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FLAMINGO - Management of the Future Internet

Project Number: 318488
Project Manager: Prof. dr. ir. Aiko Pras
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Tel.: +31-53-4893778
Email: a.pras@utwente.nl

Project website: FLAMINGO


The goals of FLAMINGO are (a) to strongly integrate the research of leading European research groups in the area of network and service management, (b) to strengthen the European and worldwide research in this area, and (c) to bridge the gap between scientific research and industrial application. To achieve these goals, FLAMINGO performs a broad range of activities, such as to develop open source software, establish joint labs, exchange researchers, jointly supervise Ph.D. students, develop educational and training material, interact with academia and industry, organize events, and strongly contribute to (IETF and IRTF) standardization. FLAMINGO develops a joint program of research activities to contribute to the development of network management and operation frameworks for the Future Internet (FI). Three major and federating challenges will be investigated:

  1. Network and service monitoring, based on flow-based techniques, enabling scalable monitoring systems to share collected data and feed the knowledge plane and decision algorithms of the FI.
  2. Automated configuration and repair, based on self-* features and frameworks, enabling billions of devices and managed objects to manage themselves in a fully distributed and autonomic way.
  3. Economic, legal, and regulative constraints, which do border management systems and operational solutions of the FI.

FLAMINGO provides a unique consortium of leading researchers, with complementary knowledge and strong ties to industry, and covering the entire spectrum of network management core functions and application domains, which are necessary to build, integrate, and disseminate the knowledge of the management plane for the FI.

FLAMINGO will strongly impact the European development of network management technologies, the development of standards and open-source software in this area, the organization of interoperability and testing labs, and the training of current and the education of future researchers in this area.

Project duration: 1-11-2012 / 1-11-2016
Project budget: 4 M-€ / 3 M-€ funding
Number of person/months: 402 person months 
Project Coordinator: University of Twente / CTIT
Participants: UT, INRIA/LORIA, Universität Zürich, Jacobs University Bremen, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology, University College London
Project budget CTIT: 675 k-€ / 554 k-€ funding
Number of person/years CTIT: 58 person months
Involved groups: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS)
CTIT Research Centre:
Centre for Dependable Systems and Networks