Future Internet Week Workshop, 9 May 2012, 13:30-17:00, Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre, Denmark

In this workshop we will debate how home networks in the Future Internet can support the explosion of user generated content, ubiquitous access to everything, as well as embrace emerging services like e-health, home automation, and energy management. Future Internet services are rapidly moving towards an increasingly heterogeneous landscape with end users capable of creating, storing and delivering content and applications. Private networks thus become an ever more important part of the Future Internet. However, private networks are dominated by other players than those we find in the public networks. Here, networks and devices from consumer electronics, personal computing, health care, gaming, and home automation industries converge with telecommunications and Internet. This leads to new research questions and the need for the development of integrated home networking test beds in the Future Internet experimentation facilities. We will explore these research and experimentation needs with a well-balanced mix of presentations on state-of-the-art research and vision on home networking, from various industries and government including telecom, consumer electronics, Internet, e-health and energy management. The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel session with ample interaction with the audience.

The workshop will focus on the following technical topics:
  • Home and Cloud: Will storage and services move from the home to the cloud? Or will the cloud of the future consist of the storage and processing capacity of billions of home networks?
  • IP vs. non-IP in the home: With new services and devices (home automation, e-health, energy management, …), more and more non-IP networks seem to enter the home: Zigbee, KNX, Zwave, Continua, OpenTherm, etc. Are we reaching the limits of IP?
  • The role of the network operator: Dumb bit pipe to the front door or actively involved with the home network and services? What about the role of the mobile operator?
  • Complexity for the end user: The complexity of home networking is increasing for the end user with every new service and device. Is this an issue? Can we hide such complexity to non-technology-savvy users? Is it only a networking problem?


13:30    Introduction by chairman (Henrik Lundgren, Senior Scientist at Technicolor and Project Leader of FP7 FIGARO)

13:40    Introduction to FP7 FIGARO (Henrik Lundgren)
14:00    Smart Living in the context of Smart Cities and the role of the operator (Erik Fledderus, Director of Innovation Future Internet Use, TNO)
14:20    Internal Federation of IP- and non-IP home networks (Gerhard Mekenkamp, Project Manager, Philips)
14:40    Simplifying Remote Education through the FP7 Vconect platform (Marian Ursu, Deputy Head of Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London)

15:00    Break

15:15    Where Home and Cloud meet: what we can learn from the FP7 Nanodatacenters project (Martin May, Director of Strategy Media Delivery Program, Technicolor)
15:35    The FP7 WEBINOS Personal Zone concept (Andre Paul, Scientific Researcher Open Communication Systems, Fraunhofer)
15:55    Open Service platforms for Smart Living (Christer Larsson, CEO of Makewave and VP EMEA of the OSGi Alliance)

16:15    Panel discussion (moderated by Frank den Hartog, Senior Scientist Future Internet, TNO)
16:55    Wrap-up

17:00    End

: http://www.fi-aalborg.eu/index.php/registration

More information about the Future Internet Week and the venue: http://www.fi-aalborg.eu/
More information about the FP7 FIGARO project: http://www.ict-figaro.eu/