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Reconfigurable ubiquitous networked embedded systems

Objective

We stand on the brink of a revolution, in which the worlds of the embedded system and the Internet will collide. This will lead to the construction of the first truly pervasive networked computer systems and thus open up a marketplace of a scale unparalleled in the history of technology. To realise this commercial potential requires a research and development programme focussed on the creation of the infrastructure that actively promotes the efficient and inexpensive construction and management of novel services and applications that are predictable and intuitively usable, so as to fulfil the global user expectations for invisible computing.

The RUNES project represents the first major European effort in this area. Much current embedded systems development is bespoke. However, the environments we envisage are more complex than today's limited, controlled, deployments. This complexity is a consequence of heterogeneity, dynamicity, and scale, which means that bespoke development is too expensive and too limiting for innovative applications. To control complexity, we believe that it is necessary to build scaleable middleware systems and application development tools that allow users, designers, and programmers the flexibility to interact with the detailed environment where necessary, whilst affording the clarity that allows for ease of application construction and use.

To do this, we will:
- build middleware systems that are adaptive and intelligently self-organising
- ensure middleware is robust and predictable enough to make computing truly invisible
- build tools that allow for the automated assessment of usability, and that allow applications to be debugged
- assess our developments in both real-world scenarios and emulations of large scale systems

The RUNES consortium contains a broad, global, mix of industrial and academic partners with the expertise to carry out highly innovative R&D in this exciting new world of networked embedded systems.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ERICSSON AB
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (20)

COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Canada
Address
3701 Carling Avenue
K2H 8S2 Ottawa
CONNECTBLUE AB
Sweden
Address
Stora Varvsgatan 11
211 19 Malmoe
ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENSZEREK K.F.T.
Hungary
Address
Laborc Utca 1
1037 Budapest
INDUSTRIEANLAGEN-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Address
Einsteinstrasse 20
85521 Ottobrunn
KODAK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Kodak House, Station Road
HP11JU Hemel Hempstead
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
LIPPERT AUTOMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Krappmuehlstrasse 34
68163 Mannheim
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
221 00 Lund
NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia
Address
Australian National University
Canberra
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
SICS, SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
Sweden
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 29 Kista
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Australia
Address

QLD4072 Brisbane, Queensland
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO
United States
Address
Gilman Drive 9500
92093 0934 La Jolla
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
United States
Address
Sproul Hall 336
94720 5940 Berkeley
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Rion Patras
26500 Patras
VICTORIA UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Ballarat Road Footscray
8001 Melbourne