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A Community networking Cloud in a box

Total activity: 5
Type of activity
Competitive project
Funding entity
Commission of European Communities
Funding entity code
387.509,79 €
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community cloud, community networks, experimentally-driven research, scalability, self-management
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Community networking (also known as bottom-up networking) is an emerging model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond where communities of citizens can build, operate and own open IP-based networks, a key infrastructure for individual and collective digital participation. The CLOMMUNITY project aims at addressing the obstacles for communities of citizens in bootstrapping, running and expanding community-owned networks that provide community services organised as community clouds. That requires solving specific research challenges imposed by the requirement of: self-managing and scalable (decentralized) infrastructure services for the management and aggregation of a large number of widespread low-cost unreliable networking, storage and home computing resources; distributed platform services to support and facilitate the design and operation of elastic, resilient and scalable service overlays and user-oriented services built over these underlying services, providing a good quality of experience at the lowest economic and environmental cost. This will be achieved through experimentally-driven research, using the FIRE CONFINE community networking testbed, the participation of large user communities (20000+ people) and software developers from several community networks, by extending existing cloud service prototypes in a cyclic participatory process of design, development, experimentation, evaluation and optimization for each challenge. The consortium has two representative community networks with a large number of end-users and developers, who use diverse applications (e.g. content distribution, multimedia communication, community participation) and also service providers (by SMEs and non-profit groups), research institutions with experience and prototypes in the key related areas, and a recognized international organisation for the dissemination of the outcome.
VII Programa Marc de la Unió Europea 2007-2013
Call year
Funcding program
Cooperation Specific Programme
Funding subprogram
Information and Communication Technologies
Funding call
ICT Call
Grant institution
European Commission


Scientific and technological production

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  • A technological overview of the guifi.net community network  Open access

     Vega, D.; Baig, R.; Cerdà, L.; Medina, E.; Meseguer, R.; Navarro, L.
    Computer networks
    Vol. 93, Part 2, p. 260-278
    DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2015.09.023
    Date of publication: 2015-12-24
    Journal article
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  • Tracking and predicting end-to-end quality in wireless community networks  Open access

     Millán, P.; Molina, C.; Dimogerontakis, E.; Navarro, L.; Meseguer, R.; Braem, B.; Blondia, C.
    International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud
    p. 794-799
    DOI: 10.1109/FiCloud.2015.96
    Presentation's date: 2015-08
    Presentation of work at congresses
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  • Role and position detection in networks: reloaded

     Vega, D.; Meseguer, R.; Freitag, F.; Magnani, N.
    IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
    p. 320-325
    DOI: 10.1145/2808797.2809412
    Presentation's date: 2015-08
    Presentation of work at congresses
  • Motivating the non-technical participation in technical communities

     Vega, D.; Meseguer, R.; Freitag, F.; Ochoa, Sergio F.
    International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
    p. 259-264
    DOI: 10.1109/CSCWD.2015.7230968
    Presentation's date: 2015-05
    Presentation of work at congresses
  • Deploying clouds in the Guifi community network  Open access

     Baig, R.; Dowling, J.; Escrich, P.; Freitag, F.; Meseguer, R.; Moll, A.; Navarro, L.; Pietrosemoli, E.; Pueyo, R.; Vlassov, V.; Zennaro, M.
    IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
    p. 1020-1025
    DOI: 10.1109/INM.2015.7140428
    Presentation's date: 2015-05
    Presentation of work at congresses
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