3rd BIRD Workshop, 22-23 June, 2010

Updated: Slides are online

Scope and Topic

4WARD is a European research project in the FP7 frame and deals with research on technical aspects of the Future Internet and its relations to non-technical aspects like regulation and business modeling.

Main technical research areas are virtualization of network, service provisioning resources, In Network management, new forms of connectivity and the development of the network of information focusing on novel information gathering and provisioning means.

This work is complemented with research on the non-technical work areas ‘business evolution’, ‘socio-economic environment’ and ‘regulation’.

The 4WARD public workshop on Future Internet ‘Business Innovation and Regulation Challenges’ 2010 will focus on the non-technical aspects of specifically Future Internet technologies.

Speakers from industry, operators, universities and public authorities will cover important topics of the Future Internet.

Participants will get an improved understanding of how Future Internet technologies interact with economic and societal forces.

BIRD Workshop Agenda

Session 1, intro and general results Tuesday, 22 June (09.30 – 11.00h):

4WARD Presentations

Session 2, demos and tech talks (11.30 – 15.30)

Session 3, Business & economics (16.00 – 18.00)

Invited Presentations

Session 3, continues Wednesday, 23 June (9.30 – 12.30h):

2nd BIRD Workshop, September 30, 2009

Updated: Slides are online

Scope and Topic

4WARD is a European research project in the FP7 frame and deals with research on technical aspects of the Future Internet and its relations to non-technical aspects like regulation and business modeling.
Main technical research areas are virtualization of network, service provisioning resources, In Network management, new forms of connectivity and the development of the network of information focusing on novel information gathering and provisioning means.

This work is complemented with research on the non-technical work areas ‘business evolution’, ‘socio-economic environment’ and ‘regulation’.

The 4WARD public workshop on Future Internet ‘Business Innovation and Regulation Challenges’ 2009 will focus on the non-technical aspects of specifically Future Internet technologies.

Speakers from industry, operators, universities and public authorities will cover important topics of the Future Internet.

Participants will get an improved understanding of how Future Internet technologies interact with economic and societal forces.

BIRD Workshop Agenda

Session 1 (9.00 – 12.00h):
Future Internet Update – Keynote Speeches
Chair person: Luis Correira, IST, Lisbon

Session 2 (13.00 – 14.30h):
Use Cases and Business Models
Chair person: Rainer Zimmermann, EU Comission

Session 3 (15.00 – 16.30h):
Policy, Regulation & Governance
Chair person: Norbert Niebert, Ericsson

FISS'09

The Future Internet Summer School

Announcing FISS’09, the Future Internet Summer School organised by 4WARD, a European Project on Future Internet:

- July 19-24, 2009

- University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

The Summer School will feature courses, labs, invited talks and presentations by leading experts from European projects and their partners in the US and Asia.

More detailed information can be found at the FISS’09 homepage.

Among others the following questions will be addressed concerning the Networks of the Future:

- How can new network architectures coexist and interoperate?

- How can new business roles support on-demand networking?

- How will users access information and services?

- How can a built-in self-management improve network operations?

- How will networks facilitate the creation of new mobile applications?

Workshop on Future Internet: Business Innovation and Regulation Challenges 2008

Brussels, October 2nd, 2008

Far-reaching technological innovations in the Future Internet can only be leveraged if their non-technical context is taken into account.

Policy - Business - Technology Interaction

To achieve maximum benefit, research on networking technologies for the Future Internet is accompanied by research on the context of its intended usage.

The Business Innovation, Regulation, and Dissemination (BIRD) work package covers society, business, and governance matters, related to the technical work of 4WARD.

The workshop outlined the respective non-technical areas in the context of Future Internet technologies. Speakers from industry, operators, universities and public authorities covered technical as well as non-technical areas in order to give an understanding of how Future Internet technologies interact with economic and societal forces.

Workshop Program and Presentations

Introduction
Keynote
Use Cases and Business Models
Policy, Regulation & Governance
Keynote
Future Internet Innovations
Panel Discussion

To download all slides: 4.5MB

Workshop: "Visions of Future Generation Networks"

4WARD will be represented at the 8th Wuerzburg Workshop on IP: Joint EuroNF, ITC, and ITG Workshop “Visions of Future Generation Networks” (EuroView2008).

Venue: July 21st and 22nd 2008 in Wuerzburg/Germany

Link to the workshop Internet pages

The focus of this year’s symposium is on “Future Internet Design and Experimental Facilities”, and in particular on current efforts towards a future Internet. This comprises overviews of selected IETF working groups as well as current and future national and international collaborative projects.

4WARD Workshop in Stockholm, June 9, 2008

A half-day workshop was organized by the 4WARD project, just before the ICT Mobile Summit 2008.

This workshop provided an opportunity to think about a radically new design of a Future Internet, more suitable to the challenges ahead. It gave an insight into those issues driving the research on a Future Internet and provided details on the approach taken in the 4WARD project in particular.

Workshop Programme:

More details at the ICT Mobile Summit 2008 Website

BLED Event

open public day event
The Future of the Internet
»Perspectives emerging from R&D in Europe«
Monday, March 31, 2008

General information: This Conference was hosted by the Slovenian Government, with an objective to offer a first opportunity to understand what is being researched in EU and worldwide in the area of Future Internet, to identify common problems and propose solutions to overcome barriers and to present the key elements of a roadmap of action. The Conference and the associated technical workshop through exchange of ideas and emerging solution plan to offer a coherent approach to the Future of the Internet as a vehicle for excellence and innovation enabling the European actors of the Internet an opportunity to master and shape the future. The Conference is also an open a floor for a discussion of the conditions that must be created in order to help European enterprises to become global leaders in tomorrow’s networking and service infrastructures and ensure that the markets are ready for emerging technologies and business models.

In the context of this Conference, the European Union, notably through its i2010 strategic policy framework is clearly outlining its adherence to the openness, interoperability and end to end principles, governing the Internet. Even though many aspects of emerging networks and the Future Internet will not be realised for some time, obstacles to the development of the information society can already be identified and this Conference is a way to do it. These concern issues from investment in higher bandwidth, net neutrality, through spectrum availability to security.

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