COMET (COntent Mediator architecture for content- aware nETworks) introduces a global naming scheme and optimizes both content source selection and distribution, by mapping the content to the appropriate network resources based on transmission requirements, user preferences and network state.
An example of this is: in the case of HTTP content, the user will search for the content using a third-party search engine to obtain a URL, based on which the navigator resolves the IP address of the content source though the DNS service and after that, the actual content request is sent towards that specific server in order to access the content.
For P2P file content, the user should user the search mechanisms of the specific P2P application to find the content and depending on the P2P application, use a specific and unique identifier to retrieve the content.
The project started in January 2010 and will last 3 years, until December 2012. The project coordinator of COMET is Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (Spain) whilst it consists of 6 partners uncluding University College London (UK), University of Surrey UniS (UK), PrimeTel PLC (Cyprus), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) and INTRACOM TELECOM (Greece)
For more information please visit: http://www.comet-project.org/