Take advantage of the Research & Experimentation within FIRE

FIRE’s current offering (April 2016) includes 27 projects, where 25 are research and/or experimentation projects and 2 are Coordination and Support Action (SA) / Study projects.

FIRE_Projects

FIRE’s older 11 facility projects (FESTIVAL, FIESTA, FLEX, MONROE, ORGANICITY, RAWFIE, SUNRISE and WiSHFUL) contribute to the FIRE Facility by developing a large-scale testbed or federation of testbeds. Additionally, CREW and Onelab are no longer funded by the EC, but offer Open Access.

Fed4FIRE (Open Access) is an overarching project, which federates testbeds from most of the above mentioned facilities. Other older projects (IOTLAB and FORGE) are specifically research-focused and experimentally-driven.

Most of the new FIRE projects started in January 2016, as part of the Call 2 of Horizon 2020. 6 projects (ARMOUR, F-INTEROP, FUTEBOL, SOFTFIRE, SELECT4CITIES and TRIANGLE) are new FIRE facilities which will offer third party financial support (Open Calls) for external experiments. The 8 projects (ARCFIRE, EMBERS, eWINE, ITS4LAND, MAMI, Q4HEALTH, SMARTBUY and WAZIUP) are experimentally-driven research projects.

History

Past FIRE projects have laid the foundations for FIRE’s offering today and the most innovative testbeds typically continue their operation in the following FIRE projects (see picture below), and/or in some cases in other programmes (e.g. in the FI-PPP, 5G PPP).
Completed facility projects have created solid basis for the continuous development of FIRE facilities and experimental research:
–       Wave 1: OneLab2, Panlab II, Vital++ and WISEBED;
–       Wave 2: OFELIA, BonFIRE, SmartSantander, TEFIS and CREW; and
–       Wave 3: CONFINE, EXPERIMEDIA and OpenLab.

FIRE_timeline

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 (Panlab-PII, OneLab, WISEBED and Vital++) were categorised as “facil­ity projects” building experimental platforms for future inter­net researchers.

FP7 ICT Call 5 brought in 5 new Integrated Projects (IPs): OFELIA, BonFIRE, SmartSantander, TEFIS and CREW). OFELIA, BonFIRE, TEFIS and CREW provided facilities in new technological areas, whereas SmartSantander can be consid­ered as a continuation of WISEBED (from Call 2), but on a larger scale and in a real city environment.

FP7 ICT Call 5 brought in 5 new Integrated Projects (IPs): OFELIA, BonFIRE, SmartSantander, TEFIS and CREW). OFELIA, BonFIRE, TEFIS and CREW provided facilities in new technological areas, whereas SmartSantander can be consid­ered as a continuation of WISEBED (from Call 2), but on a larger scale and in a real city environment.

Call 7 IP projects started in Autumn 2011: CONFINE, EXPERIMEDIA and OpenLab. In addition, CREW (additional testbed) and BonFIRE (new Use Case) extended their facilities. A specific call for collaboration between Europe and Brazil resulted in one new FIRE project FIBRE-EU. The main goal of the FIBRE-EU project is the design, implementation and validation of a shared Future Internet research facility between Brazil and Europe.

FP7 ICT Call 8 brought in one IP project, Fed4FIRE, with number of testbeds (fixed and wireless networks, services and applications, and combinations thereof) federated into this large scale experiment facility.

FP7 ICT Call 10 resulted in 2 IPs (FLEX, SUNRISE). The SUNRISE project addresses the challenging topic of underwater communication networks. The FLEX covers the design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of a completely new open and operational LTE testbed facility, which does not currently exist in Europe.

The 1st Horizon 2020 Call brought in 5 new Collaborative Projects (CPs): FIESTA, MONROE, ORGANICITY, RAWFIE, and WISHFUL.
– FIESTA will cover the integration of IoT platforms allowing for reuse of IoT data stream across multiple experimental application. FIESTA will also address the convergence of IoT with Cloud computing.
– MONROE will address the measurement in terms of stability and performance of Mobile Broadband networks. Experiments will be run on operational 3G/4G Mobile Broadband networks.
– ORGANICITY will develop an integrated experimentation-as-a-Service facility respecting ethical and privacy sensitivities providing a strong foundation for future sustainable cities. This project builds on top of the SmartSantander FIRE facilities.
– RAWFIE will create a federation of different network testbeds mixing experimentation in unmanned vehicular, aerial and maritime environments.
– WISHFUL will address the spectrum in defining platforms for flexible and unified radio and network control.

Details of the projects mentioned above are available in the PR material and in the FIRE Portfolio capability analysis reports on the White papers.
Web links to all current and past FIRE projects’ web pages are collected together here.