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FI-WARE (Core Platfom of the Future Internet) Project

The goal of the FI-WARE project is to advance the global competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing an innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, providing high QoS and security guarantees. FI-WARE is designed to meet the demands of key market stakeholders across many different sectors, e.g., healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental services. FI-WARE unites major European industrial actors. The key deliverables of FI-WARE will be an open architecture and a reference implementation of a novel service infrastructure, building upon generic and reusable building blocks developed in earlier research projects. We will demonstrate how this infrastructure supports emerging Future Internet (FI) services in multiple Usage Areas, and will exhibit significant and quantifiable improvements in the productivity, reliability and cost of service development and delivery – building a true foundation for the Future Internet.

From an architectural perspective, FI-WARE is based on the following main foundations:

  • Service Delivery Framework – the infrastructure to create, publish, manage and consume FI services across their life cycle, addressing all technical and business aspects.
  • Cloud Hosting – the fundamental layer which provides the computation, storage and network resources, upon which services are provisioned and managed.
  • Support Services – the facilities for effective accessing, processing, and analyzing massive streams of data, and semantically classifying them into valuable knowledge.
  • IoT Enablement – the bridge whereby FI services interface and leverage the ubiquity of heterogeneous, resource-constrained devices in the Internet of Things.
  • Interface to Networks – open interfaces to networks and devices, providing the connectivity needs of services delivered across the platform.
  • Security – the mechanisms which ensure that the delivery and usage of services is trustworthy and meets security and privacy requirements.

FI-WARE will deliver a novel service infrastructure, building upon elements (called Generic Enablers) 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 project will develop Open Specifications of these Generic Enablers, together with a reference implementation of them available for testing. This way, it is aimed to develop working specifications that influence Future Internet standards.

The CoNWeT Lab. participates in FI-WARE contributing to its Applications/Services Ecosystem and Delivery Framework Chapter, with a focus on Application Mashup Technology.

Project details

FI-WARE (Future Internet Core Platform) is a Large-scale Integrated Project (IP) funded by the European Commission under its 7th Research Framework Program, Call FP7-2011-ICT-FI. The project started in May 2011 and will last for 36 months.

Number of participants: 26

Grant Agreement / Project number: 285248

Requested EU contribution: 40.999.000,00 €

FI-WARE is the cornerstone of the Future Internet PPP program, a joint action by the European Industry and the European Commission. Info about general aspects of this program and complimentary projects within the same program can be found here.

 
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