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Closing Panel: Future Internet Architectures

Title of the Session:

Future Internet Architectures

Format of the workshop:

This will be the FIA Poznan final closing panel and it will be targeted on Future Internet Architectural issues. It is structured around 4 short presentations, where invited experts will present their point of view on the issue and a moderated panel discussion, followed by a final presentation summarizing the session and some of its conclusions.

Problem Statement and Objectives of the workshop:

Currently there are two approaches towards Future Internet: the evolutionary one, which considers an evolution of today’s Internet and the revolutionary (or clean slate) one, which foresees Future Internet having radical different characteristics and structure of what we consider as “internet” today. Each approach has the advantages and disadvantages, the pros and cons, the arguments for and against.

Yet, it is a common belief that Future Internet should have some inherited characteristics such as “openness”, “security” and “flexibility” and support new innovative applications and services that range from immersive personalized communications to critical infrastructures and energy grids network support. The purpose of the session is to analyse which characteristics of the Future Internet Architecture should be fundamental.

Initially, the moderator will initiate the session and introduce the 4 invited speakers. Then the invited speakers will present the Future Internet Architecture from 4 different points of view:

Dr. Dimitri Papadimitriou (Alcatel-Lucent) will present his point of view on the Future Internet Architecture, as it is constrained by a network-wide/global-level architecture.

Dr. Pau (UCLA) will consider some networking approaches world-wide (including hinds to NSF research) and give emphasis on the pros and cons of evolutionary and revolutionary architectural approaches, and discuss architectural issues regarding mobile services.

Prof. Müller (TU Kaiserslautern) will present some consideration on the Future Internet Architecture from a Service-Oriented point of view. Interaction between today’s cloud computing and Future Internet architecture will be considered. Emphasis will be given to the Future Internet Architecture as an ecosystem, which includes networks, services, policies, humans….

Dr. Mohr (Nokia Siemens Networks) will present the Future Internet Architecture requirements from a smart energy point of view, putting emphasis on the mobility requirements (e.g. Future Internet and electric cars).

A discussion will follow on the different architectural issues, not only between the panel participants but also between the participants. The panel will close with a very brief wrap-up.

Panel moderator: Theodore Zahariadis (

Panel members:
Dimitri Papadimitriou (
Giovanni Pau (
Werner Mohr (
Paul Muller (

Target audience:
All participants of the FIA workshop, which consists of researchers, academics and industrial experts, research programme managers, protocol designers and network architects.

Build on previous FIA sessions:

Draft Agenda – proposal for a more focused and detailed agenda




11:30 – 11:35

undefinedTh. Zahariadis(Synelixis)

General introduction to the session

11:35 – 11:45

undefinedD. Papadimitriou (Alcatel-Lucent)

How Future Internet Architecture is constrained by the network-wide/global-level architecture?

11:45 – 11:55

undefinedG. Pau (UCLA)

Future Internet Architecture:
Network Evolution or Revolution?

11:55 – 12:05

undefinedP. Muller (TU Kaiserslautern)

Future Internet Architecture & Cloud Computing: A Service-Oriented approach.

12:05 – 12:15

undefinedW. Mohr (NSN)

Future Internet Architecture and Smart Energy

12:15 – 12:30


Q&A - Discussion