Dissemination and standardization activities

The role of this activity is the dissemination, contribution to standards and liaison with related European projects such as MUPBED, GN2, NOBEL, EGEE, DEISA, OpenNet, RING, ONELAB, PANLAB and international projects such as UCLP, DRAGON, EnLIGHTened Computing. It addresses the project's overall plan to disseminate, promote and exploit the knowledge derived from the various activities of the project both within and beyond the consortium: e.g. standardisation drafts, international demonstration and test-bed activities, publications, patents, conferences, workshops and web-based activities aiming at disseminating the knowledge and technology produced.


This activity disseminates the information concerning the technical development and testbed activities:

  • Online, via a webpage that has been developed to act as a platform for public outputs such as publications, public deliverables, and public standardisation drafts. This website also includes a private section restricted to Phosphorus members permitting collaborations within the group and a link to the official Phosphorus wiki. The website contains links to related projects websites such as BREAD, ePhoton/ONE etc.
  • Via publications of joint papers that describe the results of the research performed within the project. Yearly, these publications will be collated, published and made available through a browseable CD that will be distributed at selected conferences.
  • At conferences and workshops organized in conjunction with other European and international workshops such as TERENA, GLIF, ECOC, SC etc. This is to consolidate the links between Phosphorus and other European and International projects.
  • By presentations, demonstrations and training which take place locally to people present on site of the testbed, and remotely through GÉANT and other networks. Presentations and demonstrations are also presented to a broader audience at conferences and events such as IST Event, ECOC, iGrid etc. Training is performed internally, within the consortium, and externally, with selected organizations and individuals outside the project consortium.
Contribution to standards

Phosphorus is expected to contribute to the definition of standards. This expectation is being pursued and will continue until the end of the project. The current status of standardization activities relevant to Phosphorus is constantly being reviewed to keep updated with relevant developments, identify areas of possible contributions, prepare drafts and make active contributions as it deems appropriate.


Interaction through dissemination of ideas and developments between Phosphorus and other relevant European and International research programmes is vital to the project. This activity maintains and facilitates these interactions via collaborations between:

  • EU NRENs and Infrastructure by participation of NREN management to Phosphorus advisory board, technical meetings with EU NREN staff and regular reports to the NREN policy community.
  • International organisations by supporting a programme of testbed activities, demonstrations, short term visits with associated US and Canada institutions to consolidate in developments at international level.
Activity Partners
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung
  • Fundació i2CAT
  • Nextworks s.r.l.
  • Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • SARA Computing and Networking Services
  • Research Academic Computer Technology Institute
  • Research and Education Society in Information Technologies
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • University of Essex
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Figure 1 - Dissemination and standardization activities - brochures