Celtic-Plus Research Areas
All possible research areas are
described in detail in the
Celtic-Plus Purple Book
"Get connected” addresses everything needed to establish, run and
secure the communication, basically, the infrastructure and
connectivity aspects. Key topics of Celtic-Plus projects will be
related to network elements and infrastructures. This includes
wireless, optics and energy efficiency, as well as network
architecture and connectivity, like networking and autonomic
While connected” tackles all aspects while a communication is
running, including, all requirements for new end-to-end services and
applications. Celtic-Plus projects will deal with future end-to-end
services, like digital home, digital enterprise, digital city,
digital school, digital transport, and e-health, as well as
horizontal services, like security, public safety and identity. The
latter is particularly relevant for protecting the privacy rights of
Celtic-Plus and the Future Internet
Celtic-Plus projects will also focus on the architecture and
challenges of the Future Internet. One major challenge is to further
develop the network infrastructure, which makes mobile Internet with
high Quality of Service happen in conjunction with a much higher
flexibility, capacity and mobility, so that future applications do
not suffer from the current limitations of the Internet.
One important aim is the establishment of a “Celtic-Plus
Use-case Factory”. The “factory” shall be complementary to
the Future Internet PPP Calls under the EU’s Framework Programme
(FP7). As there will be more excellent Future Internet use case
projects to be expected than can be funded under FP7 Celtic-Plus
offers another opportunity to realise some additional of these.
Another focus may also be on capacity building, test cases/
platforms or alternative foundation platform.
Celtic-Plus and Green Internet
Celtic-Plus intends to be a driving force in Europe and beyond for
future “greener” telecommunications. Three major challenges are
make environmental issues
encourage better energy efficiency
develop multidisciplinary solutions.
Telecoms and ICT should be used to manage and control the best
use of energy in other business e.g.
To respond to societal challenges, solutions are required at
multidisciplinary level. Celtic-Plus intends to liaise with related
initiatives in order to address global solutions. Other EUREKA
clusters in energy, water technologies, manufacturing industry, but
also the other ICT clusters, are the first candidates.