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End-to-end Virtual Resource Management across Heterogeneous Networks and Services

Objective

The objective of the EVANS project is to increase researchers’ mobility between EU countries and China to obtain better understanding of network virtualisation for future Internet infrastructure. In particular, the knowledge transfer, as a result of researcher’s mobility, will focus on the management aspects of the virtualised network resources rather than the virtualisation techniques themselves. As far as the types of network platforms are concerned, there are not only optical networks and IP networks for the core networks that constitute the Internet backbone but also various broadband wireless network technologies for mobile access. In order to provide an end-to-end service solution to end users, wireless mobile access network technologies have to be considered as an increasing number of users use mobile devices to get access to the Internet. The EVANS project aims to investigation into the creation of a network virtualisation environment over a fully heterogeneous network infrastructure and to provide an integrated network management system across different types of network platforms. The project will investigate into two complementary aspects of such an integrated network resource management system: (1) vertical management of virtualised resource for service heterogeneity, which is performed by infrastructure providers, and (2) horizontal management of virtualised resource for network heterogeneity, which is for the interest of service providers.
This staff exchange programme will also help develop new research links and deepen and strengthen the current research links amongst the partners and help build up long-term, world-class research in future Internet technology.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network/optical network

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 102 900
Administrative Contact
Shereen Anderson (Ms.)

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joan Serrat (Prof.)
SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
Martin Linges Vei 17
1364 Fornebu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yan Zhang (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 300
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Sega-Buhalis (Ms.)