PERIMETER contributes to FIRE whitepaper

PERIMETER is one of the First Wave of FIRE Projects established under FP7. As apart of FIRE we were invited to contribute to the FIRE whitepaper. On behalf of the PERIMETER consortium Eileen Dillon and Gemma Power from the Waterford Institute of Technology (TSSG division) Ireland and Martin Dobler from FH Vorarlberg Austria (FHV) contributed to this paper entitled “Experimentally driven research white paper: On the existence of experimentally-driven research methodology” which has now been published by the FIREworks Support Action.
The whitepaper attempts to scope the area of experimentally driven research by proposing a methodology and related terminology that should help research in the ICT domain to understand how this methodology can be applied. The PERIMETER consortium contributed their view on testing and experimentation methodologies regarding the validation of the innovative aspects of the project and the employment of a user-driven approach.
The whitepaper can be found on the FIRE website.

PERIMETER Flash Demo of Scenario Two

The PERIMETER team have uploaded the second flash demonstration of a scenario that the final system could be used for. This scenario describes an hypothetical use-case of the PERIMETER system from the user point of view in the Emergency Situation domain. The flash demonstration can be found on the main PERIMETER website. This scenario movie has been produced by the Design & Usability team in TSSG-WIT.
This and other scenarios were derived using following a top-down methodology: after a brainstorming phase, where each partner provided a description of a use case, or usage scenario, for the PERIMETER infrastructure, seen as the optimal output of the entire project. The scenarios were then analyzed and their main elements integrated into three different overall scenarios.
The first scenario for the PERIMETER project is also available from the PERIMETER website here.


The PERIMETER consortium are pleased to announce that they have procured a FEDERICA slice for use within the project.
FEDERICA stands for Federated E-infrastructure Dedicated to European Researchers Innovating in Computing network Architectures. It is an FP7 project which started in January 2008 and is expected to run until October 2010. FEDERICA is the implementation of an experimental network infrastructure for trialling new networking technologies. The target users of the infrastructure are the researchers and the activities engaged in research “on” networking, using networks not just as the “tool” but primarily as the “subject’ of their work, making it an ideal choice for use in the PERIMETER project.
The FEDERICA slice procured by PERIMETER consists of five Virtual Nodes. These nodes will be used to deploy the PERIMETER Support Nodes and will allow for a natural maturation of the of the interconnection from a Layer 3 to a Layer 2 connection between the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB) testbeds used in PERIMETER. The slice will be used for a variety of purposes within PERIMETER including scalability, performance, network overloading and disruptive testing.
The WIT testbed connects to the FEDERICA slice via HEAnet – Ireland’s National Education & Research Network and the TUB testbed connects to the FEDERICA slice via DFN – Germany’s Research Network, as depicted in the above diagram.