Open Call No.3

Open Call announcement

 

Announcement of the 3rd RAWFIE Open Call for recipients of financial support

 

 

Project acronym: RAWFIE

Project grant agreement number: 645220

Project full name: Road-, Air-, Water-based Future Internet Experimentation

 

Project RAWFIE (www.rawfie.eu), co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 645220, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve its own objectives.

 

The types of activities that qualify for receiving financial support are the following:

Experimentation (software)

  • Scientific Excellence (RAWFIE-OC3-SCI) – feasibility check is needed
  • Innovation by SMEs (RAWFIE-OC3-SME) – feasibility check is needed

 

Feasibility check deadline: 27 November, at 17:00 CEST (Brussels local time)

Final submission deadline: 27 December 2017, at 17:00 CET (Brussels local time)

Expected duration of participation: 10 months (starting from March, 2018 to December, 2018)

Maximum amount of financial support for each proposal: € 100 000 for RAWFIE-OC3-SCI, € 75 000 for RAWFIE-OC3-SME

Call identifier: RAWFIE-OC3 call

Language in which proposal should be submitted: English

Email address for further information: rawfie-contact@cnl.di.uoa.gr

[Please use the respective call identifier in the subject of your email (RAWFIE-OC3-SCI, RAWFIE-OC3-SME)]

Tel: (+30) 2107275148, (+30) 2107275127

 

Eligibility of proposers and evaluation conditions:

  • Proposals will only be accepted from a single party eligible for participation in the EC H2020-projects.
  • Evaluation and ranking will be carried out by an external jury of individual experts.
  • Multiple proposals may be submitted by the same party. In case that multiple proposals coming from the same party pass the funding limits, RAWFIE Consortium has the right to decide which one of them will be accepted for funding.
  • Successful applicants of the 1st and 2nd RAWFIE Open Calls are not eligible to participate.

 

Other conditions:

  • Proposals must follow the provided template.
  • Proposals must be submitted through the EasyChair system.
  • Once a proposal is positively evaluated for funding, the respective proposer will be contracted by the project coordinator (UoA) as Third Party.

 

Call Objectives

RAWFIE (Road-, Air- and Water- based Future Internet Experimentation) is a project funded by the European Commission (Horizon H2020 programme) under the FIRE initiative aiming to provide research and experimentation facilities through the growing domain of unmanned networked devices.  The FIRE initiative (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) creates an open research environment which facilitates strategic research and development of new Future Internet concepts, giving researchers the tools they need to conduct large-scale experiments on new paradigms.

The purpose of the RAWFIE project is to create a federation of different testbeds that will work together to make their resources available under a common framework. Specifically, it aims at delivering a unique, mixed experimentation environment across the space and technology dimensions. RAWFIE integrates numerous testbeds for experimenting in vehicular (road), aerial and maritime environments. Vehicular Testbeds (VT) will deal with Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) while Aerial Testbeds (AT) and Maritime Testbeds (MT) will deal with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), respectively. The RAWFIE Consortium includes all the possible actors of this highly challenging experimentation domain, from technology creators to integrators and facility owners. The basic idea behind the RAWFIE effort is the automated, remote operation of a large number of robotic devices (UGVs, UAVs, USVs) for the purpose of assessing the performance of different technologies in the networking, sensing and mobile/autonomic application domains. RAWFIE features a significant number of UxV nodes for exposing the experimenter to an extensive test infrastructure. All these items are managed by a central controlling entity, which will be programmed per case and fully overview/drive the operation of the respective mechanisms (e.g., auto-pilots, remote controlled ground vehicles). Internet connectivity will be extended to the mobile units to enable the remote programming (over-the-air), control and data collection. Supportive software for experiment management, data collection and post-analysis will be virtualized to enable experimentation from anywhere in the world. The vision of Experimentation-as-a-Service (EaaS) is promoted through RAWFIE. The IoT paradigm is fully adopted and further refined for supporting highly dynamic node architectures. 

The objective of the 3rd RAWFIE Open Call is to support cross-domain or domain-specific real-world applications and experiments (RAWFIE-OC3-SCI, RAWFIE-OC3-SME). Each proposal should target at exactly one of the two types of activities (we call them directions of enhancement) as stated in the next paragraphs. All the proposals should fully comply with the public Deliverables (can be found here) that have been produced so far by the RAWFIE Consortium and provide system requirements as well as technical description and implementation details for the RAWFIE architecture and specific components.

The submission phase of the experimentation proposals will take place in two stages. In the first stage, the proposing party has to submit a draft, but fully completed, proposal describing the experiment by 27 November using the online submission system. In this stage, all parts of the proposal should be completed and the RAWFIE consortium will check the feasibility of the proposed experiment (i.e., if the experiment can be supported sufficiently by the existing infrastructure, proposed devices and testbeds or further extensions are needed). RAWFIE consortium will provide feedback on the feasibility check to the proposer before December, 22nd. The feedback of the feasibility check has to be included in the respective part of the proposal template by the proposer during the final submission step. The proposer should perform only minor revisions on the proposal during the final submission stage (i.e., the core parts of the experiment should remain unchanged). During the feasibility check, no evaluation of the experiment will be performed.  The independent experts that will perform the actual evaluation of the proposals will be advised to reject proposals with significant differences between the two stages.

The actual testbeds that will host the successfully evaluated experiments will be decided by the RAWFIE Consortium taking into account the needs of the experiments and the availability of RAWFIE testbeds and resources. Hence, the testbed indicated by the proposer in the proposal is only an indication and it is not restrictive for the RAWFIE consortium.

 

Identifier

Category

Call Budget

Max budget per proposal

Expected type of applicant

Expected proposal

EXPERIMENTATION

RAWFIE-OC3-SCI

Scientific Excellence

500.000

100.000

Academia, research institute, industry (not SME), public body

Extensive cross-domain / horizontal or domain-specific experiments and supportive software

RAWFIE-OC3-SME

Innovation by SMEs

400.000

75.000

Small and Medium Enterprises

Extensive cross-domain / horizontal or domain-specific experiments and supportive software

 

 

Total funding

900.000

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Sept. 27th, 2017
Notification for successful proposals: 
February 2018 (expected)