DANTE - 2012



Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

Collaborations in European Programs, except FP7

  • Program: Life Science Health Priority of the Sixth Framework Program

  • Project acronym: MOSAR

  • Project title: Mastering hOSpital Antimicrobial Resistance and its spread into the community.

  • Duration: 06 2008 - 07 2012

  • Coordinator: INSERM

  • Other partners: University of Antwerp, National Medicines Institute (NMI), August Pi i Sunyer biomedical research Institute (IDIBAPS), University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), University of Geneva Hospitals (UNIGE), Tel Aviv Medical Center (TASMC), Health Protection Agency (HPA), Medical school of Paris 12 University (UPVM), Pasteur Institute, Inserm-Transfert, Ingen Biosciences, BiologischeAnalysensystemGmbH (BAG), AmpTec GmbH, Array-On GmbH, Inria

  • Abstract: MOSAR brings together internationally recognized experts to address the issue of antimicrobial resistance in a comprehensive manner. MOSAR consideres the major issue of antimicrobial resistance in the perspective of a complex system and not only through the prism of a single discipline.

    To achieve its objectives MOSAR builds on advances generated by basic sciences, through dedicated and trans-disciplinary cooperation. This project integrates studies from epidemiology and basic laboratory sciences, clinical medicine, statistical sciences, behavioural sciences, and health economics. MOSAR network is structured into 10 interacting groups centered on the patients.

    MOSAR focuses on major endemic and epidemic nosocomial pathogens such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL) Enterobacteriaeceae, and Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp, and in interventional trials in high-risk areas (Intensive Care Units, Surgery and Rehabilitation centers) of countries with high-level of resistance.

FP7 Projects

  • Title: Generalsed Architecture for dynamic infrastructure services


  • Defi: The Network of the Future

  • Instrument: Integrated Project (IP)

  • Duration: January 2010 - march 2013

  • Coordinator: Interoute (Italy)

  • Others partners: Interoute (Italy), martel Martel GmbH (Switzerland), ADVA AG Optical Networking (Germany), SAP AG (Germany), Alcatel-Lucent Italia S.p.A. (Italy), Telefonica I+D (Spain), Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (Poland), Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre (Poland), Nextworks s.r.l (Italy), Fundacio i2CAT, Internet i Innovacio Digital a Catalunya (Spain), Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands), University of Essex (UK), Research and Education Society in Information Technologies (Greece), Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany), Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand Technology VZW (belgium), Indian Institute of Technology (India), LYaTiss (France), ADVA Optica Networking Sp.zo.o. (Poland)

  • Abstract: GEYSERS's vision is to qualify optical infrastructure providers and network operators with a new architecture, to enhance their traditional business operations. Optical network infrastructure providers will compose logical infrastructures and rent them out to network operators; network operators will run cost-efficient, dynamic and mission-specific networks by means of integrated control and management techniques. GEYSERS's concept is that high-end IT resources at users' premises are fully integrated with the network services procedures, both at the infrastructure-planning and connection-provisioning phases. Following this vision, GEYSERS will specify and implement a novel optical-network architecture able to support 'Optical Network + Any-IT' resource provisioning seamlessly and efficiently. Energy-consumption metrics for the end-to-end service routing are part of this efficiency. GEYSERS proposes to:

    Specify and develop mechanisms that allow infrastructure providers to partition their resources (optical network and/or IT), compose specific logical infrastructures and offer them as a service to network operators. This will be done overcoming the current limitations of networks/domain segmentation, and will support dynamic and on-demand changes in the logical infrastructures

    Specify and develop a Network Control Plane for the optical infrastructure, by extending standard solutions (ASON/GMPLS and PCE), able to couple optical network connectivity and IT services automatically and efficiently, and provide them in 1 step, dynamically and on-demand, including infrastructure re-planning mechanisms.

    These achievements will enable infrastructure providers, network operators and application providers to participate in new business scenarios where complex services with complex attributes and strict bandwidth requirements can be offered economically and efficiently to users and applications. GEYSERS's outcomes will be validated in an EU-wide optical network test-bed.

  • Title: Scalable and Adaptive Internet Solutions


  • Defi: The Network of the Future

  • Instrument: Integrated Project (IP)

  • Duration: August 2010 - January 2013

  • Coordinator: Ericsson (Sweden)

  • Others partners: Ericsson AB (Sweden), Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland (Germany), Nokia Siemens Networks OY(Finland), NEC Europe LTD (United Kingdom), France Telecom SA(France), Telef√≥nica Investigacion y Desarrollo (Spain), Telecom Italia (Italy), Portugal Telecom Inovation (Portugal), Swedish institute of Computer science (Sweden), Instituto Superior Tecnico Address (Portugal), Universitaet Paderborn (Germany), Aalto-Korkeakoulus ti (Finland), Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (Sweden), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung (Germany),Universitaet Bremen (Germany), Hewlett-Packard Limited (United Kingdom), Fundacion Tecnalia Research and Innovation (Spain), Institut Telecom (France), Technion? Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), DOCOMO Communication Laboratoties Europe (Germany), The Provost Fellows & Scholars of the College of the Holy and undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth (Ireland), National ICT Australia Limited (Australia), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), Lyatiss (France)

  • See also: https://twiki.verkstad.net/bin/view/Main/WebHome

  • Abstract: SAIL? objective is the research and development of novel networking technologies using proof-of-concept prototypes to lead the way from current networks to the Network of the Future. SAIL leverages state of the art architectures and technologies, extends them as needed, and integrates them using experimentally-driven research, producing interoperable prototypes to demonstrate utility for a set of concrete use-cases. SAIL reduces costs for setting up, running, and combining networks, applications and services, increasing the efficiency of deployed resources (e.g., personnel, equipment and energy). SAIL improves application support via an information-centric paradigm, replacing the old host-centric one, and develops concrete mechanisms and protocols to realize the benefits of a Network of Information (NetInf). SAIL enables the co-existence of legacy and new networks via virtualization of resources and self-management, fully integrating networking with cloud computing to produce Cloud Networking (CloNe). SAIL embraces heterogeneous media from fibre backbones to wireless access networks, developing new signaling and control interfaces, able to control multiple technologies across multiple aggregation stages, implementing Open Connectivity Services (OConS). SAIL also specifically addresses cross-cutting themes and non-technical issues, such as socio-economics, inclusion, broad dissemination, standardization and network migration, driving new markets, business roles and models, and increasing opportunities for both competition and cooperation. SAIL gathers a strong industry-led consortium of leading operators, vendors, SME, universities and research centers, with a valuable experience acquired in previous FP7 projects, notably 4WARD. The impact will be a consensus among major European operators and vendors on a well-defined path to the Network of the Future together with the technologies required to follow that path.