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Session 2.3 - International Cooperation on Testbeds

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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 panelists 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: Bernard Barani (bernard.barani(at)

Halid Hrasnica (hrasnica(at) and Anastasius Gavras (gavras(at)

Sotiris Nikoletseas (nikole(at)

German M Fajardo Muriel (german.fajardo(at)

Julian Sesena (jsesena(at)

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.


Session chair: Timo Lahnalampi (FIRESTATION project)




15:00 – 15:15

undefinedJacques 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

undefinedDaan du Toit, South Africa

FIRE Testbeds: Cooperation with South Africa

15:25 – 15:35

undefinedGerman M Fajardo Muriel, Ohmtel, Columbia

Future Internet Testbed landscape in Latin America (without Brazil)

Includes insights provided by FIRST project

15:35 – 15:45

undefinedMichael Stanton, RPN, Brazil

EU-Brazil cooperation on Future Internet testbeds and experimentation

Includes insights from projects FIBRE and MyFIRE

15:45 – 16:05

undefinedPhilippe Cousin, PROBE-IT PM, IERC AC4 coordinator


Future Internet experimentation in BRICS regions and perspectives in international testbed standardization

16:05 – 16:15

undefinedSotiris Nikoletseas (HOBNET project)

Global testbeds for Sensor-networks, including relevant IPV6 aspects

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), N.N. (representative from European academia) 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?

Session wrap-up by Timo Lahnalampi (FIRESTATION project)