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Trustful hyper-linked entities in dynamic networks

Objective

The Internet (r)evolution has changed traditional business and forces it to reinvent itself. Traditional operator-enabled services are losing on their importance due to a variety of new communication services, like chat and social networks, which complement or supersede traditional ones like voice telephony. Technical progress has minimized the need for access-controlled communication services and is moving instead to context based communication, which is presumably available at only marginal or no additional cost.
However, unlike traditional telecommunication services, that enable universal communication, Internet communication tools are characterized by their walled garden approach, where users can only communicate with users of the same application and are not free to change application without losing their data or contacts.
The main goal of the reTHINK project is to design and prototype a new, non telecom centric, but Web-centric P2P Service Architecture enabling dynamic trusted relationships among distributed applications called Hyperlinked Entities that support use-cases such as contextual and social communications, M2M/IoT and content oriented services. This project will enable any type of service delivery through specialized end-to-end network quality commitments, powered by specialized P2P and/or Cloud services (delivered as SaaS,PaaS or IaaS).
The major structural difference between the operators approach and the web companies is related to a recurring concept in the deployment of ICT solutions: full deperimeterisation of services. Operators today cannot directly compete at a global level because their services are not and cannot be provided outside of the deployed and owned network. The services operators provide are tightly coupled with the network's functionalities and its geographical extension.
The work is performed by a consortium of 3 global telecom operators, 2 SMEs, 2 Universities and 2 leading research institutes, coordinated by Eurescom.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH
Address
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 362 647,50

Participants (9)

ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 592 193,75
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 788 975
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTICE LABS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 482 963,75
Address
Rua Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3810 106 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 407,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
APIZEE
France
EU contribution
€ 405 812,50
Address
Rue Ampère 4
22300 Lannion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 553 425
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 416 125
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUOBIS NETWORKS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 406,25
Address
Polig I A Granxa Area Comercial 260
36400 O Porrino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 375
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments