FRIEND Architecture

FRIEND has a layered architecture (see Figure 1). The layers are (from bottom to top):

  • the Network layer (Network Layer)
  • the Core Technical Services layer (FRIEND Layer)
  • the Information Access Services layer (FRIEND Layer)
  • the Application Services layer (Application Layer)

The two layers in the middle (FRIEND Layer) are the focus of the FRIEND project.

System Overview of FRIEND

Figure 1: System Overview of FRIEND

The Community of Interest (COI) Manager provides technical services through the Virtual Information Pool for information sharing and administrative services (i.e., to rule the financial interests of the stakeholders).