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Leone Research Project

November 30th, 2012

The Leone project is a 30 months research project, funded by the European Commission with close to 2.8 million Euros. The main goal is to research and develop an innovative network management framework that has two major novelties:

  • It is focused on Quality of Experience: Probes sited alongside end users measure performance and functionality to websites and test servers, both local and distant.
  • It integrates multidimensional information: It combines measurements made by probes in the network of the local Internet service provider, probes in networks of other Internet service providers, control plane information etc.

These two novelties enable network management to focus on improving the user’s experience of the Internet in a world of highly distributed and increasingly meshed applications.  The project partners are:


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  1. British Telecom (United Kingdom)
  2. MG-SOFT (Slovenia)
  3. Sam Knows (United Kingdom)
  4. Telecom Italia (Italy)
  5. Aalto University (Finland)
  6. Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)
  7. University Roma Tre (Italy)
  8. University Carlos III (Spain)
  9. University Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  10. Martel (Switzerland)

We hope that Leone (the lion) will refrain from eating Flamingo and instead both will become friends and lead to synergies.

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