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User-centric middleware architecture for advanced service provisioning in future networks

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The key objective of CASPER is to combine academic and industrial forces towards leveraging the expected benefits of Quality of Experience(QoE) exploitation in future networks. In particular, CASPER aims to design and implement a middleware architecture for QoE-driven service provisioning, exploiting recent advances in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). This novel architecture will provide all the required interfaces between the middleware and the network in order to ensure reliable QoE monitoring and estimation and real-time QoE-driven service management, thus supporting customizable service delivery to end user and advanced management capabilities to service providers.

IQUADRAT’s main contribution to the CASPER project is to design and implement a low-cost and fully-programmable testbed architecture which will optimize resource allocation based on specific user QoE requirements in real time, while taking into account the actual network traffic variations. By employing SDN/NVF technology, along with open-source programming platforms, the overall cost of the employed components will be kept low, while additional scalability and flexibility will be gained.

Partners: Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon (Greece), West Aquila SRL (Italy), Adapt It AE (Greece), Universita degli studi dell’ Aquila (Italy), Iquadrat Informatica SL (Spain)


H2020 European Commission (GA: 645393)




january, 2016


december, 2019