Future of the Internet: Bled, Slovenia, 28 March 08

Here is a call for participation in a conference, entitled ‘The Future of the Internet’ ( see: http://www.fi-bled.eu/programme.php) scheduled for the 31st of March 2008, which is organized by the Slovenian Presidency with the support of the European Commission – DG Information Society and Media. Among others, I will be speaking. The call notes:

‘The internet underwent far-reaching changes and became today a critical infrastructure for economy and society. Todays’ 1 billion users will soon be joined by 3 billion more when mobile devices will make use of
a fully pervasive wireless Internet infrastructure, anywhere, anytime.

This open conference identifies the long term societal and economic trends of future on-line societies, how they will impact the underlying network and service technologies and how they subsequently drive research and technology requirements towards a “Future Internet”, hence defining future actions at European level in a domain that has now become a global issue, with bold initiatives started in the US and in Asia.

The conference will assemble European and international key speakers and bring together more than 40 EU research projects instrumental in defining the Future of the Internet.’

Comments are most welcome