• Project Data

    European FP7 Project
    The CONVERGENCE project is funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme
    Collaborative Project
    Grant agreement n. FP7-257123

    CNIT (Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni)
    Prof. Nicola Blefari Melazzi

    Community contribution to the project
    2,989,140 Euro

    Project start date
    June, 1, 2010

    Project end date
    May, 31, 2013

Specific Objectives

  • Provide an open source reference implementation of all protocols, middleware and tools required to build and operate CONVERGENCE applications
  • Build tools and applications and test them, demonstrating the usefulness of the proposed framework in four real-life scenarios involving respectively:
    • a large public library of digital media;
    • a large archive of photos;
    • services for the retailing sector;
    • a collaborative distributed system allowing students to receive and collectively annotate podcasts of lectures in a university setting
  • Test the scalability, robustness and security using FIRE experimental facilities, more specifically:
    • the scalability of Convergence networking functionality;
    • the robustness of the protocols;
    • the security of the protocols,
  • Provide feedback to FIRE experimental facilities, contributing to define the challenges for such facilities and to suggest possible improved functionality
  • Evaluate its solutions in technical terms, in terms of their acceptability to users and in terms of their longer-term social and economic impact.
  • Contribute to relevant standardization work
  • Investigate business scenarios relevant to the deployment of CONVERGENCE-based solutions, and detail plans for the exploitation of project results by individual partners.

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