Latest FIRE News

OneLab Experimental Facility - ready, steady, open!

OneLab has made considerable efforts towards sustainable use of its rich European federated experimental resources, now available through a single entry point. It's also an example of light and flexible federation governance in action! Between 15 July and 15 August, OpenLab and FIT users communities can register and run their experiments on OneLab, which offers support for trials and collects feedback to improve its services. From 16 August to 31 December 2014, OneLab will be open for extended testing for all PlanetLab and NITOS users around the world. Feedback will be used to improve the platform and its services. Take this opportunity to make a free trial with the support of OneLab experts. Become a OneLab user and spread the word!

OneLab would like to thank every one who has helped make this possible. 

Fed4FIRE 2nd Open Call for SMEs

After its first successful Open Call for SME experimenters, which closed in April 2014, the Fed4FIRE project will organise its 2nd Open Call for SME experimenters in autumn 2014. The call is only open to SMEs and offers maximum funding of €25,000 per proposal and meximum one participating organisation. Successful candidates will be involved in Fed4FIRE as a sub-contractor for a period of four months. More information on the Open Call for SMEs will be available on Fed4FIRE in September 2014.

The future of FIRE Survey - have your say!

The latest  AmpliFIRE FIRE poll is asking for your views on the future of FIRE. What services should or could the FIRE ecosystem offer? If you have any questions or comments about the poll, please contact Paul Grace at

EAR-IT: New potential for innovative smart environment applications

The EAR-IT survey is looking for your insights on further exploitation of innovative solutions for acoustic sensing in smart cities and smart buildings. The Spanish city of Santander is using sound traffic monitoring and detection of the sound of a siren to manage traffic-lights. In the Italian city of Geneva, sound is used in an office building for energy efficiency and for event detection like people screaming for help. These cases demonstrate the potential of using “sounds”. The survey is an opportunity to present innovative ideas that can be tested through use cases. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Leave your contact details so EAR-IT can request more information for future collaboration opportunities.

Interested in EU-China research co-operation on future internet?

If the answer is "yes", share your views with the EU-China FIRE project, ECIAO! Take the short survey on EU-China research collaboration on the Future Internet, test beds and major research co-operation in the field, including IoT, SDN,-NFV, IPv6, Cloud, Mobile Internet and 5G. For further infomation, plrease contact us at:

Upcoming events

EU-China FIRE Workshop on Autonomic Future standardization & SDN, NFV & IPv6 impacts, 3 September 2014 s part of the European Workshop on Software Defined Networking (EWSDN 2014) in Budapest, Hungary. This first EU-China FIRE European workshop looks at the global status of Autonomic Future Internet standardisation and also presents Experimental Platforms (i.e. FIRE facilities), which could be used by researchers in Europe, China and worldwide.  Early Bird registration is open until 4 August 2014.

The 2nd European Conference on the Future Internet (ECFI-2), 17-18 September in Munich presents trends, technologies and innovations for the smart use of tomorrow‘s Internet in different application sectors. The event will bring together key stakeholders from large industry players as well as SMEs to discuss the development of Future Internet infrastructures and services in Europe. ECFI-2 in Munich will focus on cutting-edge research results on the European Internet infrastructures and services of the future, which have been developed in the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP). In addition, the event will mark the start for the SME-driven innovation phase of the programme, where the FI-PPP will invest €80 million for application and service projects driven by European SMEs. The FI-PPP is a European programme for Internet-enabled innovation aiming to accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe. But it doesn't stop here. AmpliFIRE will host a FIRE demo stand showcasing several FIRE projects. More details will be available on the demos closer to the event

FIRE Forum, 15 October in Brussels is all about sharing and exchanging information between the FIRE constituencies and interested parties to understand how FIRE can adapt to fit the needs of potential user communities and the best way of bringing them on board. The forum will focus on  IoT and 5G (TBC) and will also involve Japanese experts to discuss FIRE co-operation on the international stage. The FIRE Forum will be followed by the 5th EU-Japan Symposium in ICT Research and Innovation, which will be held in Brussels on 16-17 October. Presentations of running joint EU-Japan projects will be given, followed by a workshop which will explore research and innovation co-operation opportunities with a number of priority themes both for the EU and Japan, including experimental facilities. Keynote speeches from high-level officials both from the EU and Japan are expected. More details will follow soon including a more-detailed agenda and registration instructions. Participation is by invitation only.