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European Network of Excellence for the Management of Internet Technologies and Complex Services

Project Manager CTIT: Dr. ir. Aiko Pras
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science - EEMCS
Tel.: +31-53-4893778
Email: a.pras@utwente.nl

Project website: http://www.emanics.org/

Project Summary

The provision of high quality broadband Internet services to everybody can only be achieved in an effective manner if an adequate management plane capable of configuring, monitoring and controlling the delivered broadband services is available. Such a management plane has been the focus of research and development in the context of traditional data and voice networks. However, the development of tomorrow's broadband Internet providing integrated voice and data services over multiple access networks puts new major challenges to this area in terms of scalability, dynamicity, security and automation.

This network of excellence proposal addresses the above mentioned challenges for the management plane. Its main objective is to extend the European leadership and expertise in the area of the network and service management plane, critical to every network. This is done through the integration of the major European research laboratories that are already known for their leading research and their scientific excellence in this area.

Research Integration is achieved within the project through specific targeted joint research actions addressing the following management themes :

  • Management Foundations
  • Management Technologies
  • Management Applications

The network aims at shaping the European research in the area of device, network and service management to provide the necessary coordination and integration so as to enable the participants, while maintaining and enhancing their excellence in their respective field, to contribute in a unified way to the design of management solutions covering all of the challenges arising in this flied. As a community of excellence, the network is designed to ensure strong dissemination of its expertise.

Emanics publications

Project duration: 2005- 1 april 2010
Project budget: 5.9 M-€
Number of person/years: 103 fte (total)
Project Coordinator: INRIA/LORIA France (project administration: Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations CDC France)
Participants: INRIA France, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, UT, Imperial College, International University Bremen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Oslo University College, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, Supercomputing and Networking Center – Poznań, University of Zürich, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, University of Surrey, University of Pitesti
Project budget CTIT: 325 k-€
Number of person/years CTIT: 5 fte
Involved groups: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS)