Program


The Future Internet Conference Week (13-17 December 2010 @ ICC, Ghent, Belgium) offers a program of back-to-back conferences, meetings and workshops related to the different topics of interest to the organizations involved and their stakeholders.

A full program overview is available here !

Monday, December 13th 2010

ServiceWave 2010 (seperate registration): The ServiceWave conference series is a unique opportunity for academic researchers and industry practitioners to report on ground breaking research work and present industrial trends, strengthening the cross-community excellence in service oriented computing related domains. It is a place for place for sharing knowledge and networking between experts working on the Service Revolution in Europe today.

Putting together IPv6 training providers, training beneficiaries and policy makers, this workshop will be a unique opportunity to raise preparedness of the IT workforce in Europe to ensure business continuity and increase innovation level in a context of IPv4 addresses drying up. The whole day workshop will alternate presentations from stakeholders, presentation of results obtained in the framework of the IPv6 Curricula study commissioned by the European Commission and discussions.

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

ServiceWave 2010 (seperate registration): The ServiceWave conference series is a unique opportunity for academic researchers and industry practitioners to report on ground breaking research work and present industrial trends, strengthening the cross-community excellence in service oriented computing related domains. It is a place for place for sharing knowledge and networking between experts working on the Service Revolution in Europe today.

Living Labs and Smart Cities: Open Innovation for the Future Internet: We want to reflect on ‘Smart Cities’ as centres for user-driven open innovation, using Future Internet technology in a user-friendly way to enable a truly knowledge-based society. New, State-of-the-Art technologies can be used in developing new public services in domains such as health, mobility, environmental monitoring or energy management. Through the usage of Living Lab-methodologies in the City, succesfull concepts can be identified, and user co-creation can enhance the innovation process, resulting in succesfull and sustainable services.

Open Government preconference (seperate registration): How can national governments and the European Union support and promote the development of ICT and e-government in local authorities? This interesting and often overlooked issue affects all EU Member States. Developing good e-government services is within reach for large cities, but a nearly impossible task for small communities. We will provide answers to this question.

IPv6… The way forward: The results of three different studies related to the domain will be presented at this event, related to IPv6 security, curricula’s and monitoring. The event is intended for participants from Telco’s, ISP, content providers and governmental organizations.

Joint conference dinner IPv6 conference/Living Labs & Smart Cities/FIRE conference and ServiceWave: This dinner will be preceeded by a boat trip from the conference venue (ICC, Ghent) to the dinner location, offering you a splendid view of the hostorical city center of Ghent, which is very prettly lighted in winter time. The guide will take you on an unforgettable adventure through the age-old houses and picturesque bridges along the canals of Ghent. The boat trip will bring you right up to the landing stage of the “Handelsbeurs“, where drinks and dinner will be served upon arrival.

Wednesday, December 15th 2010

ServiceWave 2010 (seperate registration): The ServiceWave conference series is a unique opportunity for academic researchers and industry practitioners to report on ground breaking research work and present industrial trends, strengthening the cross-community excellence in service oriented computing related domains. It is a place for place for sharing knowledge and networking between experts working on the Service Revolution in Europe today.

FIRE conferenceThe Future Internet Research and Experimentation – FIRE – Initiative is promoting the concept of experimentally-driven research, combining visionary academic research with the wide-scale testing and experimentation that is required for industry. FIRE works to create a dynamic, sustainable, large scale European Experimental Facility, which is constructed by gradually connecting and federating existing and upcoming testbeds for Future Internet technologies.

Standardization workshop: Standardization, while promoting innovation, is an important part of the R&D-activities. Even in the very early stage of research, standardization is yet an issue, e.g. for the new technology to be universally recognized, having a quick launch to market, ensuring quality and facilitating trade, enhancing visibility and transparency… Main focus of the workshop is to discuss the role of research in the domain of standardization, including in relation to other stakeholders in this field such as industry and policy organizations.

Joint demonstration evening ServiceWave / FIA / FIRE: The Demonstration evening provides the possibilities to demonstrate tool support and automation of specific aspects related to service oriented computing originating from different application domains. The event will take place in an unconstrained atmosphere with lots of sandwiches, discussions and fun.

Thursday, December 16th 2010

iMinds: We want to reflect on the Internet as it has become one of the most critical infrastructures of the 21st century, and by supporting social and economic developments will enable a truly knowledge-based society. An ambitious and visionary solution is required to achieve targets in the long term. This can only be obtained if technological roadblocks are overcome through multidisciplinary and open innovation approaches.

Future Internet Assembly: FIA permits open interactions and cross-fertilization across technical domains, reaching out to whoever has talent. It works towards common deliverables creating value for the projects concerned, joint strategic research agenda regarding common actions and requirements.

Friday, December 17th 2010

Future Internet Assembly: FIA permits open interactions and cross-fertilization across technical domains, reaching out to whoever has talent. It works towards common deliverables creating value for the projects concerned, joint strategic research agenda regarding common actions and requirements.

VRT medialab / MediaNet Vlaanderen workshop: More and more consumers own personal devices such as smart phones (Apple iPhone, Android phones, etc.) and tablets (Apple iPad, RIM playbook, etc) which have actually become regular media devices. The major advantage of these devices is that they offer the consumer a high quality experience of audio, video and text. This evolution strongly influences the way media is consumed e.g. the digital edition of newspapers and magazines.
This workshop explains how broadcasters and publishers can establish a digital relationship with the “digital” consumer.

Next to this official conference program, the Future Internet conference week will also host a number of closed workshops and events (on invitation only):

- ENoLL general assembly (Monday)

- IPv6 curricula workshop (Monday)

- Fostering Interregional Exchange in ICT Technology Transfer (FITT) workshop (Thursday & Friday)

- Future Internet Forum (Friday)

- Workshop for attachés of the EU ministers of telecom (Friday)