Active Network Distributed Open Infrastructure Development
The android project is a Framework V project on application level active networking.
The principal objective of this project is to prove the feasibility of providing a managed, scalable, programmable network infrastructure capable of supporting the future needs of the Information Society. This will be based on active networking. To fully realise the benefits of an active network infrastructure, a flexible management system is required, combined with a common information model for resources - both processing and network. The management of active networks, the extent to which management information must be shared, and the communication mechanisms required by the management system are currently open research issues. The detailed scientific objectives of the project are to develop innovative solutions to the open research problems identified above, and test the solutions through a combination of implementation experiments and modelling.