Welcome to the 2013 Future Internet Assembly (FIA) event, which will be held in Dublin, Ireland on 8th, 9th and10th May, and will be held in association with the Irish presidency of the Council of the EU.
The European Commission, in collaboration with EU Presidencies has, since 2008, hosted regular Future Internet Assembly events (FIA, http://www.future-internet.eu). FIA is a research community driven initiative supported by more than 150 research projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet (FI) to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. In particular, these projects have identified the urgent need to redesign significant part of the Internet, taking a broad multidisciplinary approach, to meet European societal, business and technology ambitions.
Participants are members of the FI community, who include the national and EU project coordinators and partners of FP7 funded projects both academic and industry researchers.
FIA is open to all researchers engaged in FI research (including non EU-funded researchers) to contribute and participate. It allows for open interactions and cross-fertilisation across technical domains, reaching out to our expert European FI community. It is a platform for exchanges on research challenges, scenarios and roadmaps. It supports (pre-) standardisation consensus building. The technical discussions lead to exchanges between national and EU-funded FI initiatives.
The theme for FIA-Dublin will be “Future Internet accelerates Innovation”, and the event will focus on how European Future Internet research and innovation will support EU’s competitiveness and enable a new wave of technologies at the eve of Horizon 2020.
FIA Dublin will be framed around two major themes:
European competitiveness: towards a strong, diversified and competitive EU Future Internet industrial base, with high innovation performance in global markets
European research & innovation: towards a more effective exploitation of EU Future Internet research results from industry, academia and research
The event will also feature an Exhibition area, involving some 40 EU Future Internet projects demonstrations, such as FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation). FIRE has two related dimensions: on the one hand, promoting experimentally-driven long-term, visionary research on new paradigms and networking concepts and architectures for the future internet; and on the other hand, building large-scale experimentation facilities to support both medium- and long- term research on networks and services by gradually federating existing and new testbeds for emerging or future internet technologies.
The twelve FIA sessions will compete for the “Best session award” and the projects showcasing their results for the “Best demonstration award”. The event will also announce in the FIA Closing the project winner of the 5th edition of the Future Internet Award.