1. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): www.dfg.de
2. BMBF – Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung: www.bmbf.de
Digital Film Postproduction (formerly Grass Valley Germany)
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
German Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF)
Hochschule für Angewandte WissenschaftenHamburg
Universities: Berlin, Bremen, Darmstadt, DuisburgEssen, Hannover, Ilmenau, Kaiserslautern, Lubeck, Passau, Stuttgart
PROJECTS & INITIATIVES
The G-Lab project aims at the development of future Internet technologies which overcome the challenges posed by new Internet applications with high demands on the Internet infrastructure. For that purpose it relies on both experimentation and theoretical research work in a complementary manner.
The G-Lab consists of a Germany-wide research and experimental facility used to investigate the interplay between new technologies and the requirements of emerging applications. The BMBF funded project consists of 32 partners. The first phase started in October 2008 with six partners and runs for three years. The second phase started in September 2009 and consists of nine additional research projects. The G-Lab experimental facility is composed of wired and wireless hardware with over 170 wired nodes which are fully controllable by the G-Lab partners.
G-Lab DEEP explores innovative composition-approaches for cooperation between network and application level services with the focus on security in the Future Internet. The main focus of the research is the secure exposure, interaction and composition of future network capabilities with services from the web, telecommunication and business process world. This Future Internet approach builds upon a cooperative network and service monitoring security approach to detect, prevent and mitigate network and service level attacks. G-Lab DEEP utilizes a federation approach to make resources from heterogeneous testbeds, networks and domains available within the cross-layer, cross-domain composition approach. The German Future Internet testbed platform G-Lab is used and extended for the evaluation of the developed concepts.
The mission of G-Lab_Ener-G is to develop a comprehensive approach to the future Internet architecture that includes energy efficiency as a fundamental principle. Key enablers for reaching this goal are the virtualization and consolidation of communicational and computational resources and the exploitation of energy-saving features of hardware. Specifically, the project addresses all successive layers in the protocol stack by providing energy saving mechanisms to the layers above on each respective layer. In addition to the initial aim of achieving a more energy-efficient operation of the G-Lab research testbed, the project has evolved and is now on route to demonstrate an architecture that optimizes energy efficiency through virtualization without violating quality of service constraints. The envisioned architecture allows the easy setup of virtual routers to form virtual networks that fulfil an application-tailored quality of service (QoS) while minimizing the required energy resources.
General objective of IKT 2020 is to consolidate and expand technological leadership in the ICT sector. Furthermore, the competitive ability of Germany as a place for research, production and employment is to be secured and enhanced by ICT both for specific branches and across different branches. The intention is to address all the links in the innovation chain. IKT 2020 focuses on applications in the branches automotive, mechanical engineering, health, logistics and energy/environment. Basic technologies under consideration are electronics, microsystem technologies, software technologies and communication and network technologies. Within this program, several initiatives contribute to future internet, among which the most important are:
- Transport technologies for future internet (100GET)
- Studies and experimental platform for the internet of the future (G-Lab, Germany-Lab)
- Enablers for ambient systems and services (EASY C)
- New internet-based services
- Internet of things
MultiNext proposes and analyses models for efficient operation of virtualized and federated networks, a key technology of the future Internet. It demonstrated the pooling and concurrent use of resources from different networks. MultiNext technology manifested in 6 publications (incl. FIA Book 2011) and 12 talks. MultiNext facilitated FI research across 4 EU institutions.