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Dr.-Ing. Nikolay Vassilev Tcholtchev
Head of Quality Engineering for Urban ICT and Quantum Computing
Business Unit SQC
+49 30 3463-7175
Funded by
Seventh Framework Programme


June 01, 2010 to June 30, 2012


The challenge for the project MyFIRE is to develop the use of experimental facilities in Europe in particular by increasing awareness of testing related best practices. The project will ensure a balance between the requirements for researcher’s collaboration and the stakeholder’s expectations. This means achieving the good experimental activities, developing the sustainable testing methodologies and paying a specific attention to the contribution to European standards development. The framework will be developed through the creation of open dialogue between the ICT networking research communities and experts from key areas of sociology, policy makers, economic models and standard. In order to succeed in these challenges, MyFIRE’s mission is organised around four activities:

  • To identify the main issues and needs in the test beds approach: researchers and user’s needs for experimental facility, standardization, exploitation process of Future Internet research, economics data for testbed sustainability
  • To define the testing methodologies used by the projects in Europe and international testbeds, so that the best practices model can be analysed and documented leading to improved design, set up and use of the experimental facilities, and standards
  • To build common tools and roadmap to increase effectiveness in the testing approach to improve the use of the FIRE Facility
  • To disseminate the results and create a network: by a series of workshops in Europe and advanced emerging countries Brazil, Russia, India and China


The MyFire project will add its modest contribution in the methodologies related to efficient test beds design and set up and with approach cross over the multidisciplinary techniques and research areas. Making use of known standardised approaches, together with socio-economic analysis, MyFIRE will provide tools to optimize the design, set-up and usage of FIRE test beds. This will target the optimisation of investments in FIRE test beds and the further improvement of well established test beds. The efforts made on international collaborations with third countries will allow to further expand the FIRE community toward countries less covered up to now.

Project Coordinator

inno TSD, France


  • Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • BII Group Holdings Ltd, China
  • Institut Européen des Normes de Télécommunication, France
  • Ernet India
  • Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies Mechanics and Optics
  • University of Edinburgh