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FIA Poznan report

A powerhouse for regional growth

While European leaders grappled in Brussels with the complex and uncertain financial and political context, researchers and policy-makers were gathering in Poznan, Poland, for a week of visionary activity of another kind.
It is not difficult to argue that in the long-term, the Future Internet could be the answer to a number of Europe‟s problems. Over the past two decades ICT has driven economic growth and innovation in the EU. And the Future Internet holds equal promise.

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FIA Programme Committee phone conference 9 Sept. 2011 minutes

Main points addressed during the FIA Programme Committee audio conference on 9 September 2011 (undefinedPDF):

Sessions, by number:

  1. Value: define right articulation and linkage between the socio economic aspects originating from the FiNes community (ISU, Service utility and take up) and the technological aspects.
  2. NM Roadmaps: spot light on roadmap key subjects, focus, try to articulate with the social network/media issues developed in the plenary by the Pl key note. Description to be detailed.
  3. Standardisation, suggestion to make the session more focused, or to identify issues that could lend themselves towards further pre standardisation. Beef up content part, such that the session is not too process oriented.
  4. Trustworthiness to be completed. Suggestions: contact speaker from services area; focus on strategic trust models that may be proposed.
  5. Mobile cloud. Need action to reach satisfactory status. BMW speaker suggested, others to be identified. No leader identified yet.
  6. Research roadmap. Allocate price. Suggestions to Nick for visionary speakers in very advanced topics, need a couple of weeks to stabilise.
  7. International coop testbed. OK
  8. Architectures. OK, possibly increase visibility of the Design for competition aspect.
  9. IoT & embedded systems. Define session through topics, not through project presentations.
  10. Linked data. OK, but knowledge café format require checking with organisers if feasible. In the meantime, plan for a more classical format as back up solution.
  11. Living labs. Rewrite text, beyond process, and such that a "thread" appears clearly. No EC representative in the session.
  12. User in control. OK, possibly check Commotion project in the US.
Architecture Plenary.

3 experts proposed: UCLA: G Pau, ilved in US also in EU projects:Evolution vs. Revolution. P. Muller of FIArch group: provide SoA point of view. Werner Mohr: architecture requirements from a smart grid perspective.

Plan for one hour session, possibly with a 4th speaker. Bringing level of openness as a subject for discussion may also be an approach to structure the session

  • Only Mobile Cloud session needs strong action; other sessions are OK in general.
  • Submit updated (still subject to evolution) by Monday 12 September such that web publication can start asap on FIA web site;
  • In improving the session, try to identify a "story" line and a thread for each session
    Closing session, Anne-Marie will ask who will present FIA Denmark presentation.
    Who to contact? To be checked what we can play.
  • Organisers to submit their deadline to submit presentations, no template needed.
  • No need for extra phone conference, outstanding issue will be tackled bilaterally.

NB: registration open, and participants invited to register ASAP.


No need for further phone conference. Get new version for web, to be published on web next week. So 1 week to converge, including a story telling. By Monday afternoon updated versions.

Deadline for submission of presentations? Few days before conference? No template for presentations

A publishable version of the session description should be submitted by EOB on Monday 12. Sept. 2011
Please send it to:

Damien Niemir:
Future Internet website:

Registration is open

FIA Steering Committee conference call minutes, 24 June 2011


Template for agenda's for parallel sessions on FIA
If you are preparing a session please use the undefinedprovided template.

Proposed plenary and sessions FIA Poznan (undefinedDownload PDF)

The following suggestions will be included in the plenary:

Plenary opening

Welcome speech Poland

Welcome speech EC

Key note speech. 1 person out of the following three Suggestions:

Andrew Odlyzko:

Prof. Boleslaw Szymanski:

Prof. Krzysztof Zielinski

AGH University of Science and Technology

Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059  Krakow, POLAND


1. Value creation, value flows and liability over virtual resources (Steering Committee Representative Mike Boniface)

Makis Stamatelatos on behalf of the FISE WG

Athens, Greece

Value creation, value flows and liability over virtual resources”. Discussion and debate on emerging values within the FI Business Ecosystem with the increasing reliance on virtualised networks, services and things

Artur Nowakowski

Verax Systems

Business applications available over Internet in Software as a Service model: business aspects, technology aspects, legal aspects, security aspects and quality aspects

Man-Sze Li

Co-Chair of FInES Cluster

Building out service infrastructures for social and business innovation: technologies, collaboration models, and governance (Topic proposal submitted on 18th June)

Dieter Uckelmann


"Business Models for the Future Internet / Future Internet of Things"

2. Linked data (Steering Committee representative undefinedJohn Domingue)

undefinedStefan Decker

Galway, Ireland

Dynamic Linked Data Management Linked Data in the FI has been established in 2 FIAs. To follow up we propose Data Streams (performance, querying, storage) Interaction with other networking layers Data quality / provenance Linked Data and the Cloud

3. Trustworthiness of services and infrastructure (Steering Committee representative Nancy Alonistioti)

Laurent Ciavaglia

UniverSelf project

Building trust in autonomic systems - the standard perspective In line with FIA Standardization activities, how to subscribe trust, certification, labeling and testing to standard bodies agenda such as ETSI or TMF

Isabel V

Atos Origin

Session name: “Secure software and service engineering for Future Internet”: How to increase the trustworthiness of the Future Internet by improving the overall security of software services and systems."

Henning Arendt

@bc, Germany

Critical infrastructure protection and privacy as a vital element of the Future Internet Research, specifically where financial or medical data is involved

4. Architecture (Steering Committee representative undefinedAlex Galis)

Laurent Ciavaglia

UniverSelf project

Network Management: SON, Autonomic, Cognitive… Short, medium and long-term perspectives In line with the FIArch activities, the goal of this session is to examine the (needed) evolutions to network management and control for Future Internet/Networks

Theodore Zahariadis


Future Internet Architecture Design Principles. After the "Internet Fundamental Limitations", FIArch group works towards the FI Design Principles. The aim of the session is to present to the FIA community the progress and collect feedback/comments

Miguel Ponce de Leon


The Internet is DOS. DOS still runs, but how many people are using it? Do we really know how to move onto a new modern network platform seamlessly while leaving the old one intact? This proposed session would look to tackle the issues head on!

ResumeNet Project


Next Generation Network Architectures and their Impact on Future Internet Resilience: Opportunities and Pitfalls. A discussion on NGN architectures, identifying opportunities and pitfalls for resilience - an essential property of the Future Internet

5. Networked media roadmap (Steering Committee representative Christophe Diot)

Paul Moore


The future of Networked Media and the Internet: Facts, Reflections and the Road Ahead" 1) a Roadmap on Future Media Internet from a detailed analysis of industrial and academic actors including architecture, technology trends and application areas

Krzysztof Kurowski

PSNC, Poland

Visual and 3D virtual networked environments, present and future research

6. Living Labs and PPP and application area (Steering Committee representative Georgios Tselentis)

ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs)


Shaping out the Future Internet for a better society: Living Labs as FI experimental facilities:Exploring how existing LLs can support the way we build the Future Internet and how they have to evolve to be aligned with FI roadmap and architecture



Session Name: Race Towards inclusive Knowledge society - Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI PPP) FI PPP builds upon and complement existing efforts in FI research, and seeks innovative ways to align activities across programmes


Poznan, PL

Future Internet infrastructure for emerging eHealth services enabling to overcome technical and social barriers, and solve grand challenges in medicine: patient-centric platforms based on concepts of FI global access to services and information

NB He is willing to look in a different application area

7. International Cooperation of testbeds (Steering Committee representative Bernard Barani)

Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom)

Heidelberg, Germany

Experimentation facilities around the world are emerging and it is necessary to establish a coordinated approach for their deployment and usage for the benefit of European R&D by attuning with initiatives in US/CND, BRIC states, Japan,Korea,Australia

Sotiris Nikoletseas (HOBNET Project)

U. of Patras and CTI, Greece

"Federated IPv6 Sensor Network Test-beds for EU and Third Countries"

German M Fajardo Muriel   


Latinamerican future-internet Initiative: How developing countries could contribute and play a key role in the design and development of the Future Internet

J Sesena

Toledo, Spain

International Cooperation. It is strongly necessary that the European efforts in the field of the Future Internet are not undertaken in isolated manner despite moves from other Regions around the world

8. IoT and embedded systems (Steering Committee representative Stefan Haller)

Irene Lopez de Vallejo

ARTEMISIA, Tekniker IK4, London, UK

ES4FI workshop will present best examples of Embedded Systems R&D, for these form the edges of the ‘Internet of Things’, bridging the gap between cyber space and the physical world of real ‘things’ and crucial to make IoT deliver its promises

Augusto Casaca


A session on "Wireless Sensor Networks for a Smarter Environment".  We will look specifically into WSN based solutions that contribute into a smarter transportation, smarter public safety and smarter energy distribution

9. Research roadmap (Steering Committee representative Nick Wainwright)

Antonio Alfaro

Coordinator of the FIRST project - Rose Vision

The seminar will disclose, share and compare the research agendas and roadmaps of Latin America in the Future Internet research arena with the European ones, with the goal of promoting common research priorities at both sides of the Atlantic

Nick Wainwright

Bristol, UK

Future Internet Research for FP8  - An open forum. Topics and big ideas that shape Future Internet beyond current research. FIA Research Roadmap V1 out now Agree? Disagree? Ommitted? Too safe? This is your platform - Be heard!

10. Standardisation (Steering Committee representative Didier Bourse)

FIA Standardisation Working Group


FIA standardisation session will present progresses at strategic level of the prestandardisation in FIA, will set-up a review of the standardisation wiki content so to improve its content in live and will showcase a contribution to prestandardisation



"Future Internet". Created new standars to integration Bussines, base in   SOA, Interoperability, ws-*, ontology and Bussines Model Process. Target, auto-transformation data entreprise to in information

11. User in control (Steering Committee representative Christophe Diot)

Jim Clarke 

Waterford IE

Technologies that will put users 'in control' of their personal information and data in the Future Internet and where they need to be implemented (across networks, services, cloud, IoT, Linked Data, applications, devices, …)"

Andrea de Polo


Personalized Cloud: using Apple iCloud example, focusing on solutions that can provide reliable, personalized secure solution for both community users (ie. Privacy) and content providers (licensing, commercial, free licensee data)."

12. Mobile Cloud (Steering Committee representative Kurt Tutschku)

Artur Nowakowski

Verax Systems

Business going mobile - new trends in business applications for smartphones and other mobile devices



Provision of QoS for the delivery of cloud computing servicer over cellular networks


Poznan, Poland

Internet outside Internet - QR codes, mobile apps - how to engage users and gain in business context.

Lucy Setian     

TCS Digital World Brussels

NFC - the future of communications, sales, marketing and technology. What will the m-payment change in the consumers behaviour and how will the applications get closer to the lifestyle demands

Marta Siergiej

ZETO S.A. w Poznaniu, Poland

Practical use of the Internet to increase functionality of ERP systems: mobile workers

The plenary closing session will address basic internet architecture design principles such as "does the end to end principle still hold", should we go for an evolutionary or clean slate approach, will the internet be user-centric, content-centric, or service centric, etc. FIArch group should get a role in the organisation.

Current timing: All sessions two hours, 4 sessions in parallel. Schematic overview:

Tue 25 Oct

9.00 – 11.00

Plenary opening

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30

Value creation, value flows and liability over virtual resources

Networked media roadmap


Trustworthiness of services and infrastructures

13.30 – 15.00


15.00 – 17.00

Mobile cloud

Research roadmap

International Collaboration on Testbeds


Wed 26 Oct

09.00 – 11.00

IoT and embedded systems

Linked Data

Living Labs and PPP and application area

User in Control

11.00 – 11.30


11.30 – 13.30

Closing plenary with the panel on architectur

Timeline for preparation:

Inform session organisers that they may organise a session during FIA Poznan: 29 June (EC)

Session organisers work with Steering Committee representative to fill in draft agenda. First draft ready end of July.

All session descriptions uploaded on website: During August

Phone conference to check the status of all sessions: 9 September 14.00 – 17.00 h

Final session description: End of September

FIA Steering Committee Meeting, 19 May 2011

SUMMARY NOTES (undefinedDownload PDF)

  • Alex Galis, Didier Bourse, John Domingue, Kurt Tutschku, Michael Boniface, Nancy Alonistioti, Nick Wainwright, Christophe Diot, Stephan Haller
  • Anne Marie Sassen, Bernard Barani, Miguel Montarello-Navajo (INFSO)
  • FIA Poznan representative: Cezary Mazurek
Issues addressed:

1) Debrief of FIA Budapest sessions, preparation of next FIA Poznan

The 12 sessions of FIA Budapest have been found to be generally good. However, in order to maximise consistency across all sessions around the highest quality standards, the following recommendations have been outlined:

a) associate a steering committee member early enough in the session design process as "session shepherd". The shepherd will be ensured to review the overall quality of the proposed session, to ensure it harmoniously follows up on previous sessions having been organised with a similar theme at a previous FIA (where applicable, as sessions may be proposed as new topics, see below), and to review the overall consistency and complementarities of the proposed set of speakers and themes within the session.

b) It is agreed that the SC Members will continue to propose session rationalization through mergers, where appropriate, as practiced to design the FIA Budapest sessions;

c) it is suggested that more guidelines should be provided to session designers. Sessions may be of different nature: project based, not related to running projects, very innovative/visionary, sequential presentations with discussion, knowledge café type, following up a previous FIA, new topic, related to a FIA working Group workplan or not, birds of a feather, research and industry together…It is suggested to design a short template for session's proponents, highlighting the type and format of the proposed session. At decision stage, it would be needed to ensure an appropriate balance across the various types and formats of the retained sessions.

  • EC to propose a session submission template, though this will not be possible for the Poznan edition that will still run with the Google moderator process (see below)

d) Google moderator: it is generally suggested to drop this option, and to use a tool allowing to provide more details on the proposed session. The EC '"event in a box" tool seems to be appropriate, though again this could only be implemented after Poznan.

  • EC to check modalities of usage of the tool and to report at next FIA SC meeting.

e) Submission for sessions at Poznan are open, and will close on 19 June. FIA SC meeting to be organised shortly thereafter.

  • EC to open a doodle to select an optimum date, as it seems difficult to find a date that would suit all members (done by AMS).

NB: the Polish Presidency representative informs that it would be possible to run four parallel sessions, with 3 sequential slots. The total amount of sessions would be the same as in Budapest.

2) FIA Working Group status and way forward

a) Status of FIA WG is very diverse: about half of them is clearly active and delivering outputs, the other half being seemingly in dormant mode. Even for the active groups, the available information is not always up to date. Roadmaps, workplans and deliverables are needed for almost all groups.

In view of previous requests on that, it is proposed to launch again a request for updates for these information. Failure to comply will imply that the WG will be deleted from the FIA WG's.

  • EC to send a reminder to WG's leaders, indicating that the WG would disappear in case information are not provided.

Also the dissemination group (the editors of the portal) need to be reminded of their importance, also for starting to have a "repository" function for the FI portal.

  • EC to send a reminder to portal editors

b) New working groups. FIA Budapest highlighted an interesting emerging topic, in relation to Infrastructure as a Service. A cross cutting theme emerges between the networking and cloud communities, with the longer term objective to make available a distributed computing architecture seamlessly integrating the network functionalities and properties. This would require better visibility of network functionalities to cloud providers, such that E2E SLA's can be dynamically negotiated. The SOFI CSA was identified as a vehicle to organise such a WG.

  • John (SOFI) to mobilize the SOFI constituency to access the missing part (the networking part), and to organize a WG proposal (to be presented at Poznan if successful).

c) FI Architecture: it is considered that this remains a key though controversial issue. It is proposed to organize a plenary on this issue at Poznan (closing plenary similar to the cloud one of Budapest, though with more time). First discussion indicate that invitation of GENI and/or IETF-IAB representatives would be of interest.

  • SC members to reflect on possible format and speakers for such a plenary and to outline their ideas at the next SC meeting end of June.

Next FIA SC meeting: TBD according to doodle results.