Since 2005, Sigma Orionis is involved in projects supporting the development of S&T cooperation in ICT between Europe and countries of the Asia-Pacific region: China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
This is why Sigma Orionis is particularly happy to put its experience and expertise of EU-Korea cooperation in ICT research at the service of a FP7 research project holding its kick-off meeting today in Greece, coordinated by the University of Thessaly and involving leading European and Korean research organisations: SMARTFIRE, in the FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) project portfolio.
The main target of SMARTFIRE is the design and implementation of a shared experimental facility spanning different islands located in Europe and South Korea. This large scaled facility will promote joint experimentation among European and Korean stakeholders, encouraging them to conceive and implement innovative protocols, able to take advantage of the current leading network technologies. Interconnection of the aforementioned islands will take advantage of the GEANT network on the European side, and of KOREN/KREONET on the Korean side. The two currently disjoint networks will be interconnected via the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) and the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD). Finally, SMARTFIRE will also implement various pilot use cases, designed to demonstrate the power of the EU-Korean shared Future Internet experimental facility.