DARWIN+: Data Analysis and Reporting in WIreless Networks

01.04.2008 - 30.09.2011
The project DARWIN+ will continue the research on 3G traffic monitoring and analysis. It builds up on the legacy from the past projects METAWIN and DARWIN: availability of an advanced monitoring system deployed in the network of Mobilkom Austria, and qualified know-how established within the project team. At high-level, the future research is meant to investigate new exploitation opportunities for the monitoring system at hand, and in general new applications for the process of traffic monitoring in a 3G network. Three main research lines will be included into the project. The first research line will follow the work of DARWIN on network anomalies, focusing jointly on the problems of detection and reaction (countermeasures). The second research line will focus on the potential applications of traffic monitoring for purposes that go beyond the strictly technical aspects of related to network operation, i.e. marketing, service intelligence, CRM and sales. This includes for example the problem of traffic classification (e.g. for VoIP, P2P) and data reporting (e.g. geographical visualization of traffic data). The third research line will seek to extend the monitoring system towards the Radio Access Network (RAN), and identify the new methods for exploiting fine-grain monitoring of the RAN traffic. The expected output is a set of concepts and prototypes of new features that can be later considered for adoption and production-based implementation into the commercial monitoring system.






  • FFG - Österr. Forschungsförderungs- gesellschaft mbH (National) Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG)


  • Information and Communication Technology


Traffic MonitoringTraffic Monitoring
Traffic classificationTraffic Classification