The PERIMETER consortium was represented at the 2009 Future Internet Symposium by Gemma Power (TSSG-WIT). The conference was held in Berlin, Germany from 1-3 September.
Gemma presented PERIMETER’s paper entitled “PERIMETER: A Quality of Experience Framework” at the event, which provided details of the Quality of Experience model and concept that is employed in the PERIMETER project.

PERIMETER Flash Demonstration

The PERIMETER team have uploaded a flash demonstration of a scenario that the final system could be used for. This scenario tries to describe an hypothetical use-case of the PERIMETER system from the user point of view.
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 entitled ‘user-centric agnostic ubiquitous communication’ considers an always best connected user that roams between different technologies and operators. This is now available from the official PERIMETER website.
The other scenarios are involved in areas such as Emergency Situation / Health care
Community Networks and Collaborative WiFi Coverage Detection and Optimisation. A visualisation of these further scenarios will be made available soon.

PERIMETER Deliverables now available!

Following on from the successful completion of the PERIMETER project’s first year EU review, the evaluated and approved public deliverables have now been made available at the official PERIMETER website from the Documents section.
The website has also been updated to include the current list of Publications by the PERIMERTER consortium, and to include a new News section, so be sure to check it out!
The PERIMETER consortium hard at work at the project’s first year review in Lulea, Sweden

PERIMETER at FIREweek 2009

As part of the FIRE initiative, representatives from the PERIMETER consortium attended FIREweek 2009. This FIRE and Living Labs conference took place from 1-2 July, in Luleå, Sweden. 330 participants attended this event, and PERIMETER was among the 70 people presenting over the two days.
The PERIMETER consortium was responsible for a 90 minute slot at the FIREweek workshop. This slot entitled “Sustainability of testbeds and user involvement” began with an introduction to PERIMETER from Christian Hämmerle (FHV), followed by four presentations by the PERIMETER consortium. These presentations, available from the PERIMETER website, were:
• Testbeds in the long term, Eileen Dillon (WIT).
• From Usability testing to Living Labs, Prof. Dr. Jens Schumacher (FHV).
• User involvement in the research/development cycle, Ahmet C. Toker (TUB).
• Socio Economic Factors – do they matter and can they be assessed, Markus Fiedler (BTH).
A Q&A session was held after each presentation where the interest level for the presentations was very high. After the end of all the presentations, the ensuing discussions continued well into the coffee break time!
Later in the afternoon, Prof. Dr. Jens Schumacher (FHV) represented the PERIMETER consortium in a panel discussion in the FIRE Facilities Track of the FIRE workshop programme.


We are pleased to announce that PERIMETER will be presenting a paper at the upcoming 35th Euromicro Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) Conference in Patras, Greece in September.
The paper entitled “Agile Principles Applied to a Complex Long Term Research Activity – The PERIMETER Approach” focuses on the use of the Agile software development methodology in the project.
The paper will be presented by Eileen Dillon, TSSG.

D8.3 – Dissemination and Exploitation Plan Available

PERIMETER’s Dissemination and Exploitation Plan (D8.3) is available for download from the Documents section on the PERIMETER website. Download the PDF here. This deliverable was edited by partners FHV and contributed to by Eileen Dillon on behalf of TSSG-WIT.
The purpose of this report is to clarify and focus the dissemination activities of PERIMETER as part of the work for Work Package 8. The dissemination plan comprises the detailed planning of these activities.
The plan is key to the successful dissemination of PERIMETER, its is comprehensive and well-structured and provides a clear understanding of the target groups and the actions needed to approach them. It focuses on the results the project has achieved and makes appropriate provisions for results to be disseminated as widely and effective as possible.
This document was delivered in Month 12 of the project, May 2009.

D6.1 – Federated Testbeds Diagram and Description Report available

PERIMETER’s Federated Testbeds Diagram & Description Report (D6.1) is available for download from the Documents section of the PERIMETER website. Download the PDF here.
This deliverable was edited and led by Eileen Dillon, Frances Cleary Grant and Miguel Ponce de Leon from TSSG-WIT.
This deliverable provides a detailed description of each of the main official PERIMETER testbeds and the technologies and services they can provide and bring to the PERIMETER project for the preliminary, intermediate and final testbed deployment phases of the project. The testbeds are used to effectively validate and demonstrate the results of the PERIMETER project. The involvement of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Technical University of Berlin (TUB) testbeds in this goal is achieved in Work Package 6 of the project, which led by TSSG-WIT.
The deliverable also addresses the changing initial preliminary scenario as it matures from Phase I through to Phase III, incorporating and conveying additional PERIMETER
innovations, in the long term working towards a real live and fully displayable PERIMETER demonstrator in the final testbed deployment. Adopting a scenario based approach in a research project of course has a knock on effect of the need for applications to support and implement such a scenario. The deliverable also provides you with an overview of the specific applications required for each major testbed milestone.
Detailing the intermediate and final testbeds initial deployment in this deliverable provides the chance to take a step back and view the bigger picture of the overall development, implementation and integration aspects of the PERIMETER project. This deliverable works towards identifying and detailing the benchmarks necessary for the validation of such a scenario in the defined testbeds, with supporting test cases and statistics measurements.
Deliverable D6.1 also provides a concise guide for all testbed and testing related tools that will be adopted and used within the two official PERIMETER testbeds. Such tools like TRAC and HUDSON will be used to support the integration, validation and verification process. A reference guide for these, and other tools, is also made available.
This document was delivered in Month 12 of the project, May 2009.

TSSG and PERIMETER at EU Future Internet Assembly

The TSSG had a strong delegation at the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) conference in Prague 10th-13th May 2009. Willie Donnelly, Director of the TSSG, was the Irish national delegate at the meeting on national Future Internet initiatives. The TSSG presented at a permanent stand at the event highlighting interim results of selected current projects, including PERIMETER.
Partners, TUB, Traffix and GFI, attended the event on behalf of the PERIMETER consortium, participating in the Future Internet Socio-Economics (FISE) Session in the Future Internet Conference. Here, the user-centric networking paradigm introduced by PERIMETER was explained and the implications on socio-economics and identity management for the Future Internet were opened to discussion after a brief overview.

Perimeter: 4th Plenary Meeting May 2009

Perimeter’s next plenary meeting will take place in Rome, Italy on 6-8 May 2009. This meeting is being hosted and organised by our partners in CNIT, Italy.
This is an important meeting to ensure that work is progressing as scheduled.
Eileen Dillon will be attending this meeting on behalf of TSSG-WIT.