University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Systems Research Group has some 40 members and is divided into a number of subgroups. Networks and Operating Systems group (NetOS), which is involved in this proposal, undertakes teaching and research into topics including computer architecture, operating systems design, network monitoring and protocol design, practical distributed systems and mobile communications. The group works closely with other groups in the Computer Laboratory and University, as well as industrial partners such as Microsoft Research. The University of Cambridge has an outstanding track record for start-ups and spinouts, as well as having attracted many large companies (example Microsoft, ARM, Intel, Nokia, Broadcom) to base some of their main laboratories and actual design teams in the area. The group has developed recently a strong expertise in the area of Information Centric Networking, Mobile Opportunistic Networking and Satellite Networking. http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/netos
Directly involved in UMOBILE are members of the Networking for Development (N4D) research subgroup (https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~as2330/n4d/) which is included within NetOS and led by Dr. Arjuna Sathiaseelan. N4D Lab conduct research on understanding the fundamental challenges of providing universal Internet access and explore technological solutions to solve some of the challenges. One of our research threads is the development of technology that can be deployed ad-hoc in emergency situations such as those affected by natural disasters and social instability. As such we have gained a substantial body of knowledge and expertise in related topics including Information Centric Networking, Mobile Opportunistic Networking and Satellite Networking. Our focus is on the development of innovative, experimental technology that we deploy in realistic scenarios for further debugging and evaluation. Our aim is to produce open source technology for the benefit of the society, as opposed to exploitation by means of direct commercialization.
Role in UMOBILE project
UCAM will contribute to the UMOBILE architecture with the QoS mechanisms based on monitoring and service migration. UCAM is currently developing the service migration platform over the UMOBILE architecture. This development will be one of the core services in UMOBILE architecture. UCAM will also be involved in dissemination activities in particular at the IETF and IRTF GAIA.