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DICONET

Project reference: 216338
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Dynamic Impairment Constraint Networking for Transparent Mesh Optical Networks

From 2008-01-01 to 2010-07-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 836 713

EU contribution:

EUR 3 198 876

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Dynamic Impairment Constraint Networking for Transparent Mesh Optical Networks

Main Objectives

The key innovation of DICONET: “The development of a dynamic network planning tool residing in the core network nodes that incorporates real-time measurements of optical layer performance into IA-RWA algorithms and is integrated into a unified control plane”,
The key innovation of DICONET: The development of a dynamic network planning and routing tool residing in the core network nodes, incorporating real-time measurements of optical layer performance into IA-RWA algorithms, and which is integrated into a unified control plane, is the key enabler for networks capable of automated, rapid network reconfiguration. This feature of fast dynamic reconfiguration upon user or network request  is fundamentally different from slow, planned provisioning and reconfiguration used today. In addition our dynamic approach provides advanced network resiliency features not currently available in today’s static networks. The DICONET consortium is committed to realize the following project objectives:
* Development of Impairment Aware RWA Algorithms
* Optimum equipment (regenerators & monitors) placement
* Study of failure localization algorithms to enable resiliency
* Study of OPM/OIM techniques
* Development of fast and accurate modeling tools
* Experimental verification of the models
* Realization of dynamic network planning tool
* Protocol extensions to enable an IA-control plane
* Verification of the DICONET tools, algorithms and protocols
* Techno-economic studies to support exploitation of results
* Dissemination of project results

Technical Approach
The work that needs to be performed during the life-time of the DICONET projects has been organized in several work-packages that perform stand alone research and development activities but they are also inter-related through an efficient integration of the project activities in order to ensure that the project objectives will be realized as planned. Besides the Project management, other work-packages are as follows:
* Network architecture and support studies: This work package aims at defining dynamic optical network architectures and analyzing these network architectures in order to support the activities in the other technical work packages.
* Development of a network planning tool for dynamic traffic/impairments: This activity will study efficient optical layer impairment monitoring and will design and develop a dynamic network planning tool based on advanced physical layer modeling and impairment dissemination techniques.
* Impairment aware lightpath routing: This work package will be devoted to the design, development and test of impairment aware routing and wavelength assignment algorithms (IA-RWA) for lowest cost routing while maintaining required quality of service.
* Network management and control protocol: This activity aims at the implementation of the most appropriate control protocols extensions which are going to be used by the DICONET test-bed.
* Integration and testing of the developed protocol extensions in a test-bed for validation and performance evaluation
* Exploitation & Dissemination: This activity aims at addressing the exploitation and dissemination of the developed modules.

Objective

"The DICONET proposal is targeting a novel approach to optical networking providing a disruptive solution for the development of the core network of the future. It is the vision and goal of our consortium to provide ultra high speed end-to-end connectivity with quality of service and high reliability through the use of optimised protocols and routing algorithms that will complement a flexible control and management plane offering flexibility for the future network infrastructure. We plan to investigate, design, implement and test new routing and wavelength assignment algorithms considering as constraints physical impairments that arise in transparent core networks. These algorithms will be incorporated into a novel dynamic network planning tool that would consider dynamic traffic characteristics, varying physical impairment and component characteristics and a reconfigurable optical layer. The use of this novel planning tool in conjunction with proper extensions to the control plane of core optical networks that will be designed, implemented and tested by our consortium will make possible to realize the vision of transparency, while offering efficient resource utilization and strict quality of service guarantees based on certain service level agreements. The combinations of the tools, algorithms and protocols that will developed by the uniquely qualified DICONET consortium together with new technologies and architectures that will be considered as enablers for the network of the future will assist in overcoming the expected long term limitations of current core network capabilities. The DICONET scope and objectives, address dynamic cross-layer network planning and optimization while considering the development of a future transport network infrastructure which ensures fail-safe network configuration and operation. Our approach will greatly contribute as a basic element in achieving resilience and transparency of the Future Internet."

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Coordinator contact

Jean-Charles POINT, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +33-223 27 12 46
Fax: +33-299 27 77 82
E-mail
Jean-Charles POINT, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +33-223 27 12 46
Fax: +33-299 27 77 82
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Coordinator

JCP-CONSULT SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 199 650


MAIL DE BOURGCHEVREUIL 9
35510 CESSON-SEVIGNE
France
Administrative contact: MICHELE WILMET
Tel.: +33-2-23271246
Fax: +33-2-99277782
E-mail

Participants

INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 289 674


GASTON CROMMENLAAN
9050 GENT
Belgium
Administrative contact: Dominique Moens
Tel.: +32-9-3314821
Fax: +32-9-3314805
E-mail
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 138 450


FRIEDRICH-EBERT-ALLEE
53113 BONN
Germany
Administrative contact: Klaus-Jürgen Buß
Tel.: +4930835358402
Fax: +4930835358409
E-mail
ADVA AG OPTICAL NETWORKING
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 129 453


MAERZENQUELLE
98617 MEININGEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Ulrike Winkler
Tel.: +49-3693-450566
Fax: 49369345022566
E-mail
Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 77 740


AM SEESTERN
40547 DUESSELDORF
Germany
Administrative contact: Yabin Ye
Tel.: +49891588344078
Fax: +49891588344447
E-mail
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 300 285


Jordi Girona
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
Administrative contact: Valentí Guasch
Tel.: +34934017126
Fax: +34934017130
E-mail
Institut Telecom
France

EU contribution: EUR 292 394


RUE BARRAULT
75634 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Hélène Melkebeke
Tel.: 01 45 81 78 48
Fax: 01 45 81 71 58
E-mail
ALCATEL - LUCENT BELL LABS FRANCE
France

EU contribution: EUR 99 314


RUE DE LA BAUME
75008 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Didier JONQUAIS
Tel.: +33130770047
Fax: +33130776177
E-mail
RESEARCH ACADEMIC COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 243 380


N. Kazantzaki Patras University Campus
26500 RIO PATRAS
Greece
Administrative contact: Eleni Anisiou
Tel.: +30 2610 996990
Fax: +30 2610 969007
E-mail
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 387 000


Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Greece
Administrative contact: Alexandra Spyropoulou
Tel.: +30-210-6682700
Fax: +30-210-6682729
E-mail
ECI TELECOM LTD.
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 229 625


30, HASIVIM STREET
49130 PETACH TIKVA
Israel
Administrative contact: Cohen Eyal
Tel.: +972-3-9268992
Fax: +972-3-9266300
E-mail
CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 238 080


VIA ALLA CASCATA
38123 TRENTO
Italy
Administrative contact: SZYMON SRODA
Tel.: (+39) 0461 408400
Fax: (+39) 0461 314972
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 274 405


WIVENHOE PARK
CO4 3SQ COLCHESTER
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Shereen Anderson
Tel.: +44 1206 872169
Fax: +44 1206 873894
E-mail
Record Number: 85334 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01