PERIMETER Flash Demo of Scenario Three

The PERIMETER team have uploaded the third flash demonstration of a scenario that the final system could be used for. This scenario describes a hypothetical use-case of the PERIMETER system from the user’s point of view as they tour a city using a travel application.
This scenario, entitled “Collaborative WiFi Coverage Detection and Optimisation” involves a multi access environment, and introduces inter-technological handovers and PERIMETER’s ability of make such handovers completely seamless to the user. The scenario also introduces the requirement of Quality of Experience (QoE) collection mechanisms to make the connection ideal from the user point of view.
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.

PERIMETER ETSI and Plenary Meeting – February 2011

PERIMETER’s tenth plenary meeting will take place in Sophia Antipolis in France on 9-10 February 2011. This meeting, the first in 2011 for the PERIMETER consortium, will be mainly dedicated to final developments and integration work of the PERIMETER system and to general project issues as the project nears its end. Eileen Dillon will represent WIT at this meeting.
Immediately preceding this meeting, on February 8th 2011, the PERIMETER consortium will hold a full‐day workshop in close collaboration with ETSI – HF (European Telecommunications Standards Institute – Human Factors) in order to discuss standardisation issues related to seamless user‐centric mobility.
The workshop will be sponsored by PERIMETER and is organised by PERIMETER partner Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH), Sweden, together with the project leader GFI, Spain/Belgium. The outcomes from this workshop will be extremely important for the definition of the future direction of the concepts and developments of the PERIMETER project.

PERIMETER mHealth Paper features in GoMo News

An article on PERIMETER and the application of the devloped technology has been picked up by the leading social media news site for the mobile industry, GoMo News.
This article relates to the PERIMETER paper entitled “Seamless Mobile Communications for mHealth” which was published in the Journal of eHealth Technology and Application in 2010.
This paper, authored by Gemma Power, Eileen Dillon and Frances Cleary Grant, examines the use of mobile devices and technologies within the PERIMETER project in providing seamless mobile communications for mHealth. In particular, PERIMETER makes use of smart phones with intelligent sensors with sensing capabilities such as GPS location, proximity and accelerometers to create a mobile wireless sensor network to ensure sensitive health related information can be transferred in a seamless and timely fashion across different selected high quality network connections.

PERIMETER Paper published in LNICST Publication

The PERIMETER paper entitled “QoE Testbed Infrastructure and Services: Enriching the End User’s Experience” has been published in the LNICST Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering publication, Volume 46, 2011.
This paper, authored by Frances Cleary Grant, Eileen Dillon, Gemma Power, Thomas Kaschwig, Ahmet Cihat Toker and Christian Hammerle was previously presented at the TridentCom conference in Berlin, Germany in May 2010.
Only selected papers from this conference were chosen for the LNICST publication entitled “Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities” and we are delighted that our paper was one of those selected for this edition.
The LNICST publication can be downloaded here and the PERIMETER paper is available on pages 486-495.

PERIMETER Meeting – Madrid November 2010

PERIMETER’s ninth plenary meeting will take place in Madrid, Spain 3-5 November 2010.
The meeting will be hosted by PERIMETER’s project coordinators, GRUPO CORPORATIVO GFI INFORMATICA .
This meeting will be mainly dedicated to final developments and integration work of the PERIMETER system and to general project issues.
Eileen Dillon will represent WIT at this meeting.

PERIMETER present at ICT 2010

PERIMETER will present at the ICT event in Brussels next week. This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. The event takes place in Brussels from September 27 – 29 2010 and there is expected to be over 5,000 visitors to the event.
PERIMETER are part of the FIRE (Future Internet Research Experimentation) Village offering at the event. The FIRE Village, or Station, will be located in Zone E: Information Booths at Stand number: E05. At this stand, FIRE Station will provide an area where visitors can network, discuss experiences, experiment in real-time through demonstrations, and generally become part of the FIRE community.
PERIMETER will be present as part of this station and will provide information and demonstrations of the project. The FIRE station will be available right throughout the event and the PERIMETER section of this station will be available specifically at the following times:
** Monday 27th September 14:00 – 18:00
** Tuesday 28th September 12:00 – 18:00
** Wednesday 29th September 14:00 – 17:00
We hope to see you there!

Perimeter at Internet 2010 and FIS 2010

The coming week is going to be a busy one for the Perimeter consortium with presentations and demonstrations at two major conferences.
Internet 2010
Perimeter will present at the Second International Conference on Evolving Internet(INTERNET 2010) in Valencia, Spain this coming week.
The presentation entitled “Providing an User Centric Always Best Connection” will be given by Martin Dobler from FHV. This is based on a paper written by Jens Schumacher, Martin Dobler, Eileen Dillon, Gemma Power, Markus Fiedler, David Erman, Karel De Vogeleer, Manuel Oritz Ramos and José Rodríguez Argente.
This paper provides an insight into how user centric seamless mobility is being achieved by PERIMETER, beginning with an explanation of QoE and the need for preferences. More details of the complete system, including QoE management, user feedback and the final delivery, are provided.
Martin will give the presentation on Thursday, September 23. He will also be chairing the “Graph Theory/Topology/Routing Internet Support II & AQM/QoS, Internet Challenges II” session on Tuesday 21 September.

FIS 2010

Meanwhile, Eileen Dillon will be presenting Perimeter at the 3rd Future Internet Symposium (FIS 2010) in Berlin. This presentation will be based on the accepted paper entitled “Experimental Testing in the Future Internet PERIMETER Project“. This paper, written by Eileen Dillon, Gemma Power and Frances Cleary Grant, provides an insight into the testing and experimental testing aspects of the PERIMETER project and the role of testbeds in this regard. This presentation will take place on Tuesday 21 September.
Later that day, during the Posters and Demonstrations session, Eileen will be demonstrating the PERIMETER project functionality using a Google Android device with the PERIMETER middleware installed. This will be illustrated with the aid of the purpose built PERIMETER Visualisation Tool.

PERIMETER Meeting – Berlin September 2010

PERIMETER’s eighth plenary meeting will take place in Berlin, Germany 15-17 September 2010.
The meeting will be hosted by PERIMETER partner, Technische Universitaet Berlin.
This meeting will be mainly dedicated to integration work as it reaches the end of Phase 2 and begins Phase 3 of the project.
Eileen Dillon and Gemma Powerwill represent WIT at this meeting.

PERIMETER to present at BMMP 2010

We are pleased to announce that our paper entitled “A User Centric Always Best Connected Service Business Model for MVNOs” has been accepted to the Second International Workshop on Business Models for Mobile Platforms (BMMP 10). This workshop is held in conjunction with the ICIN 2010 Conference which is part of the Berlin Communcations Week 2010.
The paper, written by Miguel Ponce de Leon and Anwesh Adhikari from the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), discusses the current state of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) models and how they will deal with the advent of new wirless access technologies for mobile devices. The emergence of a new MVNO as a Broker (MVNOB) business model which will co-create value and drive innovation in the telecom industry is discussed. The MVNOB model introduces a brokerage model and impacts the mobile communications industry structure while targeting the market in a unique way by making available the various services from MNOs under a single umbrella to the benefit of the customers.
This conference will take place in Berlin on October 14, 2010.

PERIMETER Video Available

PERIMETER has released a video of PERIMETER.
In the video, PERIMETER’s Dissemination Coordinator, Martin Dobler from Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GMBH Austria, provides an overview of the project and gives details of the PERIMETER demonstration which will be made available at events such as IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, FIS 2010, amongst others.
We will provide more information on these and other upcoming events, here or visit the PERIMETER website at