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Virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operational Wind park

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Project "VirtuWind" data sheet

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postcode: 80333

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 6˙340˙044 €
 EC max contribution 4˙874˙899 € (77%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Future Internet: Software, hardware, Infrastructures, technologies and services)
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-2
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2018-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT DE (MUNCHEN) coordinator 1˙277˙947.00
3    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 553˙728.00
5    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG DE (BONN) participant 494˙748.00
8    INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS EL (PEANIA) participant 335˙737.00
9    WORLDSENSING SL ES (BARCELONA) participant 234˙587.00
10    NEC EUROPE LTD UK (LONDON) participant 69˙594.00


 Project objective

With anticipated exponential growth of connected devices, future networks require an open solutions architecture facilitated by standards and a strong ecosystem. Such devices need an easy interface to the connected network to request the kind of communication service characterized by guarantees about bandwidth, delay, jitter, packet loss or redundancy. In response, the network should grant the requested network resources automatically and program the intermediate networking devices based on device profile and privileges. Similar requirement also comes from business applications where application itself asks for particular network resources based on its needs. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) provide promising combination leading to programmable connectivity, rapid service provisioning and service chaining.

As a part of 5G PPP programme, VirtuWind will develop and demonstrate SDN & NFV ecosystem, based on open, modular and secure framework showcasing a prototype for intra-domain and inter-domain scenarios in real wind parks as a representative use case of industrial networks, and validate the economic viability of the demonstrated solution. The wind park control network has been chosen as a professional application in VirtuWind as wind energy has now established itself as a mainstream of sustainable energy generation. By envisioning lower capital expenditure and operational expenditure costs in control network infrastructure, VirtuWind will play important role in assisting wind energy sector to achieve cost reductions. Further applicability of VirtuWind solution in other industrial domains will bring multifold benefits in their communication networks.

The VirtuWind consortium consists of strong industry and academic partners covering the whole value chain of programmable networks. The consortium is striving for a common vision of creating industrial capability of SDN/NFV in Europe.


List of deliverables.
Interim report on community outreach activities Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:27
Use-case evaluation and recommendations Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:23
Interim report on exploitation activities Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:29
Detailed Inter-domain SDN Architecture Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:23
Trial scenario definitions and evaluation methodology specification Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:13
Detailed Intra-Domain SDN & NFV architecture Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:10
Innovation Management Plan (IMP) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:23
Final plan for exploitation Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:22
Field Trial Scenarios KPIs and methodology definition Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:05
Field trial results Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:20
Final community outreach assessment Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:38
Data Management Plan (DMP) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:22
Final project report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:23
Initial plan for impact creation and exploitation Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:29
Project Quality Management Plan (QMP) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:09
Year 1 project report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:23
System level integration Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 10:24:15
Dissemination Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:43
Year 2 project report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:25
Techno-economic framework and cost models Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:24:11

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Carmelo Cascone, Roberto Bifulco, Salvatore Pontarelli
Relaxing constraints in stateful network data plane design
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
14th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI\'17, poster) 2019-07-08
2016 Ioannis Askoxylakis, Nikolaos Petroulakis, Vivek Kulkami, Florian Zeige
VirtuWind–Security in a Virtual and Programmable Industrial Network Prototype
published pages: 35-36, ISSN: , DOI:
ERCIM News 106 2019-07-08
2018 Ermin Sakic, Vivek Kulkarni,Vasileios Theodorou, Anton Matsiuk, Simon Kuenzer, Nikolaos E. Petroulakis, Konstantinos Fysarakis
VirtuWind – An SDN- and NFV-Based Architecture for Softwarized Industrial Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
International Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems 2019-07-08
2016 Amaury Van Bemten, Wolfgang Kellerer
Network Calculus: A Comprehensive Guide
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Jochen W. Guck, Amaury Van Bemten, Martin Reisslein, Wolfgang Kellerer
Unicast QoS Routing Algorithms for SDN: A Comprehensive Survey and Performance Evaluation
published pages: 388-415, ISSN: 1553-877X, DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2017.2749760
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 20/1 2019-07-08
2015 Mauro Conti, Matthias Schunter, Ioannis G. Askoxylakis
Trust and Trustworthy Computing
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
TRUST 2019-07-08
2016 Toktam Mahmoodi, Vivek Kulkarni, Wolfgang Kellerer, Peter Mangan, Florian Zeiger, Spiros Spirou, Ioannis Askoxylakis, Xavier Vilajosana, Hans Joachim Einsiedler, Jürgen Quittek
VirtuWind : virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operational wind park
published pages: , ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI: 10.1002/ett.3057
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 2019-07-08
2018 Samuele Zoppi, Amaury Van Bemten, H. Murat Gursu, Mikhail Vilgelm, Jochen Guck, Wolfgang Kellerer
Achieving Hybrid Wired/Wireless Industrial Networks With WDetServ: Reliability-Based Scheduling for Delay Guarantees
published pages: 2307-2319, ISSN: 1551-3203, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2018.2803122
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 14/5 2019-07-08
2016 Massimo Condoluci, Giuseppe Araniti, Toktam Mahmoodi, Mischa Dohler
Enabling the IoT Machine Age with 5G: Machine-Type Multicast Services for Innovative Real-Time Applications
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2573678
IEEE Access 2019-07-08
2016 I. Askoxylakis, N. Petroulakis, V. Kulkarni, F. Zeiger
Security in a Virtual and Programmable Industrial Network Prototype Deployed in Operational Wind Park (VirtuWind)
published pages: 35,36, ISSN: 0926-4981, DOI:
ERCIM News 106, July 2016 2019-07-08
2018 Van Bemten, Amaury;Guck, Jochen W.; Mas Machuca, Carmen; Kellerer; Wolfgang
Routing Metrics Depending on Previous Edges: The Mn Taxonomy and its Corresponding Solutions
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE International Conference on Communications 1 2019-07-08
2015 Massimo Condoluci, Frank Sardis, Toktam Mahmoodi
Softwarization and Virtualization in 5G networks for Smart Cities
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
CYCLONE 2019-07-08
2015 N. Petroulakis, G. Spanoudakis, I. Askoxylakis, A. Miaoudakis, A. Traganitis
A Pattern-Based Approach for Designing Reliable Cyber-Physical Systems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
GLOBECOM 2019-07-08
2016 Fragkiskos Sardis, Massimo Condoluci, Toktam Mahmoodi, Mischa Dohler
Can QoS be dynamically manipulated by the end-device initialization?
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE ICC 2019-07-08
2018 Petra Vizarreta, Kishor Trivedi, Bjarne Helvik, Poul Heegaard, Andreas Blenk, Wolfgang Kellerer, Carmen Mas Machuca
Assessing the Maturity of SDN Controllers with Software Reliability Growth Models
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1932-4537, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2018.2848105
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 2018 2019-07-08
2017 Nikolaos Petroulakis, Konstantinos Fysarakis, Ioannis Askoxylakis, George Spanoudakis
Reactive security for SDN/NFV‐enabled industrial networks leveraging service function chaining
published pages: , ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI:
Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 2019-07-08
2018 Amaury Van Bemten, Jochen W. Guck, Petra Vizarreta, Carmen Mas Machuca, and Wolfgang Kellerer
LARAC-SN and Mole in the Hole: Enabling Routing through Service Function Chains
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), 2018 2019-07-08
2015 K. Fysarakis, O. Sultatos, C. Manifavas, I. Papaefstathiou, I Askoxylakis
XSACd - Cross-domain Resource Sharing & Access Control for Smart Environments
published pages: , ISSN: 0167-739X, DOI:
International Journal on Future Generation Computer Systems 2019-07-08
2016 George Petropoulos, Fragkiskos Sardis, Spiros Spirou, Toktam Mahmoodi
Software-Defined Inter-networking: Enabling Coordinated QoS Control Across the Internet
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ICT 2019-07-08
2016 Nikolaos Petroulakis, George Spanoudakis, Ioannis Askoxylakis
Patterns for the design of secure and dependable software defined networks
published pages: 39-49, ISSN: 1389-1286, DOI:
Computer Networks 109 2019-07-08
2016 Nikolaos E. Petroulakisa, Toktam Mahmoodib, Vivek Kulkarnic, Andreas Roosd, Petra Vizarretae, Khawar Abbasif, Xavier Vilajosanag, Spiros Spirouh, Anton Matsiuki, Ermin Sakicc, Ioannis Askoxylakisa
VirtuWind: Virtual and Programmable Industrial Network Prototype Deployed in Operational Wind Park
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
EUCNC 2019-07-08
2018 Roberto Bifulco, Gabor Retvari
A Survey on the Programmable Data Plane: Abstractions, Architectures, and Open Problems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 IEEE 19th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR) 2019-07-08
2017 Machuca, C.M.; Vizarreta, P.; Kellerer, W.; Koulkarni, V.; Einsiedler, H.; Condoluci, M.; Petropoulos, G.; Vilajosana, X.; Askoxylakis, I.; Abbasi, K.
Techno-economic framework for SDN/NFV based industrial networks: A Wind Park case study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1208346
4 2019-07-08
2017 Jochen W. Guck, Amaury Van Bemten, Wolfgang Kellerer
DetServ: Network Models for Real-Time QoS Provisioning in SDN-Based Industrial Environments
published pages: 1003-1017, ISSN: 1932-4537, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2017.2755769
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 14/4 2019-07-08

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