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Tentative date: 26 - 27 October 2011

Location: [Poznan, Poland]

Duration: 1.5 days (Wednesday afternoon (after FIA) Thursday full day)


The current projects and initiatives under the umbrella of Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) have two related dimensions:

  • Promoting experimentally-driven long-term, visionary research on new paradigms and networking concepts and architectures for the Future Internet
  • Building large-scale experimentation facilities to support both medium- and long- term research on networks and services by gradually federating existing and new testbeds for emerging or Future Internet technologies.

So far the FIRE facilities have grown to a fairly multifaceted collection of testbeds with numerous capabilities. Following the last call for FP7 ICT FIRE projects, more facility projects were accepted for funding. These enrich even more the capabilities of the FIRE facilities. FIRE is being important for standardisation and the activities of the Public Private Partnership on Future Internet (PPP-FI)

Purpose and scope

The FIRE initiative supported by the FIRESTATION support action organises an information and concertation workshop to allow researchers and facilities operators to discuss the latest developments in FIRE and exchange their recent work, findings and future plans.

The event is planned on 26-27 October 2011 and will be held in Poznan, Poland, collocated with the 8th Future Internet Assembly and Servicewave 2011 conference.

The scope of the FIRE event multifold. Among others the program will include:

  • New FIRE facilities projects that were accepted for funding following FP7 Call 7
  • Capacity building activities of the PPP-FI and their relation to FIRE
  • The role of formalised testing approaches for testbeds as well as the role of testbeds for research exploitation through standardisation
  • Lessons learned from the Open Calls of the current projects
  • Last but not least a session on sustainability of the FIRE facilities until 2015 and beyond.

Target audience

The program is targeted to the research community at large that is currently working on Future Internet topics and that has requirements for testing prototype solutions and large scale experimentation. It is also targeted to the testbed operators and providers that are interested in federating their facilities with FIRE facilities. Finally the targeted audience includes responsible operators that are interested in long term sustainability of their test networks.

Expected outcomes

The outcome of the event is the linking of the demand for experimentation and testing by the research community to the offerings of the FIRE facilities, as well as a better understanding of the capabilities of the FIRE facilities, the future evolution plans. Finally the event should stimulate further the ongoing efforts for developing sustainability models for the research testing experimentation facilities.

Draft agenda

Wednesday afternoon, 26 October 2011

Responsible for the topic/session: Anastasius Gavras

14:30-14:40 Welcome and introduction (Manuel Monteiro, EC or FIRESTATION representative)

14:40-15:25 Presentations focusing on the experiments that have been selected by the call 5 FIRE IP projects

15:25-15:40 Overview of the open calls for experiments by FIRE IPs CREW, SmartSantander, OpenLab

15:40-16:00 Q&A

16:00-16:15 Short Coffee break

16:15-16:45 Presentations by the new projects of call 7

16:45-18:00 Information on FI-PPP and FIRE

  • INFINITY Capacity Building Action Martin Potts, Martel Consoulting
  • Role of Living Labs in the FI-PPP context Petra Turkama CONCORD project coordinator and member of the ENoLL Council
  • Q&A FI-PPP and FIRE

18:00-18:15 Wrap up

Wednesday evening, 26 October 2011

19:00-21:00 The Demonstration evening

The Demonstration evening, hosted jointly by FIA, FIRE and ServiceWave provides the possibilities to demonstrate tool support and automation of specific aspects related to service oriented computing originating from different application domains.

The event will take place in an unconstrained atmosphere with lots of sandwiches, discussions and fun.

6 FIRE demonstrations (of 14) to be shown: TEFIS, OFELIA, OpenLab, CREW, N4C and FIRE STATION (infokiosk).

More information at:

Thursday morning, 27 October 2011

Responsible for the topic/session: Franck Le Gall

The workshop will seek answers to two main questions:

  • How can Future Internet experimentation benefit from formal methodologies for testing?
  • How can Future Internet experimentation, as a test platform, contribute to the standardisation processes?

After a presentation of the main findings from the MyFIRE projects, two sessions will foster debate on these questions:

  • Session 1: the use of formal testing methods in FIRE

The ETSI MTS will first give an overview of the use of interoperability best practices in test activities related to research. It will be followed by vision from a living lab and a review of benchmarking needs

  • Session 2: the role of FIRE facilities as reference implementations for standards validation and testing

Presentations of the possibilities and limits of FIRE to interact with the international standardisation processes will be offered. Positive interactions contributing to the experimental facilities sustainability will be discussed

Open debates will permit to identify next steps for standardization related activities in FIRE...

10:00 – 10:15 Opening: presentation of main findings from project MyFIRE (Philippe Cousin)

10:15-11:30 The use of formal testing methods in FIRE

  • 10:15 - 10:35 Use of interoperability best practices in test activities related to research (from ETSI MTS/CTI)
  • 10:35 - 10:55 Experience from a living lab (Annika Sällström, TEFIS)
  • 10:55 – 11:15 The need for benchmarking (Ingrid Moerman, CREW)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Open discussion

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 The role of FIRE facilities as reference implementations for standards validation and testing

  • 12:00 - 12:20 FIRE and standardization perspectives (Anastasius Gavras, PANLAB)
  • 12:20 – 12:40 The role of FIRE in a developing standard. Case study: Openflow (From Ofelia, TBD)
  • 12:40 – 13:00 The link between Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) and standardisation (TBD)
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Open discussion: next steps for standardisation activities in FIRE

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break

Thursday afternoon, 27 October 2011

Information day, Objective ICT-2011.1.6 Call 8 of FP7-ICT

Responsible for the topic/session: Rapolas Lakavicius, EC

If you are interested in presenting your proposal idea for FIRE Call8[1], you can submit a short presentation by Emailing it to Rapolas Lakavicius, EC.

Call8 Leaflet available here: File:Leaflet Call8.pdf

European Commission staff will inform you whether your presentation will be added to the event programme shortly before the event. Invited speakers will be given a 5 minute timeslot for brief 2 slides presentation. Submitted presentations will be available on FIRE Wiki.

14:30-15:15 Presentation by EC of the call and the expectation of the programme (45 minutes, incl. Q&A).

File:1 Call8 FIRE.pdf

15:15-15:45 Agreggated overview of FIRE facility and FIRE research project by FIRESTATION (30 minutes)

File:2 Aggregated overview of FIRE facility and FIRE research project by FIRE STATION.pdf

15:45-16:15 Ideal-IST support to proposers for FIRE Call 8 (Andrzej Galik/Malgorzata Gliniecka, Ideal-IST) (30 minutes)

File:3 Poznan-FIRE-Proposers Session - AGalik.pdf

16:15-16:45 Coffee break

16.45-18.00 Project ideas and presentations (registered speakers, ref. above) for FIRE Call 8

File:4 RedZinc Poznan 20111027.pdf

File:6 CESNET - Testbed for real-time applications.pdf

18.00-(max 18.30) Q&A session with the representatives of the EC; networking among participants to prepare proposals for FIRE Call 8; networking with attending representatives of FIRE facility projects.