|About the Future Internet Symposium|
The Future Internet Symposium (FIS) is a venue for European and international researchers to share their work on next generation Internet technologies. FIS is a scientific forum for the European Union's Future Internet Initiative, an effort to align European Internet research on the shared challenges presented by Europe's increasingly Internet-based society and economy. FIS is intended to bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries of Internet research, emphasizing the use of machine understandable semantics to enable diverse communities, devices, and organizational groupings to share Internet resources. An additional and equally important role for the Future Internet Symposium is to be a home for the Future Internet community. In this respect the Symposium will serve the interest of the emerging community and foster new researchers (PhD students and fresh Post-docs) as they progress to become the new leaders in this emerging field. Finally, the Symposium will co-operate fully with other initiatives in the area of the Future Internet, especially those within the European Arena.
In March of 2008, the BLED declaration was published and endorsed by over 70 European research project at the first Future Internet Assembly lead by the European Commission and attended by both academic and political representatives. The Future Internet Symposium was established following the first Assembly to provide a scientific forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the key issues in the areas of networks, services, security and trust, multimedia and Internet of things related to the design of the Future Internet. The first Symposium was held in the Baroque Suites of the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria. The positive concluding sentiment and high calibre publications resulting from the first Symposium proved the important role of FIS in establishing a scientific community to support the political directives of the Future Internet Assembly and the European Commission.
Chair: Dieter Fensel | STI Innsbruck, AT
Hendrik Berndt | DoCoMo, DE