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Department of Informatics - Communication Systems Group

ICT COST Action IC1304: Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services (ACROSS)

The main objective of the COST Action IC1304 is to create a European network of experts, from both academia and industry, aiming at the development of autonomous control methods and algorithms for a reliable and quality-aware IoS.

General Information

Reference: EU COST Action IC1304
Source of funding: European Commission
Project Duration: November 14, 2013 - November 13, 2017
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Project Overview

The overall objective of this Action is translated into the following more detailed objectives:

  • Establishment of a platform to fuel and coordinate research collaborations throughout Europe in the field of reliability, robustness and quality-aware management and control of Internet-based service infrastructures to overcome the current knowledge segmentation.
  • Development of algorithms for autonomous decision and control regarding service composition, resource allocation and user demand in the IoS, in order to ensure service quality and reliability.
  • Development of scalable methods and tools for system monitoring and analysis to support autonomous decision and control.
  • Development of rules and smart pricing schemes in multi-domain, highly competitive service environments (possibly based on game theory and self-organization principles) providing proper incentives to establish an economically viable ecosystem.

SThe methods and algorithms to be developed in the Action will be evaluated and validated through extensive system simulations and (where possible) experiments with real equipment. The resulting implementations may be further developed towards proof of concepts and used for demonstration purposes.


Inquiries may be directed to the local Swiss project management:

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
University of Zürich, IFI
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Phone: +41 44 635 67 10
Fax: +41 44 635 68 09