TSI2007-66637-C02 (2007-2010). Design and implementation of an architecture for the media and alert integrated services provisioning over heterogeneous networks in distributed facilities in an urban environment [MICINN]

The integration of advanced telemonitoring and telecontrol services in large installations (water management systems, energy distribution networks, environmental sensor networks, etc.) operating in metropolitan environments offers significant advantages in their management and use. This has been shown with the development of the project TIC2003-08129, in which the generic architecture of a monitoring and control system has been defined. This system operates in an urban environment over a mixed heterogeneous network (public and private) including ad-hoc wireless networks in some of its extreme nodes. Protocols have been developed which give support to real time services (image transmission and control information coming from programmable automatons and/or sensors), and implemented in a real application in the system constructed in the demonstrator built into the installation provided by EPO (Valencia City Council Water System). Related to the continuous media services, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) was identified as a firm candidate to being used. In this proposal a step goes away beyond, proposing SIP as the signaling framework that can integrate all and each one of the continuous media services, not only videoconferencing, but streaming or also even alert. This original proposal of the applicant group is called SIP-CMI (SIP continuous media integration) and allows a client to access to any continuous media service just with a SIP client and the ability to render the received media and to transmit it. Problems directly appear, as the way to control the streaming media, for example, since it could be the RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) protocol. In general, therefore, the continuous media services will be provided using SIP, whereas the rest of services of general purpose is provided, more and more, in a service oriented architecture, SOA, and in particular, by means of WEB services. In this project the way to integrate this duality will be proven and validated in a framework or common architecture. On the other hand, both types of services, based on classic client-server architecture do not adapt at all when a part of the network is auto configurable, as it is the case of a network of a control and monitoring premises. In this project, solutions will set out so that these services SIP and WEB they are also auto configurable, and these solutions not only will come from new service level proposals, but also for network level. The result of this project will be a SIP and WEB service provisioning platform, integrated in a common architecture, oriented to services of telemonitoring and telecontrol in great premises (water management systems, energy distribution networks, environmental sensors networks, etc.) operating in metropolitan areas, in which the designed and validated proposals will be demonstrated at network level and at service level.