Mobility and Differentiated Services in a Future IP Network (MobyDick)

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MobyDick is a European Union (EU) project in the 5th Framework of the IST Program. It is funded for the Swiss partner ETH Zürich, TIK by the Bundesamt für Bildung und Wissenschaft (BBW) in Bern, Switzerland. The official project identification is IST-2000-25304 for the EU and 00.0275 for the BBW.

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Project Overview

In order to continue to evolve 3rd Generation mobile and wireless infrastructure towards the Internet - targeting IST 2000 key action line IV 5.2 "Terrestrial Wireless System and Networks"-, the project Moby Dick will define, implement, and evaluate an IPv6-based mobility-enabled end-to-end QoS architecture starting from the current IETF's QoS models, Mobile-IPv6, and AAA framework. A representative set of interactive and distributed multimedia applications will serve to derive system requirements for the verification, validation, and demonstration of the Moby Dick architecture in a testbed comprising UMTS, 802.11 Wireless LANs, and Ethernet. In case the existing applications or the underlying architectures do not provide what is required, the necessary modification will be undertaken.

Key issues:
The evaluation of the implementation will be done in a distributed trial which will take place for six months.

Project Objectives

Current Status

The project started on January 1, 2001 and will last until December 31, 2003.

Project Partners


The current project status with respect to ETH work can be obtained in a great level of detail from the separate
deliverable page (not existing yet) and publication page.

Related Work

These are some documents related to MobyDick available

Further Information

A number of interesting links concerned with the MobyDick technical environment will be complied at this point at a later stage.

Project Management

Inquiries may be directed to the local Swiss project management:

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
TIK, ETH Zürich
Gloriastrasse 35
CH-8092 Zürich
Phone: +41 1 632 7016
FAX: +41 1 632 1035

Further inquiries may be directed to the overall MobyDick project management:

Hans-Joachim Einsiedler
T-Nova Deutsche Telekom Innovationsgesellschaft mbH
Goslarer Ufer 35
D-10589 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 3497 3518
FAX: +49 30 3497 3519

Last modified: Tue Jul 24 14:47:46 MET DST 2001