A new EU project has started to lift mobile communication to new heights. Under the name DAIDALOS, 46 partners from industry and academia will develop an open network architecture for personalised access to feature-rich services and applications. Our vision is to seamlessly integrate the heterogeneous network technologies and enable users to access a wide range of personalised communication services whenever and wherever they need them, explains DAIDALOS project coordinator Riccardo Pascotto from Deutsche Telekom. Users will then, for example, be able to automatically receive personalised flight table updates on their mobile device through intelligent context-awareness. In this context, DAIDALOS will tackle the problem that the increasing number and complexity of access technologies is hardly manageable by average users. The project is developing a solution called Intelligent Interface Selection. This will enable users to benefit from the comprehensive features of several telecoms networks without having to choose between UMTS, WLAN, or broadcast access technologies each time they use a voice, data or multimedia service. The communication device automatically selects the optimal network interface and access technology according to the user preferences, such as cost, speed, or specific capabilities. DAIDALOS has the potential to revolutionise mobile communication. The project results will enable European citizens to shape personal mobile services to their individual needs, says professor Rui L. Aguiar from the Telecommunications Institute at the University of Aveiro, a leading expert on heterogeneous networking. The interoperable, open network architecture of DAIDALOS will be based on results of the successful IST project Moby Dick (Mobility and Differentiated Services in a Future IP Network) and the mobile version of the common Internet Protocol IPv6. The latter is widely accepted as the common basis for Beyond 3G (3rd Generation) mobile technologies. For ensuring that the network architecture will be usable in real-life services, DAIDALOS will check all network features against two user scenarios, the Mobile University scenario and the Automotive Mobility scenario. In the 2.5 years of its duration, DAIDALOS will present a number of innovations that will provide users with a new quality of mobile communication. The planned innovations include the integration of heterogeneous networks, a seamless real IPv6 infrastructure which will also allow for broadcasting, and pervasive systems that include intelligent context-aware applications in combination with extended personalisation of mobile services. DAIDALOS is an Integrated Project in the Thematic Priority Information Society Technologies of EU Framework Programme 6 for Research and Development. The project budget of DAIDALOS amounts to 25.7 million, 14.7 million of which is funded by the European Commission. ,About DAIDALOS,DAIDALOS is an Integrated Project under EU Framework Programme 6 dedicated to the design of advanced network infrastructures and access technologies for location-independent, personalised communication services. 46 partners from industry and academia are involved in the project, which has a duration of 2.5 years.,DAIDALOS website: http://www.ist-daidalos.org About EU Framework Programme 6,The EU Framework Programme 6 (FP6) has two main strategic objectives: Strengthening the scientific and technological bases of industry and encouraging its international competitiveness while promoting research activities in support of other EU policies. FP6 is focused on a number of thematic priorities, including Information Society Technologies.,EU FP6 website: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/home.cfm Press contact:,Milon Gupta, Public Relations Officer; tel.: +49 6221 989-121; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Disclaimer ,The content of this press release is owned by the DAIDALOS project consortium. This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to advanced information and communication technologies. The DAIDALOS project consortium does not accept any responsibility or liability for any use made of the information provided in this press release. DAIDALOS receives funding from the European Commission. Apart from this, the European Commission has no responsibility for the content of this press release.