsoc.org/,


JavaScript (JS): JavaScript is a programming language commonly used in web development. It was originally developed by Netscape as a means to add dynamic and interactive elements to websites. While JavaScript is influenced by Java, the syntax is more similar to C and is based on ECMAScript, a scripting language developed by Sun Microsystems.

JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data (JSON): JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an open-standard file format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types (or any other serializable value). It is a very common data format used for asynchronous browser–server communication, including as a replacement for XML in some AJAX-style systems.


Kibana: Kibana allows visualizing and analyzing the data stored in Elasticsearch.


Line of Sight (LoS): Line-of-sight propagation is a characteristic of electromagnetic radiation or acoustic wave propagation which means waves travel in a direct path from the source to the receiver.

Local Area Network (LAN): A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link to a server.

Logstash: Logstash can dynamically unify data from disparate sources and normalize the data into destinations of your choice. Cleanse and democratize all your data for diverse advanced downstream analytics and visualization use cases.
Relevant links: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/logstash/current/introduction.html,

Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM): Long short-term memory (LSTM) is an artificial recurrent neural network (RNN) architecture used in the field of deep learning. Unlike standard feedforward neural networks, LSTM has feedback connections

Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE): Standard for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies
Relevant links: https://www.3gpp.org/technologies/keywords-acronyms/98-lte,


Machine Learning (ML): Machine learning (ML) is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use in order to perform a specific task effectively without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead.
Related partners: KT

Machine Learning: scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform a specific task without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead. It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence.
Relevant links: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-machine-learning,

Microservices: Microservices are a software development technique —a variant of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) structural style— that arranges an application as a collection of loosely coupled services.[1] In a microservices architecture, services are fine-grained and the protocols are lightweight.

MongoDB: MongoDB is a general purpose, document-based, distributed database built for modern application developers and for the cloud era. No database is more productive to use.
Relevant links: https://www.mongodb.com/,


Neural Network (NN): Systems that “learn” to perform tasks by considering examples, generally without being programmed with task-specific rules


On-Site Operations Coordination Centre/ “Virtual ” (OSOCC): The On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) is a rapid response tool that provides a platform for the coordination of international response activities in the immediate aftermath of a sudden onset emergency or a rapid change in a complex emergency.
Relevant links: https://reliefweb.int/report/world/site-operations-coordination-centre-osocc-guidelines-2018,

Open Authentication protocol (OAuth): OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open standard for token-based authentication and authorization on the Internet.
Relevant links: https://oauth.net/,

Open Programming Language (OPL): Open Programming Language (OPL) is an embedded programming language for portable devices that run the Symbian Operating System.

Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi): The OSGi Alliance, formerly known as the Open Services Gateway initiative, is an open standards organization founded in March 1999 that originally specified and continues to maintain the OSGi standard

Open source software (OSS): Operations Support Systems (OSS), or Operational Support Systems in British usage,[1] are computer systems used by telecommunications service providers to manage their networks (e.g., telephone networks). They support management functions such as network inventory, service provisioning, network configuration and fault management.
Relevant links: https://opensource.org/,

Open Street Map (OSM): OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.
Relevant links: https://www.openstreetmap.org/,

Orthogonal variable spreading fact codes (OVSF): Orthogonal variable spreading factor (OVSF) is an implementation of code division multiple access (CDMA) where before each signal is transmitted, the signal is spread over a wide spectrum range through the use of a user’s code.


Packet Data Networks (PDN): In communications, a PDN is a circuit- or packet-switched network that is available to the public and that can transmit data in digital form.

Peripheral Equipment Interface (PEI): Peripheral equipment (also called: input and output devices) connects a computer to other things.
Relevant links: https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_en/300300_300399/30039205/01.01.01_60/en_30039205v010101p.pdf,

Personal Computer (PC):

Point Of Interest (POI): A point of interest, or POI, is a specific point location that someone may find useful or interesting.
Relevant links: https://www.ceinsys.com/blog/point-of-interest-really-necessary-for-mapping,

Point-in-Time (PiT): Point-in-time recovery (PITR) in the context of computers involves systems whereby an administrator can restore or recover a set of data or a particular setting from a time in the past.
Relevant links: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/amazondynamodb/latest/developerguide/PointInTimeRecovery_Howitworks.html,
Related partners: ATOS (Leader)

Policy and Charging Control (PCC): Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) is the software node designated in real-time to determine policy rules in a multimedia network.

Preferred Reporting of Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA): PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) is an evidence-based minimum set of items aimed at helping authors to report a wide array of systematic reviews and meta-analyses that assess the benefits and harms of a health care intervention.
Relevant links: http://www.prisma-statement.org,

Private Integrated Services Networks (PISN): In computer networking, IntServ or integrated services is an architecture that specifies the elements to guarantee quality of service (QoS) on networks.
Relevant links: https://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/Ecma-232.pdf,

Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP): A public-safety answering point (PSAP), sometimes called “public-safety access point”, is a call center in Canada and the United States responsible for answering calls to an emergency telephone number for police, firefighting, and ambulance services.
Relevant links: http://www.concorde-project.eu,
Related partners: KT (Leader)


Radio–‐frequency IDentification (RFID): Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects.
Relevant links: https://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/definition/RFID-radio-frequency-identification,

Rancher: Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.
Relevant links: https://rancher.com,

Rapid Application Development (RAD): Rapid-application development (RAD), also called Rapid-application building (RAB), is both a general term, used to refer to adaptive software development approaches, as well as the name for James Martin’s approach to rapid development.
Relevant links: https://www.lucidchart.com/blog/rapid-application-development-methodology,

Recovery Time Objective (RTO): Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) are two of the most important parameters of a disaster recovery or data protection plan.
Relevant links: https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/recovery-time-objective-RTO,

Recurrent Neural Network (RNN): A recurrent neural network (RNN) is a class of artificial neural networks where connections between nodes form a directed graph along a temporal sequence. This allows it to exhibit temporal dynamic behavior

Role–‐Based Access Control (RBAC): In computer systems security, role-based access control (RBAC)[1][2] or role-based security[3] is an approach to restricting system access to authorized users.
Relevant links: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/what-role-based-access-control-rbac-examples-benefits-and-more,


Search and Rescue (SAR): Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.
Relevant links: http://www.concorde-project.eu,
Related partners: KT (Leader)

Sensor: a sensor is a device, module, machine, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to some data sink

Service Orchestration: Service orchestration is the execution of the operational and functional processes involved in designing, creating, and delivering an end-to-end service.
Relevant links: https://d2iq.com/blog/service-orchestration-what-it-is-and-why-you-need-it,

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA): Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a style of software design where services are provided to the other components by application components, through a communication protocol over a network
Relevant links: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSMQ79_9.5.1/com.ibm.egl.pg.doc/topics/pegl_serv_overview.html,

Service Request Form (SRF): A Service Request Definition (Requestable Service) is the top level of a service in Service Request Management.
Relevant links: https://www.jotform.com/form-templates/it-service-request-form,

Session Description Protocol (SDP): The Session Description Protocol (SDP) is a format for describing streaming media communications parameters.
Relevant links: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4566,

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV).
Relevant links: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007192.htm,

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP): SOAP (abbreviation for Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks.
Relevant links: https://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/SOAP-Simple-Object-Access-Protocol,

Software Development Kit (SDK): A software development kit (SDK or devkit) is typically a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform.
Relevant links: https://www.techopedia.com/definition/3878/software-development-kit-sdk,

Software-Defined Radio (SDR): Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware (e.g. mixers, filters, amplifiers, modulators/demodulators, detectors, etc.) are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system.

SparkSQL: Spark SQL is a Spark module for structured data processing. It provides a programming abstraction called DataFrames and can also act as a distributed SQL query engine
Relevant links: https://spark.apache.org/sql/,

SPARQL protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL): SPARQL (pronounced “sparkle”, a recursive acronym[2] for SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language) is an RDF query language—that is, a semantic query language for databases—able to retrieve and manipulate data stored in Resource Description Framework (RDF) format.
Relevant links: https://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-protocol,

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI): A spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is a data infrastructure implementing a framework of geographic data, metadata, users and tools that are interactively connected in order to use spatial data in an efficient and flexible way.
Relevant links: https://www.esri.com/library/brochures/pdfs/spatial-data-infrastructure.pdf,

Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD): Stochastic gradient descent (often abbreviated SGD) is an iterative method for optimizing an objective function with suitable smoothness properties (e.g. differentiable or subdifferentiable).

Structured Query Language (SQL): SQL is a standardized query language for requesting information from a database.
Relevant links: http://www.sqlcourse.com/intro.html,
Related partners: ATOS (Leader)


Tensorflow: TensorFlow is an end-to-end open source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries and community resources that lets researchers push the state-of-the-art in ML and developers easily build and deploy ML powered applications.
Relevant links: https://www.tensorflow.org/,


Ultra High Frequency (UHF): Radio frequencies in the range between 300 MHz and 3 GHz

Unified Modeling Language (UML): The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, developmental, modeling language in the field of software engineering that is intended to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a system.
Relevant links: https://www.visual-paradigm.com/guide/uml-unified-modeling-language/what-is-uml,

Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS): Third generation mobile cellular system for networks based on the GSM standard
Relevant links: https://www.3gpp.org/technologies/keywords-acronyms/103-umts,

Universal Resource Identifier (URI): A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters that unambiguously identifies a particular resource.
Relevant links: https://www.w3.org/Addressing/URL/URI_Overview.html,

Universal Serial Bus (USB): Industry standard that establishes specifications for cables and connectors and protocols for connection, communication and power supply between computers, peripheral devices and other computers
Relevant links: https://www.usb.org/,

Use–‐Case (UC): In software and systems engineering, a use case is a list of actions or event steps typically defining the interactions between a role (known in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as an actor) and a system to achieve a goal.
Relevant links: https://www.techopedia.com/definition/25813/use-case,
Related partners: NTUA (Leader)

User Equipment (UE): User equipment (UE) is any device used directly by an end-user to communicate.
Relevant links: https://www.definitions.net/definition/User%20Equipment,

User Interface (UI):
Relevant links: https://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/user-interface-UI,
Related partners: ITML (Leader)

User Requirement (UR): The user requirement(s) or user requirement(s) specification (URS) is a document usually used in software engineering that specifies what the user expects the software to be able to do.
Relevant links: http://www.ofnisystems.com/services/validation/user-requirement-specifications/,

User–‐Centred Design (UCD): User-centered design (UCD) or user-driven development (UDD) is a framework of processes (not restricted to interfaces or technologies) in which usability goals, user characteristics, environment, tasks and workflow of a product, service or process are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process.
Relevant links: https://indeemo.com/ethnography-for-user-experience-research-and-design?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxojo9NrP4wIVlk0YCh2RNAb8EAAYASAAEgK1EfD_BwE,


Very High Frequency (VHF): Radio frequencies in the range between 30 MHz and 300 MHz.In the VHF band, the signal is capable of propagating over a long distance even when the direct LoS path is blocked by the earth surface. Beyond the horizon the diffraction effect weakens and the troposcatter effect strengthens and make the VHF band an attractive frequency band for long-range communications.

VHF Data Exchange (VDE): Beyond AIS and ASDM, VDES has a third subsystem, called VDE, which allows higher rate communications, and is highly flexible to be able to support a variety of services in the future.

Virtual Machine (VM): A Virtual Machine is an emulation of a computer system. Virtual machines are based on computer architectures and provide functionality of a physical computer
Relevant links: https://www.virtualbox.org, https://www.vmware.com/,


Web Desktop (WD): A web desktop or webtop is a desktop environment embedded in a web browser or similar client application.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL): The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based interface description language that is used for describing the functionality offered by a web service.
Relevant links: https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_wsdl.asp,

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER): Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is a system to assist first responders in identification of hazardous materials during a response.
Relevant links: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1324782,

Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD): The Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD) explores the use of scalable wireless networks to facilitate medical care at the site of a disaster.
Relevant links: http://www.wizardink.com/category/designs/first-responder,

Wireless Networking technology (Not exactly an abbreviation) (WiFi):
Relevant links: https://www.who.int,

Wireless Priority Service (WPS): Wireless Priority Service (WPS) is method of improving connection capabilities for a limited number of authorized national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) cell phone users.
Relevant links: https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/wireless-priority-service-wps,

Work Package (WP):
Related partners: For all

World Health Organisation (WHO): The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
Relevant links: https://webdesktop.net,

World Wide Web (WWW):

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