Approach & objectives

The eWINE innovation capacity:

eWINE will run as a “Collaborative project for experimentally-driven research on top of existing experimental infrastructures including necessary extensions, adaptations or reconfigurations that serve the experiments.” In order to solve the existing shortcomings in dense & dynamic wireless networks through experimentally-driven research performed on FIRE facilities offered by the FP7 CREW, Fed4FIRE, OpenLab, EVARILOS, FORGE, FLEX and H2020 WiSHFUL projects, the eWINE project pursues the following objectives:

  • eWINE will enable on-demand end-to-end basic wireless connectivity capable of delivering elastic connectivity services from an Over-The-Top (OTT) service provider to fixed and mobile wireless devices within dense network scenarios.
  • eWINE will enable elastic resource sharing in dense deployments of heterogeneous and small cell networks (HetSNets) in a dynamic way to provide stable connections guaranteeing a well understood and stable probabilistic model of Quality of Service to the many wireless services running on the wireless devices.
  • eWINE will develop and evaluate an open and reconfigurable physical layer that is able to intelligently adapt radio parameters to the context for addressing a wide range of services and requirements that HetSNets need to support.
  • eWINE will further educate the research community, industrial professionals as well as the general public to increase awareness of problems that occur in dense and dynamic wireless networks and possible solutions to these, thus promoting the uptake of the project results

To this end, eWINE will:

  • Provide an Intelligence Toolbox (i.e. an open source repository of the software components4 developed in the project and tested in the showcases) to the wireless community
  • Run the eWINE Grand Challenge. This challenge targets the research community and highly trained industrial professionals
  • Disseminate and promote the project results through video material by targeting several user groups using relevant channels
  • Disseminate and promote the project results through publications in journals, presentations at conferences and demonstrations at public venues.