FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) is an initiative under the ICT theme of the EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7). Projects such as ECODE, selected under Call 2 - Objective 1.6 "New Paradigms and Experimental Facilities" are the first step under FP7 towards building FIRE.
The FIRE Initiative is creating a multidisciplinary research environment for investigating and experimentally validating highly innovative and revolutionary ideas for new networking and service paradigms. FIRE is promoting the concept of experimentally-driven yet long-term research, joining the two ends of academy-driven visionary research and industry-driven testing and experimentation, in a truly multidisciplinary and innovative approach. To make this approach a reality, FIRE also aims at creating a large scale European Experimental Facility, built by gradually inter-connecting and federating existing and new testbeds for emerging or Future Internet architectures, services and technologies.
The EULER project, in the context of its STREP prerogatives, is committed to provide the needed help and support but also the adequate involvement in experimental activities as driven by the FIRE initiative.
The new FIRE brochure 2014 document is available for downloading at http://www.ict-fire.eu/home/publications.html (FIRE Brochure 2014). This publication gives an insight into what is real and usable today 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 brochure 2011 document is available for downloading: FIRE Brochure 2011 . This publication gives an insight into what is real and usable today in FIRE. FIRE projects, funded by the European Commission under FP7 ICT Objective 1.6, are presented here, with a focus on use cases as concrete examples of experimentation.
The FIRE STATION support action has produced a new video that gives an overview of FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation), and the current FIRE activities. It is available for viewing or downloading at: http://www.ict-fire.eu/home/publications/videos.html.
The FIRESTATION support action project has launched a LinkedIn FIRE group aiming to create a professional discussion forum for all FIRE related activities and projects. At the same time the FIRE group acts as a dynamic, interactive communication channel to all FIRE related meetings, news, events etc. All discussions will be fully visible, searchable, and shareable on the Web. FIRE Office team welcomes all to start new discussion topics and to follow activities happening in FIRE community.
More information available at http://www.ict-fire.eu/news/view/article/fire-group-launched-at-linkedin.html
Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) events in relationship to the scientific and technical activities of the EULER project events are available here. These events are also accessible via the FP7 FIRE Events webpage.
The second FIRE Forum will be held on 15 October, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium (European Commission, Avenue Beaulieu 25 0/S1).
The whole FIRE community is invited as well as other relevant communities interested in Future Internet Research and Experimentation.
The main objective of the FIRE Forum is to share and exchange information between the FIRE constituencies and other initiatives and organisations regarding the involvement of other communities in experimental testing and to see how FIRE can adapt to fit the needs of such communities. This specific edition of the FIRE Forum will focus on IoT and 5G (TBC) and will also involve Japanese experts to discuss FIRE cooperation at the international level.
This workshop is an opportunity to:
The next FIRE Board meeting will be held on Thursday 18 September in Munich, along with the ECFI-2 event. The aim of the meeting is to help the FIRE community address future technology challenges going forward, and also provide valuable input for consideration in the next Workprogramme (2016/2017).
Participation is upon invitation only.
1st Fed4FIRE competitive call for SME Experimenters is a new instrument for SME's to get involved in FIRE activities
The particular task envisaged by this competitive SME call pertains to the execution of innovative experiments by SMEs that demonstrate technological expertise, novelty and quality in the area of Future Internet (e.g. in domains such as wired and wireless IP networks, cloud computing, software defined networks and innovative Internet services).
The proposal must be:
Thursday 20 MAR 9:00-11:00 @ViMa
Learning is a key human activity essential for personnel well-being and ensuring a good quality of life. Learning can take many forms from informal learning via online resources, workplace learning to update oneself on latest procedures or protocols to formal certified learning within established educational institutions. Learning is also an important concern when considered simply from a budgetary perspective. For example, in 2009 the EU budget on education was 6.2% of European GDP. Moreover, the education budget is currently being reduced in a number of EU regions, for example in Spain and Greece, which is an additional rationale for innovative solutions enabling the provisioning of cost-effective high quality learning. In this respect MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) represent “…an extension of the move towards online learning provoked by growing numbers of students, reducing learning and teaching budgets…”.
Pre-FIA workshops will be organized on 17 March morning - 18 March morning.
FIRE related pre-FIA workshops:
Additional workshop affiliated to OpenLab:
More in details in the FIRE wiki.
Wednesday 19 MAR 11:00-13:00 @Okeanos
This session aims at setting the stage for cloud federation and for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigms as its enablers. Cloud federations are coalitions of small- and medium-size cloud operators that collaborate in order to offer a wider range of services and resources, achieve load balancing, accommodate demand spikes, and improve coverage and Quality of Experience (QoE) by means of sophisticated coordination mechanisms. The effective implementation of a cloud federation requires the definition of appropriate business agreements among the participants and the broad use of online mechanisms that dynamically adapt to cloud environment changes and demand unpredictability to meet the SLAs.
FIA Athens features an exhibition of innovative ICT projects, technologies and their demonstrations. The aim is to provide Future Internet stakeholders and other participants with up-to-date information and a hands-on experience on the latest Future Internet applications, systems and services, prototypes and innovative solutions. Moreover, the exhibition aims at addressing key questions for delegates and providing an informal networking environment.
Location: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC)
Room: Nikos Skalkotas Foyer of the Megaron Athens International Conference Center
Dates & Times:
Directorate "Net Futures" will organise an Information Day presenting the Future Internet topics within Call 1 (opened on 11 December 2013, closing date: 23 April 2014) of the new EU framework programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020.
Date and venue:
Friday, 31 January 2014, 9:30 – 16:30
Building Albert Borschette
Rue Froissart 36
The participants will benefit from a general presentation in the morning on the programme and its instruments followed by four parallel sessions introducing each Future Internet topic within the LEIT work programme 2014 – 2015.
The topics that are open for proposals in 2014 are:
Under International Cooperation the coordinated call with Japan comprises the following topics:
The parallel sessions in the afternoon will be dedicated to networking and shall open the stage for participants who wish to present their visions and ideas for research and innovation actions. For this purpose, slides (max. 3 per participant) can be uploaded by registered participants only. No commercial presentations will be accepted. The slides will remain available to the public after the event.
DEADLINE for both: Wednesday, 22 January 2014 eob
Please select one area. Each area comprises several topics (except Net Innovation: ICT 13 – Web Entrepreneurship) and each offers a morning session followed by two afternoon networking sessions.
Places are limited and are attributed on a first come, first served basis.
For any questions please contact: CNECT-E2-COMMUNICATIONS(at)ec.europa.eu
The AmpliFIRE CSA organises a “FIRE Projects Day” on Thursday 30th January 2014, 14.00 – 16.30.
Venue: European Commission, Avenue Beaulieu 25 0/S1.
It is open to all FIRE projects and projects related to FIRE. The objective of this workshop is threefold: Inform the new FIRE projects about the FIRE program, facilities, portfolio and community; Let the new projects present their project and discuss their expectations as regards the FIRE community; Discuss potential collaborations within the FIRE community.
Please register by sending an email to Sarah Guigon (sguigon(at)interinnov.eu), with full name and nationality.
The Network of Excellence on Internet Science (EINS) organizes a Summer School on Behavioral Analysis and Emergence of Networks. The school will be held in Annecy, France -- October 7-11, 2013.
The program is really attractive including a lecture by the founder of Socio-physics, S. Galam from Polytechnique, France.
If you would like to participate to this event that will allow you a.o. to cross-fertilize disruptive ideas and concepts in networking with thought leaders in the domain please do not hesitate to contact Dimitri Papadimitriou.
If you decide to register by your own, please select EINS partner with reduced fee (110 instead of 600 Euros). Concerning local accommodation we can provide you low rate student flat.
In this context the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) Initiative under the lead of the FIRESTATION support action organises a two days engineering workshop that will give the opportunity to interested experts meet and discuss the different aspects of the endeavour.
Prospective authors from academia and industry are invited to submit extended abstracts of results from research and experimentation work, demonstrating best practices and approaches to experimentation and novel use of experimentation facilities. Experimental facilities providers are invited to submit extended abstracts that demonstrate details of advanced capabilities of their testbeds. Two categories of papers will be considered:
Topics of the FIRE research work include but are not limited to:
The workshop proceedings will be published online at web site. Selected contributions will be invited for a peer review publication (TBD). Of particular interest will be contributions that demonstrate results of experimentation work.
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to 3 pages including references, figures and tables, formatted according to the Authors’ Instructions for contributions to LNICST proceedings. Detailed submission and format instructions are available on the website: http://www.ict-fire.eu/events/fire-engineering-workshop/submission
The registration is now open at: http://fire.creativemediadays.be/
The preliminary agenda on FIRE wiki at: http://wiki.ict-fire.eu/index.php/FIRE_engineering_workshop_agenda
Report of the workshop
A report is available at: http://www.ict-fire.eu/news/view/article/fire-engineering-workshop-report.html
Further information and all presentations are available at: http://www.ict-fire.eu/events/fire-engineering-workshop.html
A contact mail address in Brazil for information about the EU-Brazil Co-ordinated Call
The following mailbox has been set up for enquiries about the Brazilian side of the EU-Brazil Co-ordinated Call: email@example.com
At the following link is also the presentation by CNPq, which was made at the ICT Proposers' Day in Warsaw, Poland, on 26/09/2012: http://ec.europa.eu/ictproposersday/.
Note that, despite the fact that the Brazilian part of the Call will only be opened in November 2012, it will still be closed as planned on 12th December 2012.
The deadline for proposals to the first CONFINE project Open Call has been extended to: Wednesday October 31, at 17:00h Brussels time.
More information is at: http://confine-project.eu/open-call-1/.
The ICT Proposers' Day is a unique networking opportunity to build partnerships and projects targetting the new Information and Communication Technologies Work Programme for 2013.
FIRE sessions will be streamed at the ICT Proposers' Information Days in Warsaw. The following FIRE-related sessions at the ICT Call 10 Information Day in Warsaw will be streamed live at:
1. 26th September, 11:00 - FP7 rules and proposal making
2. 26th September, 14:45 - International Cooperation, including the EU-Brazil 2nd Coordinated Call
3. 27th September, 09:00 - International aspects of Obj 1.7 FIRE
4. 27th September, 14:30 - EU-Japan R&D cooperation
FIRE at the ICT proposer's day in Warsaw - Video published
FIRE - Future Internet Research Experimentations, presentation at the ICT proposer's day in Warsaw on September 27 2012 published on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/8W8VdkaHcVY.
New test bed facilities, experimentally driven research and coordination & support actions.
Contributions are requested from all interested parties, from potential facility providers to experimenters, from technology to application developers, from SMEs to European and national projects, brought together by the need to experiment, test and validate in the real world, involving the targeted end-users, technical solutions as well as services and applications.
The deadline for contributions is 14 September 2012.
The final workshop will endorse a common position and identify concrete objectives, mechanisms and expected impact for FIRE in Horizon 2020.
After the success of the joint FIRE, ServiceWave and FIA Demonstration evening in Poznan (ref. to FIRE web), to keep momentum for FIRE projects, FIRE STATION has planned to organize similar type of “FIRE Hands-on Demo evening” on Wednesday May 9th 2012 during FI-Week in Aalborg/Denmark.
The whole demo concept is still under development: guided tour or similar event as in Poznan. Of course it’s success relies on your FIRE project active participation. One idea is to invite specific target groups/visitors on Future Internet area like PPP; additionally national & international initiatives/projects etc. Main target is to promote the good work currently on-going in FIRE and to start practical level discussions about future co-operation possibilities in relaxed atmosphere.
In case your project is not willing to participate, please reply by December 9. If no reply, we consider your project included as one of the preliminary demo owner. More information & practicalities for IP-projects in the next Architecture Board-meeting on January 26th 2012 in Brussels; STREP-projects to be informed separately. Feedback/proposals/advices welcome before it.
In the framework of the FI conference activities, EULER organises a FIRE thematic workshop entitled “Measurements and Meaurement Tools”. This workshop aims at presenting current developments on measurements and associated tools in research projects within the FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) initiative of the EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Measurements and measurement tools will be key elements in the operation and management of future network infrastructures, at the equipment and network performance monitoring level but also in support of higher-level control functionality such as on-line analysis and diagnostic. These tools also play a fundamental role in measurement-based experimental research relying on the experimental evaluation and benchmarking of project outcomes including protocols, systems, etc., by means of reliable and verifiable tools.
This workshop consists of 11 talks from 10 different FIRE European projects and a final round talbe. Speakers will present their current needs and developments on measurements and associated tools in the context of experimental research. It is organised in four sessions:
The expected outcomes of this workshop are:
The agenda is available here and presentation will be made available after the workshop.
Please follow the registration process available here: http://aalborg-convention.dk/reg/reg.php?conf=FIA®step=start and select EULER workshop.
The event will take place on December 5-6, 2011 at the Brussels Meeting Center and is the key event for the Innovation Union with participation from many DGs. The organisers anticipate more than 1200 participants including leading CEOs, high-level policy makers, research centers, venture capitalists, top-researchers and innovators etc. The programme is still in draft form and therefore not published yet.
In parallel with the conference programme there will be an exhibition with about 45 research stands (depending on the space available) where the emphasis is 1) Projects funded by the framework programme or the CIP programme, 2) Mature projects that can really demonstrate concrete examples with very strong visual elements, attractive and hands-on experience for the visitors – this is the key criterion.
All research fields can be covered but additional points will be given to projects that offer solutions in relation to the big challenges as identified in the Innovation Union. These are: active and healthy ageing, energy challenges, clean and smart mobility, agricultural productivity and sustainability, fast and secure communication, reducing and recycling waste etc.
Updated information about the upcoming FIRE-related events in the Future Internet Week in Poznan:
The next Future Internet week will be held at the Poznan International Fair Centre on October 24-28, 2011.
The projects CREW (http://www.crew-project.eu), SmartSantander (http://www.smartsantander.eu) and OpenLab organise an information day that will take place in Brussels on 14 September 2011. The open calls are a perfect opportunity for researchers and experimenters to get involved in Future Internet Research and Experimentation in a very practical way. The calls are open to all applicants subject to the rules described in the applicable guides.
The PARADISO FP7 project invites you to register for the "Internet and Societies: new innovation paths" forward-looking high-level conference organized at the European Commission in Brussels (Charlemagne building), on September 7-9, 2011.
The event is free of charge but early registration (to be made online) is recommended because of limited room capacity at the venue.
The draft agenda of the conference has just been released:
For further information please visit www.paradiso-fp7.eu, where updated information on the conference is provided, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first FIRE research workshop will be a full day workshop starting at 9:00 CET and finishing at 17:00. The focus of the FIRE research workshop will be on the experimentally driven research dimension of FIRE and in particular, to improve the visibility and the involvement of the experimental-driven FIRE projects as well as increase researcher attendance and their active participation to FIRE events and workshops.
This should lead to a scientific and technical discussion forum that will allow projects and researchers working on similar subjects to share and challenge their ideas and results with their peers. By offering this opportunity the workshop aims at increasing the incentives for researchers’ participation, without intending to replace or compete with established research conferences and workshops.
To implement the above ambition it is proposed to setup a small scale forum in the form of a workshop, which allows researchers to share and discuss their experimental research results and best practices by means of short, targeted and well scoped presentations. By structuring them by similar research topics or objectives (multi-media/content networking, wireless, self-adaptive/cognitive networks, routing system, etc.), researchers would be able to challenge, compare and contrast practices, methodologies, and in particular obtained results. More details are available here .
The FP 7 ICT project N4C (http://www.n4c.eu/) - Networking for Communications Challenged Communities - concludes with April 2011. Maria Udén (project manager for N4C) invites researchers to attend their Final Conference - an internet event on 14th April 2011 that can be followed from office, travel or other, using laptop only. Among the highlights, the conference offers the launch of a video where Vint Cerf, asses the project outcomes. But take a look at the programme - it includes several renowned speakers and interactive sessions with chat. Poster contributions are warmly welcome. There will be a small number of openings (in proportion to the N4C contributions). Kindly contact the conference chair Dr. Maria Udén and Dr. Caroline Wamala (Cc) directly for posters or other questions.
For more information please see invitation .
The aim of the OFELIA project is to create a unique experimental facility that allows researchers to not only experiment on a test network but to control the network itself precisely and dynamically. To achieve this, the OFELIA facility is based on the emerging networking technology OpenFlow. In the scope of Open Calls designed to stimulate the use of the facilities, the project OFELIA solicits proposals for extension of the OFELIA experimental testbed. More details are available at: http://www.fp7-ofelia.eu/assets/Uploads/IEEEOpenCall-advert2011.pdf. Date of close of the call 17h00 (CET) on March 30th, 2011.
The major objective of this event is to explore prospects for deeper exchange and collaboration between the Canadian and European research communities in the area of Future Internet in Europe. The EC has now confirmed that there will be a FIRE session at the EU Canada Workshop. The FIRE session is planned (but it could change) to be on 24 afternoon.
At this stage the following have already confirmed their participation: Vasilis Maglaris, NOVI (can also talk about OneLab and Federica) and Jacques Magen, FIRE STATION (will provide information on all FIRE projects and the FIRE initiative as a whole).
In addition, the following people have shown interest and shall confirm their participation: Sotiris Nikoletseas (HOBNET), Maria Uden (N4C), and Anika Sällström (on behalf of TEFIS, to be confirmed).
If any other projects is interested in attending the event with a representative, contact Dimitri. In addition, if you have a specific message to be delivered there on your behalf, please also let him know.
An Information Day is being organized on 9 February 2011 in Brussels regarding the Open Calls to be published by three of the new FIRE experimental facilities: BonFIRE, OFELIA and TEFIS (with also some preliminary information from CREW and SmartSantander). These Calls follow similar procedures as standard FP7 Calls and benefit from funding from the projects. This Information Day is organized in conjunction with the Future Networks 7th Concertation meeting which is held on 10 and 11 February, also in Brussels.
All details are available at: http://www.ict-fire.eu/events/meetings/1st-fire-open-calls-information-day.html. The on-line registration will be opened shortly at the same link.
The FIRE Architecture Board (AB) is formed by members from all FIRE facility projects, partners in the FIREStation support action, members of MyFIRE support action and adjunct individuals from some FIRE projects.
The main goal of the AB is to support the decision process when selecting activities to extend the Call 5 (and later Call 7 and beyond) experimental facilities, and also to find ways to homogenize access to facilities, support some level of federation of the facilities, and to find collaboration on development that are common to the facilities.
Since the AB is the only forum for collaboration in FIRE at the moment, other issues have to be dealt with in the AB. These are e.g. how to create sustainability of facilities, how to describe the content of the facilities, and where and how to support the expansion of the user base of the facilities. These issues might later on be dealt with by some other forum, within FIREStation.
Summary of FIRE Architecture Board meeting:
The FIRE document sub-space includes documents produced by the various FIRE Expert Groups and FIRE Support Actions (FIREStation previously FIREWorks). These documents are often subject to review request (when indicated in red).