Multi-Access, Modular Services Framework

Competence CenterAgent Core Technologies 
ContactProf. Dr. Sahin Albayrak, Dr. Benjamin Hirsch, Dipl.-Inf. Alexander Thiele
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 MarketingTrommsdorff + Drüner, D-Labs GmbH, Median Kliniken GmbHCharité Universitätsmedizin


On the one hand, a service creation environment for non expert users is developed that allows the easy composition and deployment of new services. Thus, the non-experts become developers and can apply their creativity and domain knowledge independently of service providers, developing new services and applications. Furthermore, tools for experts are developed which allow the fast and efficient development of new components as well as the integration of existing applications. Thus, new building blocks or even complete applications are provided for the non-expert users. Standards like web services and process modelling languages such as BPEL are the basic technologies that are used and extended.

Second, the development tools and the execution environment are integrated into an unified framework. This allows a smooth deployment of the developed services and applications and enables a further acceleration of the development process. The execution- and the development environment offer the integration of most modern infrastructures, so that services and applications can rely on up to date technologies and infrastructures. For example, the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) allows the integration of multi media connections, e.g. for video telephony or conference calls. The MAMSplus framework offers a complete vertical integration of all layers, from the service creation over execution and network layer down to the hardware. 

Another focus of the project is the integration of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to support the development of solutions. In two review stages direct feedback for the research process will be received. These enterprises provide testing information and quality checking on the project results which flows directly back into the ongoing project activities.

The MAMSplus project is financed by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) over a duration of 18 months. It is led by prominent industrial partners from the telecommunication domain such as Deutsche Telekom AG and Alcatel Lucent AG in cooperation with a group of research institutes, namely the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and Technische Universität Berlin.