ALIEN (Abstraction Layer for Implementation of Extensions in programmable Networks) is a project founded in the The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). ALIEN will deliver an innovative network abstraction mechanism targeting the control and management convergence and interoperability of heterogeneous network elements building strong foundations for Software Defined Networks. To achieve this, ALIEN proposes to adopt the concept of Network Operating System (NOS), a distributed system running on top the hybrid, heterogeneous network infrastructure, which creates a global view of the network elements and their capability. The NOS of ALIEN will be based on control and management framework of OFELIA FIRE facility.
CREATE-NET is WP leader for the work-package which will integrate the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) to the OFELIA Control Framework