The purpose of the project is to investigate the use of economic, self-organizing coordination in application layer networks, with a special focus on obtaining results from real system implementations and their validation using computer simulations. For this, the following five workpackages are defined:
WP1: Theoretical and Computational Basis: The goal of this WP is to define the theoretical and computational basis for the project. Among others, central and decentral market mechanisms are defined for the CATNETS scenario.
WP2: Simulation: The objective of this WP is to identify and select the required features of the CATNETS simulator based on the experience of the consortium and other simulators.Furthermore, a simulator is developed that incorporates the market specifications from WP1.
WP3: Proof-of-Concept: The goal of this WP is to define the fundamental components of the infrastructure to build the application network prototype. Furthermore, it has to be evaluated how the results of the simulation experiments can be transferred to the real application.
WP4: Evaluation: The objective of this WP is to evaluate the performance of different resource allocation algorithms in a simulated ALN. The simulated performance is compared with the prototype performance. Subsequently, conclusions on usage of different resource allocation algorithms are derived.
WP5: Management and Dissemination: The objective of this WP is the coordination and efficient management of the project.