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Self-adapting applications for mobile users in ubiquitous Computing Environments

Objective

MUSIC is a focused initiative that will develop a comprehensive open-source software development framework that facilitates the development of self-adapting, reconfigurable software that seamlessly adapts to the highly dynamic user and execution context, and maintains a high level usefulness across context changes. Context-aware applications are capable of exploiting knowledge of external operating conditions, and they are self-adaptive if they adapt at runtime to varying contexts, like changing user needs and operating environments.

MUSIC will provide a design methodology and distributed system architecture for the design and implementation of self-adapting applications in ubiquitous computing environments. This will be complemented with enhanced modelling languages for the specification of context dependencies and adaptation capabilities, supported by model specification, validation and simulation tools. This platform will be used to develop trial services, based on a set of challenging application scenarios with real market potential, having a central role: as sources of requirements, to assess technical adequacy of the results, and to promote the results.

MUSIC thus invites the user to take for granted a high level of service usability, reliability and responsiveness. The user will be released from the complex configuration and administration that are imposed on users by many applications today. Thus, MUSIC is not only about the immediate technical objectives of self-configuration of context-aware applications, but it represents a noteworthy response to the vision of autonomic computing as articulated by major industrial players.

MUSIC includes major industrial players in the mobile market, several SMEs (one IST prize winner) specialising in mobile services, organisations with expertise in the domains of the trial services, Universities, and research institutions. The duration will be 42 months, the budget 14.5MEuros and the requested grant 8.678MEuros.

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SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE
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Participants (14)

APPEAR NETWORKS SYSTEMS AB
Sweden
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Kista Science Tower
16451 Kista

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CONDAT AG
Germany
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Alt-moabit 91D
10559 Berlin

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EML EUROPEAN MEDIA LABORATORY GMBH
Germany
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Schloss-wolfsbrunnenweg 33
69118 Heidelberg

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HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL
Italy
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Via G. Di Vittorio, 9
20063 Cernusco Sul Naviglio

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INTEGRASYS, S.A.
Spain
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Esquilo 1
28230 Las Rozas - Madrid

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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
MOBICOMP - COMPUTACAO MOVEL SA
Portugal
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Rua Peao Da Meia Laranja 43 R/c Dto, Maximinos
4700-241 Braga

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REGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS
France
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54 Quai De La Rapee
Paris

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SOFTWARE INFORMATION DESIGNS LTD
Ireland
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6 Castlerosse Drive, Baldoyle
13 Dublin

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TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
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Piazza Degli Affari 2
20123 Milano

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TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
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Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid

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UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
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Moenchebergstrasse 19
Kassel

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UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
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Problemveien 5-7
0316 Oslo

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UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
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Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia

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