First OFELIA Open Call

The First OFELIA Open Call Closed on March 30, 2011, 5 p.m. Brussels time

The first OFELIA open call asked for proposals to extend and enable advanced use and experimentation of the OFELIA pan-European experimental facility based on the OpenFlow technology. It closed March 30th 2011. We received 21 proposals! Thank you all for considering OFELIA for your experiments.

21 proposals were submitted to the OFELIA open call for 4.8 million Euros (3.5 million Euros requested funding). The proposals came from 9 different member states of the EU (mainly Germany, Greece, and Italy), and from Norway, Turkey, Israel, China. The call was ten times overbooked in terms of available funding.

The evaluation of proposals in cooperation with the European Commission and the integration of the winning proposals as new partners in OFELIA are currently ongoing. The results will be published soon.

We think of what to do with the proposals that we cannot accept this time, because we have a general interest of growing a community around OFELIA as well as the technical interest of seeing your brilliant ideas run on OFELIA. We are organizing a workshop on 18th September 2011 in conjunction with the ECOC 2011 conference to give all the excellent proposals, that can't be supported by the first open call directly, the opportunity to present their ideas.


The call text can be found here.

The European Commission has published a GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS. This contains a template for the proposal and general explanations about the proposal generation and evaluation process. 

The current status of the individual islands is documented in brief here.

We added an FAQ section regarding the procedure of the Open Calls and proposal evaluation.

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