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Future Internet Symposium 2010: Towards a Converged, Consolidated and Sustainable Future Internet

The current Internet has undergone an essential transformation: it changed from a network of networks that enables access to remote machines by a consistent protocol suite (TCP/IP), to a network of content, applications, and services. Thus, it became a modern commodity for everyone.

The Future Internet (FI) is destined to continue this development and to provide improved features and usability for individuals and business. Its applications are expected to originate from areas such as entertainment, health, energy grid, utilities and environment, transport, mobility and logistics. Tight economic constraints however, require the Future Internet to consolidate and converge application-specific networks, and support for Internet of Services (IoS), Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Content (IoC) in a homogenous and, if possible, a single system.

A simple investigation of network performance requirements of the anticipated FI applications reveals a set of contrary needs that have challenged research on network architectures and protocols for decades. Only a few applications have been successful, e.g. P2P systems, which can adapt easily to heterogeneous environments. 
Similarly, semantic technology provided meaningful relationships of content, but failed when it came to manageability and performance in universal and heterogeneous network systems.

Thus Internet applications have so far been developed mainly for fitting to specific networks. Now itís time for a change. Networks should be developed for applications. The universe of these networks might be considered as the Future Internet. The future network ecosystem will be supported by a consolidated, preferably single, platform. This platform needs to include support for services, things and content on both network and application layer. The FI ecosystem has to be sustainable, meaning that applications are supported efficiently, i.e. consuming a minimal amount of required resources, e.g. capacity, electricity, etc., while providing dedicated security and sufficient performance for the applications throughout their lifetime.

Classical research on network architectures and protocols, semantic technologies, service technologies, content and media, sensors and things is isolated. Thus these disciplines were unable to meet all requirements. Therefore, an interdisciplinary approach of these research areas is suggested for a sustainable Future Internet. 

The aim of the Future Internet Symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers from academia and industry and from various disciplines to exchange and discuss their ideas, views and research results towards a consolidated, converged and sustainable Future Internet.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

Future Internet Architectures and Protocols

  • Network Virtualization and future network infrastructures
  • Reliability and performance of the Future Internet
  • Mobility and Ubiquity in the Future Internet
  • Security, privacy, anonymity and trust in the Future Internet
  • Experimental facilities and experimental research for the Future Internet
  • Multimedia technologies for the Future Internet
  • Performance metrics and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the Future Internet

Semantic Technologies

  • Emerging semantics in sensor networks/things and content/media in the Future Internet
  • Sensor data processing for the Future Internet
  • Privacy, Security, Trust and Provenance models in the context of the Web of Data for the Future Internet
  • Semantic data integration and fusion of heterogeneous data coming from legacy data sources, sensor network data streams, Web 2.0 technologies and mobile devices for the Future Internet
  • Semantic data management for distributed data sources in mobile environments, e.g. stream-based modeling and reasoning
  • Semantics, social communities and mobile systems for the Future Internet
  • Multilingualism in the Future Internet

Internet of Services, Things and Content:

  • Abstractions for the Internet of Services, Things and Content
  • Infrastructure, Platform and Software as a Service
  • Cloud Computing, Service Cloud and Virtualization
  • IoS, IoT, IoC  life cycle: description, discovery, composition and monitoring
  • Realization of Federated, Open and Trusted platforms
  • IoS, IoT, IoC quality, dependability, survivability, and reliability
  • Resource organization, management, composition and behavior
  • Service adaptation, variability and evolution in the Future Internet
  • Verification, validation, trust and testing for IoS, IoT and IoC
  • IoS, IoT, IoC personalization, mobility and context awareness




  • Dieter Fensel | STI Innsbruck, AT


  • Internet of Services, Things and Content: Arne.J.Berre | SINTEF, NO
  • Network Architecture and Protocols: Kurt Tutschku | University of Vienna, AT
  • Semantic Technologies: Asun Gomez-Perez | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES



All submissions will be subject to peer review by at least three members of the Technical Program Committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation.
For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference to present the paper.

The proceedings of FIS2010 will be published as by Springer Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS). The published papers will be indexed by IEEE Xplore (pending request).

Submission Details

Papers have to be submitted electronically through the Easychair system:
Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 10 pages, font Times 11pt. Authors are required to follow the LNCS Style. (For more information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) please click here.) The first page should contain the title of the paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an abstract (100-150 words) and a list of keywords. Submissions should describe original research.

Papers accepted for presentation at FIS2010 cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work. Over length or late submissions will be rejected without review.
Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 28, 2010
Submission deadline: May 18, 2010 (*extended*)
Notification of authors: June 28, 2010 (*extended*)
Submission of camera ready papers: July 10, 2010

PC Members

Track Chair:
Asun Gomez-Perez | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
Track Program Committee:
Karl Aberer | EPFL, DE
Oscar Corcho | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
David de Roure | University of Southampton, UK
Manolis Koubarakis | University of Athens, GR
Kirk Martines | University of Southampton, UK
Norman Paton | University of Manchester, UK
Terry Payne | University of Liverpool, UK
Kai-Uwe Sattler | Ilmenau University of Technology, DE
Steffen Staab | University of Koblenz, DE
Rudi Studer | University of Karlsruhe, DE
York Sure | Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, DE

Track Chair:
Arne.J.Berre | SINTEF, NO
Track Program Committee:
Manuel Carro | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR
Luciano Baresi | Politecnico di Milano, IT
Josef Noll | University of Oslo/UNIK, NO
Petros Daras | CERT/ITI, GR
Werner Kuhn | University of Muenster, de
Ovidiu Vermesan | SINTEF, NO
Franck Bariber | University of Pau, FR
Mike Surridge | University of Southampton/ITI, UK
Noël Plouzeau | University of Rennes, IRISA/INRIA, FR
Theodore Zahariadis | Synelixis Solutions Ltd, GR

Track Chair:
Kurt Tutschku | University of Vienna, AT
Track Program Committee:
Augusto Casaca | Instituto Superior Técnico, PT
Markus Fiedler | Blekinge Institute Of Technology, SE
Hermann de Meer | University of Passau, DE
George Stamoulis | Athens University of Economics and Business, GR
Rahim Tafazolli | University of Surrey, UK
Bernhard Plattner | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH
Burkhard Stiller | University of Zurich, CH
Wolfgang Kellerer | DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe, DE
Igor Margasinski | Warsaw University of Technology, PO
Timur Friedman | UPMC Paris Universitas, FR
Amund Kvalbein | Simula Research Laboratory, NO

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