Flamingo Research Project

The European project Flamingo (yes, simply a name, not an acronym) just finished its kickoff meeting at the University of Twente. The project partners are:

  • University of Twente (Netherlands)
  • INRIA/LORIA (France)
  • University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)
  • University of Federal Armed Forces Munich (Germany)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • iMinds (Belgium)
  • University College London (United Kingdom)

The goals of Flamingo are (a) to strongly integrate the research of leading European research groups in the area of network and service management, (b) to strengthen the European and worldwide research in this area, and (c) to bridge the gap between scientific research and industrial application. To achieve these goals, Flamingo performs a broad range of activities, such as to develop open source software, establish joint labs, exchange researchers, jointly supervise Ph.D. students, develop educational and training material, interact with academia and industry, organize event, and strongly contribute to (IETF and IRTF) standardization. Flamingo develops a joint program of research activities to contribute to the development of network management and operation frameworks for the Future Internet. The project will run for 48 months and it will receive about 3 million Euro support from the European Commission.