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Network of Excellence in distributed and dependable computing systems

Objective

The present proposal is for a continuation of support, for a further 3 years, for the Network of Excellence in distributedand dependable computing systems: CaberNet. Founded in 1991, CaberNet has established a European community ofresearch groups and will now build on this strength to contribute directly to many of the themes highlighted in the ISTProgramme. Organising activities in Research Coordination and Training; Links to Industry and Information Services;it will enable members to work together more effectively on collaborative projects of wider interest and relevance thansimply the conduct of advance research. Examples include the publication of electronic newsletters; the jointproduction of training material and the investigation of advanced facilities for wide-area multi-media and computer-supported cooperative working. The present proposal is for a continuation of support, for a further 3 years, for the Network of Excellence in distributedand dependable computing systems: CaberNet. Founded in 1991, CaberNet has established a European community ofresearch groups and will now build on this strength to contribute directly to many of the themes highlighted in the ISTProgramme. Organising activities in Research Coordination and Training; Links to Industry and Information Services;it will enable members to work together more effectively on collaborative projects of wider interest and relevance thansimply the conduct of advance research. Examples include the publication of electronic newsletters; the jointproduction of training material and the investigation of advanced facilities for wide-area multi-media and computer-supported cooperative working.

OBJECTIVES
The mission of CaberNet is to coordinate top-ranking European research in distributed and dependable systems, tomake that research accessible to governments and industries and to further the quality of education concerning suchsystems. CaberNet addresses all aspects of the design of networked computer systems. These systems can rangefrom embedded systems used to control an aircraft in flight to globe-spanning applications searching for informationon the World-Wide Web. CaberNet will build on its Europe-wide community of research groups in distributed anddependable computing and develop a shared vision of RTD. This shared vision will provide a focus for work that is central to the success of the IST Programme, highlighting our strengths and leading to a coherent presentation ofEuropean work in the global marketplace of ideas.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Work will be organised into four workpackages. Workpackage 1 (Management and Administration) will: initiate,manage and administer the network; coordinate activities across all other workpackages; determine network policy(including admission of new members); and provide administrative and organisational support for all network activities. A subset of the members of the network (the managing nodes) will constitute an Executive Board. This will be the governing body of the network and will manage the network's resources; monitoring and assessing network activity. Workpackage 2 (Research Coordination and Training) will: develop a coherent vision of European distributed and dependable computing RTD; facilitate awareness and coordination of member research and training activities; foster collaborations between members; and support initiative to develop the skills of younger researchers (particularly with respect to development of research project proposals and dissemination of research results). Workpackage 3 (Links to Industry) will: foster industry-research collaborations; increase industrial awareness of the network and its members; and provide an industrial perspective on the CaberNet Vision of RTD. Workpackage 4 (Information Servies) will: support all other network activities through the provision of information sharing and dissemination services; increase awareness of CaberNet in particular and European activity in general through electronic newsletters and WWW-based repositories; and exploit innovative services to support Europe-wide collaborative working. Examples of the types of a activities envisaged are: the organisation of workshops and Industry-Research fora; the provision and maintenance of WWW-based databases concerning the full range of CaberNet and member activity; the operation of a programme of short-term exchanges and visits; the marketing of network member research outputs.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (44)

ALCATEL AUSTRIA AG
Austria
Address
Scheydgasse 41
1211 Wien
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address

412 96 Goeteborg
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
CRITICAL SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
Address
En1/ic2, Km 185,6 Banhos Secos
3040-032 Santa Clara (Coimbra)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
71110 Iraklio, Crete
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN - NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande, Ed. C5
1749-016 Lisboa
GMD - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Schloss Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt Augustin
HEWLETT-PACKARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cain Road
RG12 1HN Bracknell
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ London
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO - INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino De Almeida 431
4200-072 Porto
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
Address
Vasagatan 44
721 23 Vaesteraas
MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park
RG6 1WG Reading
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta, 33
56127 Pisa
SUN MICROSYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
Address
Disketteweg 2
3821 AR Amersfoort
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG-HARBURG
Germany
Address
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
21073 Hamburg
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Address
Gottlieb-daimler-strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
TECNOPOLIS CSATA - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA
Italy
Address
Via Per Casamassima Km. 3
70010 Valenzano
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CB2 1TN Cambridge
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
THE UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YR Lancaster
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera S/n
46022 Valencia
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56100 Pisa
UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND
Germany
Address
August-schmidt-strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 9
45141 Essen
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
20146 Hamburg
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
1 Place De L'universite
Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
621 Avenue Centrale - Domaine Universitaire
38400 Saint Martin D'heres
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam