Projects of the Group

The expertise of our research group is reflected in the collection of former projects, in which members of our group were involved. The list of former projects comprises:


Clouds and mobile applications have been two key drivers for innovation in the last decade, strengthening industry competitiveness and economic growth. The current technological and social landscape calls for a shift towards the introduction of a hybrid computing paradigm, following the rise and limitations of mobile applications. BASMATI aims at providing a complete ecosystem that integrates cloud federation with mobile devices, while addressing challenges related to resource heterogeneity, ultra-scalable provisioning, offloading, context- and situation identification, quality of service and security guarantees, targeting (crowds of) users accessing their data and applications across borders.

BASMATI will provide an integrated brokerage platform targeting federated clouds with heterogeneous resources and supporting the efficient, cost-effective execution of mobile cloud applications in a transparent and ubiquitous manner. Runtime-adaptable federation patterns also considering business aspects, dynamic and runtime-optimized brokerage and offloading decisions will enable fully automated resource exploitation: cloud to cloud, device to federation and device to device. Modelling and prediction of applications and users in terms of mobility patterns, behavior and interactions will provide insight to the aforementioned decisions, while runtime reconfiguration of mobile services will foster the achievement of ultra-scalability. The envisioned hybrid infrastructure management will allow abstracting heterogeneous resources and enabling dynamic service networks based on evolving situations. BASMATI will be evaluated against three real-world use cases: Large Events management (including audio-streaming in dynamic and crowded scenarios), TripBuilding in dynamic environments and Virtual Mobile Desktop for highly nomadic users, which will be provided by BASMATI platform and validated during a 2018 international large event (Das Fest) counting 250.000 participants across a week.


The deliverables:


For more information see the project website 


ONE is a collaborative project (STREP) from the competition FP7-ICT-2009-5 which started on September 1, 2010. ONE addresses three important trends in cross-layer network management systems: programmability, semantic adaptation, and orchestration. ONE's main goal is to contribute to these trends, especially in the context of the integration of high-speed optical transmission and switching with the future internet. In many ways, ONE is a next-generation network management architecture, novel SOA-based prototype systems and a telecom operator's tool at the same time.


The deliverables:


The EASI-CLOUDS project aims at advancing cloud computing in Europe as well as in Egypt and Korea which contribute to this endeavour.

The objective of EASI-CLOUDS is to provide a comprehensive cloud computing infrastructure. This infrastructure will feature the three classical categories of cloud computing offerings – Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – with superior reliability, elasticity, security and ease-of-use characteristics at all levels. Moreover, to promote an efficient, trusted system, this cloud infrastructure will include:

  • standardized interfaces allowing service portability,
  • a powerful service composition and orchestration framework,
  • facilities for cloud interoperability and federation,
  • advanced SLA (Service Level Agreement) management to help guarantee the required QoS (Quality of Service),
  • facilities for capacity planning, provisioning, accounting, and billing that are needed to operate a true cloud services market place and an efficient pay-per-use business model.

Our objective is finally to bypass all market barriers, and to help the emergence of new fast growing European incomers that will reuse our solution to create a dynamic European user-centric market. Thanks to its rapid diffusion, we will help to increase the global productivity of all our industries and give them the capability to accelerate their innovation processes.

The major expected outcome consists of a comprehensive, open-source, innovative, and validated cloud infrastructure that can be instantiated to set up an application type-specific cloud (e.g., e-learning, HPC-on-demand, storage marketplace) for a private, public, or hybrid usage, and implementing a given level of security, privacy and QoS. Such instances will be able to interoperate in different ways and constitute a federation of cloud computing systems.


The Deliverables:

For more information see the project website


The overall goal of the project "Grid Economics and Business Models", which is funded by the EU under the Framework Programme FP6, Priority IST, Objective Advanced Grid Technologies, Systems, and Services, is to advance the functionality of existing Grid technology with respect to its capability to allow the economics-aware operation of Grid applications. A consortium of Grid technology and service experts, of computer scientists and economists, is developing necessary solutions and extensions to the Grid technology so that new Grid business models can be implemented.


The Deliverables:


  • IDChar  

The project "Inter-domain Charging", which is funded by the DAAD, focuses on inter-domain charging between network service providers (NSPs). The project investigates the economic efficiency of different charging schemes and designs a new charging scheme that requires the identification of an initiator of an internet traffic flow.


The research work “Self-Assessment Mechanisms for Autonomous Systems” addresses the problem of managing large-scale systems. It aims at applying economic theories, including game theory and equilibrium analysis, in order to develop new mechanisms for tackling this problem. In particular, the potential application of markets (or market-based mechanisms) is examined to simplify the management of large-scale systems, where a large amount of information has to be exchanged. The research provides the knowledge in the area of applying economic mechanisms for information aggregation and exchange in large-scale systems, in which existing conventional mechanisms can fail. Market-based mechanisms can be considered as an opportunity to address this problem and make those large-scale systems self-manageable and autonomous.

The goal is to implement three new potential applications of the market mechanism. The first application will be an algorithm for managing the quality of service (QoS) across different network domains. The second application will be a new fault diagnosis algorithm for a group of autonomous network elements. The third application will help coordinating Internet Exchange Points.


  • DNA


  • M3I




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