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Eurescom Projects and Studies started in 1999

Project number and title Responsibilities Abstract
P901
Extended investment analysis of telecommunications operator strategies
Project Leader:
Leif Ims, NT

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollenmayer

The work focuses on evaluation of telecommunication investment projects related with establishing new service platforms, such as IP-based fixed or wireless multimedia networks, or fixed mobile convergence. The Project concentrates on quantitative analyses, relying on the establishment and use of a common assessment framework, including common models for costing, market assessment, competitor behaviour and external effects, and risk analysis.
P902
Sustainability and social impacts of ICT on Schools, homes and the  community
Project Leader:
(Chris Fowler, BT)
Michael Gardner, BT (since 09/00)

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollenmayer

The project serves to understand and model current "Learning Relationships" taking place within the home, and to evaluate and make recommendations for future ICT Community Learning Services.
P903
Cross-cultural attitude to ICT in everyday (working) life
Project Leader:
Enid Mante-Meijer, NL

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollenmayer

The project aims at providing a deeper understanding of the processes that shape the ways in which users respond to current and new ICTs and the manner and degree to which they incorporate them into their routines and practices and to develop a quantitative instrument which allows cross-cultural and cross-national examination of reactions to ICTs and to make predictions about trends affecting the future use of new ICTs.
P904
The impacts of telework on a sustainable social development and quality of life
Project Leader:
Sigmund Akselsen, NT

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollenmayer

An analysis of the impact of telework on individuals, their families and their companies is performed. A group of teleworkers has been selected in several countries and they are being interviewed to know how telework affects their life and the family life (positively or negatively) and their professional career. The output are general recommendations about deployment of telework and more precise results for EURESCOM Shareholders about how to market these services and to whom.
P942
Assessment of potential techniques for controlling access to European Research and Educational Networks
Project Leader:
Henri Barral, FT

Project Supervisor :
Magnus Krampell

This Study identifies the issues, requirements and potential solutions for the interconnection of European Research and Educational Networks. The results are mainly being used by ETNO when forming a common position on the subject. The US initiative Internet2 uses the "GigaPOPs", solving a similar problem. However, in Europe the border between Industry and Academia is not as clear as in USA, so our requirements may be different.
P943
Assessment of the Future Evolution of Telecommunication Services Billing and Charging Methods
23-24 Sept 1999
Project Leader:
Jari Oja, AF

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollemayer

It can be foreseen that in the future no direct link between numbers and charges will exist for the users. Although the numbers will give no indication about the appropriate charges, users will still demand this information. What are the alternative methods for presenting charging information to users and what are the critical implementation issues related to these? The main customer of this Study is the ETNO working group on numbering issues.
P944
Impact of PKI on the European Telecommunication Business
Project Leader:
Antti Siltanen, AF

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

The explosive growth of electronic commerce on the Internet calls for much higher security and trust for business transactions. The most promising approach to establish a trusted environment for business applications is a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). A European-wide PKI model and common certification policies for telecommunication applications are essential to support application services such as electronic commerce. What is the impact of PKI services used or offered by the operators? What are the requirements on a European-wide test pilot for a fully functional PKI environment?
P945
Always On - Being Continuously Present with the Customer

Project Leader:
Geoff Richman, BT

Project Supervisor :
Heinz Brüggemann

The Strategic Study project clarifies the idea of ‘Always On’ and similar concepts with reference to available and foreseeable network technologies. It identifies how these concepts might affect the approach we take to building networks and offer future services, looks at the potential of the ‘Always On’ concept to provide the TelCos with a continuous presence or relationship with the customer. By means of SWOT analysis it   classifies what market opportunities these concepts may provide for TelCos, and to what extent these concepts may represent unexpected market developments by competitors, paradigm shifts, regularity events, etc.
P946
When Things Start to Think
Project Leader:
Arne Munch-Ellingsen, NT

Project Supervisor :
David Kennedy

As processors become ever cheaper they are being used in almost every device. Similarly communications capabilities are being added to more and more devices. This has created a scenario where some form of public or private network will be needed to support these communicating devices and allow for the possibility that there will be a huge increase in machine to machine communication. It is important to understand this smart Devices trend and anticipate the commercial opportunities that will arise for TelCos
P947
Impacts of Information Overload
Project Leader:
Per Helmersen, NT

Project Supervisor :
Adam Kapovits

With the invention of the WWW and continuing introduction of new ICT services individuals are exposed to an ever increasing amount of information both in the their everyday life and business activity. The information processing speed of the individuals does not keep up with this fast evolution, so the question arises "How do we protect ourselves from information overload?" Both individual techniques to manage this vast amount of information and tools that support the sorting and prioritisation of the information as well as extraction of knowledge will be studied. The focus of the Study is on information overload in professional life.
P948
Portals as channels to the virtual world
Project Leader:
Annakaisa Häyrynen, AF

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollenmayer

The concept of Portals is becoming very important for the TelCo business in the converged virtual information society. The Strategic Study addresses important questions arising from the Portal concept such as "What is the strategic role of Portals and how will they evolve in the next five years?" and "While taking the future evolution within the field into account, how should a portal service be designed, set up, and operated?"
P905
AQUAVIT - Assesment of Quality for audiovisual signals over Internet and UMTS
Project Leader:
Geoff Morrison, BT

Project Supervisor :
Heinz Brüggemann

To develop a methodology for subjective audiovisual quality evaluation and correlation of objective and subjective audiovisual quality evaluations in mobile and IP networks; provide test-beds for audiovisual transmission over mobile and IP networks; evaluate the robustness of audio and video compression algorithms (H.263 and MPEG-4) to transmission errors.
P906
QUASIMODO – Quality of Service methodologies and solutions within the service framework: measuring, managing and charging QoS
Project Leader:
Paolo Bostica, IT

Project Supervisor :
Magnus Krampell

QoS is a key factor for differentiating service offers in a competitive market. However, measurement, management and charging of QoS are still not fully deployed and, above all, are not done in an integrated way. The Project proposes a set of Quality Classes, experimentally validate these (on users) and finds methodologies and tools for measurement, management and charging of these Classes.
P907
Methodology for Engineering Systems of Software Agents - MESSAGE
Project Leader:
Wim Coulier (RB, until 12/00)
Philippe Massonot (CEDITI/Belgium from 01/01)

Project Supervisor :
Heinz Brüggemann

The project develops a methodology for agent based applications, demonstrate the potential of multi-agent systems and the feasibility of device independent telematic services sketch an architecture for device independent telematic services.
P922
VENUS - Virtual Environment with next Generation Multimedia Systems
Project Leader:
Oliver Avaro, FT

Project Supervisor :
Heinz Brüggemann

The market of collaborative telecommunication applications has been continuously growing during the last decade. The most important applications currently have been audio/graphic and videoconferencing, but it is expected that new technology and network development will generalise multimedia information on the Internet as well as collaborative systems. The Project identifies and specifies a set of innovative collaborative applications and development of the architecture that will support these applications and carries out a real-time demonstration of some innovative collaborative applications.
P923
Multi-Lingual Web Sites: Best Practice Guidelines and Architecture
Project Leader:
Els den Os, NL

Project Supervisor :
Valerie Blavette

The idea behind this Project is to develop practical guidelines for creating and maintaining Web sites that need to provide information in several languages as well as providing the architecture that could better fill these needs.
P908
OSS interconnection gateway system validation
Project Leader:
Dave Milham, BT

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

To evaluate and demonstrate the interoperability and security of Commercial Gateway products to support the pressing Interoperability needs of EURESCOM Shareholders across Europe; a secondary result is to facilitate the evolution of common interconnect processes for the Case Studies in Europe in the same way as has occurred in the US ECIC and OBF activities for Number Portability and Carrier Pre-selection; leveraging the US Standards for use in the European Environment.
P909
Enabling technologies for IN evolution and IN-Internet integration

Project Leader:
Carlo Alberto Licciardi, IT

Project Supervisor :
David Kennedy

The main objective of this project is to investigate, in a competitive world, the service synergy between IN and Internet. This investigation, supported by demonstrators, is based on a common service architecture and it will be implemented on middleware based on off-the-shelf products and/or prototypes.
P910
Technology assessment of middleware for telecommunications
Project Leader:
Oddvar Risnes, NT

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

This project studies management issues for large scale distributed applications, scalability of middleware products and technologies, dependability of middleware platforms and distributed applications, security mechanisms in middleware platforms, middleware functionality needed to support network services control, network management, service provisioning and electronic commerce applications.
P924
Deployment and configuration support for distributed PNO applications
Project Leader:
Sofoklis Efremidis, OG

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

This Project designs and implements prototype deployment support for distributed telecommunication applications as an intrinsic part of existing middleware. The approach includes the development of concepts, notations, and methods for the deployment and configuration of distributed applications; specification of middleware services for deployment support being incorporated into CORBA-based and other middleware platforms, and triggering of CASE tool support from vendors for the configuration of distributed systems in the design phase.
P925
Internet Middleware for customised Service Bundling
Project Leader:
George Zissis, OG

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

The overwhelming number of commercial software components available in the market requires an enhanced capability of the operator to select and integrate these components to offer customised interactive multimedia service bundles to different classes of Internet/Intranet users. This Project investigates the integration models, methodologies and wrapping techniques for the incremental construction of "libraries" of service components. End user integration tools will be used to compose and tailor service bundles according to specific needs during a trial in the area of Virtual Communities.
P911
IP Multicast
Project Leader:
Peter Feil, DT

Project Supervisor :
Magnus Krampell

IP Multicast is getting more and more attention as a technology for service provisioning. The P911 Project surveys the existing products, current developments and areas where further work will be needed. Through trials the applicability is being shown and recommendations for service roll-out are being given to the Shareholders.
P912
Security for Mobility in IP
Project Leader:
Thierry Baritaud, FT

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

Analysis of IPSec security protocols required for mobility; Threat analysis related to the addition of mobility features on IP; Definition of security services for a mobile environment.
Input to standardisation, especially the IETF.
P913
SOCRATES - Streaming and Online Conversational  Real Time Services
Project Leader:
Hans-Detlef Schulz, DT

Heinz Brüggemann

To define a Roadmap for key issues on real-time streaming services over the Internet; to provide knowledge about the abilities and constraints of IP based real-time technology today; and to give recommendations about solutions, possible configurations and protocols to be used for the deployment of real-time streaming services over Internet in Europe.
P914
Study and Trials for Internet Roaming in Europe (SIRTE)
Project Leader:
Guiseppe Sisto, IT

Project Supervisor :
Magnus Krampell

Following the successful implementation of a European roaming solution in the P805 Project, the P914 investigates remaining issues, e.g. accounting. The activities in the IETF regarding the DIAMETER Protocol are also followed and the Project contributes to the development of the DIAMETER protocol.
P926
CASPIAN - Constructing a dynamic service environment using policies (for mobility, security, QoS, and management aspects) integrated with active networking
Project Leader:
Ian Marshall, BT

Project Supervisor :
Anastasius Gavras

The objective of the Project is to investigate the aspects of active network technology in support of a flexible, policy driven network service environment. It is important to focus the work in this way as active networks is a very broad field, and there would otherwise be a risk of the work failing to converge within the lifetime of the Project. The main objective is to provide "proof-of-concept" for Active Networks as a means to implement the targeted service.
P915
HINE - Heterogeneous In-House Networking Environment
Project Leader:
Falk Schulz, DT
Paolo Pastorino, IT (from 02/00)

Project Supervisor :
Peter Stollenmayer

The project HINE aims at investigating the basis for the use of a broad range of applications in a completely heterogeneous in-house networking environment as well as their integration into public networks (Internet) via broadband access networks.
P916
Supporting of H.323 by IN
Project Leader:
Jean-Emmanuel Chapron, FT

Project Supervisor :
Adam Kapovits

Port the IN models and protocols to a H.323 telephony call; Possibly change the IN call model to better accommodate H.323 calls; Progress the work in accordance with work in the relevant standardisation bodies.
P917
BOBAN – building and operating broadband access network
Project Leader:
Giovanni Destefanis, IT
Valerio Palestini, IT (from 06/00)

Project Supervisor :
Adam Kapovits

After the successful experience of EURESCOM P614 "Implementation strategies for advanced access networks", which addressed introduction scenarios and technology appraisal, the BOBAN Project focuses on the aspects insufficiently covered so far, testing, installation and operation of broadband access networks
P918
Integration of IP over Optical Networks: Networking and Management
Project Leader:
Hans-Martin Foisel, DT

Project Supervisor :
Adam Kapovits

P918 aims to make progress in the definition of the transport network scenarios with particular reference to the distribution of the network functionality across the different layers (ATM, PDH, SDH, IP and WDM), composing the transport network. Particular attention is given to the definition of IP backbone networks based on Gibabit IP router. It  also studies the network requirements for fault, performance, configuration management trying to reach a common understanding on how to manage an optical network.
P919
Evolution of integrated fixed and mobile networks
Project Leader:
John Charles Francis, CH

Project Supervisor :
Uwe Herzog

This project identifies integrated target architectures and topologies fulfilling the requirements for supporting UMTS and current fixed-mobile services. Evaluation criteria will be specified to determine the optimal network evolution strategy for achieving each identified target. Results will form a major technical input to Shareholders´ strategic planning processes and will be a potential basis for techno-economic evaluations. As a secondary goal, the Project develops a framework for integrated network testing for use in Shareholder test laboratories or in a follow-on EURESCOM activity
P920
UMTS Network Aspects
Project Leader:
Geoff Richman, BT

Project Supervisor :
Uwe Herzog

The project prepares a specification of the VHE and, using this, examines the demand UMTS makes on various aspects of the network but with a particular interest in protocols. The project also addresses the role of IP in a mobile system and all the work is being represented in a experimental demonstration.
P921
UMTS Radio Access
Project Leader:
Josef Noll, NT

Project Supervisor :
Uwe Herzog

This project is examining the impact of the air interface on UMTS services. It stimulates the behaviour of the air interface on typical services using computer representations of the system behaviour.