EFIPSANS: Exposing the Features in IP version Six protocols that can be exploited/extended for the purposes of designing/building Autonomic Networks and Services

dr inż. Sławomir Kukliński
+48 22 234 78 86

Project coordinator: Ericsson AB Sweden

Partners: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V, Germany; Universite du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; APERA Sp. z o.o., Poland; Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland; Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece; Telefonica Moviles Espana S.A., Spain; Beijing University of Posts and Telecomunications, China; Greek Research and Technology Network S.A., Greece; Velti Anonymi Etaireia Proionton Logismikou & Synafon Prionton & Piresion, Greece; Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany; Fujitsu Laboratories Of Europe Limited, United Kingdom; ALCATel. – Lucent France, France.

Aim of project: The EFIPSANS project aims at exposing the features in IP version six protocols that can be exploited or extended for the purposes of designing or building autonomic networks and services. What this means is, a study of the emerging research areas that target desirable user behaviours, terminal behaviours, service mobility, e-mobility, context-aware communications, self-ware, autonomic communication/computing/networking will be carried out, and out of these areas desirable autonomic(self-*) behaviours in diverse environments e.g. end systems, access networks, wireless versus fixed network environments will be captured and specified. Appropriate IPv6 protocol or architectural extensions that enable the implementation of the captured desirable autonomic behaviours will be sought and specified. A selected set of the specified autonomic behaviours will be implemented and demonstrated.  Also, technical reports on the concrete IPv6 feature combination scenarios including any new extensions used to implement the selected set of autonomic behaviours will be presented. In the framework of this project a generic, autonomic management architecture named GANA (Generic Autonomic Network Architecture) has been developed. GANA became the basis of the ETSI work on autonomous network architectures. The IPv6 extensions for GANA at the end of the projec  will be submitted to the IETF for standardization.