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undefinedAlex Galis - Visiting Professor, University College London, United Kingdom;

  • Participation and organisation as a caretaker of 8 sessions at previous FIA conferences (Madrid, Dec 2008, Prague, May 2009, Stockholm, November 2009, Valencia, April 2010; Ghent Dec 2010;
  • Contribute, work and drive towards a result-oriented FIA complementing its concertation objectives; organisation and leading the MANA working group across FP7 projects (MANA group consists of approx. 350+ members / researchers from difference domains and FP7 projects; MANA group scope is Management and Service-aware Networking Architectures (i.e. see MANA position paper - also published in IEEE ChinaCom 2009).
  • Participation as a Vice chair in the ITU-T Focus Group Future Networks, which will release in Q3 2011 an ITU-T recommendation Y.3001 “Future Networks: Design Goals and Promising Technologies” - this standard document describes the overall objectives and design goals of Future Internet.
  • Author / co-author of 6 research books and more that 150 publications in journals and conferences in the FI areas: networks, services and management; PTC chair of 14 IEEE conferences and reviewer in more that 100 IEEE conferences (
  • Participation in a number of FP projects, including FAIN (technical coordinator), CONTEXT (technical coordinator), Autonomic Internet (technical coordinator), RESERVOIR and UniverSELF projects

Stephan Haller

Stephan Haller is a Development Architect responsible for Internet of Things at SAP Research in Zürich, Switzerland. He has been working on technologies relating to the Internet of Things for many years and as such is deeply involved in European research activities in this area, in particular regarding RFID and wireless sensor networks. Stephan has been responsible for the acquisition and management of several publicly funded research projects like IoT-A, SENSEI, SmartProducts and CoBIs. He regularly serves as a reviewer and expert for scientific conferences and research organizations and is a member of the EU-China Expert Group on the Internet of Things, the EC Future Internet Architecture expert group as well as the Steering Committee of the Future Internet Assembly. Previously he had served in the RFID Expert Group of the European Commission as well as on the core editorial board for the Strategic Research Agenda written by the Cluster of European Research Projects on the Internet of Things (CERP-IoT). From 2004-2006, Stephan was driving RFID standardisation efforts as the co-chair of the Reader Protocol working group at EPCglobal. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.

Anne-Marie Sassen

Anne-Marie Sassen is a project officer of the unit "Software and Service Architectures and Infrastructures" of the European Commission. She has been involved in the Future Internet Assembly right from its start in Bled and worked with the "caretakers" and the FIA community to build the FIA to what it is today. Before joining the Commission, Anne-Marie worked for Atos Origin in Spain as project manager and for TNO in the Netherlands as researcher. She studied Informatics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and received her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Delft.

Georgios Tselentis

Georgios Tselentis is scientific project officer in the European Commission DG INFSO unit F4 dealing with Future Internet Research and Experimentation (a.k.a. FIRE). He has been involved in FIA since its inception and actively contributed in the organisation and management of all events since FIA Bled. He's a chartered engineer with a post graduate and a Ph.D. on Production Engineering and Management with specialisation in control systems and sensor fault detection. He worked in industry and academia in Greece and Germany for more than 10 years as senior researcher and project manager in the area of Sensors, Automation, Data analysis and Artificial Intelligence before joining the European Commission where he has been responsible for more than 70 projects in diverse scientific areas such as Future Internet Research and Experimentation, Location Based Services, New Working Environments and Robotics.

Kurt Tutschku

Prof. Dr. Kurt Tutschku holds the Chair of "Future Communication" (endowed by Telekom Austria) at the University of Vienna. His main research interest include future generation communication networks, network virtualization, network federation, Quality-of-Experience, and the modeling and performance evaluation of future network control mechanisms and services in the emerging Future Internet, particular mechanisms based on P2P algorithms.

Kurt Tutschku is closely cooperating with industry. He has accomplished and is leading joint academic and industrial research projects with companies such as Telekom Austria, Nokia Siemens Networks, BTexact, DATEV e.G., Bosch and Bertelsmann AG.

In addition, Kurt Tutschku leads multiple funded academic cooperations such as the WWTF project on the "Optimization of the Future, Federated Internet". Furthermore, he and his team participate in various testbed projects such as GENI/GpENI (US) or G-Lab (Germany). Kurt Tutschku is also member of the steering board of the European FP7 Network-of-Excellence "EuroNF" and co-coordinates the joint research agenda in EuroNF.

John Domingue is the Deputy Director of the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University, UK and the President of STI International, Austria. ( and John Domingue has been involved in the Future Internet (FI) since 2008 acting as a Caretaker supporting the organization of the Future Internet Assemblies (FIAs) and representing the Software and Services area. Within the FIAs he has co-organized a number of sessions including most recently "Search as an Architectural Component" at FIA Ghent. In terms of FI outputs he supported the editing of the initial Bled Declaration, is an editor for the first and third FIA books and appears in the currently most popular YouTube video for "Future Internet" which will soon have more that 100K hits. In relation to Challenge 1 projects he  currently serves as the Scientific Director of SOA4All and is a member of the SOFI support action which is part of FISA. Lastly, he co-founded the Future Internet Symposium an event which is now in its fourth year.

Christophe Diot

Christophe Diot received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from INP  Grenoble in 1991. He has been with INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Sprint, and Intel Research. He joined Thomson in October 2005 to launch and manage the Paris Research Lab. Thomson became technicolor in January 2010. Diot is a pioneer in multicast communication, Internet QoS (in saying that we do not need QoS!), Internet measurements, and Pocket Switched Networks. Diot's research activities now focus on new architectures for content delivery. Diot is the Technicolor Chief Scientist since July 2009. He is an ACM fellow.