The UMOBILE project has entered the exciting dissemination stage for the non-technical public. The Consortium is showing more and more the different applications and services developed during the project with the aim of increasing the general level of awareness on the ability of the UMOBILE to extend the Internet geographically, functionally and socially.

One of these events was the final demo presented in Italy, with the patronage of the Civil Protection Department of Umbria Region. With an outdoor demonstration, it was shown how to overcome a low or missing connectivity, thus allowing users to communicate, especially in emergency situations as the one simulated during the demo.

A wide audience of Civil Protection Agencies, industrial professionals and others potential users of the UMOBILE architecture has attended the event; national TV has broadcast the news on several regional channels.

In terms of dissemination of the project outcomes, this media coverage allowed to reach a large public. 



The activities of the European Research Project UMOBILE under the H2020 framework program are close to completion. UMOBILE has provided significant work on information and communication networks, as well as their applications, to guarantee the Internet service availability in any occurrence where network connectivity is either intermittent or overloaded, such as an emergency situation.


On April 17th and 18th, the project results will be presented in a workshop in Italy, with the high patronage of the "Civil Protection Department of Umbria Region", in a worldwide recognized historical and architectural environment: the cities of Foligno and Norcia (Umbria, Italy).


On the afternoon of April 17th, the workshop will be focused on the presentation of the project outcomes and on the main ”technology enablers” of UMOBILE. In the morning of April 18th, an outdoor demonstration, in Norcia, will show how the UMOBILE outcomes can benefit in a Civil Protection scenario.


>> Workshop Agenda 


Civil Protection Umbria (Italy)

The Civil Protection headquarters of Umbria Region (Foligno - Italy)

The European UMOBILE project is working on methods to extend NDN towards opportunistic wireless networks. In this context, COPELABS has been implementing an NFD extension, called NDN-OPP, which supports NDN multi-hop wireless communication: NDN-OPP V1.0 for Android does broadcast of Interest packets over a Wi-Fi direct network. 
In order to reduce resource consumption in a NDN multi-hop wireless networks, COPELABS, SENCEPTION and ATHENA have created the DABBER routing protocol, which allows selective forwarding of Interest packets based on the local announcement of name prefixes + node awareness about the properties of neighbour nodes (centrality and availability). DABBER aims to operate on a point-to-point wireless network (e.g. Wi-Fi direct, DTN) as well as on a broadcast network (e.g. ah-hoc Wi-Fi).
DABBER was submitted to IETF, and will be presented in the ICNRG meeting in London (Mar 17th - Mar 23rd).


UMOBILE consortium participated at ACM ICN held in Berlin in September 26-28.

It was a single track conference focusing on current ICN research topics, featuring paper presentations and demonstrations. Paulo Mendes (Copelabs), Angela D'Angelo (AFA Systems), Igor Santos (Senception) and Alexandros Sarros (Athena Research and Innovation Center) told the innovation aspects of UMOBILE research concerning ICN:

  •  NDN operation in opportunistic wireless networks based in contextual awareness;
  •  the integration of DTN and NDN to facilitate communications when network is impaired;
  •  the UMOBILE Lab: the first NDN/ICN testbed federated in Europe.

Paulo Mendes at ACM ICN 2017

The Named Data Networking (NDN) project ( aims to develop a new Internet architecture that can capitalize on strengths — and address weaknesses — of the Internet’s current host-based, point-to-point communication architecture in order to naturally accommodate emerging patterns of communication. The NDN research testbed is a shared resource created for research purposes, that include software routers at several participating institutions, application host nodes, and other devices.

UMOBILE Lab, located at AFA Systems (, is part of the Named Data Networking (NDN) project.

In the context of NDN, we aim to run several experiment connecting two local wireless networks (at AFA and at COPELABS), being the NDN traffic sent over the NDN testbed. The experiments aim to test an extension of NDN for wireless networks and a set of novel applications, such as Oi! for short messaging and Now@ for data exchange. Both apps are being developed by COPELABS on top of NDN.

We are ready for experimentations over the NDN Testbed!



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