Public Deliverables

D1.1 Requirements and use cases

This deliverable reports the use cases to be addressed by the CONVERGE project. The report starts by describing the set of 4 tools proposed in the project as well as the research questions that can be addressed by a researcher using each tool. Then, it describes the target user groups of the tools according to the classification of SLICES-RI and then identifies a relevant set of use cases addressable by the project, along 5 main vertical markets: telecommunications, automotive, manufacturing, media and health. For each use
case, we describe its context and relevance, identify the different tools that may be used to address the usecase and how they can help solving specific needs, and describe the data types involved. Finally, we present the proposed reference architecture for the implementation of the proposed toolset, describing their individual requirements, generated data types and associated interfaces. Finally, we discuss possible alignment opportunities with the ESFRI SLICES-RI.


D1.2 Specification of interfaces and access policies (initial)

This deliverable reports the first iteration in the definition of access modes and policies for the tools developed by the CONVERGE project. These access modes and policies adhere to the best practices used in established RIs, namely those considered in the ESFRI SLICES-RI. The SLICES-RI is therefore used as a model to guide our discussion of access types, access modes, and access policies for the CONVERGE tools.

The document also presents in detail the CONVERGE service-oriented architecture (its preliminary version was presented in D1.1 – Requirements and use cases) which has been devised to be aligned with a 5G network architecture. An example of a CONVERGE use case test session is then provided along with a step-by-step flowchart and instructions for starting up and configuring the CONVERGE chamber. The remainder of the interfaces, including the set of twelve CONVERGE Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), is then presented with the associated attributes and parameters, following the 3GPP design principles and guidelines.

This deliverable corresponds to the first version of the specification of access policies and interfaces. A final version will be delivered by M18 (to be referenced as D1.3), where it is expected that both the access policies as well as the CONVERGE interfaces will be described with more detail, allowing for the beginning of the implementation planned within WP3.


D4.1 Plan for dissemination

This document presents the plans of the CONVERGE project for dissemination, communication,
exploitation and training, including plans for achieving impact in standardisation bodies and plans for engagement with other research infrastructures and initiatives, starting by SLICES-RI but extending to
other projects and initiatives worldwide.


D5.1 Initial Data Management Plan

In this project, the creation of an initial Data Management Plan (DMP) is agreed to occur between M1-M6. The DMP is planned to have an initial and a final version considering that the data-related questions often are updated as the project evolves. Thus, the CONVERGE DMP will be developed and updated throughout the project. The final version will be released by M33.

The DMP offers a description of the decisions, taken by each partner and the consortium as a whole,
regarding the management of data. In particular, it will comprise the aspects related for example to the
data creation, data handling, data storage, data categories, formats and sizes, as well as the associated metadata. The data management process is performed to ensure that all the data is findable, accessible, and interoperable for reuse as well as published for the open reuse by other researchers after the project.

This deliverable presents the initial step in the creation of a plan to be used for managing data and other research related outputs within the project. This first version of the deliverable covers the timeframe M1-M4 of the project. At this phase of the project, this initial document includes conclusions based on the information gathered from the partners including the current practices. Taking in account that the project must follow the findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable (FAIR) principles, the questions analysed throughout the document were based on the Horizon Europe DMP template combined with some additional questions used for gathering information from the partners. To better align this document with the SLICES-RI, references to the classifications made by SLICES-SC (SC stands for Starting Community) were added to the current version.

The need for the training of partner’s participants has been identified regarding FAIR principles and
alignment with SLICES-RI. This need for training and related required resources will be clarified in the next phase of the project. Thus, we will be able to adopt more detailed views in different issues possibly through the involvement of the partners in workshops. One aspect to be taken into account in the next phase of the project, to help defining the full research life cycle of CONVERGE, is the solution of SLICES-SC for the support of the full research life cycle presented in the document of SLICES-SC D2.4 Definition of common standards and practices for research reproducibility [FDI22].

At the time writing this deliverable, the work on WP 1 is ongoing, targeting the collation of the relevant
toolset technologies from a continuously evolving state of the art, definition of use cases including target groups, and identification of requirements.



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