IoT2Edge aims to promote scientific excellence in the areas of edge computing and semantic interoperability in IoT environments through novel experimentation based on the RAWFIE federated testbed infrastructure. IoT2Edge will develop the respective supportive software (SSW) in support of the experiments that will evaluate the proposed solutions. This SSW can also enhance the current RAWFIE architecture increasing its openness and improving its performance. The IoT2Edge semantic interoperability mechanisms will be based on open specifications and standards (of ETSI and W3C for example) and will be pluggable on top of the RAWFIE platform. The edge computing modules aim to enable dynamic offloading of resource intensive processes from both cloud and mobile edge to achieve resource usage optimisation. The proposed mechanisms will be evaluated via demanding experiments driven by an IoT-enabled emergency detection use case. 

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/03/2018-31/03/2019



Assuming the data graph obtained by analyzing data dependencies in Future Internet of Things (IoT), CREDIT will investigate the correlation between sensor networks and the emerging data graph for different topologies from the FIESTA-IoT platform, with the goal to respond to the rather critical and challenging question of whether such correlations, if existing, can be used in developing applications in the emerging cognitive IoT environment. CREDIT will exploit a recently developed framework for big network data analytics, namely Hyperbolic Data Analytics (HDA). The goal is to determine hidden correlations in the network-data graphs and identify the most important sensors-measurements in the employed testbeds. For demonstration purposes, a smart energy management application based on ambient sensory data provided by FIESTA-IoT will be considered. 

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/02/2017-31/08/2017



PRODUCER aims at delivering a set of innovative ICT tools that focus on supporting various stages of the documentary creation phases, ranging from the user engagement and audience building, to the final documentary delivery. Apart from the key objective of reducing the overall production cost and time, enabling small documentary production houses (SMEs) to increase their market share and competitiveness, our project would result in: a) providing greater creativity and productivity to documentary creation professionals, stimulated by new production sophisticated tools that enable searching, annotating, editing, personalizing professional and user generated content, b) enhancing viewers’ experience and satisfaction by generating multi-layered documentaries, and delivering to the viewer personalized services, and c) facilitating the promotion of the documentaries to investors. 

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/01/2017-30/06/2018



The Fed4FIRE+ project has the objective to run and further improve Fed4FIRE’s “best-in-town” federation of experimentation facilities for the Future Internet Research and Experimentation initiative. Federating a heterogeneous set of facilities covering technologies ranging from wireless, wired, cloud services and open flow, and making them accessible through common frameworks and tools suddenly opens new possibilities, supporting a broad range of experimenter communities covering a wide variety of Internet infrastructures, services and applications. Fed4FIRE+ will continuously upgrade and improve the facilities and include technical innovations, focused towards increased user satisfaction (user-friendly tools, privacy-oriented data management, testbed SLA and reputation, experiment reproducibility, service-level experiment orchestration, federation ontologies, etc.). It will open this federation to the whole FIRE community and beyond, for experimentation by industry and research organisations, through the organization of Open Calls and Open Access mechanisms The project will also establish a flexible, demand-driven framework which allows test facilities to join during the course of its lifetime by defining a set of entry requirements for new facilities to join and to comply with the federation.

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/01/2017-30/06/2022



Up2U focuses on K12 education, moreover the last years of secondary school. We hope that with the creation of Up2Universe, an innovative digital ecosystem will facilitate a more effective usage of digital content in the classrooms and beyond. Hybrid learning scenarios will help students advance their skills and also enjoy learning. We plan to address project based and peer-to-peer learning scenarios and support collaborative and personalised studying. Our main goal is to develop a toolkit that will be sustainable, and teachers and students can make good use of it in the long run. We will work on developing an applicable business plan that allows new members to join the Up2Universe easily and thus form a federated marketplace for the learning community.

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/01/2017-30/06/2020



In the SAMANT project we aim to adopt generic/common, thus universal solutions, for tackling issues related to semantic aware management of federated infrastructures. To this end, SAMANT will equip RAWFIE with open-source tools that will allow experimenters to discover and select available RAWFIE testbeds and their resources in order to build experiments. The RAWFIE software stack will be enhanced with functionalities related to discovery, booking, provisioning/release of resources, while addressing authentication and authorisation issues at the federated environment. Semantic web technologies will be used to describe the federated infrastructures and support the lifecycle of unmanned vehicles. The proposed software enhancements are (i) testbed-tier specific, using software for the aforementioned management operations, and (ii) cross-layer, spanning the RAWFIE middle, data and front end tiers, supporting such operations at the federation level. 

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/09/2016-31/12/2018



In UNIQUE, we aspire to evolve, implement and experiment with a unified utility-based framework based on both QoS (network-centric) and QoE (user-centric) features and parameters, which allows to enhance, formulate and improve various advanced network operations in mobile broadband (MBB) infrastructures (network selection, offloading, resource allocation, etc.). The proposed methodology and intended MONROE software extensions are expected to be provided as services to future experimenters that desire to investigate their own mechanisms and protocols. UNIQUE targets at two key runs of experiments and respective software extensions, depicting the operation and benefit of the proposed utility-based framework, i.e., a) utility-based access network selection, and b) utility-based concurrent multipath routing and traffic control. They aim at demonstrating the power of the proposed framework for key user-desired and bandwidth intensive network services and applications, such as multimedia downloading. 

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/06/2016-28/02/2018


GN4-2 Research and Education Networking – GÉANT

GN4-2 is the proposed project for the second Specific Grant Agreement under the 68-month Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) established between the GÉANT Consortium and the European Commission in April 2015.This second phase of implementing the FPA will raise European research to the next level by promoting scientific excellence, access and re-use of research data. It will also drive European-wide cost efficiencies in scientific infrastructure by promoting interoperability with other e-infrastructures on an unprecedented scale.
The FPA objective for the GÉANT Partnership is to contribute to effective European research by making Europe the best-connected region in the world. GÉANT must offer European researchers the network, communications facilities and application access that ensure the digital continuum necessary to conduct world-class research in collaboration with their peers, regardless of geographical location.

Funding Agency: H2020-EU – EXCELLENT SCIENCE – Research Infrastructures
Duration: 01/05/2016-31/01/2020


GN4-1 Research and Education Networking – GÉANT

The overall objective is to provide a stable environment for the implementation of GÉANT as the European Communications Commons for the European Research Area, which will provide the best possible digital infrastructure to ensure that Europe remains in the forefront of research. GÉANT’s extensive and long-standing contacts with large data disciplines such as biology, radioastronomy and high-energy physics help shape the evolution of the networking facilities required. This is complemented by partner contacts with research domains that are new users of high-performance networks and services, such as: digital preservation, real-time art and humanities. The vision is to position the GÉANT partnership optimally to achieve the strategic objectives of the FPA while ensuring the continuity and improvement of the services successfully offered under the GN3plus FP7 project. The extensive experience of the GÉANT partnership in providing high-quality and innovative services has been applied to the preparation phase of this proposal.

Funding Agency: H2020-EU – EXCELLENT SCIENCE – Research Infrastructures
Duration: 01/05/2015-31/08/2016



The objective of MECANEX project is to devise innovative tools for automatic annotation and editorial support of multimedia content, extraction of personalized information and adaption of enriched multimedia content in multi-screen environments. The major novelty of MECANEX is the creation of SaaS (REST based) toolkit that provides the aforementioned functionalities by bringing together complementary expertise and technology of different European companies and research institutes, in order to provide a cost effective multi-screen video metadata enrichment solution for SMEs. Such tools will be adopted by production and post-production companies, as well as by content providers or relevant service oriented companies and will be adapted into the creation process. Furthermore, a social and personalization tool is envisioned, which will collect consumers’ preferences and will provide feedback to the aforementioned tools. In a nutshell, automatic annotation, editorial, multi-screen and social and personalization tools will be integrated into a working MECANEX toolkit ready for the production of multimedia content, as well as the advertising agencies.

Funding Agency: Information Society Technologies, EU, H2020
Duration: 01/01/2015-30/06/2016

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