Projects Marten van Sinderen
- 2008-2012: U-Care
(User-tailored Care service platform; project manager), an IOP GenCom project (IGC0816) aiming at the development of
a services platform that facilitates creation and provisioning of user-tailorable healthcare services for the networked home
- 2008-2012: Value-IT,
an NWO sponsored project that develops automated techniques for
value-based adaptive configuration of multi-supplier commercial IT service
bundles. Our focus is on the derivation and deployment of a coordination
process and supporting web services, given a value constellation.
- 2006-2008: SPICE
(Service Platform for Innovative Communication Environment), a 6th
Framework Integrated Project (Ref IST 027617), to design, develop, evaluate
and prototype an extendable overlay architecture and framework that
supports (1) easy and quick service creation of intelligent and
ambient-aware services; (2) cooperation of multiple heterogeneous
execution environments; and (3) pan-European seamless delivery of services
across operator domains, networks and terminals.
- 2004-2008: AMIGO
(Ambient Intelligence for the Networked Home Environment), a 6th Framework
Integrated Project (Ref. IST 004182), focusing on the development of open
and interoperable middleware as well as services for the networked home
environment in which home automation, consumer electronics, mobile
communications and PC functionality are integrated.
- 2004-2008: A-MUSE
(Architectural Modeling Utility for Service Enabling in Freeband; project manager), a Freeband
BSIK project (Ref. BSIK 03025), to research and develop a design
methodology for Freeband services, including the
necessary architecture, models and tools.
- 2004-2008: AWARENESS
(context Aware mobile Networks and Services; workpackage
manager), a Freeband BSIK project (Ref. BSIK
03025), to research and design a service and network infrastructure for
context-aware and pro-active mobile applications, and validate this
through prototyping with mobile health applications. My focus was on the
infrastructural support for context-aware applications, including context modelling, context binding and trust/privacy
- 2004-2006: E-NEXT
(Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies; plenary meeting
member), a 6th Framework Network of Excellence (Ref. IST 506869). Our
focus in this research network was on mobile, ambient and self-aware
- 2003-2003: ArCo (Architectural Concepts for Service-oriented
Design; project manager), a project sponsored by the Telematica
pursued the development of a conceptual framework for service-oriented and
component-based architecture design of distributed applications.
- 2002-2005: EQUANET (End-to-End Quality of
Service in Next-Generation Networks), a Dutch TS project (Ref. TS IT
2031), aiming at the development of end-to-end solutions for QoS in multi-domain and multi-level infrastructures. I
contributed to the middleware level QoS aspects.
- 2002-2004: MODA-TEL
(Model-Driven Architecture for Telecommunications Systems Development and
Operations; deputy member of the Project Management Committee), a 5th
Framework IST project (Ref. IST 37785), targeting the development of a
sound methodology and tool set to support the application of model-driven
architectures in the telecommunication domain.
- 2002-2004: WASP
(Web Architectures for Services Provisioning; workpackage
manager), a Freeband Knowledge Impulse project
aims at developing methods and a platform to support context-aware
applications and services using web services technologies. My research in
this project focused on service-oriented design and the role of web
services in this design approach.
- 1999-2000: FRIENDS (Framework
for Integrated Engineering and Deployment of Services; member of the
Project Management Committee), a Dutch BTS project, which developed an
integrated services platform, supporting flexible service development,
deployment and exploitation. I contributed to the definition of the
overall architecture and service infrastructure solutions.
- 1998-2003: AMIDST (Application of
Middleware in Services for Telematics; project manager),
a project sponsored by the Telematica Instituut. The project aimed at the development of
next generation object-middleware architectures, particularly to provide
adaptive support to quality-aware distributed object applications. As
project leader, I was responsible for the overall management and
coordination of the project. I also contributed to the definition of the
- 1996-1997: MESH (Multimedia
services on the Electronic Super Highway), a Dutch BTS project, which
developed and demonstrated a multimedia services platform supporting
advanced telematics services in the Dutch
educational and medical sector. My work concerned the definition of an
overall MESH architecture, which forms the basis for implementing,
maintaining and extending the MESH system.
- 1995-1998: TESTBED (Testomgeving voor analyse en herontwerp van Bedrijfsprocessen), an initiative of the Telematics Research Centre, sponsored by the Dutch
Ministry of Economic Affairs, which aimed at the development of methods
and tools for business process redesign. My work focused on the definition
of an architectural model for business process (re-) design, using results
from the domain of distributed systems design (e.g., causality-relations
for modelling behaviour).
- 1994-1996: PLATINUM (Platform
providing Integrated services to New Users of Multimedia), a Dutch BTS
project, in which a broadband technology, a middleware technology, and
multimedia applications were developed. My work included contributions to
the development of an architecture for the middleware and application
layers and the design of a shared whiteboard component.
- 1991 – 1993: Cassiopeia, a RACE
II project (Ref. RACE 2049) in which an architecture
for integrated service engineering was defined and validated. My work was
concerned with the evaluation and development of methods, including object
oriented methods, for the definition and integration of various relevant
- 1989-1992: LOTOSphere,
an ESPRIT II project (Ref. ESPRIT 2304) in which design methods and tools centred on the FDT LOTOS were developed for
exploitation by industry. My work
focused on the development of concepts, including specification styles,
for structured design and on the application of these concepts to upper
layer services and protocols.
- 1985-1987: SEDOS (Software
Environment for the Design of Open distributed Systems), an ESPRIT I
project (Ref. ESPRIT 119) in which software tools for the design and
implementation of services and protocols were developed, associated with
the FDTs LOTOS and ESTELLE. My work included the
application of LOTOS for the formal description of the OSI session service
and protocol standards. The resulting specifications were published as
ISO/IEC Technical Reports.
- 1982-1983: Network
Interconnection, a COST Action No. 11bis project in which an architecture for the interconnection of different
data communication networks was developed. My work included the definition
of the network interconnection architecture and the development of a
lightweight flexible flow control mechanism in a multi-network