The Research Agenda of the COST 290
The COopération Scientifique et Technique (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) (COST) 290 Action was initiated in 2002 by a small team of researchers at a time when multimedia services were not yet very strongly manifested in the wireless environment; moreover, wireless networks of different scales offering broadband throughput were not so widely deployed and easily accessed. However, the strategic agenda of the COST 290 proposed back in 2002 today appears viable and feasible, still promising significant achievements in the future. Nevertheless, the original agenda can be easily extended further to cover new research topics of great significance. In 4 years, the Action became much greater in the scope of involvement – more than 60 institutions from 25 countries involved – with quite strong involvement of the European research community.
We return to the very beginning of the project to see what particular issues have been considered and how time has affected...