Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project factsheets: Future Internet Research & Experimentation

Europe needs a Strategic Experimental Infrastructure for Future Internet Research & Experimentation (FIRE+) available to experiments of any size, complexity, or networking technology.

The Future Internet Research and Experimentation – FIRE – initiative is addressing exactly this need to experiment with networks, by creating a multidisciplinary test environment for investigating and experimentally validating highly innovative and revolutionary ideas for new networking and service paradigms.
FIRE offers a methodology, an infrastructure and tools to try out innovative ideas for the Future Internet. It is creating a dynamic, sustainable, large-scale European Experimental Infrastructure, which is constructed by gradually connecting and “federating” existing and upcoming test beds for Future Internet technologies.
In addition, in FIRE we promote the concept of the experimentally-driven research, combining visionary academic research with the wide-scale testing and experimentation that is required for the industry.    

EU Investments
EU Investments
  • 3D Living Interactions through Visual Environments

    The 3D-LIVE project aims to develop and experiment a User Driven Mixed Reality and Immersive (Twilight) platform connected to EXPERIMEDIA facilities in order to investigate the Future Internet (FI) broadband capacity to support Real-Time immersive situations as well as evaluating both the Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Services. The main objective consists to explore 3D/Media technologies and IoT in real and virtual environments in order to sense and experiment live situations...
  • 3DTV Content Search

    3D video content is already being accumulated in 3D television (3DTV) broadcasters and 3D video/cinema production houses. Such content is also being posted in social networks or websites like YouTube. It consists primarily of stereoscopic video and multichannel sound and must be annotated, archived, searched and retrieved...
  • A Community networking Cloud in a box

    Community networking (also known as bottom-up networking) is an emerging model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond where communities of citizens can build, operate and own open IP-based networks, a key infrastructure for individual and collective digital participation. The CLOMMUNITY project aims at addressing the obstacles for communities of citizens in bootstrapping, running and expanding community-owned networks that provide community services organised as community clouds...
  • Abstraction Layer for Implementation of Extensions in programmable Networks

    ALIEN will deliver an innovative network abstraction mechanism targeting the control and management convergence and interoperability of heterogeneous network elements building strong foundations for Software Defined Networks.\nTo achieve this, ALIEN proposes to adopt the concept of Network Operating System (NOS), a distributed system running on top the hybrid, heterogeneous network infrastructure, which creates a global view of the network elements and their capability.\nThe NOS of ALIEN will be..
  • Accessing Dynamic Networked Multimedia Events

    Imagine that you could go back and watch a specific moment in which you and your team came up with an innovative idea, or the exact moment in which you were assigned with an important task. Imagine that you could go back and watch a specific question that was raised during a professional congress, or a lecture that you have missed. Imagine that you could easily skip the parts that are irrelevant to you and hop between the parts that are interesting...
  • Amplifying Future Internet Research and Experimentation for a Sustainable Future

    The objective of the AmpliFIRE Support Action is to prepare FIRE for year 2020, in strengthening the exploitation and impact creation capacities of Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities. It brings the concept of open innovation into the world of FIRE, involving beneficiaries across the range from infrastructure technologies to new modes of interaction, collaboration and empowerment...
  • Architecture and Applications of Green Information Centric Networking

    Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a new paradigm where the network provides users with named content, instead of communication channels between hosts. Research on ICN is at an early stage, with many key issues still open, including naming, routing, resource control, security, privacy and a migration path from the current Internet. Also missing for efficient information dissemination is seamless support of content-based publish/subscribe...
  • Building service testbeds on FIRE

    BonFIRE will design, build and operate a multi-site Cloud prototype FIRE facility to support research across applications, services and systems at all stages of the R&D lifecycle, targeting the services research community on Future Internet. The BonFIRE vision is to give researchers in these areas access to a facility that supports large scale multi-disciplinary experimentation of their systems and applications addressing all aspects of research across all layers...
  • CALIPSO: Connect All IP-based Smart Objects!

    Smart Objects and the Internet of Things provide unparalleled means toconnect the physical world with the digital world, enabling importantapplications such as Smart Infrastructures, Smart Cities, and SmartToys. But existing systems are typically proprietary and tailored toone specific application and sacrifice interoperability for low powerconsumption...
  • ClouT: Cloud of Things for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities

    ClouT's overall concept is leveraging the Cloud Computing as an enabler to bridge the Internet of Things with Internet of People via Internet of Services, to establish an efficient communication and collaboration platform exploiting all possible information sources to make the cities smarter and to help them facing the emerging challenges such as efficient energy management, economic growth and development...
  • Cognitive Radio Experimentation World

    The main target of CREW is to establish an open federated test platform, which facilitates experimentally-driven research on advanced spectrum sensing, cognitive radio and cognitive networking strategies in view of horizontal and vertical spectrum sharing in licensed and unlicensed bands.\nThe CREW platform incorporates 5 individual wireless testbeds (heterogeneous ISM @ iMinds-Gent, heterogeneous licensed @ TCD-Dublin, cellular @ TUD-Dresden, wireless sensor @ TUB-Berlin, outdoor heterogeneous ..
  • Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet

    Community networks are an emerging and successful model for the Future Internet across Europe and far beyond. The CONFINE project complements existing FIRE infrastructure by establishing a new facility built on the federation of existing community IP networks constituted by more than 20,000 nodes and 20,000 Km of links...
  • Content and cOntext aware delivery for iNteraCtive \nmultimEdia healthcaRe applicaTiOns

    During the last century, significant scientific progress has more than doubled the average lifetime of developed countries inhabitants. This amazing result is the indirect consequence of X-rays discoveryin 1901, of antibiotics in the late 20s, of advances in surgery with the first heart transplant in the late 60s, to name just a few representative examples...

    Designed to route information between computers, the Internet is evolving into an Internet of services, media and "things" (devices and other "Real World Objects" connected to or tracked via the Internet). In this new Internet, the main interest is no longer on machines but on items of "content". Today, users locate and access content via servers (e.g. search engines) that connect them to the machines where it is physically stored...
  • Cooperative Networking for High Capacity Transport Architectures

    CONECT proposes a holistic network design approach that drastically enhances performance in wireless networks by unlocking the hidden potential of the broadcast wireless medium. Information and communication theory, and protocol design engineering are used as the foundations for developing provably optimal cooperative information forwarding strategies, from multi-signal fusion to packet relay and node reciprocation...
  • Coordination and Integration of Future Internet Research Experimentation Activities in Europe

    CI-FIRE will support a broader and deeper coordination and integration of Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE) activities on EU and Member State level in order to enable the sustainable use of FIRE facilities.\n\nTo this purpose, CI-FIRE will analyse the sustainability potential of European FIRE facilities, develop an innovation business framework template, and perform a feature mapping and benchmarking analysis of FIRE facilities...
  • Coordination of European Future Internet Forum of Member States and the Collection and Sharing of Research Data to Enhance and Promote National Cooperation

    Significant resources are being deployed in research at the European and Member State (MS) levels to bolster Europe's position as the global leader in Future Internet (FI) research. There is a strong consensus that this should continue in order to maintain the fostering of European competitiveness in this strategic area. However, a lack of coordination between Member States and EU initiatives (incl...
  • Cost Effective Integration and Fusion of SME Communities with Network Research Tools and Facilities

    SMEs are developing new applications and services, which could benefit from testing facilities. There are number of FIRE testbeds, which have been developed and are ongoing in the European research community. The goal of the FUSION project is to bring SMEs that have needs in testing new applications together with these FIRE testbeds...
  • ECO2Clouds: Experimental Awareness of CO2 in Federated Cloud Sourcing

    Ecological implications of the rapid proliferation of cloud-based IT infrastructures form an important gap in the current state of the art in both research and practice. Addressing this gap is vital for sustainable future developments in cloud computing...
  • Embedding P2P technology in Next Generation Networks: A New Communication Paradigm & Experimentation Infrastructure

    Emerging types of applications, rich in user-created or provider-created content, enabled by P2P technology, with high demands for network resources are rapidly changing the landscape of network requirements and operations creating new challenges in network and service management, configuration, deployment, protocols etc...