Presentation on theme: "Euro-NGI – General Presentation 09 June 2004 Design and Engineering of the Next Generation Internet Towards convergent multi-service networks."— Presentation transcript:
Euro-NGI – General Presentation 09 June 2004 Design and Engineering of the Next Generation Internet Towards convergent multi-service networks
Content 4 Euro-NGI domain 4 Main addressed topics 4 Quality of the consortium 4 Summary of main assets
Main targets 4 Network of Excellence (IST FP6 NoE program) q General NoE targets: integrate the European research effort, build a virtual center of excellence, disseminate 4 Euro-NGI main target q The main objective of the Euro NGI network is to create and maintain the most prominent European centre of excellence for Next Generation Internet design and engineering, q acting as a “Collective Intelligence Think Tank”, representing a major support for the European Information Society industry and leading towards a European leadership in this domain.
General Profile 4 57 institutions, 173 researchers, more than 300 PhD students, 18 countries (seewww.eurongi.org for the list)www.eurongi.org 4 Leader: GET(Groupe des Ecoles de Télécommunications)-France 4 5 000 000 Euros – 3 years 4 Starting Date: December 1st, 2003
Domain: Next Generation Internet (NGI) 4 What is NGI? q The NGI will view multi-service/multimedia, mobility, convergence (services and fixed-mobile), Quality-of-Service and variable connectivity as the norm. 4 From technology to network architectures and services q The recent technological advances will lead to exploitable innovative services once the integration of these technologies through innovative architectures is achieved.
Domain: Next Generation Internet (NGI) 4 Technology diversity explodes q Requirement to deal with the corresponding complexity 4 Instant high bandwidth connectivity q Future high-speed wire-line and wireless access technologies q Makes difficult to forecast traffic and thus to apply existing traffic engineering methods. 4 Investigation is required in new multi-technology architectures. q It is understood today that new design, planning, dimensioning and management principles are needed.
Domain: Next Generation Internet (NGI) 4 The design of those architectures is a multidisciplinary problem requiring a variety of competences. q These competences exist today in Europe but require to be integrated. q This integration will allow Europe to become a leader in the NGI and to absorb the existing gap in Internet technologies and usages between Europe and North America.
Main addressed topics 4 In this context, the main topics addressed by the NoE are: q Mastering the technology diversity (vertical and horizontal integration) for the design of efficient and flexible NGI architectures. q Providing required innovative traffic engineering architectures adapted to the new requirements and developing the corresponding appropriate quantitative methods.
Organization of Research Activities 4 Joint Research Activities: 6 JRA and 25 WPs for which q Integration and rationalization of research efforts q Large working groups have been created q Workshops have been scheduled q The field for cross fertilization between activities and workpackages has been prepared Specific workshops Advanced tools for communication and sharing of information Management Committees in charge of controlling that integration is achieved
Q uality of the consortium 4 Integration of research efforts of two research communities q Network & services architectures - Traffic engineering & quantitative methods q Both from the academia and the industry
Quality of the consortium 4 Consortium q 51 Research Centres/Universities q 4 Telecom Operators (France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor and Telefónica) q 1 major Manufacturer (Alcatel) q 1 Institution with an important experience in technology transfer (Coritel, a partnership between Ericsson Lab Italy and three Universities) q 1 SMEs involved with the take-up of new technologies (Infosim). q 1 Institution with a very important experience in organisation and management (CDC).
Very strong relationship with industry 4 Alcatel 4 Cisco 4 Ericsson 4 HP 4 IBM-NY 4 Intel 4 Italtel 4 Juniper 4 Lucent 4 Marconi 4 Motorola 4 NEC Europe 4 Nokia 4 Philips 4 Quallcomm 4 Siemens 4 Solinet 4 ST Microelectronics 4 Teletel 4 Thales 4 Thomson 4 4Plus Technologies 4 Algonet 4 AT&T, AT&T Labs 4 Bouygues Telecom 4 British Telecom 4 Deutsche Telecom 4 France Telecom 4 Netway 4 OTE 4 Portugal Telecom 4 Sonera 4 Sprint 4 Telefonica 4 Telia 4 TNO telecom 4 Vodafone 4 Through YRP: NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, etc.
Quality of the consortium 4 Example of member’s excellence q Prof. Augusto Casaca is Chairman of the IFIP-TC6 (Communication Systems). q Dr Jim Roberts is one of the two co-chairs of Infocom 2003 l probably the most important conference in the networking area; q Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. mult. Paul J. Kuehn is the President of the ITC International Advisory Council (IAC) l the most important conference in the traffic engineering domain; q Prof. Phuoc Tran-Gia is one of the co-chairs of ITC18 (2003); q Infocom best paper award in 1999, 2001 and 2003 q Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec is an associate editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, q Prof François Baccelli was awarded the 2002 France Telecom prize of the French Academy of Sciences; q Mr Manuel Villén Altamirano has chaired the ITU-T Working Party of Traffic Engineering (Working Party 3/2) from April 1999 to December 2002.
Integration 4 Situation before and after the first two years of the integration process, examples: q Establishment of a Knowledge Roadmap q Interconnection and sharing of platforms/tools/facilities and coordination of software development q Building collective intelligence through Advanced Communication Tools q Collaboration with cognitive and social behavior experts for the implementation and evaluation of the collective intelligence q Increase of the mobility for researchers and PhD students q Creation of European graduated courses program for PhD students and of Summer Schools Euro NGI VCE should become a main actor in its domain by the first two years
Summary: main assets 4 Strategic Domain: Next Generation Internet q Social and economic impact 4 Deals with the design of the required NGI innovative architectures q Complex problem of integrating the various heterogeneous technologies into end-to-end architectures that supports existing and future services in an efficient and reliable way q Do not concentrate in one specific technology
Summary: main assets 4 Integrates renowned researchers of 2 scientific communities: q "network architecture" and "traffic engineering and related quantitative methods” l Key element of several successful stories in the US west coast 4 Strong relationship with industry 4 Strong Joint Program of Activities q Impact on research, technology transfer and knowledge dissemination, post-graduate studies, etc. q More than 50 workpackages q A strong organization