The mission of CaberNet is to coordinate
top-ranking European research in distributed and dependable
systems, to make that
research accessible to governments and industries and to further
the quality of education concerning such systems. CaberNet
addresses all aspects of the design of networked computer systems.
These systems can range from embedded systems used to control
an aircraft in flight to globe-spanning applications searching
for information on the World-Wide Web. CaberNet will build
on its Europe-wide community of research groups in distributed
and dependable computing and develop a shared vision of RTD.
This shared vision will provide a focus for work that is central
to the success of the IST Programme, highlighting our strengths
and leading to a coherent presentation of European work in
the global marketplace of ideas. Further
details are available.
The project runs for 39 months, from 1st January, 2001 - 31st
Vision of Research and Technology Development
final version of the CaberNet
Vision of Research and Technology Development (RTD) in Distributed
and Dependable Systems is now available.
It takes as a basis the State-Of-The-Art (SOTA) Report prepared
by John Bates in 1998: this document was commissioned by CaberNet
as a first step towards the definition of a roadmap
for European research in distributed and dependable systems.
This report overviewed the developments in the main areas to
the CaberNet members made outstanding contributions, which were
the most important at the time of its preparation, and analysed
the most important trends in R&D in those areas.
The Network of Excellence is the collective author of this new
document, which was put together by integrating contributions
coming from many CaberNet partners. A dedicated CaberNet workshop
(November 2003, Porto Santo, Portugal) and a one-day meeting of
the CaberNet Links-to-Industry Forum (December 2003, London, UK)
were organised to consolidate the Network understanding of the
RTD Vision. The Vision document is intended to serve as a policy-directing
document. But it is equally valuable as a high level overview
of recent and current activities in the selected areas, emphasising
directions in which R&D in distributed and dependable systems
are likely to be moving in the future.