D1.1 User Requirements Analysis report identifies and elaborates on the target user groups and user requirements of the NOMAD technology and products.
The aim of the NOMAD project is to develop and demonstrate
middleware capable of seamlessly integrating available and
future technologies (i.e. UMTS, WLAN) as well as IP
compatible multi-hop ad-hoc networks into a single integrated
platform, employing new algorithms for parallel usage of
multiple access interfaces. Based on this platform, NOMAD
will support transparent service discovery and provision by
the means of an intelligent service discovery and
configuration middleware mechanism. The objective of the user
requirements assessment carried out by NOMAD at the initial
stage was to define the user groups of NOMAD technology, to
produce an insight on business processes and to identify the
requirements of the users of the NOMAD platform.
The key requirements from the side of end-users are related to usability, lifestyle, privacy & security, and capability to shop in the Web. Stakeholders (in terms of both NOMAD project partners, as well as parties interviewed) actually confirmed the original approach on system concept and gave the NOMAD WP1 team a chance to further refine it. One should also note that our findings are quite similar with results from other projects in this area of 3G/4G mobile technologies. This fact can be interpreted as a validation for each other's results. This document presents the results of WP1 work as far as user groups, & user requirements are concerned. In the conclusions chapter, the main user requirements are identified, and the developers view on a set of design choices that may satisfy these requirements is also provided Business related processes, the NOMAD value chain and a proposal on the business model for NOMAD are reported in deliverable D1.2 - Market & Business Model Survey that follows this report.
D1.2 Market and Business Model Survey report provides an overview of the market and a business model to be followed by NOMAD (organisation, anticipated products and services).
The aim of the NOMAD project is to develop and demonstrate middleware capable of seamlessly integrating available and future technologies (i.e. UMTS, WLAN) as well as IP compatible multi-hop ad-hoc networks into a single integrated platform, employing new algorithms for parallel usage of multiple access interfaces. The report is providing an outlook of the state of the art & the market environment (supply side). It introduces and discusses issues relevant to a "Wireless World" vision based on the current work of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). Further the report describes the evolving value chain in mobile communications, identifies the key market players and presents proposals on business modelling from sources like the UMTS forum. Finally the report, based on an assessment of the aforementioned by the NOMAD partners during an in depth discussion of the issues that took place at Helsinki on 10-12/6/2002 (third consortium meeting) includes a proposal for the business model to be followed by NOMAD (organisation, anticipated products and services). This model will be the basis for the financial study that will be conducted as part of the WP6 activities of the project (dissemination and exploitation planning) to explore the economical prospects of the NOMAD technology. It is to be noted that this last part of the report is confidential and can be only provided, subject to a "non-disclosure" agreement signature, to interesting parties - through the project co-ordinator.
D1.3 is a report for a pre-definition of the trial requirements, which covers different usage scenarios, user requirements, and the definition of the trials in Bremen and Basel during the project based on the results of D1.1 and D1.2.
This report is a pre-definition of the trial requirements and conditions of two trials in Bremen and Basel based on three different usage scenarios and user requirements based on the results of D1.1 (Report on User Requirements Analysis) and preliminary results of D1.2 (Report on Market and Business Model Survey). This pre-definition is based on the experience of the consortium at this point of the project. A more detailed specification of the system will be worked out in WP2.