The LiveCity research project won the award for best project demonstration at the Future Internet Assembly Conference held in Athens, Greece on 18-20 March 2014.
The LiveCity project is focused on implementing a range of video-to-video applications for city communities across the public internet. The project will build a wireline and 4G wireless network of 5 cities and include a right of way without interference from unwanted Internet traffic so that users can experience live interactive high definition video-to-video. The live HD video to video communication will be piloted across Europe covering city administration, ambulance emergency scenarios, tele-medicine, primary education and museums and cultural experience.
Brunel Business School is responsible for the development and application of key performance indicators for these video-to-video services. The BBS team is led by Professor Zahir Irani and supported by Professor Vishanth Weerakkody, Dr Ramzi El-Haddadeh and Dr Habin Lee. The total European Commission contribution to the Livecity project effort is worth € 2,259,149.
The Future Internet Assembly conference focused on reshaping the future Internet infrastructure for innovation and covered the following thematic areas:
- The new Internet technological landscape based on network/cloud integration through Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and innovative software and services that enable application innovation;
- The contribution of the EU National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) developments in the SDN/NFV domain;
- The role of SDN/NFV in i) building Internet applications of major impact (e.g., social networks, open data, big data analysis) with virtual services capabilities; ii) enabling the reduction in resources used (energy efficiency, reduction of raw-materials); iii) fostering the emergence of open platforms to create downstream markets for third party developers; and
- The EU Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) and how they are positioned relative to these developments and relevant requirements towards demonstration and test-beds in Europe/globally.