CaberNet aims to co-ordinate and strengthen the research, the research training activities and the industrial linkages of the European research groups. It intends to provide a long-term stable basis for research coloration and a challenging Trans-European environment for research students. Moreover, industrial involvement in CaberNet, whether via membership or affiliation, offers increased and enhanced means of interacting with industry. Members will obtain valuable feedback from industry about their research, and industry will access a known reservoir of competence aimed at technology transfer.
The topic of distributed computing systems architectures is particularly appropriate for a Network of Excellence since of its nature it can provide an arena for investigating both the problems of large-scale distributed systems from an unusually broad perspective, given the number and variety of research projects involved, and the contributions to the operation of a Network that such distributed systems can make, by providing an integrated infrastructure for co-operation.