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COHERENT aims to:

  • Introduce an architectural framework capable of supporting key value indicators (KVIs) beyond traditional key performance indicators (KPI)s.
  • Develope an open architecture based on the use of Digital Twins able to integrate any innovation into a holistic framework that is coherent from both a technical and a business point of view.
  • Support simple and scalable monitoring, optimization, and management framework for networks spanning over heterogeneous communication segments.

COHERENT is part of Spoke 6 – Innovative Architectures and Extreme Environments 

  • Setup of the project: definition of leaderships, working teams, and project procedures;
  • Identification of the use cases and discussion regarding the corresponding Key Performance and Key Value Indicators, i.e., KPIs and KVIs;
  • Discussion on the operations performed by an Intent Based Network to support KVIs; 
  • Intense discussion regarding the scope of the Digital Twins and their metamodel;
  • Definition of the main interactions between the Digital Twin and the orchestration and optimization framework;
  • Definition of the Value of Service (VoS) concept which extends the Quality of Service concept to consider KVIs besides KPIs;
  • Deep discussions have been carried out regarding the way in which orchestration should take place in an Intent Based Network by considering the interfaces that such types of networks offer;
  • Analysis of the most relevant standardization activities;
  • Preparation of a project “Impact creation plan”;
  • Contribute to RESTART communication mission.
  • Introduction and development of the Value of Service (VoS) concept which extends the Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) concepts to contribute to the sustainability goals.
  • Introduction of the EthicNet concept, which is a new type of network which is ethics-aware. The idea has been presented in a joint paper which will appear in IEEE Communication Magazine.
  • Politecnico di Bari
  • Università di Catania
  • Università di Firenze
  • Università di Reggio Calabria
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT)
  • Wind Tre
COHERENT researchers have introduced an innovative network paradigm, called “Ethics-aware Network” (EthicNet in short). The EthicNet is based on the Value of Service (VoS) concept which extends the Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) concepts to take Key Value Indicators (KVI)s besides traditional Key Performance Indicators (KPI)s into account to capture sustainability goals. The EthicNet uses KVIs to define precise policies to be inserted into the network. In fact, the EthicNet is automatically configured and managed to support services while meeting a new class of ethical requirements.
  1. Publications:
    • Expected: 12
    • Accomplished: 2 (accepted but not published yet)
    • Readiness level: 67%
  2. Joint publications:
    • Expected: 5
    • Accomplished: 1 (accepted but not published yet)
    • Readiness level: 80%
  3. Talks:
    • Expected: 3
    • Accomplished: 0
    • Readiness level: 0
  4. Demos/proof of concepts:
    • Expected: 2
    • Accomplished: 0
    • Readiness level: 0

Collaboration proposals
COHERENT is looking for stakeholders interested in:

  • Participating in the discussion regarding the development of the Value of Service concept in support of Key Value Indicators (KVI) for a new class of sustainable networks.
  • Proposing and participating in the realization of relevant proof of concepts.
  • Creating and contributing to a heterogeneous community in support of ethics-aware technology.

For any proposal of collaboration within the project please contact FabrizioGabrio.Brasca at