Past public notices

Call for Working Group in Open Access to Research Data - GT-AADP (2017)

The Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP) and the Brazilian Institute of Information on Science and Technology (Ibict) opened a call to finance a research group about open access to research data (AADP). The purpose is to perform activities that contribute to the identification of practices, mapping of requirements and prototyping of systems that facilitate the dissemination of scientific information.

The call aims to collaborate with the creation of a National Program of Open Access to Research Data, an initiative with the purpose of promoting and encouraging the sharing of data among researchers, giving greater efficiency in the production of scientific knowledge in Brazil.

Call

Third Coordinated Call BR-EU in Information and Communication Technologies (2015)

The Computing Policies Secretariat (in Portuguese, Sepin) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and RNP make public the Third Coordenated Call BR-EU in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Interested parties have to submit their proposals for technological development and innovation projects through the website https://jems.sbc.org.br/ctic_eubr_3 until April 21 in the form and conditions laid down in the document.

The objective of the call is to achieve a close collaboration between Brazilian and European P&D communities, considering, in particular, institutions strongly involved with industries related to selected topics: cloud computing, including security aspects, high-performance computing and experimental platforms.

Calendar

Launching the call: 3/2/2015
Deadline for tenders' submission: 4/21/2015, 11:55 pm (Brasília)
Dissemination of the results: from June 2015
Support for approved proposals: from July 2015

Full call (in Portuguese - updated on 4/1/2015)

Proposal submission model for Research and Innovation Actions

Proposal submission model for Coordination & Support Actions

Selected projects

High-Performance Computing

1. High-Performance Computing for Energy (HPC4E)

The project’s purpose is to apply High-Performance Computing techniques to the study of energies that represent the present and the future, including the production of wind power, efficient combustion systems for fuels derived from biomass (biogas) and exploration geophysics for hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Funding: R$ 6.5 million

Brazilian institutions involved

Graduate School and Research in Enginnering (in Portuguese, COPPE)

Brazilian Scientific Computing Laboratory (in Portuguese, LNCC)

Technological Institute of Aeronautics (in Portuguese, ITA)

Petrobras

Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (in Portuguese, INF-UFRGS)

Pernambuco Federal University (in Portuguese, CER-UFPE)

European institutions involved

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) - Spain

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA) - France

Lancaster University (ULANC) - UK

Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) - Spain

Repsol S.A. (REPSOL) - Spain

Iberdrola Renovables Energía S.A. (IBR) - Spain

Total S.A. (TOTAL) – France

Cloud Computing

2. Secure Big Data Processing in Untrusted Clouds (SecureCloud)

The SecureCloud project is intended to use the newest technologies in the study and implementation of a solution to provide confidentiality, integrity and availability for applications executed in cloud environments.

Funding: R$ 4.3 million

Brazilian institutions involved

Technology for Development Institute (in Portuguese, Lactec)

Campina Grande Federal University (in Portuguese, UFCG)

Paraná Federal Technological University (in Portuguese, UTFPR)

Itajubá Federal University (in Portuguese, Unifei)

Paranaense Energy Company Distribution (in Portuguese, Copel Distribuição SA)

CAS Technology (in Portuguese, CAS Tecnologia S/A)

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (in Portuguese, Inmetro)

European institutions involved

Technische Universität Dresden - Germany

Imperial College - UK

University of Neuchâtel - Switzerland

Chocolate Cloud ApS - Denmark

Synclab S.r.l. - Italy

Israel Electric Corporation Ltd - Israel

CloudSigma AG - Switzerland

3. Europe Brazil Collaboration of Big Data Scientific Research through Cloud-Centric Applications (EUBra – BigSea)

Creating a sustainable international cooperation in the cloud services segment for Big Data analysis is the main goal of the EUBra-BIGSEA project. It makes use of the multidisciplinary expertise and knowledge of the partners in the consortium in cloud computing, data analysis, software-defined security and services, to achieve the goals of the proposal. In addition, the project also sets forth the transfer of technology for real use cases.

Funding: R$ 4.9 million

Brazilian institutions involved

Minas Gerais Federal University (in Portuguese, UFMG)

Campina Grande Federal University (in Portuguese, UFCG)

Paraná Federal Technological University (in Portuguese, UTFPR)

Campinas State University (in Portuguese, UNICAMP)

IBM Research Brazil

European institutions involved

Universitat Politècnica de València - Spain

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre - Spain

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici - Italy

Trust-IT Services Ltd. - UK

Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal

Politecnico di Milano - Italy

4. Fostering an International Dialogue between Europe and Brazil (EUBrasilCloud Forum) 

The EUBrasilCloud Forum cooperation project is intended to foster an environment that allows the absorption of the results of the research by the market, including organizations of all kinds and sizes. Thus, by supporting the growth of the economies both in Brazil and in Europe. To such end, the project shall create a Web-based market place, offering a concrete and practical list of the success cases and services that arose from the BR-UE partnership.

In addition, the project proposes to structure a forum, aimed at the community, that promotes dialogues on research and innovation in the Cloud Computing segment. Out of the five projects chosen, this is the one aimed at the dissemination and management of knowledge – the others are research and development (R&D).

Funding: R$ 1.6 million

Brazilian institutions involved

University of Brasília (in Portuguese, UnB)

University of São Paulo (in Portuguese, USP)

Santa Catarina Federal University (in Portuguese, UFSC)

European institutions involved

Universidade de Coimbra (UC) - Portugal

Trust-IT Services Ltd. (TRUST-IT) - UK

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) - Ireland

Experimental Platforms

5. Federated Union of Telecommunications Research Facilities for an EU-Brazil Open Laboratory (FUTEBOL)

The general goal of the FUTEBOL project is to develop and implement investigation structures, together with a control platform, in Europe and in Brazil, that allow the conduction of experimental research in the area of convergence between optic fiber networks and wireless networks. The project also proposes to create a sustainable and collaborative ecosystem between Brazil and Europe, to the benefit of the development of research and innovation.

Funding: R$ 4.9 million

Brazilian institutions involved

Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (in Portuguese, UFRGS)

Espírito Santo Federal University (in Portuguese, UFES)

Ceará Federal University (in Portuguese, UFC)

Minas Gerais Federal University (in Portuguese, UFMG)

Campinas Federal University (in Portuguese, UNICAMP)

Intel Brazil

Digitel S.A. Electronic Industry (in Portuguese, Digitel S.A. Indústria Electrônica)

European institutions involved

Trinity College Dublin - Ireland

University of Bristol - UK

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Ou - Finland

Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro - Portugal

PT Inovação e Sistemas AS - Portugal

Intel Mobile Communications GmbH - Germany

European Call for the Third EU-Brazil Coordinated Call

The European Call for the Third EU-Brazil Coordinated Call in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) was published at the European Commission site. Note that the deadline for submission in Europe is April 21st., 5 pm (Brussels local time).

Click here to visit the website.

Self-evaluation form

In accordance with the methodology for the evaluation of European partners, the projects can evaluate themselves. The form is made available to applicants who may themselves wish to arrange an evaluation of their proposal (e.g. by an impartial colleague) prior to final editing, submission and deadline. The aim is to help them to identify ways to improve their proposals.

Click here to download the form.

Call for video collaboration projects (2015)

On May 4th, the Technology Foresight Committee for Video Collaboration (CT-Video), coordinated by the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP), has launched a call for proposals to fund R & D projects lasting up to six months. It aims to fund undergraduates or graduate to develop studies that explore the use of video-based applications and remote collaboration, according to the areas of interest by elected members of the committee itself.

Thematic R&D Programs (since 2015)

On September 10th 2015, RNP launched two R&D programs focused on distance education and e-Health. In distance education, the program will select projects offering solutions in products and services on Mobile Learning, Virtual Labs and Open courses online. In e-Health , the program aims prototype ICT solutions that make use of mobile technologies to support the work of health professionals.

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Proposal submission model

Intellectual Property Policy

Network Monitoring Program (since 2014)

RNP has launched two calls for proposals so that researchers can submit networks monitoring projects. Participants should be in teaching and research organizations based in Brazil.

  • 2015

Call

Selected projects

Development of new measurement techniques in broadband access networks

Proponents: Wladimir Cabral e Antonio Rocha (UFF)

Platform for monitoring and traffic analysis in a test network for new protocols performance evaluation and detection of anomalies in the Future Internet

Proponents: Igor Alvarenga e Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte (UFRJ)

Exploring OpenFlow for network monitoring

Proponents: Edson Baião e Cecilia Cesar (ITA)

Transformation Service for correlation of the results of measurements on active measurement federations

Proponents: Jéferson Nobre e Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (UFRGS)

FIBREOSS: A unified management system for the testbed Fibre

Proponents: Vitor Farias e Natalia Castro Fernandes (UFF)

  • 2014

Call

Selected projects

Users federated authentication on measurement portals of the MonIPÊ service (federated-MonIPÊ)

Advisor: Michelle Wangham (UNIVALI)

Student: Shirlei Chaves (IFSC)

Summary: The logical architecture of the new edition of the MonIPÊ service is comprised by different domains, and different measurement kits were developed for each domain. It is very important that users of this service authenticate themselves before starting their measurements. On the current MonIPÊ service, the user authentication mechanism follows the traditional (isolated) identity management model. This project’s goal is to provide federated user authentication on the MonIPê Service on the different domains. The proposed solution is based on the federated identities management model and aims to transform the measurement portals to Shibboleth service providers (SPs). The Express CAFe federation will serve as an environment for solution tests.

Evaluation of the RNP network under influence of large events and failures

Advisor: Alex Borges Vieira (UFJF)

Student: Rodrigo Costa Duarte (UFJF)

Summary: In this project, we proposed the discussion and characterization of RNP’s characteristics during large events and failure periods. Our goal is to characterize the impact of failures on network traffic, on the user and on the behavior of applications. Although there is a significant set of characterization works for anomalies and internet failures, the knowledge of the impact of these failures on traffic and behavior of users is still limited. Besides, the evolution characteristics of the Internet, its users and applications provide a very attractive environment for the performance of measurement studies.

Use of probabilistic data structures on the generation of traffic matrices on Software Defined Networks

Advisor: Rodolfo da Silva Villaça (UFES) and Magnos Martinello (UFES)

Student: to be defined

Summary: Most of management tasks on Software Defined Networks (SDN) involve two stages: measurement and control. While many efforts have been conducted on the SND’s control APIs, few attention has been given to measurement. OpenSketch is an architecture proposal to measure traffic on SND that separate tasks between data and control plans. The proposal may be deployed on general switches, of a low cost in the market. On its current version, OpenSketch does not support the generation of traffic matrices, an important tool for network traffic engineering and most of the network management solutions that provide this solution collect and analyses packages, which is not efficient or scales high speed networks in addition to being an invasive method. Thus, this project proposes to use probabilistic data structures, such as those used by OpenSketch, to measure flows and matrices generation on Software Defined Networks.

Use of peer-to-peer technology for distributed automatic control in active measurement sessions in computer network

Advisor: Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (UFRGS)

Student: Jéferson Nobre (UFRGS)

Summary: The diversity of services operating on the Internet has increased significantly in recent years. Performance issues in these services cause significant financial losses. In order to ensure that these problems do not occur, service levels need to be monitored. One of the main techniques for such monitoring involves the use of mechanisms for active measurement. However, such mechanisms are costly in terms of resource consumption due to the need of measuring sessions activation. The use of peer-to-peer technology for autonomic control spread of this activation may help to reduce resource requirements. In this document the use of RNP’s data is proposed to evaluate this control.

Identity Management Program (since 2012)

The purpose of the call is to promote the study of themes related to the area, such as authentication and authorization protocols and public key infrastructure. The program lasts six months and the selected works are accompanied by the Identity Management Technical Committee.

  • 2015

Call

Selected projects

The use of a continuous second factor authentication service providers critical

Advisor: Emerson Ribeiro de Mello

Scholar: Sergio Nicolau da Silva

Institution: Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC)

Framework of A&A policy-based and attributes for virtual organizations

Advisor: Deborah Christina Muchaluat Saade

Scholar: Edelberto Franco Silva

Institution: Federal Fluminense University (UFF)

A challenge-response authentication client device for Visual Cryptography

Advisor: Ricardo Dahab

Scholar: Felipe Rodrigues Novaes

Institution: State University of Campinas (Unicamp)

A tool for monitoring and optimizing the CAFe federation

Advisor: Michele Nogueira

Scholar: Leonardo Melniski

Institution: Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)

Science DMZ (2013)

GIGA Project (2003)

Cooperative projects in advanced networks (2001)

The public notice "Technology, Products and Information and Communication Services, Applied to Advanced Networks" was released by CNPq / ProTeM on October 22, 2001 in association with the RNP. The result was announced in December 2001. Of the 39 proposals submitted, eight were selected. In addition to the technical and scientific merit, they met the requirements of the call. The eight projects approved in this notice worked on new products and applications, and the training of human resources in high-speed communication networks. RNP offered connectivity through RNP2 backbone and the High Performance Metropolitan Networks (ReMAVs) and gave support in quality of service (QoS).

High-Speed Metropolitan Networks (1997)

From a partnership between RNP and the multi institutional Thematic Programme in Computer Science (Protem-CC), was launched in October 1997, the public notice "Metropolitan Networks Projects High Speed", with the financial support of CNPq and the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil.

At the time, there was a lack of long distance infrastructure based on optical fiber in Brazil, making it difficult to establish an advanced network nationwide. It was decided, then, for the creation of high-speed local area networks, taking advantage of the structure and the potential for some metropolitan regions.

As a result of the announcement, they selected 14 consortia. More information on the website of ReMAVs.