The Leone project is a 30 months research project, funded by the European Commission with close to 2.8 million Euros. The main goal is to research and develop an innovative network management framework that has two major novelties: It is focused on Quality of Experience: Probes sited alongside end users measure performance and functionality to websites and test servers, both local and distant. It integrates multidimensional information: It combines measurements made by probes in the network of the local Internet service provider, probes in networks of other Internet service providers, control plane information etc.
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.