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Interactive Realtime Multimedia Applications on Service Oriented Infrastructures

From 2008-02-01 to 2011-01-31, closed project | IRMOS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 12 759 911

EU contribution:

EUR 7 902 430

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The overriding objective of IRMOS is to enable 'real-time' interaction between people and applications over a Service Oriented Infrastructure...

The primary objective of IRMOS is to enable 'real-time' interaction between people and applications by developing, integrating and validating an adequate Service Oriented Infrastructure (SOI) which today still remains insufficient and faulty for the rapid growth and provision of many interactive real-time applications. Hence, today's SOI lack Real-Time (RT) capabilities, dependability and resilience and fail to keep pace with European businesses and individuals who are becoming increasingly agile.

 

IRMOS aims to avoid issues such as the purchase of expensive and dedicated hardware or the usage of general-purpose resources as a compromise in order to ensure good interactivity levels and performance. These are often the results of soft real-time applications that are traditionally developed without any real-time methodology or run-time support

 

Instead, the project provides:

* A real-time framework as a single infrastructure with real-time attributes at all levels (network, processing, storage, application, workflow and business). IRMOS will support the development and deployment of real time applications in a distributed, managed, secure and cost effective way. This infrastructure will be demonstrated in sectors with major economic and social importance such as: Digital Film production, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and interactive Real-time e-Learning.

* A platform that gives Quality of Service Guarantees and is able to participate in Service Level Agreement (SLA).

* The span of organisational boundaries which makes the infrastructure cross-organisational.

* Provision of inter-organisation confidence, meaning that interactive real-time applications will be delivered in a predictable, reliable and efficient way.

* Specification languages, toolkits and standards compliant interfaces that accompany the infrastructure in order to ensure the widest possible take-up in applications involving complex value chains and real time needs, for example in security, safety and emergency response scenarios.

* New business and technology solutions. The aforementioned framework allows for business processes automation by providing services that enable the quick and efficient assembly of businesses without the need for protracted manual negotiations or service provisioning by using the IRMOS services.

* Motivation for SMEs to advance their business models and gain market accessibility.

 

The vision of IRMOS is to advance the business models of real-time applications combined to the benefits of SOAs with stringent performance, reliability and temporal constraints. The project will increase the competitiveness of those involved through dramatically lower cost implementation. Thenceforward, instead of costly investment in dedicated infrastructure, it will be possible for European businesses to make full use of commodity resources by using a flexible service oriented approach that achieves guaranteed Quality of Service.

Objective

IRMOS will design, develop, integrate and validate a Service Oriented Infrastructure that enables a broad range of interactive real-time applications. It will support the development and deployment of real time applications in a distributed, managed, secure and cost effective way. The infrastructure will be demonstrated in sectors with major economic and social importance by focusing on film production, virtual and augmented reality, and interactive collaborative learning. The infrastructure will be accompanied by specification languages, toolkits and standards compliant interfaces to ensure the widest possible take-up in applications involving complex value chains and real time needs, for example in security, safety and emergency response scenarios.
Today's Service Oriented Infrastructures (consisting of networks, computer systems, applications and their combination) there is no provision for Quality of Service assurances and so they are insufficient for the rapid construction and provision of many interactive real-time applications, they also lack dependability and resilience. This prevents business at all levels, especially SMEs, from capitilising on the business models and services that have so much potential to emerge in this area. Whilst European business and individuals are becoming increasingly agile, today's Service Oriented Infrastructures are simply failing to keep pace.
The IRMOS vision is motivated by combining the benefits of SOAs with the ability to support real-time applications with stringent performance, reliability and temporal constraints. We will allow real time applications to be exploited far more effectively and with dramatically lower costs. Instead of costly investment in dedicated infrastructure, it will be possible for European businesses to make full use of commodity resources by using a flexible service oriented approach that achieves guaranteed Quality of Service.

Coordinator

SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 032 221


LANGSTONE ROAD
PO9 1SA HAVANT
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Stuart Smithson
Tel.: +44 2392 496295
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Participants

ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 143 466


LORENZSTRASSE 10
70435 STUTTGART
Germany
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Karl Schattauer
Tel.: +49 71182132344
Fax: +49 71182132667
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THOMSON SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 88 358


BRUNNENWEG
64331 WEITERSTADT
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Marcela Urrego
Tel.: +49 6150 104894
Fax: +49 6150 104445
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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 028 200


KEPLERSTRASSE 7
70174 STUTTGART
Germany
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Agnes Lampke
Tel.: +49 71168587210
Fax: +49 71168587219
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Precision Mechatronics GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 394 493


Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse
64331 Weiterstadt
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Marcela Urrego
Tel.: +4961509770894
Fax: +4961509770500
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DEUTSCHE THOMSON OHG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 254 870


KARL-WIECHERT-ALLEE 74
30625 HANNOVER
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Rolf Spitznagel
Tel.: +497721852484
Fax: +497721852941
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TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 967 072


RONDA DE LA COMUNICACION S/N DISTRITO C EDIFICIO OESTE I
28050 MADRID
Spain
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Luis Lopez de Ayala Hidalgo
Tel.: +34 913374385
Fax: +34 915103318
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INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 1 039 455


Patission Str. 42
10682 ATHINA
Greece
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: SPYROS TZAFESTAS
Tel.: +30-210-7721527
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LATTANZIO LEARNING SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


VIA DOMENICO CIMAROSA 4
20144 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Roberto Vaccaro
Tel.: +39 0185 42123
Fax: +39 0185 43347
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GIUNTI LABS SRL
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 307 803


VIA BOLOGNESE 165
50139 FIRENZE
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Roberto Vaccaro
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SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 327 405


PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
56127 PISA
Italy
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Giancarlo Prati
Tel.: +39050882201
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STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 509 622


STRINDVEIEN 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Jostein Hernes
Tel.: +47 73592705
Fax: +47 73594302
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 809 465


Highfield
SO17 1BJ SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Colin Upstill
Tel.: +44 23 8076 0834
Fax: +44 23 8076 0833
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