FI-WARE, FI-Lab and FI-Ops at the European Conference on the Future Internet in Brussels

Apr 13, 2014Agrifood

With the title Open APIs and Open Minds: Success stories of today, opportunities for tomorrow FI-WARE held a session at the 1st European Conference on the Future Internet (ECFI1) in Brussels with several presentations that gave a broad perspective of what FI-WARE is, what achievements we've had until now and what we are aiming to in the next years. 

The audience at ECFI had the chance to listen to several points of view from different speakers involved in FI-WARE. The architechture and technological infraestructure, experiences from European cities that have adopted FI-WARE for some of their Smart City projects (in this presentation we had Trento), the tools that FI-Ops will provide and, last but not least, the experiences of entrepreneurs that have built and tested their innovative applications on FI-Lab while winning our previous FI-WARE Challenges. All of them gave their insight on the several pieces we are aligning for FI-WARE "rubik cube". 

 First of all, here's a brief explanation of the 3 keys of this session: 

  • FI-WARE is an OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure complemented with a rich set of Generic Enablers easing the creation and delivery of Future Internet applications and services at a large scale. FI-WARE API specifications are public and royalty-free, each one driven by the development of an open source reference implementation. 
  • FI-Lab is working instance of FI-WARE enabling free experimentation with FI-WARE technologies. FI-Lab is a place where developers and entrepreneurs can meet potential customers, investors and data providers to showcase their applications.  A genuine meeting point for innovation on the Internet.
  • FI-Ops is a collection of tools that ease the deployment, setup, and operation of FI-WARE instances by Platform Providers. FI-Ops is the suite of tools used to build and operate the distributed Cloud linked to FI-Lab.

All conferences were recorded and are available at ECFI's website and the FI-PPP's youtube channel. Below these lines you can watch the conferences that were given on Thursday, April 3rd. 

Welcome and Introduction to the session –  Nuria de Lama, Atos, FI-WARE

Open APIs as one of the elements of the available results

A guide to the technical part that supports the FI-WARE philosophy. This part of the session will extend the concepts and explanations introduced in the plenary presentation about the three brands and all the resources around. It will provide a sound technical overview of this Future Internet Open Innovation ecosystem. It is an essential training for anyone who wants to understand how to use FI-WARE technology and how to get started with FI-LAB.

FI-Lab: a guide to the most exciting Future Internet ecosystem – Juanjo Hierro, Telefonica, FI-WARE Coordinator

FI-OPS: access from everywhere in Europe – Silvio Cretti, Create-Net, XIFI


Open Minds and success stories of today

This part of the session changes the focus dramatically. It jumps from the suppliers to the real users and players of the Innovation ecosystem. On the one hand we had representatives of startups (FoodLoop and SmarTaxi) and on the other hand, on the other hand pplication sponsors, in this case a Public Administration (the city of Trento). First-hand information about the most compelling applications already developed on top of FI-WARE technology and their benefits.

The ultimate solution for Smart Cities – Marco Pistore, Research Director, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Trento

FI-WARE in practice – FoodLoop: example of value for business – Christoph Müller-Dechent, CEO FoodLoop Mobile Solutions Inc

FI-WARE in practice – SmartTaxi: the value for a developer – Jerónimo Tocado, TIA

Opportunities for tomorrow

What you have seen until now is only the beginning of the story, and that is why this part of the session provided information on coming opportunities to become part of the community in an active way. With a special mention to the upcoming FI-WARE Challenges (Smart Society and FI-WARE Excellence) 

How to engage with us: opportunities for collaboration – Nuria de Lama, Atos, FI-WARE

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