FIRE FOR LIFENetworks are the neural system of our society - we barely brief without connectivity, unplugging would discon...
SUCCESS STORIES	 4 	 BONFIRE: TurboCloud: Accelerating desktop virtualisation with virtual path slice technology	 5 	 BONF...
SUCCESS STORY BY BONFIREParticipantsCloudium Systems, Limerick (Ireland)RedZinc, Dublin (Ireland)ChallengeToday desktop vi...
SUCCESS STORY BY CREWParticipantsiMinds (Belgium)imec (Belgium)EADS (France)ChallengeWireless intra-aircraft communication...
SUCCESS STORY BY CREWParticipantsUniversity of Durham (UKTechnische Universität Ilmenau (Germany)Tecnalia (Spain)Thales (F...
SUCCESS STORY BY EXPERIMEDIAChallengeInformation technologies are changing our behaviors yet “tra-ditional” ways to study ...
SUCCESS STORY BY OPENLABSFA/FITeagleinterworkingarchitecture.ParticipantsFraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany)TU Berlin (Germany)Univ...
SUCCESS STORY BY OPENLABParticipantsUniversity of Thessaly (Greece)UPMC (France)INRIA (France)NICTA (Australia)ChallengeOp...
SUCCESS STORY BY SMARTSANTANDERParticipantsCRS4 (Italy)University of Reading (UK)University of Cantabria (Spain)Telefónica...
SUCCESS STORY BY SMARTSANTANDERParticipantsWarsaw University of Technology (Poland)CERTH (Greece)University of Surrey (Uni...
SUCCESS STORY BY TEFISParticipantsICCS (Greece)VELTI (Greece)ChallengeInstead of viewing QoE as an off-line a priori mappi...
The goal of the Fed4FIRE project ( is to fed-erate the different FIRE facilities using a common federation...
FACILITY PROJECTSFIREFACILITIESOverviewofthetestbedscurrentlybelongingtoFed4FIRE.Thetablebelowgivesageneralsummaryofthemai...
FACILITY PROJECTSThe BonFIRE project designs, builds and operates a multi-sitecloud facility to support applications, serv...
FACILITY PROJECTSCONFINE (Community Networks Testbed for the Future In-ternet) provides an experimental facility that supp...
FACILITY PROJECTSThe CREW project facilitates experimentally-driven researchonadvancedspectrumsensing,cognitiveradioandcog...
FACILITY PROJECTSOffering collective and participative experiences to real-worldand online communities is at the heart of ...
FACILITY PROJECTSOpenLab brings together the essential ingredients to build anopen,general-purpose,sharedexperimentalfacil...
RESEARCH PROJECTS3D-LIVE develops and experiments a User Driven MixedReality and Immersive (Twilight) platform connected t...
RESEARCH PROJECTSCityFlow creates a multi-autonomous-system signallingoverlay on OFELIA*. CityFlow unites an existing NSIS...
RESEARCH PROJECTSAudio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy, with thegrowing power of processing and networking capa...
RESEARCH PROJECTSEVARILOS addresses major problems of indoor localizationresearch: The pitfall to reproduce research resul...
RESEARCH PROJECTSOFERTIE addresses an emerging class of distributed appli-cations known as Real-Time Online Interactive Ap...
RESEARCH PROJECTSSocial&Smart is a research project using the housekeepingscenario to experiment a pervasive Future Intern...
COORDINATION AND SUPPORT ACTIONSThe objective of the AmpliFIRE Support Action is to prepareFIRE for year the 2020, in stre...
FIRESTATIONprovidestheFIRE(FutureInternetResearchandExperimentation) Initiative with an active hub that matches,guides and...
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This publication gives an insight into what is real and usable today in FIRE. FIRE Facility projects funded by the European Commission under FP7 ICT Objective 1.6, are presented here, with a focus on examples of experimentation. The FIRE outcome is open and public for all experimenters who find the facilities offered suited to their R&D needs. The FIRE Facility projects invite you as exploratory users: profit from the experimentation and help shaping the FIRE Facility according to your needs!

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  2. 2. FIRE FOR LIFENetworks are the neural system of our society - we barely brief without connectivity, unplugging would discon-tinue the society and its individuals being part of it, as it is organised today. Yet, the Internet keeps revolutionizingthe world - the way we function, interact, behave and evolve for more. Equally, we revolutionize the Internet - theway it functions, interacts, behaves and evolves. Our needs, usage and visions push it into the Nets of Future. TheInternet is consequently a complex and evolving entity where any technological development, no matter howsmall, may have multifaceted and even surprising consequences.Humans are heuristic and discover through experimentation. Any research into new ways of approaching theInternet from the most fundamental level simply cannot be limited to paperwork. Early and realistic experimenta-tion and testing in a large-scale environment is required, even though some of these ideas may only be imple-mented in the long-term.What is FIRE?The Future Internet Research and Experimentation - FIRE - Initiative is addressing the need to experiment withnetworks, creating a multidisciplinary environment for investigating and experimentally validating highly innova-tive and revolutionary ideas for new networking and service paradigms. FIRE offers a discipline, a platform andtools for trying out innovative ideas for the Future Internet. FIRE is promoting the concept of experimentally-drivenresearch, combining visionary academic research with the wide-scale testing and experimentation that is requiredfor industry. Several initiatives, at EU Member States level and also worldwide (US, Japan etc.) already exist andneed more synergies among them. FIRE helps to create a dynamic, sustainable, large-scale European Experimen-tal Facility, which is constructed by gradually connecting and federating existing and upcoming testbeds for FutureInternet technologies.The FIRE facility is open – LET’s use it!The FIRE Facility projects are building a variety of network experimentation infrastructures and tools with differentcharacteristics. Various structures, tools and features are already available, first sets of open trials called upon andrunning; all facilities are subject to development in a demand-driven way. While Open Calls have come to stay -stay tuned for each facility provider launching regularly new Open Calls - the most recent FIRE actions are targetedat providing sustainable host and support for the already built and constantly evolving FIRE Facility. This meansthat “FIRE QoS” is materialising: services and tools remain available beyond the lifetime of the respective project.BonFIRE, Ofelia, SmartSantander and TEFIS have by far committed to continue offering their platform; others stillrunning are working on federation that can foster a long-living FIRE!This publication gives an insight into what is real and usable today in FIRE. FIRE Facility projects funded by theEuropean Commission under FP7 ICT Objective 1.6, are presented here, with a focus on examples of experimenta-tion. The FIRE outcome is open and public for all experimenters who find the facilities offered suited to their R&Dneeds. The FIRE Facility projects invite you as exploratory users: profit from the experimentation and help shapingthe FIRE Facility according to your needs!We hope to spark your enthusiasm. Jointly we can light up the Future Internet, because FIRE is open and alive.At your service,FIRE OFFICE TEAMFIRE information portal: www.ict-fire.euInformation about the activities of the European Commission on FIRE - Future InternetResearch and Experimentation, and about all FIRE projects at* MOBILE CODE FOR THE ADDRESS. DOWNLOAD CODE READER: WWW.I-NIGMA.COMFIREECQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beFIREQR code generated on
  3. 3. SUCCESS STORIES 4 BONFIRE: TurboCloud: Accelerating desktop virtualisation with virtual path slice technology 5 BONFIRE: VCOC: Reliable healthcare services with clouds offering as guaranteed Quality of Service 6 CREW: Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Wireless Application inside Aircraft Cabins 7 CREW: Cognitive radio experiments in the CREW facilities (1st Open Call results) 8 EXPERIMEDIA: MEDIAConnect for skiers in Schladming 9 OPENLAB: SFA and FITeagle federation framework 10 OPENLAB: Video streaming over the federated NITOS OneLab infrastructure 11 SMARTSANTANDER: Social Web of Things 12 SMARTSANTANDER: SACCOM 13 TEFIS: Innovative Dynamic QoE Provisioning Framework for Mobile ApplicationsFACILITY PROJECTS 14 FED4FIRE 16 BONFIRE 17 CONFINE 18 CREW 19 EXPERIMEDIA 20 OPENLABRESEARCH PROJECTS 21 3D-LIVE ­­—  ALIEN 22 CITYFLOW — CLOMMUNITY 23 EAR-IT — ECO2CLOUDS 24 EVARILOS — IRATI 25 OFERTIE — RELYONIT 26 SOCIAL&SMART — STEERCOORDINATION AND SUPPORT ACTIONS 27 AMPLIFIRE — FUSION 28 FIRE STATIONTABLE OF CONTENTS
  4. 4. SUCCESS STORY BY BONFIREParticipantsCloudium Systems, Limerick (Ireland)RedZinc, Dublin (Ireland)ChallengeToday desktop virtualization is offered as a local area solution.Replacing desktop PCs with thin clients and porting the pro-cessing power and operating system to the cloud offers ben-efits often called Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). These benefitsinclude lower total cost of ownership per desktop unit and re-duced systems administrations costs. However, most desktopvirtualization installations are today based on a ‘local cloud’and the economy of scale of the public cloud is not included inthe cost equation. Moreover, there are constraints of the publicInternet scenario related to Quality of Experience (QoE): in theabsence of guarantees related to bandwidth and delay, the vid-eo rendered by desktop virtualization server hardware will besubject to image degradation and image stuttering. How canQoE be provided and over what type of environment?SolutionThe project focused on seeking a controlled network pathbetween server and clients and measuring the QoE for vari-ous applications. The objective was to create a Service LevelAgreement (SLA) for DaaS. The experiment was implement-ed on the virtual wall part of BonFIRE. The BonFIRE platformis attractive due to the ability of the virtual wall to emulate awide area network. The key ingredients of BonFIRE which sup-ported the experiment are BonFIRE’s network components’(1) ability to inject loss and delay into a network topology (2);the capabilities and support of the software based click router.BonFIRE’s support to assemble a router with Quality of Ser-vice (QoS) support and hierarchical scheduler was essential tothe experiment. Red Zinc’s Velox software was used to createVirtual Path Slices (VPS) through the network while Cloudiumsdesktop virtualisation technology was used to execute variousperformance benchmarking programmes over the infrastruc-ture to profile QoE.The principal finding from the experiment is that Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) requires a controlled network to providean acceptable user experience. DaaS can be provided by usingthe VPS technology on infrastructure with the following char-acteristics or a Service Level Agreement (SLA):• At least 5 Mbps of bandwidth• A maximum of 50 ms delay• A maximum of 3% packet lossFIRE contributionThe BonFIRE facility provides the Turbo Cloud experiment witha diverse array of hardware on which to execute performancebenchmarks and to test applications accessed in a controllableanduniformmanner.BonFIRE’sabilitytocreatenetworkconfig-urationswithcontrolledbandwidthanddelaywascriticalfortheexperiment. Moreover, the ability to request deployments withthe same specifications repeatedly is important for the differentexperi­ment phases.TURBOCLOUD:ACCELERATING DESKTOP VIRTUALI-SATION WITH VIRTUAL PATH SLICE>SuccessStories>BonFIREFIREBEmulationofpublicInternetonBonFIREinfrastructure.BONFIREQR code generated on
  5. 5. SUCCESS STORY BY BONFIREVCOC: RELIABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES ASGUARANTEEDQUALITYOFSERVICECLOUDSOFFERINGParticipantsFundación Centro Tecnológico de Supercomputaciónde Galicia (CESGA) (Spain)ChallengeNew tools to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of illnessesdemand high computing capacity which is not available insidehospitals. Frequently, they are offered as external services andneed reliable software and computing infrastructures to fulfillthe expectations of health professionals. Therefore, these ser-vices require a reliable Cloud infrastructure with high Quality ofService(QoS),whichmustworkeveninthecaseoffailureofoneprovider.AgeneralvalidatedandrobustCloudframeworkisim-perative for provisioning Cloud services in the health sector.SolutionCESGA has designed a Virtual Cluster Architecture whichadapts itself to the required QoS. The general Virtual Clusterhas two main head nodes, named “master” and “shadow”,which control the execution of the user application, provide thecomputing nodes with a replicated NFS file system, and moni-tor the performance of the application to make decisions aboutelasticityofthecluster.Basedonthisgeneralarchitecture,threedifferent configurations can be deployed on Cloud dependingon the demanded QoS: 1) Single-site Virtual Cluster which isdeployed on a single physical location, and includes only themaster and the computing nodes; 2) Distributed virtual clusterwhereonlymasterandcomputingnodesarelaunched,butthelatter are distributed among two sites (or Cloud providers); and3) Fault Tolerant Virtual Cluster which is deployed on two sitesto be resilient to site failures. In the last configuration if one sitefails, the survived part of the cluster will recover the situation,and by applying the elasticity rules, it can enlarge itself to pro-vide the results to the final user on-time. A key component ofthe architecture is the performance application monitor, whichretrieves information about the execution of the applicationand makes decisions about the elasticity of the Virtual Cluster.If performance is lower than the required global performance,it deploys more computing nodes and adds them to the VirtualCluster automatically.FIRE contributionCESGA’s Virtual Cluster Architecture has been developed andtested in the BonFIRE’s Federated Cloud. By using BonFIRE’sPortal, its quick test of different configurations, CESGA coulddesignandimplementtheVirtualClusterArchitecture.BonFIREExperiment Manager was used for making intensive studies inseveralsituations:a)deploymentinasinglesite,b)deploymentin two sites, c) deployment by using elastic enlargement of Vir-tual Cluster triggered by performance application monitoring,and d) simulation of failover and recovering. Network influencein the final application execution was analyzed in the VirtualWall where network parameters such as bandwidth and laten-cy can be managed on demand. In comparison to other IaaScommercial providers, the BonFIRE infrastructure provides de-tailed Information on its configuration, description of hardwareand deployment logs, which are not usually available. This allgives a unique advantage for speeding up research in Clouds.FIREBSchemaoftheVirtualClusterArchitectureontwoCloudsites(left)>SuccessStories>BonFIREBONFIREQR code generated on
  6. 6. SUCCESS STORY BY CREWParticipantsiMinds (Belgium)imec (Belgium)EADS (France)ChallengeWireless intra-aircraft communication is expected to be theenabler for more flexible avionic systems and the reductionof weight and cost in system installations. An alternative tothe usage of a dedicated frequency band for wireless intra-aircraft avionics could be the usage of a virtually unregulatedIndustrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. Cognitive radiotechniques could be used to increase system robustness in thelikely case of interferences in this kind of frequency bands. Acognitive wireless cabin management system is discussed asa use-case for the validation of this approach.SolutionCREW allows experimenters to execute experiments on sev-eral CREW sites throughout Europe (see In addition, CREW has also developed a mobile testbed torun experiments in those environments that are hard to char-acterize in any of the existing CREW test sites. In this specificcase, the mobile testbed was set up in a realistic mock-up ofan Airbus A340. The mobile testbed is built around the con-trol software and embedded PCs available in the CREW test-bed in Ghent (iMinds w-iLab.t). The mobile testbed was usedto collect sensing data from several types of spectrum sens-ing devices available in CREW, such as the advanced sensingagents developed by imec based on the flexible Scaldio RFchips, USRP2 hardware platforms with WBX frontends andrunning the Iris reconfigurable radio software from TCD, andVSN nodes based on CC2500 series transceivers developedby JSI. In the plane, reproducible wireless signals and wirelessinterference signals were generated. The different sensing de-viceswereusedtodetecttheenergyofwirelesssignalsandtheinterference at different positions in the plane.FIRE contributionThe measurement results achieved thanks to CREW show,among other things, that even relatively cheap spectrum sens-ing devices are able to reliably strong and continuous signalsat any location in the plane, that weak signals might be missedeven with the more high-end sensing devices, and that fre-quency selecting fading effects can be observed inside thecabin. The interference scenarios, which are now captured inthe aircraft cabin, can in the future be used to further developa Cognitive Wireless Aircraft Cabin Communication Systemthat can operate in unregulated ISM bands and that is robustagainst interference from passenger devices.More information: and in the pa-per “Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Wireless ApplicationsInside Aircraft Cabins” by Christoph Heller, Christian Blümm etal, which was presented at the Digital Avionics Systems Con-ference (DASC) in Williamsburg, VA, USA, October 2012.SPECTRUMSENSINGFORCOGNITIVEWIRE-LESSAPPLICATIONSINSIDEAIRCRAFTCABINSLeft:AircraftCabinMock-Up(wirelessenvironment)-Right:EmbeddedPC,partofthemobiletestbed,mountedonafoodtrolley.>SuccessStories>CREWCREWQR code generated on
  7. 7. SUCCESS STORY BY CREWParticipantsUniversity of Durham (UKTechnische Universität Ilmenau (Germany)Tecnalia (Spain)Thales (France)Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)imec (Belgium)iMinds (Belgium)Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)EADS (Germany)ChallengeOnly few institutes/companies are able to execute complexcognitive radio experiments with advanced equipment anddifferent types of nodes with their own means. Via the OpenCalls of the CREW project, experimenters can benefit from theopen access to the various advanced wireless test facilities andcognitive components.SolutionDevice sensitivity and environment measurements (by Uni-versity of Durham): Cognitive radio (CR) relies on sensing itsenvironment to identify unoccupied frequencies. The successof CR depends on the sensitivity of the used devices to detectthe primary user, and the environment which can cause thesignal to be undetectable due to either blockage by buildingsor terrain or due to the presence of multiple paths connectingthe transmitter to the receiver. To avoid causing interference tothe primary user, the experiments at Durham University testedseveral devices to identify their sensitivity and measured threeenvironments: the air cabin at EADS, TUB and iMinds.CCA agent in a CSMA MAC using Iris (by Technische Uni-versitat Ilmenau): This experiment resulted in the integrationof the imec sensing engine (SE) as a clear channel assessment(CCA) agent into a carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) basedmedium access control (MAC) protocol implemented on thebasis of Iris. In particular, the experiment shows how the MAC,in conjunction with the SE, coordinates access to the sharedmedium and allows a live video conference over the system.Collaborative spectrum sensing (by Tecnalia): Informationof different sensors at different locations is integrated to havea picture of the spectrum occupation. Measurements from thedifferent sensors are integrated through different algorithms inorder to feed a data base of spectrum occupation. Users on adynamic spectrum access system could connect to this database and know which frequency bands are already occupiedand which are free and could therefore be employed by them.Different CREW testbed facilities have been mixed in order tobuild this system.FIRE contributionThe experiments that are described here were made possiblewithin the first Open Call of the CREW project, via open accessto the various advanced wireless test facilities and cognitivecomponents. Participation in the project has been extremelyinteresting and fruitful for the Open Call partners. First of all, ithas provided a great opportunity to test and validate some oftheir advanced cognitive radio technical developments, whichwould have been extremely difficult without CREW. CREW hasgivenaccesstoadvancedcognitivecomponentsinasingleset-up. Additionally, it has allowed the partners to learn great les-sons about testbed usage.COGNITIVERADIOEXPERIMENTSINTHECREWFACILITIES(1STOPENCALLRESULTS)>SuccessStories>CREWCREWQR code generated on
  8. 8. SUCCESS STORY BY EXPERIMEDIAChallengeInformation technologies are changing our behaviors yet “tra-ditional” ways to study systems and their benefit to the eco-system (e.g. business model through surveys) are limited dueto the dynamic nature of usage. Observation of Future Internetsystems and community behaviors requires the developmentof an experimental system that is deployed in a real contextand used by a proper community.SolutionEXPERIMEDIA offers a testbed for the development of FutureMedia Internet services that engages real communities of us-ers. It gives the opportunity to monitor the Quality of Experi-ence and Quality of Service in real time and have a direct feed-back on the interest and usage.EXPERIMENTATION with Skiersin SchladmingIn Schladming, a world championship skiing location, touristsare demanding innovative solutions that improve the experi-ence whilst at the location and remotely. EXPERIMEDIA tech-nologies deployed in Schladming aim to attract new visitors tothe region, improve the visitor retention rates and contribute toa positive economic development of the region.One experiment, MEDIAConnect, is enhancing the experienceof existing products and services through novel mobile inter-faces. An augmented reality mobile application allows usersto quickly navigate the ski slopes’ using a 3D interactive pano-rama from an existing 2D poster panorama located at the skilifts. Rich content (photos and videos) is associated with pointsof interest in the scene that can be viewed as the user movesthrough the scene. The application allows user to better under-stand and anticipate the slopes inclinations in preparation for aday on the slopes.FIRE contributionEXPERIMEDIA allows experimenters to set up experimentsquickly and access a community of usage within a real contextusing a Future Media Internet infrastructure. The experiment-ers can draw their conclusions on real use cases and identifythe strength and weaknesses of novel interfaces such as aug-mented reality services. EXPERIMEDIA offers a platform thatlinks and integrates data generated by different system com-ponents, simplifying the development and provisioning of theexperiment. The data collection is dynamic and in real time al-lowing observation of large populations of users. MEDIACon-nect is helping Schladming to understand how the Future Me-dia Internet can enrich tourists’ experiences when interactingwith local products and services.MEDIACONNECTFORSKIERSINSCHLADMINGSchladmingisalargeskiresort;hereitshowsthe2Dmapsofthecompletedomainthatisusedbyallskiers.Itdoesnotgivetodaydailyinformationandpointofinterestfortheskiers.Augmentedviewoftheskislopesontheright(picturesshowsactualmaponleftandmobilephoneviewonright)>SuccessStories>EXPERIMEDIAEXPERIMEDIAQR code generated on
  9. 9. SUCCESS STORY BY OPENLABSFA/FITeagleinterworkingarchitecture.ParticipantsFraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany)TU Berlin (Germany)University of Patras (Greece)ChallengeWorldwide multiple experimentation testbeds aim at provid-ing researchers access to heterogeneous, scalable and geo-graphically distributed resources, capable of interconnectingand integrating multiple testbeds. In this context one goal ofOpenLab is to facilitate the early use of testbeds by adoptingand adapting proven technologies such as the Slice-BasedFederation Architecture (SFA) control framework, which hasbeen agreed to be the ground-laying architecture for theOpenLab federation due to its a) lightweight of requirementsfor its adoption, b) wide international usage, and hence c)reach, availability and support of modules and componentsfor federation.SolutionFITeagle provides an extensible framework to seamlessly in-terconnect testbeds and dynamically aggregate their resourc-es, it provides to its end-users functionality to transparentlycontrol experiments using a wide range of resources fromavailable testbeds. FITeagle provides interoperability with oth-er federation frameworks, such as SFA in this case presented.FIRE contributionTheFITeagleextensionsforOpenLabarestructuredindifferentphases, each one implementing different features to intercon-nect FITeagle managed or compliant testbeds. Firstly, an SFA-based testbed was controlled by using the FITeagle frameworkthrough its respective user interface (VCT Tool). The successfuldeployment of the network measurement tool Packet Track-ing on dynamically provisioned interconnected virtual nodeswas demonstrated on the OpenLab General Assembly meet-ing in Thessaloniki in June 2012 by using Fraunhofer FOKUSFUSECO and TUB experimentation resources. In the secondphase the setup was reversed: by the FITeagle-based testbeds,the FUSECO IMS and UoP IMS testbeds were controlled with aSFA-related user tool (SFI). This was demonstrated in October2012 at the OpenLab 1st-year-review meeting in Madrid. In thethirdphaseaSFAgraphicaluserinterface(MySlice)willbeusedto demonstrate an even more deep integration of the FITeagleframework in SFA-based federations at the beginning of 2013.The prospects include integration of heterogeneous resourcesfrom the IMS testbeds with e.g. PlanetLab or LTE-enabled re-sources.SFAANDFITEAGLEFEDERATIONFRAMEWORKExperimenterSFA AMRepositoryOpenNebula CloudIMS SoftwarePTMRAlist, specify, request and starttestbed components (Slice)➊ExperimentalPlane(Madrid)RA RATestbed(FOKUS&UoP)ControlPlane(TUB)FOKUS FUSECO TestbedUoP IMS TestbedTeagleNode Type and FunctionPTMRA Resource AdaptersDomain ManagerPTMcreate VCT &start IMS➍RA➋communicatewith domains➎use IMS testbedwith video clientSFIAlice Bobtranslate requests➌New: Aggregate>SuccessStories>OpenLabOpenLabQR code generated on
  10. 10. SUCCESS STORY BY OPENLABParticipantsUniversity of Thessaly (Greece)UPMC (France)INRIA (France)NICTA (Australia)ChallengeOpenlab designs and develops a federation framework thatenables experimentation with heterogeneous resourcesacross Europe. Special efforts have been made for federa-tion between wireless and wired testbeds. SFA (Slice Federa-tion Architecture) aims at providing a minimal interface thatenables testbeds of different technologies and/or belongingto different administrative domains to federate without losingcontrol of their resources. Experimenters are able to combineall available resources and run advanced networking experi-ments of significant scale and diversity. On the other hand,OMF (Control and Management Framework) is a frameworkfor controlling, instrumenting and managing wireless test-beds.SolutionAs a proof of concept for this wired (SFA) and wireless (OMF)federation techniques, a representative experiment was builtexploiting NITOS and PlanetLab Europe (PLE) nodes. In thissetup, the last hop wireless NITOS node requests video trans-missionfromaremotePLEnode(CentralCoordinatorServer).This server relays the request to all its peer nodes (namedCache Servers), the Cache nodes ping the wireless remoteclient and report their delays back to their Central Coordina-tor Server. The Coordinator replies to the client with the host-name of the Cache server that reports the lowest end to enddelay. Upon the selection of the appropriate Cache Server, thevideo streaming service is enabled. In order to ensure that thequality of the streaming services remains uninterrupted, thepeer nodes continue to ping the wireless client at certain timeintervals and report these values back to their Coordinator.Through this procedure, the Coordinator is able to detect anypossible performance degradation in the wired part that linksthe various servers to the public Internet (i.e. congestions in-ducing higher delays, fallen links) and therefore inform any ofthe redundant Cache servers to start their streaming services,and report back to the end client the new hostname of the ac-tive Cache Server that currently offers the highest availablevideo quality.FIRE contributionNITOS, a wireless testbed, and PlanetLab Europe (PLE) as aresult of OpenLab are federated through OMF and SFA, giv-ing the experimenter the ability to run large scale networkingexperiments, combining wireless and wired resources acrossEurope. A so-called SFA wrapper for OMF has been devel-oped in order to interconnect the two federation>SuccessStories>OpenLabOpenLabQR code generated on
  11. 11. SUCCESS STORY BY SMARTSANTANDERParticipantsCRS4 (Italy)University of Reading (UK)University of Cantabria (Spain)Telefónica (Spain)ChallengeOnceacity-wideInternet-of-ThingsinstallationsuchasSmart-Santander (the project envisions the deployment of a total20,000 sensors in Belgrade, Guildford, Lübeck with 12,000 de-ployed in the city of Santander), exploiting a large variety oftechnologies is up and running it is important to provide toolsthat enable all stakeholders (citizens) to perform data logging,data harvesting, stream data mining, inter-object communi-cations, data adaptation and service orchestration includingautomation and actuators control.SolutionTheCityScriptsprojectisaimedatintegratingandexperiment-ing a web of things scenario in which sensors and actuators inthe city have a digital counterpart and can eventually be usedto compose sensor data with social networks and other onlinedata sources. An important aspect of this project is the provi-sionofapersonalworkspaceinwhicheachusercancomposepublic data from city sensors with personal data from his/herown personal devices, actuators and services and with thoseshared in her/his social circle.The goal of the experiment is two-fold: on the one hand weexperience architecture issues and solutions through the inte-gration of two distinct platforms born with different aims; onthe other hand, the experiment opens the system to users andfacilitates gathering their feedback both in a qualitative and ina quantitative manner through eliciting feedback and gather-ing statistics and metrics.FIRE contributionThe CityScripts platform will support end-users in rapid ex-perimentations with city data, generated in the Santanderinfrastructure, with an innovative social web-based platformwhere real and virtual things communicate. Furthermore theprovision and integration of the Hydra LinkSmart ContextAwareness Framework will complement the existing capabili-ties of the SmartSantander project with real world awarenessand reasoning.University of Cantabria is committed to keep the Smart-Santander portal and infrastructure active with the supportof Santander City Council and Telefónica. This is compulsorybecause smart services already running in the city are sup-ported on top of it.CITYSCRIPTS:SOCIAL WEB OF THINGSIN>SuccessStories>SmartSantanderSmartSantanderQR code generated on
  12. 12. SUCCESS STORY BY SMARTSANTANDERParticipantsWarsaw University of Technology (Poland)CERTH (Greece)University of Surrey (United Kingdom)ChallengeA key challenge of SACCOM is to verify the scalability of acooperating objects middleware, a product of the recentlycompleted FP7 STREP project POBICOS (“Platform for Oppor-tunistic Behavior in Incompletely Specified, HeterogeneousObject Communities”). The POBICOS platform supports thedevelopment and execution of so-called opportunistic perva-sive computing applications. These (a) are developed withoutfull knowledge of which sensor or actuator resources will beavailable at runtime, and (b) take the best advantage of what-ever sensors and actuators happen to be available in a specifictarget object community. While POBICOS has been success-fully deployed in a real-life smart building with several tens ofnodes, further evaluation is needed, with a particular empha-sis on its scalability to large installations. In fact, a successfullarge-scale deployment has been identified as a prerequisiteto the commercial exploitation of the POBICOS platform. Theobjective is to find an existing indoor sensor/actuator network(SAN) of several hundred nodes, deploy the PPE over the SANand test extensively.SolutionSmart Campus, a SmartSantander testbed in the Universityof Surrey (Guildford, UK) is an ideal sensor/actuator networkfor testing POBICOS scalability. Smart Campus features about200 IoT nodes. IoT nodes are equipped with a multi-modalsensingunit(withsensorsofnoise,motion,light,temperature,andvibration),aswellwithanenergymeter.Asthenodesmaybe too resource-constrained to run POBICOS natively, theywere made to speak a lightweight sub-POBICOS protocol tointroduce their sensors and actuators to a server-based POBI-COS proxy environment (PPE). For each such sub-POBICOSnode, there was a dedicated proxy process expose the node’sresources to POBICOS applications, as if it were a native POBI-COS node. Performance of the entire system was being moni-tored, with emphasis on the responsiveness of the proxy en-vironment (PPE).FIRE contributionWhile the primary objective is to stress test the PPE, the ex-periment, in effect, stress tests the underlying Smart Campusfacility as well. Smart Campus performance is separately re-corded and reported. Importantly, SACCOM demonstratesthat the SmartSantander testbed architecture allows experi-mentation with independently developed, sophisticated mid-dleware platforms.SACCOM:SOFT ACTUATION OVERCOOPERATING OBJECTS MIDDLEWAREThearchitectureofPOBICOSoverSmartCampus,aSmartSantandertest-bedintheUniversityofSurrey,UK(SPN–sub-POBICOSnodesoftware)>SuccessStories>SmartSantanderSmartSantanderQR code generated on
  13. 13. SUCCESS STORY BY TEFISParticipantsICCS (Greece)VELTI (Greece)ChallengeInstead of viewing QoE as an off-line a priori mapping betweenusers’subjectiveperspectiveoftheirservicequalityandspecif-ic networking metrics, QUEENS (Dynamic Quality User Expe-rience ENabling Mobile Multimedia Services) establishes, as-sesses, and prototypes a novel framework for extending QoS(Quality of Service) to QoE (Quality of Experience) in mobilewireless networks, placing emphasis on mobile on-demandmultimedia applications.SolutionThe QUEENS experiment is structured in four phases, each oneutilizing a different set of different FIRE testbeds accessible viatheTEFISsingle-accesspoint( justify, evolve, and prototype this dynamic QoE provisioningframework for mobile applications.Thefirstphasegathersthespecificationsandrequirements,as well as obtains real users’ perspective towards the success-ful prototyping and deployment of the proposed dynamic QoEmechanism. For this phase Botnia Living Lab resources wereused.ThesecondphaseevaluatesQUEENSmethodologyforinte-grating the dynamically altered QoE-aware users’ service utilityfunctions, as derived from Phase 1, into the resource allocationprocess of: a) heterogeneous wireless networks towards en-hancing overall system performance, and b) video servers (ondemand multimedia application servers) towards maximizingoverallserviceperformance(i.e.,minimizationofresponsetime,maximization of the number of ongoing sessions, etc.). In real-izing the above goal, regressive and stress tests in large scaleenvironments offered by PlanetLab Europe (PLE) are essential.In Phase 3, the proposed mobile QoE-aware multimedia ap-plication is prototyped and end-to-end validated via SQS IMSTestbed to assure its compliance with the reference protocolsand standards, as well as its interoperability on a realistic envi-ronment. This phase allows to highlight the envisioned mecha-nism’s interconnection, co-operation and seamless integrationwith existing architectures and systems (e.g. 3GPP/LTE).The final phase, focuses on the related business aspects ofthe proposed framework for all the involved actors. This will beachievedviaenablingourIMS-awareapplicationprototype,de-signedandoperatedbySQSIMStestbed,overtheBotniaLivingLab testbed.FIRE contributionTEFIS provides QUEENS with the following added values:• Single login for multiple testbeds• Storage of experimental data in unique virtualized location• Support to locate, select and exploit different testbedresources• Ability to search for and interrogate related experimentsIt was observed (and quantified accordingly) that a) when us-ersarepromisedanexcessofnetworkresourcestheirexpecta-tions grow, b) increased background noise reduces users’ ex-perience by approximately 10% independently of the contentor its quality, and c) users focus on quality independently of theimportance of the content to themselves.The TEFIS platform currently offers Open Access fora) testbeds to offer their services through it, and b) experi-menters to benefit the testing services available by the sixconnected>SuccessStories >TefisTefisQR code generated on
  14. 14. The goal of the Fed4FIRE project ( is to fed-erate the different FIRE facilities using a common federationframework. The federation framework enables innovative ex-perimentsthatbreaktheboundariesofthesedomains.Itallowsexperimenters to more easily find the right resources to trans-late their ideas into actual experiments, to easily gain accessto different nodes on different testbeds, to use the same ex-perimenter tools across the different testbeds etc. This meansthat the experimenters can focus more on their research tasksthan on the practical aspects of experimentation. The benefitsof federation for the infrastructure providers are e.g. the reusecommon tools developed within the federation, reach of largercommunity of experimenters through the federation, etc.As depicted in the figure, there are currently 13 testbeds in-volved in the Fed4FIRE federation, introducing a diverge set ofFuture Internet technologies. During the course of this projectevenmoretestbedswilljointhefederationsincetwoopencallswill be launched that aim to allocate budget to selected candi-date testbeds for inclusion in the Fed4FIRE project. These opencalls will be launched in May 2013 and 2014. In a similar man-ner, open calls for experiments that use the provided Fed4FIREfederation will be launched at the same times.How does it work?The Fed4FIRE federation architecture is characterized by apreference for distributed components. This way, the federa-tion would not be compromised if, in the short or long term,individual testbeds or partners would discontinue their sup-port of the federation. The general policy is that experimentertools should always be able to directly interact with the differ-ent testbeds, and should not be obliged to pass through somecentral Fed4FIRE component. However, some non-criticalcentral federation-level components are also included in thearchitecture for convenience purposes. For instance, when anexperimenter tool is used for resource discovery, reservationand provisioning, it will retrieve the lists of available resourcesdirectlyfromthedifferentFed4FIREtestbeds,anditwilldirectlyrequestthesetestbedstoreservespecificresourcesortoprovi-sion them. Experiment control tools (which ease the executionof complex experiment scenarios) and experiment monitoringframeworks are other example cases where the experimentertool will directly interact with the testbed.A critical aspect in such a highly distributed approach is theadoption of common interfaces in the federation, and makingsure that every member of the federation is fully compliant withthem. Therefore, Fed4FIRE is developing a new software toolthat focuses on acceptation testing of the required interfacesfor testbed federation: jFED. This test suite enables the rigoroustesting and integration activities that are needed when federat-ing a highly heterogeneous set of testbeds with the intentionto realize a fully operational federation. jFED focuses on logicaltestsforallstepsoftheexperimentworkflowandaddsinterfacetestsandnegativetesting(arethingsbreakable?)whereneeded.In the context of resource discovery, reservation and provi-sioning, the adoption of the Slice-Based Federation Architec-ture(SFA)isakeyelementinFed4FIRE.Therefore,thefirstfocalpoint of jFED is the support of manual and automatic nightlytesting of the entire SFA API (including the Aggregate Man-ager, Slice Manager and Registry APIs). This testing functional-ity is entirely developed in Java, allowing greater flexibility indevelopment of both the test suite and future Java SFA clienttools. For the manual testing of the SFA interface of any giventestbed, both a command line and a graphical user interfaceare provided. The automatic (nightly) testing of testbeds is runfrom within a Jenkins platform, posting the test reports on awebsite and sending emails in case of problems. The test suitewill be released as open source software, and will easily allowfor extensions through a plugin system. This way, other impor-tant Fed4FIRE federation interfaces will also be added to thetesting suite as the project continues. The Federated ResourceControl Protocol (FRCP) is such an interface; another examplewill be the adopted interface for identity authentication.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Piet Demeester, iMindsEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2016-09-30PARTNERS: iMinds (Belgium) (coordinator), University ofSouthampton IT Innovation (UK), UPMC (France), Fraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany), TU Berlin (Germany), University ofEdinburgh (UK), INRIA (France), NICTA (Australia), Atos (Spain),University of Thessaly (Greece), NTUA (Greece), University ofBristol (UK), i2CAT (Spain), EURESCOM (Germany), DANTE(United Kingdom), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), NISA(Republic of Korea).FED4FIREFACILITY PROJECTSMOREINFORMATION:www.fed4fire.euFed4FIREQR code generated on
  15. 15. FACILITY PROJECTSFIREFACILITIESOverviewofthetestbedscurrentlybelongingtoFed4FIRE.ThetablebelowgivesageneralsummaryofthemaintopicsonwhichthevariousFIREfacilitiesfocustheiractivities.APPLICATIONS MediaClouds / GridsWireless /SensorsTransportIMSFixed / WiredeHealthService DeliveryPlatformsCompute /StoragePeripherals /DeviceINFRASTRUCTURESSERVICESDEMANDENABLINGTECHNOLOGYRESEARCH,DEVELOPMENTANDOPERATIONI N T E R N E T U S E R SFIREB
  16. 16. FACILITY PROJECTSThe BonFIRE project designs, builds and operates a multi-sitecloud facility to support applications, services and systemsresearch. It offers an experimental facility which enableslarge-scale experimentation of systems and applications,evaluation of cross-cutting effects of converged service andnetwork infrastructures and assessment of socio-economicand other non-technological impacts. BonFIRE currently of-fers free Open Access for experimentation.How does it work?The BonFIRE cloud facility is based on an Infrastructure-as-a-Service delivery model with guidelines, policies and bestpractices for experimentation. It has a federated multi-plat-form approach, providing interconnection and interopera-tion between novel service and networking testbeds. It offersadvanced services and tools for services research includingcloudfederation,virtualmachinemanagement,servicemod-elling, service lifecycle management, service level agree-ments, quality of service monitoring and analytics.The BonFIRE project provides innovative methods fordescribing, deploying, managing, executing, measuring andremoving experiments. These methods include uniform testdescription and deployment descriptors for all scenarios(including cross-cutting tests), federation of cloud resourcesin different administrative domains that provide BonFIREwith physical resources, and user-friendly interfaces at thefacility’s entry point.BONFIREFIREBThree key test scenarios are envisaged:1. Extended cloud: the extension of current cloud offeringstowards a federated facility with heterogeneous virtual-ized resources and best-effort Internet interconnectivity2. Cloud with emulated network implications: a controlledenvironment providing an experimental network emula-tionplatformtoservicedevelopers,wheretopologycon-figuration and resource usage is under full control of theexperimental researcher.3. Extended cloud with complex physical network impli-cations: investigation of federation mechanisms for anexperimental cloud system that interconnects individualBonFIRE sites with other FIRE facilities. Project factsCOORDINATOR: Josep Martrat, AtosEXECUTION: From 2010-06-01 to 2014-06-31PARTNERS: Atos (Spain) (coordinator), The University ofEdinburgh (UK), SAP AG (Germany), Universitaet Stuttgart(Germany), Fraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany), iMinds(Belgium), UCM (Spain), i2Cat (Spain), Hewlett-Packard(UK), 451 Research (UK), TU Berlin (Germany), University ofSouthampton IT Innovation (UK), INRIA (France), InstytutChemii Bioorganicznej Pan (Poland), Nextworks (Italy),Wellness Telecom (Spain), RedZinc Services (Ireland),Cloudium Systems (Ireland), CESGA (Spain), CETIC(Belgium), University of Manchester (UK), ICCS/NTUA(Greece), Televes (Spain), SZTAKI (Hungary), IN2 (UK),University of Patras (Greece).TestingexperimentsselectedinopencallsandOpenAccess.MOREINFORMATION:www.bonfire-project.euBon4FIREQR code generated on
  17. 17. FACILITY PROJECTSCONFINE (Community Networks Testbed for the Future In-ternet) provides an experimental facility that supports andextends experimentally-driven research on Community-owned Open Local IP Networks (COPLANs), which are al-ready successful in developing Internet access in many ar-eas of Europe and the world. The project takes an integratedview on these innovative community networks, offering atestbed that federates the resources of several COPLANs,each hosting between 500–20,000 nodes, along with agreater number of links and even more end-users.How does it work?CONFINE’s testbed, community-lab, integrates and extendsthree existing community networks: (Catalonia,Spain), FunkFeuer (Wien, Austria) and AWMN (Athens,Greece).Thesefacilitiesareextremelydynamicanddiverse,andsuccessfullycombinedifferentwirelessandwired(opti-cal)linktechnologies,fixedandmobileroutingschemesandmanagement schemes, running multiple self-provisioned,experimental and commercial services and applications.The testbed is an innovative model of self-provisioned, dy-namic and self-organizing networks using unlicensed andpublicspectrumandlinks.Itoffersunifiedaccesstoanopentestbed with tools that allow researchers to deploy, run,monitor and experiment with services, protocols and appli-cations as part of real-world community IP networks. Thisintegrated platform provides user-friendly access to theseemerging COPLAN networks, supporting any stakeholderinterested in developing and testing experimental technolo-gies for open and interoperable network infrastructures.The CONFINE facility, through federation and virtualiza-tion, allows experimental validation of varied scenarios. Forexample, the cooperation and comparison between nodesusing diverse mesh routing protocols (e.g. OLSR, Batman,Babel); self-managing (or autonomic) application protocolsthat adapt to the dynamic conditions of nodes, links androutes in these networks; network self-management or co-operative and decentralized management; the adaptationof services such a VoIP (live video streaming) to low band-width wireless networks.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Leandro Navarro, UPCEXECUTION: From 2011-10-01 to 2015-09-30PARTNERS: Core: UPC (Spain) (coordinator),, FunkFeuer (Austria), Athens Wireless MetropolitanNetwork (Greece), OPLAN (UK), Pangea (Spain),Fraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany), iMinds (Belgium).1st open call: CNIT (Italy), Freie Universität Berlin - FUB(Germany), INESCP (Portugal), University of Luxembourg(Luxembourg), University of Trento (Italy).CONFINECONFINEisanentrypointforexperimentationonafederationofrealcommunitynetworks,,FunkFeuerandAWMN,shownhere.MOREINFORMATION:www.confine-project.euConfineQR code generated on
  18. 18. FACILITY PROJECTSThe CREW project facilitates experimentally-driven researchonadvancedspectrumsensing,cognitiveradioandcognitivenetworking strategies in view of horizontal and vertical spec-trum sharing in licensed and unlicensed bands.How does it work?The CREW platform federates four individual wireless test-beds, built on diverse wireless technologies: heterogeneousISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) radio, heterogeneouslicensed radio (TV-bands), cellular networks (LTE) , and wire-less sensors. The offerings of these geographically distrib-uted testbeds are federated, and improved with the additionofstate-of-the-artcognitive sensing equipment.The platformoffers users a common portal with a comprehensive descrip-tion of the functionalities of each individual testbed togetherwith clear user guidelines. The facility also includes a bench-marking framework that enables experiments under con-trolled/ reproducible test conditions, and offers universal andautomated procedures for experiments and performanceevaluation. This allows fair comparison between differentcognitive radio and cognitive networking concepts.The combined expertise, software and hardware that isavailable in the CREW federated platform allows the experi-mental optimization and validation of cognitive radio andcognitive networking concepts in a diverse range of scenari-CREWos,includingbutnotlimitedto:radioenvironmentsensingforcognitiveradiospectrumsharing,horizontalresourcesharingbetween heterogeneous networks in the ISM bands, coop-eration in heterogeneous networks in licensed bands, robustcognitive sensor networks, and measuring the impact of cog-nitive networking on primary cellular systems.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Ingrid Moerman, iMindsEXECUTION: From 2010-10-01 to 2015-09-30PARTNERS: iMinds (Belgium) (coordinator), imec (Belgium),Trinity College Dublin, (Ireland), TU Berlin (Germany),TU Dresden (Germany), Thales (France), EADS (Germany),Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia).1st Open Call: University of Durham (UK), TechnischeUniversität Ilmenau (Germany), Tecnalia Research &Innovation (Spain).2nd Open Call: University of Thessaly (Greece), NationalICT Australia (Australia), Instituto de Telecomunicações(Portugal), CMSF-Sistemas de Informação (Portugal), CNIT(Italy), WINGS ICT Solutions (Greece).TheCREWfederatedplatformanditsadvancedcognitivecomponent.MOREINFORMATION:www.crew-project.euCREWQR code generated on
  19. 19. FACILITY PROJECTSOffering collective and participative experiences to real-worldand online communities is at the heart of the Future Media In-ternet (FMI) and forms an essential part of entertainment, col-laborative working, education, product and service innovationand advertising. “Smart communities” include hundreds ofprofessionals, tens of thousands at live public events and mil-lionsonline,andunderstandingtheircomplexityanddynamicsis essential for FMI research.EXPERIMEDIA aims to explore the new forms of social in-teraction and rich media experiences enabled by the FMI. Theproject will develop and operate a unique facility that offers re-searchers what they need for large-scale FMI experiments, andin particular for socio-technical experimentation of networkedmedia systems conducted in the real world. The state-of-the-art Future Internet testbed infrastructure offered will supportlarge-scale experimentation of user generated content, 3D In-ternet, augmented reality, integration of online communitiesand full experiment lifecycle management.How does it work?EXPERIMEDIA will target the research community in the FMI,workingwithstakeholderssuchasvenuemanagement,broad-casters, content and service providers, and application devel-opers(includingmobile).Thefacilitywillallowthemtogainval-uableinsightintohowFutureInternettechnologiescanbeusedand enhanced to deliver added value, legally compliant, mediaexperiences to consumers. Users can then take advantage ofthreeculturallyimportant“smartvenues”offeredbythefacilitywhere they are not only able to access state-of-the-art testbedresources in an environment where real-world consumers pro-vide demand and participation in experiments, they also haveaccess to the necessary experts to help them design, executeand analyse innovative socio-technical experiments; gain anunderstanding of how and why participants and communitiesbehave the way they do; access an open infrastructure throughwhich new media services can be developed and tested; andverify and validate how network media systems produce thedesired social experiences, commercial value, and validatedlegal compliancy.EXPERIMEDIAProject factsCOORDINATOR: Michael Boniface, University ofSouthampton IT InnovationEXECUTION: From 2011-10-01 to 2014-09-30PARTNERS: Core: University of Southampton IT InnovationCentre (UK) (coordinator), Institute of Communication andComputer Systems (Greece), Atos Origin (Spain), JoanneumResearch Forschungsgesellschaft (Austria), BearingpointInfonova (Austria), Idrima Meizonos Ellinismou (Greece),Schladming 2030 (Austria), Centre D’alt Rendiment EsportiuDe Sant Cugat Del Valles (Spain), KU Leuven (Belgium), LaF@brique du Futur (France), TII (Sweden).1st Open Call: IN2 search interfaces development Ltd(UK), STI International GmbH (Austria), University ofGraz (Austria), University of Peloponnese (Greece), HenriTudor Research Center (Luxembourg), University of Vigo(Spain), STT Engineering and Systems (Spain), PoznanSupercomputing and Networking Center (Poland).EXPERIMEDIAoffersaFIREfacilityforexperimentsinsocialinteractionandrichmediaexperiences.MOREINFORMATION:www.experimedia.euExperimediaQR code generated on
  20. 20. FACILITY PROJECTSOpenLab brings together the essential ingredients to build anopen,general-purpose,sharedexperimentalfacility,whichal-lows European industry and academia to innovate today andassess the performance of their solutions. OpenLab builds onand improves Europe’s early and successful FIRE prototypes,increasing their offering both in diversity and scale, impor-tantlyworkingonthesustainabilityoftheseR&D&Iresources.OpenLab has pioneered the collaboration with EIT ICT Labs,which enables the exchange and shared objectives betweenthe three bases: education, research and innovation. The jointeffort, FITTING, has brought OpenLab into KIC nodes, em-bedding the facility’s main components and resources in theinvolvedICTLabsco-locationcenters,candidatingforsustain-able facility hosting in the future.How does it work?OpenLab deploys the software and tools that allow a selec-tion of advanced testbeds to support diverse applications andprotocols in more efficient and flexible ways. The project de-livers control and experimental plane middleware to facilitateearly use of these testbeds by researchers in industry andacademia, exploiting its own proven technologies, developednotablyintheOneLabandPanlabprojects,aswellasdrawingupon other initiatives’ best work, such as the Slice Facility Ar-chitecture (SFA) control framework and OpenFlow switching.OpenLab extends FIRE facilities with advanced capabilities inthe area of mobility, wireless, monitoring and domain inter-connections, incorporating technologies such as OpenFlow.OpenLab offers access to a wide range of testbeds, providingan infrastructure for experiments that go beyond what can betested on the current Internet. The testbeds offered include:• PlanetLab Europe, offering access to over 1000 nodes dis-tributedworldwide,basedontheprovenPlanetLabsystem• NITOS, an OMF-based wireless testbed consisting of 45nodes equipped with a mix of Wi-Fi and GNU-radios• w-iLab.t wireless mesh and sensor network infrastructureof 180 nodes, including 20 mobile nodes• Two IMS telco testbeds, supporting carrier-grade nextgeneration network platforms that can connect to the pub-lic PSTN and IP phone services, and can explore mergedmedia distribution• ETOMIC, a high-precision network measurement testbedfeaturing dozens of Internet-connected nodes synchro-nized via GPS• .SEL, a hybrid delay-tolerant opportunistic networkingtestbed• ns-3, a free open-source discrete-event network simulator• HEN, which allows emulation of rich topologies in a con-trolled fashion over switched VLANs that connect multiplevirtual machinesProject factsCOORDINATOR: Serge Fdida, UPMCEXECUTION: From 2011-09-01 to 2014-02-29PARTNERS: Core: UPMC (France) (coordinator), Cosmote(Greece) Creative Systems Engineering (Greece), ELTE(Hungary), ETH Zurich, (Switzerland) EURESCOM (Germany),Fraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany), HUJI (Israel), iMinds (Belgium)INRIA (France), NICTA (Australia), ETS (Canada), TU Berlin(Germany), UAM (Spain), UCL (United Kingdom), Universitàdi Pisa, (Italy), University of Patras, (Greece), University ofThessaly (Greece), Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland).1st Open Call: Universidad de Murcia (Spain), BudapestUniversity of Technology and Economics (Hungary),Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway),NTUA (Greece), Politechnika Warszawska (Poland), OrangePolska (Poland).OPENLABDistributionofOpenLabtestbedsinEurope.MOREINFORMATION:www.ict-openlab.euOpenLabQR code generated on
  21. 21. RESEARCH PROJECTS3D-LIVE develops and experiments a User Driven MixedReality and Immersive (Twilight) platform connected to EX-PERIMEDIA facilities in order to investigate the Future Inter-net (FI) broadband capacity to support real-time immersivesituations, and to evaluate both the Quality of Experience(QoE) and Quality of Services. The combination of FIRE test-beds and Living Labs enables both researchers and usersto explore 3D/Media technologies and IoT in real and virtualenvironments and in live situations. Combining both FI tech-nology and Tele-Immersion market pull establishes new re-quirements for Internet technology and infrastructure, andadvances the creation and adoption of innovative FI Immer-sive services.How does it work?3D-LIVEexperiments and evaluates the TwilightPlatformand3D Tele-Immersive Environments in skiing, running and golf-ing scenarios. The selected FIRE facilities are EXPERIMEDIACAR and Schladming. Of particular interest is the EXPERIME-DIA advancement in new methods and algorithms for con-tent processing targeting the efficient delivery of augmentedreality to mobile devices and 3D processing for on the fly re-construction of live events in indoor geolocalised spaces.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Marco Conte, Collaborative EngineeringEXECUTION: From 2012-09-01 to 2014-08-31PARTNERS: Collaborative Engineering (Coordinator) (Italy),ARTS (France), University of Southampton (UK), Cyberlightning(Finland), Sportscurve (Germany), CERTH (Greece).ALIEN extends OpenFlow control framework of OFELIA* andits architecture to support abstraction of network informationof equipment that are alien to the OpenFlow technology suchas optical network elements, legacy layer2 switches, networkprocessors and programmable hardware (FPGA), therebybuilding strong foundations for Software Defined Networks(SDN).How does it work?ALIENadoptstheconceptofNetworkOperatingSystem(NOS),a distributed system running on top the hybrid, heterogeneousnetwork infrastructure, which utilizes a novel hardware descrip-tion language as well as a functional abstraction mechanismfor uniform representation of any type of network hardwareand their capabilities/functionalities that doesn’t support Open-Flow (i.e. alien hardware). The language will describe capabili-ties of hardware, input and output signal format, and topologyinformation to describe the pipelining of actions on specifichardware. The abstraction mechanism will hide hardware com-plexity as well as technology and vendor specific features fromOpenFlow control framework.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Artur Binczewski, Instytut ChemiiBioorganicznej PanEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30PARTNERS: Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan (Poland)(Coordinator), University College London (UK), Universityof Bristol (UK), Poznan University of Technology (Poland),EICT(Germany), Universidad Del Pais Vasco Ehu (Spain), DellFrance (France), Create-Net (Italia).3D-LIVE ALIENMOREINFORMATION:http://3dliveproject.eu3D-liveQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beMOREINFORMATION:http://fp7-alien.euAlienQR code generated on* Note: OFELIA OpenFlow islands will be open to use on areciprocal base. More information at:
  22. 22. RESEARCH PROJECTSCityFlow creates a multi-autonomous-system signallingoverlay on OFELIA*. CityFlow unites an existing NSIS signal-ling stack, along with an existing multi-autonomous-systemVirtual Path Slice controller, and the OFELIA OpenFlow exper-imental facility, thereby extending OpenFlow with signallingand multi-domain interworking on a multi-autonomous-sys-tem topology. CityFlow utilizes Virtual Wall facility to emulatea city broadband network with up to 100 nodes, and modelsthe network based on best practices as observed in public in-ternet production networks.How does it work?The first CityFlow experiment verifies the inter-working ofNSIS and the VPS Controller with OpenFlow. The second ex-perimentmeasurestheperformanceofthecontrolplanewithhigh signalling load and identify what Busy Hour ConnectionAttempt (BHCA) performance can be achieved. The third ex-periment measures the resilience of the virtual path slice inthe context of high background traffic load for uni-directionaland bi-directional traffic. Final experiment investigates dif-ferent failure scenarios. The showcase will demonstrate thebenefit of signalling for two use cases: true HD video; and aHD video-to-video for real-time interactive traffic.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Rob Baxter, University of EdinburghEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-03-31PARTNERS: University of Edinburgh (UK) (coordinator), OneSource Consultoria Informatica (Portugal), RedZinc Services(Ireland), iMinds (Belgium).CLOMMUNITY addresses the obstacles for communities inbootstrapping, running and expanding community-ownednetworks that provide community services organised as com-munityclouds.Thisconcernsthemanagementofalargenum-berofdecentralized,low-cost,unreliablenetworkingresources(storage and home computing). CLOMMUNITY delivers a dis-tributed platform to support and facilitate the design and oper-ationofelastic,resilientandscalableserviceoverlaysanduser-oriented services built over these underlying services, therebyproviding a good quality of experience at the lowest economicand environmental cost.How does it work?CLOMMUNITY utilizes CONFINE’s community networkingtestbed, the participation of large user communities (20000+people) and software developers from several community net-works,byextendingexistingcloudserviceprototypesinacyclicparticipatoryprocessofdesign,development,experimentation,evaluation and optimization for each challenge. The consortiumhas two community networks with a large number of end-us-ers and developers, who use diverse applications (e.g. contentdistribution, multimedia communication, community participa-tion), service providers, research institutions and a recognizedinternationalorganisationforthedisseminationoftheoutcome.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Felix Freitag, UPCEXECUTION: From 2013-01-01 to 2014-12-31PARTNERS: UPC (Spain) (coordinator), KTH (Sweden), UNESCO(France), Guifi.Net (Spain), SICS (Sweden), Funkfeuer (Austria).CITYFLOW CLOMMUNITYMOREINFORMATION:www.cityflow.euMOREINFORMATION:http://clommunity-project.euCityFlow ClommunityQR code generated on QR code generated on* Note: OFELIA OpenFlow islands will be open to use on areciprocal base. More information at:
  23. 23. RESEARCH PROJECTSAudio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy, with thegrowing power of processing and networking capabilities itis possible to exploit audio data for a broad range of applica-tions. There is great potential for RTD on intelligent (acoustic)solutions based on acoustical sensor networks to support amyriadsetofapplicationsofhigh(social,business,etc.)value.How does it work?Two FIRE facilities, SmartSantander and HobNet have aninstalled base of sensors, networked together, capable ofsupporting some advanced research in intelligent acousticssolutions.Thisenables“EarsonFIRE”,ExperimentingAcous-tics in Real environments using Innovative Testbeds (EAR-IT)realising distributed intelligence powered by acoustics. Toexplore, validate and confirm the RTD possibilities of usingaudio data, EAR-IT uses testbed capabilities of the HobNetproject for indoor; benefits from SmartSantander offeringsincluding applications on energy efficiency, etc. run in bothlarge-scale outdoor and indoor smart city environments.EAR-IT validates main research lines and delivers innovativeservices and applications targeting (but not limited) to smart-buildings and smart-cities.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Pedro Maló, UNINOVAEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30PARTNERS: UNINOVA (Portugal) (coordinator),Fraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany, Easy Global Market, MANDATInternational (Switzerland), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain),LTU (Sweden), Smart Sensing Stars (China).ECO2Clouds investigates strategies that can ensure effectiveapplication deployment on the cloud infrastructure and reducethe resultant energy consumption and CO2emissions. Cloudproviders operate under different regulatory frameworks andcost structures in relation to environmental policies and energyvalue-chains. Optimising the way key assets, such as applica-tion logic and databases are deployed, is constrained by a set ofnon-functional requirements such as quality, privacy and cross-platform,service-levelagreements.Todate,littleisknownabouthow to incorporate carbon emissions and energy consumptioninto application development and deployment decision models.The need for novel deployment strategies becomes more evi-dent when an application spans multiple clouds.How does it work?ECO2Cloudsprovidesatimely,challengingandhighlyinnova-tive approach to cloud computing service delivery by takingon the following issues:• Developcloudapplicationprogramminginterfaceextensionsand mechanisms to collect eco-metrics at infrastructure andVMlevel,andquantifytheenvironmentalimpactofexecutionat infrastructure and application level• Investigate the key environment, quality and cost parametersneeded so as to underpin a holistic approach to multi-cloudapplication deployment• Developevaluationmechanismsandoptimizationalgorithmsto assess different parameter configurations and their influ-ence in energy-efficient cloud sourcing and application-de-ployment strategies• Integrate the carbon-aware mechanisms into FIRE facility Bon-FIRE so as to test, validate and optimize the eco-metrics, mod-els and algorithms developed and improve the FIRE offering.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Julia Wells, AtosEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30PARTNERS: Atos (Spain), University of Manchester (UK),The University of Edinburgh (UK), Universitaet Stuttgart(Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Inria (France).EAR-IT ECO2CLOUDSMOREINFORMATION:http://ear-it.euMOREINFORMATION:http://eco2clouds.euEAR-ITECO2CLOUDSQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beQR code generated on
  24. 24. RESEARCH PROJECTSEVARILOS addresses major problems of indoor localizationresearch: The pitfall to reproduce research results in real lifescenarios suffering from uncontrolled RF interference, and theweakness of numerous published solutions being evaluatedunder individual, not comparable and not repeatable condi-tions. Accurate and robust indoor localization is a key enablerforcontext-awareFutureInternetapplications,wherebyrobustmeans that the localization solutions should perform well in di-verse physical indoor environments under realistic RF interfer-ence conditions.How does it work?EVARILOS develops a benchmarking methodology enablingobjective experimental validation of and fair comparison be-tween state-of-the art indoor localization solutions, which doesnot only consider accuracy metrics, but also complexity, cost,energy, and, most importantly, RF interference robustness met-rics. Next, the project improves the interference robustnessof localization solutions through (a) multimodal approachesleveraging different localization methods; (b) introducing en-vironmental awareness and cognitive features; (c) leveragingthe presence of external interference. Finally, the EVARILOSbenchmarking methodology and interference-robust localiza-tion solutions will be validated in two real-life application sce-narios: healthcare in a hospital setting and underground miningsafety. The outcome, the EVARILOS benchmarking suite will beimplemented in CREW and OpenLab facilities and be publicallyavailable under open source licenses. We will further issue anopen challenge for the best localization solution to promote theEVARILOS benchmarking methodology.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Adam Wolisz, TU BerlinEXECUTION: From 2012-11-01 to 2014-12-3PARTNERS: TU Berlin (Germany) (coordinator), TelevicHealthcare (Belgium), SICS (Sweden), Advantic Sistemas yServicios (Spain), iMinds (Belgium).The Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) is a newInternetwork architecture whose fundamental principle isthat networking is only inter-process communication (IPC).RINA reconstructs the overall structure of the Internet, form-ing a model that comprises a single repeating layer, the DIF(Distributed IPC Facility), which is the minimal set of compo-nents required to allow distributed IPC between applicationprocesses. RINA supports inherently and without the needof extra mechanisms mobility, multi-homing and Quality ofService, provides a secure and configurable environment,motivates for a more competitive marketplace and allows fora seamless adoption. IRATI’s goal is to achieve further explo-ration of this new architecture. IRATI will advance the stateof the art of RINA towards an architecture reference modeland specifications that are closer to enable implementationsdeployable in production scenarios.How does it work?The IRATI project will evolve the RINA architecture referencemodel and draft, incomplete specifications in order to enableRINA deployments that can potentially obsolete TCP/IP in thenear future. To achieve this main goal, IRATI will design andimplement a RINA prototype on top of Ethernet, targeted toLinux and FreeBSD platforms. This prototype will be validat-ed in the OFELIA* facility by assessing on how it addressesthe limitations of TCP/IP in a set of use cases around data-centric networking and network operators.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Sergi Figuerola, i2CATEXECUTION: From 2013-01-01 to 2014-12-31PARTNERS: i2CAT (Spain) (coordinator), NextWorks (Italy), iMinds(Belgium), Interoute Communications (UK).EVARILOS IRATIMOREINFORMATION:www.evarilos.euEvarilosQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beMOREINFORMATION:http://irati.euIratiQR code generated on* Note: OFELIA OpenFlow islands will be open to use on areciprocal base. More information at:
  25. 25. RESEARCH PROJECTSOFERTIE addresses an emerging class of distributed appli-cations known as Real-Time Online Interactive Applications(ROIA). Today there is no effective means whereby an appli-cation can manage the network over which it runs, such thatbusiness conflicts can be resolved when the application isdistributed across multiple data centres and/or accessed viamultiple ISPs, providing a mutually acceptable balance thatmeets users’ expectations of performance economically andsustainably for all service providers.How does it work?OFERTIE will extend SLA-based management and APIs, in-tegrating with OpenFlow, the programmable networkingtechnology under-pinning the OFELIA* experimental facility.The enhanced SLA-based management system will be usedto control the use of computational resources by applicationprocesses running at each OFELIA site, and use OpenFlow tocontrolroutingdecisionsateachnetworkswitch.TheOFELIAtestbed will host the study on how programmable networkscan be used to support appropriate technical solutions, andwhich business models would be able to use these solutionsin an economically sustainable fashion.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Paul Walland, University of SouthamptonEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30PARTNERS: University of Southampton (UK)(coordinator), i2CAT (Spain), SPINOR (Germany),Interoute Communications (United Kingdom), TurkTelekomunikasuyon (Turkey), Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany).Internet of Things (IoT) solutions currently do not providedependable performance. Embedded wireless sensors andactuators are deeply affected by their often hostile environ-ment. Radio interference from other wireless equipment andelectrical appliances impairs communication; temperatureand humidity variations affect battery capacity and electron-ics.RELYonITclosesthisgapbyprovidingasystematicframe-work and toolchain to enable dependable IoT applications bytaking into account all relevant environmental properties andtheir impact on IoT platforms and protocols.How does it work?Environment-aware IoT protocols will be developed and au-tomatically configured to meet application-specific depend-ability requirements. Analyzing and modeling environmentalproperties and their impact on IoT platforms and protocolsrequires experimentation on a large number of different plat-forms under widely varying environmental conditions. RELY-onITwillnotonlyexploitthescaleanddiversityoftheexistingIoT facilities WISEBED and SmartSantander, but will extendthem to allow repetition of an experiment under identical en-vironmental conditions to enable a systematic study of howIoT performance is affected by relevant parameters.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Kay Römer, University of LubeckEXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30PARTNERS: University of Lubeck (Germany) (coordinator),Worldsensing (Spain), Technische Universiteit Delft (TheNetherlands), Acciona Infraestructuras (Spain), SICS (Sweden),Lancaster University (UK).OFERTIE RELYONITMOREINFORMATION:www.ofertie.orgMOREINFORMATION:www.relyonit.euOfertie RELYonITQR code generated on QR code generated on* Note: OFELIA OpenFlow islands will be open to use on areciprocal base. More information at:
  26. 26. RESEARCH PROJECTSSocial&Smart is a research project using the housekeepingscenario to experiment a pervasive Future Internet networkthat provides real services to a wide population. The goal is todevise an infrastructure allowing all appliances in the hometo speak to a middleware where any user can easily createcognitiveandscalablesolutionsinthecloudtomanagethem.It offers a knowledge management milieu where the user in-teracts with a social network.How does it work?At a local scale, things (appliances and hubs) would com-municate wirelessly with one another in order to exchangeboth IDs and commands. At a global level, thousands of dif-ferent appliances would get integrated into one network.Social&Smart experiments this on Crew, OpenLab andSmartSantander, respectively. From an abstract perspectivethe previous layers constitute the infrastructure where Inter-net-of-Thing and Internet-of-People merge to realize a usercommunity.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Bruno Apolloni, Universita Degli Studidi MilanoEXECUTION: From 2012-11-01 to 2015-04-30PARTNERS: Universita Degli Studi di Milano (Italy), AmisDruzba za Telekomunikacije (Slovenia), NTUA (Greece),Cartif (Spain), Arduino (Switzerland), UPV (Spain), LibeliumComunicaciones Distribuidas Sociedad (Spain), Gorenje(Slovenia).STEER addresses community-centric digitally-based ecosys-tem referred to as “Social Telemedia”, a cross-breeding of so-cial networks and networked media. Social Telemedial flour-ishesonanewnetworkmiddlewareframeworkthatcombinesSTEER engineers an operational Social Telemedia environ-ment customized to support various innovative experiments.TheseexperimentsinvestigatetheintrinsicnatureoftheFutureSocial Telemedia Lifecycle that revolves around communities,revealing new properties and patterns, creating new insights,and, exploring the synergy between Social Informatics andNetworked Media delivery and its impact on user experience.How does it work?STEER will contribute new experimental facilities such assmart houses and mobile devices, it will develop a Social-Aware Media Enabled Cloud architecture and integrate withOpenLabandEXPERIMEDIAprojectfacilities.STEERwillalsoperformjointinternationalexperimentsasoneofitspartners,University California Davis, USA, which has recently beingawarded a GENI-related project of the NSF programme.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Odysseas Koufopavlou, University of PatrasEXECUTION: From 2012-09-01 to 2014-11-30PARTNERS: University of Patras (Greece), Adb Broadband(Italy), University of Southampton (UK), Jacco ReynoudTaal - Sponge Peer-To-Peer Video Technologies Bitnomica(the Netherlands), TNO (the Netherlands), LancasterUniversity (UK).SOCIAL&SMART STEERMOREINFORMATION:www.sands-project.euSocial&SmartQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beMOREINFORMATION:http://fp7-steer.euSTEERQR code generated on
  27. 27. COORDINATION AND SUPPORT ACTIONSThe objective of the AmpliFIRE Support Action is to prepareFIRE for year the 2020, in strengthening the exploitation andimpact creation capacities of Future Internet Research andExperimentation (FIRE) facilities. AmpliFIRE enhances theawareness for FIRE-enabled research and innovation op-portunities in the business community, in societal domainsand in the existing FIRE community. AmpliFIRE develops asustainable vision for 2020 of Future Internet research andexperimentation including the role of FIRE facilities, and setsout a transition path from the current situation towards 2020.It conducts an assessment of today’s FIRE capabilities, iden-tifying the gaps relative to the 2020 demands and identifyinghow capabilities must evolve. AmpliFIRE proposes the capa-bilities, collaboration models and service offering portfoliosso that by 2020, FIRE facilities would be the backbone of Eu-ropean research and innovation ecosystems. Based on KeyPerformance Indicators, AmpliFIRE monitors the technical,operational and organizational conditions necessary to re-alise benefits, impact and sustainability of the Europe-wideFuture Internet experiment facility.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Hans Schaffers, Aalto UniversityEXECUTION: From 2013-01-01 to 2015-06-30PARTNERS: Aalto University (Finland) (coordinator), Martel(Switzerland), University of Southampton (UK), InterInnov(France), LTU (Sweden), iMinds (Belgium), Telefónica (Spain),Hebrew University (Israel).AMPLIFIRE FUSIONThe goal of the FUSION project is to bring SMEs that haveneeds in testing new applications together with these FIREtestbeds. The FIRE facilities will at their turn benefit from thespecific requirements expressed by those SMEs, thanks toFUSION. The FUSION project provides an exchange portalwhereby SMEs through their clusters can present their test-ing requirements. The portal lines up these requirementswith the testing capabilities available on the testbeds. FU-SION will provide a series of engagement activities withclusters integrating SMEs or ultimately with SMEs. These en-gagement activities will discuss the testbeds capabilities, theSME testing requirements and application market opportuni-ties, to enable collaboration and dissemination of informationand to report on their findings. Finally, FUSION will presenta roadmap and series of recommendations for ongoing test-ing of applications on the facilities. The clusters integratingSMEs with inadequate or no testbeds facilities, will not needto spend money developing their own. They can benefit fromthe expertise of people who have developed and worked onthese world-class research facilities.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Jean-Charles Point, JCP ConsultEXECUTION: From 2013-01-01 to 2014-12-31PARTNERS: JCP-Consult (France) (coordinator), Martel(Switzerland), QuartzsPark (Ireland), RedZinc Services(Ireland) code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beQR code generated on
  28. 28. FIRESTATIONprovidestheFIRE(FutureInternetResearchandExperimentation) Initiative with an active hub that matches,guides and co-ordinates demand for - and offering of - ex-perimentation facilities in the context of future networks andservices.FIRE STATION contains a FIRE Office and a FIRE Architec-ture Board. The FIRE Office serves as the single contact pointand the mediator when looking for either the right experimen-tal resources or new customers for the facilities. The FIREArchitecture Board involves all FIRE facility builders to jointlydecide on the strategy and means to co-ordinate and facili-tate the development of FIRE Facility offerings to support theevolving needs of the customers. FIRE STATION increases theglobalcollaborationbetweenrelevantstakeholders,promotesanexperimentally-drivenapproachinFutureInternetresearchand intensifies the usage of experimental facilities, ultimatelyspeeding up the development process of new systems andservices.The purpose of FIRE STATION is to join forces to allow forthemostefficientbilateral(and multilateralwhen andifappro-priate) collaboration, reduce duplication of work, share experi-encesandbestpracticesandworkforthefutureofexperimen-tal research.Project factsCOORDINATOR: Martin Potts, MartelEXECUTION: From 2010-06-01 to 2013-05-31PARTNERS: Martel (Switzerland) (coordinator),UPMC (France), EURESCOM (Germany), GARR (Italy),iMinds (Belgium), InterInnov (France), University ofSouthampton IT Innovation (UK), University ofLübeck (Germany).FIRESTATIONLAYOUT: MARKO MYLLYAHO, WWW.MARKOMYLLYAHO.COMThe views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official European Commission’s view on the subject. The researchleading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013, ICT objective 1.6) under grant agreement257439 FIRE STATION.LinksFIRE information portal: www.ict-fire.euInformation about the activities of the European Commission onFIRE - Future Internet Research and Experimentation: code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beFIREQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beFIREECQR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.beCOORDINATION AND SUPPORT ACTIONS