Finished Project

AUTHONE

Autonomic Home Networking

Project Coordinator Project Consortium
Hubert Zimmermann
Ginkgo-Networks
France
e-mail: Hubert.zimmermann(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ginkgo-networks.com
Ginkgo Networks, FR Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, DE
France Telecom, FR Tübingen University, DE
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, FR Sony-Ericsson, SE
Siemens, DE Lunds Universitet, SE
Hirschmann Automation & Control, DE

This is a “Celtic” project;

Project Key Information

Start date

End date Budget (total) Effort (total) Project-ID
Q4/2006 Q2/2009 4.1 MEuro 41.5 PY CP3-001

Abstract
The world is going towards autonomic equipment. The Authone project aims at developing the autonomic paradigm in home networks with the goal of creating a competitive technological edge for European players in the domain of home networking.
The main objective of Authone is to design a very innovative home network communication architecture with autonomous components allowing self-managing properties necessary for future home and pervasive scenarios. This new architecture will be composed of 4 planes (data, control, management and knowledge planes) allowing the system to self-configure, self-secure and self-monitor in real time so that the home-network is always optimised depending on the knowledge plane information. The project will develop this key concept of knowledge plane for driving home-networks in an autonomic way.
Three main technical objectives will be addressed:

  • the development of an agent technology (intelligent, active, policy-oriented, multi-agent…) for realising autonomic components,
  • the study of mechanisms, protocols and architecture for distributed, self-organizing communication,
  • the investigation of new autonomic technologies, functionalities and control schemes for a home-network environment.

The Authone project shall deliver:

  • Concepts, algorithms and environments for the development of autonomic communication systems;
  • Methods for optimising the management of autonomous home–networks, encompassing control, monitoring, measurement, automation;
  • New agents for intelligent and dynamic control of home-network platforms;
  • Design of an autonomic control platform that supports scalability, openness, distributed monitoring, adaptativity, security and local control.

The consortium partners represent a large amount of expertise (telecom operators, manufactures, research laboratories, universities and service providers) needed to tackle the project objectives.

Focus areas
  • Design of a innovative home network (HN) communication architecture with autonomous components allowing self management.
  • The new architecture will be composed of 4 planes, data , control, management and knowledge.

Expected outcome
  • Based on the knowledge plane information, the HN will be optimized through its capacity to self-configure, to self-secure and to self-monitor.
  • Methods for optimizing autonomous HN.
  • New agent for intelligent and dynamic control of HN platforms.
  • Design of an autonomic control platform that supports scalability, openness, distributed monitoring, security and local control.

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