SoftFIRE Project to launch its final Challenge on NFV, SDN and 5G technologies
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies promise to deeply change the way in which software network architectures will take shape, for example in 5G and large cloud systems and data networks.
Even if the technologies are consolidating, still many issues and challenges have to be faced. The SoftFIRE project has been working on many of these issues in the recent years and it has developed a federated platform used by several experimenters for proving new capabilities and functionalities.
Now it is time, according to the organisers, for the SoftFIRE Project to launch its final Challenge on NFV/SDN/5G technologies for original developments, experiments, trials and tests to be carried out on its virtualised and federated testbed infrastructure.
They are now looking for ground-breaking proposals to move these technologies one step further and solve the issues that still are present addressing technologists, visionaries, academics, practitioners and experts of the sector to showcase how their technological solutions can improve virtualisation platforms, or to show how new compelling services and applications can be developed on top of an NFV/SDN middleware.
Challenge objectives and streams
For this Challenge, SoftFIRE is especially interested in receiving proposals that address
- interoperability/extension of the platform,
- creation/consolidation of services and/or
- creation of applications on top of the infrastructure
Proposals should address one of these streams: Interworking, Programmability and/or Security.
Call deadline: 31 January 2018 at 17:00h CET (Brussels time)
Following prizes are offered for each stream (total budget € 225.000):
1st Prize: € 40.000
2nd Prize: € 25.000
3rd Prize: € 10.000
More detailed information can be found on SoftFIRE Project’s website.