Future Internet Assembly
The European Future Internet Assembly (FIA), is a collaboration between projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. FIA events are organised twice a year as a conference where people from the different research domains meet each other and discuss cross cutting research results and trends in an interactive manner.

Currently FIA brings together around 150 research projects that are part of Challenge 1 of the ICT programme of 7th Framework Programme. These projects are advancing the state of the art in: The network of the future, Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering, Internet-connected objects, Trustworthy ICT, Networked Media and Search Systems, Socio-economic considerations for the Future Internet, Application domains for the Future Internet, Future Internet Research and Experimentation.

FIA is open to all researchers engaged in Future Internet research to contribute and participate towards FIA's goals.

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Session 2.3 - International Cooperation on Testbeds
International Cooperation on Testbeds pdf
Poznan, October 25th 2011, 15:00 - 17:00

Title of the Session:

International Cooperation for Experimental Research and Testbed Interconnection

Format of the workshop:

The session is structured around introductory presentations and a moderated panel discussion, followed by a final presentation summarizing the session and some of its conclusions.

Problem Statement and Objectives of the workshop:


The Future Internet is a global issue subject of multiple research and experiment programmes all over the world. At the same time, some of the issues to solve require extensive research and/or validation through experimental facilities and test-beds. As it is a key requirement for the future internet to remain open, interoperable and innovation friendly, it becomes increasingly important to test and validate advanced technological capabilities at global scale.


This session aims to present some of the initiatives, programs and projects related to the development of the Future Internet around the globe with a main focus on technological approaches and available test and experimental facilities that may be interconnected to support global experiments.

The session will include a review of available experimental facilities and programmes that could be leveraged through international cooperation initiatives under the EU Framework Programme actions dedicated to the Future Internet. A moderated panel discussion will summaries the availability of experimental facilities outside of the EU and their applicability in the wider context of Future Internet global experiment. It is expected that this discussion will provide opportunities to the audience to interact with the panellists in order to evaluate the potential of possible international co-operation in the field.

Finally, a summary and some conclusions of the session will be presented.

Session organisers:

Steering Committee representative: , , , , ,

Target audience:

Researchers, academics and industrial experts, research programme managers interested in global testbeds and networked experiments in the Future Internet domain.

Build on previous FIA sessions:

Previous FIA sessions have extensively addressed the issue of experimental research and testbeds through multiple Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) sessions. The international co-operation perspective was also addressed with a main focus on the US and Japan. This session extends the international co-operation perspective with prospective nations so far little addressed under previous FIA sessions.

Draft Agenda – proposal for a more focused and detailed agenda

Session chair: Timo Lahnalampi (FIRESTATION project)

Time Speaker Subject
15:00 – 15:15 Jacques Magen (FIRESTATION project) General introduction to the session Covering at a glance over US, Japan and focusing on Korea and Australia
15:15 – 15:25 Bill St. Arnaud (Canarie) Canadian Future Internet experimental landscape
15:25 – 15:35 German M Fajardo Muriel, Ohmtel, Columbia Future Internet Testbed landscape in Latin America (without Brazil) Includes insights provided by FIRST project
15:35 – 15:45 Michael Stanton, RPN, Brazil EU-Brazil cooperation on Future Internet testbeds and experimentation Includes insights from projects FIBRE and MyFIRE
15:45 – 16:05 Sathya Rao, MyFIRE project Future Internet experimentation in BRIC regions and perspectives in international testbed standardization
16:05 – 16:15 Sotiris Nikoletseas (HOBNET project) Global testbeds for Sensor-networks, including relevant IPV6 aspects

16:15 – 16:55 Panel session moderated by Anastasius Gavras (FIRESTATION project) – Panelists:

Andrey Rybin (ITMO) A. Paventhan (ERNET), Y. Huang (BII group, Beijing, TBC), Bill St. Arnaud (Canarie), Jacques Magen (FIRESTATION project), Serge Fdida (UPMC) and Josep Martrat (Atos Origin).

Panel topics:
  • Requirements for testbed interconnection/federation with other regions.
  • What are the benefits for European research and industry?
  • What are the open questions: e.g. access to funding, coordination of calls,
  • Do we have lessons learned from other regions? Can we leverage them?
  • Action points?

16:55 – 17:00 Session wrap-up by Timo Lahnalampi (FIRESTATION project)

Events organized under the auspices of the Polish EU Presidency