1.3 Methodology

For the provision of the intended resources (including communication and collaborative means) a modular architecture is envisaged though ensuring a tightened integration of all involved modules. As mentioned above several means for integration are planned at both the system architecture and the work organization.

The basic system architecture in which the work distribution is based on is explained in section 1.3.1, whereas the overall strategy for the work flow and distribution is over-viewed in section 1.3.2 (including task timing, interdependencies and risks anticipation). A more detailed description of the networking, service and research activities is provided separately in sections 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 respectively.