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2020 3D Media The main object of 2020 3D Media is the development of new technologies to support the acquisition, coding, editing, networked distribution, and display of stereoscopic and immersive audiovisual media, capable of providing novel and more compelling forms of entertainment both for home and for public grounds. The users of the resulting technologies will be both media industry professionals across the current film, TV and ‘new media’ sectors producing programme material as well as the general public. www.20203dmedia.eu
4NEM 4NEM is a Specific Support Action under EU Framework Programme 7 in the IST Priority which supports the Networked and Electronic Media (NEM) Initiative. NEM is one of the European Industrial Initiatives, also known as Technology Platforms, established by relevant key European stakeholders, which address the convergence of media, communications, consumer electronics, and IT as a wide opportunity for future growth, by taking advantage of generalized broadband access, increased mobility, availability of richer media formats and contents, as well as new home networks and communications platforms. www.nem-initiative.org
4WARD Addressing Architecture and Design for the Future Internet. The need for structural changes in the Internet is becoming increasingly evident. 4WARD is combining a set of radical architectural approaches building on a strong mobile and wireless background to design inter-operable and complementary families of network architectures. www.4ward-project.eu
ADAMANTIUM The predominant candidate for current trend of multimedia services convergence with mobile/fixed networks and broadcast-interactive applications is the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). IMS entails novel business opportunities for pioneering and emerging multimedia services, such as IPTV and VoIP video call applications. However, this strong commercial interest on this promising convergent IMS environment is balanced by the lack of efficient user/customer-centric network management mechanisms. ADAMANTIUM proposes an IMS-compatible Multimedia Content Management System (MCMS) focused on performing dynamic cross layer adaptations for optimization of the user experience in terms of perceptual quality for IPTV and VoIP services. This multimodal management system will be applied in an integrated and coherent way along all the network layers and delivery-chain nodes based on a user/customer-centric approach rather than a typical engineering one. Towards this, the proposed management system will make use of advanced IMS-compatible PQoS and NQoS monitoring and adaptation mechanisms across the network delivery-chain, enhancing in this way the current IMS management functions by providing perceptual awareness to them. ADAMANTIUM MCMS will be implemented and demonstrated on an actual IMS platform installed over a UMTS access network, where VoIP-based and IPTV applications over IMS services will be provided. www.ict-adamantium.eu
AGAVE AGAVE developed solutions for open end-to-end service provisioning based on the notion of Network Planes that may be interconnected across multiple providers to create Parallel Internets tailored to service requirements. The project investigated a range of Traffic Engineering techniques to realise Network Planes. A lightweight QoS approach was developed, based on the principles of differentiated routing with inherent load balancing and resilience, without requiring universal deployment of differentiated forwarding. www.ist-agave.org
ANA The ANA Project aims at exploring novel ways of organizing and using networks beyond legacy Internet technology. The ultimate goal is to design and develop a novel autonomic network architecture that enables flexible, dynamic, and fully autonomous formation of network nodes as well as whole networks. Universities and research institutes from Europe and Northern America are participating in this project. The resulting autonomic network architecture will allow dynamic adaptation and re-organisation of the network according to the working, economical and social needs of the users. This is expected to be especially challenging in a mobile context where new resources become available dynamically, administrative domains change frequently, and the economic models may vary. www.ana-project.org
ASPIRE ASPIRE Project (Advanced Sensors and lightweight Programmable middleware for Innovative Rfid Enterprise applications) will change the current RFID deployment paradigm, through introducing and boosting a shift towards royalty-free RFID middleware, while also placing the middleware at the heart of RFID infrastructures. In this paradigm a great deal of an RFID's solution intelligence is place on the middleware, which is freely offered to end-users (particularly SMEs). Accordingly, the RFID middleware can integrate with low-cost hardware, as well as with legacy IT and networking infrastructures of the networked enterprise. To support this paradigm ASPIRE will develop and deliver a lightweight, royalty-free, programmable, privacy friendly, standards-compliant, scalable, integrated and intelligent middleware platform that will facilitate low-cost development and deployment of innovative fully automatic RFID solutions. www.fp7-aspire.eu
AUTOI The current Internet has been founded on a basic architectural premise: a simple network service is used as a universal means to interconnect intelligent end systems. The end-to-end argument has served to maintain this simplicity by pushing complexity into the endpoints. The very success of the Internet is now creating obstacles to future innovation. www.ist-autoi.eu
AVANTSSAR Driven by rapidly changing requirements and business needs, IT systems and applications are undergoing a paradigm shift: components are replaced by services, distributed over the network, and composed and reconfigured dynamically in a demand-driven way into service-oriented architectures. www.avantssar.eu
AWISSENET AWISSENET (Ad-hoc personal area network & WIreless Sensor SEcure NETwork) is a project focused on security and resilience across ad-hoc PANs and wireless sensor networks. AWISSENET motivation is to implement and validate a scalable, secure, trusted networking protocol stack, able to offer self-configuration and secure roaming of data and services over multiple administrative domains and across insecure infrastructures of heterogeneous ad-hoc & wireless tiny sensory networks. www.awissenet.eu
BonFIRE The BonFIRE (Building service testbeds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation) project will design, build and operate a multi-site cloud facility to support applications, services and systems research targeting the Internet of Services community within the Future Internet. We are offering up to 200K funding contribution (total 1,34 M Euro) for innovative service and network experiments that use the BonFIRE facility. The aim is to stimulate demand and establish a methodology of experimentally driven research. The funding will be allocated through a series of open calls. The first open call will be lauched in March 2011 and aims to target the Internet of Services and Future Networks research communities. www.bonfire-project.eu
CARMEN CARMEN, CARrier grade MEsh Networks, will study and specify a wireless mesh network supporting carrier grade triple-play services for mobile/fixed network operators. Future operator networks will be comprised of a common core network and several access networks, and the CARMEN access network will complement other access technologies by providing a low cost and fast deployment mesh network access technology. The project proposes the integration of heterogeneous wireless technologies in a multi-hop fashion to provide scalable and efficient ubiquitous quad-play carrier services. www.ict-carmen.eu
CASAGRAS We are a key group of international partners representing Europe, the USA, China, Japan and Korea who has joined a strategic EU funded 7th Framework initiative that will look at global standards, regulatory and other issues concerning RFID and its role in realising an “Internet of Things. www.rfidglobal.eu
CHIANTI CHIANTI is developing technologies for enabling effective, robust, and cost-efficient communication services in challenging network environments, e.g., for providing a productive and stable Internet access to passengers in high-speed trains. Different to many existing approaches, CHIANTI is developing technologies that do not require a complete network coverage. Instead, CHIANTI will provide perceived seamless connectivity despite disruptions, changing network characteristics etc. and will thus enable users on the move to use today's and future network more productively. www.chianti-ict.org
C-CAST Project Context Casting (C-CAST) main objective is to evolve mobile multimedia multicasting to exploit the increasing integration of mobile devices with our everyday physical world and environment. www.ict-ccast.eu
CHANGE The goal of CHANGE is to reinvigorate innovation on the Internet, in order to better support current services and applications and enable those of tomorrow. This will be achieved by introducing a common concept of a flow-processing platform, instantiated at critical points in the network. Although the platform and its interfaces are common, the processing performed must be programmable, allowing the network to evolve and support the needs of rapidly changing applications. Such platforms can be built from commodity hardware – e.g. x86 servers and commodity switching chipsets –, and are both scalable and powerful while retaining the flexibility to quickly introduce processing primitives. www.change-project.eu
CHORUS CHORUS is a Coordination Action which aims at creating the conditions of mutual information and cross fertilisation between the projects that will run under Strategic objective 2.6.3 (Advanced search technologies for digital audio-visual content) and beyond the IST initiative. www.ist-chorus.org
CHRON The CHRON project addresses the challenge of controlling and managing the next generation of heterogeneous optical networks supporting the Future Internet. Such networks will be of a highly heterogeneous nature, ranging from a wide variety of classes of services with different requirements, to wide physical layer diversity in optical transmission techniques and optical switching paradigms. The CHRON project proposes a Cognitive Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Optical Network, which observes, acts, learns and optimizes its performance. This new approach is based on introducing cognition into the control and management plane. A cognitive network becomes a kind of network that detects network conditions, traffic patterns and user demands and is able to efficiently take decisions and adapt to the new network state on each moment of time. This kind of network is able to meet the needs of a particular user while optimizing available resources of the whole network. www.ict-chron.eu
COAST COAST aims to build a Future Content-Centric Network (FCN) architecture, where the users will specify solely which content or web service they need and the COAST framework will find and deliver the desired data in an efficient, timely, user-/network-friendly way. To achieve this goal, COAST will focus on three key innovation pillars: “On the fly” identification and distributed “on-line” discovery, content-aware delivery architecture and content adaptation and enrichment. www.coast-fp7.eu
COIN By 2020 enterprise collaboration and interoperability services will become an invisible, pervasive and self-adaptive knowledge and business utility at disposal of the European networked enterprises from any industrial sector and domain in order to rapidly set-up, efficiently manage and effectively operate different forms of business collaborations, from the most traditionally supply chains to the most advanced and dynamic business ecosystems. www.coin-ip.eu
CoMiFin Communication Middleware for Monitoring Financial Critical Infrastructure (CoMiFin) is an EU project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), started in September 2008 and continuing for 30 months. The research area is Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), focussing on the Critical Financial Infrastructure (CFI). A key objective of CoMiFin is to prove the advantages of having a cooperative approach in the rapid detection of threats. Specifically, CoMiFin demonstrates the effectiveness of its approach by addressing the problem of protecting financial critical infrastructure. This allows groups of financial actors to take advantage of the Semantic Room abstraction for exchanging and processing information, thereby allowing them to take proactive steps in protecting their business continuity, for example, through generating fast and accurate intruder blacklists. www.comifin.eu
COMPAS COMPAS - Compliance-driven Models, Languages, and Architectures for Services The COMPAS project will design and implement novel models, languages, and an architectural framework to ensure dynamic and on-going compliance of software services to business regulations and stated user service-requirements. COMPAS will use model-driven techniques, domain-specific languages, and service-oriented infrastructure software to enable organizations developing business compliance solutions easier and faster. www.compas-ict.eu
CONTENT The CONTENT Network of Excellence targets a key area of Information Society Technologies, namely Content Delivery Networks for Home Users, as an integral part of Networked Audio-Visual Systems and Home Platforms. CONTENT aims to build the European Research Area in this important communication topic by integrating a group of experts with the purpose of taking forward the state of the art and increasing European leadership in Content Networks. The overall goal of the CONTENT Network-of-Excellence is to integrate the research efforts of the members to address the technical challenges at the different system levels to enable easy-to-install and easy-to-use AV services in and between homes. In particular, the main technical objective will be to boost the potential of European Community Networking by improving Content Distribution infrastructures for the delivery of live (streaming) content and interactive stored content, and by integrating, in an open way, tools and mechanisms that would enable the curation of multimedia assets and their subsequent access for the benefit of the communities of users, producing a set of appropriate services for them, both in the context of the “long tail” or applied to (re-purposed) assets created by traditional broadcasters. www.ist-content.eu
CONVERGENCE CONVERGENCE aims at enhancing the Internet with a content-centric, publish-subscribe service model, based on a common container for any kind of digital data, including representations of people and Real World Objects. This common container, named Versatile Digital Item (VDI), is a “package” of digital information with a unique identifier, independent of the machine where the VDI is hosted. VDIs will be designed to handle all possible kinds of digital information, from media to information about services, people and physical objects, independently of the structure or geographical location of the content. www.ict-convergence.eu
CuteLoop The strategic objective of the CuteLoop project is to explore how Intelligent Networked Devices such as enhanced RFID-based systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems, can be used to effectively "integrate customers within an Integrated Enterprise". It is intended to realise a novel software agents and services approach for promoting and facilitating the realisation of highly flexible and dynamic business interconnections for agile coordination in business networks, having customers as key drivers. www.cuteloop.eu
DAIDALOS II The Daidalos vision is to seamlessly integrate heterogeneous network technologies that allow network operators and service providers to offer new and profitable services, giving users access to a wide range of personalised voice, data, and multimedia services. 46 partners from industry and academia are ambitiously working to achieve this vision. www.ist-daidalos.org
DICONET The main scope of DICONET is to examine and develop a novel approach to optical networking, providing a disruptive solution for the development of the core network of the future. The proposed solution offers ultra high speed end to end connectivity with quality of service and high reliability through the use of optimised protocols and routing algorithms that will complement a flexible control and management plane providing flexibility for the future network infrastructure. The key innovation of DICONET is the development of a dynamic network planning tool residing in the core network nodes that incorporates real-time measurements of optical layer performance into IA-RWA algorithms and is integrated into a unified control plane. This tool serves as the key enabler for providing automated rapid network reconfiguration capability as oppose with currently deployed slow planned provisioning and reconfiguration mechanisms. In addition our approach provides advance network resiliency features not currently available by any equipment vendor. www.diconet.eu
E3 The End-to-End Efficiency (E3) project is an ambitious FP7 EC Large Scale Integrating Project (IP) aiming at integrating cognitive wireless systems in the Beyond 3G (B3G) world, evolving current heterogeneous wireless system infrastructures into an integrated, scalable and efficiently managed B3G cognitive system framework. The key objective of the E3 project is to design, develop, prototype and showcase solutions to guarantee interoperability, flexibility and scalability between existing legacy and future wireless systems, manage the overall system complexity, and ensure convergence across access technologies, business domains, regulatory domains and geographical regions. ict-e3.eu
ECODE ECODE (Experimental COgnitive Distributed Engine) will develop, implement and validate experimentally a cognitive routing system. This system will use cognitive techniques to provide a routing system able to meet the future Internet challenges. The project gathers networking and machine learning experts to address these challenges efficiently. In architectural phase one, the cognitive routing system is designed and prototyped. In phase two, we consider three representative sets of use cases to evaluate the benefits of machine learning techniques to improve . www.ecode-project.eu
eCRYPT II ECRYPT II - European Network of Excellence for Cryptology II is a 4-year network of excellence funded within the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Programme of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) under contract number ICT-2007-216676. It falls under the action line Secure, dependable and trusted infrastructures. ECRYPT II started on 1 August 2008. Its objective is to continue intensifying the collaboration of European researchers in information security. www.ecrypt.eu.org
EFFECTS+ Provides a coordination service for R&D for Trust, Security, Privacy and Compliance (TSPC) in the Information Society and the Future Internet (FI). It has three parallel, related goals: (1) coordination of project contribution to the development of Future Internet; (2) coordination of project activities through Project Clustering; (3) coordination and integration of the results and findings from (1) and (2), feeding them into an ongoing roadmap that contributes to the agenda for future European research, development, and practice. To date, there has been no overall co-ordination of Future Internet Assembly (FIA) work with early T&S project clustering. The goal is to bring together existing responsibilities of participants in this CA for ‘caretaking’ Trust and Security in the FIA with the work of projects and project clusters, parallel Future Internet CSAs, and other internal and external initiatives, eg, PPPs, ETPs, ENISA. The proposed structures for clusters cover Compliance, Identity, Privacy, Trust and Security for the FI, providing for co-operation, sharing of problems, ideas, know-how, and results amongst projects and relevant initiatives, plus the dissemination of results and contribution to the strategic research agenda and roadmap. Project activities will address specific topics with agreed objectives, bringing in external expertise as appropriate. A Strategy Group will be established to pull together results and recommendations for future direction. Membership will include T&I ‘caretakers’, those from other FIA domains, Cluster representatives, and invited specialists in areas not otherwise covered, plus ex officio members from the Commission. Group members will act as ambassadors to other areas and initiatives, and to their own personal outreach. www.effectsplus.eu
EFIPSANS The EFIPSANS project aims at exposing the features in IP version six protocols that can be exploited or extended for the purposes of designing or building autonomic networks and services. What this means is, a study of the emerging research areas that target desirable user behaviours, terminal behaviours, service mobility, e-mobility, context-aware communications, self-ware, autonomic communication/computing/networking will be carried out, and out of these areas desirable autonomic(self-*) behaviours in diverse environments e.g. end systems, access networks, wireless versus fixed network environments will be captured and specified. Appropriate IPv6 protocol or architectural extensions that enable the implementation of the captured desirable autonomic behaviours will be sought and specified. A selected set of the specified autonomic behaviours will be implemented and demonstrated. Also, technical reports on the concrete IPv6 feature combination scenarios including any new extensions used to implement the selected set of autonomic behaviours will be presented. The vision is that, the specified autonomic behaviour specifications, the identified exploitable IPv6 features and new protocol and architectural extensions will one day be standardized in the long run (after the first 3 years of EFIPSANS) i.e. maturing from being drafts to standards. www.efipsans.org
EIFFEL The EIFFEL initiative is a Support Action (SA) proposed for the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The EIFFEL SA is all about mobilizing European researchers to discuss and debate on the future of the Internet towards the development of the future networked society. For this purpose, the EIFFEL SA will setup of a pan-European discussion forum and technical think-tank on enabling conflict-free, talented and scientific-oriented discussions around the future of the Internet. It is a non-competitive forum oriented towards technology and interest on building the trajectories for the future network society. Its overall objective is to provide a place for discussing and exchanging ideas and research trajectories on the future of the Internet architecture and governance building as a foundation of the future networked society. www.fp7-eiffel.eu
EMANICS EMANICS addresses the scalability, dynamics, security and automation challenges that emerge towards the management plane of the future Internet and complex services running on top of it. www.emanics.org
eMOBILITY CA The strategic objective of the eMobility CA project is to facilitate the emergence of a common understanding, between the European sector actors, leading to agreed road-maps and contributing to the global competitiveness of the European telecommunications sector on the following key challenges the need to integrate the road-maps of the mobile and wireless sector with those of the health, transport and the environment sectors. www.ist-emobility.org
eMobility NetWorld eMobility NetWorld is a coordination action which will support the development of a consensus in Europe on the priorities for research addressing the challenges of the Future Internet and future networks in the context of networks underpinning solutions to the Grand Societal Challenges. The partners in the project are founders of the eMobility Technology Platform and are elected members of the eMobility Technology Platform Steering Board. Download the .pdf to find out mor about the main objectives, the technical approach and the key issues. download .pdf
ETNA ETNA aims to analyze, design and validate future metro and core networks based on low cost and secured Ethernet technology that will serve as a basic transport layer of future communication networks. The consortium is comprised of six partners from Finland, UK, and Israel each with different technological expertise. www.re2ee.org/ETNA-Concert-meet-Sep-2008.pdf
EU-MESH EU-MESH's goal is to develop, evaluate, and trial a system of software modules for building dependable multi-radio multi-channel mesh networks with QoS support that provide ubiquitous and ultra-high speed broadband access. The system will be based on a converged infrastructure that uses a wireless mesh network to aggregate the capacity from both subscriber broadband access lines and provider fixed broadband links to form a virtual capacity pool, and provide access to this capacity pool for both stationary and mobile users. It will support low operation and management costs, through novel configuration and management procedures that achieve efficient usage of both the wireless spectrum and fixed broadband access lines. This will increase the competitiveness of existing providers, lower the barrier for small enterprises to enter the mobile broadband access market, and enable innovative services. www.eu-mesh.eu
EURO-NF (NoE) Future networks became a central topic with a major debate concerning whether moving towards the new networked society will be evolutionary or disruptive. In the future networked society, the physical and digital worlds will merge based on the massive usage of wireless sensor networks. Objects will be able to identify and locate themselves and to communicate through radio interfaces. Self-organized edge networks will become more and more common.... eurongi.enst.fr/en_accueil.html
FAST FAST aims at providing an innovative visual programming environment that will facilitate the development of next-generation composite user interfaces. It constitutes a novel approach to application composition and business process definition from a top-down user-centric perspective. fast.morfeo-project.eu
FEDERICA The FEDERICA project will create a European wide technology agnostic infrastructure made of Gigabit circuits, transmission equipment and computing nodes capable of virtualization to host experimental activities on new Internet architectures and protocols. www.fp7-federica.eu
FIREWORKS FIREworks is a support action that brings together various explorers and players of the future internet. It facilitates and develops a forum for stakeholders in Europe and beyond to work for the future internet research involving large-scale experimentation, and for common premises required for this research. The European approach to boost research is to connect and federate experimental resources, enable joint research, and increase the use of existing facilities for even competing design prospects of the future internet architecture and technologies. www.ict-fireworks.eu
FORWARD FORWARD is an initiative by the European Commission to promote the collaboration and partnership between Academia and Industry in their common goal of protecting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructures. Communication networks and computers are under constant Cyber-threats from malicious users and organizations that use viruses, worms, spyware, botnets, spam, and phishing, to harm the European citizens and organizations. www.ict-forward.eu
HAGGLE Haggle is a new autonomic networking architecture designed to enable communication in the presence of intermittent network connectivity, which exploits autonomic opportunistic communications (i.e., in the absence of end-to-end communication infrastructures). www.haggleproject.org
HOBNET The main objective of HOBNET is to ease and maximize the use of FIRE platforms by multidisciplinary developers of Future Internet applications focused on automation and energy efficiency for smart/green buildings. The project’s research addresses algorithmic, networking and application development aspects of Future Internet systems of tiny embedded devices: a) an all IPv6/6LoWPAN network infrastructure of buildings and how IPv6 can integrate heterogeneous technology (sensors, actuators, mobile devices etc) b) 6lowApp and its standardization towards a new embedded application protocol for building automation c) novel algorithmic models and scalable solutions for energy efficiency and radiation awareness, data dissemination, localization and mobility d) rapid development and integration of building management applications e) support for the deployment and monitoring of resulting applications on FIRE test beds. Key research innovations will be experimentally validated at an integrated platform of a large scale smart building proof of concept application, in the building of a UN related foundation (MANDAT International) in Geneva and two existing FIRE test-beds (Geneva, Patras). The buildings will act as source of research challenges for smart services like energy optimization, control access, safety, audio/video provision and automatic control. www.hobnet-project.eu
HURRICANE HURRICANE aims to provide concrete networking system answers to the question how an optimized handover operation is performed between two cooperative RATs that constitute potential business cases for both Telecom Operators and Broadcasters in the context of a FMC communications environment. www.ict-hurricane.eu
INSPIRE INSPIRE wants to produce innovation, aiming at studying, designing and developing innovative building blocks to be put under, between and together ICT security systems and process control systems in the specific domain of the LCCIs, in this way improving the overall robustness of the whole ICT infrastructure. www.inspire-strep.eu
INTERSECTION INTERSECTION Project aims to enhance the European potential in the field of security by assuring the protection of heterogeneous networks and infrastructures. Project activities started January 1st 2008 and will be completed in 24 months. www.intersection-project.eu
IRMOS Design, develop and validate a Service Orientated Infrastructure which will allow the adoption of interactive real-time applications, and especially multimedia applications, enabling their rich set of attributes (from time-constrained operation to dynamic service control and adaptation) and their efficient integration into the infrastructure. www.irmosproject.eu
iSURF Today’s competitive and demanding world of business requires new networked applications and services capable of interoperation across variety of business domains and organizations of all sizes. iSURF project will provide an intelligent collaborative supply chain planning network. www.srdc.com.tr/isurf/
KiWi The topic of the project KiWi - Knowledge in a Wiki is knowledge management with Social Software and Semantic Web technologies. The main objective of the project is the development of a Semantic Social Software platform following the "wiki philosophy" that can serve as base for the implementation of many different kinds of Social Software applications that share content and functionality. The KiWi technologies will be evaluated in two use cases, project knowledge management and software knowledge management, and a public showcase demonstrating the use of KiWi in a community platform. www.kiwi-project.eu
m CIUDAD Imagine what kind of applications become possible when our mobile devices do not only present data but provide valuable information to other users. Suppose that you are able to create instant services with information, contents and knowledge with your mobile device and in your mobile device. And suppose that this knowledge can be used remotely by other users in a simple way, with their mobile devices. m:Ciudad provides user-friendly creation tools in the mobile, an optimised execution environment, a model for knowledge warehouse, a proposed specific searching engine and a set of business models for mobile users, for service providers and for third parties, mainly SMEs. www.mciudad-fp7.org
MASSIF MASSIF is an IP project funded by the European Commission ICT work programme 2009 (FP7-ICT-2009-5). The main objective of MASSIF project is to achieve a significant advance in the area of SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). MASSIF will develop a new generation SIEM framework for service infrastructures supporting intelligent, scalable, and multi-level/multi-domain security event processing and predictive security monitoring. Such service-level SIEM involves the modelling and formal validation of security, including trusted computing concepts, architecture for dependable and resilient collection of service events, supported by an extremely scalable and high performance event collection and processing framework, in the context of service-level attack models.Moreover four industrial domains will serve as a source for requirements and validation of the project research and results: 1.Olympic Games IT infrastructure;2. Mobile phone based money transfer service;3. Managed Enterprise Service Infrastructures; 4.Critical infrastructure process control (dam). www.massif-project.eu
MASTER In the near future, enterprises and organizations will make use of Service Oriented Architectures in their IT infrastructures and applications, relying on multiple services to compose others. In such iterated service outsourcing scenarios, the Assurance, Trust and Security requirements will be more complex to manage and satisfy. MASTER provides the methodology and tools to achieve security compliance in such scenarios. www.master-fp7.eu
MOBITHIN MobiThin will address all important blockers for the wide adoption of the wireless thin client computing paradigm. These include technological issues. In addition to making substantial scientific and technological progress in these areas, MobiThin project will demonstrate an integrated solution for the wireless thin client scenario. www.mobithin.eu/homepage.asp
MobileWeb2.0 MobiWeb2.0 addresses the usability and interoperability issues that are holding back mobile Web access today. It will focus on mobile Web 2.0 applications based on technologies such as Ajax that can significantly increase the usability of mobile Web applications. MobiWeb2.0 builds on 3GWeb, an FP6 project which focused on improving traditional browsing on mobile devices. www.w3.org/2008/MobiWeb20/
MOMENT The MOMENT (Monitoring and Measurement in the Next Generation Technologies) project (STREP) seeks to reaching optimum access to traffic monitoring infrastructures as for flexibility, power and friendly (universal) interface. Namely it will produce a mediator between users (academic, telcos, ISP, etc) and a series of previous EU-funded FP6 projects infrastructures for measuring IP traffic. Thus it intends • To create added value from single monitoring and measurement infrastructures by the integration of the results • To define a mediator architecture providing a unified interface using a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) for Future Internet applications. • To research on semantic representation and retrieval of measurement and monitoring information as a foundation of MOMENT Such objectives imply developing an ontology for semantic querying (that is under standardization process) as well as a unified interface to different formats that allows for complex queries to be tested in particular case studies: Post mortem analysis, SLA verification, etc. www.fp7-moment.eu
MUGGES The MUGGES project proposes the usage of GNSS technology as a driver of the Location Based Services Mobile User-Generated social service paradigm, which represents a very clear current trend of business innovation. The mobile terminal will evolve to become also a server. When put into exploitation directly by using the mobile device, a mobile user will provide constantly updated information, relevant to other users instantaneous interest and current context, in particular with location tagging. The project will develop the basic components and market-ready MUGGES applications to permit the provision, remote discovery and access of information from a mobile device to a mobile device, by means of the "location" attribute of context as key service and content characterization. a full evaluation of the components and business models brought forward by MUGGES, i.e. social mobile location-aware user-generated services, will be carried out through a trial. This trial will remain open after the project ends, providing a long-term behavioural assessment on the adoption of the GNSS-based technology for the proposed mobile exploitation scenarios, where location clearly adds value. The subsequent analysis of the data will provide valuable information for the widespread deployment of this innovative type of mobile GNSS-based solutions in Europe in further steps. www.mugges-fp7.org
N4C Many regions do not have access to the optical fibres, copper cables and radio waves linking up the world’s networks. Remote regions are often vast and sparsely populated, with a relatively poor economic base so that deployment of conventional access technologies is not viable. Combined with the huge distances involved, this means that constant connectivity will not be made available in these regions. N4C aims to use existing, novel technologies in these remote areas by creating an 'opportunistic networking architecture' (ONA) to exploit these communication opportunities and to set up two test beds in Swedish Lapland and Kocevje region of the Slovenian mountain. www.n4c.eu
NanoDataCenters Historically, content distribution in the Internet has relied on a client-server model. This model has shaped all Internet legacy applications such as the web, electronic mail messaging, and FTP. For the past ten years, we have seen content distribution solutions that have evolved from classical client-server models, through distributed caching, to Content Distribution Networks (CDNs), and more recently peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. NaDa (Nanodatacenters) is the next step in data hosting and in the content distribution paradigm. By enabling a distributed hosting edge infrastructure, NaDa can enable the next generation of interactive services and applications to flourish, complementing existing data centres and reaching a massive number of users in a much more efficient manner. www.nanodatacenters.eu
NAPA-WINE TV services over the Internet can be provided either exploiting IP multicast functionalities or relying on a pure end-to-end (P2P) approach. The first technique unfortunately, will only work on a network infrastructure controlled by a single broadband operator due to limitations of IP multicast facilities. On the contrary, the P2P approach has been successfully exploited to overcome these limits and can potentially offer a scalable planetary infrastructure. Recently, several P2P-TV systems started to show up, with the last generation offering High Quality TV (P2P-HQTV) systems, providing a ubiquitous access to the service. These same potentialities of P2P-TV systems constitute a worry for network carriers since the traffic they generate may potentially grow without control, causing a degradation of quality of service perceived by Internet users or even the network collapse (and the consequent failure of the P2P-HQTV service itself!). www.napa-wine.eu
N-CRAVE The simple, yet disruptive idea of Network Coding (NC) is that nodes will no more only forward but also process and mix the incoming independent information flows. The revolutionary paradigm has the potential of realizing multi-fold performance gains. It is thus expected to change the way we perceive, architect, organize and control networks and foretells deep impact in a wide range of areas such as network topology formation, error resilience, resource sharing, flow control interactions, and tasks such as content delivery, network monitoring and security. www.n-crave.eu
NESSI 2010 ICT-based services will fuel economic growth and well-being of citizens in the future of our society. In order to speed up this movement, NEXOF-RA, the NESSI flagship strategic Project within the EU Seventh Framework Programme, is building an Open Reference Architecture for service frameworks through a collaborative process. www.nessi-europe.eu
NESSoS The Network of Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet Software Services and Systems (NESSoS) aims at constituting and integrating a long lasting research community on engineering secure software-based services and systems. The NESSoS engineering of secure software services is based on the principle of addressing security concerns from the very beginning in system analysis and design, thus contributing to reduce the amount of system and service vulnerabilities and enabling the systematic treatment of security needs through the engineering process. In light of the unique security requirements the Future Internet will expose, new results will be achieved by means of an integrated research, as to improve the necessary assurance level and to address risk and cost during the software development cycle in order to prioritize and manage investments. NESSoS will integrate the research labs involved; NESSoS will re-address, integrate, harmonize and foster the research activities in the necessary areas, and will increase and spread the research excellence. NESSoS will also impact training and education activities in Europe to grow a new generation of skilled researchers and practitioners in the area. NESSoS will collaborate with industrial stakeholders to improve the industry best practices and support a rapid growth of software-based service systems in the Future Internet. www.nessos-project.eu
NEXOF-RA NEXOF-RA (NEXOF Reference Architecture) project is the first step in the process of building NEXOF the generic open platform for creating and delivering applications enabling the creation of service based ecosystems where service providers and third parties easy collaborate. NEXOF-RA main results will be the Reference Architecture for NEXOF, a proof of concept to validate this architecture and a roadmap for the adoption of NEXOF as a whole. To build the specifications for the Open Framework Architecture, an open process has been defined to allow the involvement of all relevant initiatives and organizations concerned on building a Reference Architecture for the “Future of Internet”. www.nexof-ra.eu
OneLab2 The OneLab2 (An Open Federated Laboratory Supporting Network Research for the Future Internet) project provides an open federated laboratory, built on PlanetLab Europe, which supports network research for the future internet. The OneLab2 project leverages the original OneLab project's PlanetLab Europe (PLE) testbed and its international visibility to make this facility a reality. OneLab2 partners operate PlanetLab Europe, extending PlanetLab service across Europe, and federating with other PlanetLab infrastructures worldwide. The project integrates new features and technologies into the system. In particular, Onelab2 enhances the testbed-native network monitoring service that supports experiments. The project directly involves pilot projects that are potential customers of the testbed, trying out novel ideas in both real-world and synthetic environments. OneLab2 is building PLE gateways to unusual, cutting-edge networking environments. Moreover, OneLab2 is pushing forward a federation model that enables PLE to serve as a basis for a future highly heterogeneous communications environment. www.onelab.eu
OneFIT The OneFIT (Opportunistic Network Creation and Cognitive Management Systems for Efficient Application Provision in the Future Internet) project will develop and validate the vision of opportunistic networks that are managed, and coordinated with the infrastructure, by advanced cognitive systems. Validation will show enhanced wireless service provision and extended access capabilities for the Future Internet, through better resource usage, lower costs, and management decisions with a larger "green" footprint. OneFIT leads to better services for the user and creates market opportunities for manufacturers, operators and service providers. OneFIT efficiently addresses several technical challenges, and evolves, bundles and exploits different types of approaches, ranging from dynamic spectrum management and infrastructureless networks to social networks. www.ict-onefit.eu
OPEN OPEN (Open Pervasive Environments for migratory iNteractive services) is a VII Framework EU STREP project, which aims to develop an environment, which provides people with the ability to continue to perform their tasks when they move about and change their interaction device. The main goal of the OPEN project is to provide a general and open migratory service platform solution based on a sound and innovative scientific approach developed by a multidisciplinary consortium combining the expertise of three technological world leaders, three well known research organisations and one SME. www.ict-open.eu
OPNEX OPNEX, Optimization Driven Multihop Network Design and Experimentation, delivers the first approach of principle to the design of architectures and protocols for multi-hop wireless networks. Systems and optimization theory is used as the foundation for algorithms that provably achieve full transport capacity of wireless systems. Subsequently, a plan for converting the algorithms termed in abstract network models to protocols and architectures in practical wireless systems is given. Finally a validation methodology through experimental protocol evaluation in real network test-beds is proposed. www.opnex.eu
OPUCE OPUCE aims at bridging advances in networking, communication and information technology services towards a unique service environment where personalized services will be dynamically created and provisioned by the end-user itself regardless of ambiance and location. www.opuce.tid.es
P2P-NEXT The P2P-Next integrated project will build a next generation Peer-to-Peer (P2P) content delivery platform, to be designed, developed, and applied jointly by a consortium consisting of high-profile academic and industrial players with proven track records in innovation and commercial success. www.p2p-next.org
PARADISO The PARADISO project identifies strategic research directions on network and service infrastructures in the hypothesis of a disruptive paradigm concerning global societal developments. This possible paradigm shift, which more and more analysts are evoking worldwide, is based on the vision that, in order to avoid major worldwide crises, all countries (developed, emerging, and developing ones) will need to agree, sooner or later, on an alternative way forward and make their societal development models converge. www.paradiso-fp7.eu
PASSIVE Virtualised service platforms and cloud computing hold great promise for delivery of large applications in e-Government. However, to date, the fundamental shared-resource nature of virtualisation technologies has raised legitimate security concerns for Government and other organisations with duties to protect confidential data. The PASSIVE project proposes an improved model of security for such virtualised systems to ensure that: (i) adequate separation of concerns (e.g. policing, judiciary) can be achieved even in large scale deployments, (ii) threats from co-hosted operating systems are detected and dealt with, (iii) public trust in application providers is maintained even in a hosting environment where the underlying infrastructure is highly dynamic. To achieve these aims, the consortium proposes: (i) A policy-based Security architecture, to allow security provisions to be easily specified, and efficiently addressed. (ii) Fully virtualised resource access, with fine-grained control over device access, running on an ultra-lightweight Virtual Machine Manager. (iii) A lightweight, dynamic system for authentication of hosts and applications in a virtualised environment. In so doing, PASSIVE will lower the barriers to adoption of virtualised hosting by government users, so that they may achieve the considerable gains in energy efficiency, reduced capital expenditure and flexibility offered by virtualisation ict-passive.eu
PERIMETER "PERIMETER’s" main objective is to establish a new paradigm for user-centricity in advanced networking architectures. In contrast with network-centric approaches, user-centric strategies could achieve seamless mobility driven by actual user needs rather than simply business considerations. Putting the users at the centre rather than the operator enables them to finely control the way their identity, preferences and credentials are sued. Furthermore seamless mobility is streamlined according to user preferences, enabling mobile users to be “Always Best Connected” (ABC) in multiple-access multiple-operator networks of the Future Internet. www.ict-perimeter.eu
PERSIST Current trends in the design of pervasive systems have concentrated on the problem of isolated smart spaces (such as smart homes) via a fixed infrastructure. This is likely to lead to the evolution of islands of pervasiveness separated by voids in which there is no support for pervasiveness. The vision of PERSIST is of a Personal Smart Space, which is associated with the portable devices carried by the user and which moves around with him/her, providing context-aware pervasiveness to the user at all times and places. The Personal Smart Space will cater for the needs of users, adapting to their preferences and learning new ones as these arise. The objective of PERSIST is to develop Personal Smart Spaces that provide a minimum set of functionalities which can be extended and enhanced as users encounter other smart spaces during their everyday activities. They will be capable of learning and reasoning about users, their intentions, preferences and context. They will be endowed with pro-active behaviours, which enable them to share context information with neighbouring Personal Smart Spaces, resolve conflicts between the preferences of multiple users, make recommendations and act upon them, prioritise, share and balance limited resources between users, services and devices, reason about trustworthiness to protect privacy and be sufficiently fault-tolerant to guarantee their own robustness and dependability. www.ict-persist.eu
PetaMedia PetaMedia is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme. FP7 is a key tool to respond to Europe's needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness, and one of its goals is to maintain leadership in the global knowledge economy. www.petamedia.eu
PHAROS The PHAROS mission is to advance audiovisual search from a point-solution search engine paradigm to an integrated search platform paradigm. This platform will be built on an innovative, open, and distributed architecture that enables consumers, businesses and organisations to unlock the values found in audiovisual content. www.pharos-audiovisual-search.eu
PICOS PICOS has the mission to investigate mobile communities and their services. Especially regarding aspects like privacy and identity management as well as technical and economical aspects. www.picos-project.eu
PII PII develops and deploys effective mechanisms and technologies to enable a functioning federation of existing testbeds. This will provide added value to users of existing local testbeds, and it will prove that federation is a model for the establishment of a long-term sustainable, large-scale and diverse testing infrastructure for (tele-)communications technologies, services and applications in Europe. www.panlab.net
PRIMELIFE Individuals in the Information Society want to protect their autonomy and retain control over personal information, irrespective of their activities. Information technologies hardly consider those requirements, thereby putting the privacy of the citizen at risk. Today, the increasingly collaborative character of the Internet enables anyone to compose service and contribute and distribute information. Individuals will contribute throughout their life leaving a life long trail of personal data. www.primelife.eu
PRISM The PRISM project will demonstrate the operation of a traffic monitoring architecture whose technical design guarantees privacy preservation. Our challenge is to break, with specific reference to network monitoring, the commonly accepted dichotomy between privacy and utility that underlies most of the applications and services devised to operate on personal or user-related data. The goal of our project is to investigate how it is possible to preserve the customers’ privacy, by avoiding disclosure of raw captured data even inside the controller domain itself, while preserving the possibility of running monitoring applications, including the possibility to detect and react to attacks and trace back abuses (thus improving public security). The PRISM technology aims at being fully legally compliant with data privacy protection regulation on one side, and to the security legislation on the other side. www.fp7-prism.eu
PSIRP The PSIRP project aims to develop, implement, and validate an information-centric internetworking architecture based on the publish-subscribe paradigm, which appears to be one of the most promising approaches to solving many of the biggest challenges of the current Internet. www.psirp.org
RESERVOIR Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers is a European Union FP7 funded project that will enable massive scale deployment and management of complex IT services across different administrative domains, IT platforms and geographies. The project will provide a foundation for a service-based online economy, where - using virtualization technologies - resources and services are transparently provisioned and managed on an on-demand basis at competitive costs with high quality of service. www.reservoir-fp7.eu
RESUME-NET RESUMENET (Resilience and Survivability for future networking: framework, mechanisms, and experimental evaluation is to host original research work that will systematically embed resilience into future Internet. www.ict-fireworks.eu/fire-projects/resumenet.html
SAIL Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions (SAIL) - 25 Partners: A strong industry-led consortium of leading operators, vendors and research institutions - Leading telecommunication operators, vendors, and research institutions collaborate in a strong, industry-led consortium to develop the Networks of the Future. A consortium of 25 operators, vendors and research institutions started on August 1st, 2010, the large EU-funded research project SAIL (Scalable & Adaptive Internet Solutions) aiming at designing architectures for the Networks of the Future, as part of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. www.sail-project.eu
SAPIR SAPIR extends the power of web searches beyond centralized text and metadata searches to include distributed audio-visual content. Today, Web searches are dominated by search giants such as Google, Yahoo, or MSN that deploy a centralized approach to indexing and utilize text-only indexes enriched by page rank algorithms. Consequently, while it is possible to search for audio-visual content, the search is limited to associated text and metadata annotations. Supporting real content-based, audio-visual search requires media-specific understanding and extremely high CPU utilization, which would not scale in today’s centralized solutions. SAPIR aims at breaking this technological barrier by developing a large-scale, distributed P2P architecture that will make it possible to search audio-visual content using the query-by-example paradigm. Considering that a picture is worth a thousand words, an image taken by a cell phone can be used to find information. For example, search for a monument using its photo or search for a full song using its melody. Combining these search hints with optional metadata annotations and user and social networking contexts will provide the next level of search capabilities with precise retrieved results. sysrun.haifa.il.ibm.com/sapir/
S-CUBE S-Cube, the European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems, will establish an integrated, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community. This will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, thereby helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society. www.s-cube-network.eu
SEA Towards the Future Media Internet age, SEA (SEAmless Content Delivery) project aims to offer a new experience of seamless video delivery, maintaining the integrity and wherever applicable, adapting and enriching the quality of the media across the whole distribution chain. SEA motivation is to implement a context-aware networking delivery platform, by focusing on four key principles: a) Multi-layered/-viewed content coding b) Multi-source/-network content streaming offering on-the fly content adaptation c) Cross-network/Cross-layer optimisation. d) Content and user privacy protection. www.ist-sea.eu
SELF-NET Self-NET (Self-Management of Cognitive Future InterNET Elements) is a Specifc Targeted Research Project (STREP) of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, addressing the experimental research pillar of the Strategic Objective ICT-2007.1.6 "New paradigms and experimental facilities" from Challenge 1 "Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures". www.ict-selfnet.eu
SemSorGrid4Env The main objective of this project is to specify, design, implement, evaluate and deploy a service-oriented architecture and middleware which allows application developers to build open large-scale semantic-based sensor network grids for environmental management. Such architecture and middleware will enable the rapid development of thin applications (e.g., mashups) that require real-world real-time data coming from heterogeneous sensor networks, making it possible to use sensors for other environmental management purposes than those that they were originally expected to have (hence reducing sensor network deployment costs) and to combine their real-time data with historical data from other data sources, opening possibilities of improving current decision-making procedures in a variety of situations (emergencies, monitoring, etc.). www.semsorgrid4env.eu/home.jsp
SENDORA Dynamic spectrum allocation has become a key research activity in wireless communications field and in particular a key technology for "The Network of the Future" objective proposed in ICT Work Programme 2007. Following these current trends towards dynamic spectrum allocation, the SENDORA project (started in January 2008 for 3 years) develops innovative techniques based on sensor networks, that will support the coexistence of licensed and unlicensed wireless users in a same area. The SENDORA project ideas stem from recent fundamental works on cognitive radio technology. www.sendora.eu
SENSEI In order to realise the vision of Ambient Intelligence in a future network and service environment, heterogeneous wireless sensor and actuator networks (WS&AN) have to be integrated into a common framework of global scale and made available to services and applications via universal service interfaces. SENSEI creates an open, business driven architecture that fundamentally addresses the scalability problems for a large number of globally distributed WS&A devices. It provides necessary network and information management services to enable reliable and accurate context information retrieval and interaction with the physical environment. By adding mechanisms for accounting, security, privacy and trust it enables an open and secure market space for context-awareness and real world interaction. www.ict-sensei.org
SERVFACE Service-oriented Architectures are tailored and used for business applications across several enterprises. Services provide access to business data and allow managing business workflows. They flexibly integrate functionality across platforms and providers by using web service technology. However, these services are not directly used by end users. User interfaces together with complex control logic must be developed as an additional layer on top of services. This development step is insufficiently supported by methodologies and tools. Instead, user interfaces are designed manually for service interfaces and business processes. www.servface.org
Service WEB 3.0 Even after four decades of rapid advances, computing is currently subject to revolutionary changes at all levels, including hardware, middleware, network infrastructure, but more importantly intelligent applications.Emerging technologies such as the Semantic Web or Web Services transform the Internet from a network of information to a network of knowledge and services. The number of services which will be offered on the Internet is expected to rise dramatically in the next few years. It is the mission of Service Web 3.0 to address these emerging developments and contribute to the implementation of framework programmes and their projects, and support the preparation of future community research and technological development. www.serviceweb30.eu/cms/
SHAPE The SHAPE project aims to support the development and realization of enterprise systems based on a Semantically-enabled Heterogeneous service Architecture (SHA). SHA extends Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) with semantics and heterogeneous infrastructures (Web services, Agents, Semantic Web Services, P2P and Grid) under a unified service oriented approach. To achieve this the consortium of the SHAPE project will develop a Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) tool-supported methodology and will take an active role in the standardization of metamodels and languages for SHA. www.shape-project.eu
sISI The Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI) is an industry-led action forum designed to bring together all aspects related to satellite communications. ISI addresses broadcasting, broadband, and mobile satellite communications, as well as their convergence, in integration within the global telecommunication network infrastructure. ISI supports all forms of space communication and space exploitation. ISI is a Technology Platform included in the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. www.isi-initiative.org
SLA@SOI Launched on June 2nd, 2008, our project is committed to research, engineer and demonstrate technologies that can embed SLA-aware infrastructures into the service economy. www.sla-at-soi.eu
SMARTLM Current software licensing practices are limiting the acceleration of Grid adoption. Indeed, the rapid emergence of service and virtualization environments requires a rapid evolution in licensing models. SmartLM will provide a generic and flexible licensing virtualization technology for new service-oriented business models across organization boundaries. www.smartlm.eu
SMARTSANTANDER One of the main objectives of the project is to fuel the use of the experimental facility among the scientific community, end users and service providers in order to reduce the technical and societal barriers that prevent the IoT concept to become an everyday reality. To attract the widest interest and demonstrate the usefulness of the SmartSantander platform, a key aspect that will be addressed, is the inclusion of a wide set of applications. Application areas will be selected based on their high potential impact on the citizens as well as to exhibit the diversity, dynamics and scale that are essential in advanced protocol and algorithmic solutions, and will be able to be evaluated through the platform. Thus, the platform is intended to be attractive for all involved stakeholders: Industries, communities of users, other entities that are willing to use the experimental facility for deploying and assessing new services and applications as well as Future Internet researchers to validate their cutting-edge technologies (protocols, algorithms, radio interfaces, etc.). www.smartsantander.eu
SMART-NET The SMART-Net concept is based on a decentralised vision in which access infrastructure is partly distributed across the network, allowing reduction of service cost and significant increase of performance. A key objective of the project is to make available comprehensive and configurable experimental facilities for investigation of future wireless networks. This is achieved by deploying simulation and real-life Testbeds based on advanced Radio Access Technologies. www.ict-smartnet.eu
SMOOTH-IT The Internet traffic is still doubling approximately every 18 month; and up to 80% of this traffic is stemming from Peer-to-Peer applications. This traffic is created by overlay network-based applications. The available bandwidth of end-nodes is also increasing. Thus, overlay-based applications will become more and more interesting and diversity of such applications will increase. Therefore, a slow paradigm shift from centralized offered services to services offered by end-nodes is happening. For today's Telecommunication Service Providers (telco) and Internet Service Providers (ISP) the issue arises, how to control and manage network traffic stemming from overlay-based applications. www.smoothit.org
SOA4All SOA4All (Service Oriented Architectures for All) is a Large-Scale Integrating Project funded by the European Seventh Framework Programme, under the Service and Software Architectures, Infrastructures and Engineering research area. SOA4All is endorsed by the Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI).
SOA4All aims at realizing a world where billions of parties are exposing and consuming services via advanced Web technology: the main objective of the project is to provide a comprehensive framework that integrates complementary and evolutionary technical advances (i.e., SOA, context management, Web principles, Web 2.0 and semantic technologies) into a coherent and domain-independent service delivery platform.
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SOCRATES Future communication networks will exhibit a significant degree of self-organisation. The principal objective of introducing self-organisation, comprising self-optimisation, self-configuration and self-healing, is to effectuate substantial operational expenditure (OPEX) reductions by diminishing human involvement in network operational tasks, while optimising network efficiency and service quality.
The SOCRATES (Self-Optimisation and self-ConfiguRATion in wirelEss networkS) project aims at the development of self-organisation methods to enhance the operations of wireless access networks, by integrating network planning, configuration and optimisation into a single, mostly automated process requiring minimal manual intervention.
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SPITFIRE The objective of SPITFIRE (Semantic-Service Provisioning for the Internet of Things using Future Internet Research by Experimentation) is to realize the stronger connection between the natural and the digital worlds. It will investigate unified concepts, methods, and software infrastructures that support the efficient development of robust applications that span and integrate the Internet and the embedded world. SPITFIRE will significantly reduce the effort required for development of robust and interoperable applications in the Internet of Things. This will facilitate the building of new kinds of applications and services that were not possible before, thus having an impact on research, industry, and private households. The architecture developed in SPITFIRE unifies the IoT and the Web of Things domains using Semantic Web technologies and has the potential to increase European competitiveness in ICT technology proving the developed concepts by implementing business cases for applications based upon these concepts. Due to the enabling technologies provided by SPITFIRE, IoT-related technology could permeate private households and enterprises in a way not seen to date. www.spitfire-project.eu
SWIFT SWIFT (Secure Widespread Identities for Federated Telecommunications) is a European Union funded project of the 7th Framework Programme. The project leverages identity technology as a key to integrate service and transport infrastructures for the benefit of users and the providers. It focuses on extending identity functions and federation to the network while addressing usability and privacy concerns. www.ist-swift.org
SysSec SysSec aims to create a virtual, distributed center of excellence for research in Systems Security. Our target is to enact a game changing approach to cybersecurity. Currently, most security research is reactive: it usually studies solutions after an attack has been launched and identified. Thus, researchers are always one step behind attackers. SysSec aims to break this vicious cycle, by investing energy in anticipating attacks and vulnerabilities, predicting future threats and preparing for them. www.syssec-project.eu
TA2 The future of family interaction. How can technology help to nurture family-to-family relationships? This is the question asked by the collaborative project. Together Anywhere, Together Anytime (TA2).For many people, families form the key social unit. Many of our enduring experiences, holidays, celebrations and moments of fun and laughter are framed as family events. This is something that current technology does not address well: modern media and communications serve individuals best, with phones, computers and electronic games devices tending to be individually owned and providing individual experiences.TA2 seeks to redress this imbalance, by exploring how technology can support group to group communication. www.ta2-project.eu
TAS3 TAS³ aims to have a European- wide impact on services based upon personal information¸ which is typically generated over a human lifetime and therefore is collected & stored at distributed locations and used in a multitude of business processes. www.tas3.eu
TAMPRES TAMPRES aims to significantly improve the trustworthiness of WSN. To achieve this goal we will investigate protection mechanisms in the following areas: - Prevention of side-channel and fault-injection attacks: evaluation and development of appropriate counter measures while also considering the severe constraints of energy and silicon area. - Provision of flawless implementation of lightweight cryptographic cores: development of secure and properly implemented light-weight cryptographic cores to provide uncompromised cryptographic strength to higher layers. - Attack resistant system architecture: secure integration and partitioning of the whole system including hardware components and secure low level services. www.tampres.eu
TECOM The Trusted Embedded Computing (TECOM) project, an EU-funded consortium of eleven partners, aims at developing trusted computing solutions for embedded platforms, which means, that TECOM ensures especially the security and safety of embedded computing systems and infrastructures. www.tecom-project.eu
THINKTRUST As the Information Society continues to develop and to grow, there is a very strong need to develop 'smart', i.e. intelligent and user-friendly, ICT security environments that take full account of the values of liberty, democracy and privacy in our societies, while providing necessary Trust, Security and Dependability. www.think-trust.eu
TRILOGY The aim of the Trilogy project is to develop new solutions for the control architecture of the Internet and remove the known and emerging technical deficiencies while avoiding prejudging commercial and social outcomes for the different players. The focus is the generic control functions of the Internet - the neck of the hour-glass but for control. Our architectural design activities focus on a radical approach to develop a Future Internet for the next 20+ years. This design is tempered and refined by considering the need for incremental deployment. www.trilogy-project.org
UNIVERSELF UniverSelf unites 17 partners with the aim of overcoming the growing management complexity of future networking systems, and to reduce the barriers that complexity and ossification pose to further growth. While there has been undeniable progress in the field of autonomics research over the past several years across the world and especially in Europe, widespread deployments of self-management techniques are still missing. At the same time the need for techniques enabling the transformation of operational models, the evolution of networks towards a flexible playground for operators, and more generally techniques participating to the increase of the return on investment, is becoming more and more evident. Further, most efforts and initiatives have been focussed on solving manageability bottlenecks in a given technological domain, while services extend anywhere, regardless of the technological boundaries (e.g., wireline/wireless). UniverSelf arises from this context and is thus driven by the need and objective to take self-management a leap further, and, in doing so, be both a federating and impactful project. www.univerself-project.eu
VICTORY VICTORY is a EC co-funded research project which will develop an innovative, distributed search engine, introducing MultiPedia search and retrieval capabilities to a standard (PC-based) and a mobile P2P network. A MultiPedia object is defined as a 3D object along with its accompanied information i.e. 2D views, text, audio, video. www.victory-eu.org/victory
VITAL++ VITAL++ will combine and experiment with the best of the IMS-like control plane functionality and P2P technology giving rise into a new communication paradigm that will bring a wide range of benefits. The key to achieving this objective, is to put this paradigm under strenuous experimentation, carried out under realistic network conditions using popular applications. To this end, VITAL++ is putting together a pan-European testbed comprised of existing geographically distributed test sites integrated by IMS technology. This will be thoroughly tested by reference content applications and services that use P2P technology as a means for their distribution and achieving satisfactory QoS levels through network resource optimisation algorithms rather than non-scalable QoS reservation operations. www.ict-vitalpp.upatras.gr
VITRO The project is focused on developing architectures, algorithms and engineering methods, which will enable the realization of scalable, flexible, adaptive, energy-efficient and trust-aware Virtual Sensor Networking (VSN) platforms. To achieve this objective, VITRO enabled platforms will provide a homogeneous abstract appearance to enable federated collaboration with external entities (from objects and systems to domains and networks) simplify the discovery and management of the underlying hardware and software resources of large collections of heterogeneous smart objects, and scalable inter-objects collaboration. Although VITRO aims to be application-neutral, the proposed architecture and protocol toolbox will be validated through extensive simulation testing and furthermore implemented in a large trial of more than 500 sensor nodes. www.vitro-fp7.eu
WEBINOS WEBINOS: Secure WebOS Application Delivery Environment - The Webinos project will define and deliver an Open Source Platform and specific components for the Future Internet, which will enable web applications and services to be used and shared consistently and securely over a broad spectrum of converged and connected devices, including mobile, PC, home media (TV) and in-car units. Promoting a "single service for every device" vision, Webinos will move the existing baseline from installed applications to services, running consistently across a wide range of connected devices, ensuring that the technologies for describing, negotiating, securing, utilizing device functionalities and adapting to context are fit for purpose. Innovations in contextual description will be broad covering but not limited to device capabilities, network access, user identity and preferences, location, behaviourally induced properties and finally the more complex issue of the users' social network context. Webinos will directly address security and privacy issues as part of Quality of Service that users of web services expect. The addressed challenges comprise: how to provision and adapt security across a range of devices, services, networks as well as how individuals can gain control over the privacy aspects of their web presence regardless of the service that is being used. Context and privacy are intimately intertwined: rich context is valuable but without user controlled privacy it becomes a liability. Webinos will boost the industry migration towards web-based services. Webinos can back this by providing inter-operable, standardised, open source technology utilizable across domains with direct commercially exploitable value. Webinos will also act as an industry catalyst to encourage collaboration and discourage fragmentation in this space. There are strong industry moves towards Internet friendly and Internet integrated offerings, and there exists a window of opportunity to place this WebOS technology on a robust open foundation that will remove economic barriers to engagement, embody policy on data privacy in concrete technology (protecting consumers and enterprise) and creating a centre of web centric expertise (benefiting technical competitiveness). cordis.europa.eu
WISEBED WISEBED (Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds) will provide a multi-level infrastracture of interconnected testbeds of largescale wireless sensor networks for research purposes, pursuing an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the aspects of hardware, software, algorithms, and data. This will demonstrate how heterogeneous small-scale devices and testbeds can be brought together to form well-organized, large-scale structures, rather than just some large network; it will allow research not only at a much larger scale, but also in different quality, due to heterogeneous structure and the ability to deal with dynamic scenarios, both in membership and location. www.wisebed.eu
WOMBAT The WOMBAT project aims at providing new means to understand the existing and emerging threats that are targeting the Internet economy and the net citizens. To reach this goal, the proposal includes three key workpackages: (i) real time gathering of a diverse set of security related raw data, (ii) enrichment of this input by means of various analysis techniques, and (iii) root cause identification and understanding of the phenomena under scrutiny. The acquired knowledge will be shared with all interested security actors (ISPs, CERTs, security vendors, etc.), enabling them to make sound security investment decisions and to focus on the most dangerous activities first. Special care will also be devoted to impact the level of confidence of the European citizens in the net economy by leveraging security awareness in Europe thanks to the gained expertise. www.wombat-project.eu