Open Platforms for Innovation @ FIA Aalborg

posted 8 Mar 2012, 05:36 by Martin Waldburger   [ updated 8 Mar 2012, 05:50 ]
SESERV co-organizes two sessions at the FIA Aalborg:
Both sessions unfortunately run in parallel on May 10, 2012 from 11.30 to 13.30 h. So you will have to decide for either, we are afraid. Whatever your choice is going to be, you can expect interesting debate. Should you opt for session 1.2, you are going to learn about different approaches to Future Internet experimentation platforms in the EU and the US. Hence the full title of the session: “EU and US Approaches for Future Internet: FIRE / GENI and FI PPP / IGNITE. Different complementary perspectives, technical challenges and business models.”

Format of the session

The session will be organized in three main parts:
  • EU and US presentations on Future Internet programmes perspectives.
  • Panel discussion and Q/As with audience.
  • Key take away and next steps.

Problem Statement and Objectives of the session

The Future Internet is currently addressed by several large R&D programmes in the different regions and related countries. This session is focusing on the EU and US perspectives, analyzing the differences and complementarities in approaches, business, challenges and involved stakeholders.

Target audience

Researchers from industry and academics engaged in Future Internet programmes and projects, e.g. FI PPP programme, FIRE projects, eInfrastructures projects, Living Labs projects and KIC ICT Labs programme.


11:30 – 11:45

Session introduction

Didier Bourse (Alcatel-Lucent)

Session introduction and framing, incl. summary report on survey and questions raised as input* to the session.

11:45 – 12:15

EU and US Future Internet Programmes perspectives

11:45 – 12:00

Petra Turkama (Aalto University)

EC FI PPP: One year return of experience, current status and next steps.

12:00 – 12:15

Chip Elliott (GENI Project Office (GPO))

US IGNITE Programme: Vision, ambitions and organization.

12:15 – 13:25

Panel discussion and interaction with audience

12:15 – 13:10

Panel discussion moderated by Serge Fdida (University Pierre et Marie Curie)


- Per Blixt (European Commission).

- Suzanne Iacono (National Science Foundation).

- Chip Elliott (GENI Project Office (GPO)).

- Jose Jimenez (Telefonica I+D).

- One potential additional participant (under discussion).

Panel Topics

- Different or common potential innovation channels and innovators?

- Different or common (technical) challenges for each of the targeted vertical applications domain?

- Different or common enablers for experimentation, pilots and tests beds?

- Different or common roles for industry?

- Different or common roles for academic / research centers?

- Different or common expected exploitation plans and success factors?

13:10 – 13:25

Interaction with audience by Petra Turkama

Interactions with session audience** – Q/As.

13:25 – 13:30

Didier Bourse

Session wrap-up, key take away and next steps.

Session Organizers

  • Didier Bourse (Alcatel-Lucent, France)
  • Petra Turkama (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Serge Fdida (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
  • Steering Committee representative: Alex Galis (UCL, United Kingdom)