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Chapter 1
FIRE FOR THE FUTURE
Networks are the neural system of our society as it exists today,
we barely breathe without connectivity, unplugging would...
The FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) Ini-
tiative was launched at the beginning of 2007 as part of Fram...
LAWA, EULER, HOBNET, NOVI). FIRE STATION was
funded through this Call to co-ordinate and support the FIRE
Programme. Three...
FIRE’s research projects:
• EULER, FIBRE, RELYonIT, OFERTIE, STEER, SOCIAL&S-
MART, IRATI, 3D-LIVE, CLOMMUNITY, EAR- IT,
E...
Chapter 2
FACILITY PROJECTS – OPEN ACCESS
BonFIRE enables developers to research new, faster, cheaper, or
more flexible ways of running applications with new busines...
domains that provide BonFIRE with physical resources, and
user-friendly interfaces at the facility’s entry point. Three ke...
Project facts (during project execution)
C O O R D I N A-
TOR: Josep Mar-
trat, Atos
EXECUTION:
From 2010-06-01
to 2013-12...
OFELIA OpenFlow Experimental Facility Infrastruc-
ture and Functionality Continues to Exist and Remains
Open for Experimen...
(VM), binding of VMs to slices and provisioning of an OpenFlow
controller interface to control the forwarding in the slice...
Chapter 3
FACILITY PROJECTS
The goal of the Fed4FIRE project (www.fed4fire.eu) is to feder-
ate the different FIRE facilities using a common federation
...
always be able to directly interact with the different testbeds,
and should not be obliged to pass through some central
Fed...
Key achievements/results
Merely 16 months after the start of the project, Fed4FIRE has
deployed the first version of its fe...
CONFINE (Community Networks Testbed for the Future Inter-
net) provides an experimental facility that supports and extends...
provements on existing routing protocols, cross-layer optimiza-
tions, SDN, decentralized video streaming, network attache...
The CREW project facilitates experimentally-driven research on
advanced spectrum sensing, cognitive radio and cognitive ne...
Key achievements/results
CREW has organised three successful Open Calls. Open Call 1
and Open Call 2 resulted in 7 funded ...
Project facts
COORDINATOR:
Ingrid Moerman,
iMinds
E X E C U T I O N :
From 2010-10-01 to
2015-09-30
P A R T N E R S :
iMin...
EXPERIMEDIA aims to explore the new forms of social interac-
tion and rich media experiences enabled by the Future Media
I...
ON:meedi:a platform at the Schladming Ski Resort demonstrat-
ing how hyperlocal media, content syndication and advanced fil...
PARTNERS: Core: University of Southampton IT Innovation
Centre (UK) (Coordinator), Institute of Communication and
Computer...
OpenLab delivers the ingredients to build an open, general-
purpose, shared experimental facility, which allows European i...
• NITOS, an OMF-based wireless testbed consisting of 45
nodes equipped with a mix of Wi-Fi and GNU-radios;
• w-iLab.t wire...
PARTNERS: Core: UPMC (FR) (Coordinator), Cosmote (EL)
Creative Systems Engineering (EL), ELTE (HU), ETH Zurich,
(CH) EURES...
Chapter 4
FACILITY PROJECTS – CALL 10
FLEX (FIRE LTE testbeds for open experimentation) aims at
contributing a crucial missing piece in FIRE’s infrastructure pu...
How to get involved?
The FLEX portal can be reached at http://www.flex-project.eu
where valuable information on how to cond...
Oceans and lakes cover 71% of the Earth surface, and play a key
role for the equilibrium of many earth systems, including ...
Key objectives
• Develop innovative solutions to bring the Internet to marine
environments; and
• Enable the cooperation o...
Chapter 5
RESEARCH PROJECTS
CLOMMUNITY addresses the obstacles for communities in
bootstrapping, running and expanding community-owned net-
works that...
The EULER (Experimental UpdateLess Evolutive Routing) pro-
ject designs and experimentally evaluates novel dynamic
Interne...
within an Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) network. The first
demonstration was conducted at the Hands-On FIRE! event at
t...
3D-LIVE develops and experiments a User Driven Mixed Real-
ity and Immersive (Twilight) platform connected to EXPERIME-
DI...
Project facts
COORDINATOR:
Marco Conte, Collabo-
rative Engineering
EXECUTION: From
2012-09-01 to 2015-02-
28
PARTNERS: Co...
ALIEN extends the OpenFlow control framework of OFELIA
and its architecture to support the abstraction of network infor-
m...
Audio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy. With the grow-
ing power of processing and networking capabilities it is...
Project facts
COORDINATOR: Pe-
dro Maló, UNINOVA
EXECUTION: From
2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30
PARTNERS: UNI-
NOVA (Portugal) (...
ECO2Clouds investigates strategies that can ensure effective ap-
plication deployment on the cloud infrastructure and reduc...
Project facts
C O O R D I NAT O R :
Julia Wells, Atos
EXECUTION: From
2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30
PARTNERS: Atos
(Spain) (Coo...
EVARILOS addresses major problems of indoor localization re-
search: The pitfall to reproduce research results in real lif...
The Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) is a new
Internetwork architecture whose fundamental principle is that
netw...
OFERTIE addresses an emerging class of distributed applica-
tions known as Real-Time Online Interactive Applications
(ROIA...
Project facts
C O O R D I N AT O R :
Paul Walland, University
of Southampton
EXECUTION: From
2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30
PART...
Internet of Things (IoT) solutions currently do not provide de-
pendable performance. Embedded wireless sensors and actuat...
SOCIAL&SMART is a research project using the housekeeping
scenario to experiment a pervasive Future Internet network pro-
...
STEER investigates the emerging community-centric, digitally-
based ecosystem referred to as “Social Telemedia”, a cross- ...
Chapter 6
RESEARCH PROJECTS - CALL 10
The Forging Online Education through FIRE (FORGE) project
aims to transform the Future Internet Research and Experimen-
ta...
Project facts
C O O R D I N AT O R :
John Domingue (The
Open University)
EXECUTION: From
2013-10-01 to 2016-10-31
PARTNERS...
IoT Lab is a European Research project which aims at research-
ing the potential of crowdsourcing to extend Internet of Th...
PARTNERS: Mandat International (CH) (Coordinator), Uni-
versity of Geneva (CH), Computer Technology Institute & Press
Diop...
Chapter 7
RESEARCH PROJECTS –
INTERNATIONAL
Testbed-oriented international cooperation on SDN research
across continents can serve as a strong foundation for advanced...
FIBRE is encouraging collaboration between Brazil and Europe
in the area of Future Internet (FI) applied research through ...
the FIRE community. Three large scale pilot applications have
been designed and developed as proof of concept use cases.
P...
Chapter 8
RESEARCH PROJECTS —
INTERNATIONAL — CALL 10
Mobile Empowerment for the Socio-Economic Development in
South Africa. Mobile empowerment based on mobile technolo-
gies a...
Project facts
COORDINATOR:
Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker
(GraphicsMedia.net)
EXECUTION: From
2013-10-01 to 2015-09-30
P A R T ...
Incidents occurring during large-scale events and in industrial ar-
eas may have a huge impact on human lives, property, a...
Project facts
COORDINATOR:
Karina Villela, Fraunho-
fer IESE
EXECUTION: From
2013-10-01 to 2016-03-31
PARTNERS: Euro-
pean...
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This publication gives an insight into what is real and usable today in FIRE.
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The FIRE Facility and Research projects funded by the European Commission under FP7 ICT Objective 1.6 and the FIRE related international projects are presented here, with a focus on giving examples of experimentation that has been undertaken.
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  1. 1. Chapter 1 FIRE FOR THE FUTURE
  2. 2. Networks are the neural system of our society as it exists today, we barely breathe without connectivity, unplugging would discon- tinue society and the individuals in it. The Internet keeps revolu- tionizing the world - the way we function, interact, behave and evolve. Equally, we revolutionize the Internet - the way it func- tions, interacts, behaves and evolves. Our needs, usage and vi- sions shape it into the Network of the Future. The Internet is consequently a complex and evolving entity where any techno- logical development, no matter how small, may have multifac- eted and even surprising consequences. Humans are heuristic and discover through experimentation. Any research into new ways of approaching the Internet from the most fundamental level cannot simply be limited to paper- work. Early and realistic experimentation and testing in a large- scale environment is required, even though some of these ideas may only be implemented in the long-term. The Future Internet Research and Experimentation - FIRE - Ini- tiative is addressing the need to experiment with networks, creat- ing a multidisciplinary test environment for investigating and ex- perimentally validating highly innovative and revolutionary ideas for new networking and service paradigms. FIRE offers a disci- pline, a platform and tools for trying out innovative ideas for the Future Internet. FIRE is promoting the concept of the experimentally-driven research, combining visionary academic research with the wide-scale testing and experimentation that is required for the industry. Several initiatives, at EU Member States level and also worldwide (US, China, Japan, South Korea, etc.), already exist and there is a need for more collaboration be- tween them. FIRE is creating a dynamic, sustainable, large-scale European Experimental Facility, which is constructed by gradu- 2 What is FIRE? Movie 1.1 Future Internet Research and Experimentation - FIRE introduction
  3. 3. ally connecting and federating existing and upcoming testbeds for Future Internet technologies. The FIRE facility is open – Let’s use it! The FIRE Facility projects are building a variety of network ex- perimentation infrastructures and tools with different technolo- gies and characteristics. Various structures, tools and features are already available and trials are being performed. All of the facili- ties evolve in a demand-driven way, supported through Open Calls — for regular new Open Calls from the FIRE Facility pro- jects and also for details of the new mechanism called “Open Ac- cess”. Open Access offers experimenters the opportunity to use the experimental facilities for free and to obtain support beyond the originally planned lifetime of the respective project. Bon- FIRE (Clouds), OFELIA (OpenFlow) and CREW (Cognitive Ra- dio) are three examples of FIRE facilities now offering Open Ac- cess; other individual testbeds continue to operate by federating with running FIRE Facility projects, thereby fostering a long- living FIRE! This publication gives an insight into what is real and usable to- day in FIRE. The FIRE Facility projects funded by the European Commission under FP7 ICT Objective 1.6 and the FIRE related international projects are presented here, with a focus on giving examples of experimentation that has been undertaken. The FIRE outcome is open and public for all experimenters who find the facilities offered are suited to their R&D needs. The FIRE Facility projects invite you as exploratory users to profit from the experimentation opportunities and help shape the 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. FIRE information portal: www.ict-fire.eu FIRE FIREEC Information about the activities of the European Commission on FIRE - Future Inter- net Research and Experimentation, and about all FIRE projects can be found at http://europa.eu/!cC44Qk * MOBILE CODE FOR THE ADDRESS. DOWNLOAD CODE READER: WWW.I-NIGMA.COM 3
  4. 4. The FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) Ini- tiative was launched at the beginning of 2007 as part of Frame- work Programme 7. It built upon the “Situated and Autonomic Communications” Initiative and other internet-related projects funded under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Pro- gramme, as well as on several projects launched as Research Net- working Testbeds already under FP6. FIRE has two related dimensions: on the one hand, promoting experimentally-driven long-term, visionary research on new paradigms and networking concepts and architectures for the future internet; and on the other hand, building a large- scale experimentation facility to support both medium- and long-term research on networks and services by gradually federat- ing existing and new testbeds for emerging future internet tech- nologies. FP7 ICT Call 2 gave birth to the first wave of FIRE projects, which ran until the second half of 2010. Four of the projects (Pan- lab- PII, OneLab, WISEBED and Vital++) were categorised as “facility projects” building experimental platforms for future internet researchers, whilst eight projects (ECODE, N4C, Nano Data Centers, OPNEX, PERIMETER, RESUMENET, SELF- NET and SMARTNET) were research-focused and experimentally-driven (so-called “STREP”) projects. The FEDERICA project funded by the Research Infrastructure pro- gramme complimented the facility projects of the ICT Call 2. Two Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) for the FIRE Ini- tiative were FIREWorks and PARA- DISO. FP7 ICT Call 5 brought in 5 new Integrated Projects (IPs): OFE- LIA, BonFIRE, SmartSantander, TEFIS and CREW) and 8 new STREPs (CONECT, SPITFIRE, SCAMPI, CONVERGENCE, 4 FIRE portfolio Figure 1.1 FIRE Projects 2014 Call 5 project Note: EULER is Call 5 project
  5. 5. LAWA, EULER, HOBNET, NOVI). FIRE STATION was funded through this Call to co-ordinate and support the FIRE Programme. Three further CSA projects were funded to (i) exam- ine the socio-economic aspects of the Future Internet (PARADISO-2), (ii) liaise with the Living Lab community (FIRE- BALL) and (iii) liaise with the Future Internet activities in Brazil, Russia, India and China, and keep the community aware of im- portant standardisation issues (MyFIRE). OFELIA, BonFIRE, TEFIS and CREW provided facilities in new technological areas, whereas SmartSantander can be consid- ered as a continuation of WISEBED (from Call 2), but on a larger scale and in a real city environment. Three new IP projects started in Autumn 2011 from the FP7 ICT Call 7: CONFINE, EXPERIMEDIA and OpenLab. In addition, CREW (additional testbed) and BonFIRE (new Use Case) ex- tended their facilities. A specific call for collaboration between Europe and Brazil re- sulted in one new FIRE project FIBRE-EU. The main goal of the FIBRE-EU project was the design, implementation and vali- dation of a shared Future Internet research facility between Bra- zil and Europe. FP7 ICT Call 8 brought in one IP project (Fed4FIRE), 12 STREPs (RELYonIT, OFERTIE, STEER, Social&Smart, IRATI, 3D-LIVE, CLOMMUNITY, EAR-IT, ECO2Clouds, ALIEN, EVARILOS, Cityflow) and 2 CSAs (AmpliFIRE and FUSION). These started in the 2nd half of 2012, or at the begin- ning of 2013. FP7 ICT Call 10 resulted in 2 IPs (FLEX, SUNRISE), 5 STREPs (IoTLab, FORGE, TRESCIMO, MOSAIC 2B, SMARTFIRE), 3 CSA projects (CI-FIRE, ECIAO, ceFIMS-CONNECT) and 2 FIRE-related projects from Coordinated Calls with Brazil (Res- cuer) and Japan (FLEX-EU). TRESCIMO and MOSAIC 2B are joint projects with South Africa and SMARTFIRE is a joint pro- ject with South Korea. FIRE’s offering currently (March 2014) includes seven fa- cility projects: • CONFINE, CREW, EXPERIMEDIA, Fed4FIRE, FLEX, OpenLab and SUNRISE, which all contribute to the FIRE Fa- cility by developing a large-scale testbed or federation of test- beds. 5 Figure 1.2 FIRE Integrated Projects (IP) 2008 - 2014
  6. 6. FIRE’s research projects: • EULER, FIBRE, RELYonIT, OFERTIE, STEER, SOCIAL&S- MART, IRATI, 3D-LIVE, CLOMMUNITY, EAR- IT, ECO2Clouds, ALIEN, EVARILOS, Cityflow, IoTLAB, FORGE, TRESCIMO, MOSAIC 2B, SMARTFIRE) are spe- cifically research-focused and experimentally-driven. The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) projects and their main functions are: • AmpliFIRE: FIRE vision, strategy, dissemination; FIRE Board and FIRE Forum • ceFIMS-CONNECT: European Future Internet Forum (FIF) Support • CI-FIRE: EIT ICT Labs and FIRE co-operation • ECIAO (EU-China FIRE): EU-China cooperation on FIRE and IPv6 • FUSION: SMEs for FIRE Previous FIRE projects have laid the foundations for FIRE’s portfolio/offering today and created a solid basis for the continu- ous development of the FIRE Facility and experimental re- search; supported by CSA projects. More information can be found on the FIRE website at: www.ict-fire.eu/home/fire-projects.html The FIRE projects on 2014 are shown in Figure 1.1 and the FIRE Integrated Projects (IP) evolution and their timing in Figure 1.2. Links • Information about the Digital Agenda for Europe, FIRE - Future Internet Research and Ex- perimentation: http://europa.eu/!cC44Qk • FIRE information portal: http://www.ict-fire.eu • FIRE Wiki: http://bit.ly/17C4KCp • FIRE group @ LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/ypSQ8V • FIRE @ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FIREFP7 • FIRE @ Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fire_fp7 • FIRE@Twitter:https://twitter.com/ICT_FIRE, #ICT_FIRE, @ICT_FIRE • FIRE @ SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/fire-ict 6 Key achievements AmpliFIRE has already conducted a series of community buildingandsupportactivitiesaimedatarticulatingtheneeds and potential for Future Internet experimentation until 2020. The FIRE Forum was created to widen the FIRE community, and the FIRE Board for internal coordination. A FIRE Radar LAYOUT: MARKO MYLLYAHO, WWW.MARKOMYLLYAHO.COM This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 318550 Links Information about the Digital Agenda for Europe, FIRE - Future Internet Research and Experimentation: http://europa.eu/!cC44Qk FIRE information portal: http://www.ict-fire.eu FIRE Wiki: http://bit.ly/17C4KCp FIRE group @ LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/ypSQ8V FIRE @ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FIREFP7 FIRE @ Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fire_fp7 FIRE @ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICT_FIRE, #ICT_FIRE, @ICT_FIRE FIRE @ SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/fire-ict MOREINFORMATION: www.ict-fire.eu/home /amplifire.html AmpliFIRE QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be MOREINFORMATION: www.ict-fire.eu FIREINFOPORTAL QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be MOREINFORMATION: http://europa.eu/!cC44Qk FIREEC QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  7. 7. Chapter 2 FACILITY PROJECTS – OPEN ACCESS
  8. 8. BonFIRE enables developers to research new, faster, cheaper, or more flexible ways of running applications with new business models. SMEs and researchers can test a range of cloud scenar- ios, such as cloud bursting and hybrid clouds, across BonFIRE’s five European sites. BonFIRE’s Open Access initiative gives us- ers access to a multi-site cloud facility for applications, services and systems experimentation: • Large-scale, heterogeneous and virtualised compute, storage and networking resources; • Full control of your resource deployment; • In-depth monitoring and logging of physical and virtual re- sources; • Advanced cloud and network features; and • Ease of use of experimentation. How does it work? The BonFIRE cloud facility is based on an Infrastructure-as-a- Service delivery model with guidelines, policies and best prac- tices for experimentation. It has a federated multi-platform ap- proach, providing interconnection and interoperation between novel service and networking testbeds. It offers advanced serv- ices and tools for services research including cloud federation, virtual machine management, service modelling, service lifecycle management, service level agreements, quality of service moni- toring and analytics. The BonFIRE project provides innovative methods for describ- ing, deploying, managing, executing, measuring and removing ex- periments. These methods include uniform test description and deployment descriptors for all scenarios (including cross-cutting tests), federation of cloud resources in different administrative 8 BonFIRE — Open Access Movie 2.1 BonFIRE: a multi-site Cloud experimentation and testing facility.
  9. 9. domains that provide BonFIRE with physical resources, and user-friendly interfaces at the facility’s entry point. Three key test scenarios were implemented: 1. Extended cloud: the extension of current cloud offerings
 towards a federated facility with heterogeneous virtualized resources and best-effort Internet interconnectivity; 2. Cloud with emulated network implications: a controlled en- vironment providing an experimental network emulation platform to service developers, where topology configura- tion and resource usage is under full control of the
 experimental researcher; and 3. Extended cloud with complex physical network implica- tions: investigation of federation mechanisms for an experi- mental cloud system that interconnects individual BonFIRE sites with other FIRE facilities. Key achievements/results BonFIRE is offering its multi-site cloud infrastructure free throughout 2014 for researchers and SMEs to use for testing and experimentation of cloud-based applications and services. Al- though EU investment finished at the end of 2013, the infrastruc- ture will continue to operate as the BonFIRE Foundation. The continuation of the service beyond the lifetime of the EU- funded project is a major step forward for European research. Rather than being a centrally funded project, the Foundation will be financed by its core members. Testbed providers, integrators, and partners who agree to provide practical support for the pro- ject are full members of the BonFIRE Foundation; other part- ners will retain their links as associates. How to get involved? All you need is an idea for testing and experimentation that ex- ploits BonFIRE’s unique features. Join BonFIRE by submitting your experiment application at http://www.bonfire-project.eu/access-now. 9 Figure 2.1 BonFIRE’s features supporting cloud research and experimentation
  10. 10. Project facts (during project execution) C O O R D I N A- TOR: Josep Mar- trat, Atos EXECUTION: From 2010-06-01 to 2013-12-31 NOTE: Sustained through the BonFIRE Foundation throughout 2014. PARTNERS: Atos (Spain) (Coordinator), The University
 of Edinburgh (UK), SAP AG (Germany), University of Stuttgart (Germany), Fraunhofer-FOKUS (Germany), iMinds (Belgium), UCM (Spain), i2Cat (Spain), Hewlett-Packard (UK), 451 Re- search (UK), TU Berlin (Germany), University
 of Southampton IT Innovation (UK), INRIA (France), Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan (Poland), Nextworks (Italy), Wellness Telecom (Spain), RedZinc Services (Ireland), Cloudium Systems (Ireland), CESGA (Spain), CETIC (Belgium), University of Man- chester (UK), ICCS/NTUA (Greece), Televes (Spain), SZTAKI (Hungary), IN2 (UK), University of Patras (Greece). 10 MOREINFORMATION: www.bonfire-project.eu BONFIRE http://www.bonfire-project.eu
  11. 11. OFELIA OpenFlow Experimental Facility Infrastruc- ture and Functionality Continues to Exist and Remains Open for Experiments. The FP7-FIRE project OFELIA ended after three years in Octo- ber 2013, but announced the continued availability, maintenance and further development of the pan-European OpenFlow-based testbed facility. OpenFlow, for those not familiar with the latest developments in networking, is a key standard within the new networking paradigm called Software Defined Networking (SDN). How does it work? OFELIA creates an experimentation space which allows for the flexible integration of test and production traffic by isolating the traffic domains inside the OpenFlow-enabled network equip- ment. This provides realistic test scenarios and permits the seam- less deployment of successfully tested technology. Tests of new routing algorithms, tunnelling protocols and tai- lored network control planes can be deployed as applications on top of the OpenFlow controller at any time. Testing of new ad- dressing formats and forwarding schemes, which requires changes to the controller itself, will be carried out as and when the required modifications are developed. These innovations were provided by both project partners and other contributors, brought to the project through the process of Open Calls. Key achievements/results The OFELIA facility consists of ten federated islands dispersed over Europe and Brazil. The OFELIA Control Framework (OCF) is responsible for the deployment of Virtual Machines 11 OFELIA — Open Access Movie 2.2 Ofelia - The story of the switch.
  12. 12. (VM), binding of VMs to slices and provisioning of an OpenFlow controller interface to control the forwarding in the slice indi- vidually per experiment. Cross-island experiments have been made possible during 2013 for a number of ongoing collabora- tions and interconnections with other OpenFlow infrastructures. The “OFELIA Foundation Task-Force” was setup in August 2013 in order to prepare the institutional follow-up to the project. It focuses on four aspects to sustain and coordinate OFELIA’s software development: academic and industrial rela- tions, software development, network connectivity. At the mo- ment of preparation of this publication, the process of creating a follow-up organisation outside of the structures of EU project organisation is on-going. This not-for-profit organisation will take over the further steer- ing of the development of OCF, manage software releases, and organize the further funding of the operation. How to get involved? Generally, the use of the OFELIA facility is provided “as is” as a free-of-charge best-effort service. Any user accepting the usage policy is welcome to experiment on the OFELIA test- bed. Technically, the testbed has created a pan-European Layer-2 net- work, a giant LAN that allows the definition of various forward- ing entries, including loops. As this is an intended feature, the ex- perimental network itself is built in a tunnel infrastructure laid over the Internet. Consequently, experimenters have to ‘dial in’ to OFELIA. The account and the OpenVPN credentials can be generated via the OFELIA web site. The policy of access to the testbed may, however, change to “members only” once the planned organisation is set up, thereby encouraging users to join the community and contribute to its growth by adding new islands. This model would follow the suc- cessful example of PlanetLab, where membership was based on adding two nodes to the global facility. A similarly low entrance barrier may be envisioned for OFELIA as an outcome of further discussion in the organisation, i.e. later this year or in 2015. Project facts (during project execution) COORDINATOR: Hagen Woesner, EICT (Germany). EXECUTION: From 2010- 10-01 to 2013-09-30. PARTNERS: EICT (Ger- many) (Coordinator), Deut- sche Telekom AG (Germany), University of Essex (UK), Fun- dacio Privada i2CAT (Spain), Technische Universität Berlin (Ger- many), NEC Europe Ltd (UK), Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (Belgium), Eidgenössische Technische Ho- chschule Zürich (Switzerland), The Board of Trustees of the Le- land Stanford Junior University (USA), ADVA AG Optical Net- working (UK), CREATE-NET (Italy), Consorzio Nazionale In- teruniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy). 12 http://www.fp7-ofelia.eu/ 7 MOREINFORMATION: www.fp7-ofelia.eu OFELIA QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be innovationswereprovidedbybothprojectpartnersandother contributors, brought to the project through the process of Open Calls. Key achievements/results The OFELIA facility consists of ten federated islands dis- persed over Europe and Brazil. The OFELIA Control Frame- work (OCF) is responsible for the deployment of Virtual Ma- chines (VM), binding of VMs to slices and provisioning of an OpenFlow controller interface to control the forwarding in the slice individually per experiment. Cross-island experiments have been made possible during 2013 for a number of ongo- ing collaborations and interconnections with other OpenFlow infrastructures. The “OFELIA Foundation Task-Force” was set-up in Au- gust 2013 in order to prepare the institutional follow-up to the project. It focuses on four aspects to sustain and coordinate tributetoitsgrowthbyaddingnewislands.Thismodelwould follow the successful example of PlanetLab, where member- ship was based on adding two nodes to the global facility. A similarly low entrance barrier may be envisioned for OFELIA as an outcome of further discussion in the organisation, i.e. later this year or in 2015. Project facts (during project execution) COORDINATOR: Hagen Woesner, EICT (Germany). EXECUTION: From 2010-10-01 to 2013-09-30. PARTNERS: EICT (Germany) (Coordinator), Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany), University of Essex (UK), Fundacio Privada i2CAT (Spain), Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), NEC Europe Ltd (UK), Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (Belgium), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland), The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (USA), ADVA AG Optical Networking (UK), CREATE-NET (Italy), Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy).
  13. 13. Chapter 3 FACILITY PROJECTS
  14. 14. The goal of the Fed4FIRE project (www.fed4fire.eu) is to feder- ate the different FIRE facilities using a common federation framework. The federation framework enables innovative experi- ments that break the boundaries of these domains. It allows ex- perimenters to more easily find the right resources to translate their ideas into actual experiments, to easily gain access to differ- ent nodes on different testbeds, to use the same experimenter tools across the different testbeds, etc. This means that the ex- perimenters can focus more on their research tasks than on the practical aspects of experimentation. The benefits of federation for the infrastruc- ture providers are e.g. the reuse of common tools developed within the federation, reach of larger community of experiment- ers through the federation, etc. As depicted in the figure, there are currently 17 testbeds involved in the Fed4FIRE federation, introducing a diverse set of Future Internet technologies. Four of these testbeds joined the project after winning the project’s first Open Call. This call was launched in May 2013, and aimed to allocate budget to selected candidate testbeds for inclusion in the Fed4FIRE project, and to selected experiments that make use of the provided Fed- 4FIRE federation. A similar second Open Call will be launched in March 2014. Next to that, the project has also launched a new type of Open Calls which is especially targeting experimentation by SMEs. The submission deadline for that call is April 2nd 2014. How does it work? The Fed4FIRE federation architecture is characterized by a pref- erence for distributed components. This way, the federation would not be compromised if, in the short or long term, individ- ual testbeds or partners would discontinue their support of the federation. The general policy is that experimenter tools should 14 Fed4FIRE Movie 3.1 Fed4FIRE: An Open FEDERATION solution at the Hands-On FIRE! 8-10 May 2013 / FIA-Dublin.
  15. 15. always be able to directly interact with the different testbeds, and should not be obliged to pass through some central Fed4FIRE component. However, some non-critical central federation-level components are also included in the architecture for convenience purposes. For instance, when an experimenter tool is used for resource discovery, reservation and provisioning, it will retrieve the lists of available resources directly from the different Fed4FIRE testbeds, and it will directly request these testbeds to reserve specific resources or to provision them. Ex- periment control tools (which ease the execution of complex ex- periment scenarios) and experiment monitoring frameworks are other example cases where the experimenter tool will directly in- teract with the testbed. A critical aspect in such a highly distributed approach is the adoption of common interfaces in the federation, and making sure that every member of the federation is fully compliant with them. Therefore, Fed4FIRE is developing a new software tool that focuses on acceptation testing of the required interfaces for testbed federation: jFed. This test suite enables the rigorous test- ing and integration activities that are needed when federating a highly heterogeneous set of testbeds with the intention to realize a fully operational federation. jFed focuses on logical tests for all steps of the experiment workflow and adds interface tests and negative testing (are things breakable?) where needed. In the context of resource discovery, reservation and provision- ing, the adoption of the Slice-Based Federation Architecture (SFA) is a key element in Fed4FIRE. Therefore, the first focal point of jFed is the support of manual and automatic nightly test- ing of the entire SFA API. This testing functionality is entirely developed in Java, allowing greater flexibility in development of both the test suite and future Java SFA client tools. For the man- ual testing of the SFA interface of any given testbed, both a com- mand line and a graphical user interface are provided. The auto- matic (nightly) testing of testbeds is run from within a Jenkins platform, posting the test reports on a web site and sending emails in case of problems. The test suite has been released as open source software (http://jfed.iminds.be), and easily allows for extensions through a plugin system. This way, other important Fed4FIRE federation interfaces will also be added to the testing suite as the project continues. The Federated Resource Control Protocol (FRCP) is an example of such an interface. 15 Movie 3.2 OpenLab/Fed4FIRE Demo @ICT2013.
  16. 16. Key achievements/results Merely 16 months after the start of the project, Fed4FIRE has deployed the first version of its federation framework, allowing experimenters to get involved with all affiliated testbeds in an easy manner. At the same time, it has selected 8 Open Call experi- ments from a total of 55 received proposals, and is actively sup- porting them in the design, setup and execution of their specific experiments. How to get involved? FIRE facilities interested in joining Fed4IRE can compete for funding in the project’s second Open Call, which will be launched in March 2014. When wanting to join without funding, then just mail us at contact@fed4fire.eu. Experimenters inter- ested in our facilities can participate in this same Open Call, or can compete in the new SME-specific Calls (first launched in Feb- ruary 2014). Open Access Calls will also be launched in a later stage, the concrete timing for this remains to be defined. It is ad- vised to regularly check the project’s website www.fed4fire.eu for updates on all these different Open Calls. Project facts COORDINATOR: Piet Demeester, iMinds EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2016-09-30 PARTNERS: iMinds (Belgium) (Coordinator), University of Southamp- ton IT Innovation (UK), UPMC (France), Fraunhofer- FOKUS (Germany), TU Berlin (Germany), University of Edinburgh (UK), INRIA (France), NICTA (Australia), Atos (Spain), University of Thessaly (Greece), NTUA (Greece), University of Bristol (UK), i2CAT (Spain), EURESCOM (Germany), DANTE (United King- dom), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), NISA (Republic of Ko- rea), UMA (Spain), UPC (Spain), UC3M (Spain), DEIMOS (Spain), MTA SZTAKI (Hungary), NUI Galway (Ireland), ULANC (UK), WooX Innovations (Belgium), UKent (UK), Brit- ish Telecom (UK), Televes (Spain). 16 Figure 3.1 Overview of the testbeds currently belonging to Fed4FIRE. http://www.fed4fire.eu/ Project facts COORDINATOR: Piet Demeester, iMinds EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2016-09-30 PARTNERS: iMinds (Belgium) (Coordinator), University Southampton IT Innovation (UK), UPMC (France), Frau FOKUS (Germany), TU Berlin (Germany), University of Edinburgh (UK), INRIA (France), NICTA (Australia), Atos University of Thessaly (Greece), NTUA (Greece), Unive Bristol (UK), i2CAT (Spain), EURESCOM (Germany), DA (United Kingdom), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), N (Republic of Korea), UMA (Spain), UPC (Spain), UC3M DEIMOS (Spain), MTA SZTAKI (Hungary), NUI Galway (Ireland), ULANC (UK), WooX Innovations (Belgium), U (UK), British Telecom (UK), Televes (Spain). MOREINFORMATION: www.fed4fire.eu Fed4FIRE QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  17. 17. CONFINE (Community Networks Testbed for the Future Inter- net) provides an experimental facility that supports and extends experimentally-driven research on Community-owned Open Lo- cal IP Networks (COPLANs), which are already successful in de- veloping Internet access in many areas of Europe and the world. The project takes an integrated view on these innovative commu- nity networks, offering a testbed that federates the resources of several COPLANs, each hosting between 500–20,000 nodes, along with a greater number of links and even more end-users. How does it work? CONFINE’s testbed, Community-Lab, integrates and extends three existing community networks: Guifi.net (Catalonia, Spain), FunkFeuer (Wien, Austria) and AWMN (Athens, Greece). These facilities are extremely dynamic and diverse, and successfully combine different wireless and wired (optical) link technologies, fixed and mobile routing schemes and management schemes, run- ning multiple self-provisioned, experimental and commercial services and applications. The testbed is an innovative model of self-provisioned, dynamic and self-organizing networks using un- licensed and public spectrum and links. It offers unified access to an open testbed with tools that allow researchers to deploy, run, monitor and experiment with services, protocols and applica- tions as part of real-world community IP networks. This inte- grated platform provides user-friendly access to these emerging COPLAN networks, supporting any stakeholder interested in developing and testing experimental technologies for open and interoperable network infrastructures. The CONFINE facility, through federation and virtualization, allows the experimental validation of varied scenarios. For exam- ple, the cooperation and comparison between nodes using di- verse mesh routing protocols (e.g. OLSR, Batman, Babel); self- managing (or autonomic) application protocols that adapt to the dynamic conditions of nodes, links and routes in these networks; network self-management or cooperative and decentralized man- agement; the adaptation of services such a VoIP (live video streaming) to low band- width wireless networks. Key achievements/results The main achievement in the project is the offering of Community-Lab: an open federated test platform that facilitates experimentally-driven research in existing community networks. Community-Lab has more than 100 nodes for experiments em- bedded around more than 40,000 community network nodes in Europe. Experiments by the project partners and Open Call par- ticipants encompass topics such as the characterisation of com- munity networks and mesh networks, the development of im- 17 CONFINE
  18. 18. provements on existing routing protocols, cross-layer optimiza- tions, SDN, decentralized video streaming, network attached ra- dios, content-centric networking, etc. Open data sets about com- munity networks are published at http://opendata.confine-project.eu including data such as topol- ogy, routing, traffic, and usage patterns. This has also resulted in new software tools and protocols developed as part of the test- bed itself or specific experiments that are now adopted outside the project. How to get involved? The testbed portal is at http://community-lab.net; the documen- tation is at http://wiki.confine-project.eu and all its code is pub- lished at http://redmine.confine-project.eu. Open usage of Community-Lab is planned in the future as enough testbed re- sources will become available. Project facts COORDINATOR: Leandro Navarro, UPC EXECUTION: From 2011-10-01 to 2015-09- 30 PARTNERS: Core: UPC (Spain) (Coordina- tor), guifi.net (Spain), FunkFeuer (Austria), Athens Wireless Met- ropolitan Network (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). 18 Figure 3.2 CONFINE is an entry point for experimentation on a federation of real community networks, including Guifi.net, FunkFeuer and AWMN, shown here. http://www.confine-project.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: www.confine-project.eu Confine QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  19. 19. The CREW project facilitates experimentally-driven research on advanced spectrum sensing, cognitive radio and cognitive net- working strategies in view of horizontal and vertical spectrum sharing in licensed and unlicensed bands. How does it work? The CREW platform federates five individual wireless test- beds, built on diverse wireless technologies: heterogeneous ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) radio, heterogeneous licensed radio (TV-bands), cellular networks (LTE) , and wireless sensors. The offerings of these geographically distributed testbeds are fed- erated, and improved with the addition of state-of-the-art cogni- tive sensing equipment. The platform offers users a common portal with a comprehen- sive description of the functionalities of each individual testbed together with clear user guidelines. The facility also includes a benchmarking framework that enables experiments under con- trolled/ reproducible test conditions, and offers universal and automated procedures for experiments and performance evalua- tion. This allows fair comparison between different cognitive ra- dio and cognitive networking concepts. The combined expertise, software and hardware that is available in the CREW federated platform allows the experimental opti- mization and validation of cognitive radio and cognitive network- ing concepts in a diverse range of scenarios, including but not limited to: radio environment sensing for cognitive radio spec- trum sharing, horizontal resource sharing between heterogene- ous networks in the ISM bands, cooperation in heterogeneous networks in licensed bands, robust cognitive sensor networks, and measuring the impact of cognitive networking on primary cellular systems. 19 CREW Movie 3.3 CREWWLAN Handover - Hands-On FIRE! 8-10 May 2013 / FIA-Dublin.
  20. 20. Key achievements/results CREW has organised three successful Open Calls. Open Call 1 and Open Call 2 resulted in 7 funded experiments and the acces- sion of 9 new partners to the CREW project. 7 more experi- ments (with no funding for the experimenters) will be supported as a result from the latest call (Open Call 3), evidencing a first step towards sustainable use of the CREW facilities. How to get involved? CREW has entered in a continuous Open Access phase. CREW offers best effort access to the facilities that is free for non- commercial use and includes basic support (consisting of informa- tion from portal, guidelines, tutorials, handbooks, and very lim- ited basic technical support). If more guarantees are required on availability of infrastructure and technical support, it is possible to submit a request for experimentation with guaranteed avail- ability and support. More information about the Open Access use of the CREW facilities can be found at http://www.crew-project.eu/opencall. The CREW portal (http://www.crew-project.eu/portal) guides the experimenter to find the most suitable test facility for its experiment and further gives information on how to get started. 20 Figure 3.3 The CREW federated platform and its advanced cog- nitive component. Movie 3.4 CREW: CCA agent in a CSMA MAC using Iris at the Hands-On FIRE! 8-10 May 2013 / FIA-Dublin.
  21. 21. Project facts COORDINATOR: Ingrid Moerman, iMinds E X E C U T I O N : From 2010-10-01 to 2015-09-30 P A R T N E R S : 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), Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany), Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain). 2nd Open Call: Univer- sity of Thessaly (Greece), National ICT Australia (Australia), In- stituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal), CMSF-Sistemas de Infor- mação (Portugal), CNIT (Italy), WINGS ICT Solutions (Greece). 21 http://www.crew-project.eu/ 11 component. MOREINFORMATION: www.crew-project.eu CREW QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  22. 22. EXPERIMEDIA aims to explore the new forms of social interac- tion and rich media experiences enabled by the Future Media Internet (FMI). The project is developing and operating a unique facility that offers researchers what they need for large- scale FMI experiments, and in particular for socio-technical ex- perimentation of networked media systems conducted in the real world. The state-of-the-art Future Internet testbed infra- structure offered supports the large-scale experimentation of user generated content, 3D Internet, augmented reality, integra- tion of online communities and full experiment lifecycle manage- ment. How does it work? EXPERIMEDIA targets the research community in the FMI, working with stakeholders such as venue management, broadcast- ers, content and service providers, and application developers (in- cluding mobile). The facility allows them to gain valuable insight into how Future Internet technologies can be used and enhanced to deliver added value, legally compliant, media experiences to consumers. Users can then take advantage of three culturally im- portant “smart venues” offered by the facility where they are not only able to access state-of-the-art testbed resources, but they also have access to the necessary experts to help them design, execute and analyse innovative socio-technical experiments. Key achievements/results EXPERIMEDIA has run ten ground-breaking experiments at smart venues across Europe developing new techniques for sports science, learning in culture and heritage, and visitor experi- ence. All experiments were tested with users to assess quality of experience. The Foundation of the Hellenic World showed novel interactivity and augmented reality as part of exhibitions deliv- ered to 100+ visitors attending a next generation digital dome show in ancient Greece “A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. IN2 have successfully concluded a trial “Digital Schladming” of their 22 EXPERIMEDIA Movie 3.5 3D Media in Sports.
  23. 23. ON:meedi:a platform at the Schladming Ski Resort demonstrat- ing how hyperlocal media, content syndication and advanced fil- tering can enhance visitor experience by providing access to all of Schladming’s social media channels in one place. CAR, a High Performance Training Centre for Olympic athletes, has demon- strated significant advances in using invasive and non-invasive sensing techniques to improve sports performance. Five more ex- periments have been funded in the 2nd Open Call including deliv- ery of real-time information to mobile users to Smart Ski Gog- gles, adaptive streaming technologies for interactive video naviga- tion for camera-based coaching and training, 3D interactive and collaborative serious games, multi-factor human sensing and re- mote calibration of 3D capture systems. How to get involved? EXPERIMEDIA will be opening the facility during 2014 for ex- perimentation by stakeholders external to the consortium. If you have an idea and would like to explore it, please contact info@experimedia.eu. Project facts COORDINATOR: Michael Boniface, University of South- ampton IT Innovation EXECUTION: From 2011- 10-01 to 2014-09-30 23 Movie 3.6 Foundation for the Hellenic World: Next Gen Digital Domes. Movie 3.7 MEDIA CONNECT: Online video-based interaction without limits. http://www.experimedia.eu/ working with stakeholders such as venue ma broadcasters, content and service providers, a tion developers (including mobile). The facility a togainvaluableinsightintohowFutureInternette can be used and enhanced to deliver added va compliant, media experiences to consumers. Use take advantage of three culturally important “sm offered by the facility where they are not only ab state-of-the-art testbed resources, but they also h to the necessary experts to help them design, e analyse innovative socio-technical experiments. Key achievements/results EXPERIMEDIA has run ten ground-breaking e atsmartvenuesacrossEuropedevelopingnew for sports science, learning in culture and he visitor experience. All experiments were tested to assess quality of experience. The Foundation lenic World showed novel interactivity and aug alityaspartofexhibitionsdeliveredto100+visit ing a next generation digital dome show in anc “A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. IN2 have s concluded a trial “Digital Schladming” of their O platformattheSchladmingSkiResortdemons hyperlocal media, content syndication and ad tering can enhance visitor experience by provid to all of Schladming’s social media channels in CAR, a High Performance Training Centre fo athletes, has demonstrated significant advanc MOREINFORMATION: www.experimedia.eu Experimedia QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  24. 24. PARTNERS: Core: University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre (UK) (Coordinator), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece), Atos Origin (Spain), Joanneum Re- search Forschungsgesellschaft (Austria), Bearingpoint Infonova (Austria), Idrima Meizonos Ellinismou (Greece), Schladming 2030 (Austria), Centre D’alt Rendiment Esportiu De Sant Cugat Del Valles (Spain), KU Leuven (Belgium),
 La F@brique du Futur (France), TII (Sweden). 1st Open Call: IN2 search interfaces development Ltd (UK), STI International GmbH (Austria), University of Graz (Austria), University of Pelo- ponnese (Greece), Henri Tudor Research Center (Luxembourg), University of Vigo (Spain), STT Engineering and Systems (Spain), Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (Poland). Figure 3.4 EXPERIMEDIA offers a FIRE facility for experi- ments in social interaction and rich media experiences. 24
  25. 25. OpenLab delivers the ingredients to build an open, general- purpose, shared experimental facility, which allows European in- dustry and academia to innovate and assess the performance of their solutions. OpenLab builds on and improves successful FIRE prototypes, increasing their offering in diversity and scale. It works on the sustainability of these R&D&I resources. Open- Lab has pioneered the collaboration with EIT ICT Labs, which enables the exchange and shared objectives between education, research and innovation. The joint effort, FITTING, has brought OpenLab into KIC nodes, embedding the facility’s main components and resources in the involved EIT ICT Labs co- location centers. This is a milestone for sustainable facility host- ing in the future. How does it work? OpenLab deploys the software and tools that allow a selection of advanced testbeds to support diverse applications and protocols in more efficient and flexible ways. The project delivers control and experimental plane middleware to facilitate use of these test- beds by researchers in industry and academia, exploiting its own technologies, developed notably in the OneLab and Panlab pro- jects, as well as drawing upon and improving other initiatives’ work, such as the Slice Facility Architecture (SFA) control frame- work and OpenFlow switching. OpenLab extends FIRE facilities with advanced capabilities in the area of mobility, wireless, monitoring and domain intercon- nections, incorporating technologies such as OpenFlow. OpenLab offers access to a wide range of testbeds, providing an infrastructure for experiments that go beyond what can be tested on the current Internet. The testbeds offered include: • PlanetLab Europe, offering access to over 1000 nodes distrib- uted worldwide, based on the PlanetLab system; 25 OpenLab Movie 3.8 OpenLab: video streaming over federated facilities - Hands-On FIRE! 8-10 May 2013 / FIA-Dublin.
  26. 26. • NITOS, an OMF-based wireless testbed consisting of 45 nodes equipped with a mix of Wi-Fi and GNU-radios; • w-iLab.t wireless mesh and sensor network infrastructure of 180 nodes, including 20 mobile nodes; • Two IMS testbeds, supporting carrier-grade next generation network services, for performing diverse converged media ex- periments; • ETOMIC, a high-precision network measurement testbed fea- turing dozens of Internet-connected nodes synchronized via GPS; • .SEL, a hybrid delay-tolerant opportunistic networking test- bed; • ns-3, a free open-source discrete-event network simulator; and • HEN, which allows emulation of rich topologies in a con- trolled fashion over switched VLANs that connect multiple vir- tual machines. Key achievements/results • An architecture supported by standards and tools to enable fed- eration for the control, experimental and data planes; • A large and coherent testbed offering; and • Large usage experience from partners joining the project fol- lowing 2 Open Calls. How to get involved? To express your interest to use the facility, please send an email to contact@ict-openlab.eu. Project facts COORDINATOR: Serge Fdida, UPMC EXECUTION: From 2011-09-01 to 2014-06- 30 26 Figure 3.5 Distribution of OpenLab testbeds in Europe. http://www.ict-openlab.eu/ How does it work? OpenLab deploys the software and tools that allow a selec- tion of advanced testbeds to support diverse applications and protocols in more efficient and flexible ways. The pro- ject delivers control and experimental plane middleware to facilitate use of these testbeds by researchers in industry and academia, exploiting its own technologies, developed notably in the OneLab and Panlab projects, as well as draw- ing upon and improving other initiatives’ work, such as the Slice Facility Architecture (SFA) control framework and OpenFlow switching. OpenLab extends FIRE facilities with advanced capabili- ties in the area of mobility, wireless, monitoring and domain interconnections,incorporatingtechnologiessuchasOpen- Flow. OpenLab offers access to a wide range of testbeds, providing an infrastructure for experiments that go beyond what can be tested on the current Internet. The testbeds of- fered include: • PlanetLab Europe, offering access to over 1000 nodes distributed worldwide, based on the PlanetLab system; • NITOS, an OMF-based wireless testbed consisting of 45 nodes equipped with a mix of Wi-Fi and GNU-radios; • w-iLab.t wireless mesh and sensor network infrastruc- ture of 180 nodes, including 20 mobile nodes; • Two IMS testbeds, supporting carrier-grade next generation network services, for performing diverse converged media experiments; • ETOMIC, a high-precision network measurement testbed featuring dozens of Internet-connected nodes synchronized via GPS; • .SEL, a hybrid delay-tolerant opportunistic networking testbed; • ns-3, a free open-source discrete-event network simulator; and • HEN, which allows emulation of rich topologies in a controlled fashion over switched VLANs that connect multiple virtual machines. EXECUTION: From 2011-09-01 to 2014-06-30 PARTNERS: Core: UPMC (FR) (Coordinator), Cosmote (EL) Creative Systems Engineering (EL), ELTE (HU), ETH Zurich, (CH) EURESCOM (DE), Fraunhofer-FOKUS (DE), HUJI (IL), iMinds (BE) INRIA (FR), NICTA (AUS), TU Berlin (DE), UAM (ES), UCL (UK), Università di Pisa, (IT), University of Patras, (EL), University of Thessaly (EL), Waterford Institute of Technology (IE). 1st Open Call: Universidad de Murcia (ES), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (HU), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO), NTUA (EL), Politechnika Warszawska (PL), Orange Polska (PL). 2nd Open Call: TU München (DE), CNIT (IT), Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (ES), Deutsche Telekom AG (DE), Portugal Telecom Inovacao (PT). DistributionofOpenLabtestbedsinEurope. MOREINFORMATION: www.ict-openlab.eu OpenLab QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  27. 27. PARTNERS: Core: UPMC (FR) (Coordinator), Cosmote (EL) Creative Systems Engineering (EL), ELTE (HU), ETH Zurich, (CH) EURESCOM (DE), Fraunhofer-FOKUS (DE), HUJI (IL), iMinds (BE) INRIA (FR), NICTA (AUS), TU Berlin (DE), UAM (ES), UCL (UK), Università di Pisa, (IT), University of Patras, (EL), University of Thessaly (EL), Waterford Institute of Technol- ogy (IE). 1st Open Call: Universidad de Murcia (ES), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (HU), Norwegian Uni- versity of Science and Technology (NO), NTUA (EL), Politech- nika Warszawska (PL), Orange Polska (PL). 2nd Open Call: TU München (DE), CNIT (IT), Universidad Politecnica de Cata- lunya (ES), Deutsche Telekom AG (DE), Portugal Telecom Inova- cao (PT). 27
  28. 28. Chapter 4 FACILITY PROJECTS – CALL 10
  29. 29. FLEX (FIRE LTE testbeds for open experimentation) aims at contributing a crucial missing piece in FIRE’s infrastructure puz- zle: cellular access technologies and Long-Term Evolution (LTE). FLEX’s experimentation environment will feature both open source platforms and configurable commercial equipment that span macro-cell, pico-cell and small-cell setups. FLEX will build upon current FIRE testbed management and experiment con- trol tools and extend them to provide support for the new LTE components, and will develop specialized monitoring tools and methodologies. Focus will be placed on mobility, with the estab- lishment of both real and emulated mobility functionalities on the testbeds. FLEX will organize two Open Calls, aiming to at- tract research groups to conduct sophisticated experiments, test innovative usages or provide functional extensions of LTE test- beds. How does it work? FLEX will establish LTE resources by means of access and core network in existing FIRE facilities thus reducing the integration effort. The LTE resources deployment will take place at the wire- less testbeds of NITOS in Greece, w—iLab.t in Belgium and EURECOM in France by using two different setups; the first one based on commercial equipment and the second one using highly configurable Open Source LTE components on an FPGA setup. The first approach offers a commercial network that is configurable and enables testing that needs compliance with the market products while the second one allows for full redesign of the system. The state-of-the-art tools for resource control and experiment orchestration and monitoring will be extended in or- der to support the LTE specific resources, so as to provide a user friendly way for the experimenter to remotely access the test- beds and evaluate new ideas and protocols. Key objectives The main objectives of the project can be summarized in the fol- lowing: • Provide a truly open and highly configurable experimental facil- ity that uses LTE resources; • Fully integrate the LTE resources with existing FIRE infra- structure; and • Create the circumstances for innovation in the field of 4G net- works. 29 FLEX
  30. 30. How to get involved? The FLEX portal can be reached at http://www.flex-project.eu where valuable information on how to conduct experiments and use the infrastructure is included. FLEX will organize two Open Calls, one at M6 and one at M14 of the project. The goal of these calls is to attract proposals for innovative usages of the deployed facilities, sophisticated experiments or even functional exten- sions of the LTE components. The calls have been planned to take place early, in order for provide enough time for the new partners to be integrated in the consortium and provide meaning- ful contributions. Project facts COORDINATOR: Prof. Leandros Tassiulas, Univer- sity of Thessaly EXECUTION: From 2014-01-01 to 2016-12-31 PARTNERS: University of Thessaly (Greece) (Co- ordinator), iMinds (Belgium), SiRRAN Engineering Services Ltd. (UK), Eurecom (France), ip.access Ltd. (UK), COSMOTE (Greece), Rutgers – The state university of New Jersey (US), NICTA (Australia). 30 Figure 4.1 Demonstration of supported experiments for FLEX’s infrastructure. http://www.flex-project.eu/ infrastructure; and • Create the circumstances for innovation in the 4G networks. MOREINFORMATION: www.flex-project.eu FLEX QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  31. 31. Oceans and lakes cover 71% of the Earth surface, and play a key role for the equilibrium of many earth systems, including climate and weather. Moreover, they support the life of nearly half of all species on earth and about 40% of the global population living within 100 kilometers of a coast. The future of mankind is therefore very dependent on careful monitoring, control and exploitation of the marine environments. As of today, however, our ocean basins are less well mapped, explored and understood than the moon, or even Mars. SUNRISE aims to provide all the tools for the unprecedented monitoring and exploration of marine environments, extending the concept of The Future Internet (i.e., the so called “Internet of Things”) to the underwater domain. How does it work? SUNRISE concerns developing innovative solutions for network- ing smart devices to monitor and control the marine environ- ments. Several underwater platforms, including unmanned mo- bile robots, will be deployed in five different marine areas includ- ing the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea, lakes and canals. These devices will be interconnected wirelessly, through prevailing underwater communication technologies (e.g., acoustic and optical). Data collected by sensors, whether on static or mobile platforms, will be delivered to a central command and control station, where scientist and experts will be able to check the status of the marine environ- ment and take any action, if needed. SUNRISE will enable for the first time an accurate monitoring of large marine areas ‘in real time’. SUNRISE directly addresses the FIRE objectives providing inno- vative technologies for open underwater experimental facilities. 31 SUNRISE Movie 4.1 SUNRISE Demo @ICT2013 6.-8.11. 2013.
  32. 32. Key objectives • Develop innovative solutions to bring the Internet to marine environments; and • Enable the cooperation of static and mobile platforms for en- hanced monitoring, control and exploration of the underwater world. How to get involved? The five SUNRISE facilities should be accessible at the end of the first year of project. User participation at any level will be eased by a user-friendly web interface, enabling the connection to remote underwater devices, to request measurements, and to remotely monitor the status of marine areas. The SUNRISE project will also extend its infrastructure through two Open Calls. The first one will be launched after 12 months from the beginning of the project and the second one after 18 months. Project facts C O O R D I NAT O R : Chiara Petrioli, Univer- sity of Rome
 “La Sapienza” EXECUTION: From 2013-09-01 to 2016-08-31 PARTNERS: Univer- sity of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) (Coordinator), Evologics Gmb (Germany), NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Ex- perimentation (Italy), Nexse s.r.l. (Italy), SUASIS Underwater Sys- tems Technology Limited (Turkey), The Research Foundation of State University of New York (University at Buffalo) (U.S.A.), Uni- versidade do Porto (Portugal), Universiteit Twente (The Nether- lands). 32 Figure 4.2 SUNRISE federated testing infrastructure. http://fp7-sunrise.eu/ 15 be interconnected wirelessly, through prevailing underwater communicationtechnologies(e.g.,acousticandoptical).Data collected by sensors, whether on static or mobile platforms, will be delivered to a central command and control station, where scientist and experts will be able to check the status of themarineenvironmentandtakeanyaction,ifneeded.SUN- RISE will enable for the first time an accurate monitoring of large marine areas ‘in real time’. Project facts COORDINATOR: Chiara Petrioli, University of Rome “La Sapienza” EXECUTION: From 2013-09-01 to 2016-08-31 PARTNERS: University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy) (Coordinator), Evologics Gmb (Germany), NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (Italy), Nexse s.r.l. (Italy), SUASIS Underwater Systems Technology Limited (Turkey), The Research Foundation of State University of New York (University at Buffalo) (U.S.A.), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), Universiteit Twente (The Netherlands). SUNRISEfederatedtestinginfrastructure. MOREINFORMATION: fp7-sunrise.eu SUNRISE QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  33. 33. Chapter 5 RESEARCH PROJECTS
  34. 34. CLOMMUNITY addresses the obstacles for communities in bootstrapping, running and expanding community-owned net- works that provide community services organised as community clouds. On the infrastructure layer, this concerns the manage- ment of a large number of distributed, low-cost, unreliable com- puting resources and dynamic network conditions. On the plat- form and application layer, the community cloud should operate elastic, resilient and scalable service overlays and user-oriented applications, such as for storage and home computing, built over this underlying infrastructure, which provide a good quality of experience at the lowest economic and environmental cost. How does it work? CLOMMUNITY utilizes CONFINE’s community networking testbed and additional cloud infrastructure to deploy cloud serv- ice prototypes in a cyclic participatory process of design, devel- opment, experimentation, evaluation and optimization, tailoring these to the specific social-technical challenges of community networks. The existence of this community cloud should allow end-users to find cloud applications within the community net- work, without needing to consume them from the Internet, which could ultimately lead to cloud ecosystems in communities. Key achievements/results • Development of the Guifi-Community-Distro, which contains common services and applications; and • Deployment of the community cloud in the Guifi community network. Project facts COORDINATOR: Felix Freitag, UPC EXECUTION: From 2013-01-01 to 2015-06-30 PARTNERS: UPC (Spain) (Coordinator), KTH (Sweden), UNESCO (France), Guifi.Net (Spain), SICS (Sweden). 34 CLOMMUNITY http://clommunity-project.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://clommunity-project.eu CLOMMUNITY
  35. 35. The EULER (Experimental UpdateLess Evolutive Routing) pro- ject designs and experimentally evaluates novel dynamic Internet-wide routing models and algorithms by taking into ac- count its possible evolution and enhancements. These novel rout- ing schemes aim to address the functional and performance lim- its of current Internet-wide routing in terms of i) cost of topol- ogy and policy dynamics, ii) computational complexity (both in time and space) and iii) memory complexity (both in time and space). How does it work? The project iteratively designs specialized routing models and al- gorithms for Internet-wide routing, experimentally evaluates their functionality and performance, and compares them to exist- ing routing protocols, namely the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Key achievements/results EULER has produced a novel geometric information routing scheme, unifying information and traffic routing, positioned as a paradigmatic alternative to overlay/CDN and NDN/CCN ap- proaches. The proposed routing scheme exploits the geometric properties of the Internet topology by associating to content identifiers (names) of a content locator (coordinate) taken out of a hyperbolic metric space from which a routing path can be de- rived without requiring knowledge of non-local information. EULER has also designed and developed a novel dynamic mul- ticast routing scheme (referred to as GCMR for Greedy Com- pact Multicast Routing) designed to perform independently of the underlying unicast routing protocol. This multicast routing scheme positions itself thus as an alternative to the PIM/mBGP routing scheme currently deployed in the context of IPTV 35 EULER Movie 5.1 EULER Demo: GCMR Experiment at the Hands-On FIRE! 8-10 May 2013 / FIA-Dublin.
  36. 36. within an Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) network. The first demonstration was conducted at the Hands-On FIRE! event at the FIA-Dublin on May 2013. Project facts C O O R D I NAT O R : Dimitri Papadimitriou, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Ant- werpen (Belgium) EXECUTION: From 2010-10-01 to 2014-06-30 PARTNERS: Alcatel- Lucent Bell Antwerpen (Belgium) (Coordinator), INRIA (France), iMinds (Belgium), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (France), Université Catholique
 de Louvain (Belgium), University of Patras (Greece), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain). 36 http://www.euler-fire-project.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: www.euler-fire-project.eu EULER
  37. 37. 3D-LIVE develops and experiments a User Driven Mixed Real- ity and Immersive (Twilight) platform connected to EXPERIME- DIA facilities in order to investigate the Future Internet (FI) broadband capacity to support real-time immersive situations, and to evaluate both the Quality of Experience (QoE) and Qual- ity of Service. The combination of FIRE testbeds and Living Labs enables both researchers and users to explore 3D/Media technologies and IoT in real and virtual environments and in live situations. Combining both FI technology and Tele-Immersion market pull establishes new requirements for Internet technol- ogy and infrastructure, and advances the creation and adoption of innova- tive FI Immersive services. How does it work? 3D-LIVE experiments and evaluates the Twilight Platform and 3D Tele-Immersive Environments in skiing, running and golfing scenarios. The selected FIRE facility is EXPERIMEDIA Schlad- ming. Of particular interest is the EXPERIMEDIA advance- ment in new methods and algorithms for content processing tar- geting the efficient delivery of augmented reality to mobile de- vices and 3D processing for on the fly reconstruction of live events in indoor geolocalised spaces. Key achievements/results The Project has developed a model and a methodology suitable for involving users in the design loop of Future Internet applica- tions at an earlier stage: the resulting applications are exactly what the users require. Prototypes for a Twilight Tele-Immersive Environment have been developed allowing users dispersed geo- graphically to practice their favourite sport as if they were to- gether. 37 3D-LIVE Movie 5.2 3D LIVE - Golfing Scenario.
  38. 38. Project facts COORDINATOR: Marco Conte, Collabo- rative Engineering EXECUTION: From 2012-09-01 to 2015-02- 28 PARTNERS: Collaborative Engineering (Italy) (Coordinator), ARTS (France), University of Southampton (UK), Cyberlightning (Finland), Sportscurve (Germany), CERTH (Greece). 38 Movie 5.3 3D LIVE - Jogging Scenario. http://3dliveproject.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://3dliveproject.eu 3D-live
  39. 39. ALIEN extends the OpenFlow control framework of OFELIA and its architecture to support the abstraction of network infor- mation of equipment that are alien to the OpenFlow technology such as optical network elements, legacy layer2 switches, net- work processors and programmable hardware (FPGA), thereby building strong foundations for Software Defined Networks (SDN). How does it work? The ALIEN project aims to provide an experimentally verified OpenFlow Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for describing network device capabilities and controlling their forwarding be- haviour by a set of unified interfaces for different types of net- work equipment. The HAL decouples hardware-specific control and management from the network-node abstraction mechanism (i.e. OpenFlow). It hides the device complexity, as well as tech- nology and vendor specific features, from the Control Plane. The HAL is split into two sub-layers: 1) Cross-Hardware Platform Layer providing node abstraction, virtualization and communica- tion mechanisms and 2) Hardware Specific Layer, composed as a set of hardware drivers, realizing atomic network instructions for various network platforms/devices. Key achievements/results The project has delivered a definition and the detailed specifica- tion of the HAL architecture that makes the implementation of OpenFlow on any non-OpenFlow equipment easier by providing a software framework for the development of hardware drivers for various “alien” network elements. Project facts COORDINATOR: Ar- tur Binczewski, Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN PCSS EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30 PARTNERS: Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN PCSS (Poland) (Coordinator), Uni- versity College London (UK), University
 of Bristol (UK), Poznan University of Technology (Poland), EICT(Germany), Universidad Del Pais Vasco Ehu (Spain), Dell France (France), Create-Net (Italia). 39 ALIEN http://www.fp7-alien.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://fp7-alien.eu ALIEN
  40. 40. Audio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy. With the grow- ing power of processing and networking capabilities it is possible to exploit audio data for a broad range of applications. There is great potential for RTD on intelligent (acoustic) solutions based on acoustical sensor networks to support a myriad set of applica- tions of high (social, business, etc.) value. How does it work? Two FIRE facilities, SmartSantander and HobNet have an in- stalled base of sensors, networked together, capable of support- ing advanced research in intelligent acoustics solutions. This enables “Ears on FIRE”, Experimenting Acoustics in Real environments using Innovative Testbeds (EAR-IT) realising distributed intelli- gence powered by acoustics. To explore, validate and confirm the RTD possibilities of using audio data, EAR-IT uses testbed capa- bilities of the HobNet project for indoor environments; benefits from SmartSantander offerings including applications on energy efficiency, etc. run in both large-scale outdoor and indoor smart city environments. EAR-IT validates main research lines and de- livers innovative services and applications targeting (but not lim- ited) to smart-buildings and smart-cities. Key achievements/results The Acoustic Processing Unit (APU) within EAR-IT has been developed. The APU comes with increased processing power via the utilization of an embedded processing platform to process complex algorithms with high quality audio. Several APUs were successfully deployed in the FIRE test bed Smart-Santander in the city of Santander (Spain) with successful experiments on Events detection and Traffic monitoring using sounds. APUs were also deployed in Smart Building at Mandat (Geneva). 40 EAR-IT Movie 5.4 Ear-It: Sounds for Smarter Future Internet.
  41. 41. Project facts COORDINATOR: Pe- dro Maló, UNINOVA EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30 PARTNERS: UNI- NOVA (Portugal) (Coor- dinator), Fraunhofer-IDMT (Germany), Easy Global Market (France), MANDAT International (Switzerland), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), LTU (Sweden), Wuxi Smart Sensing Stars (China). 41 http://ear-it.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://ear-it.eu EAR-IT
  42. 42. ECO2Clouds investigates strategies that can ensure effective ap- plication deployment on the cloud infrastructure and reduce the resultant energy consumption and CO2 emissions. How does it work? ECO2Clouds provides a timely, challenging and highly innova- tive approach to cloud computing service delivery by addressing the following issues: • Develop cloud application programming interface extensions
 and mechanisms to collect eco-metrics at infrastructure and VM level, and quantify the environmental impact of execution at infrastructure and application level; • Investigate the key environment, quality and cost parameters needed to underpin a holistic approach to multi-cloud applica- tion deployment; • Develop evaluation mechanisms and optimization algorithms to assess different parameter configurations and their influence in energy-efficient cloud sourcing and application-deployment strategies; and • Integrate carbon-aware mechanisms into the FIRE facility Bon- FIRE so as to test, validate and optimize the eco-metrics, mod- els and algorithms developed and improve the FIRE offering. Key achievements/results In its first year the ECO2Clouds project developed: • a monitoring infrastructure to assess energy consumption and real time environmental impact in terms of CO2 for hosts and virtual machines; • a scheduler for BonFIRE to allocate virtual machines on the basis of quality of service constraints, energy efficiency and en- vironmental impact; and • application deployment optimization tools based on fore- casts on energy consumption and CO2 emissions. 42 ECO2Clouds
  43. 43. Project facts C O O R D I NAT O R : Julia Wells, Atos EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30 PARTNERS: Atos (Spain) (Coordinator), University of Manchester (UK), The University of Edinburgh (UK), niversitaet Stuttgart (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Inria (France). 43 http://eco2clouds.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://eco2clouds.eu ECO2 CLOUDS
  44. 44. EVARILOS addresses major problems of indoor localization re- search: The pitfall to reproduce research results in real life sce- narios suffering from uncontrolled RF interference, and the weakness of numerous published solutions being evaluated under individual, not comparable and not repeatable conditions. Accu- rate and robust indoor localization is a key enabler for context- aware Future Internet applications, whereby robust means that the localization solutions should perform well in diverse physical indoor environments under realistic RF interference conditions. How does it work? EVARILOS develops a benchmarking methodology enabling ob- jective experimental validation of and fair comparison between state-of-the art indoor localization solutions, which does not only consider accuracy metrics, but also complexity, cost, energy, and, most importantly, RF interference robustness metrics. Next, the project improves the interference robustness of local- ization solutions through (a) multimodal approaches leveraging different localization methods; (b) introducing environmental awareness and cognitive features; (c) leveraging the presence of external interference. Finally, the EVARILOS benchmarking methodology and interference-robust localization solutions will be validated in two real-life application scenarios: healthcare in a hospital setting and underground mining safety. The outcome, the EVARILOS bench- marking suite will be implemented in CREW and TWIST facili- ties and be publically available under open source licenses. Key achievements/results The main result of the first project year is the EVARILOS Benchmarking Handbook and the announcement of the EVARI- LOS Open Challenge for the best localization solution to pro- mote the EVARILOS benchmarking methodology. Project facts C O O R D I NAT O R : Adam Wolisz, TU Berlin EXECUTION: From 2012-11-01 to 2014-12-31 PARTNERS: TU Ber- lin (Germany) (Coordina- tor), Televic Healthcare (Belgium), SICS (Sweden), Advantic Sistemas y Servicios (Spain), iMinds (Belgium). 44 EVARILOS http://www.evarilos.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: www.evarilos.eu EVARILOS
  45. 45. The Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) is a new Internetwork architecture whose fundamental principle is that networking is only Inter-Process Communication (IPC). RINA reconstructs the overall structure of the Internet, forming a model that comprises a single repeating layer, the DIF (Distrib- uted IPC Facility), which is the minimal set of components re- quired to allow distributed IPC between application processes. RINA supports inherently, and without the need of extra mecha- nisms, mobility, multi-homing and Quality of Service, provides a secure and configurable environment, motivates for a more com- petitive marketplace and allows for a seamless adoption. IRATI’s goal is to achieve further exploration of this new architecture. IRATI will advance the state of the art of RINA towards an ar- chitecture reference model and specifications that are closer to enable implementations deployable in production scenarios. How does it work? The IRATI project will evolve the RINA architecture reference model and draft, incomplete specifications in order to enable RINA deployments that can potentially obsolete TCP/IP in the near future. To achieve this main goal, IRATI will design and im- plement a RINA prototype on top of Ethernet, targeted to the Linux platform. This prototype will be validated in the OFELIA facility by assessing on how it addresses the limitations of TCP/ IP in a set of use cases around data-centre networking and net- work operators. Key achievements/results After Year 1 IRATI has achieved the completion of Prototype 1, allowing the creation of simple DIFs over Ethernet, validated at the i2CAT and iMinds OFELIA islands. During Year 2 the proto- type will be enhanced in the areas of routing, data transfer and overall performance; targeting multi-island experiments of RINA over Ethernet but also over TCP and UDP. Project facts COORDINATOR: Sergi Figuerola, i2CAT EXECUTION: From 2013-01-01 to 2014-12- 31 PARTNERS: i2CAT (Spain) (Coordinator), NextWorks (Italy), iMinds (Belgium), In- teroute Communications (UK), Boston University (US). 45 IRATI http://irati.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://irati.eu IRATI
  46. 46. OFERTIE addresses an emerging class of distributed applica- tions known as Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA). The project is using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) principles to introduce new mechanisms to manage the network allowing network traffic to be controlled and business conflicts to be resolved within and across multiple data centres and/or ISPs. How does it work? OFERTIE will extend the SLA-based management and software APIs, integrating with the OpenFlow, the programmable net- working technology under-pinning the OFELIA experimental fa- cility (described on page 7). The enhanced SLA-based manage- ment system will be used to control the use of computational re- sources by application processes running on the OFELIA test- bed, and our new API will enable the OpenFlow to control the traffic flows across the network. The testbed will allow a variety of business models to be explored. Key achievements/results OFERTIE has documented the business challenges and models for leveraging emerging SDN technology; the reports are avail- able on the OFERTIE web at www.ofertie.eu. Movie 5.5 explains the benefits of SDN. The technical achievements include additions to the open source network virtualisation platform OpenNaaS, and a new API for ROIA developers, which together can simplify the task to create applications for improved application performance, as demon- strated with Spinor’s Shark3D real-time, multi-user virtual world editor on the OFELIA testbed. 46 OFERTIE Movie 5.5 Ofertie Project Presentation
  47. 47. Project facts C O O R D I N AT O R : Paul Walland, University of Southampton EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30 PARTNERS: Univer- sity of Southampton (UK) (Coordinator), i2CAT (Spain), SPINOR (Germany), In- teroute Communications (United Kingdom),
 Turk Telekomunikasuyon (Turkey), Westfaelische Wilhelms- Universitaet Muenster (Germany). 47 http://www.ofertie.org/ MOREINFORMATION: www.ofertie.org OFERTIE
  48. 48. Internet of Things (IoT) solutions currently do not provide de- pendable performance. Embedded wireless sensors and actuators are deeply affected by their often hostile environment. Radio in- terference from other wireless equipment and electrical appli- ances impairs communication; temperature and humidity varia- tions affect battery capacity and electronics. RELYonIT closes this gap by providing a systematic framework and toolchain to enable dependable IoT applications by taking into account all relevant environmental properties and their impact on IoT plat- forms and protocols. How does it work? Environment-aware IoT protocols will be developed and auto- matically configured to meet application-specific dependability requirements. Analyzing and modeling environmental properties and their impact on IoT platforms and protocols requires experi- mentation on a large number of different platforms under widely varying environmental conditions. RELYonIT will not only ex- ploit the scale and diversity of the existing IoT facilities WISE- BED and SmartSantander, but will extend them to allow repeti- tion of an experiment under identical environmental conditions to enable a systematic study of how IoT performance is affected by relevant parameters. Key achievements/results In the first year, two testbed extensions called TempLab (con- trolled temperature conditions) and JamLab (controlled interfer- ence patterns) have been developed and used to develop models of how the environment affects to the IoT platforms. Initial environment-aware routing and MAC protocols for the IoT us- ing these models have been devised and experimented with. Project facts COORDINATOR: Kay Römer, TU Graz EXECUTION: From 2012-10-01 to 2015-01-31 PARTNERS: TU Graz (Austria) (Coordinator), Worldsensing (Spain), Technische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands), Acciona In- fraestructuras (Spain), SICS Swedish ICT (Sweden), Lancaster University (UK). 48 RELYonIT RELYonITDependability for the Internet of Things http://www.relyonit.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: www.relyonit.eu RELYonIT
  49. 49. SOCIAL&SMART is a research project using the housekeeping scenario to experiment a pervasive Future Internet network pro- viding real services to a wide population by operating connected appliances. The goal is to set up a Social Network of Facts (SNoF) where members share knowledge in order to automati- cally generate smart instruction lists (recipes) electronically dis- patched from the cloud to household appliances. How does it work? An SNoF member sends requests such as “I want to wash blue cotton trousers stained with grease”. The request is negotiated through a domestic middleware and processed by the SNoF through a set of computational intelligence tools. They consti- tute the Networked Intelligence of this ecosystem, which profits from a huge knowledge base consisting of appliance technical sheets, best practices and the entire log of previous transactions. The recipe evaluation by the task requesters is the main social capital of the SNoF feeding the learning algorithms to produce smart recipes. Main achievements/results Interfacing boards and protocols to connect appliances to the Internet have been realized. The domestic middleware is in a trial stage, SNoF is under design. At: http://mockup.laren.di.unimi.it a person can remotely control and monitor the entire operational cycle of a washing machine. S/he can also follow an entire bread maker transaction and virtu- ally evaluate the executed recipe. Project facts COORDINATOR: Bruno Apolloni, Univer- sita Degli Studi di Mi- lano (Italy) EXECUTION: From 2012-11-01 to 2015-04-30 PARTNERS: Universita Degli Studi di Milano (Italy) (Coordi- nator), Amis Druzba za Telekomunikacije (Slovenia), Arduino SA (Switzerland), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Fundacion Cartif (Spain), Gorenje Gospodinjski Aparati D.D. (Slovenia), Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas Sociedad (Spain), Universitad del Pais Vasco EHU UPV (Spain). 49 SOCIAL&SMART http://www.sands-project.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: www.sands-project.eu SOCIAL&SMART
  50. 50. STEER investigates the emerging community-centric, digitally- based ecosystem referred to as “Social Telemedia”, a cross- breed- ing of social networks and networked media. Social Telemedia is enabled through a new network middleware framework devel- oped within STEER that provides an operational environment customized to support various innovative experiments. How does it work? STEER defines innovative uses cases that combine media distri- bution with social network information generated and ex- changed during various events among members of dynamically created communities. These use cases will be hosted by STEER experimental facilities comprised of smart houses and mobile de- vices and complemented by OpenLab and EXPERIMEDIA pro- ject facilities. This will eventually lead to the instantiation of a Social-Aware Media Enabled Cloud (STEER Architecture) of us- ers and component facilities that not only implements new re- search findings but will also support extensive experimentation in order to investigate the correlations between various kinds of information. Main achievements/results The main achievements are the STEER Architecture, and the definition of the two use cases: Storytelling and Augmented Live Broadcast. These use cases enable users at an event to produce, share, and enjoy personal media experiences with other members of their community. The first experiment has already been car- ried out in the Schladming Ski area where the storytelling use case was validated by playing out a realistic scenario where a number of friends attended the popular Nightrace ski event and involved their friends at home, who could follow their story through the storytelling system. Project facts COORDINATOR: Odysseas Koufopavlou, University of Patras EXECUTION: From 2012-09-01 to 2014-11- 30 PARTNERS: University of Patras (Greece)(Coordinator), ADB Broadband (Italy), University of Southampton, IT Innovation (UK), Bitnomica (The Netherlands), TNO (The Netherlands), Lancaster University (UK). 50 STEER http://fp7-steer.eu/ MOREINFORMATION: http://fp7-steer.eu STEER
  51. 51. Chapter 6 RESEARCH PROJECTS - CALL 10
  52. 52. The Forging Online Education through FIRE (FORGE) project aims to transform the Future Internet Research and Experimen- tation (FIRE) testbed facilities into learning resources for higher education. Through FORGE, traditional online courses will be complemented with interactive laboratory courses. FORGE will also allow educators to efficiently create and use FIRE-based learning experiences through our tools and techniques. And, most importantly, FORGE will enable equal access to the latest ICT systems and tools, independently of location and at low cost. How does it work? FORGE will be build upon current trends in online education and will use online educational platforms such as iTunes U, as well as in Massive Open Online Course platforms, where we see the large-scale take-up and use of rich media content. These in- clude video, webcasts, podcasts and eBooks, which can contain multimedia and interactive segments. FORGE will produce inter- active learning resources targeting a wide range of media and de- vices in order to maximize its impact on the eLearning commu- nity with remote laboratories and experiments. Key Objectives • Study and develop new processes and approaches to online learning based on the integration of FIRE facilities and eLearn- ing technologies; • Inject into the higher education learning sphere the FIRE port- folio of facilities and tools; • Introduce the learning community to Experimentally Driven Research; and • Increase the overall accessibility and usability of FIRE facili- ties through the layering of how-to-use resources over the FIRE platforms. 52 FORGE Figure 6.1 The FORGE course design framework.
  53. 53. Project facts C O O R D I N AT O R : John Domingue (The Open University) EXECUTION: From 2013-10-01 to 2016-10-31 PARTNERS: The Open University (UK) (Coordi- nator), University of Patras (Greece), iMinds (Belgium), GRNET (Greece), University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris (France), Trin- ity College Dublin (Ireland), NICTA (Australia). http://ict-forge.eu/ 22 PARTNERS: Mandat International (CH) (Coordinator), University of Geneva (CH), Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus (GR), University of Surrey (UK), Technical University of Lulea (SW), Alexandra Institute (DK) (KR), University of Southampton (UK), DunavNET d.o.o. (RS). PARTNERS: The Open University (UK) (Coordinator), University of Patras (Greece), iMinds (Belgium), GRNET (Greece), University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris (France), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), NICTA (Australia). MOREINFORMATION: www.iotlab.eu IoTLab QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be MOREINFORMATION: http://ict-forge.eu FORGE QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be 53
  54. 54. IoT Lab is a European Research project which aims at research- ing the potential of crowdsourcing to extend Internet of Things (IoT) testbed infrastructure for multidisciplinary experiments with more end-user interactions. How does it work? The future of IoT research will require closer interactions be- tween the researchers and the society in order to better address societal needs and challenges, including end-user acceptance. This will require new approaches for experimentation that will become more pervasive, leaking out from the labs into the real world. IoT Lab will serve this future by contributing to pave the way to new experimental approaches with innovative “privacy- friendly” crowd sourcing technologies, multidisciplinary ap- proaches and new research schemes, such as crowd-sourcing driven research. Key Objectives 1. Crowdsourcing mechanisms and tools enabling testbeds to integrate and use third parties resources (e.g. mobile phones); 2. Virtualization of crowdsourcing and testbed components; 3. Ubiquitous Interconnection and Cloudifica- tion of the test-beds resources to provide an on-line plat- form of Testbed as a Service (TBaaS); 4. To research potential crowdsourcing participants interests, drivers and barriers to adoption; 5. “Crowdsourcing-driven research” as a new model:
 the research initiated, guided and assessed by the crowd; 6. Analyzing the potential Economic dimension of crowd- sourcing testbed: markets and business models; and 7. Performing multidisciplinary experiments including end- user driven experiments through crowdsourcing. Project facts COORDINATOR: Man- dat International, Sébas- tien Ziegler EXECUTION: From Oc- tober 2013 to September 2016 54 IoT Lab http://www.iotlab.eu/ 22 Key Objectives 1. Crowdsourcing mechanisms and tools enabl to integrate and use third parties resources (e phones); 2. Virtualization of crowdsourcing and testbed components; 3.Ubiquitous Interconnection and Cloudificatio beds resources to provide an on-line platform as a Service (TBaaS); 4.To research potential crowdsourcing particip interests, drivers and barriers to adoption; 5.“Crowdsourcing-driven research” as a new m the research initiated, guided and assessed b 6.Analyzing the potential Economic dimension sourcing testbed: markets and business mod 7. Performing multidisciplinary experiments inc end-user driven experiments through crowd Project facts COORDINATOR: Mandat International, Sébastien Z EXECUTION: From October 2013 to September 20 PARTNERS: Mandat International (CH) (Coordinato University of Geneva (CH), Computer Technolog Press Diophantus (GR), University of Surrey (UK) University of Lulea (SW), Alexandra Institute (DK University of Southampton (UK), DunavNET d.o. will produce interactive learning resources targeting a wide range of media and devices in order to maximize its impact on the eLearning community with remote laboratories and experiments. Key Objectives • Study and develop new processes and approaches to online learning based on the integration of FIRE facilities and eLearning technologies; • Inject into the higher education learning sphere the FIRE portfolio of facilities and tools; • Introduce the learning community to Experimentally Driven Research; and • Increase the overall accessibility and usability of FIRE facilities through the layering of how-to-use resources over the FIRE platforms. Project facts COORDINATOR: John Domingue (The Open University) EXECUTION: From 2013-10-01 to 2016-10-31 PARTNERS: The Open University (UK) (Coordinator), University of Patras (Greece), iMinds (Belgium), GRNET (Greece), University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris (France), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), NICTA (Australia). MOREINFORMATION: www.iotlab.eu IoTLab QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be MOREINFORMATION: http://ict-forge.eu FORGE QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  55. 55. PARTNERS: Mandat International (CH) (Coordinator), Uni- versity of Geneva (CH), Computer Technology Institute & Press Diophantus (GR), University of Surrey (UK), Technical Univer- sity of Lulea (SW), Alexandra Institute (DK) (KR), University of Southampton (UK), DunavNET d.o.o. (RS). 55
  56. 56. Chapter 7 RESEARCH PROJECTS – INTERNATIONAL
  57. 57. Testbed-oriented international cooperation on SDN research across continents can serve as a strong foundation for advanced, high-impact programmable network research work. Researchers can validate their novel network applications and solutions in world-class testbeds, capitalizing on resources from different ad- ministrative and geographically remote facilities. In this context, FELIX, the joint EU-Japan research project, addresses SDN test- bed federation between key research labs in the field. How does it work? The primary objective of the FELIX project is to create a com- mon framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet experimental facilities in Europe and Japan. FELIX, a joint ef- fort of two independent but closely-cooperating consortia (FELIX-EU in Europe, FELIX-JP in Japan), builds strong founda- tions for a federation framework by further developing emerging technologies and SDN control frameworks (e.g. Open Grid Fo- rum’s NSI and OFELIA OCF) for the practical applicability in the project. The implemented use cases will promote unique ca- pabilities of the new federation framework. Key achievements/results FELIX is currently defining a common framework for federated SDN Future Internet (FI) testbeds, which are dispersed across continents (Europe and Japan). This framework will enable its user to: 1. Dynamically request and obtain resources across different testbed infrastructures; 2. Manage and control the network paths which connect the federated SDN testbed infrastructures; and 3. Execute distributed applications on the federated infrastruc- ture. Project facts COORDINATOR: Artur Binczewski, Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN PCSS EXECUTION: From 2013-04-01 to 2016-03-31 PARTNERS: Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN PCSS (Po- land) (Coordinator), Nextworks (Italy), Fundacio Privada I2CAT (Spain), SURFnet (Netherlands), European Center for Informa- tion and Communication Technologies (Germany), iMinds (Bel- gium). 57 FELIX-EU http://www.ict-felix.eu/ developing emerging technologies and SDN contro works (e.g. Open Grid Forum’s NSI and OFELIA OC practical applicability in the project. The impleme cases will promote unique capabilities of the new fe framework. Key achievements/results FELIX is currently defining a common framework f ated SDN Future Internet (FI) testbeds, which are d across continents (Europe and Japan). This framew enable its user to: 1. Dynamically request and obtain resources acros different testbed infrastructures; 2. Manage and control the network paths which co the federated SDN testbed infrastructures; and 3.Execute distributed applications on the federated infrastructure. Project facts COORDINATOR: Artur Binczewski, Instytut Chemii Bioorgan PAN PCSS EXECUTION: From 2013-04-01 to 2016-03-31 PARTNERS: InstytutChemiiBioorganicznejPANPCSS(Po (Coordinator),Nextworks(Italy),FundacioPrivadaI2CAT SURFnet(Netherlands),EuropeanCenterforInformation CommunicationTechnologies(Germany),iMinds(Belgiu MOREINFORMATION: www.ict-felix.eu FELIX-EU QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  58. 58. FIBRE is encouraging collaboration between Brazil and Europe in the area of Future Internet (FI) applied research through the establishment of an intercontinental large-scale federated test- bed facility. The project brings together different technologies: OpenFlow, wireless and optical communications. The facility will remain operational after the end of the project and will be open for experimenters. How does it work? FIBRE builds a federation of IT and networking devices com- posed of independent resources located in 13 remote test-beds in Europe and Brazil. Resources are aggregated through a set of in- terfaces and data types that allow the interoperation of the slice- based network substrates. The physical devices deployed in FI- BRE are virtualized in order to be shared between different users/experiments. A dedicated “per-slice” SDN controller allows the experimenter to test and validate new network applications and routing strategies in an isolated environment. The FIBRE federated architecture will allow users to access the testbed through an integrated interface for either experimental or con- trol planes. Key achievements/results A new facility of FI testbeds has been established in Brazil from scratch, while the testbeds of the European partners have been extended with state-of-the-art equipment (OpenFlow switches, optical and wireless extensions). The testbeds have been physi- cally interconnected through GÉANT and transatlantic circuits, while functional federation has relied on tools widely adopted in 58 FIBRE Movie 7.1 Showcases over the FIBRE testbed at Hands-On FIRE! / FIA-Dublin event 8-10 May 2013.
  59. 59. the FIRE community. Three large scale pilot applications have been designed and developed as proof of concept use cases. Project facts COORDINATOR: Sebastia Sallent, i2CAT foundation EXECUTION: From 2011-06-01 to 2014-07- 31 PARTNERS: i2CAT (Spain) (Coordinator), Nextworks (Italy), U. Bristol (UK), UPMC (France), UTH (Greece), NICTA (Australia), UFPA, CPqD, RNP, UFF, UFG, UFPE, UFRJ, UFSCar, UNIFACS and USP (Brazil). 59 http://www.fibre-ict.eu/ 23 Project facts COORDINATOR: Sebastia Sallent, i2CAT foundation EXECUTION: From 2011-06-01 to 2014-07-31 PARTNERS: i2CAT (Spain) (Coordinator), Nextworks (Italy), U. Bristol (UK), UPMC (France), UTH (Greece), NICTA (Australia), UFPA, CPqD, RNP, UFF, UFG, UFPE, UFRJ, UFSCar, UNIFACS and USP (Brazil). ewski, Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej 01 to 2016-03-31 BioorganicznejPANPCSS(Poland) (Italy),FundacioPrivadaI2CAT(Spain), uropeanCenterforInformationand gies(Germany),iMinds(Belgium). OREMATION: -felix.eu MOREINFORMATION: www.fibre-ict.eu FIBRE QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  60. 60. Chapter 8 RESEARCH PROJECTS — INTERNATIONAL — CALL 10
  61. 61. Mobile Empowerment for the Socio-Economic Development in South Africa. Mobile empowerment based on mobile technolo- gies allows the development and implementation of new busi- ness models and new business opportunities targeting micro en- terprises and their customers in developing countries such as South Africa. The goal of MOSAIC 2B is to develop and test a new framework that uses cloud-based applications, innovative low-cost internet delivery mechanisms and affordable mobile technologies to unlock new mobile business opportunities, espe- cially in rural villages. How does it work? MOSAIC 2B delivers a combination of mobile digital cinemas for edutainment, mobile business and consumer services as well as visual analytics and interactive tools to obtain real-time knowl- edge of on-going processes, to support decision making, and to increase business opportunities. Ultimately the business case of South African micro entrepreneurs delivering edutainment to ru- ral consumers serves as a showcase for broad based economic ac- tivities at the bottom of the economic pyramid in the developing world. Key objectives In essence the MOSAIC 2B framework will provide technolo- gies to implement: • Low-cost mechanisms to deliver multimedia content via mo- bile devices; • Mechanisms to identify and protect the copyright of the multi- media content delivered; • Mobile business services to suit the needs of micro- entrepreneurs (e.g. Edutainment services to rural communi- ties); • Multi-cultural mobile interfaces; and • User-friendly visualization and analysis tools to integrate,
 correlate, fuse, analyze, process real-time data. 61 MOSAIC 2B
  62. 62. Project facts COORDINATOR: Prof. Dr. Didier Stricker (GraphicsMedia.net) EXECUTION: From 2013-10-01 to 2015-09-30 P A R T N E R S : GraphicsMedia.net GMBH (Germany) (Coordinator), The Walt Disney Company GmbH (Switzerland), Associação CCG/ZGDV - CENTRO DE COMPUTAÇÃO GRÁFICA (Portugal), EPI- USE Africa PTY LTD (South Africa), University of Pretoria (South Africa), INFUSION KNOWLEDGE HUB (PTY) LTD (South Africa). 62 http://mobile-empowerment.org/ 24 University of Madrid (Spain); FireServ (Austria); Brazilian Consortium: UFBA, USP, MTM, COFIC. Associação CCG/ZGDV - CENTRO DE COMPUTAÇÃO GRÁFICA (Portugal), EPI-USE Africa PTY LTD (South Africa), University of Pretoria (South Africa), INFUSION KNOWLEDGE HUB (PTY) LTD (South Africa). MOREINFORMATION: www.rescuer-project.org RESCUER QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be MOREINFORMATION: www.mobile-empowerment.org MOSAIC2B QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be
  63. 63. Incidents occurring during large-scale events and in industrial ar- eas may have a huge impact on human lives, property, and the en- vironment. Fast reaction is vital in order to minimise physical damages as well as damages to the public image of the involved organisations. The main challenge for a command centre is to quickly obtain contextual information about the emergency situa- tion. As mobile devices are widely used and connected to the Internet, RESCUER exploits crowd-sourcing information and mobile technologies to address this challenge. How does it work? RESCUER will provide a smart and interoperable computer- based solution with the following components: 1. Mobile Crowdsourcing Solution: to support eyewitnesses and first responders to provide information to the command centre; 2. Data Analysis Solutions: to integrate data from different op- erational forces as well as to combine, filter, and analyse crowdsourcing and open data information; 3. Emergency Response Toolkit: to provide relevant informa- tion in appropriate format and time to the command centre; and 4. Communication Infrastructure: to support the information flow between the crowd and the command centre. Key objectives • Design of a user interface and interaction model that support safe and efficient provision of information; • (Semi-)Automatic fusion, aggregation and analysis of multime- dia data; • Optimised aggregation of intuitive metaphors for visualisation and manipulation of information; • Customised communication of the incident and its conse- quences targeted to the audience; and • Development of a peer-to-peer communication method to sup- port ad-hoc communication. 63 RESCUER
  64. 64. Project facts COORDINATOR: Karina Villela, Fraunho- fer IESE EXECUTION: From 2013-10-01 to 2016-03-31 PARTNERS: Euro- pean Consortium: Fraun- hofer IESE (Coordinator), DFKI and Vomatec (Germany); Uni- versity of Madrid (Spain); FireServ (Austria); Brazilian Consor- tium: UFBA, USP, MTM, COFIC. 64 http://www.rescuer-project.org/ 24 PARTNERS: European Consortium: Fraunhofer IESE (Coordinator), DFKI and Vomatec (Germany); University of Madrid (Spain); FireServ (Austria); Brazilian Consortium: UFBA, USP, MTM, COFIC. dia.net GMBH (Germany) DisneyCompanyGmbH(Switzerland), - CENTRO DE COMPUTAÇÃO -USE Africa PTY LTD (South Africa), outh Africa), INFUSION KNOWLEDGE Africa). MOREINFORMATION: www.rescuer-project.org RESCUER QR code generated on http://qrcode.littleidiot.be ORERMATION: mobile-empowerment.org

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