WiSHFUL 4th Open Call for Experiments

The WiSHFUL project has announced the fourth Open Call for Experiments


The WiSHFUL project’s fourth Open Call for Experiments, targets to advanced solutions for controlling wireless networks using the WiSHFUL software platform and unified programming interfaces (UPIs), and using the facilities and hardware supported by the WiSHFUL Consortium. WiSHFUL has extended several wireless radio platforms with control plane functionality, and as such offers a unique experimentation environment for early implementation and validation of end-to-end 5G solutions that improve resource utilization through advanced reconfigurabilty of radio and network settings. WiSHFUL further provides all the experimentation tools to validate 5G solutions and can adopt new 5G technologies from external experimenters and support new technologies within a minimum amount of time.
Successful proposals will receive funding, will have guaranteed access to the testbeds and obtain elaborated support by the WiSHFUL consortium.

The basic call information is given hereafter:

  • Project: WiSHFUL – Wireless Software and Hardwarefor Flexible and Unified radio and network controL
  • Project number: 645274
  • Call identifier: WiSHFUL-OC4
  • Call title: Fourth WiSHFUL Open Call for Experiments
  • Submission deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time
  • Feasibility check deadline: Wednesday 26 April 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time

For the feasibility check, it is essential that the proposing party gets in contact with the WiSHFUL partner in charge of the testbed(s) or software platform(s), which are intended to be used for the proposed Experiment, to discuss its feasibility within the WiSHFUL federation and the related specific requirements. Each proposing party must therefore identify a possible Patron either by contacting an appropriate WiSHFUL partner or through contact@wishful-project.eu, in case support is required for selecting an appropriate WiSHFUL partner. The proposing party must submit its draft proposal to the Patron using the WiSHFUL submission portal by Wednesday 26 April 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time. In this draft proposal at least sections A, B and C needs to be fully completed. The feedback will be provided by the Patron at the latest by Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 17:00, and must be copied into section D of the proposal template.

Financial information:

¹ An extra budget of typically € 5 000 per Experiment will be allocated to the WiSHFUL consortium partner acting as Patron for guaranteed support.

Detailed call information (call document & proposal template) can be found at the WiSHFUL project website at: http://www.wishful-project.eu/OpenCall4).

Any question related to this Open Call or the WiSHFUL project in general can be addressed to contact@wishful-project.eu or to Ingrid Moerman from iMinds, coordinator of the WiSHFUL project (email: ingrid.moerman@imec.be).

About the WiSHFUL project

The WiSHFUL project (http://www.wishful-project.eu) is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) under the European Horizon 2020 Programme addressing the work programme topic ‘Future Internet Research and Experimentation’. The project started in January 2015 and runs for 36 months, until the end of 2017.

The WiSHFUL project offers unified radio and network control interfaces, for off-the-shelf as well advanced SDR equipment, that allow customising wireless solutions for specific networking and traffic contexts. The proposed unified radio control interface abstracts hardware specific instructions and thus enables full, vendor-independent radio control, while the unified network control interface allows adaptations of network protocol stacks in a heterogeneous, multi-vendor environment. The unified (radio and network) control interfaces facilitate rapid prototyping of innovative end-to-end wireless solutions and systems in different vertical markets (manufacturing, smart cities, home, office, healthcare, transportation, logistics, environmental monitoring…) without the need for deep knowledge of the specifics of the radio hardware platform, network protocols and software architectures.

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