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>Project Coordinator: Dr. Aiko Pras [University of Twente]


>Partners: UT (NL), INRIA (FR), UZH (CH), JUB (DE), UNIBWM (DE), UPC (ES), iMinds (BE), UCL (UK)

The FLAMINGO project will strongly integrate the research of leading European research groups in the area of network and service management, strengthen the European and worldwide research in this area, and bridge the gap between scientific research and industrial application.

Main Objectives
FLAMINGO has several objectives, such as to lead the scientific network and service management community, to organize conferences and workshops, develop open source software, establish joint labs, jointly supervise Ph.D. stu- dents, develop educational and training material, interact with academia and industry, and contribute to (IETF and IRTF) standardization.

Three major and federating challenges will be investigated:
  • Network and service monitoring, based on flow-based techniques, enabling scalable monitoring sys- tems to share collected data and feed the knowledge plane and decision algorithms of the Future Internet.
  • Automated configuration and re- pair, based on self-* features and frameworks, enabling billions of devices and managed objects to manage themselves in a fully distributed and autonomic way. 
  • Economic, legal, and regulative constraints, which do border management systems and operational solutions of the FI.
FLAMINGO provides a unique consortium of leading academic researchers, with complementary knowledge and strong ties to industry, and covering the entire spectrum from network management core functions to application domains, which are necessary to build, integrate, and disseminate the knowledge of the management plane for the Future Internet.

FLAMINGO strongly impacts the European development of network management technologies, the development of standards and open-source software in this area, the organi- zation of interoperability and testing labs, and the training of current and the education of future researchers in this area.