The project addresses the fact that mobility has become a central aspect of our lives in business, education, and leisure. It deals with rapid technological and societal changes with proliferating technologies and services that have resulted in complex and confusing communications environments for users and network operators. By rethinking fundamental technology and business issues, DAIDALOS targets usable and manageable communication infrastructures for the future. The goal is a seamless, pervasive access to content and services via heterogeneous networks that supports user preferences and context. The project will use a user-centred, scenario-based and operator-driven approach to effectively cover user and business needs.
DAIDALOS will be guided by five key concepts:
The DAIDALOS project will have expected impacts in a number of areas:
DAIDALOS will develop concepts that enable European companies to provide services that best meet the needs of the users – thus providing a significant advantage over worldwide competitors. The new standards set by the project will complement traditional 2nd and 3rd generation networks, and will pave the way to allow operators to become truly global players. This will be realised through: Evolution of DVB and GSM/UMTS to Beyond 3G concepts. Provision of pervasive computing environments.
The collaboration across different scientific and technological domains, as organized inside DAIDALOS, will broaden and deepen the knowledge and understanding of the complex and interdependent problem spaces addressed. This will improve excellence, relevance and impact of each discipline involved as well as enhance the interdisciplinary network of European R&D.
DAIDALOS has a strong commitment and focus on consensus formation and collection of a critical mass of competence. High priority is given to impacting on the standardisation and specification efforts that are ongoing in the international scientific and industrial communities. DAIDALOS will contribute by monitoring developments and trends regarding relevant standardisation, active participation in standardisation work via project partners, and official liaisons with relevant bodies.