The Living Labs Approach to a Virtual Lab Environment

The Living Labs Approach to a Virtual Lab Environment

Miguel Ponce de Leon (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland), Karl A. Hribernik (Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Science, Germany) and Mats Eriksson (TietoEnator, Luleå, Sweden)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-885-7.ch108
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Today, new ways of constructing and delivering complex voice and data communication services require more elaborate and distributed design, prototyping, testing, and validation facilities. The idea of a test bed which is remotely accessible (De, Raniwala, Sharma, & Chiueh Tzi-cker, 2005), can provide an open and integrated test site infrastructure, and has associated development and testing environment for validating research (OPIUM 2002), is not new and has been used in many research projects.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Living Labs: A multi-contextual, multi-technology, internationally distributed virtual laboratories with an end user centric approach to creating innovation.

End User: A private enterprise, public authority or citizen that consumes communication services.

Test Bed: An extensive technology platform upon which experiments can be undertaken.

Communication Service: Where a telephone, telegraph or data transmission technology is used to provide a voice and data service.

E-Infrastructure: Advanced fully integrated communication and information processing services, which provides transparent, easy, cheap and secure access to all types of distributed resources (computers, databases, heavy research instruments, etc.).

Service Validation: The process of quality assurance, checking a service for errors.

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