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Deadlines for the SC and PC

21 FEB: Firstly, please, members of the PC to send the session description before this Monday (up to now, only the "Adaptive Service" session has done it). We will circulate the whole set of session description within the PC and the SC, so everybody can do some reading before the phoneconference next Friday 25 Feb at 14.00h.

25 FEB from 14.00h to 16.30: In the phone conference, everybody has the chance to review the session description, give feedback, make suggestions, ensure cross-domain dimension of the session,...  (An email with the technical details for the phoneconference will be sent next week). The SC is invited to participate in this phone conference.

1 MARCH: after updating the session description as a result of the feedback in the phoneconference (if needed), the description of the sessions will be upload in the web portal.

Until the next meeting (1 APRIL), the PC will further work on the session (format, speakers,…)

1 APRIL from 11.00 to 16.00: physical meeting in Brussels of the PC. There will be videoconference facilities for those unable to join us in Brussels. The SC is invited to join us. (Please, note that the date has changed due to logistic problems).

Meeting 28 January 2011

Subject:    Minutes of Steering Committee meeting of 28 January 2011

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1. FIA Budapest

The logistics and preliminary agenda of FIA Budapest was presented. There will be a high level political event on 17 May and 1,5 day of FIA on 18 and 19 May. The hotel space allows for three big parallel sessions (100 persons) and one small parallel session (50 persons), in total 12 parallel sessions. Plenary session can have around 400 – 450 people.

Action: Hungarian organiser to check possibility of having 2 additional rooms at hotel premises to host ad-hoc meetings of the FIA Working groups.

2. Opening Plenary

Keynote speaker for opening plenary: Prof Albert-László BARABÁSI
(From Wikipedia: Barabási has been a major contributor to the development of real-world network theory, together with several other scientists from physics, mathematics, and computer science. His biggest role has been the introduction of the scale-free network concept. Among the topics in network theory that Barabási has studied are growth and preferential attachment, the mechanisms probably responsible in part for the structure of the World Wide Web or the cell.)

Action Vilmos Nemeth: contact prof Barabasi and check his availability

3. FIA Book Session

Day 2 of FIA will be only plenary. It will start with a presentation of the FIA Book.

Action John Domingue: Organise with the book editors an interesting session with presentation of truly innovative papers by good presenters.

Action John Domingue/Anne-Marie Sassen: Understand how to finance the book. Requirement is for about 500 copies. Preference would go for Valencia model, i.e. book delivered for free.

4. Panel debate during plenary closing

It was decided that the format of the debate during the closing of FIA Ghent was good, but that it was better to concentrate on one topic. Cloud computing appears to be a popular topic, also according to the Google moderator. This topic was consequently selected for the panel discussion of the closing plenary. In order to differentiate from classical cloud debates, it is suggested to focus the panel on research requirements (also possibly deriving from regulatory/privacy/security requirements) and to address the "multi domain perspective", in line with the FIA cross domain approach.

Action: Nick Wainwright/Didier Bourse to develop the concept of a panel discussion and to propose candidates for the debate.

5. FIF Price

The Future Internet Forum support action ceFIMS will award a price to the best FI project. It will be handed out during the final plenary. It should be advertised widely on

Action: ceFIMS to define an attractive ceremony for the final plenary

6. Breakout sessions in Budapest

All sessions that were proposed in the Google moderator were discussed. The following sessions were retained, in total 7 on Technology, 2 on socio-economics, 2 on applications and one on standardisation. Annex 1 shows a preliminary schedule of the sessions.

Seven sessions on Technology
1 George Pavlou and Spiros Spirou, UK and Greece

A panel session on Content-Centric Networking, building on Dr. Van Jacobson's keynote speech at FIA Valencia. The session will bring together content providers, network operators and media/network researchers

Not only the Van Jacobson"s perspective should be highlighted, but also the one deriving from EC research. In particular, it would be of interest to address here migration issues, i.e. how sector actors could envisage to migrate from an "host addressing" paradigm towards a "content addressing" paradigm.

3 Stefan Decker, Galway, Ireland

A Linked Data Layer for the Future Internet Architecture At FIA Ghent the Linked Data Layer was introduced to the FI community. At the next FIA we will report on the progress of the architecture, identify unresolved gaps and initiate further work

This session would need to target an extensive discussion on how the generic principles underlying Linked Data could influence the architecture of the next Internet especially at the Network level and also from an IoT perspective.

5 Andreas Metzger, Essen, Germany

S-Cube Network of Excellence, Dynamically Adaptive Applications in the Future Internet: Beyond adaptive services: (i) application scenarios, (ii) key research and technology challenges (iii) promises and impact on society and economy.

This session would need to focus on cross-cutting application scenarios, to make this technology understandable for other areas.

A cloud session which would be a combination of:

7 Nicolas Le Sauze, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France

Panel Session: "The Network lost in the Cloud?", along 2 axis: - The place of the network in cloud services, global service assurance, inter-cloud/domain issues - “tussles” between stakeholders (IT and network infrastructure onwers)"

27 Marcus Brunner, MANA caretaker, Heidelberg

Resource Sharing at various layers including cloud resources (IT/NW), information/knowledge resources. Aspects include inter-domain, economics, neutrality, novel techniques and approaches.

This session would focus on the infrastructure layer, to distinguish it from the plenary panel.

18 Jim Clarke, Trevor Peirce, Rodrigo Roman, Waterford IE, Brussels BEL, Malaga ESP

Trust and security for a secure and usable Internet of Things (IoT). An overview of IoT application challenges an insight into initiatives addressing trust, privacy, data ownership, user controls, architectures addressing risks and vulnerabilities.

25 Antonio Jara, Murcia, Spain

Panel about how to support the Internet of Things(IoT) in the Future Internet(FI).Discussion about whether Is ready the IoT for the FI requirements? concluding what we need to solve in order to reach a safe and suitable inclusion of the IoT in the FI

30 Walter, Brussels

There are still problems to solve on how to integrate the Internet of Things with the traditional Internet. Can we make every object TCP/IP and web service capable by means of 6LowPAN and CoAP standardized by IETF?I'd like to see a discussion on this

36 Zhi-Chun, Helsinki

How to scale today’s isolated examples of interaction between intelligent devices toward a true Internet of Things based smart global society ?" Lets focus on the IoT Enablement : i) embedded universal communications ii) Smart processing of data"

44 Francois Carrez, Guildford, UK

Update on European and International IOT community building process and current status of developing a common architecture and reference model for the IOT – This session is co-organised by IOT-I, Casagras2,and IOT-A."

The 5 proposals above were all related to IoT. We will invite these people to develop a session that is not limited to just an update of the activities of a number of projects. Rather, it is expected that it is discussed how IoT architecture(s) can be mapped into an overall FI architecture. In particular, what are the IoT-specific aspects that an FI architecture has to take into account. Examples can include deployment & management issues, particularities of IoT-services (e.g., reliability & data quality, granularity, resource constraints of underlying hardware), privacy and data confidentiality issues etc. Another topic is the open question if one can (or even should) postulate that every IoT device should be connectable via TCP/IP and web services or not, i.e., by means of 6LowPAN and CoAP as standardized by the IETF.
It is important that the session is not a closed IoT-only session, but that the links are made to the other areas of the FIA.

28 Nick Papanikolaou (HP), Bristol UK

How do we strike the right balance between Usability and Security? We need means of achieving secure flows of data in the Future Internet but we need to make them user friendly. We propose a panel with both security and HCI experts.

41 Zalan Heszberger

Future Media Internet A panel discussion about future formats of user experiences built upon a wide range of human senses. Immerse and interactive media providing optimized QoE. 3D future evolution, cognitive media, augmented and mixed reality

49 E. Izquierdo

This session discuss the prospects of a 3D Internet-based environment, highly flexible, where people can work, meet, participate in live events, socialise and share experiences, as they do in real life. The next logical step in social networking.

These two sessions should work together to develop one session focussed on Interactive Future Media Experience. The interactivity element is expected to bring into this debate the cross domain perspective encouraged at FIA. (i.e. not only based on media technologies, but also on how they impact the internet)

A possible new session should be along the following lines:

The combination of high bandwidth internet connectivity everywhere with advanced media delivery and interaction is paving the way toward new modes of consumption and interaction with high end media content. 3D movies are not anymore reserved to theaters and more and more users opt for home entertainment through home theater, game consoles, and advanced interaction through movement detection.  The Internet gives them access to a deluge of content from which it becomes difficult to chose from. In addition, most of the media being delivered “over the top”, the quality expectations of the consumer are not always met, in particular to deliver premium multimedia content.

We expect quality and immersion to drive the entertainment market in the future, as well as the revenues for the networked multimedia content industry (including content creators, aggregators, and network service providers). This session will address all technologies that will contribute to reaching the quality and immersion goals described above, namely new content delivery architecture and economical model, search and recommendation, Quality of experience, immersive content and content immersion.

Two sessions on Socio-economics

2 Tuan Anh Trinh, Budapest, Hungary

A panel session on Economics of Privacy in the Future Internet. Explore: a/ the paradox of cloud computing and ensuring privacy; b/ innovative business models and pricing for privacy in the Future Internet; c/ privacy services

21 Nicola

Panel discussing competition between service providers such as social networks (or search engines) based on behavioral targeting and behavior-based pricing. What is the role of data protection and what are the benefits and risks for consumers

31 Estelle De Marco, Montpellier, France

A panel discussion on the different perceptions (or the evolution?) of the notion of privacy and some Internet threats, notably by teenagers, in order to appreciate the adequacy of current initiatives and legislations that aim to handle those issues.

These three sessions could be combined into one session, addressing innovative business models and pricing for privacy in the Future Internet and privacy services. The paradox of cloud computing and ensuring privacy was addressed in Ghent and could be suppressed for this session.

19 Hans Schaffers, Timo Lahnalampi

Discuss practical experiences of user (citizens, business) involvement in Future Internet experimentation and elaborate how to bring living labs into FI experimentation facilities. Bring together FIRE, Living Labs and Smart Cities for matchmaking


1. Present past successful and ongoing experiments on FIRE facilities 2. Outline concrete plans for new research experiments. 3. Discuss in a panel the necessary capability upgrades: Management, single-sign-on, monitoring, benchmarking

Combination of the above two sessions that could bring real user requirements to FIRE. The focus should be on how testbeds and infrastructure for experimental research can also be used for user driven innovation.

Action: Nancy Alonistioti would propose a short text for the direction of this combined session.


9 Markus Fiedler, Karlskrona, SE

Session on "ICT AND SUSTAINABILITY -- MUTUAL IMPACTS AND GAINS" as follow-up of the Future Internet Cluster Workshop co-organised by the European Commission and the NoE Euro-NF on May 16, 2010 (panel, statements, discussions, projections)"

15 Seppo Oulu, Finland

Future Internet for Smart Energy Grids Society realises that we cannot continue to generate and consume energy in the way we do it today. Future Internet technologies will play critical role in enabling needed new functionality while reducing costs

These two should be combined to a session on ICT and sustainability

12 Nick Taylor, Heriot-Watt, University, Edinburgh, UK

EU FP7 SOCIETIES. Social Computing - Suggestion: 3 or 4 keynote papers and panel discussion.

Here it is important that the session looks ahead, so we suggest to call it Future Social Computing.

Horizontal issues

22 Franck France, FISA standardisation

WG agreed that active support to (pre-) standardisation activities should be made available by time of FIA Budapest. A presentation of these activities together with success stories and real case studies should then be made.

32 DY Daejeon, Korea

Panel on Standardization on Future Internet. Is it too early? If any, does it have to be exclusively at any specific entity like IETF? What are the related activities in various SDOs? What is the win-win scenario in FI standardization?

These two proposals should be combined to one, and should take into account the outcomes of the standardisation session in FIA Valencia.

Actions: The Commission will contact all these people and invite them to make a one page session description which will be reviewed off-line and with a telephone conference by the Steering Committee. The telephone conference will take place on 25 February. After the feedback they can organise their session further. A meeting with the Programme Committee will be organised on 18 March.
7. FIA Poznan

The current plans proposed by the Polish organiser cater for a FIA event spread over three days, from 24 October afternoon to 26 October lunch time. The theme will be regional cooperation. There will be a lot of space for demos.

8. Any other business

Alex Galis would like to review all working groups and make sure they get the right instructions to deliver effective results of the FIA. The proposal is to discuss this during a meeting in FIA Budapest on Thursday afternoon, after the end of the FIA. This meeting should be from 12.00 to 15.00 h


Nancy Alonistioti, University of Athens (per videoconference)
Alex Galis, Uni. College London
John Domingue, Open University
Nick Wainwright, Hewlett Packard
Mike Boniface, IT Innovation
Stephan Haller, SAP
Christophe Diot, Technicolor
Jean-Francois Picquet, Alcatel-Lucent, (by phone, replacing Didier Bourse)
Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna
Vilmos Nemeth, Local organiser FIA Budapest
Cezary Mazurek, Local organiser FIA Poznan
Mario Campolargo, EC
Bernard Barani, EC (chair)
Miguel Montarelo, EC
Paulo De Sousa, EC
Georgios Tselentis, EC (part time)
Anne-Marie Sassen, EC (co-chair)
Bernadett Koteles, EC
Peter Friess, EC (part time)

ANNEX 1 to the minutes is the undefinedpreliminary agenda of the Fututre Internet Assembly including Future Internet Conference and Future Internet Forum