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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-14-2014 | Award Amount: 7.99M | Year: 2015

Key objectives of METIS-II are to develop the overall 5G radio access network design and to provide the technical enablers needed for an efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components currently developed. The innovation pillars that will allow METIS-II to achieve this goal are a holistic spectrum management architecture addressing the spectrum crunch, an air interface harmonisation framework enabling an efficient integration of new and legacy air interfaces, an agile Resource Management (RM) framework providing the dynamics required to efficiently adapt the integrated 5G air interfaces and radio concepts to the varying traffic demand and service requirements, a cross-layer and cross-air-interface system access and mobility framework ensuring an ubiquitous access continuum, and a common control and user plane framework providing the means for an efficient support of the broad versatility of services expected for 5G as well as a future-proof and cost-efficient implementation of the 5G integration. On the strategic level, METIS-II will provide the 5G collaboration framework within 5G-PPP for a common evaluation of 5G radio access network concepts and prepare concerted action towards regulatory and standardisation bodies. Based on its very strong and international consortium with partners from all regions with strong 5G R&D initiatives (EU, US, China, Japan, Korea) with most of the major international vendors, major operators, and key researchers, METIS-II will have the unique capability to drive consensus building globally, to consolidate a full picture of the needs of mobile as well as vertical industries, and to disseminate the results towards the relevant bodies, forums, and standardisation groups in all regions. The METIS-II proposal addresses the Strand Radio network architecture and technologies in the ICT14-2014 call in the H2020 program. METIS-II is committed to actively drive the collaboration with the 5G-PPP.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.1 | Award Amount: 26.75M | Year: 2012

In 2020, mobile and wireless traffic volume is expected to increase thousand-fold over 2010 figures. Moreover, an increase in the number of wirelessly-connected devices to counts in the tens of billions will have a profound impact on society. Massive machine communication, forming the basis for the Internet of Things, will make our everyday life more efficient, comfortable and safer, through a wide range of applications including traffic safety and medical services. The variety of applications and traffic types originating from or reaching mobile, WLAN, and sensor networks, will be significantly larger than today, and will result in more diverse requirements on services, devices and networks.\n\nMETIS is set up by leading global players to prepare the migration from todays mobile systems, focused on human communications, towards tomorrows multi-purpose global communication infrastructure, serving humans and things.\n\nThe main objective of METIS is to lay the foundation for, and to generate a European consensus on this future global mobile and wireless communications system. METIS will provide valuable and timely contributions to pre-standardisation and regulation processes, and ensure European leadership in mobile and wireless communications.\n\nMETIS will provide fundamentally new solutions which fit the needs beyond 2020. Research will be conducted on network topologies, radio links, multi-node, and spectrum usage techniques. Horizontal topics will be used to integrate the research results into a system concept that provides the necessary flexibility, versatility and scalability at a low cost. The METIS concept will be evaluated, and a roadmap will be generated.\n\nMETIS is a strong European consortium, completed by selected non-European partners to ensure global harmonisation. The consortium gathers major telecommunication stakeholders; vendors, operators and academic researchers, together with a new partner from the automotive industry to provide new insights

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.6.2 | Award Amount: 4.10M | Year: 2011

The yearly growth of personal mobility results in increasing safety, economic and environmental concerns. SUNSET alleviates these concerns by taking a new approach to urban mobility management using the latest ICT technologies. It is about cooperation by information sharing and provision of positive incentives between travellers, road authorities and other parties. The information is targeted on individual travel behaviour, and thus allows road authorities to fine-tune their transport policies and individuals to meet their personal objectives. The personalized approach can also help to alleviate other societal problems as social safety, social exclusion and even personal health. SUNSET uses four mechanisms:\n-\tWeb 2.0 technology to create communities that are involved in mobility\n-\tICT technology to collect individual travel patterns and to distribute information\n-\tPositive incentives to encourage and help travellers to adopt a more sustainable mobility behaviour. Incentives may stem from all parties involved and may contain information about the current and future status of the transport infrastructure and about travel alternatives. Also feedback information of individual travel behaviour or financial incentives will be involved.\n-\tLiving labs to evaluate the SUNSET system under well-monitored conditions. In the Enschede Living Lab two releases of the full system are evaluated. Two other locations are used to benchmark the SUNSET results.\nThe SUNSET consortium contains partners from the complete value chain: providers of location-based services, mobile operators, local authorities, green mobility solutions and well-known research centres. The consortium will design, build, implement, test and evaluate the application. This includes research on the effects of various incentives, on mobility-pattern recognition techniques by mobile applications, on community-building mechanisms in newly developed portals, and on the roles and influences of all parties involved.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.1.1 | Award Amount: 9.93M | Year: 2010

BeFEMTO is a timely proposal to address broadband communications, an important stimulus to the European economy. It aims to research and develop evolved femtocell technologies that accelerate cost-effective provision of ubiquitous broadband services by smoother convergence between fixed and wireless broadband.The approach adopted is pragmatic in two ways: near-term solutions as enabler for early deployment that impact on LTE-A standardisation, as well as longer-term solutions for enhanced efficiency in terms of power, capacity and OPEX. Near-term solutions focus on novel techniques for standalone femtocells. The long-term solutions focus upon novel concepts of networked femtocells, femtocell as fixed relays in macrocells for enhancing cell-edge capacity and mobile femtocells in public transports, all with self-organising techniques for high capacity and optimum use of transmit power whilst minimising OPEX and simplifying complexity for remote network management of expected multiple million femtocells. Furthermore, BeFEMTO has set itself challenging targets of maximum mean transmit power of 10mW and a minimum cell capacity of 8bits/sec/Hz.The scope and tangible results of BeFEMTO are: 1) Optimisation of radio access, 2) new generation of BB and RF techniques, 3) self-optimization techniques, 4) new indoor positioning techniques, network synchronization and intelligent interference management, 5) cooperative networked femtocells enabling highly flexible and resource efficient coverage extension, 6) mobile femtocells, and 7) validation of developed technologies using testbeds and simulation tools.BeFEMTO is a strong consortium of key industrial and leading-edge academics, supported by an Advisory Board for regulatory issues and standardisation. BeFEMTO will develop technologies that will have a major impact on LTE-A, ease potential EMC problems, and open up new services at home and in public places, thus achieving a ubiquitous broadband Network of the Future.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.1.2 | Award Amount: 13.63M | Year: 2010

The webinos project will define and deliver an Open Source Platform and specific components for the Future Internet, which will enable web applications and services to be used and shared consistently and securely over a broad spectrum of converged and connected devices, including mobile, PC, home media (TV) and in-car units. Promoting a single service for every device vision, webinos will move the existing baseline from installed applications to services, running consistently across a wide range of connected devices, ensuring that the technologies for describing, negotiating, securing, utilizing device functionalities and adapting to context are fit for purpose. Innovations in contextual description will be broad covering but not limited to device capabilities, network access, user identity and preferences, location, behaviourally induced properties and finally the more complex issue of the users social network context.\nwebinos will directly address security and privacy issues as part of Quality of Service that users of web services expect. The addressed challenges comprise: how to provision and adapt security across a range of devices, services, networks as well as how individuals can gain control over the privacy aspects of their web presence regardless of the service that is being used. Context and privacy are intimately intertwined: rich context is valuable but without user controlled privacy it becomes a liability.\nwebinos will boost the industry migration towards web-based services. webinos can back this by providing inter-operable, standardised, open source technology utilizable across domains with direct commercially exploitable value. webinos will also act as an industry catalyst to encourage collaboration and discourage fragmentation in this space.\nThere are strong industry moves towards Internet friendly and Internet integrated offerings, and there exists a window of opportunity to place this Web OS technology on a robust open foundation that will remove economic barriers to engagement, embody policy on data privacy in concrete technology (protecting consumers and enterprise) and creating a centre of web centric expertise (benefiting technical competitiveness).

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