Lifetime project: 1 June 2010 - 30 November 2013


Building service test beds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation

The current and future role of the Internet goes far beyond the mere exchange of information. Connectivity between people, companies and information is gaining importance.Crucial today is how these new developments can be used in an expanding, sustainable society.

Specifically, this can be translated into the development of new services, reorganization of the value chain, more informed decision making and optimal use of all resources for various socio-economic purposes.

Bonfire builds on results from other FIRE-projects such as Panlab and DEISA and aims to give researchers a platform that encourages experimentation. Via the development and extension of a multi-cloud application Bonfire aims to support services, systems and applications directed at the Internet of services community.


This platform offers the best technologies and tools for studies like cloud federation, virtual machine management and service modeling.

Bonfire is part of the Fire Future Internet Research and Experimentation Project.

Future Internet focuses on the future of the Internet as one of the most critical infrastructures of our time. By joining forces and supporting social and economic developments, the path is being cleared towards a complete knowledge-based society.



This EU-based initiative meets the objectives to strengthen the European competitiveness. Bonfire gives researchers the chance to validate their research in order to develop the best technologies. This must stimulate the European strength within a global economy that is increasingly reliant upon the Internet.


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Project details

Project type: European project

Through its research groups, iMinds is also actively participating in external European research projects. The research groups have a long tradition of international engagement and take part in several technology platforms.

Under European projects we classify all European project types such as FP7, CIP and Interreg and others.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Program.

Detail type: FP7 Large Scale Integrated Project

Lifetime project

1 June 2010 - 30 November 2013


Research Lead: Filip De Turck

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