FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) is an initiative under the ICT theme of EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7). Projects, such as ECODE, selected under Call 2 - Objective 1.6 "New Paradigms and Experimental Facilities" are the first step under FP7 towards building FIRE.

The FIRE Initiative is creating a multidisciplinary research environment for investigating and experimentally validating highly innovative and revolutionary ideas for new networking and service paradigms. FIRE is promoting the concept of experimentally-driven yet long-term research, joining the two ends of academy-driven visionary research and industry-driven testing and experimentation, in a truly multidisciplinary and innovative approach. To make this approach a reality, FIRE also aims at creating a large scale European Experimental Facility, built by gradually connecting and federating existing and new testbeds for emerging or future internet architectures, services and technologies.

Click here for a detailed overview of the European FIRE Initiative Future Internet Research and Experimentation.

FIREWorks Support Action

FIREworks is the Support Action (SA) funded from FP7 Call 2, Objective 1.6 "New paradigms and experimental facilities" that coordinates and supports interworking of testbed activities in Europe and their respective connections outside of Europe, mainly to North America and Far East.

The FIREworks objectives are:

1. Develop the Strategy for Future Internet Research and Experimentation in Europe
2. Create the European concept for testing federation
3. Establish the European Future Internet Research and Experimentaton Initiative and involve all relevant stakeholders

FIREStation Support Action

FIREStation is the Support Action (SA) funded from FP7 Call 5, Objective 1.6 "New paradigms and experimental facilities" that provides the FIRE Initiative with an active hub that matches, guides and co-ordinates demand for - and offering of - experimentation facilities in the context of future networks and services. The heterogeneous and modular field of Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) with its national and international stakeholder groups requires information sharing, cohesion building, community building and a single point of contact to co-ordinate and promote the FIRE approach with respect to the following main requirements: 1) Facilities need synchronization, resource optimization, and common efforts in order to offer customers the best possible service and ensure their sustainability beyond project life times. 2) Researchers need correct and timely knowledge about the available resources, easy access, high usability and appropriate tools to run and monitor their experiments.