Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Program: FP7 FIRE programme

  • Project acronym:

  • Project title: Fed4Fire

  • Duration: October 2012 - October 2016

  • Coordinator: iMinds (Belgium)

  • Other partners: 17 european partners including iMinds (Belgium), IT Innovation (UK), UPMC (Fr), Fraunhofer (Germany), TUB (Germany), UEDIN (UK), NICTA (Australia), etc.

  • Web site: http://www.fed4fire.eu/

  • Abstract: Fed4FIRE will deliver open and easily accessible facilities to the FIRE experimentation communities, which focus on fixed and wireless infrastructures, services and applications, and combinations thereof. The project will develop a demand-driven common federation framework, based on an open architecture and specification. It will be widely adopted by facilities and promoted internationally. This framework will provide simple, efficient, and cost effective experimental processes built around experimenters' and facility owners' requirements. Insight into technical and socio-economic metrics, and how the introduction of new technologies into Future Internet facilities influences them, will be provided by harmonized and comprehensive measurement techniques. Tools and services supporting dynamic federated identities, access control, and SLA management will increase the trustworthiness of the federation and its facilities. A FIRE portal will offer brokering, user access management and measurements. Professional technical staff will offer first-line and second-line support to make the federation simple to use. The project will use open calls to support innovative experiments from academia and industry and to adapt additional experimentation facilities for compliance with Fed4FIRE specifications. A federation authority will be established to approve facilities and to promote desirable operational policies that simplify federation. A Federation Standardization Task Force will prepare for sustainable standardization beyond the end of the project. The adoption of the Fed4FIRE common federation framework by the FIRE facilities, the widespread usage by both academic and industrial experimenters, and the strong links with other national and international initiatives such as the FI-PPP, will pave the way to sustainability towards Horizon 2020.

EIT KIC funded activities

  • Program: FNS Future Networking Solutions Action Line

  • Project acronym: NFMD

  • Project title: Networks for Future Media Distribution (14082)

  • Duration: January 2015 to December 2015

  • Coordinator: Acreo, Sweden

  • Other partners: VTT (Finland), Ericsson, Lund University, SICS (Sweden).

  • Abstract: The EIT ICT Labs' Networks for Future Media Distribution (NFMD)' activity 14082 has as a specific innovation object set out in the application. The caching algorithm are evaluated and implemented as a proof-of-concept and integrated in the NetInf Information Centric Networking prototype. The field test at the Nordic Ski Championship in Falun was used to gain experience with the NetInf technology in a larger setting to be able to improve the implementations towards production quality. We furthermore in detail analyse and evaluate the test with the purpose to understand the benefits and limitations of the technology. The work on QoE metrics and tools aims to further develop and launch a service “streamingkollen.se” and “ACQUA" that enable consumers to measure the expected media quality that can be achieved with the user’s current network connection and equipment. One result of the development is in open source code contributions. Related standardisation activities and business model analysis are also carried out in the activity. Of particular interest for this year is the business interest of INDRA in transferring the results in the area of QoE to a new line of monitoring systems.