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EU-Republic of Korea collaboration on Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE)

A consortium comprising 10 partners from EU, South Korea and an international collaborator from Australia announces the launch of the SmartFIRE project.

The SmartFIRE project will further develop EU-South Korea cooperation on Future Internet experimental research. During its two-year duration (2013-2015), SmartFIRE aims to design and implement a shared experimental facility spanning different islands located in Europe (EU) and South Korea (KR). This large scaled facility will promote joint experimentation among EU and KR experimenters, encouraging them to conceive and implement innovative protocols, able to take advantage of the current leading network technologies. SMARTFIRE’s objectives can be summarized into the following: (i) Create a common and unified way of experimenting with a large-scale experimental facility, enabling networking experimentation and distributed applications, incorporating SDN research that is primarily conducted by the South Korean Partners, and wireless networking experimentation that is carried out by the European Partners. (ii) Federate the European and the South Korean infrastructure, in order to allow large-scale experimentation by including resources from both sides in a single experiment instance. (iii) Demonstrate the potential of the federated facility, by conducting large-scale experiments that will promote the Future Internet research field, on top of the federated facilities. (iv) Enhance the collaboration and exchange of know-how between the two consortia. SmartFIRE is an integrated project under the 7th Framework Programme (grant agreement no. 611165), to build a shared large-scale infrastructure, by expanding and federating existing Future Internet testbeds in Europe and South Korea. The €0,5M collaborative project brings together a complementary and unique blend of expertise from partners, either in OpenFlow or in the wireless networking research field.


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