Consorzio Università Industria -
Laboratori di radiocomunicazioni


Coordinating Partner




RadioLabs is a non-profit consortium comprising University of Roma Tor Vergata and its industrial partners, Marconi Selenia Comms S.p.A., UNI.COM S.p.A. and Si-I.E.S. S.r.l.  As overall coordinator for the Simplicity project, RadioLabs will use its extensive experience in European Union funded and co-funded projects to help Simplicity successfully realize its goals and objectives.  Besides project coordination, RadioLabs will use its expertise in networking and performance evaluation to ensure that the Simplicity architecture is compatible with the current state of the art in networking technologies.


DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH





DoCoMo Euro-Labs was established in November 2000 in Munich, Germany, with a mandate to research and develop mobile communications technologies that meet the demands of a highly advanced multimedia age.  DoCoMo Euro-Labs will contribute to Simplicity in the area of user device design & development, prototyping, and user interface usability.


University of Lancaster


The Computing Department at the University of Lancaster (ULAN) researches all aspects of communications and distributed systems, focusing in particular on support for multimedia and quality of service and the problems posed by the increasing levels of heterogeneity exhibited by mobility/ubiquitous computing.  ULAN will contribute to Simplicity in the areas of distributed systems architectures, ubiquitous systems design and application design and evaluation. In addition, the group will use its extensive experience in the development of mobile and ubiquitous computing to ensure that the Simplicity architecture is compatible with emerging ideas in these fields.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München




The Media Informatics group at the University of Munich (LMU) specializes in user-oriented aspects of digital media technologies. The University of Munich is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany and offers a broad range of degree programs, including the recently added Media Informatics program, an interdisciplinary program combining applied computer science with digital media. Within Simplicity, LMU will study how user and device profiles can be applied to the flexible formulation of policies governing automated configuration selection.


Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of the National Technical University of Athens


The Intelligent Communications and Broadband Networks (ICBNet) Laboratory is one of several educational laboratories at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS).  This is a private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The principal goal of the ICBNet Laboratory is to carry out research and development in telecommunications systems and techniques. Using its expertise in simulation studies, the ICBNet Laboratory will lead the theoretical work and performance studies of the Simplicity project. It will also apply its expertise in integrating and testing architectural components to the specification design and implementation of the Simplicity system.



Siemens Aktiengesellschaft



The Information and Communication Mobile Group at Siemens AG (SAG) covers the entire spectrum of the mobile telephony business with handsets, network infrastructure and solutions. The Mobile Phones division holds the number two position in the European market. Its products include a wide range of mobile phones and smart phones that combine the advantages of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) with those of mobile phones. The Mobile Networks Division is a global leader in the area of pre-paid services within GSM and also plays a leading role with UMTS. The Mobile Solutions Division provides end-to-end solutions for data services over the Mobile Internet, focusing on location-dependent, value-added services and the infotainment, mobile commerce, entertainment, Video Streaming and messaging sectors.  With this background, Siemens will focus on the specification and prototyping of the network-based Broker, contributing to the overall business scenarios, the system requirements for the broker system and the specification of the broker architecture.



Siemens Business Services GmbH & Co. OHG


Siemens Business Services (SBS) is an independent company, owned by Siemens, that offers comprehensive business solutions and services, from consulting to systems integration through to assuming full responsibility for entire business processes and management of IT infrastructures.  SBS's contribution to Simplicity will be through C-LAB, the joint research and development laboratory operated by Siemens and the Paderborn University that has been part of Siemens Business Services since 2001.  C-LAB will focus on extending the reach of the Simplicity approach, from telecommunication networks to other proprietary networks, such as home or domestic networks, by linking them via standards-based gateway solutions.  Additionally, C-LAB will probe the inclusion of non-computer / consumer electronics devices such as TV-sets, VCR's and home appliances.


TriaGnoSys GmbH



TriaGnoSys GmbH was founded in March 2002 as a private spin-off from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). TriaGnoSys develops system concepts and offers technical consulting services in the area of communications protocols and the integration of multimedia services, with a particular strength in the integration of heterogeneous network components.  It has over 25 man-years of experience in the aerospace and communication networks business, with more than 150 publications. Through close cooperation with DLR, TriaGnoSys is successfully bridging the gap between basic and applied research, tackling visionary concepts and developing business cases to push them towards implementation. Using its expertise in architecture specification of communication networks, TriaGnoSys will contribute to the definition of convincing and concrete user scenarios, in particular an appealing scenario based on an extended "roaming" concept that will serve European business travelers using public transport.


Telecom Italia Learning Services S.P.A.



Telecom Italia is the largest telecommunications group in Italy. Telecom Italia Learning Services (TILS) is a business unit within Telecom Italia and a key player on national and international markets for Learning & Knowledge Management. TILS provides integrated solutions for the organization, management, creation and sharing of knowledge.  On the Simplicity project, TILS will contribute to usability and to the definition of a middleware architecture that includes a mobile agent platform for testing Simplicity’s adaptability to different devices, networks and user environments.  TILS will lead the work package concerned with "Validation Activity".


Technical Research Centre of Finland


VTT Electronics is an R&D institute with a staff of over 300 persons and is part of the Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is one of the largest non-profit contract research organizations in Europe, employing over 3000 persons.  VTT's highly sophisticated technology expertise, ranging from electronics to software engineering to user interfaces, is employed by the electronics, telecommunications, process automation, mechanical engineering, and instrumentation industries.  In Simplicity, VTT will focus on: i) middleware solutions that enable discovery of valid information content and provide seamless access into services; ii) UI related issues, especially wireless UI's downloading to terminals. VTT will also contribute to technical integration issues, exploiting its experience designing and developing embedded software.


Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich


Siemens Austria (Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich) is a provider of world-class solutions in electrical engineering, focusing on the areas of communications and information, components, energy, medicine, automation engineering, and transport in Austria and eastern and southeastern Europe.  The Program and System Engineering (PSE) department is the largest SW development organization within the Siemens group and offers SW engineering services to the Siemens group worldwide. In Simplicity, the PSE will contribute to the definition of the broker architecture and the evaluation of the overall system. In addition, PSE will prototype core functionality of the network-based broker and investigate integration performance issues in the test-bed.