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FIA Aalborg report

Researchers and policy-makers gathered in northern Denmark, in the beautiful city of Aalborg for this year's Future Internet Assembly that focused on Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. It is not difficult to argue that in the long-term, the Future Internet could be the answer to a number of Europe‟s problems. Over the past two decades ICT has driven economic growth and innovation in the EU. And the Future Internet holds equal promise.

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6 July 2012

Future Internet Assembly 10-11 May 2012, Aalborg, Denmark

The first Future Internet Assembly (FIA) of 2012 will be held in Aalborg on May 10-11, under the Presidency of Denmark in the EU Council. The theme for FIA-Aalborg will be “Smart Cities and Internet of Things”, and the event will bring together projects that have recognized the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet, to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. Currently, FIA brings together research projects that are part of the ICT programme of FP7. All of these projects are advancing the state of the art in their respective areas, and FIA enables open interactions and cross-fertilization across the technical domains, reaching out to talent in Europe's Future Internet research community.

FIA-Aalborg will be co-hosted with a number of European Future Internet events.

Please find more information on the FIA Aalborg undefinedprogramme, in particular the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) events are listed undefinedhere.



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Thursday, 10 May 2012


09.00 – 09.45


Chair: Neeli Prasad

  • Henning G. Jensen, Mayor of Aalborg
  • Finn Kjærsdam, President of Aalborg University
  • Ramjee Prasad, Director of Center for Teleinfrastruktur
  • undefinedMario Campolargo, Director of DG INFSO Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures
  • Morten Østergaard, Danish Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education


09.45 – 10.15

Keynote: Thierry Van Landegem, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent

ICT infrastructure as key enabler of Smart Cities


10.15 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.05

Keynote: Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director, ITU

Smart Cities and the Internet of Things through Smart Standards Collaboration


11.05 – 12.05

Round Table on Smart Cities


Chair: Dr. Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director, ITU


  • Henning G. Jensen, Mayor of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Asta Fog Larsen, Citizen of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Jose M. Hernandez-Munoz, Telefonica, Spain
  • Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Inigo de la Serna, Mayor of Santander, Spain


12.05 – 12.15

Signing of Smart City Manifesto


12.15 – 13.30



13.30 – 15.30

undefined1.1 - Societal View on Smart Cities

undefined1.2 - Open Platforms for Innovation

undefined1.3 - Novel Networking and Relationship with Applications


undefined1.4 - Impact of HTML 5

Hands-on FIRE

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break


16.00 – 18.00

undefined2.1 - Smart City Applications and Services

undefined2.2 - IoT and FI Architectures

undefined2.3 - Interoperability between Clouds at Several Layers


undefined2.4 - Standardisation

Hands-on FIRE

19.00 – 22.00

Gala dinner hosted by the President of Aalborg University, Aalborg Culture & Congress Centre



Friday, 11 May 2012


9.00 – 11.00

undefined3.1 - Smart City and Big Data

undefined3.2 - IoT Applications and Business Models

undefined3.3 - Smart City Infrastructureundefined   

undefined3.4 - Games, Networks and Clouds: What are the Requirements



11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 – 13.00


  • Future Internet Book: Federico Álvarez , UPM (editor), with presentations of the 3 best articles in the book
    • Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford: "Cross-Disciplinary Lessons for the Future Internet"
    • Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus": "Using Future Internet Infrastructure and Smartphones for Mobility Trace Acquisition and Social Interactions Monitoring"
    • Dimitri Papadimitriou, Alcatel-Lucent: "Design Principles for the Future Internet Architecture"
  • Opportunites for finding Japanese partners for the joint EU-Japan call on security, wireless, optical, IoT/clouds, experimental testbeds, low energy nets: undefinedNozomu Nishinaga - NICT (Japan) 
  • FIA Roadmap for H2020: What is ahead? Nick Wainwright (HP), Effects+
  • Future Internet Award: undefinedMario Campolargo, Director Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures, DG Information Society and Media
  • Announcement of upcoming Future Internet Event in Dublin: Dr. Willie Donnelly, TSSG Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Closing remarks by Mario Campolargo, Director of DG INFSO Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures



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