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IP-Based Emergency Applications and Services for Next Generation Networks

IP-Based Emergency Applications and Services for Next Generation Networks

Objective

The transition to next generation networks is often coupled with the vision of innovative services providing personalized and customisable services over an all-IP infrastructure. To enable a smooth transition, next generation all-IP networks need not only support more services but also support current vital services, namely emergency services. In the PEACE project we will provide a general emergency management framework addressing extreme emergency situations such as terrorist attacks and natural catastrophes as well as day-to-day emergency cases based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). To achieve this goal the PEACE project will be addressing two major technological challenges. First a general solution for secure multimedia communication in extreme emergency situations will be provided. Such emergency services in cases of natural disasters or catastrophes will often involve the establishment of an ad-hoc networking environment. In this context, the PEACE project will be devising mechanisms for fast and lightweight establishment of trust relations between ad-hoc members of an emergency team and ensuring the security of their communication. Further, to enable multimedia communication in such environments an architecture will be provided for supporting the distribution of currently centralized services such as VoIP and name translation and supporting those services in a reliable manner withstanding any failures and changes of the network. Additionally, the PEACE project will investigate the provisioning of day-to-day emergency communication. Due to the different structure of IP and PSTN networks it is not possible to simply reuse current standards and solutions for realizing such communication in IP networks. This involves location management and identification solutions as well as providing reliable VoIP service infrastructure. To be able to support emergency services over an all-IP infrastructure further work is required in the area of highly reliable IP.
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Coordinator

PDM E FC PROJECTO DESENVOLVIMENTO MANUTENCAO FORMACAO E CONSULTADORIALDA

Address

R Amadeu Sousa Cardoso 20 1 Dto
1300 066 Lisboa

Portugal

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 622 200

Administrative Contact

Luis Campos (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 425 500

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 000

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 241 300

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 304 000

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 257 600

PALE BLUE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 244 200

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 335 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225654

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 777 900

  • EU contribution

    € 2 648 800

Coordinated by:

PDM E FC PROJECTO DESENVOLVIMENTO MANUTENCAO FORMACAO E CONSULTADORIALDA

Portugal