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Secure, Internet-able, mobile platforms leadIng citizens towards simplicity

Objective

Systems beyond 3G are characterised by the use of a multitude of different terminals and the heterogeneity of network. Flexibility and adaptability are key issues for the design of terminal and network architectures to cope with this complexity. The project is focusing on two basic concepts to address these issues: we introduce the simplicity device and develop underlying policy-based mechanisms for an integrated and easily extensible brokerage framework across the therminal and networking environment. The simplicity Device can interact with a variety of different terminals and allows customising terminal and access of network services in a uniform way. This includes, for example, the policy-controlled selection of network interfaces.

The brokerage framework provides the means to orchestrate and adapt network capabilities (e.g. mobility support, QoS, security) taking into account user preferences and terminal characteristics. The same mechanisms are used to re-configure terminals by policy-controlled SW downloads. The project's main objective is to design, develop and evaluate an architectural framework supporting simple customisation of terminals, services and networks.

In particular, our objectives are to:
- Describe user scenarios and business models for the Simplicity approach to derive the system requirements.
- Explore new mechanisms and policies of a brokerage framework in a multi-access networking environment.
- Design a universal multi-application Simplicity Device to provide users with a simple and uniform mechanism for customising services and devices.
- Validate the feasibility and benefits of the Simplicity approach within a testbed
- Contribute to relevant standardisation bodies.

The envisaged Simplicity solution will help resolving a critical issue for the successful deployment of Systems beyond 3G and their acceptance by the user.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZIONI
Address
Via Vitorchiano 81
00189 Roma
Italy

Participants (11)

DOCOMO COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Landsbergerstrasse 312
80687 Muenchen
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz 1
80539 Muenchen
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
Address
Siemensstrasse 92
1210 Wien
SIEMENS BUSINESS SERVICES GMBH & CO. OHG
Germany
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Muenchen
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02044 Espoo
TELECOM ITALIA LEARNING SERVICES S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Giovanni Falcone, 25
67010 Coppito - L'aquila
THE UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
TRIAGNOSYS GMBH
Germany
Address
Argelsrieder Feld 22, Te3
82234 Wessling-oberpfaffenhofen
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"
Italy
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma