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  1. European Future Internet Activity Date:Saturday, November 3, 2007 Prepared for: AsiaFI Preparation Meeting III Location: Sookmyung Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea Prepared by: Gregory J. Pokorny

  2. Table of Contents: Agenda 1. European Overview of Future Internet Activity 2. Euro-NGI & Euro-FGI 3. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc…

  3. 1. European Overview of Future Internet Activity

  4. European Overview of Future Internet Activity • Europe, like other parts of the world relies on the Internet daily and realizes as a whole just how important the ICT industry is to the economic livelihood its citizens • The ICT industry encompasses broadband Internet, telecommunication networks, satellite communications and new emerging technologies such as 3G and 4G and Internet telephony • ICT can be seen as a bedrock of the modern European economy, a major source of innovation and a very important sector—and essential driver for making Europe more efficient and competitive

  5. European Overview of Future Internet Activity • Regarding Future Internet, Europe recognizes that the current Internet does many things well but the targets of where the Internet will be are quite different from today Source: Future Internet Information Day-Rainer Zimmerman

  6. European Overview of Future Internet Activity • Looking into the Future, Europe wants to play a major role in steering the ICT industry, including the Future Internet • ICT is the single most important source of productivity growth, accounting for 40% of EU productivity growth • With regards to the Future Internet, Europe is intent on leading the Future Internet standards • Plan on getting there by facilitating and fostering European R&D in ICT (20% of all R&D expenditures in Europe) • FP7 Research Program and funding, European Technology Platforms and system architectures all are all helping to drive the European Future Internet machine

  7. 2. Euro-NGI & Euro-FGI

  8. Euro-NGI & Euro-FGI • The Euro NGI network’s main mission: • - is to create and maintain the most prominent European center of excellence in Next Generation Internet design and engineering, acting as a “Collective Intelligence Think Tank” • This Network of Excellence (NoE) is a way to strengthen excellence by handling the fragmentation that has been an unfortunate part of European research • They aim to do this by: • Networking together the critical mass of resources • Networking the expertise needed to provide European leadership

  9. Euro-NGI & Euro-FGI • EuroNGI is made up of more than 202 researchers, over 300 Ph.D students and 59 institutions from some 18 countries • - including academy and industry • - focusing on Network Architecture and Network Theory & Modeling • Started on December 1st, 2003 for a duration of 3 years and then later evolved into Euro-FGI, that officially started on December 1st, 2006 • European Commission contributes €5 million to the total EuroNGI/FGI budget accounting for 15% of the total budget

  10. Euro-NGI & Euro-FGI EuroNGI Main Integration Objective Source: Kofman - Technologies for the Future of Internet in FP7 • EuroNGI partners work together for the greater good of the EU and work under different ‘activities’ that have different ‘workpackages’

  11. Euro-NGI & Euro-FGI EuroNGI’s FP7 Related Contributions • EuroNGI organizes different networking sessions and workshops that bring together much of Europe’s experts to; • - facilitate the identification and preparation of proposals • - move from theory towards industrial innovation • Work towards establishing strong links with external global initiatives, organizations and companies involved in Future Internet • - examples include U.S. (GENI), Japan (Core), China (CAS, BUPT), etc… • Ongoing organization of workshops and conferences on the topic, Ph.D program along with summer school courses created on the topic • - ensure availability in Europe of a critical mass of top-level researchers on Future Internet • - support the concept of a “School of Network Architecture”

  12. 3. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc…

  13. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are very important to creating jobs and improving the quality of life not only in Europe but other global regions as well • In Europe, the ICT sector is worth 6-8% of the EU’s GDP and vital to: • - meeting global challenges by boosting innovation, creativity and competitiveness • - delivering cutting edge solutions and research in all scientific areas • - making the European public sector more efficient • - tackling social challenges and improving the quality of life in Europe

  14. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… FP7 Structure FP7 Indicative Budget Breakdown Sources: European Commission Research DG (all figures in €millions) • Cooperation where most of the ICT Budget falls is made up of 10 areas including ICT which is the largest theme (€9.11 billion). Capacities also has an ICT element, with a budget of € 600 million

  15. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… FP7-ICT Budget Breakdown 2007-2008 • The ICT theme’s budget for the first 2 years of the FP7 program will be just over €2 billion

  16. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… • In order to maintain Europe's position in the global market for mobile and wireless systems in the 2010-2015 time horizon, it’s necessary to develop large-scale European approaches to system R&D, and to mobile services and applications in the context of digital convergence • Therefore, eMobility is a Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology platform (one of the European Technology Platforms—ETPs that is of relevance in the context of FIRE—other ETPs include: NEM, NESSI, ARTEMIS and ISI) & first initiated in 2003 and launched in 2005 • eMobility’s vision includes driving future technology development in mobile/wireless communications so as to serve Europe and its people • Also aims to enhance cooperation between industrial enterprises, the research community and the public/government • Mid-to-long-term vision in order to maximize the benefit mobile and wireless communications, thus enabling economic and social advances for the EU in general

  17. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… • There is a shift in eMobility’s vision from the current concept of “anywhere, anytime” to a new paradigm of “any network, any device, with relevant content and context in a secure and trustworthy manner” • eMobility justification to focus on mobile/wireless stems from: • - over 2.5 billion mobile phones worldwide • - only 500 million wired Internet terminals • - significant portion (over 20%) of these mobile phones now have the ability to connect to the Internet through 2.5G, 3G and even 3.5G now • - in 5 years, all mobile phones expected to be Internet-capable or at least have the function to do so • eMobility’s mission builds on these justification points and aims to achieve full mobile access to apps for all European citizens (building on the strength of Europe in mobile communications • Want to provide the most promising technologies and network resources so that European R&D can target and exploit future business opportunities in mobile and wireless and benefit the European economy

  18. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… Source: eMobility Technology Platform Overview [2005-2006]

  19. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… • The FIRE Initiative is focusing on experimentally-driven long-term research that is open to fresh bottom-up ideas and no constraints due to backward compatibility • Also intent on setting up large-scale testing environment for IT research (European Lab for testing disruptive Internet concepts: ONELAB, etc…) • Along with the previous point, FIRE intends on federating existing and planned test beds for emerging technologies such as PANLAB • With long-term research and new Internet paradigms being sought, large-scale validation and testing is needed and not just paperwork • Want to exploit and make positive use of GEANT2, pan-European Gigabit research network along with international collaboration with GENI/FIND and other initiatives in Future Internet initiatives in Asia

  20. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… • In all, the FIRE Initiative facilities are expected to strengthen European industry by giving them a means for the development of advanced networking technologies so as to reinforce their competitiveness in a global market • By funding the FIRE activities, it will become strategic for Europe for both industry and academia • By addressing future challenges for the Internet such as mobility, scalability, security and privacy, a new experimentally-driven approach that the FIRE Initiative adheres to will help challenge mainstream perceptions for Future Internet development (re: clean-slate) • The ultimate benefit from the FIRE Initiative is that EU industry is better positioned on Future Internet technologies and services than before and better able to compete on an equal footing with the U.S. and Asia

  21. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… FP6 FP7

  22. European Future Internet Initiatives: FP7, eMobility, FIRE, etc… • FIRE will work complimentary to Challenge/Call 1; “Technologies and Systems for the Future Internet”, part of the Objective “The Network of the Future” [Call 1, € 200 million] • Call 2 – Budget: €40 million • Includes; IPs, STREPs, NoE, SSA • Opened in June 2007 and closed in early October 2007 • FIRE will get additional funding/budget in future Calls (2008 and beyond) along with international collaboration projects with a strong interest in linking or having Asian initiatives join in to FIRE Initiatives in order to advance R&D through cooperation and collaboration

  23. Thank You !!Gregory Pokorny: