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D6.4 Exploitation Plan

Executive Summary

Background: This Report is written in the framework of Task 6.2 “Exploitation” of UMOBILE project.

The ultimate objective of UMOBILE is to advance networking technologies and architectures towards the conception and realization of Future Internet. In particular, UMOBILE extends Internet

  • functionally, by combining ICN and DTN technologies within a new architecture,
  • geographically, by allowing for internetworking on demand over remote and isolated areas
  • socially, by allowing low-cost access to users but also free user-to-user networking.

Objectives: This document is aimed at providing a clear description of the plan through which the project results will be effectively exploited up to and after its ending date. In fact, the consortium partners firmly believe that each activity of the project should be executed with a clear focus on the possibility to use the arising results.

D6.2 Dissemination Report (1)

Executive Summary

As stated in the DoW (Description of Work), the objectives of the UMOBILE work package 6 “Dissemination, exploitation and standardisation”, related to the dissemination activities, are: 

  • To widely disseminate the project concept, developments and findings to all key actors in the field in an interactive way, integrating their feedback at key points of the specification, design, development and evaluation work.
  • To develop a project dissemination and communication strategy.
  • To develop an user friendly website to inform the general public and relevant stakeholders about the project.
  • To organize and/or publish results in international conferences and workshops to inform the scientific community about the project, its goals and achievements and to gather valuable information on related issues.

Through this dissemination report, WP6 intends to inform about the achievement of the mentioned goals.

The document reports information on all the dissemination actions till July 31st, 2016. All meeting agendas, presentations and number of participants are included.

D4.1 Flowlet Congestion Control – Initial Report

Executive Summary

This deliverable (D4.1) is the first out of five to be produced by WP4 to deal with QoS. In WP4 we address the challenges of QoS with congestion control mechanisms that enhance QoS by means of avoiding congestion problems that might result in packet loss, latency and low throughput.

The UMOBILE project devises interactions between two different domains:

  • The UMOBILE Domain which is a local network running the UMOBILE protocols (e.g., NDN, DTN). Providing the Internet access in this domain is optional as UMOBILE users can access the local services through public hotspot (e.g., WiFi AP) or WiFi direct (e.g., direct connection among users).
  • The Internet Domain is the conventional TCP/IP Internet and is an extension of the UMOBILE Domain where UMOBILE users (running either TCP/IP, NDN or DTN protocols) can access Internet services. For instance, as shown in the figure, the UMOBILE network can have a proxy or gateway running TCP/IP in order to connect to the Internet.

D4.1 discusses the first version of a congestion control protocol, called In-Network Resource Pooling Protocol (INRPP) that addresses congestion control in TCP/IP networks. It extensively covers the specifications for a Flowlet Congestion Control to be used in the Internet Domain. In addition, we introduce a preliminary discussion of the development of the Flowlet Congestion Control to be used in the UMOBILE Domain. The final version of the protocol will be discussed in D4.2.

In D4.1 we also provides a broad performance evaluation through simulations to assess the INRPP mechanisms and to quantify the improvement of INRPP over other congestion control protocols.

D4.1 is based on deliverables D2.1, D2.2, D3.1 and D3.3. Deliverables D2.1 and D2.2 describe the requirements of the end-user and the system, respectively. On the other hand, D3.1 and D3.3 cover the UMOBILE architecture. The methodology used in this deliverable is as follows:

  • We identify congestion control limitations that can be improved using innetwork resources.
  • We detail a set of mechanisms required for the INRPP to implement the new congestion control over TCP/IP networks
  • We provide an extensive evaluation of the INRPP congestion control approach
  • We describe the next steps for an implementation of the INRPP congestion control over NDN-based networks that can be extended to the UMOBILE Domain.
D3.1 - UMOBILE architecture report (1)

Executive Summary

Background:This report is written in the framework of Task 3.1 “DTN overlay design and convergence layers for underlying protocols” of UMOBILE project. The deliverable aims to describe work on the UMOBILE core architecture and is accompanied by the implementation of the architecture so far and documentation on the code.

Objectives: The core activity of WP3 is the design and implementation of the UMOBILE platform. Departing from the existing properties of DTN and ICN, we establish an architectural framework that extends connectivity options by being delay-tolerant and exposing a common information-centric abstraction to applications. UMOBILE aims to advance networking technologies and architectures towards the conception and realization of Future Internet. In particular, UMOBILE extends Internet (i) functionally – by combining ICN and DTN technologies within a new architecture, (ii) geographically – by allowing for internetworking on demand over remote and isolated areas – and (iii) socially – by allowing low-cost access and free user-to-user networking. The goal of this document is to provide a detailed description, along with a manual when applicable, of the new features, mechanisms and applications that have been developed so far as part of the UMOBILE architecture. Implementation code so far is also provided. The basis for UMOBILE platform is the Named Data Networking (NDN) architecture, one of the most promising ICN implementations, and UMOBILE features are being built in line with NDN. In this deliverable:

1. We first describe the UMOBILE vision and highlight our contributions in each part of the architecture,

2. We then focus on the specific features that we have designed as part of UMOBILE and

3. We conclude with a clear description of the next steps that the consortium will follow to achieve the integration of all components and the extensive evaluation of UMOBILE platform.

 

D2.2 System and Network Requirements Specification

Executive Summary

This document covers system and network requirements (described based on RFC2119 notation), as well as assumptions, for the high-level design of the UMOBILE architecture. A first version is provided on M18, while a refined description of system requirements, assumptions will be provided on M30, as deliverable D2.3.

The final goal is to identify the overall requirements and assumptions of the UMOBILE framework, which will be devised based on the detailed analysis of the four applicability pictures described in D2.1. Special attention is given to the needed alignment with the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) architecture, and the most relevant proposal for an information-centric networking architecture (ICN) that fits the identified UMOBILE system and the network requirements.

The starting point for this report is deliverable D2.1, which describes typical accessibility scenarios in different environments, namely, urban, remote and disaster areas, as well as requirements from the end-user perspective.

The methodology used to devise deliverable D2.2 is as follows:

  • Derive the system and network requirements from the applicability scenarios identified in D2.1, and, then,
  • Identity the overall system requirements and assumptions that will drive UMOBILE functionality in any of the identified applicability pictures.
D3.3. UMOBILE ICN layer abstraction initial specification

Executive Summary

This document covers the UMOBILE architecture ICN layer specification, as well as UMOBILE services, for the specification of the UMOBILE architecture.

The final goal of this document is to provide a detailed description of the overall specification of the UMOBILE architecture. Special attention is given to the needed alignment with the Delay-Tolerant Network (DTN) architecture and the most relevant proposal for an information-centric network architecture (ICN) that fits the identified UMOBILE system and network requirements. The provided specification drives the development and implementation of the UMOBILE architecture.

D6.6. Standardization Plan

Executive Summary

The deliverable envisions UMOBILE’s main objectives in terms of standardization activities in the area of contributions and co-operation with various standardization bodies.

UMOBILE aims to advance networking technologies and architectures towards the conception and realization of Future Internet. In particular, UMOBILE extends Internet (i) functionally – by combining ICN and DTN technologies within a new architecture, (ii) geographically – by allowing for internetworking on demand over remote and isolated areas – and (iii) socially – by allowing low-cost access to users but also free user-to-user networking as well as to promote user-centric networking in all its aspects.

The UMOBILE project has identified a set of relevant standardization bodies, mostly focused on the ICN, DTN and global Internet fields, that will be monitored to guarantee the alignment of the UMOBILE solution with the latest standards and to identify potential contributions to the ongoing standardization activities.

D1.2 External Liaison Overview

Executive Summary

This report describes Liaison within and outside of the H2020 Programme. The report is divided into seven sections. Section 1 describes UMOBILE Project and liaison targets with other projects and bodies. Section 2 presents related projects funded by FP7 and Horizon 2020, whereas Section 3 presents related national and other projects. Relevant organization and standardization bodies to UMOBILE can be found in Section 4. Liaison planning with local authorities is analysed in Section 5.

D.6.10. Data Management Plan

Executive Summary

Open Access Model garantees free access for users and free dissemination of knowledge. UMOBILE participates in the "Pilot on Open Research in HORIZON 2020": participating projects are required to develop a Data Management Plan (DMP), in which they specify what data will be open.

This Data Management Plan explains which of the research data generated in UMOBILE will be made open, how data will be shared and which procedures will be put in place for long-term preservation of the data.

Following "Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020", the DMP clarifies that scientific generated research data will be easily:

  1. Discoverable
  2. Accessible
  3. Assessable and intelligible
  4. Useable beyond the original purpose for which it was collected Interoperable to specific quality standards
D.6.1. Dissemination Plan

Executive Summary

The Dissemination Plan (D.6.1) is produced as part of the activities of Work Package 6 “Dissemination, exploitation and standardisation”. It is a public document which will be made available on the project website, in the "Download" section, for external parties interested in the dissemination of UMOBILE project. This document is marked as Milestone MS12 in the DOW (Description of Work).

As stated in the DoW, the objectives of the UMOBILE work package 6 “Dissemination, exploitation and standardisation”, related to the dissemination activities, are:

  • To widely disseminate the project concept, developments and findings to all key actors in the field in an interactive way, integrating their feedback at key points of the specification, design, development and evaluation work.
  • To develop a project dissemination and communication strategy.
  • To develop an user friendly website to inform the general public and relevant stakeholders about the project.
  • To organize and/or publish results in international conferences and workshops to inform the scientific community about the project, its goals and achievements and to gather valuable information on related issues.

Through this dissemination plan, WP6 intends to facilitate the achievement of the mentioned goals.

The document describes the dissemination activities that have been achieved during the first six months of the project (February 2015 - July 2015), and provides an outline of what is planned for the next months (August 2015 - January 2018). An overview is given of all dissemination opportunities identified through traditional communication channels such as events attendance, project publications and project presentations, complemented by online activities based on the project Website, and on the main social platforms.

Collaboration with related projects carried out by some of the partners will be established and will create synergies in the dissemination of UMOBILE as a part of the international projects focusing on information centric networking technology (ICN) and delay tolerant network (DTN). Details are described in D.1.2 "External Liaison Overview".

D.2.1. End-User Requirements Report

Executive Summary

This document covers user requirements for the UMOBILE architecture, from the perspective of the end users. The goal is to ensure that there is an alignment on DTN as well as ICN requirements for end users, in order to support information or data-­‐centricity. The mentioned requirements shall be integrated in the protocol stack located in end user devices and eventually, customer premises equipment. As the Birst step and in the context of task 2.1, the UMOBILE consortium has been discussing typical accessibility scenarios and requirements in different environments, namely, urban, remote and disaster areas. The project has analysed assumptions and requirements, as well as related literature, and technology. A key focus relates to the applicability of social interaction, derived from contacts between citizens not necessarily acquainted, and how different applications and services will see and perceive different user requirements.

 

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