HIDENETS: HIghly DEpendable ip-based NETworks and Services

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The aim of HIDENETS is to develop and analyze end-to-end resilience solutions for distributed applications and mobility-aware services in ubiquitous communication scenarios. Technical solutions will be developed for applications with critical dependability requirements in the context of selected use-cases of ad-hoc car-to-car communication with infrastructure service support.


Dependability and trustworthiness are critical system and service qualities. The well defined objective of HIDENETS is to address the provisioning of available and resilient distributed applications and mobile services with critical requirements on highly dynamic and possibly unreliable open communication infrastructures.

The planned HIDENETS results will clearly show that solutions for new distributed applications with critical requirements on open communication infrastructures can be designed, implemented, and evaluated. Through active participation in relevant standards groups (Service Availability Forum) HIDENETS will advance the industrial practice of implementing highly available, resilient services. An integrated, holistic approach will advance the state of the art in evaluation and testing of high-availability and resilience features of systems and services. The S&T approach taken in HIDENETS will assure that the project will achieve its objectives in research, innovation and industrial transfer

Approach and Methods

  • Provide architectural and design solutions concerning both network/protocol elements and technology components and their ensemble as ‘middleware’, required for the deployment of highly available and resilient mobility-aware services.
  • Identify development tools and mechanisms like design patterns and testing methodologies to assist the implementation of said service qualities.
  • Develop methodologies for the quantitative evaluation and analysis of the achieved QoS of applications and services.
  • Provide an implementation of the relevant parts of the design solutions to constitute a proof of concept prototype in the automotive application domain covering both ad-hoc car-to-car and server based (infrastructure) scenarios.
  • Perform an assessment of the dependability and QoS provided by the solutions developed in HIDENETS through the evaluation of the selected scenarios both at model resolution level and at the experimentation on the experimental laboratory set up.


  • António Casimiro, José Rufino, Luís Marques, Mário Calha, Paulo Verissimo, “Applying architectural hybridization in networked embedded systems”, in Proceedings of the 7th IFIP WG 10.2 International Workshop (SEUS 2009), Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems, LNCS 5860, Sunggu Lee and Priya Narasimhan (Eds), Newport Beach, CA, USA, November 2009, Nov. 2009.


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