Call for proposals for the selection of additional beneficiaries in the FI-WARE Project FI-WARE Closed!

Objectives

FI-WARE, Future Internet PPP Core Platform project, will deliver a novel service infrastructure, building upon elements (called Generic Enablers – GEs) which offer reusable and commonly shared functions making it easier to develop Future Internet Applications in multiple sectors. This infrastructure will bring significant and quantifiable improvements in the performance, reliability and production costs linked to Internet Applications – building a true foundation for the Future Internet.

The FI-WARE project will develop open specifications of FI-WARE GEs, together with a reference implementation of each GE for testing. Some of these open specifications will be submitted for standardization. FI-WARE aims to draw upon results already achieved through earlier research projects. It will further develop them and integrate them.

Actions

Regarding the FI-WARE First Open Call, the topics to be covered are:

  • Middleware for efficient and QoS/Security-aware invocation of services and exchange of messages. This topic will be focused on a middleware GE that can overcome limitations of existing middleware technologies while still supporting backward compatibility to most widely used ones. Goal is to achieve the highest levels of performance, to keep specified QoS requirements, in the various networking environments making up the Future Internet, as well as to incorporate a number of relevant features such as management of credentials when handling messages or accountability and traceability functions. Last but not least, this component should enable a middleware-neutral definition of interfaces exported by FI-WARE components.
  • Business Models and Business Elements (BM & BE) Definition and Simulation.This topic will be focused on a component that support application providers in the design of innovative Business Models based on the combination of the applications/services they offer and services provided by either FI-WARE GEs or complementary applications/services provided by third parties. Definition of such Business Models would comprise the definition of the different offerings, policy rules to manage prices including promotions, bundling, etc as well as how SLAs violations will be managed/compensated. Last but not least, this GE should provide the ability to simulate Business Models so that application providers can anticipate how they could work.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 12,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 April 2012 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche FI-WARE (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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