JRA2: Emergence Theories and Design Methodologies

Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, 21-22 December 2011

Dirk Trossen (UCAM)

FP7-ICT-2011.1.6-288021 EINS

Network of Excellence in Internet Science

WP Objectives
‡ Bring together various communities involved in the design of Internet solutions ‡ Increase the understanding of how various design methodologies relate to each other ‡ Distill a set of rigorous design methods that are directly anchored into a deep scientific understanding ‡ Gather a set of tools (from existing efforts in this space) ‡ Inform the various stakeholders

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

WP Tasks
‡ R2.1 Distilling Design methodologies ‡ R2.2 Developing a Set of Design Tools ‡ R2.3 Exemplifying Use of Design Tools

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

R2.1 Distilling Design methodologies
‡ Engage with individual design communities ‡ Develop growing repository of methodologies
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used in communities such as user experience, sociology, economics, governance, networks, physics, and many others

‡ Clarify their standing in the overall problem space of system design as well as the specific needs they address ‡ Partners: UCAM, UPMC, ALB, UoS, NKUA, UNI PASSAU, ULANC, SOTON

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

R2.2 Developing a Set of Design Tools
‡ Development of design tools
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help the wider multi-disciplinary community to go about its holistic challenge of (scientifically) designing solutions and arguing about their viability on the basis of a set of rigorous methodologies

‡ Push the boundaries of design beyond the often stove-piped solutions that are abound ‡ Study methodologies and general frameworks
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model the interplay between social and technical aspects in the design of the future Internet

‡ Partners: UCAM, CNR, IBBT, UoS, NKUA, TCLR, UNI PASSAU, ULANC

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

R2.2 Developing a Set of Design Tools
‡ Examples
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Model the social impact of the adoption of a technical solution 
Expected input: game theory

Perform quantitative evaluation for a certain business model 
Expected input: investment analysis study

Capture the various conflicts (tussles) that impact the viability of a given design or a set of design choices under a varying set of possible evolution scenarios 
Expected input: system dynamics

‡ Such development is an ambitious goal
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Requires tight interaction between researchers in the areas of human social sciences and ICT Will take stock from existing activities in this area, identify areas for further research between the different disciplines, and pursue innovative research in order to become a point of reference

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

R2.3 Exemplifying Use of Design Tools
‡ Illustrate and exemplify the ability to understand and reason over design (decisions) through a set of use cases
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A set of interesting design questions will be identified Provide meaningful answers based on the developing design methodologies FTTH, community networks, pervasive sensing, mobile network deployments, eHealth, retail, transportation, and many others. Another set of use cases can be drawn from the various efforts in FI architectures such as pursued in CCN/NDN, FP7 PURSUIT, FP7 SAIL or others

‡ Possible use cases
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‡ Partners: UCAM, UPMC, UoS, IBBT, CERTH

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

WP Action List for the 1st Year
‡ D2.1.1: Repository of methodologies, design tools and use cases (M18)
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first draft expected

‡ MS10: Year 1 progress ± Contribution to the Roadmap of the Internet Science for FP8 and Survey of the current methodologies (M12) ‡ Workshop on ³Thinking Architecturally´
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See more later

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

Interdependencies with other WPs
‡ Strong relations with JRA1 and JRA3 as the µfoundational JRAs¶ ‡ Relations with other JRAs driven by
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Methodologies (and communities applying them) Use cases

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

WP Impact
‡ Develop a holistic notion of a Design Science
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Scientific reasoning over design choices Qualitative as well as quantitative! Move FAR beyond computer science

‡ Outreach to wider design community
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‡ Cross-inform communities about growing set of methodologies

EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

Issues to be discussed and decided
‡ Workshop on ³Thinking Architecturally´
Aims at bringing together various design communities in an attempt to cross-fertilize the required understanding when "thinking architecturally" in the context of large-scale multi-stakeholder systems o The expected outcome will feed into a growing taxonomy of design methodologies and it will seed the repository of design methodologies o Originally proposed in relation to SEA3 o Target timeframe: Q2/2012
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EINS Kick-off Meeting

Brussels, December 21-22, 2011

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