EVANS is an EU FP7 Marie Curie Action "International Research Staff Exchange Scheme" project aiming to increase researchers’ mobility between four EU partners from three countries (United Kingdom, Spain, Norway) and two Chinese partners to obtain a better understanding of network virtualisation for future Internet infrastructure. In particular, the knowledge transfer, as a result of researcher’s mobility, will focus on the management aspects of the virtualized network resources rather than the virtualisation techniques of physical network resources. The EVANS project aims to create a network virtualisation environment over a fully heterogeneous network infrastructure and to provide an integrated network management system across different types of network platforms. The project will investigate into two complementary aspects of such an integrated network resource management system: (1) vertical management of virtualised resource for service heterogeneity, which is performed by infrastructure providers, and (2) horizontal management of virtualised resource for network heterogeneity, which is for the interest of service providers.
This staff exchange programme will also help develop new research links and deepen and strengthen the current research links amongst the partners and help build up long-term, world-class research in future Internet technology.
The EVANS project aims to create a network virtualisation environment over a fully heterogeneous network infrastructure and to provide an integrated network management system across different types of network platforms.
- University of Essex, UK
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
- University of Surrey, UK
- Tsinghua University, China
- Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, China