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Monitoring and Measurement in the Next Generation Technologies (MOMENT)
Start date: Jan 1, 2008, End date: Jun 30, 2010 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Reaching optimising control, management and flexibility of the future network infrastructures requires actions to retrieve a good understanding of network and application behaviour. In previous EU-funded FP6 projects like EVERGROW and LOBSTER, large efforts have been taken to successfully develop and deploy measurement infrastructures (e.g. ETOMIC, DIMES) to gain insight into the operational network, without being intrusive from the perspective of commercial ISPs. Meta-repositories like MOME were dedicated to keep an overview on available measurement data, tools, infrastructures and projects. The achieved advances are integrated within the MOMENT project towards a common and open, pan-European platform by confederating participants from various FP5, FP6 and other measurement-related projects. The main objective is to design and implement a mediator architecture offering a unified interface for measurement services, able to use all data and functionalities from the existing measurement infrastructures. Main innovation of the project is the use of a measurement-specific ontology, allowing semantic representation and retrieval of measurement and monitoring information, as well as providing the flexibility of a service oriented architecture for future Internet applications. To validate the benefits of the integrated approach, the project will develop and demonstrate a set of tools and applications presenting the added value of combining measurement data collected from different infrastructures. Due to the flexible design, the achievements of the project will be open to future network architectures, rather than limited to the current Internet protocols. By liaison with international activities like CAIDA, the project ensures to have a major impact in the contribution to standardisation bodies, as well as to the overall measurement community in the Internet.
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