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Successful presentation of SmartenIT at FIA 2013

posted May 29, 2013, 3:42 AM by Corinna Schmitt   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:43 AM ]
SmartenIT representatives of UZH and Itracom travelled to the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) 2013 in Dublin in order to present SmartenIT.

The 2013 Future Internet Assembly (FIA) event was held in Dublin, Ireland on 8th, 9th and10th May, and was 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, FIA is a research community driven initiative supported by more than 150 research projects that have recognized 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.

During the FIA different research questions in the fields of technology, innovation, and transfer of technology were discussed in plenary and individual parallel sessions. Beyond the sessions different projects in scope of the FP7 had the chance to present their project work with the help of posters or demonstrators. The general discussed topics (e.g. security, data storage, transfer, traffic) were important points for SmartenIT, which must be taken into account for further developments and decisions during the project.

Summarizing the relevant impact of FIA for the project SmartenIT it will be important for the project to take care of security issues as well as on owner ship and traffic management. The FIA was a good possibility to present the SmartenIT project in an early state in order to receive first input to the focused research questions and to discuss different parts of the project, which might be interesting for further cooperations to industry (e.g., Fraunhofer, NEC). Additionally, discussions concerning possible cooperation with partners of the projects LIGHTNESS and FUSION took place.