COOJA and Testbed Federation/TWIST growing together

Two COOJA plugins and manuals have been published to integrate the TWIST testbed in COOJA and to take checkpoints and perform rollbacks both in TWIST and COOJA.

Call for Papers: CONET/UBICITEC 2013

The 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), colocated with CPSWeek 2013, accepts submissions until January 28th, 2013.

Newsletter issue #19

The 19th CONET newsletter has been published. You can read on Virtual Organizations for Multi-Model Based Embedded Systems and on the UvA Bird Tracking System.

CONET Testbed Federation


Testbeds provide convenient middle ground between simulation and full deployment on the realism axes. They allow for rigorous and controlled experimentation with the System Under Test (SUT). But similarly to full deployments, they lock the evaluation to one particular environment making it hard to differentiate between the intrinsic properties of the SUT and the effect of the specific features and external influences present at a given testbed site.


One way of decoupling these influences is to cross-validate the functional and non-functional behavior of the SUT under various conditions as provided by different testbeds. Unfortunately, preforming such studies is currently accompanied by significant overheads in configuring the experiments and collecting the results on the individual testbeds, since easy experiment migration is hindered by a lack of common management, experiment specification and control infrastructure.


The CONET Testbed Federation (CTF) addresses some of these roadblocks by providing a software platform that enables convenient access to the experimental resources of multiple testbeds organized in a federation of autonomous entities

Current status

The CTF is maintained by TUB at The link to the code repository can also be found there. The CTF has also been registered at, an on-line catalogue of Future Internet Infrastructures.

Access to the CTF is granted for academic users by accepting the use policy. Just sign in at using an OpenID account.

Detailed results

The following pages document the different development phases of the CTF. They also serve as technical documentation.

Phase I - Requirements Analysis

Phase II - Design

Phase III - Implementation



For further information contact the CONET Office.