The work of the POINT project is broken down into 6 work packages

WP1 – Management

This work package will oversee the implementation of all other work packages in terms of technical direction and resource consumption, coordinate the technical work, and manage the IPR arising out of the project.

WP2 – Architectural Specification

This work package will provide the overall specifications and evaluation metrics for the POINT architecture and prototype, by defining the usage scenarios, deriving the requirements in order for the architecture to perform well in those scenarios, establishing the system-level KPIs to be used in the evaluation of the prototype and, finally, specifying the overall prototype and the interfaces between its components. The requirements and specifications will be fed in to WP3, while the scenarios and KPIs will be fed into WP4.

WP3 – Development

This work package will provide a unified platform for both testing the design principles in early stages and delivering a working prototype for field trials. During the testing and trial phases, validation results from WP4 will be fed back into WP3 for any modifications required in order to meet the requirements specified in WP2.

WP4 – Validation

The main objective of WP4 is the evaluation and validation of the POINT platform and architecture against the key KPIs and performance metrics developed in WP2. For this a three-pronged evaluation approach is foreseen, consisting of the use of dedicated testbeds, emulation environments and the trial set up developed in WP5.

WP5 – Trials

The main objective of this WP is the evaluation of the POINT platform under real situations. The field trials will be performed in operational networks and real-world-like testbeds. PTL’s subscribers as well as TrueTube’s users will be invited to participate in the trials and assist the evaluation process.

WP6 – Impact Creation

This work package will focus on the communication, dissemination, and exploitation of the project results to create the impact described in Section 2.1. It will also be concerned with strategies for migrating to ICN and the resulting business opportunities. Input to WP6 will come from all technical WPs, while the output of business modelling will feed back into WP2.