We were also in Poznan

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Nov 032011

As you can expect, FI-WARE was also present in Poznan where we had the opportunity to talk to many people attending the FIA. We were really impressed by the facilities of the  Lecture Conference Center and of the really very good ambiance. A very good time, even if the connections to Poznan were, unfortunately, not so good.

More seriously, besides the networking, we had four very significant meetings.

1.- the Steering Board (SB)  and Architecture Board (AB) meetings. We discussed how the whole PPP is progressing and how we could involve the larger community in the experiments we are planning. Essentially it will mean the nomination of an Advisory Board, its possible members and their qualifications.

2.- Participation in a round table in session When infrastructure meets the user.

In the round table, there were a number of interesting presentations on the issue of how we could better involve the user. Particular attention was given to the issue of e-health and how we could use the infrastructure provided by the smart city.

There were a number of interesting questions, one good example was the issue of what kind of user we were looking for. It was explained we are not looking for any user but rather for an educated user or perhaps for a "user aggregator", someone who is able to understand user needs and translate them into the appropriate language for developers.

3.- A short participation at the First Meeting The European perspective on the International Cooperation with Latin America

We underlined that FI-WARE is open to collaboration to Latin American countries following the normal collaboration rules of the EC

4.- Give an initial presentation on the Open call. The presentation explains the main objectives and gives some examples of what could be the objective.

Here is a summary of the FAQ section, which I consider the most important part for future applicants

Do we need to form a consortium or just one entity is enough?    
R/ See rules. We do not need a consortium, we already have one

Looking for SW developers or innovative, ground breaking work?
R/ Good foundations and results to be integrated. We are not reinventing Internet, rather we want to put it into use

Are you looking for built, completed solutions?
R/ We need to innovate, but we are also valuing existing results (software that works) and expertise. Integration is important.

Any constraints regarding IPRs ?
Specification of APIs and interoperable protocols linked to any product/technology contributed to FI-WARE must be open and royalty-free
Must be licensed free of charge in the context of the PPP
Must be licensable under FRAND terms outside the PPP

Can provide you some example of the kind of things you are looking for ?
R/ Still too early but be sure we will mostly ask for rather concrete products, technologies or skills
Examples (not meaning they are real):
Document-oriented No-SQL Data Storage Technology
Development of advanced widgets for an Event Monitoring Dashboard Console


FI-Ware presentation at Funems

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Jun 202011

June 17 2011. This time we have presented Fi_WARE at the Funems congress., at the plenary session (presentations from the Congress  are here). The title of the session was Future of internet stairway to heaven. This explains some of the “jokes” at the beginning and at the end of the presentation.

At the congress there were a number of presentations on the future of internet. They were very varied, ranging from very technical and architecture oriented to those focused on how to make the network resources to everybody. I preferred to focus on the business aspects and also made a reference to the open calls

The presentation is, as usual, is also  here


FI-WARE presentation in Luxembourg

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Jun 092011

June 6  2011 Presentation of Fi-Ware at the II European  Summit on the future Internet. This event organized by the University of Luxembourg counted with the chairmanship of Joao Da Silva, former director at the Information ¨Society and media” and one of the “fathers” of the PPP. Now Joao is a Research Fellow at SnT

At the event we had a very good representation of the EC, headed by Mario Campolargo and of all PPP projects. It was a very good time to discuss current developments and a very good occasion for dissemination of our activities.

The meeting started with a general presentation by Mario on the activities of the PPP and its objectives.

There was followed by a very interesting presentation on the Future of IoT by Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Thing. Also there was a presentation by Mario Gerla,Professor, University of California on the future of EV.

Fi-WARE presentation was well received and there was a significant number of questions on the Open Tables, regarding the management of Open Calls, how Fi-Ware was going to handle specific technical solutions -particularly security, the importance of the activities related to the Network and its interaction, etc.

In the afternoon, we had a presentation from all PPP projects and also presentations on  Smart cities (including a presentation of Smart Santander) and a session where several cities and entrepreneurs presented their ideas and products.

The event counted with the maximum level presence from Luxembourg authorities, headed by François Biltgen, Luxembourg Minister for Higher Education and Research. Also present were Bjorn Ottersten, Director, SnT ; Pierre Gramegna, Director General Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Rolf Tarrach, President of University of Luxembourg, Jean-Luc Gustin, SES Senior Vice-President and M. Valentiny, President of Luxinnovation