The SCAMPI project envisions a future networking environment populated by users carrying an increasing variety of personal mobile devices such as cameras, smartphones, PDAs, notebooks, etc. embedding diverse components, such as sophisticated wireless interfaces, greater memory,powerful CPUs, which will generate a significant amount of multimedia content.
Through an experienced and committed consortium, SCAMPI aims to enable end users to benefit not only from the resources available on their own devices, but also to opportunistically exploit resources offered within their environment, including those on other users’ devices, in a trustable and secure way. In particular, the core idea is to design and deliver, through an experimentally-driven approach, a service platform for mobile networking environments capable of dealing with:
- a pervasive diffusion of devices either carried by users or present in the environment, with heterogeneous capabilities and resources, and
- turbulent networking conditions (i.e., it will not be possible to establish stable network topologies encompassing the devices of the network).
The SCAMPI platform will allow opportunistic service creation and/or consumption for nomadic prosumers. Through the implementation of a novel distributed architecture exploiting both mobile and pervasive networking elements the aim is to enable the creation of a new generation of social networking services. As a matter of fact, including social awareness as contextual information within the service-oriented context will be the basis to develop innovative social-oriented services. This is expected to trigger significant innovation in both the fields of mobile computing and social-aware networking.