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architectuRe for an Internet For Everybody

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 RIFE project word cloud

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Project "RIFE" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙185˙001 €
 EC max contribution 2˙930˙626 € (92%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Future Internet: Software, hardware, Infrastructures, technologies and services)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-02-01   to  2018-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MARTEL GMBH CH (DUBENDORF) coordinator 0.00
3    AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI (ESPOO) participant 603˙730.00
4    INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD UK (LONDON) participant 531˙032.00
5    AVANTI HYLAS 2 CYPRUS LIMITED CY (LIMASSOL) participant 313˙125.00
8    THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS FR (TOULOUSE) participant 200˙210.00


 Project objective

RIFE addresses the major societal challenge of providing affordable Internet access to those who cannot afford it by solving the technological challenge to increase the efficiency of the underlying transport networks and the involved architectures and protocols. The RIFE solution will harness unused transmission capacity, combined with placing content caches and service functionality closer to the user and will use heterogeneous transmission opportunities that range from localized mesh and home networks over well-connected ISP backhauls to scarce satellite resources. RIFE will build upon recent advances on information-centric and delay-tolerant networking by developing optimized dissemination strategies for the involved transport networks, unified within a novel communication architecture that will provide clear abstractions to application developers. We will develop, deploy and showcase our solution in a real-life setting within a large-scale community network in Spain, demonstrating the technology and economic opportunities that the RIFE platform provides. We will complement our real-life testbeds with emulation scenarios to enable the evaluation of our novel resource management schemes at scale, while integrating with our prototype platform. On the economic side, we will develop business opportunities for local authorities as well as backhaul network providers to create a sustainable value chain by introducing virtual network operators that utilize the under-used capacity in a new business relationship with local customers, enabling novel and often socially-driven business models. The involvement of a technology, equipment, as well as satellite and community network provider will allow for maximizing the commercial exploitation of RIFE within real deployments and towards standard communities within the IETF/IRTF and beyond, placing RIFE in the centre of a growing community of practitioners that all share the same goal: making the Internet affordable to everybody!


List of deliverables.
Exploitation Plan (version 1) Documents, reports 2019-05-29 11:14:39
Dissemination Report (version 1) Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:02
architectuRe of an Internet For Everybody (RIFE) document (version 2) Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:08
Final set of application functions Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:19
Public & Internal Web Site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-18 14:37:50
1st technical progress report Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:09
Usage Scenarios & Requirements Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:17
Initial set of application functions Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:19
Initial Component and Interface Specifications Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:10
architectuRe of an Internet For Everybody (RIFE) document (version 1) Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:06
Report on Socio-Economic Validation Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:37:51
Dissemination and Communication Plan Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:37:52
Final Report on Technology Validation Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:37:48
architectuRe of an Internet For Everybody (RIFE) leaflet and poster (version 2) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-18 14:38:12
architectuRe of an Internet For Everybody (RIFE) leaflet and poster (version 1) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-18 14:38:07
Exploitation Plan (version 2) Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:03
Final Component and Interface Specifications Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:16
RIFE Standardization Activity Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:37:51
Final Report Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:08
RIFE Standardization Survey Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:01
Initial platform design and set of dissemination strategies Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:21
Dissemination Report (version 2) Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:03
Final platform design and set of dissemination strategies Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:18
First Report on Technology Validation Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:37:48
Project Presentation Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:38:07

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of RIFE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Z. Giliani, J. Cerowcroft, V. Pejovic
Inferring network infrastructural behaviour during disasters
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IEEE CCNC 2016 2019-05-30
2016 Dirk Trossen, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Jörg Ott
Towards an Information Centric Network Architecture for Universal Internet Access
published pages: 44-49, ISSN: 0146-4833, DOI: 10.1145/2875951.2875959
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review 46/1 2019-05-30
2017 Jose Saldana, Andres Arcia-Moret, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Bart Braem, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Javier Simo-Reigadas, Ioannis Komnios, Carlos Rey-Moreno
Alternative Networks: Toward Global Access to the Internet for All
published pages: 187-193, ISSN: 0163-6804, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600663
IEEE Communications Magazine 55/9 2019-05-30
2015 Junaid Qadir, Anwaar Ali, Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Jon Crowcroft
Exploiting the Power of Multiplicity: A Holistic Survey of Network-Layer Multipath
published pages: 2176-2213, ISSN: 1553-877X, DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2015.2453941
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 17/4 2019-05-30
2018 Roger Baig, Felix Freitag, Leandro Navarro
Cloudy in Establishing and sustaining a community cloud as open commons
published pages: , ISSN: 0167-739X, DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2017.12.017
Future Generation Computer Systems 2019-05-30
2018 Teemu Kärkkäinen, Mika Välimaa, Shourov Kumar Roy, Esa Hyytiä, Jörg Ott
Practical opportunistic content dissemination performance in dense network segments
published pages: 65-80, ISSN: 0140-3664, DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2018.03.013
Computer Communications 123 2019-05-30
2017 Aravindh Raman, Nishanth Sastry, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Jigna Chandaria, Andrew Secker
published pages: 73-78, ISSN: 0146-4833, DOI: 10.1145/3155055.3155067
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review 47/5 2019-05-30
2016 J. Benseny, B. Finley, H. Hämmäinen
Bottleneck analysis of the mobile Internet diffusion in Emerging Markets
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27th European Regional Conference 2019-05-30
2018 J. Ott, C. Papadaki, T. Käarkkäinen
Composable Distributed Mobile Applications and Services in Opportunistic Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE WoWMoM, Chania, Greece, June 2018. 2019-05-30

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