IST-2000-26418        NGN INITIATIVE
Next Generation Network Initiative

Name: Mr. Ladid Latif,
Organisation: Ericsson Tel...
IST-1999-11754   GEOCAST

Organisation: ALCATEL SPACE IN...
within the Internet (i.e., diffserv). The following technical areas will be addressed: (a) Specification of static and
Name: Juan José Galán-Vega
Organisation: GMV Sistemas, S.A.
Address: Isaac Newton, 11 - Tres Cantos, 28760 Madrid, Spain
requirements of user traffic. An adaptive resource manager supports the MAC proto- col, and aligns traffic flows
with core...
Tel: (43-676) 4040 351
Fax: (43-2424) 56300-400

Digital in-house technology enables...
IST-1999-10160          VideoGateway
A video gateway between the next generation broadband Internet and the current narrow...
end-user applications. Technical solutions will be verified by testbed experiments and user trials, including QoS-
Tel: (44-117) 3128631
Fax: (44-117) 3129285

Project Abstract:
The present position whereby...
Torrington Place, LONDON, UK

Proposal Abstract:
FAIN aims to develop an open,flexible, programmable and dependable (relia...
tests of an integrated prototype will prove that the project results offer a coherent deployment option and will
identify ...
The aim of the BRAHMS project is to define and develop a universal user access interface for Broadband
Satellite Multimedi...
Fax: (39-06) 54804402

Project Abstract:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) transmission in disp...
IST-1999-11131        CORVAL2
Enhanced Techniques for CORBA Validation

Name: Howard Greenwell
Organisation: The Open Grou...
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  1. 1. IST-2000-26418 NGN INITIATIVE Next Generation Network Initiative Name: Mr. Ladid Latif, Organisation: Ericsson Telebit A/S, Address: Fabrikvej 11,8260, Viby J., Denmark e-mail: Proposal Abstract: The NGN Initiative will establish the first open environment in Europe, where research on the whole range of NGN topics can be discussed, consensus achieved and collective outputs disseminated to the appropriate international standards bodies, fora, etc. The European research community will be given a strong collective voice and a structure, through which industry and user awareness of NGN work and achievements in Europe will be dramatically improved. The overall aim is to encourage the creation of high quality and secure Next generation Networks, allowing equitable access to knowledge and technology. IST-1999-12383 6INIT IPv6 INternet IniTiative Name: Latif LADID Organisation: Ericsson Telebit A/S (formerly Telebit Communications A/S) Address: 31, Domaine de Brameschhof, 8290 - Kehlen, Luxembourg Tel: (352) 307 135 Fax: (352) 305 364 Project Abstract: The objective of the 6INIT project is to prove the business case for Euro-IPv6 by defining implementation and set-up procedures for European IP Networks to offer production IPv6-based Internet services The primary areas addressed within this project will be to: - define operational procedures for IPv6 networks and for IPv4 to IPv6 network and application migration - interconnection of IPv6 native applications and IPv6/IPv4 networks. - set up telephony and videophony services and access to video-n-demand services. - implement IPv6 applications ( Stock Exchange, Remote Newspaper printing ). - initiate the implementation of IPv6 Internet Service Provider. IST-1999-10504 GCAP Global Communication Architecture and Protocols for new QoS services over IPv6 networks Name: Michel Diaz Organisation: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - LAAS Address: 7, avenue du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse, France Tel: (33-5) 6133625 Fax: (33-5) 61336411 e-mail: Project Abstract: High performance networking with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) is one of the major challenges of the next decade. It mandates very important efforts to provide multimedia and multicast communications to wide area advanced users, because the limited mechanisms of UDP (User Datagram Protocol) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) cannot adequately support innovative distributed applications. Furthermore, future architectures will involve heterogeneous networks, as new satellite and terrestrial networks having sophisticated intelligent services. As a consequence, GCAP aims at developing for the future Internet two new end-to-end multicast and multimedia transport protocols, embedded in a new global architecture to provide a guaranteed QoS to advanced Multimedia Multipeer Multinetwork applications. In order to rapidly experiment the proposed solutions, an efficient deployment of the communication software will be developed over an industrial IPv6 layer by using a programmable active network based technology.
  2. 2. IST-1999-11754 GEOCAST MULTICAST OVER GEOSTATIONARY EHF SATELLITES Name: LAURENT ROULLET Organisation: ALCATEL SPACE INDUSTRIES Address: 26 avenue J.F. Champollion, 31037 Toulouse, France Tel: 33 (0) 534356659 Fax: 33 (0) 534356169 Project Abstract: The satellite plays an increasingly more important role in the Global Information Infrastructure. Differing from the LEO (low earth orbit) revolutionary constellations that intend to perform a worldwide multipurpose coverage, GEO (geostationary) satellites can leverage their geographical advantageous position by completing the one-way TV broadcast services they already perform with two-way IP multicast services. In parallel with this service evolution, geostationary satellites systems are evolving towards higher frequencies (Ka and EHF) and more complex missions (e.g. multi-beam coverage, inter satellites links, regenerative payloads with on-board processing) in order to increase their capacity. GEOCAST intends then to help defining next generation multicast systems by marrying multicast services with next generation satellite systems through a progressive and well-adapted strategy. IST-1999-10469 SUITED Multi- Segment System for Ubiquitous Access to Internet Services and Demonstrator Name: GIACINTO LOSQUADRO Organisation: Finmeccanica SpA - Alenia Aerospazio Space Division Address: VIA G.V.BONA, 85, 156 ROMA ITALY Tel: (39-06) 4151485 Fax: (39-06) 4151297 e-mail: Project Abstract: The convergence of mobile and Internet Protocol (IP) based technologies is now the major driving force behind the research and development of future mobile technologies, services and applications. The SUITED project aims to make a significant contribution towards the understanding and development of IP based mobile networks consisting of both satellite and terrestrial (UMTS, GPRS, W-LAN) components. This integrated system is termed the Global Mobile Broadband System (GMBS). The goals of the project will b achieved through theoretical analysis, where issues including, network architecture, Quality of Service and Mobility Management will be addressed, and experimental work. The project will conclude with a comprehensive series of trials, using an integratedtest-bed comprising of a prototype multi-segment infrastructure and a prototype multi-mode mobile terminal, capable of operating seamlessly with both satellite and terrestrial networks. Navigation capabilities will be integrated into the user terminal i order to enhance the performance of personal communication services and physical layer functions. IST-1999-11253 TEQUILA Traffic Engineering for Quality of Service in the Internet, at Large Scale Name: Yves T'Joens Organisation: Alcatel Bell NV Address: Francis Wellesplein 1, B-2018 Antwerpen, Belgium Tel: (32-3) 2407890 Fax: (32-3) 2409932 e-mail: Project Abstract: The objective of the project is to study, specify, implement and validate a set of service definition and traffic engineering tools to obtain quantitative end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees through careful planning, dimensioning and dynamic control of scaleable and simple qualitative traffic management techniques
  3. 3. within the Internet (i.e., diffserv). The following technical areas will be addressed: (a) Specification of static and dynamic, intra- and inter-domain SLSs (Service Level Specification) to support both fixed and nomadic users. (b) Protocols and mechanisms for negotiating, monitoring and enforcing SLSs. (c) Intra- and inter-domain traffic engineering schemes to ensure that the network can cope with the contracted SLSs - within domains, and in the Internet at large. All specified functionality will be validated through simulation, prototype development and network experiments. IST-1999-10028 WINE Wireless Internet Networks Name: Petri Mähönen Organisation: Technical Research Centre of Finland Address: Kaitovaeylae 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland Tel: (358-8) 5512493 Fax: (358-8) 5512320 e-mail: Project Abstract: In WINE we study necessary technologies to build fully IP-based optimized QoS (Quality of service) aware wireless Internet. We believe that true wireless Internet system should be optimized without underlying wireless ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and as far as possible independent from media. The unique goal of WINE is to study all needed issues in protocol layers to find globally optimized end-to-end solution. Starting from theoretical issues for W-IP networks, we conduct simulations and large case studies over research networks to verify theoretical basis. We will then implement the results into three platforms. To facilitate independence of wireless media a W-IP adaptation layer is built that is configurable allowing optimisation for different wireless media. The test-beds cover Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11 and Hiperlan standards. IST-1999-11591 MOEBIUS MObile Extranet Based Integrated User Services Abstract: The MOEBIUS proposal seeks to identify an integrated mobile service platform, i.e. the Mobile Extranet platform focusing on a global co-ordination of micro- (i.e, Layer 2) and macro (i.e., Layer 3) mobilities provided by the state-of-the art and future mobile systems. IST-1999-12515 DRiVE Dynamic Radio for IP-Services in Vehicular Environments Name: Ralf Toenjes Organisation: Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland GmbH Address: Ericsson Allee 1 52134 Herzogenrath Germany Tel: (49-2407) 5757812 Fax: (49-2407) 575400 e-mail: Project Abstract: The DRIVE project addresses the convergence of cellular and broadcast networks to lay the foundation for cost- efficient provision of IP-based in-vehicular multimedia services for information, education, training, and entertainment. The project approach to increase the total spectrum efficiency is to optimise the inter-working of different radio networks (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, DAB, DVB-T) in a common dynamically allocated frequency range and to enhance the co-operation between network elements and applications n an adaptive manner. The required key competence is covered by a consortium of leading telecommunication manufacturers, broadcast operators, cellular network operators, multimedia content providers, the car industry, and R&D organisations. IST-1999-11917 GNIUS GSM Network for Improved access and Universal Services
  4. 4. Name: Juan José Galán-Vega Organisation: GMV Sistemas, S.A. Address: Isaac Newton, 11 - Tres Cantos, 28760 Madrid, Spain Tel: (34-) 918064640 Fax: (34-) 918064641 e-mail: Project Abstract: During the 90’s the undoubted paradigm in the IT world has been the popularisation of a new global framework for information distribution and business opportunity, built over public network infrastructure, mainly Internet. These new emerging services have triggered the evolution of other technologies, answering to the demand of exigent end users and companies. The strongest growing is expected in the evolution of the actual mobile networks to support fully capable service architecture. GNIUS project takes advantage of such wireless networks, allowing the communications with traditional unwired areas with location independence, and complements it with the acquired knowledge of these last years in service architecture, revamping it with the latest tendencies in distributed applications and embedding in a global security framework to access universal services. IST-1999-11387 LION LAYERS INTERWORKING IN OPTICAL NETWORKS Name: ANTONIO MANZALINI Organisation: CSELT - CENTRO STUDI E LABORATORI TELECOMUNICAZIONI S.p.A. Address: Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274, 10148 TORINO, ITALY Tel: (39-011) 228 5817 Fax: (39-011) 228 5840 e-mail: ANTONIO.MANZALINI@CSELT.IT Projects URL: Project Abstract: LION aims at giving answers to Network Operators (N.O.) about interoperability of client transport networks (e.g. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Synchronous Digital Hierachy (SDH), IP-based) over an optical server one recommended as Optical Transport Network (OTN). In particular, the major target is to design and test over a testbed a multi-layer resilient network in a multi-domain environment. First the N.O. requirements will be defined for envisaged multi-layer network scenarios. Cost-effective integrated resilience strategies will be investigated supported by planning evaluations. The ITU-T functional modeling will be adopted to define first the OA&M (Operation, Administration & Management) and management requirements and then specifications for interfaces between network clients and OTN and between OTN domains. An "umbrella" management architecture that enables integration of TMN (Telecommunication Management Network), WBEM (Web-based management), and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) will be designed to allow N.O. to manage the network as a whole. The above requirements and specifications will be translated into systems and sub-systems implementation to test in a testbed. IST-1999-11719 HARMONICS Hybrid Access Reconfigurable Multi-wavelength Optical Networks for IP-based Communication Services Name: Ton Koonen Organisation: Lucent Technologies Nederland B.V. Address: Botterstraat 45, 1270 AA Huizen, Netherlands Tel: (31)-35-6874985 Fax: (31)-35-6875954 e-mail: Project Abstract: A common dynamically reconfigurable fibre infrastructure is proposed, deploying flexible wavelength routing integrated with flexible time slot allocation in a new Medium Access Control protocol. This infrastructure feeds various last-mile access networks, and provides capacity on demand while accounting for Quality of Service
  5. 5. requirements of user traffic. An adaptive resource manager supports the MAC proto- col, and aligns traffic flows with core and last-mile network capabilities. Both a wireless HIPERLA2 and a twisted-pair VDSL user access network enabling QoS-differentiated IP traffic will be set up. Novel optical modules will be developed, such as a fast flexible wavelength router. The results of architecture studies and techno-economic analyses will e fed into consensus building activities and stan- dardisation bodies. After being validated in laboratory trials, the system will be operated in a field trial with real users and IP-based QoS-sensitive services. IST-1999-10402 METEOR Metropolitan Terabit Optical Ring Name: Jens BUUS Organisation: Gayton Photonics Ltd Address: 6 Baker Street, NN7 3EZ Gayton, Nortants, United Kingdom Tel: (44) 1604 859253 Fax: (44) 1604 859256 e-mail: Project URL: Project Abstract: The partners in the proposed project will design, develop and demonstrate a tera-bit optical metropolitan area network. An experimental network, which will be based on an optical ring with transmission of 40 DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) channels at bit-rates up to 40 Gbit/s, will be realised. The developed network will be tested within a field trial, conducted by T-Nova. The optical network will demonstrate the concept of service transparency, enabling transport of various types of services while not requiring a truy optically transparent network. The required functionalities such as: management at the optical layer, performance management, quality of service, protection schemes etc. will be realised. Novel optical add-drop multiplexer configurations, high-speed trasmitters and receivers modules will be designed, fabricated and implemented in the experimental system within the field trial. IST-1999-11956 BASS Broadband Access Services Solution Name: Fons van den Heuvel Organisation: Lucent Technologies Address: Larenseweg 50, 1200 BD Hilversum, Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 35 687 1093 Fax: +31 (0) 35 687 5842 e-mail: Project Abstract: The BASS project will evaluate a Broadband Information Highway being designed to European requirements. It will be scalable, manageable and able to support data as well as voice and video. Its main objectives are, (1) to specify and develop dial-up to broadband networking using ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) technology for SOHO and residential users (2) to bridge voice, data and video networks and thus provide one network capable of transporting the legacy, traditionally circuit switched, services as well as the new Broadband services (3) to develop a Quality of Service (QoS) Methodology Framework to ensure that the Telecom Operators can meet the QoS demands of both end-users and service providers. The project has two sequential pilot stages, with the second adding functionality and building of the first. IST-1999-10622 InHoMNet In Home High Speed Multimedia Network based on IEEE 1394 Name: Josef Faller Organisation: CTR Carinthian Tech Research GmbH Address: Badstubenweg, 40 9500, VILLACH AUSTRIA
  6. 6. Tel: (43-676) 4040 351 Fax: (43-2424) 56300-400 e-mail: Abstract: Digital in-house technology enables new services, applications and communication structures. Digital audio video and control data require new kinds of networking with high data throughput and reliability. The User and the market demand more user- friendlyness. The purpose of the project is to develop and integrate different home devices and functions inside the home into a comprehensive in-home network concept. New interfaces, user software and related middleware will be developed. The research activitiesill cover the issues of interoperability, usability, easy access to other networks and reliability. The 1394 networking is the basic technology for the project. It offers high data rates until 400 Mbit/s und in future 3200 Mbit/s. Furthermore the bus pefrmance fits to the needs of convergence between PC and Consumer electronics. IST-1999-11379 PALAS PALAS - Powerline as an Alternative Local AcceSs Name: Marco Langhof Organisation: RegioCom GmbH Address: Steinfeldstrasse 3, D-39179 Barleben, Germany Tel: (49-3920) 383300 Fax: (49-3920) 383399 e-mail: Project Abstract: Power Line Communications, PLC, is a recent and rapidly evolving technology, aiming at the utilisation of the electricity power lines for the transmission of data. PLC technology opens up new opportunities for the mass provision of local, last- mile access at a reasonable cost. The PALAS project aims to develop and test a complete service and commercialisation package to potential players in the PLC market. This package comprises technical simulation and consulting tools, initial business and turn-key service models as well as concrete roll-out strategies. In addition PALAS will provide a complex and coherent approach to reduce time to market and to increase certainty on market, technological, organisational and economic issues. Thus, the project will support a quick and sustainable development of a market segment that will become a major infrastructure for the development of the Information Society in Europe. IST-1999-12295 SIRLAN Secured Infrastructure for Commercial and Residential Buildings' Local Area Networks-The Tool Kit Platform Name: Claude MATINAL Organisation: Schneider Electric Industries SA Address: 2, Chemin des Sources, 38240 MEYLAN, France Tel: 33(0) 476 60 62 46 Fax: 33(0) 476 60 51 62 e-mail: Project Abstract: The SIRLAN project aims to create a Tool Kit Platform for the installation of applications for home and building equipment (washing machine, computers, TVs, meters, surveillance cameras, alarms, switchboards,..) which would communicate within or outside of the building through any type of communication network. The platform will be based on a modular architecture capable of supporting all categories of home and building products from a simple push-button to a home computer with secured servers for remote configuration and security. The platform will be used to develop new products and services, (not included in this project), in several markets: home and building infrastructure, utilities applications and services, home appliances, personal goods, small business and home services. The toolkit will support the "Convergence" standard (EIBA, Batibus and EHSA) for home and building LANs.
  7. 7. IST-1999-10160 VideoGateway A video gateway between the next generation broadband Internet and the current narrowband Internet for live and on-demand access Name: Danny LUSTIGER Organisation: Optibase Ltd Address: 7 Shenkar Street, 46120 Herzliya, Israel Tel: (972-9) 9709216 Fax: (972-9) 9586099 e-mail: Project Abstract: The proposal is for a system that functions as a gateway between the next generation Internet streaming video standards and the narrowband Internet with its own video streaming standards. The proposed video gateway will also serve as a gateway between different video sources coming from analog video, DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) compressed video, stored MPEG (Motion Pictures Experts Group) video coming off video servers and DVD (Digital Video Disc) video to the narrow-band Internet. Since the world is moving to digital at an accelerated rate, there is a real need to develop such a gateway with capabilities to handle compressed video already in MPEG format and transcode it efficiently with maximum quality. IST-1999-10905 NETGATE Advanced Network Adapter for the new Generation of mobile and IP based Networks Name: Vassilis Velentzas Organisation: SOLINET GmbH Telecommunications Address: Mittlerer Pfad, 26, 70499, Stuttgart, Germany Tel: +49 711 1398 13 0 Fax: +49 711 1398 13 99 e-mail: Project Abstract: The NETGATE project aims to design and develop a novel, low cost, flexible, highly efficient and scaleable system able to operate as a high performance protocol gateway, which will bridge the 'compatibility' gap between different telecommunication networks such as SS7 (Signalling System 7), IN (Intelligent Networks), ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), GSM, GPRS (General Packet Radio System) and also provide interfaces to IP based networks. The solution that NETGATE suggests will be able to provide interoperability between wireless platforms (GSM, GPRS) and wired platforms (ISDN, ATM, IP ) as well as an open architecture for future technologies. Moreover NETGATE solution is meant to be fully flexible, as it will provide a single node, which combines different interfaces and makes possible, through the adequate hardware and software components, the inter-working between various telecommunication protocol stacks. IST-1999-10077 AQUILA Adaptive Resource Control for QoS Using an IP-based Layered Architecture Name: Bert F. Koch Organisation: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Address: Hofmannstr. 51, 81359 Munich, Germany Tel: (49-89) 722 22465 Fax: (49-89) 722 41920 e-mail: Project Abstract: AQUILA defines, evaluates, and implements an enhanced architecture for QoS (Quality of Service) in the Internet. Existing approaches e.g. Differentiated Services, Integrated Services and label switching technologies (e.g. MPLS, Multi-Protocol Label Switching) will be exploited and significantly enhanced, contributing to international standardisation. The architecture will be designed to be cost-effective and scalable. It introduces a software layer for distributed and adaptive resource control and facilitates migration from existing networks and
  8. 8. end-user applications. Technical solutions will be verified by testbed experiments and user trials, including QoS- enhanced on-line multimedia services. Business plans for further exploitation will be studied. IST-1999-11017 CADENUS Creation and Deployment of End-User Services in Premium IP Networks Name: Martin Potts Organisation: Martel GmbH Address: Berner Technopark, Morgenstrasse 129, Bern 3018, Switzerland Tel: +41 31 994 2525 Fax: +41 31 994 2529 e-mail: Project Abstract: The CADENUS project will propose an integrated solution for the creation, configuration and provisioning of end-user services with QoS guarantees in Premium IP networks. The solution is based on the CADENUS framework, which is a structuring set of core functional blocks at the user - provider interface. It will provide service creation and configuration in a dynamic way through the appropriate linking of user related service components (authorisation, registration, etc.) to network related service components (QoS control, accounting, etc.). For the provisioning of end-user services with QoS guarantees, a number of components are required. Some of them have been developed or are under development in standardisation bodies. Other QoS related issues, will be developed in the project. Also, the project will produce recommendations, architectures, mechanisms and policies concerning service configuration and provisioning for both network operators and service providers. Objectives: The primary goal of the project is to develop, implement, validate and demonstrate a framework for the configuration and provisioning of end-user services with QoS guarantees in Premium IP networks (eg. for voice over IP). Sub-Objectives are: To investigate the system-related architectures for implementing Premium IP network transport services to deliver end-user services with QoS. To specify and realise a framework for end-user services having a range of call features and with QoS guarantees. To develop a system implementing the framework which enables the efficient delivery of services by new enterprises and traditional operators. To trial and demonstrate end-user services with QoS guarantees via this framework. To disseminate the results in standards bodies and to the industry in general. IST-1999-10357 FORM Engineering a Co-operative Inter-Enterprise Management Framework - Supporting Dynamic Federated Organisations Management – Name: Hervé Karp Organisation: Atos Intégration Address: Thalassa B, 444 route des Dolines, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France Tel: 33 4 92 96 88 48 Fax: 33 4 92 96 88 49 Project Abstract: The main objective of FORM is to engineer an open adaptable framework to support the management of trusted Co-operative Inter-Enterprise Environments encompassing telecommunication facilities and business automation systems - we call this an Interprise Environment. The operation and management of this environment is outsourced to an Interprise Provider which aims to provide the seamless co-operation of inter-organisational business processes. The project will develop and validate through trials an Interprise Management Framework based on reusable building blocks. IST-1999-11429 M3I Market Managed Multi-Service Internet Name: Sandy Johnstone Organisation: Hewlett-Packard Ltd Address: Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8QZ BRISTOL, United Kingdom
  9. 9. Tel: (44-117) 3128631 Fax: (44-117) 3129285 e-mail: Project Abstract: The present position whereby Internet Service Providers (ISP) charge a flat rate for access to undifferentiated service levels and meet demand through over-provision of capacity, does not represent a sustainable business model. As basic access and simple services become commoditised ISPs will differentiate across a wide range of sophisticated services and business models. This project will design and prototype a system that can charge and account for multiple levels of Internet service, and analyse the implications of so doing. The project intends to demonstrate the feasibility of managing the allocation of Internet resources using direct market forces. Feasibility will be established in technical and commercial terms. This includes requirements analysis, engineering design and prototyping, cost and business modelling, and Internet market modelling. The result will be a fully operating prototype that will enable market trials. IST-1999-11014 SHUFFLE An agent based approach to controlling resources in UMTS networks Name: Martin Potts Organisation: Martel GmbH Address: Morgenstrasse 129, 3018 Bern, Switzerland Tel: (41-31) 9942525 Fax: 41-31) 9942529 e-mail: Project Abstract: The project will create a novel architecture for efficient, scalable & robust real time control of resources in 3rd generation mobile systems in the context of realistic business models of network providers, service providers and customers. This is technically difficult and has not been attempted before. Success will give end-users an improved and more cost-effective service, and operators increased management flexibility. It will achieve this through using advanced and distributed software technologies (particularly Intelligent Agent Technology) to address issues such as scalability; it will also implement & validate mechanisms & algorithms for dynamic run- time resource allocation on an experimental UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephony System) testbed, evaluating how the resulting resource allocation system improves the overall performance of the network, in particular its adaptability to localised high traffic demands and fluctuations. IST-1999-10921 MANTRIP Management Testing and Reconfiguration of IP based networks using Mobile Software Agents SOLINET GmbH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP MITTLERER PFAD 26, STUTTGART, DE Proposal Abstract: The MANTRIP project will apply Mobile Agent Technology in order to cope with several issues of IP network management. Specifically, it will define, develop, test, validate and provide a set of novel tools for management tasks such as: configuration management - performance and QoS monitoring - auditing of Service Level Agreements - diagnosis prevention and re-configuration in the case of faults. The addressed network environment includes core and access networks that use IP and other broadband technologies, such as ATM, widely deployed in the current (and future) Internet. The tools will be integrated into toolkits and delivered for use by network administrators, operators and end-users as well. The Mobile Agent Technology is expected to minimise network management traffic and add functionality, programmability and adaptability to networks in an evolutionary way. IST-1999-10561 FAIN Future Active IP Networks University College London, Department of Electrical Engineering
  10. 10. Torrington Place, LONDON, UK Proposal Abstract: FAIN aims to develop an open,flexible, programmable and dependable (reliable, secure, and manageable) network architecture based on novel active node concepts. To reach this goal it proposes an innovative integration of active networking, distributed object and mobile agent technology. This facilitates fast changes and smooth integration of new services and network technologies. Based on requirements and use cases FAIN will prototype different active node execution environments in order to support a wide range of applications. Two classes of active applications will be developed: Policy-based Network Management and Dynamic Provisioning of Protocols. The network architecture will be validated by deploying and exercising interoperable active IP network nodes in a Pan-European testbed with international links. The result of the project will be provided in a form of recommendations and contributions to relevant standard organisations and industrial fora. IST-1999-13305 WINMAN WDM and IP Network MANagement Name: Harold Balemans Organisation: Lucent Technologies Nederland Address: Botterstraat 45, 1270 AA Huizen, The Netherlands Tel: +31 35 687 4725 Fax: +31 35 687 5954 e-mail: Project Abstract: The overall WINMAN aim is to offer an integrated network management solution, the WINMAN solution, which is capable to provide end-to-end IP connectivity services derived from Service Level Agreements (SLAs). WINMAN will capture the requirements, define and specify an open, distributed, and scalable management architecture for IP connectivity services on hybrid transport networks (ATM, SDH and WDM). The requirements will include and the architecture will support multi-vendor, multi-technology environments and evolution scenarios for end-to-end IP transport from IP / ATM / SDH / WDM towards IP/WDM. WINMAN will consist of optimised architecture and systems for integrated network management of IP connectivity services over hybrid transport networks. From implementation point of view, the project will address the separate management of IP and WDM networks. Per technology domain the integration of the management at Network Management level will be developed. This is referred to as Vertical Integration. An Inter-Domain Network Management System (INMS) as a sublayer of the Network Management Layer will be implemented to support IP-connectivity spanning different WDM subnetworks and to integrate the management of IP and WDM transport networks. This end-to-end management of these transport networks is referred to as Horizontal Integration. The INMS and the IP and WDM Network Management Systems will implement Configuration, Fault and Performance (CFP) Management application functions. Development will be carried out in two phases in the project resulting in release R0 and R1. WINMAN will set up an infrastructure including several sites to demonstrate and validate the system. Results will be disseminated and exploited IST-1999-10299 ANDROID Active Network Distributed Open Infrastructure Development British Telecommunications plc., BT Laboratories Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK Proposal Abstract: Future networks must support a wide and rapidly evolving range of service types. Future networks must be programmable to provide the required flexibility. This project will prove the feasibility of constructing a managed, scalable, programmable network infrastructure that uses application layer active networking to provide dynamic customisation of services. It will identify key IST requirements and develop innovative solutions to support security, mobility and multicast. An improved active network architecture will be implemented. Flexible and scalable management solutions based on policy driven autonomous agents will be investigated. Wide-area
  11. 11. tests of an integrated prototype will prove that the project results offer a coherent deployment option and will identify areas requiring further work. IST-1999-10043 SETTA Systems Engineering for Time-Triggered Architectures Name: Christian Scheidler Organisation: DaimlerChrysler AG Address: Alt-Moabit 96a, 10559 Berlin, Germany Tel: (49-30) 39982258 Fax: (49-30) 39982491 e-mail: Project Abstract: The overall goal of the SETTA consortium is to push the time-triggered architecture -an innovative European- funded technology for safety-critical, distributed, real-time applications such as fly-by-wire or drive-by-wire - into future vehicles, aircraft, and train systems. To achieve this goal, SETTA focuses on the systems engineering of time-triggered architectures. The key characteristic of time-triggered, distributed real-time systems is that all significant events, including tasks and messages, do not occur at random points in time, but rather have to adhere to a pre-determined schedule. This approach initially requires a larger design effort than classical, event- triggered systems; once built, however, time-triggered systems have several advantages, such as predictability concerning their real-time behaviour, which make them uniquely suited for complex, safety-critical real-time systems. IST-1999-10731 ADAMAS ADAptive Multicarrier Access System Name: Nikos Pronios Organisation: Intracom S.A. Hellenic Telecommunications and Electronics Industry Address: 19.5 km Markopoulou Ave, 19002 Peania, Greece Tel: +30 1 6860339 Fax: +30 1 6860 312 e-mail: Project Abstract: ADAMAS aims to study, implement and validate a novel adaptive OFDM Point-to-MultiPoint outdoor broadband fixed wireless access system. Adaptivity will reside both in the physical layer, employing adaptive modulation schemes, as well as in the W-DLC layer, employing dynamic allocation schemes with flexible uplink and downlink sharing (DTDMA/TDD).Both a licensed and an unlicensed scenario will be demonstrated, located at 10.5 and 5.8 GHz frequency band respectively. Bit rates will be 64 Kbps-25 Mbps, for vaying channel conditions or traffic requirements, while service symmetry could be varied from a full broadcasting up to a symmetric scenario. A common baseband segment will be developed that will be used for both frequency scenarios, while the two RF segmets to be developed and integrated with the baseband and MAC-PHY will be of low cost. Additionally, a PSP-based novel reconfigurable integrated digital receiver architecture will be also addressed. IST-1999-10440 BRAHMS Broadband Access High data rate Multimedia Satellite Name: Michel MAZZELLA Organisation: Alcatel Space Industries Address: 5,rue Noël Pons , 92737 Nanterre, France Tel: 33146526314 Fax: 33146526249 e-mail: Project Abstract:
  12. 12. The aim of the BRAHMS project is to define and develop a universal user access interface for Broadband Satellite Multimedia services which is open to different satellite system implementations. The motivation is to open up and expand the market for satellite user terminals by harmonising the majority of common satellite access network functions whilst allowing flexibility for optimised or proprietary air interfaces to satellite systems. The targeted end-user markets for Broadband Multimedia Satellite Sytems (BMSS) are mainly those where high speed access is at a premium. Two-way transmission for Direct-to-Office or Direct-to-Home multimedia services will be addressed with bit rates up to 150 Mb/s (forward link) and 20 Mb/s (return), providing the end usr with an effective bandwidth that improves upon state-of-art multimedia systems. IST-1999-10050 BRAIN Broadband Radio Access for IP based Networks Name: Werner Mohr Organisation: Siemens AG Address: Hofmannstrasse 51 , 81359 Munich, Germany Tel: +49(89)722-23958 Fax: +49(89)722-44958 e-mail: Project Abstract: Driven by the increasing demand for mobile and cordless broadband services in hot spot areas like airports, campus areas, and conference centres, the BRAIN project will provide a true broadband multimedia IP-based radio access technology. As a complement to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS, BRAIN will support several high data rate users via one base station, e.g., provide 2 Mbps for 10 users such that the total data rate will be around 20 Mbps per RF carrier. In addition, BRAIN will offer the integration of end-to-end services over IP and evolve IP towards mobility. Furthermore, it will enable the interworking of private, corporate, and public networks. It will also support a wide range of services (point-to-point, point-to-multi-point, symmetric, and asymmetric) and allows roaming as well as inter- and intra-system handover with GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS networks. IST-1999-11571 EMBRACE Efficient millimetre broadband radio access for convergence and evolution Name: Terje Tjelta Organisation: Telenor AS Address: Instituttveien 23, N-2027 Kjeller, Norway Tel: +47 638 48703 Fax: +47 638 19810 e-mail: Project Abstract: The main objective of the EMBRACE project is to develop a low cost broadband wireless access system and services based on the results obtained during LMDS-trials under the ACTS program. In particular, inputs from users and operators regarding present and future access capacity demands and requirements for availability and quality of service will be used. The system will operate in the 40.5-42.5 GHz (43.5 GHz) bands and can easily be adopted for operation in other bands in the millimetre frequency range, alocated for this type of services. However, the indoor user's terminal can be used for a wide range of frequencies above about 20 GHz, suitable for broadband applications. In providing a low-cost fixed radio access technology all the benefits of the curret Information Technology revolution will be delivered without requiring any broadband cable systems. IST-1999-10626 ATLAS All-optical Terabit per second LAmbda Shifted transmission Name: Mario Tamburrini Organisation: Fondazione Ugo Bordoni Address: Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59, 00142 ROME, Italy Tel: (39-06) 54802230
  13. 13. Fax: (39-06) 54804402 e-mail: TAMBUR@FUB.IT Project Abstract: Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) transmission in dispersion managed fibre links with an aggregate capacity of 1 terabit/s and lengths in the 500-1,000 km range will be studied, including the effect of an All Optical Wavelength Converter (AOWC) located in some intermediate point along the link. The AOWC is considered as a typical component of a transparent network node, regardless of the chosen architecture of the network and of its nodes. One of the main Objectives will be the assessment of the maximum signal distortion tolerated by the AOWC at its input, and of the maximum AOWC distortion tolerated by the further propagation down the rest of the link. Three different AOWC solutions will be compared, the results expected being specifications for the AOWC designers and for the fibre link designers. The systems will be tested, part in the laboratory and part in field environments, with WDM granularities of 40Gbit/s and 80Gbit/s. IST-1999-12501 OPTIMIST Optical Technologies in Motion for the IST Programme Name: Paul Lagasse Organisation: Interuniversitair Microelectronica Centrum vzw Address: Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 41 9000 Gent Belgium Tel: (32-9)2643315 Fax: (32-9)2643593 e-mail: Project Abstract: Only Photonics Technologies can provide innovative, future-proof solutions for the seamless integration of the new and existing networks of the Information Society. Photonics is therefore an essential element in the physical layer of systems and services all across the complete IST programme. One of the main goals of the OPTIMIST project is to provide the means to continue and possibly enlarge, the strategic R&D action on the roadmap on Photonic Technologies and Networking in Europe, initiated within the ACTS Photonic Domain by the HORIZON project. Therefore the OPTIMIST project proposes to take charge of the strategic clustering of R&D activities related to photonics in the whole IST programme (excluding display technologies). Main focus is on co-ordinated interactions, information exchange and discussions between these projects, thereby reinforcing the complementarity of these projects and enhance the synergies derived from their work. This type of "concerted actions" will also be directed towards photonic activities and trials carried out on national level by the EU Member States. Community added value will be enhanced by clustering projects and organisations active within different areas of the Photonic Technologies R&D community in order to stimulate the convergence between different technology platforms. IST-1999-10825 VESPER Virtual Home Environment for Service PErsonalization and Roaming Users Name: Kostas Zygourakis Address: INTRACOM S.A 19,5 Markopoulou, Paiania 190 02, Attiki, Greece Tel: +30 1 6690 351 Fax: +30 1 6860 312 e-mail: Project Abstract: VESPER aims to define, demonstrate and promote a service architecture for provision of Virtual Home Environment across a multi provider, heterogeneous network and system infrastructure. The project’s technical approach, although in line with a long-term vision of IN, is expected to benefit from the adoption of concepts, models and service paradigms from the TINA framework, the use of intelligent agent capabilities and other innovative technologies to support roaming users with service portability, session mobility and service scalability. Key expected results of VESPER include a validated VHE architecture specification with a tested prototype, a set of directives for exploitation of its results, identification of methods for cooperating with current systems and dissemination effort to relevant fora.
  14. 14. IST-1999-11131 CORVAL2 Enhanced Techniques for CORBA Validation Name: Howard Greenwell Organisation: The Open Group LLC Address: Apex Plaza, Forbury Road , RG1 1AX Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Tel: (+44) 118 950 8311 x Fax: (+44) 118 950 0110 e-mail: Project Abstract: A project to enhance the techniques used to verify the conformance of implementations of OMG’s CORBA technology. Research into new ways of specifying and testing new versions of CORBA specifications and ijmplementations will be conducted to produce new tools and tests that can be validated by implementers. Implementation of the project will result in enhancements to The Open Group’s Brand programs in support of CORBA, and the implementation of processes to handle the resolution of ambiguities in OMG Specications. Promotion of the results of the project will be used to educate users on the benefits of CORBA technologu and on procuring products certified in a Brand program. IST-1999-10669 WINE GLASS Wireless IP Network as a Generic Platform for Location Aware Service Support Name: Ermanno Berruto Organisation: CSELT - Centro Studi E Laboratori Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. Address: Via Reiss Romoli 274 , 10148 Torino, Italy Tel: (39-011) 228 5038 Fax: (39-011) 228 7056 e-mail: Project Abstract: Mobile/IP integration has started (GPRS) but suffers from low air-interface bit rate. 3G provides higher bit rates but in its first implementation will not improve significantly the access and integration capability for IP traffic. A sufficient radio capacity for IP traffic will be possible via WLAN and future evolutions of UMTS. WINE GLASS aims at integrating UTRAN and WLAN to an IP Core Network, with necessary exploration of access and core network architectures to provide QoS and mobility support. The Project will support the relevant standardisation groups. Location-aware applications will be addressed for business and public usage, in order to verify the ability of the integrated network to offer transparent solutions for ubiquitous use of the IP-base Core Network. WINE GLASS will rely on Access Segments and IP-based Core Network. A real-time emulation will enable to evaluate alternative solutions for mobility, QoS control and service support.