FAIN - Future Active IP Networks

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FAIN (IST 10561) is a research and development project under the IST programme and is partially funded by the Commission of the European Union. The FAIN consortium consists of University College London (UK), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), NTUA (Greece), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), Deutsche Telekom Berkom (Germany), France Telecom (France), KPN (The Netherlands), Hitachi Europe Ltd. (UK), Hitachi Ltd. (Japan), Siemens AG (Germany), ETH (Switzerland), FHG/FOKUS GmbHFraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany), IKV++ GmbH (Germany), INTEGRAsys (Spain), and University of Pennsylvania (USA).

The project aims to develop an open, flexible, programmable and dependable (reliable, secure, and manageable) network architecture based on novel active node concepts. The network architecture will be validated by deploying and exercising interoperable active IP network nodes, in order to support new business models of network control and management and a wide range of distributed applications as envisioned in the future information society. It proposes a new generic architecture for active networks with an innovative integration of active networking, distributed object and mobile agent technology. The architecture will be validated and evaluated in Pan-European trials with international links to USA. The project will present key recommendations and guidelines for EU policy.

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