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Future Internet testbeds/experimentation between BRazil and Europe - EU

Objective

In the last two decades networks, and especially the Internet, have become part of the critical infrastructure of governments, businesses, homes and schools. The current Internet architecture, designed about 30 years ago, has suffered many extensions in recent years, to include new functionalities, which were unforeseen in the original design. Many network experts now consider it is necessary to undertake the study of alternative architectures for the Future Internet as a truly effective way to resolve many of the pressing problems that currently afflict the Internet.
However, one serious obstacle to effective adoption of such innovations has been the inability to validate them convincingly. The reduction in real-world impact of any given network innovation is due to the enormous installed base of equipment and protocols, and the reluctance to experiment with production traffic, which have created an exceedingly high barrier to entry for new ideas. The result is that most new ideas from the networking research community go untried and untested, leading to the commonly held belief that the Internet infrastructure has "ossified".
Having recognized the problem, the network research community is developing alternative solutions for experimental FI research, using programmable testbed networks such as those of GENI in the USA, AKARI in Japan and FIRE in Europe. The main goal of the FIBRE project is the design, implementation and validation of a shared Future Internet research facility between Brazil and Europe, supporting the joint Future Internet experimentation of European and Brazilian researchers. In order to achieve this goal the project will carry out four main activities:•\tThe development and operation of a new experimental facility in Brazil, including the setup of equipment to support experimentation with various technologies (fixed layer 2 and layer 3, wireless, optical) as well as the design and implementation of a control framework to automate the use and operation of the testbed.•\tThe development and operation of a Future Internet facility in Europe based on enhancements and the federation (interoperability) of two existing FIRE infrastructures: OFELIA and OneLab. Two of the OFELIA testbeds (i2CAT and UEssex) and the UTH's NITOS testbed will be enhanced by i) adding more physical resources to be able to cope with a bigger number of users and different use cases, ii) improving its respective control frameworks and iii) adding more manpower to operate the facilities.•\tThe federation of the Brazilian and European experimental facilities, both at the physical connectivity and control framework level, to support the provisioning of slices using resources from both testbeds. This work will allow FIBRE experimenters to use the FIBRE facility as a unified, intercontinental testbed.•\tThe design and implementation of pilot applications of public utility that showcase the power of a shared Europe-Brazil Future Internet experimental facility.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-EU-Brazil
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 155 154
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Llobet (Ms.)

Participants (8)

NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Level 5, Garden Street 13
NSW1430 Eveleigh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Ott (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 188 190
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frédéric VAISSADE (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 241 400
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Mesalouris (Mr.)
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 895
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valentina Felli (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 968
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 272
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shereen Anderson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 086
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Costa Leja (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Liliane Flabbée (Ms.)