A European ICT Network of Excellence

The BONE-proposal builds on the foundations laid out by the ePhoton/ONe projects in the previous Framework Programme. This Network of Excellence has brought together over several years the research activities within Europe in the field of Optical Networks and the ONE-project intends to validate this effort by stimulating a more intensified collaboration, exchange of researchers and builiding on Virtual Centres of Excellence that can serve to European industry with education and training, research tools and testalbs and pave the way to new technologies and architectures. BONE clearly identifies the existence of the current technologies and also recognizes the fact that usera also require the mobility of wireless access, but htis mobile connection ends at a gateway or access points and from there a fixed connection is required and this fixed connection will finally be an optical link.

The photonic networks laboratory is active in service awareness networks and is working on programmable service composition Algorithms for service oriented Optical Networks. In fact we In fact, RACTI is developing optimization algorithms using evolutionary schemes for the case of composite services, whose structures are described by abstract processes, i.e, processes containing abstract services, where the aim is to find the best combination of concrete attributes, from the QoS point of view, at run time. We are also active on OBS networks, where we develop new assembly and scheduling algorithms with emphasis in increasing TCP throughput and in guaranteeing QoS in demanding application like video.

Photonics Lab was coordinating Virtual Department on Optical Switching Systems.

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