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Brief introduction

Brief introduction on discussions about fundamental issues of the Future Internet that took place in meetings supported by EIFFEL support action:

While many initiatives have been discussing the future of the Internet, the EIFFEL think tank set out to push these discussions forward by assembling a community of researchers debating the potential thrusts towards the Future Internet. This session provides an account of these discussions, being addressed both to the EIFFEL membership and more widely to members of the community interested in medium to long-term developments. We outline an approach being taken by the EIFFEL community to formulate ‘disagreements’ on crucial research questions, allowing for contrasting the viewpoints on these issues and formulating potential ways forward.

Debate 1

Debate 1: Should Specific Values Be Embedded In The Internet Architecture?

A fundamental disagreement in the Future Internet debate concerns architecture design and value. Should an architecture incorporate inherent values that have been widely accepted through societal debate or be adaptable once deployed to a wider range of stakeholder values put forward within an evolving societal context? This disagreement is reflected in many debates about the current and future Internet, such as over network neutrality. This debate outlines the concrete viewpoints relating to this disagreement and describes its impact on the wider context of architecture design.

Debate 2

Debate 2: Privacy in Cyber-Society: Lost forever or a contextual interpretation aided by technology?

Privacy is a crucial value being held in many societies. But what does privacy in cyber-society really mean? How can it be enforced? How can it evolve? Is it lost forever or shall it be preserved in some form or another? This debate intends to shed light on this issue by contrasting two opposing viewpoints on this issue, trying to flesh out the technological and societal difficulties in this question.

Agenda

13:00-14:30: Brief introduction: Fundamental issues of the Future Internet that took place in meetings supported by EIFFEL support action

          Debate 1: Should Specific Values Be Embedded In The Internet Architecture - undefinedLeslie Daigle ISOC vs.                                                                          undefinedIan Brown Oxford Internet Institute
          Debate 2: Privacy in Cyber-Society: Lost forever or a contextual interpretation aided by technology? – undefinedKaren Sollins MIT vs.                                        undefinedRui Aguiar Universidade de Aveiro

14:30-14:40 Wrap-up Paralell Sessions

14:40-14:50 undefinedParalell FIA Actions (Arch Reference Model, Roadmapping,…)

14:50-14:55 undefinedPresentation of the next FIA in Budapest: Gyula Sallai, undefinedPresentation Future Internet week Budapest

14:55-15:00 Closing: EC