Open Call 5
Interested in experimental validation of your wireless innovation in an advanced wireless test facility?
The H2020 WiSHFUL project can financially and technically support you!!!
General Call objectives
The WiSHFUL project hereby announces its fifth and last Open Call for Experiments, targeting advanced solutions for intelligent control of wireless networks using the WiSHFUL software platforms and its unified programming interfaces (UPIs), and using the wireless test facilities and hardware supported by the WiSHFUL Consortium.
WiSHFUL has extended several wireless radio platforms with control plane functionality and as such offers an experimentation environment for early implementation and validation of novel end-to-end wireless solutions (IoT, 5G, LTE-WiFi coexistence, etc.) that improve resource utilization through advanced reconfigurabilty of radio and network settings. WiSHFUL further provides all the experimentation tools needed to validate innovative wireless solutions in realistic and complex use scenarios (large scale, high density, mobility, heterogeneous technologies, different interference conditions, testing in the field, etc.). WiSHFUL can also adopt new wireless technologies from external experimenters and support such technologies within a minimum amount of time and manpower effort.
Please also have a look at the FAQ section at the end of this page. This section is regularly updated. So please check this section first, before contacting the WiSHFUL consortium with your questions.
A Webinar to explain call details and to give guidlines to proposers is scheduled on Friday, September 8th 2017 @ 14:00 (CEST). You can register for the webinar via this link.
Project full name:
WiSHFUL - Wireless Software and Hardware platforms for Flexible and Unified radio and network controL
Project grant agreement number:
Fifth WiSHFUL Open Call for Experiments
Monday 2 October 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time
Feasibility check deadline:
Monday 25 September 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time
For the feasibility check, it is essential that the proposing party gets in contact with the WiSHFUL partner in charge of the testbed(s) or software platform(s), which are intended to be used for the proposed Experiment, to discuss its feasibility within the WiSHFUL federation and the related specific requirements. Each proposing party must therefore identify a possible Patron either by contacting an appropriate WiSHFUL partner (see section 7 of Open Call document) or through firstname.lastname@example.org, in case support is required for selecting an appropriate WiSHFUL partner. The proposing party must submit its draft proposal to the Patron by Monday 25 September 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time using the submission portal. In this draft proposal at least sections A, B and C needs to be fully completed. The feedback will be provided by the Patron at the latest by Thursday 28 September 2017 EOD, and must be copied into section D of the proposal template.
Call Budget: € 370.000
Max. budget per exp. or ext.:
Scientific Excellence WiSHFUL-OC5-EXP-EXC: € 50 000
Innovation by SMEs WiSHFUL-OC5-EXP-IND: € 40 000
Total number of experiments to be funded ≥ 9
1 An extra budget of typically € 5 000 per Experiment will be allocated to the WiSHFUL consortium partner acting as Patron for guaranteed support
Requirements related to the proposer:
Detailed Call information can be found here (posted 9 August 2017)
Proposal template in Word format can be downloaded here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who owns the results of an experiment?
"Experiments" make use of the existing facilities, software platforms and tools available within WiSHFUL but only bring added value through the feedback they provide on the use of and experience with WiSHFUL facilities and software platforms. In this case, it is clear that all results and codes developed by the experimenter remain the sole property of the experimenter. However, it may occur that during the course of the experiment, extra features need to be added to WiSHFUL tools and /or software platforms (and associated interfaces). In this case, the WiSHFUL partner, acting as Patron of the experiment will discuss this with the experimenter, but in most cases, the extra work will be carried out by the Patron (or jointly with the Patron), and consequently this work will become part of the work carried out within WiSHFUL (= foreground of the WiSHFUL project) and will be covered by the WiSHFUL Consortium Agreement. Experimenters have no rights on the foreground of the WiSHFUL project.
2. Are the "Personnel" and "Other" cost categories "Direct Costs", or should these also include "Indirect Costs"?
A succesful proposer will enter the WiSHFUL-project as a Third Party. This implies that a Third Party does not have to fill in NEF or any other forms from the Commission for financial claims. The only thing that is needed is an invoice, and then depending on the report and the outcome of the review, the Third Party will be paid. However, for a good and better review of your proposal it is best to list the costs related to the proposed experiment or extension as would be done for any European Project:
This information will be used to evaluate the "value for money" of your proposal which is one of the criteria in the proposal review process.
So, there will be no audit, no formal accounting required, but any information, as close as possible to what you would do for a EU project, is advisable to get a proper review of the proposal.
3. How can the draft proposal be submitted?
Both draft and final proposals have to be submitted via the submission portal. The latest submission before the submission deadline will be considered for evaluation.
The full process is as follows:
4. What kind of feedback can be expected from the Patron?
The Patron will NOT review draft proposals or propose any changes to the proposal. The Patron will only give feedback on the feasibility of the proposed experiment based on the completed sections A, B and C. The feedback of the Patron needs to be included in section D of the proposal. The feasibility check does not provide a commitment that the proposal will be selected. The porposer can add a response to the feedback of the Patron in his final proposal.
5. What is the maximum duration of an experiment?
The maximum duration for an experiment is 6 months. The timing for the last Open Call is very strict. Experiments need to be finalised at the latest by 30 April 2018 (the formal end date of the WiSHFUL project).