News Article | May 8, 2017
« Umicore to invest €300M to boost capacity in NMC cathode materials for high-energy Li-ion batteries | Main Leading German and European companies have stated their intention to cooperate more closely to establish a joint, pan-industry platform for online registration, e-identity and data services. The aim is to make online registration simpler and more secure for clients. The participating companies have signed a corresponding declaration of intent. The initiative was set up by Allianz, Axel Springer, Daimler and Deutsche Bank with Postbank as well as the technology think-tank Core, and Here Technologies, the location services provider. At the heart of this new, standard access procedure for online activities is a master key. Clients can use this key for registration and identification purposes across a number of industries. The partners say the master key is more convenient and more secure. The platform complies with EU data protection reforms and also adheres to the provisions of the eIDAS regulation, which governs trust services for the electronic identification (eID) function. The platform is designed to be open and compatible with ongoing projects managed by authorities under the German government and German federal states, even at local government level, for example, for citizen portals. Additional functions may follow, for instance, digital access to public authorities (e-government). Developing digital payment services and digital financial services is also possible on the platform. Instead of focusing on individual integration solutions, the initiators are keen to use a common infrastructure, which will allow networking across businesses, as well as broader market coverage in keeping with Industry 4.0. The initiators are looking to gain more partners from a number of different sectors in the short term, including aviation companies, e-commerce agents, retailers and telecommunications companies. Preliminary negotiations are already under way with several companies that have shown interest in the platform. Among others, talks with Deutsche Telekom about joining the project have commenced recently. The idea behind the cooperation is to provide a competitive, European response to the platform economy’s main players. The initiative is in an ongoing dialogue with a number of federal ministries. The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) are also lending scientific support to the project. In the coming weeks, the initiators will finalise the details of their collaboration and set a launch date for the platform, before submitting their plan to the competition authorities for regulatory approval.
News Article | November 2, 2016
Open Source NFV project expands its member base as global telecom, wireless, digital media, and research organizations commit to accelerating open source NFV SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - The OPNFV Project, an open source project that facilitates the development and evolution of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) components across various open source ecosystems through integration, deployment, and testing today announced four new member organizations. New Silver members include China Telecom, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc., and Samsung Electronics, while the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) joins as an Associate member. The addition of an end user organization, a research institution and two major global vendors signals a maturing of both the project and NFV as technology. Launched just over two years ago, the OPNFV project is supported by a vibrant group of 55 member companies committed to advancing a flexible, open source framework for NFV. "Continued growth and diversity among our member roster is a testament to the growing power of open, collaborative development within the networking industry," said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. "I'm honored to welcome China Telecom, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Qualcomm, and Samsung Electronics to the project. Together with our existing member base and strong community, these key organizations will help accelerate the adoption of open source NFV." China Telecom Corporation Limited is one of the world's largest and leading integrated information service operators, providing wireline and mobile telecommunications services, Internet access services, information services, and other value-added telecommunications services primarily in the People's Republic of China. At the end of 2015, the company had wireline access lines in service of about 134 million customers, wireline broadband subscribers of about 113 million, and mobile subscribers of about 198 million. "China Telecom has long supported NFV technologies and we strongly believe in the power of open source to both accelerate development and reduce complexity," said Shen Shaoai, vice general manager of Technology Department, China Telecom. "Joining OPNFV and working more collaboratively across the industry is crucial as we strive to virtualize 80 percent of our network functions by 2025. We're looking forward to contributing our expertise to help build a strong, open NFV platform." Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) With more than 25 years of experience, Fraunhofer FOKUS has a long history in building Next Generation Network Infrastructures with tier one operators and key manufactures worldwide. Research concentrates on technical infrastructure as well as the development of practical concepts, prototypes, and applications in a pre-competitive environment. In this context open source toolkits developed by FOKUS, such as the SIP Express Router and the Open Source IMS Core, as well as the most recent Open Baton platform, have been landmarks for performing initial PoCs and paving the way for efficient and successful network and service transformation towards 5G. With around 430 employees, FOKUS is one of the largest Fraunhofer institutes. "As networks transform and become more agile, it's important that the industry come together to work collectively on open solutions," said Dr. Thomas Magedanz, director of the Software-based Networks business unit at Fraunhofer FOKUS. "We're excited to be joining the OPNFV community as a natural step for contributing our resources and expertise in areas such as MANO that will help to build a stronger open source NFV platform globally." Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. "Rapid evolution in the way people consume data, especially as we move towards 5G, requires agile and scalable solutions to meet the increasing demands of the world's networks," Ram Peddibhotla, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. "Through our collaboration in the OPNFV community, we're eager to harness the power of open source to accelerate open network transformation." Samsung Samsung Electronics inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The Company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices,tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "Explosive demand for data requires the networking ecosystem to constantly reinvent itself with the introduction of new technologies and innovations," said Woojune Kim, vice president and head of strategy group, Next Generation Communication Team at Samsung Electronics. "We believe in an open approach to addressing the growing reliance on virtualized technologies like NFV. Joining OPNFV will help enable faster and broader adoption of more interoperable network infrastructures, and we look forward to working collaboratively across the industry." For information on on how to participate in the OPNFV project or to learn more about OPNFV Colorado, the project's third and most recent platform release, visit: https://www.opnfv.org. About the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Through system level integration, deployment and testing, OPNFV creates a reference NFV platform to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks. For more information, please visit http://www.opnfv.org. OPNFV is Collaborative Project at the Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org.
Gordon T.F.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law | Year: 2011
The Carneades software system provides support for constructing, evaluating and visualizing arguments, using formal representations of facts, concepts, defeasible rules and argumentation schemes. This paper illustrates features of Carneades with a prototype legal application for analyzing open source software license compatibility issues in particular cases. The Carneades system provides a unique combination of features that make to our knowledge applications of this kind possible for the first time. © 2011 Author.
Wendland M.-F.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2014 | Year: 2014
Automated test design is an approach to test design in which automata are utilized for generating test artifacts such as test cases and test data from a formal test basis, most often called test model. A test generator operates on such a test model to meet a certain test coverage goal. In the plethora of the approaches, tools and standards for model-based test design, the test design techniques to be applied and test coverage goals to be met are not part of the test model, which may easily lead to difficulties regarding comprehensibility and repeatability of the test design process. This paper analyzes current approaches to and languages for automated model-based test design and shows that they are lacking important information about the applied test design techniques. Based on this analysis, we propose to introduce another layer of abstraction for expressing test design techniques in a tool-independent, yet generic way. © 2014 Polish Information Processing Society.
Viehmann J.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
Proceedings - 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom/PASSAT 2012 | Year: 2012
This paper shows how the results of CORAS risk analysis can be reused and combined. It introduces new models, diagram types and procedures as an extension of the CORAS method. Taking risk analysis artifacts generated for the individual base components as input, probability values for unwanted incidents of complex systems can be calculated if the relations between these artifacts are modeled correctly. Initially developed for the S Network, a trustworthy repository, this extension is predestined for analyzing large scale systems consisting of heterogeneous components, which no single analyst team could handle. © 2012 IEEE.
Huawei and Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems | Date: 2012-09-28
The present disclosure relates to a method for re-selecting a communication network. The method comprises receiving a network access request indicating a request to access to a communication network by a communication device, determining upon the basis of the network access request as to whether communication resources of the communication network are available for the communication device, and re-selecting another communication network for the communication device if the communication resources are not available for the communication device.
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems and Huawei | Date: 2012-08-03
The present disclosure relates to a system for managing an access network re-selection. The system comprises providing means, establishing means and executing means. Said providing means may be configured to provide a first indication indicating a target access network to be re-selected in case of a handover event and a second indication for establishing a certain context on the target access network. Further, said establishing means may be configured to establish the certain context on the target access network dependent on the provided second indication, said established context including a first part of the access network re-selection. Said executing means may be configured to execute a second part of the access network re-selection due to the provided first indication and the received handover trigger triggering said handover event.
Gordon T.F.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law | Year: 2013
This ICAIL system demonstration introduces the Web version of the Carneades argumentation system, which provides software tools based on a common computational model of argument graphs useful for policy deliberations and claims processing.
Blind K.,TU Berlin |
Blind K.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems |
Blind K.,Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research Policy | Year: 2012
Regulatory framework conditions have been identified as important factors influencing the innovation activities of companies, industries and whole economies. However, in the empirical literature, the impacts of regulation have been assessed as rather ambivalent for innovation. Different types of regulations generate various impacts and even a single type of regulation can influence innovation in various ways depending on how the regulation is implemented. The endogenous growth approach developed by Carlin and Soskice (2006) and empirically applied by Crafts (2006), which determines endogenously the rate of technological progress and therefore innovation, allows a conceptual analysis of the influence of different types of regulation on innovation. In general, the negative effect of compliance costs should be compared with the more dynamic effect of regulations generating additional incentives for innovative activities. Based on this approach, we derive hypotheses on the impact of different specific regulations on innovation. We differentiate between economic, social and institutional regulations following the OECD taxonomy on regulations. Existing economic analyses are surveyed, which are characterised by rather heterogeneous approaches, data bases and results. The paper aims to apply a comprehensive and comparative approach to investigate quantitatively the innovation impacts in 21 OECD countries using panel data for the period between 1998 and 2004. In summary, the empirical results confirm the hypotheses derived from the conceptual theoretical framework determining technical progress and innovation endogenously and allowing a distinction between short-term and long-term effects. Consequently, the theoretical approach is an appropriate starting point for the empirical analysis of the influence of different regulations on innovation. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Serbedzija N.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2015
This chapter focuses on pragmatic aspects of the ASCENS project illustrating the role and significance of the three major application domains (swarm robotics, cloud computing and e-mobility) that motivate and pragmatically justify the approach to construct autonomous systems. A special insight is given into similarities and differences of the ASCENS case studies and their common abstract characteristics that led to a general-purpose methodology for expressing, evaluating and deploying knowledge-based, self-aware and adaptive behaviors. From this perspective selected ASCENS tools and methods to support the system development lifecycle are further discussed and illustrated on concrete examples. Finally future plans are given pointing out to the use and further evolvement of the ASCENS technology. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.