Future Internet Research and Experimentation

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Future Internet Research and Experimentation
Future Internet Research and Experimentation logo.jpg
Formation 2007
Type Research group
Website www.ict-fire.eu

Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) is a program funded by the European Union to do research on the Internet, its prospects, and its future, a field known as "future Internet".


Some researchers met with government officials in Zurich in March 2007.[1] The first FIRE projects started in 2008, with a budget of 40 million Euro from the seventh of the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FP7). This was known as "call 2".[2] In 2010, a second set of projects with a budget of 50 million Euro included technologies such as sensor networks, cloud computing and service-oriented architectures. A third wave of projects were funded in 2011.[3] It included a web site and some conferences called a "Network of Excellence in InterNet Science".[4] A joint project with Brazil called Future Internet testbeds experimentation between BRazil and Europe (FIBRE) had an organizational meeting in October 2011 in Poznań, Poland.[5]

In 2012, Call 8, with a budget of 25 million Euro, led to a fourth wave of projects which were expected to start in the Fall. The focus was on federation of FIRE facilities and on experimentation on existing facilities, with innovative applications. Call 10 of WP2013 was published 10 July 2012 (OJ C202) with deadline of 15 January 2013.

The project funded a workshop on 21 September 2012 in Brussels called "FIRE in Horizon 2020".[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anick Jesdanun (15 April 2007). "Researchers Explore Scrapping Internet". Associated Press. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "FIRE : Future Internet Research and Experimentation". European Union Information Society Technologies web site. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Future Internet Research & Experimentation". Project funding web site. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Network of Excellence in InterNet Science (EINS)". Project web site. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kick Off Meeting". FIBRE web site. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Open Consultation on "FIRE in Horizon 2020"". Conference web site. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • "FIRE". Project "portal" web site.