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M. Johnsson, J. Huusko, T. Frantti, F-U Andersen, T-M-T. Nguyen, M. Ponce de Leon, "Towards a New Architectural Framework – The Nth Stratum Concept" [pdf]
, MobiMedia 2008, July 2008
This paper looks to current internet architectures and solutions which are about to reach the limits of sustainable developments. Over the years, many new requirements have emerged, and there are observations pointing to an ever-increasing diversity in applications, services, devices, types of networks at the edge and the access. Meanwhile, the infrastructures for internetworking, connectivity, and also management remain fairly the same. A new paradigm is needed that can support a continuous high pace of innovations in all the different parts and aspects of a communication system, while at the same time keeping costs of deployment and maintenance down. This new paradigm has to embrace current trends towards increased heterogeneity, but on the other hands provide support for co-existence and interoperability between alternative and various solutions all residing within a global communication system. This paper presents a new architectural framework called the Nth Stratum concept, and which takes a holistic approach to tackle these new needs and requirements on a future communication system.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the MobiMedia 2008 programme
page and there is a paper searching tool with a full list of all papers at the MobiMedia 2008 paper repository
Services of Living Labs and their Networks
C. Fahy, M. Ponce De Leon, A. Stahlbrost, H. Schaffers,P. Hongisto, "Services of Living Labs and their Networks" [pdf]
, eChallenges 2007, Oct 2007.
In order to quantify the value creation of Living Labs and their networks, a set of value-adding services has been derived. During the course of CoreLabs’ project activities in co-operation with emerging and established Living Labs, some pertinent questions regarding the service benefits of Living Labs were posed. Based on experiences and requirements of Living Labs and relevant experts, a classified set of appropriate services have been identified that can be used to steer new Living Labs or inspire established Living Labs. The classification of services is as follows: Collaborative Innovation, Validation & Demonstration, Stakeholder specific and Organisational. The methodologies used and detailed results of this service study are outlined as part of the paper.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the eChallenges 2007 programme
page and there is a paper searching tool at eChallenges paper repository
Large Scale Research Project, Daidalos Evaluation Framework
F. Cleary Grant, M. Ponce De Leon, "Large Scale Research Project, Daidalos Evaluation Framework" [pdf]
, The European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME) 2007, Sept. 2007.
This paper looks at how large scale research projects which are operational over a phased timeframe of 2 years or more, need to take a step back and evaluate their stance and direction, and to provide relevant feedback and recommendations to guide the project towards success in its consecutive phase.
The identification of measurable goals and evaluation profile procedures to effectively work towards a useful evaluation of the project was one of the main aims of the Evaluation taskforce. As part of the scope of the evaluation work in Daidalos, a set of evaluation criteria for Daidalos phase I processes, results and impact were determined and used as a scoreboard for the evaluation and recommendation report.
Evaluating criterion such as Relevance, Potential Impact, Scientific & Technical Excellence and Resource Mobilisation provided beneficial recommendations, taking stock of previous achievements and future innovative ideas ensuring that they will impact the project as planned.
As a starting point these criteria were derived from the ones used by European Commission for evaluating R&D projects. The final evaluation report included the scoreboard results, and an analysis of these results along with a set of recommendations for Daidalos Phase II. Qualitative scenario evaluation activities were adopted and implemented in an attempt to capture the richness of people's experience of the Nidaros scenario in their own terms, conveying the Daidalos technology concept transfer towards end users. By providing you with an insight into the evaluation methodology used within the Daidalos project, we hope to broaden your knowledge by introducing you to the large scale Daidalos evaluation framework used by the Daidalos research project and highlight some of the managerial and organisational aspects involved during this process.
A full list of papers & presentations made during this conference can be found at the ECIME 2007 programme page
Scenarios Designed for the Verification of Mobile IPv6 Enabling Technologies
M Ponce de Leon, W. Yao, M. Angel Diaz, "Scenarios Designed for the Verification of Mobile IPv6 Enabling Technologies" [pdf]
, Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Community (FITCE) Congress 2007, Aug. 2007.
This paper notes that conveying the innovations of an infrastructural based technology such as Mobile IPv6 is not easy. The identification of an application scenario can be a beneficial way to guide the development of Mobile IPv6 enabling technologies and to assist the real life deployment of Mobile IPv6. Well defined scenarios can also become an important part of the final system integration and test bed deployment.
This paper describes additional functional components for Mobile IPv6, particularly the ones that have been successfully integrated, i.e. MIPv6 bootstrapping based on EAP (with and without MIPv6 DHCPv6 extensions and DNS/IKEv2), AAA for MIPv6 bootstrapping, and HA load sharing.
We will then highlight a methodology used in identifying an application scenario chosen to demonstrate the operational mobility service. We will briefly review the state of the art in the domain and seventeen scenarios in the “Mobile and Wireless Systems and Platforms beyond 3G” area. We will then show the process of defining one specific demonstrable scenario, which adequately verifies the technical and business requirements for the deployment of a Mobile IPv6 service.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the FITCE 2007 programme
Daidalos Framework for Successful Testbed Integration
F. Cleary Grant, M. Ponce de Leon, M. García Moreno, A. Romero Vicente, M. Roddy, C. Jedrzejek, "Daidalos Framework for Successful Testbed Integration" [pdf]
, Tridentcom 2007, May 2007.
This paper lays out the Daidalos Testbed integration framework which required detailed planning and implementation, constantly adapting to the demanding changes of a research project as it advances from development phase to integration phase.
This paper describes the various integration and validaton efforts required to deploy an operational Daidalos Testbed infrastructure, demonstrating the effort required to achieve a successful overall integration process. With such a large scale project as Daidalos with a consortium of 49 partners, the Testbed deployment, operation and management was indeed an immense task having to create and enforce Testbed processes suitable for the efficient and effective operation of the Daidalos system during integration and validation.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the TridentCom 2007 programme
page and there is a paper searching tool at TridentCom 2007 paper repository
Large scale interoperability, Integrating the Daidalos project
M. Ponce de Leon, F. Cleary, M. García Moreno, A. Sobrino Jular, A. Romero Vicente, Mark Roddy, Paul Ryan, Czeslaw Jedrzejek, "Large scale interoperability, Integrating the Daidalos project" [pdf]
, eChallenges 2006, Oct 2006.
This paper discusses the challenges of large scale integration within the context of the massive collaborative mobile & wireless systems beyond 3G research project Daidalos. It first examines the relationship of the Daidalos architecture. It then identifies an integration model that was used for the project, with an overview of the testing processes, tools, and methodologies employed. Next, discusses the Daidalos demonstration scenario, and shows how it was used in the integration execution validation and verification activity of the project. The article closes with a discussion of the research necessary to develop these capabilities further.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the eChallenges 2006 programme
page and there is a paper searching tool at eChallenges 2006 paper repository
Creating a distributed mobile networking testbed environment - through the Living Labs approach
M. Ponce de Leon, M. Eriksson, S. Balasubramaniam, W. Donnelly, "Creating a distributed mobile networking testbed environment - through the Living Labs approach" [pdf]
, Proceedings of 2nd International IEEE/Create-Net Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom), Barcelona, Spain, March, 2006.
Today, new ways of constructing and delivering complex wireless and mobile services require more elaborate and distributed prototyping, testing, and validation facilities. Testbeds are becoming an important tool for integrating technology components into the complex environment of the wireless world and end-users in their daily life. However technology in itself is no longer valid – benefits and usefulness for people in their daily life must be proven before the technology or service can be said to be a
Living Labs is a user-centred real-life approach to wireless and mobility service and technology design and development (as well as other service areas). The user-centred approach places special emphasis on the need to develop mobile services that are usable, i.e. effective, efficient and satisfying to use, and has full end user integration in the creation and validation processes, which is necessary for gauging market acceptance of the developed prototypes and solutions.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the TridentCom 2006 programme
page and there is a paper searching tool at TridentCom 2006 paper repository
Security for Heterogeneous Mobile Network Services
J. McGibney, M. Ponce de Leon, J. Ronan, "Security for Heterogeneous Mobile Network Services" [pdf]
, eChallenges, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2005.
This paper presents a model for securing mobile services using
heterogeneous access networks, and implementing sample solutions using this
framework. This is a project that is defining new security models and policies to
address the new issues of the pervasive computing world. The security models and
policies are implemented over IPv6 infrastructures to cover various business cases
and assessed against real life scenarios. SEINIT is developing a trusted and
dependable security framework with the end-user as the focus.
A full list of presentations made during this conference can be found at the eChallenges 2005 programme
page and there is a paper searching tool at eChallenges paper repository
Securing mobile services
M. Ponce de Leon, J. Ronan, and J. McGibney, "Securing mobile services" [pdf]
, in 1st Euro Conference on Mobile Government (Euro mGov 2005), Brighton, England, July 2005.
This paper reports on some initial findings of the EU IST SEINIT project with respect to the security of end-to-end services over the wireless access and fixed network and captures the state of the art in secure mobile services infrastructures.
A full list of papers from this conference can be found at the Mobile Government Conference 2005 proceedings
A P2P Approach to Network Management
M. Zach, D. Parker, L. Fallon, C. Unfried, M. Ponce de Leon, S. van der Meer, N. Georgalas, J. Nielsen. "CELTIC Initiative Project Madeira: A P2P Approach to Network Management" [pdf]
, Eurescom Summit 2005 Ubiquitous Services and Applications Exploiting the Potential, Heidelberg, Germany, 27 - 29 April 2005.
The vision of the Celtic-Initiative project Madeira is to provide novel technologies for a logically meshed Network Management System that facilitates self-management and dynamic behaviour of nodes within networks. These approaches should enable adaptable services and the management of network elements of increasing number, heterogeneity and transience, thereby reducing OPEX. In this paper, we set the scope for investigations within the project and give an outline of our approach. We present a scenario that challenges today’s state of the art in Network Management and upon which we are building our case study for a detailed investigation of feasibility. Finally, we describe a preliminary conceptual system architecture and application data model, and give an insight into the expected final project results.
A full list of papers and presentations made at this summit can be seen in the Eurescom Summit 2005 programme