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Component based open source architecture for distributed telecom applications

Objective

Development of a secure component framework to facilitate the development and the deployment of components. This framework will be an OpenSource implementation based on the CORBA Component Model and the CORBA security services. Development of a secure component framework to facilitate the development and the deployment of components. This framework will be an OpenSource implementation based on the CORBA Component Model and the CORBA security services.

OBJECTIVES
This project concern the component technology for telecom application. The key objective is to bild a component framework that can rapidly transform architecture and design level components to execution level and deploy them efficiently on distributed hardware platforms. The project will provide a component infrastructure based on the COBRA standard and supporting the operational constraints of telecom application. This component framework will be composed of an XML tool chain and of a runtime environment integrating dications (Network Management and Service Provisioning) to describe the components, to build the application y components assembly and to deploy the components over the network

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
This project is structured in six technical work packages. WP1 will address the requirements analysis of the telecom COBRA components:- Comparative state of the art of the existing component models and telecom component requirements. WP2 will tackle the specifications of the telecom component infrastructure:- XML notation of components and component assemblies,-Specification of the tool chain and runtime environments (component generator, dynamic component interconnection, COBRA service integration),- Specification of the API of telecom business components,WP3 will implement the COBRA component model:- Implementation of the COBRA Component tool chain and of the runtime environments (based on open source).WP4 will implement the COBRA component deployment tool:- Dynamic deployment based on XML configuration (with on-line evolution and redeplyment).WP5 will experiment the whole component infrastructure on representative telecom application as:- Telecom Network management (integration of typical TMN FCAPS functions: Fault, Control, Accounting Performance, Security) - Service Provisioning (focus on quality of service QoS, Performance and reliability).WP6 will be dedicated to the exploition and dissemination of the projects results in the industrial and academic communities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

T-SYSTEMS NOVA GMBH
Address
Am Probsthof 10
53121 Bonn
Germany

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
INTRACOM S.A. HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
Greece
Address
Odos Markopoulou 19,5Km Ktirio B5 Mark X
19002 Peania - Attiki
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Larenseweg 50
1221 CN Hilversum
OBJECTSECURITY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road
CB4 0WS Cambridge
THALES COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
France
Address
160 Boulevard De Valmy
92700 Colombes
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I
France
Address
Batiment A3 Cite Scientifique
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
UNIVERSITE PARIS VI PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
Tour Centrale 21Eme Etage - 4 Pl Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05