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A Community networking Cloud in a box

Total activity: 2
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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 link quality in wireless community networks

     Millán, P.; Molina, C.; Medina, E.; Vega, D.; Meseguer, R.; Braem, B.; Blondia, C.
    IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
    p. 239-244
    DOI: 10.1109/WiMOB.2014.6962177
    Presentation's date: 2014-10
    Presentation of work at congresses