From 17th to 18h April, the 2017 Global Future Network Development Summit took place in Nanjing Jiangning Development Zone (China). Themed with “Innovation and Win-Win Cooperation, Ushering in the Future Development”, this summit focussed on the development trends and construction of experiment facilities for future network and experiment application prospects, promoting the government-industry-university-institute collaboration. It conveys a very large audience with the most prominent stakeholders in Asia. An exhibition was also the opportunity to showcase the latest developments in various domains including 5G and IoT.
This 2-days-conference was organized around 10 sub-forums of 4 topics: Future Network and Technology Innovation; Future Network and Application Innovation; Future Network and Economic Development; Future Network and Cyberspace Security.
As a keynote speaker in the main conference opening session, Prof. Serge Fdida, Coordinator of FIT and President of OneLab, gave a presentation about the current situation of 5G research activities in Europe as well as the networking research beyond 5G and the next generation internet. The focus of these presentations was given to EU funding programmes, the current ones, like H2020, and future ones, such as the 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Prof. Serge Fdida was also invited to present some concrete examples of applications and projects such as FIT Equipex and Research Infrastructure (French project), ARMOUR, F-Interop and EXCITING (all H2020 projects), and OneLab experimental facility. All these projects are implemented by UPMC’s OneLab team, part of LIP6 Laboratory (Laboratory of Computer Sciences).
Further information about the summit: http://www.gfnds.com/en/index.php
R2lab, the FIT team’s new testbed, was inaugurated on the SophiaTech campus on 9 November by Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria, in the presence of many scientists.
The platform R2Lab is a Wi-fi mesh testbed infrastructure suitable for testing wireless devices and heterogeneous wireless communication.
It will be inaugurated at Inria Sophia Antipolis' premises on Wednesday, November 9th in the presence of Antoine Petit, CEO of Inria and Serge Fdida (FIT).
R2Lab testbed offers an infrastructure with thirty-seven wireless nodes, for highly flexible experimentation in a array of wireless network, allowing experimenters test in many ways the optimizations in radio frequencies for wireless applications. The project priorizes scale and realism for supporting future wireless research.
The FIT testbed at UPMC (FIT NITOS Lab) has now a functioning HP Moonshot platform, having 45 8-core ARM servers with 64 GB of RAM each, 120 TB of SATA flash storage. The platform also integrates two 45XGc switches with OpenFlow support, one of which is available to the user to build his experiment network. A cloud instance on this platform is available to any researcher who wishes, on demand by contacting us at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the first FIT IoT-LAB workshop last year in Grenoble, which hosted 70 attendees, FIT IoT-Lab will be hosting a second edition at the Lille platform on October 14 & 15, 2015. The workshop will take place at Inria Lille - Nord Europe.
This workshop has the dual purpose of both allowing exchanges on research as well as presenting talks and tutorials on various topics on the IoT domain. It specifically targets experimentation through testing, verification, deployment, integration, management and federation of experimental platforms. The workshop will bring together people from several areas of research in academia and industry, providing for an exchange of ideas about the present and future of IoT.
The first day of the workshop will be dedicated to conference sessions; while the second day will be for tutorials on how to experiment on FIT IoT-LAB platforms.
More details, including the registration link, can be found on the FIT IoT-Lab website at https://www.iot-lab.info/workshop-iot-oct2015/.
Registration is free and mandatory for logistic purposes.
The OneLab team hosted a half-day tutorial session as part of the week-long ResCom summer school event. This tutorial session taught users how to navigate the OneLab portal and experiment directly on FIT platforms. This year's ResCom summer school focused on the theme of Smart Cities, with a specific emphasis on how the Internet of Things can pave the way for the future of smart cities. The OneLab tutorial allowed users to see examples of experiments that they can run on the federation's testbeds, and understand how OneLab can benefit their research by providing a large-scale, open platform for experimentation.
The session opened with an overview of the OneLab facility, and the audience was presented the 17 federated testbeds, their different characteristics, and the experimentation process. Slides from the presentation can be found at this site: https://goo.gl/2Zu671. Following the presentation, the audience split into three groups to conduct hands-on, guided tutorials on either the PlanetLab Europe, NITOS-Lab, or FIT IoT-Lab platforms.
OneLab is honored to have received the Best Demo award at this year's TRIDENTCOM 2015 conference in Vancouver, BC! The OneLab demo opened with a presentation on the OneLab federation, and continued to walk the audience through experimentation on the FIT IoT-Lab platforms. Loic Baron, UPMC/CNRS, and Frédérick Saint-Marcel, Inria, showed audience members how to reserve FIT IoT-Lab nodes through the OneLab portal, and how to access and test radio communications between two nodes.
Scientific director, Dr. Timur Friedman, presented the OneLab federation within the framework of FIT-Equipex at the 22nd Taiwan-France Industrial Cooperation Consultation Meeting in Taipei. Prof. Friedman’s presentation focused on the FIT IoT-Lab platforms and the benefits available to industries through experimental testing on Internet of Things testbeds. The presence of OneLab at the ICCM follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between FIT partner UPMC and the Institute for Information Industry (III) Taiwan. The signing of this MoU and the increased collaboration between FIT and its Taiwanese partners will lead to the incorporation of III’s IoT testbed into the OneLab federation.
Pictured below with Dr. Friedman are Mr. Chia-Hsiang Chang, Advisor, Science & Technology, Department of Industrial Technology (DOIT), MOEA (Ministry of Economic Affairs) and Dr. Ming-Whei Feng, Director General, Smart Network System Institute (SNSI), Institute for Information Industry (III).
FIT IoT-Lab opened its newest site in Paris, located at Institut Mines Télécom, Paris XIII. The new site houses 90 M3 open nodes and 70 A8 open nodes, fixed to the walls of a 35 square-meter room. 10 robots (Turtlebots) will soon move and be able to adapt thieir behavior to what they see through their camera. To influence robots mobility, the room is surrounded by 6 RGB LED strips (each strip contains about 280 LEDs) that are fully configurable by the experimenter. The color of each LED can be defined independently, allowig the user to simulate a moving target or physical phenomena to which the robots can respond.
More information on the FIT IoT-Lab Paris site can be found at the following link: https://www.iot-lab.info/deployment/paris/
OneLab is honored to have been present at the IEEE INFOCOM 2015 conference in Hong Kong in April. OneLab president Serge Fdida, representing the OneLab team, gave a presentation and demo at the conference's session on Wednesday 29 April. The demo showed users how to sign up for an account on the OneLab portal, and how to browse and reserve resources. The experiment that was deployed for this INFOCOM session was across our NITLab wireless platform in Volos and PlanetLab Europe (PLE), demonstrating to users how they can experiment across heterogeneous testbeds.
For more information on the conference proceedings, a full list of the demos can be found on the IEEE INFOCOM website at: http://infocom2015.ieee-infocom.org/program/demos-posters.