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Our Approach to Research and Innovation

The Service Engineering Research Area (ICCLab, SPLab) adopts a comprehensive and holistic approach to science. The entire approach is based on three driving principles, namely Scientific Foundation, Strategic Impact, and Knowledge Transfer. The entire scientific work of both labs is aligned and directed along these inter-linked dimensions.

Scientific Foundation
The importance of a sound foundation of expertise, in a variety of themes, by good partnerships, in a consistent and coherent project portfolio. The Scientific Foundation represents our strategic research agenda, which is driven by our core research expertise. It is defined along several strategic research themes, aligned with strategic collaborations, and implemented via a portfolio of research projects. The Scientific Foundation thus resembles the most vital element in our approach to science. It is ruled by an elaborate portfolio process that continuously evaluates internal and external feedback (see below) in order to validate and verify our strategic direction. Continue reading

MCN presenting at the iJoin Winter-School – impressions and major take-aways

The iJoin-Project is organizing an 5G-Winter-School, hosted by the University of Bremen. As part of the very distinct and representative program, the ICCLab is invited to present the latest results of the Mobile-Cloud-Networking (MCN) project.

Some impressions and take-aways from the event.

Simone Redana, Nokia, Germany, 5G RAN Architecture for virtualization RAN

  • 5G not only about radio interface (in 6GHz, etc)
  • New architecture needed, generally “Multi-Radio-Cloud, Core-Cloud, using SDN-xHaul and offering API-GWs
  • 5G-RAN-Cloud-Features: multi-connectivity, central radio-resource-mgt, application aware resource scheduling
  • Core-Cloud-Features: NFV-enabled
  • 5G features network slicing, e.g. a virtual overlay over the physical infrastructure for particular services/tenants

Clare Somerville, Intel, UK, Small Cell Forum, Small Cell Forum Advances within Network Virtualization

  • Small Cell Forum (SCF) is a non-for-profit organisation fouunded in 2007, with 150+ members, current specification release is #5 (Release-5)
  • Base-line: Two BIG innovations driving mobile networks, these are HetNets and NFV
  • Can “virtualization” be applied to small cell architectures? SCF believes yes it can
  • Small Cells to out-pace Cloud-RAN (RAN virtualization) deployments by 2019
  • Major challenge is the split between the physical and virtual part of the small cell RAN
  • The functional split poses requirements on the front haul technology, currently incompatible with the Ethernet-based standard deployed currently

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Prof. Dr. Hans Schotten, University of Kaiserslautern, METIS

  • Connected Car and Traffic Control Systems (ITS) an important 5G-Use-Case
  • Human-controlled Robots 5G use case too

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Ralf Irmer, Vodafone, UK

  • 5G Services for Industrial Control Systems seem to bear great potential
  • 5G Research Challenge, Reliability of 5G services not yet ready to support Industrial Control
  • 5G Use Case Tactile Internet, requires in particular very low delay

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  •  Software Defined Architecture (TMB: Is this something new?)

 Ignacio Berberana, Telefónica I+D, Spain, iJOIN, Telefónica’s view on virtualized mobile networks

  • Telco innovation largely influenced by HW
  • While many mobile network architectures look simplified, in reality they need many supporting functions which make real networks much more complex
  • Many new technologies never tested nor evaluated in close-to-real environments
  • A combination of SDN and NFV may bring virtualization into the network/telco
  • A virtualized network will require a deep transformation of company-internal structures, which was traditionally more leaning toward silos

FIWARE Acceleration – SMEs get their apps into gear with €80 million boost

Original Source:

(03/11/2014) In September, the European Commission announced the launch of its FIWARE Accelerator Programme, an €80 million booster shot for SMEs, startups and web entrepreneurs using Future Internet platforms and technology.

The new programme will help FIWARE expand its already significant network of Public-Private Partners and entrepreneurs helping to create a thriving startup environment for Future Internet developments in Europe.

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The SOUL-FI SME Event – FIWARE Acceleration

The SOUL-FI FIWARE Accelerator is one of 16 incubators that joined the FI-PPP with the beginning of the 3rd and most important phase of the Future Internet innovation program.

The mission of these 16 accelerators is to accelerate the uptake of the FIWARE technology foundation, which has been built in the previous two phases and has now reached a level of maturity that qualifies it for competing in the innovation wild. Consequently, the correct name of these 16 incubators is FIWARE Accelerators.

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Report of Open Cloud Day 2014 in Netzwoche



More about the event: Open Cloud Day 2014



Epic Event – ICCLab meets DataLab @ Star Wars Canteen


Since we all know … Vader: Don’t lecture me, Obi-Wan! I see through the lies of the Jedi! I do not fear the Dark Side as you do! I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to the new Empire!

Therefore … Let’s enter a new area of peace negotiations – Jedi’s (DataLab) and the Grand Army of the Republic (ICClab) – J


Ain’t no a fan of Steve Jobs. But in this he’s damn right.


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them; disagree with them; glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

~ Steve Jobs, inspired by Jack Kerouac

Andy … you’ll be alright!

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All the best from our friend at the ICCLab!


The Team

Current Team


Associated Members

Team Impressions


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