Work Packages

WP1: Joint Software and Labs

The objective of this work-package is to integrate and stimulate joint research of FLAMINGO partners by sharing software, tools and lab facilities. Whenever possible, software and testbeds will later also be made available to the external world. To achieve this objective, the following tasks will be performed:

  • Creation and maintenance of open source software
  • Creation and operation of a joint security lab
  • Operation and evolution of the distributed EmanicsLab testbed
  • Integration of existing infrastructures into virtual laboratories

WP2: Mobility, Education and Training

The objective of this work-package is to disseminate state of the art network and service management knowledge to students within the network, as well as researchers within academia and industry. To achieve these goals, the following measurable objectives are established:

  • Coordinate the mobility and exchange of FLAMINGO PhD. students and researchers
  • Coordinate the design and realization of network and services management course material for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Coordinate the design and realization of network and services management tutorial material for researchers within academia and industry
  • Establish and maintain a research observatory in the area of network and service management

WP3: Interaction with Academia and Industry

The objectives of this work-package are to organize the scientific community, to disseminate the results of FLAMINGO to researchers within academia and industry, and to achieve scientific excellence. To achieve these objectives, the following tasks will be performed:

  • To organize the scientific conferences and journals in our field
  • To improve the scientific quality of these conferences and journals
  • To organize the annual European AIMS conference
  • To organize specific workshops and events that foster interaction between academia and industry (Dissemination days)
  • To organize interoperability events and testing labs
  • To integrate the European research landscape
  • To organize the FLAMINGO scientific and industrial council

WP4: Standardization

The objective of this WP is to create impact on relevant standardization groups (de-jure and de-facto) with the work carried out within the FLAMINGO project. In other words, this WP aims at making selected parts of our research efforts visible through multinational or worldwide standards. For that purpose, FLAMINGO partners will actively contribute to standardization in the following ways:

  • Contribute to the writing of Internet-Drafts and RFCs
  • Chair IETF working groups
  • Organize IRTF-NMRG meetings
  • Contribute to other standardization fora, such as ETSI

WP5: Network and Service Monitoring

The objectives of this WP are:

  • To integrate European research in the area of (flow-based) network and service monitoring
  • To create and maintain articles within Wikipedia and other online systems in this area
  • To develop a generic distributed flow monitoring architecture
  • To develop a flow query language for expressing temporal relationships of complex flow patterns • To collect (anonymized) monitoring data
  • To create annotated traces to assess the quality of different Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • To investigate the applicability of different AI and machine learning techniques for flow analysis
  • To propose novel solutions for intrusion detection and fingerprinting
  • To propose and study monitoring frameworks for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Clouds (i.e. to allow elastic management of cloud infrastructures).

WP6: Automated Configuration and Repair

The objectives of this WP are:

  • To integrate European research in the area of automated configuration and repair
  • To create and maintain articles within Wikipedia and other online systems in this area
  • To develop an inventory of approaches for automated configuration and repair
  • To specify guidelines about the applicability of approaches for automated configuration and repair to specific application domains
  • To develop new architectures for automated configuration and repair approaches across administrative boundaries
  • To develop information models, algorithms, learning techniques and knowledge description approaches as enablers for automated configuration and repair
  • To evaluate automated configuration and repair approaches as being part of the autonomic control loops
  • To apply policy-based and semantic-based approaches for automated configuration and repair
  • To propose and study automated configuration and repair in the context of the management of clouds (especially Interclouds)
  • To apply the developed approaches to several application domains such as of (i) content-aware networking, (ii) cloud-based services and (iii) wireless sensor networks

WP7: Economic, Legal, and Regulative Constraints

FLAMINGO’s WP7 objectives are driven by the key areas of networking systems in which relevant stakeholders interact in a cross-disciplinary manner:

  • To integrate European network and service management research regarding Economic, Legal and Regulative constraints
  • To create and maintain articles within Wikipedia and other online systems in this area
  • To address in an integrated manner operations, management, and maintenance with respect to economics, legal, and regulative constraints coherently.
  • To apply cross-disciplinary methods and approaches on technology as well as economic, legal, and regulative dimensions.
  • To define a model, architecture, and mechanisms for three stakeholders in an integrated manner: especially covering the operator, the application provider, and the end-user.
  • To support an integration of the following five factors: (a) cost-awareness, (b) incentives for service provisioning, (c) fulfillment schemes, (d) business policies, and (e) legal/regulative frameworks.
  • To investigate related operational costs for service offerings by Internet Service Providers (ISP) and telecommunication system providers.
  • To evaluate mechanisms under scenarios determined and derive guidelines for stakeholder defined.