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Network of Excellence in distributed and dependable computing systems

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.

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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

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6 Kensington Terrace
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Brian RANDELL

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ALCATEL AUSTRIA AG

Austria

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC

United Kingdom

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CRITICAL SOFTWARE SA

Portugal

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS

Greece

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN - NUERNBERG

Germany

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

GMD - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

HEWLETT-PACKARD LIMITED

United Kingdom

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO - INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DO PORTO

Portugal

MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA

Sweden

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Italy

SUN MICROSYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

Netherlands

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG-HARBURG

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

TECNOPOLIS CSATA - SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA

Italy

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

THE UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND

Germany

UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE ESSEN

Germany

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)

Germany

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

France

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IST-2000-25088

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 027 401

  • EU contribution

    € 1 000 000

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom