PERIMETER

Project Overview


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PERIMETER’s main objective is to establish the new paradigm of user-centric strategies for advanced networking.

Putting the users at the centre rather than the operator enables them to finely control their identity and preferences (e.g. cost, security, network selection). This information is used to ensure the mobile user is ‘Always Best Connected’ (ABC) in multiple-access multiple-operator networks of the Future Internet.

PERIMETER is funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in ICT area on ‘New paradigms and experimental facilities’.

The PERIMETER project is part of the FIREWORK Support Action – www.ict-fireworks.eu, an initiative for Future Internet Research and Experimentation.

Project Implementation


PERIMETER develops and implements protocols and a middleware to address requirements for privacy, security, resilience and transparency. The network selection is carried out based upon a parameter called Quality of Experience (QoE). Analysis of QoE parameters allows the evaluation of network connections by user perceivable preferences (i.e. cost, energy efficiency, security, privacy), in addition to parameters such as Quality of Service factors, the application under use and past history for various networks (provided by other PERIMETER users). Network selection is handled automatically by PERIMETER’s QoE management system for generic QoE definition, QoE signalling, and QoE based content adaptation thus creating a single-sign-in like experience for PERIMETER users (as illustrated below).

The architecture of PERIMETER consists of Terminal Nodes and Support Nodes. The PERIMETER Terminal Nodes are installed on mobile devices which are operated by the user – currently mobile phones and net books based upon Google’s Android platform are supported. The Support Nodes are physical devices that can act as data sources and gateways and are distributedly connected using a peer-to-peer approach both to other PERIMETER Support Nodes and to other PERIMETER Terminal Nodes. The Support Nodes reside in PERIMETER’s state of the art federated QoE testbed between Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland and Technical University of Berlin, Germany while the Terminal Nodes are installed on mobile devices which run on the federated testbed infrastructure. The PERIMETER system is supported by a number of identified applications which also run across the federated testbed and support the verification, and experimental analysis, of the user centric scenario based approach adopted in the PERIMETER project.

Partner List

- Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

- Grupo Corporativo GFI Informatica, Spain

- Traffix Communication Systems Ltd, Israel

- Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., Turkey

- Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, Italy

- Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmBh, Austria

- Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden

- Universite de Geneve, Switzerland

- Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo sa Unipersonal, Spain

- Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany

Project Dates

Project Start Date: 1 May 2008

Project Achievements


The following publications in which WIT contributed are:

 

Frances Cleary, Markus Fiedler, Lenny Ridel, Ahmet C. Toker, Barış Yavuz “Privacy-Preserving Contract-less, User Centric, Seamless Roaming for Always Best Connected Future Internet” Wireless World Research Forum – Meeting 22 (WWRF – 22), Paris France, 5th – 7th May 2009

Dillon, Eileen and Sivrikaya, Fikret and Haemmerle, Christian and Salgarelli, Luca (2009) Agile Principles Applied to a Complex Long Term Research Activity – The PERIMETER Approach. In: The 35th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), 27-29 August 2009, Patras, Greece.

Dillon, Eileen and Power, Gemma and Ortiz Ramos, Manuel and Callejo Rodríguez, María A. and Rodríguez Argente2, José and Fiedler, Markus and S. Tonesi, Dario (2009) PERIMETER: A Quality of Experience Framework. In: International Workshop on the Future Internet of Things and Services, 1st September 2009, Berlin, Germany.

Dillon, Eileen (2010), PERIMETER: A User-Centric Approach to surfing the Web on your Mobile, In: WIT Research Matters Spring 2010

Cleary Grant, Frances and Dillon, Eileen and Power, Gemma and Kaschwig, Thomas and Cihat Toker, Ahmet and Hämmerle, Christian QoE Testbed Infrastructure and Services: Enriching the End User’s Experience. In: TridentCom 2010 – The 6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, 18-20 May 2010, Berlin, Germany.

Gemma Power, Eileen Dillon and Frances Cleary (2010). Seamless Mobile Communications for mHealth. 12th IEEE International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services (IEEE Healthcom), July 2010 12th and Journal of eHealth Technology and Application special issue on mHealth

Jens Schumacher, Martin Dobler, Eileen Dillon, Gemma Power, Markus Fiedler, David Erman, Karel De Vogeleer, Manuel Oritz Ramos, José Rodríguez Argente (2010). Providing a User Centric Always Best Connection. The Second International Conference on Evolving Internet INTERNET 2010 September 2010.

Dillon, Eileen and Power, Gemma and Cleary Grant, Frances (2010). Experimental Testing in the Future Internet PERIMETER Project, Future Internet Symposium (FIS) September 2010.

A User Centric Always Best Connected Service Business Model for MVNOs, Miguel Ponce de Leon; Anwesh Adhikari, Second International Workshop on Business Models for Mobile Platforms, ICIN2010 and BMMP 10, October 2010

QoE Testbed Infrastructure and Services: Enriching the End User’s Experience, LNICST Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering publication, Volume 46, 2011

Towards a Decentralized QoE Layer for the Mobile Internet, Martin Dobler, Jens Schumacher, Fikret Sivrikaya, Sebastian Peters, Eileen Dillon and Gemma Power, Connection In The Third International Conference on Evolving Internet INTERNET 2011, June 2011

Enabling Future Internet Research: The FEDERICA Case, Miguel Ponce de Leon et al, IEEE Communications Magazine “Future Internet Architectures: Design and Deployment Perspectives”, July 2011

 

The remaining publications for the PERIMETER consortium can be found on the PERIMETER Publications page: http://www.ict-perimeter.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=40

 

Presentations

The following presentations in which WIT contributed/presented are:

 

-    FIREweek 2008 10- 11 September 2008, Paris, Presentation on testbed federation (Miguel Ponce De Leon, WIT) and Discussion of future testbed needs with respect to perimeter (WIT, TUB)

-    The Irish Future Internet Forum, October 2008, Dublin Ireland. Dissemination activity by Miguel Ponce De Leon, WIT

-    FIA 2008. Future Internet Assembly, 9-10 December 2008, Madrid Spain. Dissemination activity by Miguel Ponce De Leon, WIT

-    WWRF-22 – 22nd Wireless World Research Forum Meeting, 5th – 7th May 2009 Presentation of the paper “Privacy-Preserving Contract-less, User Centric, Seamless Roaming for Always Best Connected Future Internet”s on Perimeter Trust and Architecture (by TUB and UoG on behalf of the paper authors (include WIT))

-   FIREweek 2009, 1-2 July 2009, Lulea Sweden. PERIMETER session entitled “Sustainability of testbeds and user involvement” with the following WIT presentation: “Testbeds in the long term”, Eileen Dillon (WIT).

-   SEAA 2009, 35th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, August 2009. Presentation of the paper “Agile Principles Applied to a Complex Long Term Research Activity – The PERIMETER Approach” on behalf of WIT.

-   FIS – Future Internet Symposium, Berlin, Germany 1-3 September 2009. Presentation of the paper “PERIMETER: A Quality of Experience Framework” by Gemma Power WIT

-   FIA – Future Internet Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden 24-25 November 2009. Poster “Providing an User Centric Always Best Connection”, presentation (“Providing an User Centric Always Best Connection“) and demonstrations of PERIMETER. By: Eileen Dillon and Gemma Power WIT

-   The Irish Future Internet Forum, December 2009, Dublin Ireland. Dissemination activity by Frances Cleary Grant, WIT.

-   WIT Research Day 17 May 2010, Waterford Ireland. Poster and demonstrations of PERIMETER. By: Frances Cleary Grant and Gemma Power WIT

-   TridentCom 2010, 18-20 May 2010. The 6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, 18-20 May 2010, Berlin, Germany. Presentation of the paper “QoE Testbed Infrastructure and Services: Enriching the End User’s Experience” by TUB on behalf of WIT and TUB

-   IEEE Healthcom. 12th IEEE International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services July 2010 Lyon France. Presentation of the paper “Seamless Mobile Communications for mHealth.” by Gemma Power WIT.

-   FIS – Future Internet Symposium, Berlin, Germany September 2010. Presentation of the paper “Experimental Testing in the Future Internet PERIMETER Project” by Eileen Dillon WIT

-   INTERNET 2011, Presentation of paper “Towards a Decentralized QoE Layer for the Mobile Internet” by Martin Dobler

-   BMMP 2010, Presentation of paper “A User Centric Always Best Connected Service Business Model for MVNOs” by Anwesh Adhikari

Details of the remaining presentations for the PERIMETER consortium can be found on the PERIMETER Publications page: http://www.ict-perimeter.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=40

 

Funding


EU FP7.

Contact


Contact

TSSG Project Co-ordinator: Eileen Dillon – email edillon@tssg.org

PERIMETER website: http://www.ict-perimeter.eu/

TSSG PERIMETER blog: http://perimeter.tssg.org