COST – European COoperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research – was the first and is the widest European network for the coordination of nationally funded research activities. It is based on an inter-governmental framework for cooperation agreed following a Ministerial Conference in 1971.
The mission of COST is to strengthen Europe in scientific and technical research through the support of European cooperation and interaction between European researchers. It aims to maximise European synergy and added value in non-competitive and pre-normative research.
COST is organized in “Actions” and this COST Action IC1103 (web), called median, focuses on Manufacturable and Dependable Multicore Architectures at Nanoscale, in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field.
A non-exhaustive list of Action activities financed by COST, called instruments, includes (for additional information, please refer to the COST Vademecum (web)):