ICEFIN is a major project of the Networks and Protocols Group of the
Institute of Communications Engineering at TUT (Tampere University of
Technology). In 2002, ICEFIN received the status of a spear head
project from Tekes (National Technology Agency) together with an annual
funding of 270 000 € for three years, 2002 - 2004.
The purpose of the ICEFIN research laboratory is to study such network level issues that have turned out to be problematic in terms of scalability, mobility and security of the current and future Internet. The advances of lower layer technologies in high speed optical transmission, as well as in wireless communications, show a great promise, but full-scale utilization of those developments is not very straightforward. The following four issues have been selected as the focus areas of this project:
Additional goal is to test these techniques in the university campus network and, later, in a multioperator experimental network that will be built around the Tampere region Internet Exchange Point, TREX.
The main focus of the project is on wireline networking, but connecting wireless LANs with the wireline Internet creates problems that deeply concern every technique mentioned above. First, the limited capacity of air interface stresses the need of Quality of Service, secondly, the broadcast nature of the wireless transmission media emphasizes the role of data security, and, thirdly, the increasing amount of mobile users has immediate impact on IP level solutions, such as Mobile IP and transition to IPv6. Therefore it is important to have a proper combination of wireless and wireline elements in the studied networking environment.
Head of the group
Professor Jarmo Harju
Lecturer Jukka Koskinen
Special researcher Yevgeni Koucheryavy
Special reseacher Andrey Krendzel
Heikki Vatiainen, MSc
Researchers (MSc, PhD students):
Roman Dunaitsev, MSc (from SUT, St. Petersburg, Russia, with CIMO grant)
Mark Borst, MSc (from University of Twente, Netherlands, with Erasmus grant)
In addition to the people mentioned above, several MSc students are
working as research assistants in the projects of the group.
More than 45 peer-reviewed international papers have been published
in conferences and journals. See the complete list
publications 2002 - 2004.
One PhD thesis, two PhD thesis
manuscripts and nine MSc theses have been done within this project, see
the descriptions of the sub-projects (QoS, IPv6, WLAN&Security
2004, Wednesday 28.4.2004 at TUT, Tietotalo TB109, 10:00 -
Institute of Communications Engineering (ICE)
Digital Media Institute (DMI)
Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
DOORS project - research
on middleware support for distribution of applications
Cost 290 - a new Cost project: Traffic and QoS management in wireless multimedia networks
E-Next NoE - FP6 IST Network of Excellence in emerging network technologies
Eunice - a network of European universities and companies in Communication Engineering
EUNICE 2004 -10th EUNICE Summer School "Advances in fixed and mobile networks" at TUT in June 14 - 16, 2004.
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