PII wins Future Internet Award

PII won the Future Internet Award for the best European Future Internet initiative that is currently running and nearing completion. PII coordinator Anastasius Gavras from Eurescom received the award on behalf of the project at an official ceremony within the closing plenary of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) in Ghent on 17 December 2010.
The judging panel consisted of six senior representatives from the ICT industry and from politics. The panel had given PII and StratAG (“Best New Initiative that is about to start”) the highest values on ten criteria, including, for example, innovative use of technologies, inclusion and excellence. The Future Internet Award has been organised by the ceFIMS Coordination Action in order to acknowledge projects of great potential to advance the Future Internet and innovate products and services.
PII, the Pan-European Laboratory Infrastructure Implementation project, is part of the FIRE intiative on Future Internet Research and Experimentation. The FIRE concept and especially PII are widely recognised beyond the boundaries of Europe. Recently, the Canadian research programme CANARIE launched a similar testbed federation concept, explicitly referring to PII.
More details can be found at http://initiative.future-internet.eu/news/view/article/first-future-internet-award-goes-to-pii-and-stratag.html

9th PII Plenary meeting

PII held its 9th plenary meeting in Paris on the 7-8th October 2010, kindly hosted by France Telecom.
Some of the main points on the agenda were:

A discussion on the continuing tasks of:
T1.1 Contract templates
T1.2 Panlab Office Document
T1.3 Update of Panlab Framework
T1.5 User driven Innovation
T1.6 Techno-socio-economic analysis.
Closure of WP2, WP3 and WP4.
Status of WP5

The meeting proved to be very productive with a number of issues being resolved.

D3.7 Implementation Report

This is the final deliverable in the Service Description, Discovery and Orchestration work package of PII. This document reports on the extensive implementation efforts realized in WP3 delivering a functional Teagle framework.
In particular, this document serves as the implementation report and, together with the PII WIKI (http://trac.panlab.net/trac/), as documentation for the Teagle prototype. The document lists the details around the Teagle framework implementation that consists of several internal components, e.g. the Portal, the Repository, the Orchestration Engine and others.
Overall, the implementation of a feature-rich Teagle framework was delivered in a reasonable timeframe supporting the other project work packages such as WP5 and WP1.

PII at TEMU 2010

PII was well represented at the TEMU 2010 www.temu.gr conference held in Chania-Crete this year on July 14-16th. PII presented a number of papers and held a workshop at the event.
The TSSG presented a paper entitled “Architecture & Implementation of a Testbeds Repository” written by Eamonn Power, Zohra Boudjemil and Shane Fox.
The paper describes the repository software architecture and discusses the information
model and derived data model. It also describes how these were implemented at a functional level.

PII Training Seminar

The first PII cluster training seminar was hosted by Telefonica I+D in Barcelona on 1st July 2010. This event is the first of many training seminars on PII aimed at educating potential customers on the benefits provided by PII for both testbed providers and users, how to use the testbed service offered and how to join the federation. The event was very successful and received positive feedback from the attendees.
The training slides are available at http://www.panlab.net/events/training-barcelona-2010/agenda.html

PII 2nd Year Review

The second year PII review took place in Barcelona on 29th June 2010 coinciding with the Fireweek 2010 event. After a long day of demonstrations and discussions the EU reviewers gave very positive feedback regarding the progression of the project and the work done to-date.

D4.2 Monitoring requirements and procedures for service level agreement compliance

D4.2 is the second deliverable produced from the Quality Assurance work package of PII.
This deliverable comprises the functional specification of Panlab’s quality assurance framework and is part II in a series of three documents produced by WP4 specifying metrics and processes for quality assurance in the PII framework.
This document defines architectural extensions for technical contract assurance and covers metrics for resource assessment, ITIL based processes for IT management in Panlab, security policies for testbed providers and quality management for business development for the Panlab federation.

4th PII Plenary Project Meeting Heidelberg – 17th to 19th March 2009

The fourth plenary meeting was hosted by Eurescom GmbH, which is located in the historic city of Heidelberg, German.

PII partners enjoying the tour of Heidelberg

The meeting was well attended by the partners of PII and during the three days the following major items were presented and discussed:
• Tutorial on the IaaS Framework presented by Mathieu Lemay (CEO Inocybe Technologies)
• Meetings of the individual work packages (WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4) to report on the work done, address issues and plan future work.
• Joint work package meetings between WP1/WP4, WP2/WP3 and WP2/WP4 to coordinate the efforts of these work packages.
Integration meetings were planned for WP2 and WP3 and the next plenary meeting was scheduled for June to be located in Madrid.
The social event was a very interesting tour of the beautiful historical city of Heidelberg.

D3.2 Testbed Service Description Specification

Deliverable 3.2 Testbed Service Description Specification comprises of the specification of the service description system and is part of the specification of Teagle.
It breaks down the requirements from Task 3.1 into technical requirements for the specification of the testbed services description system. The specification will be linked closely with the architecture work developed in task T2.1. Develop an advanced service description system based on the requirements and the specification. Implement the core functionalities of the description system.

D3.1r Revised System Analysis

This deliverable is a revised list of the Panlab Community testbeds that form the surrounding ecosystem and represent the potential Panlab Partner testbeds.
Furthermore, resources from those testbeds that provide components for the September 2009
demonstration are described with the technical means (UML) used by the Teagle components.