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University of Debrecen

In 2010 the University of Debrecen was awarded the distinguished status of Research University and the Faculty of Information Technology is represented by four research projects in this signifi cant program. As a result of its successful research activities, in 2013 the university was again granted special status as a research university and furthermore became a “University of Excellence”. In 2012 the faculty’s proposal entitled “Future Internet Research from theory to practice” (TÁMOP-4.2.2.C-11/1/KONV-2012-0001) w as g ranted fi nancial s upport b y t he N ational Coordination Authority for Human Resources. The FIRST project consists of eight sub-projects and the Faculty of Information Technology as project manager supervises and monitors their activities. The project is realized in the form of a consortium created to carry out basic research in the fi eld of the Future Internet. Members include the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Debrecen and its consortium partners: the Inter-University Telecommunication and Information Center, the National Institute of ITC Infrastructure Development and the Nuclear Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

 

Inter-University Centre for Telecommunications and Informatics

The Inter-University Centre for Telecommunications and Informatics (ETIK) non-profi t association was established in the early of 1998 by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) and main actors of Hungarian telecommunications and informatics sectors, such as Ericsson Hungary Ltd., Sun Microsystems Hungary Ltd., Oracle Hungary Ltd, Antenna Hungária Ltd. and Hungarian Telecom Ltd. The main role of ETIK is to strengthen the cooperative research and development among member universities and member industrial partners. The motivation of its activities is to shape a fellowship that base on the self-strengthened process of experience and competence sharing among its members. This knowledge-transfer is realized through joint activities in research and development projects, where based on the competence of universities and experiences of industrial partners the results are utilized at the industry while also embedded in M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses at BME and ELTE. From the beginning ETIK operates as a non-profi t association with continuous support of its members, universities, big enterprises and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) joining to ETIK during its lifetime. The scientifi c areas of ETIK cover wide aspects of infocommunication technologies, services and applications. On these areas ETIK executed numerous research projects with its partners. ETIK has been involved in numerous projects focusing on, e.g., adaptive media streaming solutions, QoS and QoE measurements in complex provider networks, RFID applications for indoor localization, shopping and collaborative systems, mobile video solutions. ETIK has deep experiences in basic and applied research, while during collaborative projects ETIK has carried out numerous development work, as well. Since 2012, ETIK is working on a joint Future Internet research and development project together with the University of Debrecen.

 

Institute for National Information Infrastructure Development

As a result of constant development since the second half of the 1980s, the Institute for National Information Infrastructure Development (henceforth NIIF Institute) provides institutions ranging from R&D centers, schools, colleges and universities to public collections with electronic infrastructure of European standard. As it is common in other countries, the institute operates as a National Research and Education Network in Hungary. The NIIF Institute provides scientifi c research centers and higher education institutions with high-quality e-infrastructure which is competitive even with infl uential foreign counterparts. Furthermore, the institute also supports public collections (400 institutions with over 600.000 users) and since 2013 it maintains IT networks in schools and public libraries (over 5000 such institutions with over 2 million users). All these services rely on computer networks and related applications that conform to international standards. The services of this infrastructure entirely live up to the high standard set by clients who are also willing to enter mutually benefi cial cooperation. By the 2000s the NIIF Institute managed to set up a unique e-infrastructure due to signifi cant national R&D subventions, pan-European development and operative cooperation such as the GÉANT network, which ensures incredible data speed and transmission capacity. Last but not least, the contribution made by the highly-qualifi ed and extraordinarily committed institute staff was equally indispensable in this regard. The HBONE+ network is capable of a high rate of data transmission and ensures an equivalent international data output. Consequently, this network has contributed greatly to the development of Hungarian e-infrastructure. It has increased the domestic R&D capacities and has had a highly positive impact on innovativeness while also strengthening the competitiveness of Hungary. Regional and local subsystems linked to this network, grid and cloud clusters between these subsystems and robust, shared data storage systems accompanied by a wide range of multiple collaborative applications have played an important role in this remarkable development.

 

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), a prestigious Hungarian university, aims to provide extensive multi-level quality education ranging from BSc to MSc and PhD programs and furthermore to encourage research, development and innovation in the fi elds of natural, economic and social sciences. In 2010 BME was rated as the most signifi cant institution within Hungarian higher education; in the fi elds of engineering and business studies the university was awarded the special status of Research University. Along with its over 25,000 students (about 6,000 in MSc or postgraduate programs), the institution boasts an outstanding faculty of 1345 lecturers and researchers, 61% of whom hold an academic title. There are fourteen graduate schools and the university and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences signed an agreement to start thirteen academy research groups. As for international relations, BME is a registered member in 15 international organizations, has 206 partnership agreements with foreign universities and participates in 10 international projects. BME laboratories occupy 29, 873 m2. Following trends in professional and scientifi c development, in the 1980s the university launched new under- and postgraduate courses in the fi elds of technological engineering, computational and information technology. Consequently, the Faculty of Electric Engineering was transformed in 1992 into the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Informatics (Hungarian abbreviation: VIK). Today this faculty is considered to be one of the most important education and research centers in these fi elds. The institutes and departments of the faculty take an active part in domestic and international R&D programs, participate in international tenders and cooperate extensively with corporations and research institutes within and outside the borders of Hungary. Several leading international info-communication corporations have set up their laboratories at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Informatics, as this institution is a highly re cognized research center. According to job market surveys, BME degrees are the most prestigious in the country and, consequently, prospective students have to meet higher standards than the average if they wish to be admitted.

 

The Future Internet National Research Program managed by the FIRCC and the Future Internet National Technology Platform (FI NTP) building upon:

  • the membership and activity of the FI NTP (FI strategy, work-shops),
  • the successful research projects fi nanced by EU Structural Funds,
  • the joining of organizations interested in Future Internet is aiming at:
  • fostering the Internet Technology and Science in Hungary,
  • following, supporting and coordinating the research and innovation activity related to Future Internet in Hungary,
  • enhancing the participation in EU R&D programmes,
  • encouraging the cooperation within the academic sphere, between universities,
  • promoting the cooperation between the academic sphere and the business sphere on precompetitive base.

The Future Internet National Research Program/Agenda (JINKA) is consisting of 9 chapters from the basic research to applications, involves more than 50 research topics, more than 30 institutions and 250 researchers.

Future Internet National Research Program managed by

Future Internet National Technology Platform, (FI NTP )

Future Internet Research Coordination Centre( FIRCC)

Building upon:

  • the membership and activity of the FI NTP (FI strategy, work-shops),
  • the successful research projects financed by EU Structural Funds,
  • the joining of organizations interested in FI

Is aiming at:

  • fostering the Internet Technology and Science in Hungary,
  • following, supporting and coordinating the research and innovation activity related to Future Internet in Hungary,
  • enhancing the participation in EU R&D programmes,
  • encouraging the cooperation within the academic sphere, between universities,
  • promoting the cooperation between the academic sphere and the business sphere on precompetitive base.

Relevant Future Internet Functions and Features :

  1. Internet of Things: identification and interconnection of things, devices and sensors
  2. Mobility centric network architectures: „anywhere, anytime”
  3. Big Data: real time access and global handling
  4. Content centric media networks (CCN, CDN), content mining
  5. Programmability of networks: software-defined networks (SDN)
  6. Managing 3D and cognitive contents, virtual world
  7. Cloud computing and communications, software, platform, infrastructure, network as a service
  8. Remote collaboration, monitoring and control of physical processes (Tactile Internet)
  9. Embedded, intrinsic localization, tracking and tracing
  10. Inherent information security, personal data protection
  11. Customized solutions and presentation (personal profile)
  12. Managed quality; service and application orientation (platform)

Research Goals :

  • Future Internet fundamentals( Internet Science )
    • Basic research: networkscience and economy ,cryptography, cognitivesystems, impactonlifestyle and human relations
  • Future Internet technologies( Internetengineering ) :
    • Development of networkarchitectures  andprotocols, data and contentmanagmentmethods and design procedures
  • Future Internet basedsolution ,applications
    • Development and experimentation of smart, customizable contentservices, industrial and communitiyapplications


Participants of the
FI National Research Programme :

Thirtyfourinstitutions joined the program containingmore then 80 topics.