Maderia

Project Overview


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The vision of Madeira project was to provide new technologies for a logically meshed.

Network Management System (NMS) that:

  • Can manage networks with dynamic and transient network elements, ie. Peer-2-Peer, Ad-hoc networks.
  • Facilitates the deployment of self managed services
  • Scales to manage large networks
  • Can seamlessly manage heterogeneous networks

The Madeira Management System addressed the following issues:

  • Distribution, the ability to handle the distributed nature of the network elements participating in the network.
  • Scalability, the ability to handle networks with millions of network elements
  • Discovery, the ability to automatically find and use devices as they appear and disappear
  • Heterogeneity, the ability to manage networks of different types using the same management approach
  • Model-Driven Specification, the ability to rapidly describe and programme management operations using modelling techniques
  • Policy Based Configuration, the ability to direct the network to act in a certain way rather than statically configuring behaviour
  • Deployment, the ability to automatically deploy services to elements and devices

The Madeira solution scope dealt with Fault Management and Configuration Management aspects of Network Management.

Project Achievements


The TSSG were responsible for the Madeira Modelling activities. The Model Driven Architecture (MDA) approach is applied to capture the complexity of the required management tasks for a distributed network. This took a “top-down” strategy by defining the high-level business case which then ultimately leads to a specification of management information and behaviour for network elements.

The first phase of MADEIRA was completed and was funded by the Enterprise Ireland “Research Technology Initiative” (in collaboration with Ericsson, Ireland) under the Eureka Celtic programmes to a total of €2.565 million euro. The project was initially intended to run from July of 2004 until June 2006. It was decided to extend the project until July 2007 to investigate issues of Security and Scalability.  TSSG chose not to participate in the extension of Madeira and left the project as planned in June 2006. The final Madeira review was  held at the end of the second phase in July 2007.

 

Refereed Academic Papers

2005

Martin Zach, Daryl Parker, Liam Fallon, Christian Unfried, Miguel Ponce de Leon, Sven van de Meer, Nektarios Georgalas, Johan Nielsen; Celtic Initiative Project Madeira: A P2P Approach to Network Management; Eurescom Summit 2005, Heidelberg, Germany

2006

Zach, M., Parker, D., Fahy, C., Carroll, R., Lehtihet, E., Georgalas, N., Marin, R., Serrat, J., Nielsen; Towards a framework for network management applications based on peer-to-peer paradigms; NOMS 2006, Vancouver, Canada.

Carroll, R., Fahy, C., Lehtihet, E., van der Meer, S., GeorgalasN., Cleary, D.; Applying the P2P paradigm to management of large-scale distributed networks using Model Driven Approach; NOMS 2006, Vancouver, Canada.

Arozarena, P., Frints, M., Collins, S., Fallon, L., Zach, M., Serrat, J., Nielsen, J.; A Peer-to-peer approach to network management; Wireless World Research Forum, Shanghai, China April 2006

Ricardo Marin, Julio Vivero, Hai Nguyen, Joan Serrat, Philipp Leitner, Martin Zach, Claire Fahy; A Distributed Policy-based solution in a Fault Management scenario; 49th Annual IEEE Globecom Technical Conference, San Francisco, 27th November – December 1, 2006

2007

Markus Leitner, Philipp Leitner, Martin Zach, Sandra Collins, Claire Fahy; Fault Management based on peer-to-peer paradigm; Tenth IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (Short paper accepted, Munich, May 2007).

Presentations

Martin Zach (Siemens); Eurescom summit 2005; Heidelberg, Germany.

Celtic Initiative Project Madeira: A P2P Approach to Network Management;

Dr. Sandra Collins (Ericsson) & Miguel Ponce de Leon (TSSG); Celtic Event 2006; February 23rd -24th, Dublin, Ireland; Madeira presentation and demo;
General Publicity

2005

Martin Zach (Siemens); Eurescom summit 2005; Heidelberg, Germany.

Celtic Initiative Project Madeira: A P2P Approach to Network Management;

2006

Dr. Sandra Collins (Ericsson) & Miguel Ponce de Leon (TSSG); Celtic Event 2006; February 23rd -24th, Dublin, Ireland; Madeira presentation and demo;

1 Poster Session at NOMS ’06

Public Deliverables

Madeira Public Deliverables can be found at:

http://www.celtic-madeira.org/deliverables.html

Partner list

Ericsson R&D Ireland EI
Siemens AG Austria / PSE Austria
BT Group UK
Ericsson Research SE
Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo ES
TSSG EI
Unversitat Politèicnica de Catalunya ES

Funding


Other.

Contact


For more information visit the SEINIT website at www.celtic-madeira.org .
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