Projects

ONGOING PROJECTS

FLEXUS (2016-2018)

  • Name: FLEXUS - Flexible Unmanned Surface Vehicles for the Internet of Moving Things

  • Project Reference: H2020/...

  • URL: http://flexus.inesctec.pt

  • Abstract: FLEXUS project is part of the RAWFIE Horizon 2020 European project. FLEXUS aims to extend RAWFIE experimental infrastructure by providing a set of innovative high maneuverable, small-sized, one-man-portable Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which will support coordinated networked operations and novel above water communications technologies. This USVs swarm will extend and enrich the type of test scenarios for water-based IoT platforms, where M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and Internet of Moving Things applications may use long-range single-hop communications and multi-hop radio networks.


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Wi-Green (2016-2018)

  • Name: Wi-Green - Optimization of energy consumption in Wi-Fi networks sensitive to traffic patterns

  • Project Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017558

  • URL: http://wigreen.eu/pt_PT

  • Abstract: Wi-Green project is part of the SooGreen CELTIC-Plus European project. As the traffic volume in mobile networks has been growing exponentially, especially with the emergence of new mobile services and applications. The advent of Internet of Things (IoT) will cause the problem to aggrevate, especially when a very large number of devices is expected to be connected to the network. These factors limits the capacity of the cellular networks and force telecom operators to look for new solutions. Wi-Fi networks are one of the solutions to the problem, allowing the cellular network operator to offload traffic to Wi-Fi networks especially in indoors, where users spend 93% of their time, according to recent studies. It aims to develop new solutions to reduce energy consumption of Wi-Fi by addressing the component mostly ignored so far -- the access points (APs), particularly indoors.


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CORAL (2016-2018)

  • Name: CORAL - Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

  • Project Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000036

  • URL: to be launched

  • Abstract: This project aims to build up new cost-effective technologies for a friendly exploitation of deep sea resources. BLUE TOOLS which is one of the two research lines in CORAL aims to develop state-of-the-art technologies to foster environmentally friendly deep sea floor monitoring, exploitation and exploration such as new robotic technologies and solutions, novel radio wireless communications solution enabling high-bandwidth and real-time underwater communications, and Underwater Wireless Power Transfer, to name a few. These new technological solutions will be combined with the development of a framework for the friendly environmental extraction of deep-sea non-living resources, including, governance, legal instruments and Management Practices, Policy Recommendations and Standardization of tools and methods for Risk and impact assessment.


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SMILES (2015-2018)

  • Name: SMILES - Smart, Mobile, Intelligent and Large Scale Sensing

  • Project Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000020

  • URL: to be launched

  • Abstract: SMILES is part of the Tec4Growth integrated project . The main objectives of this project are the development of sensing and communication technologies, middleware for mobile network, and sophisticated algorithms for knowledge extraction from real‐time data streams for vehicular networks. The type of techniques and algorithms that are proposed to be developed in SMILES, e.g., dynamic route computation for fleet‐management and vehicle based sensing, will provide the foundations for new tools that can be used to optimize many aspects of intelligent transportation systems.


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(Reference: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/176093-v2v-what-are-vehicle-to-vehicle-communications-and-how-does-it-work)

MareCom (2016-2018)

  • Name: MareCom - Maritime Community Networks and Services

  • Project Reference: P2020/...

  • URL: to be launched

  • Abstract: The main objective of this project is the development of high availability, broadband and low cost maritime communications solution based on the IP protocol and off-the-shelf hardware, in order to (1) support the activities of the communities operating in maritime environment, such as fishermen, maritime transportation, recreational vessels and navies, with reliable and broadband communications, and (2) enable the convergence with the terrestrial communications scenario, fostering the digital inclusion of these communities. The proposed solution will be based on the community networks paradigm and approach the problem in an holistic perspective, from the physical layer to the application.


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WISE (2016-2019)

  • Name: WISE - Traffic-aware Flying Backhaul Mesh Networks

  • Project Reference: FCT/...

  • URL: to be launched

  • Abstract: The WISE project aims to develop a new communications solution based on the concept Flying Backhaul Mesh Network (FBMN). At the core of the FBMN concept is the usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), more specifically Quadrotors, which will carry onboard Mesh Access Points (MAPs) and will form a mobile and physically reconfigurable wireless backhaul mesh network composed of Flying MAP (FMAP). This network will be self-organised and the FMAPs will position themselves according to the data traffic generated by the mobile terminals and the need to relay the traffic towards the Internet. The project is expected to produce not only relevant scientific results but also a solution that may have a significant economical value, thanks to the involvement of the TEKEVER company.


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STRONGMAR (2016-2018)

  • Name: STRONGMAR - STRengthening MARritime Technology Research Center

  • Project Reference: H2020/...

  • URL: to be launched

  • Abstract: The project aims at creating solid and productive links in the global field of marine science and technology between INESC TEC and established leading research European institutions, capable of enhancing the scientific and technological capacity of INESC TEC and linked institutions (as well as the capacity of partnering institutions involved in the twinning action), helping raising its staff’s research profile and its recognition as an European maritime research center of excellence. These objectives will be fulfilled through a set of measures: summer schools, winter schools, short-term scientific meetings, long-term staff visits, networking meetings, workshops, conferences, technology transfer workshops with stakeholders, and other dissemination activities.


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BLUECOM+ (2015-2016)

  • Name: BLUECOM+ - Connecting Humans and Systems at Remote Ocean Areas using Cost-effective Broadband Communications

  • Project Reference: EEA Grants - PT02_Aviso4_0005

  • URL: http://bluecomplus.inesctec.pt

  • Abstract: The BLUECOM+ project aims at developing an innovative communications solution that will enable broadband, cost-effective Internet access at remote ocean areas to regular devices, using standard wireless access technologies such as GPRS/UMTS/LTE and Wi-Fi.


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SmarterEMC2 (2015-2017)

  • Name: Smarter Grid: Empowering SG Market ACtors through Information & Communication Technologies

  • Project Reference: H2020 – LCE7-2014 under Grant Agreement-646470

  • URL: http://www.smarteremc2.eu/

  • Abstract: SmarterEMC2 implements ICT tools that support the integration of consumers through Demand Response services and the integration of DG/RES through Virtual Power Plants. These tools take into account the Smart Grids Architecture Model (SGAM) as well as the future structure of the Distribution Network, as described by the relevant EU bodies and organizations. The project explores whether the existing telecommunication infrastructure is sufficient to support in mass scale the emerging business models and Smart Grid services. Also, the project supports standardization activities by proposing adaptation to data models of market-oriented and field-level standards


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ENDURE (2015-2017)

  • Name: ENDURE - Enabling Long-Term Deployments of Underwater Robotic Platforms in Remote Oceanic Locations

  • Project Reference: EEA Grants - PT02_Aviso4_0015

  • URL: http://endure.inesctec.pt

  • Abstract: ENDURE aims at designing, implementing, and testing a cost-effective solution that will allow AUVs to wirelessly recharge their batteries in an underwater docking station. From the underwater RF communications point of view, the project will develop a short-range radio communications solution adapted to underwater sea environment, in order to enable AUV-docking station data transfer while the vehicle is recharging.


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SUNNY (2014-2017)

  • Name: SUNNY - Smart UNattended airborne sensor Network for detection of vessels used for cross border crime and irregular entrY

  • Project Reference: FP7-313243

  • URL: http://www.sunnyproject.eu

  • Abstract: The SUNNY project aims to contribute to EUROSUR by defining a new UAV-based tool for collecting real-time information in operational scenarios. From the communications point out view, the project will consider the exploitation and adaptation of emerging standard wireless mesh technologies and architectures, due to their low cost and advantageous features.


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COMPLETED PROJECTS

a.bel (2014-2016)

  • Name: a.bel - Bridging the gap between performers and audience using networked smartphones

  • Project Reference: Internal project

  • URL: http://a.bel.inesctec.pt/

  • Abstract: The a.bel project aims at connecting a high number of devices in a closed space with dependable localization and synchronization; the development of vocabulary for the real-time, expressive interactivity between audience and performers in a concert setting using smartphones.


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Mare-Fi (2012-2016)

  • Name: Mare-Fi: Maritime Wi-Fi Long Distance Communications

  • Project Reference: Internal project

  • URL: http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~ee08251

  • Abstract: This project is developed in cooperation with Propeixe - Cooperativa de Produtores de Peixe do Norte, Associação Porto Digital, Câmara Municipal do Porto, and Porto Cidade de Ciência. Mare-Fi aims at (1) deploying and maintaining a Maritime Wireless Network testbed, formed by two land stations and eight fishing ships, and (2) doing research on broadband maritime communications.

  • Related research infrastructure: TEC4SEA


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Under-Fi (2012-2016)

  • Name: Under-Fi: Wi-Fi Tailored to Underwater and Underground Networks

  • Project Reference: Internal project

  • URL: http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~ee08120

  • Abstract: Under-Fi aims to study the performance of Wi-Fi technology in underwater and underground environments, using multiple frequency bands, develop simulation models supporting research works on underwater and underground networks, and develop Wi-Fi based communication solutions adapted to these environments.


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HiperWireless (2014-2015)

  • Name: HiperWireless - Point-to-Multipoint Microwave Communications using the 17GHz License-free Band

  • Project Reference: ...

  • Abstract: The main goal of the project is to develop a point-to-multipoint IP-based communications solution operating in the 17 GHz license-free band. The solution to be developed targets flexibility, reliability, and secure and high-performance communications, and is not limited to any specific wireless network interface card. The result of the project will be a wireless communications solution that surpasses the state of the art approaches for IP-based communications in this frequency band.


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MTGrid (2012-2015)

  • Name: MTGrid: Multi Technology Communication Infrastructure for the Smart Grid

  • Project Reference: QREN/..

  • Abstract: This project is developed in cooperation with EFACEC and aims at developing a multi-technology, redundant, and secure communications solution for the Smart Grid, considering bidirectional transportation of information between smart meters and a substation.

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MC-WMNs (2012-2015)

  • Name: MC-WMNs: Multiple Context-based Wireless Mesh Networks

  • Project Reference: FCT/..

  • Abstract: This project is developed in cooperation with IT-Aveiro and it aims to support a multitude of context-based and dynamic Wireless Mesh Networks WMNs (MC-WMNs), each providing personalized communications for a user or group of users, according to their user context requirements. In this project the WiN research group will design a distributed and cognitive radio resource management mechanism to support the formation of logical WMNs whose dynamics is controlled by context-aware virtualization. Such mechanism shall take into account multi-radio and multi-channel availability, different types and modes of wireless antennas, and power control.


SENSYS (2012-2015)

  • Name: SENSYS - Network Sensing for Critical Systems Monitoring

  • Project Reference: NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000058

  • Abstract: The SENSYS project is anchored in three components: novel sensors development, network implementation and management and data aggregation methodologies. In particular, it aims at developing underground and underwater RF networking solutions for supporting critical systems monitoring, as well as training post-graduate researchers and carrying out technology transfer to the industrial sector.


COOPERATION (2012-2015)

  • Name: COOPERATION - Cooperation and perception for augmented autonomy

  • Project Reference: NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000060

  • Abstract: The COOPERATION project aims at designing of autonomous systems focusing on cooperation and perception for augmented autonomy, including wireless communications for supporting control and data communications among underwater and airborne robot teams.


CONFINE (2013-2014)

  • Name: CONFINE - Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet

  • Project Reference: FP7–288535

  • URL: http://confine-project.eu/

  • Abstract: The CONFINE project aims at creating a large-scale testbed, named Community-Lab, which supports experimental-driven research in wireless networks. The Community-Lab testbed integrates and extends three existing community networks: Guifi.net (Spain), FunkFeuer (Austria) e AWMN (Greece). INESC TEC participates in the project as the leader of a CONFINE action, where the aim is to use the large-scale, real-world Community-Lab testbed for evaluating WiFIX, a wireless mesh networking solution developed at INESC TEC within PhD theses and R&D projects.

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SELF-PVP (2010-2014)

  • Name: SELF-PVP: Self-organizing power management for photo-voltaic power plants.

  • Project Reference: FCT, Portugal-CMU

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  • Abstract: This project is developed by an international research team composed by universities, research institutes and companies from Portugal and United States of America. The project aims to develop a solution to improve the power efficiency of a photovoltaic plant consisting of up to 200 000 solar panels jointly managed to produce electric energy. The solution consists of controllers located at the solar panels that will exchange information on top of a communications network whose nodes are also located in the photovoltaice cells. WiN is expected to help specifying, prototyping and validating the communications network. The network may have an hybrid topology consisting both of power line and radio links, and has to satisfy a set of constraints including monetary cost, reliability, communication delays, guaranteed bitrates, scalability, and security.

ALICANTE (2010-2013)

  • Name: ALICANTE - Media Ecosystem Deployment Through Ubiquitous Content-Aware Network Environments.

  • Project Reference: IST-2010-248652

  • URL: http://www.ict-alicante.eu/

  • Abstract: The ALICANTE project proposes a novel concept towards the deployment of a networked "Media Ecosystem", which enables every user to access multimedia contexts in several contexts and to share and deliver his audiovisual contents dynamically, seamlessly, and transparently to the other users.

SITME (2009-2012)

  • Name: Serviços Integrados para Transportes Metropolitanos

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/005590

  • URL: http://www.sitme.org/

  • Abstract: The main goal of this project is to develop and supply information services to passengers traveling in buses. These services include (1) display news and entertainment information, (2) supply inter-modality information (passenger travel assistance), (3) interactive services, (4) supply Internet access to passengers using the bus' internal wireless network. For that purpose, a multi-technology communications system is being developed. The project has secondary goals such as (1) to deploy a pilot in 10 STCP buses operating in a bus line near FEUP, (2) run tests in the pilot with bus passengers, (3) evaluate the technical and financial viability of the developed solutions.

  • Poster: SITMe-project

  • Demo: video

Mobiles (2009-2012)

  • Name: Mobilidade Eléctrica Sustentada

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/005730

  • Abstract: Several governments throughout the world are promoting the development and adoption of electric vehicles. Within these initiatives, two main business models have been proposed concerning the electric vehicle batteries usage (buying or renting the batteries), which have a significant impact in user’s daily life.

  • The technical and logistic challenges associated with the management of available resources at the battery recharging / replacement points, electric grid management, optimization of renewable energies usage, batteries life-cycle management, business models and tariffs, place the communications systems in a central position. Thus, these communication systems will support the communication between components inside the electric vehicle, among elements of the vehicle and external entities, as well as among external entities to collect and exchange management or forecasting information regarding the near future electrical needs as well as support the communication between the main actors in place: production, consumption and operators.
  • This project will focus in the study, specification, development and test of communications solutions (inside vehicles and between vehicles and infra-structure) to solve the main challenges previously identified.

FCT MUMOMGT (2009-2012)

  • Name: Multicast and Mobility Management in Heterogeneous Access Networks

  • Project Reference: PTDC/EEA-TEL/74471/2006

  • Abstract: In the near future it is foreseen that a Mobile Terminal will be equipped with network interfaces of different wireless technologies (the new Centrino from INTEL already supports 802.11n and 802.16d/e). The user is expected to be moving around and still have Internet connectivity, accessing his favourite services in a seamless way. However, VoIP and peer-to-peer traffic are flooding the current networks, and new emerging services, such as video streaming and videoconference are confirming this trend. The resort to multicast techniques is thus a foreseeable necessity to provide resource-efficient techniques for the network to provide mass-media entertainment streaming in an efficient way. The MUMOMGT project thus consists of defining, developing and evaluating a solution that allows the provisioning of multicast sessions to mobile users, with Quality of Service (QoS), over wireless access networks, possibly of different technologies, such as 802.11, 802.16, and DVB.

ROBVIGIL (2010-2012)

  • Name: ROBot VIGILante

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/007905

  • Abstract: Robots can be found almost everywhere, from simple home appliances to complex robotized industrial systems. The main objective of this project consists in the introduction of robots in a new area – surveillance, through the exploration of several innovative principles. The innovative principles of this project enable: 1) Self-localization in indoor environments; 2) Tracking and identification of people in multi-camera environments, fixed or within mobile units; 3) Secure Wireless communications; 4) Real-time remote control of one or more mobile units; 5) Fast wireless battery recharge;

  • This project explores several technological breakthroughs: from electronic to the technologies used in sensors development, better CPU performances and storage capacity, artificial intelligence, new technologies and communication systems, and new energy systems that enable better autonomies.
  • This project will focus in the study, specification, development and test of communications solutions (between robots as well as between robots and infra-structure elements) in order to satisfy the real time requirements involved: video streaming, remote control of one or more units and videoconferencing support.
  • Demo: video

MRA (2011-2012)

  • Name: MRA: Multi-Radio Access

  • Project Reference: PT Inovação/..

  • Abstract: Telecom operators are providing their customers with multiple radio accesses such as HSPA, WLAN or LTE. Customers, in turn, start to have multi-interface terminals. This project aims to develop a solution that enables the provisioning of aggregated radio accesses to customers and enables them to obtain high bitrates and good quality of service. The solution is defined at an abstraction level that can be implemented and managed by the telecom operator.

ReCoop (2010-2012)

  • Name: ReCoop: Cooperative Networks

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/003422

  • Abstract: Novel cooperation models gave rise to a recent wave of Internet services commonly known as Web 2.0 services. Cooperation models are therefore originating a new type of Internet community, as well as impacting social and business behavior. The main purpose of the ReCoop project is to develop advanced technology with the expectation to increase wireless broadband Internet access based upon Wi-Fi technology such as 802.11a/b/g/i/n, but from a perspective that relies on new cooperation models. From a scientific and technological perspective, the activities to be carried out relate to i) mobility; ii) security; iii) resource management; iv) auto-configuration; v) Internet access sharing incentives.

  • Poster: ReCoop-project

  • Demo: video

SHHC (2009-2011)

  • Name: Safe Home Health Care

  • Project Reference: PTDC/EEA-TEL/...

  • Abstract: The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate a novel approach based on meta-reality reflection and search algorithms that helps finding and deploying interference-free health-care smart-space configurations.

AuditService 2.0 (2010-2011)

  • Name: AuditService 2.0

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/006638

  • Abstract: The AuditService 2.0 project proposes an evolution of the AuditMark’s current web traffic auditing service for the online advertising market. The WiN will be responsible for the research and development of an improved User/Machine Tracking module for the AuditService, integrating new features such as a Black & White list system and Geo-IP.

SWIOP (2009-2011)

  • Name: Sistema Web Inteligente de Apoio À Organização Pessoal

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/Individual/005591

  • Abstract: Enhance the Portugalmail webmail with a native security solution that enables the e-mail as a legal, secure and user-friendly alternative to conventional services such as mail and FAX.

FlexNet (2010 - 2010)

  • Name: Flexible Networks

  • Project Reference: QREN/IDT/004819

  • Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a communications subsystem, to be integrated in the XAREVISION, S.A. equipment. This subsystem shall: a) support multiple communications technologies including Ethernet, WLAN, UMTS e ZAP; b) intelligently manage traffic bitrates exchanged through each network interface and its costs; c) enable multipath communications; d) support handovers of individual traffic flows across network interfaces; e) be remotely managed and audited.

OpenAPI for M2M Applications (2010 - 2010)

  • Name: OpenAPI for M2M Applications

  • Project Reference: PTin/EurescomP1957

  • Abstract: WiN will participate and cooperate with PT Inovação in the standardization for an OpenAPI for Machine-to-Machine Applications. WiN task is to characterize the state of the art on Machine-to-Machine communications and current standardization initiatives. This work will help defining the service features and functions required for a Telecom operator to support future M2M applications and services and define a strategy to interconnect the future Internet of Things.

HomeASPsolutions (2009-2010)

  • Name: Home ASP solutions

  • Project Reference: PTin/HomeASPsolutions

  • Abstract: Develop a solution that enables authentication, security, and privacy in new communication services for customers within home networks or through the Portugal Telecom network, with minor user intervention.

CLIF (2008-2009)

  • Name: CLIF - Management of User Generated Multicast Sessions in IMS-based Networks

  • Project Reference: PTin/CLIF

  • Abstract: Factors such as the growing number of multimedia terminals, the constant increase of bandwidth available per user, and the large number of existing data sharing applications, are compelling users to generate and distribute their own content to restricted groups of other users. Inorder to support such scenario, we present an IMS-based solution that enables content distribution, in multicast, to groups of users, where the source of the content is also an end-user. The proposed solution allows the source of content to configure the service, indicating a list of authorized receivers and both the transmission date and duration. Moreover, the proposed solution also allows the operator to manage the registered user profiles, to impose access control and to validate the configurations submitted by the users.

RCM (2006-2008)

  • Name: Rede de Competências em Mobilidade

  • URL: http://rcm.inescporto.pt/

  • Project Reference: 033/7.1/ADI/NOR

  • Abstract: The Rede de Competência em Mobilidade (RCM) is a Cluster for Mobility in the North region of Portugal. It aims at promoting the development of new ICT products for the Mobility market. In RCM and in cooperation with other partners, the WiN group has developed a project proposal for the implementation of a new, ad hoc, multi-technology communications network adequate for public transports in the Porto city. This proposal became the SITME project.

ENTHRONE (2006-2008)

  • Name: ENTHRONE - End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals

  • URL: http://www.ist-enthrone.org/

  • Project Reference: IST-2006-507637

  • Abstract: A key element for the successful mass market provision of audio-visual services that would produce revenues for the content/service providers and network operators is an integrated management solution based on the end-to-end QoS over heterogeneous networks and terminals. The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution that covers the entire audio-visual service distribution chain, including protected content handling, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals. The aim is not to unify or impose a strategy on each individual entity of the chain, but to harmonise their functionality, in order to support an end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) architecture over heterogeneous networks, applied to a variety of audio-visual services that are delivered to various user terminals. To meet its objectives, the project is relying on an efficient, distributed and open management architecture for the end-to-end delivery chain. The MPEG-21 data model is used to provide the common support for implementing and managing the resources functionalities.

GestMcast (2007)

  • Name: GestMcast - Admission Control in IP Multicast over Heterogeneous Access Networks

  • Project Reference: PTin/GestMcast

  • Abstract: Network operators have been reluctant to deploy IP multicast services mainly due to the lack of native control over multicast groups. This lack of control does not only prevent operators from generating revenue from multicast-based services but also hinders regular network management. In this work we identified the network elements where admission control should be enforced for multicast session spawning over heterogeneous access networks. GestMcast uses existing AAA functionality to perform user identification and multicast session admission control. This control is made at the network layer with no protocol modifications. Three access networks were considered: xDSL, WiMAX and UMTS.

IST AMBIENT NETWORKS PHASE II (2006-2007)

IST DAIDALOS II (2006-2008)

  • Name: Designing advanced network interfaces for the delivery and administration of location independent, optimised personal services - II

  • URL: http://www.ist-daidalos.org

  • Project Reference: IST-2006-026943

  • Abstract: Daidalos will design, develop and validate a blueprint B3G Framework. It supports secure, personalized and pervasive services built on heterogeneous network and service infrastructures for the mobile user and will contribute to standards and industry fora. The project addresses the fact that mobility has become a central aspect of our lives in business, education, and leisure. The goal is a seamless, pervasive access to content and services via heterogeneous networks, keeping user preferences and context in mind. To achieve a broad coverage of user and business needs, the project will use a user-centred, scenario-based and operator-driven approach.

VISNET II (2006-2009)

  • Name: VISNET II Networked Audiovisual Media Technologies

  • URL: http://www.visnet-noe.org/

  • Project Reference: IST-2006-038398

  • Abstract: VISNET II builds on the success and achievements of the existing VISNET NoE to continue the progress towards achieving the NoE mission of creating a sustainable world force in Networked Audiovisual (AV) Media Technologies. The WiN group has improved the QoS solution developed in VISNET.

Wander (2004-2006)

  • Name: IPv6 Wireless Access Network: Deploying, Evaluating and Reengineering

  • Project Reference: POSI/REDES/44052/2002

  • Abstract: This project aims at evaluating the potential of IPV6 based solutions for implemented heterogeneous wireless access networks.

McastSeguro (2004-2005)

  • Name: McastSeguro - Secure Multicast IPTV

  • Project Reference: PTin/McastSeguro

  • Abstract: The current trend in technological evolution is leading telecommunications to all-IP network scenarios, where multiple services are transported as IP packets. Among these are the services based in group communications over IP with confidentiality requirements. Secure IP multicast may be used for the secure broadcasting of multiple video channels over IP. However, scenarios where users switch rapidly between video channels (zapping) introduce new requirements, including very low channel access times and low amounts of signaling.

IST AMBIENT NETWORKS PHASE I (2004-2005)

  • Name: WWI Ambient Networks

  • URL: http://www.ambient-networks.org/phase1web/

  • Project Reference: IST-2002-507134

  • Abstract: Ambient Networks offers a fundamentally new vision based on the dynamic composition of networks to avoid adding to the growing patchwork of extensions to existing architectures. This will provide access to any network, including mobile personal networks, through instant establishment of inter-network agreements. The project adopts the design paradigm of horizontally structured mobile systems that offer common control functions to a wide range of different applications and air interface technologies. Such a radical change requires the definition of new interfaces and a multitude of standards in key areas of future media- and context-aware, multi-domain mobile networks. The project’s results comprise a complete, coherent wireless network solution; an architecture for self-configuring network components that reduces deployment and operational costs and a complete protocol suite for network composition evolved from IPv6. The results will facilitate incremental market introduction of new services, and will stimulate sustainable growth in the European mobile communications sector.

IST DAIDALOS (2003-2006)

  • Name: Designing Advanced network Interfaces for the Delivery and Administration of Location independent, Optimised personal Services

  • URL: http://www.ist-daidalos.org

  • Project Reference: IST-2003-506997

  • Abstract: Mobility has become a central aspect of the lives of European citizens in business, education, and leisure. The rapid technological and societal changes and the bewildering emergence of numerous new services has created a complex environment for network operators and a confusing situation for end users. The enhancement of existing technologies and development of new Beyond 3G systems will increase this complexity even more. Daidalos will lead the fundamental rethinking of network architectures that is necessary to create a new generation of user-centred manageable communication infrastructure for the future. 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.

VISNET (2003-2005)

  • Name: Networked Audiovisual Media Technologies

  • URL: http://www.visnet-noe.org/visnet_one/index.html

  • Project Reference: IST-2003-506946

  • Abstract:VISNET is a European Network of Excellence. The main objective of this network is to Integrate world-leading institutions to create a world force in the area of networked audiovisual media technologies. The WiN group has developed a network QoS solution for transporting video streams over heterogeneous access networks.

IST ARROWS (2001-2002)