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Building the Future Optical Network in Europe: The e-Photon/ONe Network

Project description

The Network of the Future Building the Future Optical Network

Main Objectives

The BONE-network brings together 49 laboratories and research institutes from al over Europe in a close networking infrastructure, built on the foundations laid down by the FP6 ePhoton/ONe Network and represents the research activities within Europe in the field of Optical Networks. The core activity of the BONE-project is the stimulation of intensified collaboration, exchange of researchers and integration of activities and know-how into and amongst partners. Through the establishment of Virtual Centres of Excellence, the BONE-project looks into the future and builds and supports the final “Network of the Future” through education & training, research tools & testlabs on new technologies & architectures.
The leading-edge position of European Research in the field and, consequently, of European industry, could be threatened by returning to an uncoordinated and scattered approach to optical networking research. BONE consolidates the process, supported during FP6, of integration and reorganization of research efforts across European academic and industrial groups in FP7 through:

Technical Approach

The BONE-proposal proposes to solidify the current e-Photon/ONe network and has the objective to provide a limited number of Virtual Centres of Excellence on specific issues:
- VCE Network Technologies and Engineering
- VCE Services and Applications
- VCE Access networks
- VCE Optical switching systems
- VCE Transmission techniques
- VCE In-building Networks
These Virtual Centres of Excellence group, align and (re-)structure the research activities of the BONE-partners involved in such a way that a coherent solution and service can be offered to BONE internal and external partners and projects.
Hot and multidisciplinary topics and issues are handled and looked at through a limited number of Topical Projects which each have a limited duration.
These Topical Projects are either horizontal projects which make use of the expertise available at different Virtual Centres of Excellence or tackle specific issues to fill in specific needs or gaps in the expertise of the Virtual Centres of Excellence.
- TP Service aware optical network architectures
- TP MPLS, GMPLS and routing
- TP Optical communication networks in support of user mobility and networks in motion
- TP Edge-to-core adaptation for hybrid networks
- TP Optical Interconnects
- TP Alternatives for multi-layer networking with cross-layer optimization
- TP Physical Impairments constrain based routing in packet switching networks
Some of the activities within the BONE project are defined to support the general working of the project or centralise the dissemination & teaching activities.
- WP01: Dissemination & Outreach
- WP02: Teaching
- WP03: Electronic Communication Aid
As training and dissemination of the expertise and know-how of the BONE-Virtual Centres of Excellence and the results of the Topical Projects is essential and set as one of the major goals of the network, these activities will be taken care of in a centralised and coordinated activity.

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Coordinator Contact

Peter VAN DAELE (Prof.)

Coordinator

IMINDS

Address

Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 397 496

Administrative Contact

Kenny Willems (Mr.)

Participants (52)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 44 718

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 37 398

FACULTE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 51 962

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 59 492

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 70 832

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 31 732

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 22 895

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 41 604

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DEUTCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 6 355

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 124

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 492

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 62 842

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 27 292

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 38 348

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 37 240

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 36 582

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 71 741

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 49 150

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 500

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 54 420

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 107 532

INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 137 118

UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 88 755

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 31 614

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 54 303

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 58 785

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 35 982

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DELLE COMUNICAZIONI E DELLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 41 833

FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 71 246

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 55 728

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 158 825

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 68 177

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 49 064

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 102 726

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 101 904

CORITEL - CONSORZIO DI RICERCA SULLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 41 973

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 026

TELENOR ASA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 11 181

POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 58 006

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 79 930

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 66 449

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 106 800

BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 39 681

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 79 225

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 53 952

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 186 372

ERICSSON LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 50 700

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 50 396

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 303

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

RISE ACREO AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 216863

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 751 923

  • EU contribution

    € 3 752 801

Coordinated by:

IMINDS

Belgium