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 behaviors, terminal behaviors, 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-*) behaviors 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 behaviors will be sought and specified. A selected set of the specified autonomic behaviors 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 behaviors will be presented.   The vision is that, the specified autonomic behavior specifications, the identified exploitable IPv6 features and new protocol and architectural extensions will one day be standardized in the long run (after the first 3 years of EFIPSANS) i.e. maturing from being drafts to standards.

Partners in EFIPSANS project are:

  1. Ericsson AB, Sweden
  2. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
  3. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  4. Telcordia Technologies, Poland
  5. The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Ireland
  6. NETMODE - ICCS/NTUA, Greece
  7. Telefónica Móviles España S.A., Spain
  8. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  9. Greek Research & Technology Network S.A. (GRNET), Greece
  10. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  11. VELTI S.A., Greece
  12. Technical University Berlin (TUB), Department of Design and Testing of Communication Systems, Germany
  13. Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, UK
  14. Alcatel-Lucent, France
NETMODE participates in EFIPSANS through the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) of NTUA.