Internet, ICT and Telecommunications need to evolve rapidly to cope with Prosumers' needs
when producing and consuming pervasive, situated-aware communication and contents services.
This evolutionary trend will allow a wide range of new activities that today are simply not possible or impractical.
However, the achievement of such vision requires a deep re-thinking of the current way of developing
and deploying distributed service and networking systems.
In this context, CASCADAS aims at a vision of Future Internet as an ecology of simple lightweight
components (abstracting data, information, service components, telco-ICT enabler, etc.) that are able to interact with each other
and self-organize dynamically their activities to serve in an adaptive and goal-oriented way
the dynamic needs of Prosumers and Providers.
In this vision, traditional ISO/OSI layered approaches to networking and Internet lose any meaning:
i.e. without relying on any pre-defined layering, the ecology of self-organizing and self-adaptive components
will be able to compose together any needed suite of services.