Objectives. The aim of WP9 is to coordinate research activities within the different workpackages and nodes of the networks. The coordination is achieved by dissemination and networking tasks and also by tasks focused on exploring the links between the fundamental advances in workpackages WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4 and applications domain AD1, AD2 and AD3. Another objective of WP9 is to establish the research challenges both from a methodological and application domain viewpoints. WP9 also aims at encouraging the dissemination of the results obtained outside the network.