CELTIC Project ID: CP7-009

Start Date: October 1, 2010

End Date: April 30, 2013

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Coming Up:

March 6-7, 2013

Kayseri, Turkey

IPNQSIS project presents results of the consortium in the annual Celtic-Plus Event on 6thd and 7th March 2013 in Kayseri (Turkey). See demo posters: Poster 1, Poster 1, Poster 3.

June 17, 2013

Paris, France

The First International Workshop on Quality Monitoring (IWQM 2013), endorsed by IPNQSIS project, will be held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies (SaCoNeT 2013) in Paris, France, June 17, 2013.

Recent Events:

October 29-30, 2012

Toro, Spain

IPNQSIS organized its fifth plenary meeting in the medieval town of Toro.

Recent Events:

October 16-18, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey

IPNQSIS has been represented at the NEM Summit 2012.

July 4-6, 2012

Berlin, Germany

IPNQSIS has been represented at the Future Network and Mobile Summit 2012.

May 9-10, 2012

Lund, Sweden

IPNQSIS has had its fourth plenary meeting at the premises of Lund University, LTH. Sixteen people from the 18 partners of the Finnish, Swedish, French, and Spanish consortia gathered to review the six active work packages, all of them making progress as planned.

The midterm review of the project by Celtic-Plus has also taken place during the meeting.


Public Documents:

(D6.3.1, 30.03.2012)

Service optimization demonstrator

(D3.2, 14.03.2012)

Specification of development and demonstrators in WP3

(D7.1.2, 14.02.2012)

Dissemination and exploitation plan

(D2.2, 25.10.2011)

Definition of requirements of the management systems to keep up with qoe expectations based on qos and traffic monitoring

(D2.1, 11.10.2011)

State of the art sqm/cem technology, tools, and standardization

(D5.3.1, 04.10.2011)

Component design for qoe driven control



EXFO NetHawk

PPO-Yhtit Oy

VTT Technical Research Centre



Institut Telecom SudParis

IP-Label Newtest

Vierling Communication SAS

Universit Paris-Est Crteil



Alcatel-Lucent Espaa SA

Dycec SA

Gigle Semiconductors

Indra Sistemas SA

Naudit SL

Soft Telecom



Acreo AB

Alkit Communications AB

Ericsson AB

Lund University

Procera Networks


Antonio Cuadra Sanchez

Indra Sistemas SA



IP Network Monitoring for Quality of Service Intelligent Support


The main objective of IPNQSIS is to develop continuous monitoring systems to study the behaviour of Quality of Experience (QoE) through the analysis of network and service performance and their impact on end customers.

Main Focus

The uppermost novelty of IPNQSIS is that both the customer perception and network performance will be taken up as the main driver for building a complete Customer Experience Management System (CEMS). The QoE will be fed from multi-technology network devices, such as probes, that will be developed and evaluated in the project. Deep packet and deep flow inspection techniques will be applied to monitor and analyze IP traffic in access networks in order to propose new techniques for distribution of multimedia content for cost-efficient solutions to maintain acceptable levels of QoE. In summary, algorithms, and measurements devices will be developed and tested to provide feedback to the control system. Furthermore, cognitive software will be developed to combine QoE-QoS correlation analysis with network operation and traffic modelling studies. All these elements constitute the Customer Experience Management (CEM) architecture that is the main outcome of this project.

Our Approach

Starting from the definition of the requirements for a monitoring architecture based on QoE measurements, IPNQSIS will design and implement all the elements required to build a network management system rooted in the traffic monitoring and service supervision system. This performance will be improved by means of enhanced hardware and software elements and the tools to monitor QoE from QoS measurements developed in the project. That is, the major outcome of IPNQSIS project will be the requirements, design and an implementation of a Customer Experience Management System (CEMS) composed of three different layers: Data sources (i.e. probes), Monitoring Component and Control Module.

The structure of IPNQSIS is implemented on a classical formal pattern from system specification to prototype final implementation including use-cases identification. Besides from two transversal work packages, namely WP1, for general project management and WP7, for dissemination and standardization issues, the structure of the project IPNQSIS aims the final objective of building a prototype up: WP2 establishes the system requirements, WP3 deals with traffic modelling and WP4 with network behaviour analysis. WP5 that actually tackles the data sources and control module that constitutes the prototype implementation. Finally WP6 performs the integration and testing of the prototype by developing several use cases.



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Last updated October 26, 2012.