MAMS

Multi-Access, Modular Services Framework

Competence CenterAgent Core Technologies 
ContactProf. Dr. Sahin Albayrak, Dr. Benjamin Hirsch, Dipl.-Inf. Alexander Thiele
Website: www.mams-platform.net 
Sponsored by: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Partners: Deutsche Telekom LaboratoriesAlcatel Lucent AGFraunhofer Gesellschaft FOKUSFraunhofer Gesellschaft SIT, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft FIRST, Technische Universität Lehrstuhl für Marketing, Trommsdorff + Drüner, D-Labs GmbH, Median Kliniken GmbHCharité Universitätsmedizin

 

The MAMS project features a complete coverage of all vertical layers, from the service development over the execution and network layers down to the hardware. The integration of the different components is a core element for allowing a quick transition from the development to the operation of services and applications.

Besides these technical aspects the project supports the development of solutions close to the market by involving small and medium enterprises to get first hand information on the developed solutions. These enterprises are involved for quality and testing purposes in order to receive early feedback and domain specific knowledge from the users and feed it back in to the project work.

The project is sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research and conducted by leading industrial partners from the domain of telecommunication like Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel AG and Infineon AG, as well as a range of research institutes of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and the Technische Universität Berlin. DAI-Labor works in close cooperation with the group Übersetzerbau und Programmiersprachen of the Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik, Faculty IV of the Technische Universität Berlin.

Goal

The development of new services for telecommunication applications and other IT systems is the most important method for innovation for telcos and other service providers. Competition and the pressure of continuously rising expectations require increasingly faster service development in order to achieve market leadership. The acceleration of service development thus becomes a major goal of new methods and tools.

Implementation

The MAMS Solution consists of several parts. On the one hand an integrated development environment is designed that allows non-expert users to develop and deploy applications that consist of a range of basic services. Thus these non-experts become potential developers that can use their creativity and domain knowledge to independently create services and applications. Furthermore expert tools are developed that are used to create the basic services and applications fast and efficiently. These services are provided for the non-experts as additional building blocks or for more sophisticated and complex applications. Standards like web services or process modelling languages like BPEL are the fundamentals used for developing the technologies and are extended or evolved.

Furthermore the development tools are connected to a distributed execution environment by an encompassing framework. This allows the seamless deployment of developed services and applications and provides further acceleration of the overall development process. Cutting edge technologies are integrated into the execution and development environments in order to provide services and applications with a wide range of modern functionalities and building blocks. An example for these infrastructures is the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for the integration of multimedia connections, e.g. for video telephony or conferences, etc.