Co-optimisation of overlay applications and underlying networks

An EU FP7 project


Latest news:

ENVISION passed its final review on 29 January 2013, being ranked an excellent project.

Future Networks 11th FP7 Concertation meeting, 27-28 February 2013, Brussels.

Future Internet Assembly, 8-10 May 2013, Dublin.

Future Network and Mobile Summit, 3-5 July 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

More news and events...

More info:

ENVISION is an FP7 project funded by the European Commission.

The partners are:
- Alcatel-Lucent
- FTR&D/Orange
- Telefonica
- LiveU


- LinkedIn group
- Twitter
- YouTube
- Xing
- FP7 Networked Media Systems
- FMN-cluster

Follow us:  



Last update:
March 2013

Project overview

Future networked media applications will be multi-sourced, highly interactive distributed meshes of HD and 3D multi-sensory channels. While high-quality user-centric applications such as these offer tremendous advantages to their participants and to society at large, they present a major headache to ISPs as they demand unprecedented quantities of network resources in unpredictable locations. The traditional solution of pre-provisioning sufficient network resources everywhere is no longer economically viable given the huge capacities required. If these services are ever to become a reality then a fundamentally different approach is required.

ENVISION proposes a three-pronged, cross-layer solution where:

The ENVISION cross-layer approach, where the problem of supporting demanding services is solved cooperatively by service providers, ISPs, users and the applications themselves, delivers both content-aware networks and network-aware applications.

ENVISION is researching and developing novel algorithms, mechanisms and protocols for its three pillars of investigation. It will build upon and extend the current SoA, validating its proposals experimentally through simulations and testbed prototypes. The consortium has the experience, skills and resources to achieve such ambitious results and also the proven means for disseminating its outcome to the scientific and wider communities. The consortium plans to promote the ENVISION interface as a standardised means for cooperation between applications and ISPs for realising demanding multimedia services.

The ENVISION project is partially funded by the European Commission as part of the FP7 Information and Communication Technologies programme. The project started in January 2010 and will run for three years.