• Update to existing story 27 March 2015
    Today, just a small update to the existing story, with more material on mesh. „The sleeping beauty of mesh has been kissed into life by the community,“ explains Elektra in her book. The community has made it possible to have decentral wireless networks which connect small local cells, automatically connected by intelligent software. (p. 15) […]
    Confine@Funkfeuer
  • Brussels meeting 23rd, 24th of March 2015 25 March 2015
    I was at the CONFINE plenary meeting in the city of chocolate (albeit the swiss might disagree on this statement) and we had some very good discussions on how to make sure the results of CONFINE carry on to the wider world. One thought I learned over the course of the project: while the geeks and […]
    aaron
  • 4th CNBuB in Rome, Italy, August 24-26, 2015, colocated with FiCloud 2015 16 March 2015
    4th CNBuB with FiCloud 2015 The forth edition of our CNBuB workshop is colocated with FiCloud 2015. It will take place in Rome, Italy, between 24-26 of August, 2015. This year the CfP of CNBuB has been extended with more emphasis on services in community networks. http://research.ac.upc.edu/CNBuB2015/ We encourage you to consider CNBuB for [...] […]
    felix
  • more feedback from Graz 15 March 2015
    …getting very very good feedback from Graz: https://github.com/FunkFeuer/Graz/issues […]
    aaron

CONFINE

Large-scale integrating project (IP) Community networks are an emerging and successful model for the Future Internet across Europe and far beyond.The CONFINE project complements existing FIRE infrastructure by establishing a new facility built on the federation of existing community IP networks constituted by more than 20,000 nodes and 20,000 Km of links. These community networks incorporate a large and wide variety of commodity wireless and optical links, heterogeneous nodes, different routing protocols, applications and a large number of end-users, following an innovative model of self-provisioning using unlicensed and public spectrum.The project develops a unified access to an open testbed with tools that allow researchers to deploy, run, monitor and experiment with services, protocols and applications on real-world community IP networks. This integrated platform will provide user-friendly access to these emerging networks supporting any stakeholder interested in developing and testing experimental technologies for open and interoperable network infrastructures, strengthening open community networks. This type of networks is an emerging and successful model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond. The project includes as partners well established community networks with large end-user bases and diverse application providers (e.g. content distribution, voice, data and multimedia communication), research institutions with experience in key related areas, non-profit organizations and SMEs with experience in supporting researchers, community networks and end-users.Open call: a new open call with project funding was open from September 2 closing (Extended to November 14) October 19, 2013 to use and expand our community networking testbed (Community-Lab) by external research groups, and also by other community networks. Details of our work in the project wiki. Events we organize: