The objective of ASP-New Game is to research, develop and implement a new middleware for ASP/ISPs. The new platform will integrate all the required functionality for running an ASP operation, including new methods, such as Streaming Application, to deliver productivity tools and rich content, secure keying of IP and Digital Rights Management. The proposed ASP-NG project is aimed at providing ASP/ISPs, small, medium, or large enterprises (SMEs and Telecos), with a complete set of features required to run an ASP. The new platform will enable integration of some of the existing technologies, such as Thin Client. Streaming Application enhances the usage of rich media and games through ASP/ISPs it is protected by a unique security key, and makes use of distributed servers, such as those found in Content Delivery/Distribution Networks (CDNs). The main objective of the project is to run 3 successful pilots and complete, based on pilots results, the definition of the ASP-NG product.
The workplan of the project includes four technological workpackages. The main system and software implementation workpackage will begin after a requirement analysis (End Users-ASP/ISP and Clients), design of business-process and design of system's architecture and system's parts. The workpackage for system and software implementation includes a list of tasks required for the development of an integrated middleware platform. This middleware will include all the required elements for small and large sized ASP/ISP. Also included are, an innovative technology, Streaming Application Technique, and new technologies for content protection (Digital Right Management-DRM) and for QoS handling. The other tasks are system integration, database handling, front end-WEB portal, authentication, help and CRM desk. The Streaming Techniques will be tested on a network simulator, and will be investigated for protocol optimisation and QoS diagnostics. The end results of those efforts are 3 end user pilots.
MS1 (month5): ASP/ISP and Clients' user requirements defined; business processes analysed; first version of WEB site and presentation material available;
MS2 (month9): System Architecture defined; ASP business reference model defined; decision taken on platforms and application for the design and pilots;
MS3 (month19): System Components implementation completed (supporting software, middleware and tools); exploitation plan refined;
MS4 (month22): System integration finished (incl. testing, debugging, improvement, exception handling);
MS5 (month28): Execution of 3 pilots finished and evaluation pilots results completed;
MS6 (month30): Evaluation of project results completed, user guidelines for ASP/ISP, best practice report and Project CD available, Final Exploitation plan available.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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