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Technologies, services and business in the next generation networks

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Code Science Field Subfield
2.08.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Telecommunications   
5.02.00  Social sciences  Economics   

Code Science Field
T180  Technological sciences  Telecommunication engineering 
Keywords
next generation networks, security, privacy, services, business systems, e-commerce, e-learning
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01339  PhD Borka Džonova Jerman B.  Telecommunications  Head  2004 - 2008 
2.  15815  PhD Dušan Gabrijelčič  Telecommunications  Researcher  2006 - 2008 
3.  03158  PhD Mirko Gradišar  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
4.  14990  PhD Aleš Groznik  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
5.  15478  PhD Mojca Indihar Štemberger  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
6.  13682  PhD Jurij Jaklič  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
7.  13599  PhD Tomaž Klobučar  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
8.  16375  PhD Andrej Kovačič  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
9.  17739  Tatjana Martun    Technical associate  2004 - 2008 
10.  17097  PhD Arso Savanović  Computer science and informatics  Researcher  2007 - 2008 
11.  08613  PhD Metka Tekavčič  Economics  Researcher  2006 - 2008 
12.  13147  PhD Tomaž Turk  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  18 
2.  0584  University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB)  Ljubljana  1626922 
Abstract
The main goal of the research programme "Technologies, services and business in the next generation networks" is to provide scientific, research and development results in the field of next generation networks and related services and applications. The focus of the programme is on the future generation of technologies in which computers and networks will be integrated into the everyday environment, rendering accessible a multitude of services and applications through easy-to-use human interfaces to create a vision of ambient intelligence with the user at the centre of future developments. The key topics of the programme are: a)Telecommunication technologies, components and integrated systems -Mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G, based on a common network protocol - internet protocol version 6 (IPv6); -Security algorithms and mechanisms, systems for data protection and privacy provision in internet, systems and components for systems development in e-government, e-commerce and e-learning; -Interoperable, adaptable and open user systems, architectures and protocols for intelligent environment (ambient intelligence), self-organising networks. b)Services and applications Models, techniques and standardisation of technology enhanced learning, e-commerce, e-government and e-health, that include besides technological network components also knowledge management for support of business strategies, development of models and ontologies, reengineering of business and administration processes, etc. c) Scientific and research activities for the measurement of telecommunications development and technology acceptance in the social infrastructure Study and development of the methods for measurement of the level of telecommunications development (technology indicators, economic indicators), study and measurement of the economic aspects of the new network technologies and applications introduction as well as development of the social infrastructure. Monitoring of the systems with regard to usability, acceptance, functionality and benefits to the society.
Significance for science
Results of the research programme contributed to solving of the important challenges and problems of the next generation networks. Research results present new concepts, techniques and approaches. Developed active network security architecture provides necessary security services in active networks, while a protocol for neighbour discovery in active networks simplifies management and traffic routing in the network and enables triggering of the demanded services from an active node. Privacy protection is one of the basic requirements in the next generation networks. The research team has developed a user profile scheme that supports privacy protection, then the architecture for privacy protection in pervasive systems, the concept of virtual identities, and privacy protection mechanisms that enable a user in the next generation networks to disclose only those personal data he wants to. Security in the next generation networks can also be improved by the distributed firewall prototype that enables dynamic and flexible detection, decision and response to various security threats. In the area of service and applications, an LTAP (Long-term Archive Prototcol) protocol for communication with trusted archives was developed and standardised within the IETF LTANS working group and implemented as part of the eKeeper archiving system. Important for science are also the EducaNext service for exchange of learning objects and HCD Suite for learning management in companies. An important role in further development of the next generation networks have new techno-economic models of broadband communications development, strategies for integration of research programs on mobile communications, and quantified economic models for assessing investments in information security. All results were published in scientific journals with impact factors and scientific books published by respectful international publishing houses.
Significance for the country
Slovenian government placed among the priorities especially those research activities that contribute to the development of information society and to education at all levels, from higher education to lifelong learning and companies. Research programme P2-0037 contributed to socio-economic and cultural development in Slovenia with its results in the area of systems and applications in e-commerce and e-education. This research program was strongly related to the national priority areas where one of them is the information-communication technologies. In addition it is related to the national implementation of the Lisbon strategy and i2010 framework (A European Information Society for growth and employment). Established technological infrastructure is key factor for economic development and successful knowledge based economy. Research and development of information and communication infrastructure is therefore crucial for every country. Activities of the research programme were connected to the research of the most important technology players in the World in this area. Research programme integrated Slovenia into numerous international research projects such as PROLEARN network of excellence on professional learning, and many of its results, e.g. LTAP and SQI, have been standardised in international standardisation bodies. With organization of the conference “The Future of the Internet - Perspectives Emerging from R&D in Europe”, where Future Internet Assembly was established and Bled declaration on Future Internet adopted, the research group also put Slovenia on the map in the area of Future Internet research. Early approach to the next generation networks has enabled secure and efficient technology development and assessment of future potential investments into new technology. An important role had research in the area of security and critical infrastructure. Provided security and development of secure critical infrastructure in e-commerce are among the biggest priorities of EU, as well as modern information technologies for technology enhanced learning. Majority of the developed applications, e.g. EducaNext and HCD Suite, are available in Slovene. Research results f the programme contributed to the economical growth of Slovenija through applications and services for Slovene market and adjusted to all environmental characteristics, including the cultural elements in information technology, such as language, personalization in e-education and e-commerce, etc.
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