Experiences of an Irish Researcher in FP6


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  • Experiences of an Irish Researcher in FP6

    1. 1. Experiences of an Irish Researcher in FP6 Miguel Ponce de Leon Scientific Manager (CIM) TSSG Waterford Institute of Technology
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to TSSG </li></ul><ul><li>EU IST FP6 experience </li></ul><ul><li>TSSG Frontier Research Priorities for FP7 </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Founded in 1996 by Dr. Willie Donnelly </li></ul><ul><li>Partner base of over 150 active funded partners including Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, Lucent, … (Vendors); Vodafone, O2, Telefonica, T-Mobile, Swisscom, BT, … (Operators); UCL, TCD, UniS, UCD, … (Academia) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of largest Irish EU funded institution for IST FP5/FP6 and for eTEN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balanced portfolio of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic research projects [3] – faculty (5) postdocs (6) students (14) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied research projects [14] – staff (30) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-product development projects [14] – staff (59) </li></ul></ul>Telecommunications Software & Systems Group is a world class communications software research centre based at WIT.
    4. 4. TSSG Engagement in the EU IST FP6 Programme <ul><li>Recent Past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU FP4 ACTS: 5 projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU FP5: 8 projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From FP6 the TSSG have 12 projects including: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Communication Technology]: Daidalos I & II, ENABLE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Security]: SecurIST, ESFORS, SEINIT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Enterprise Networking]: DBE, ONE, OPAALS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Collaborative Working Environments]: CoreLabs, BrainBridges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[Embedded]: MORE </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. TSSG Engagement in the EU IST FP6 Programme [DG-INFSO Existing Successes] Current projects, black circles Historical projects, black circles [Other links, pink circles] D1: [CommsTech] Daidalos II , ENABLE Daidalos , Opium D2: [Networked Audiovisual] D3: [Software Services] AlbatrOSS, Intermon D4: [Security] SecurIST, ESFORS SEINIT D5: [Enterprise] DBE , ONE , OPAALS F3: [Inftastructure] Torrent F4: [Collaborative Work] CoreLabs, BrainBridges F1: [FET] G3: [Embedded] MORE F3: [Infrastructure] H4: [eTEN] Riser II and some others Riser , Nitoura II; Bandwidth
    6. 6. My experience of EU FP6
    7. 7. Technology Platforms <ul><ul><li>eMobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(D1 Communications Technologies) = Active member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(D2 Networked and Electronic Media Platform) = Board member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NESSI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(D3 Software Services) = Active member </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Joint Initiatives (EU Funded Roadmap - SRA Activities) <ul><li>Autonomic Communications Forum (ACF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(F1 Future & Emerging Technologies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman and Board member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Security and Dependability Task Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(D4 ICT for Trust and Security) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>AMI@Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(F4 Collaborative Working Environments) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Active member of the Living Labs initiative </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. EU IST FP6 Programme Projects <ul><ul><li>Trust and Dependability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SecurIST </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>European Security Task Force </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.securitytaskforce.eu </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IST Daidalos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scenario-based next generation pervasive services based on IPv6 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous Connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IST ENABLE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling efficient and operational mobility in large heterogeneous IP networks (built on mobile IPv6) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Co - ordination of a strategic agenda for ICT Security and Dependability (S&D) R&D for the 7 th framework programme </li></ul><ul><li>The SecurIST project has established two fundamental bodies: </li></ul><ul><li>European Security & Dependability Task Force (STF) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members from FP6 projects, whose role is to identify thematic areas , and to identify and prioritise challenges within Security and Dependability research. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board (AB) comprising established experts, whose role is to review, advise, enhance and promote the STF and further prioritise areas for future research. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Daidalos I & II
    12. 12. ENABLE targets R R R IPv4/v6 backbone RAN RAN Dedicated RANs optimized for specific services Today <ul><li>cellular (2.5-3G) </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless LAN </li></ul><ul><li>WMAN (WiMAX) </li></ul>R R R Mobile IPv6 RAN RAN Integration of heterogeneous RANs to offer efficient and cost-effective ubiquitous mobility <ul><li>MIPv6 is the key </li></ul>Step 1 Mobile IPv6 all-IP network R R R R Smooth migration to an all-IP network architecture Step 2 <ul><li>all services over IP </li></ul><ul><li>MIPv6 with fast handover support </li></ul>R R R R ? Mobile IPv6, HIP, others? Fully mobile Internet Step 3 <ul><li>tremendous growth in the number of terminals </li></ul><ul><li>MIPv6 might suffer its age </li></ul>
    13. 13. Entering into FP7 <ul><li>Know and articulate your own research direction </li></ul><ul><li>Align to the ETP in your area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Align to the FP7 work programme </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask EI staff for advise and support </li></ul>
    14. 14. Frontier Research Priorities for the TSSG <ul><li>Wireless protocol (WP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a new protocol approach, replacing IP (in the access), designing for the coming features of mobile and wireless communications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information and Context management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>users having access to all their relevant information and content via a wireless terminal, without actually carrying any of it. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Frontier Research Priorities <ul><li>Multidisciplinary Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wireless sensor networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socio-economical Sciences and the Humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Through the concept of the Living Labs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Processes for developing more secure and dependable systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User-centric security and dependability standardization: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automation of management by using innovative methods for self-configuration, self-management, self-provisioning, and self-healing. Hide the complexity. </li></ul></ul></ul>