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New Paradigms and Experimental Facilities
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  • 1. Internet Science fabrizio.sestini@ec.europa.eu New Paradigms and Experimental Facilities European Commission DG Information Society and Media ••• 1"The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission"
  • 2. EU ICT research 2006/2013 in Future Internet Approx. budget: 2 billion euro FI PPP The Future Internet experimentally-driven research 1.5 Networked 1.3 Internet of 1.4 Trustworthy Internet 1.6 Experimental facility and Media & 3D Internet Things 1.2 Internet of SW & Service 1.1 The Network of the Future ••• 2F. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 3. but Internet is not just about technology... • Economic transformation – Productivity gains in standard businesses – New businesses/SMEs, new advertisement paradigms, energy grids – New economic models (skype, google, apple, cloud, …) • Social expansion – Ubiquitous access to information (copyrighted or free: wikipedias, googlemaps, ...) – Online social networking (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, ...) – Personal expression (Youtube, Flickr, …) • Psychological change – Internet time (affecting workstyles and lifestyles) – Globalisation, multilinguality, AR – Online Trust • Legal Impact – Redefinition of Privacy and Identity – Copyrights in the digital era ••• 3 – CybercrimeF. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 4. two questions… • the present Internet: was it … planned? or just serendipitous? • the future Internet: what will it look like? ••• 4F. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 5. Future Internet scenarios(Oxford Internet Institute Study on Technological, Social and Economic aspects of FI) distributed Universal Wiki: (user-gen. knowledge) P2P, free content Individuals/business blogs people/society social nets e-democracy Big Brother: commercial services entertainment (e.g. IPTV) DRM-heavy apolitical centrally controlled ••• 5F. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 6. Technological and Policy choices have Social and Economic impacts Universal Wiki Big Brother Internet Current architecture Vertically integrated infrastructure ad hoc/mesh, user driven specialized nets Interoperability NGN or "clean slate“ for Technological Distributed control streaming developments Generalized wiki Walled gardens Privacy / identity more than Strong Security, Security and Privacy security proprietary Online Reputation Light / no IPR protection Policy Transparency Strong IPR protection Competing closed standards may Open or Open source standards Standards Multi-cultural support prevail National customisation Network Neutrality Key, to enforce Just a burden Findings from the MIT workshopF. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 7. Understanding links between technological issues and socio-economic impacts distributed mesh/multi-hop Individuals / business centralised control, cloudsPeople / society end-to-end principle NGN identity privacy security trust/reputation environmental monitoring sensors/IoT customer control P2P IPR open standards proprietary systems ••• 7 F. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 8. multidisciplinary approach • Why multidisciplinarity: – to understand socio-economic impacts of technology – to design networks capable of sustaining positive social developments • Towards an “Internet Science” – An holistic approach based on scientific and humanistic disciplines • networking, computing, telecommunications, complex systems, security, trust and identity, privacy, sociology, psychology, energy, user interfaces, law, anthropology, economics, knowledge management, … – creating an “internet scientist” profile • The “architects” of the future internetF. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 9. What competences does an architect need tecnology / sociology infrastructures Life and Social Sciences policy / art economyF. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 10. Internet Science - first step Network of Excellence – 5 M€ budget ICT objective 1.6d - Call 7 - deadline 18/1/11 Web forum http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fire/internet-science_en.html Related actions http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fire/future-internet-and-society_en.html Oxford Internet Institute Study on Interrelations between Technological, Social and economic aspects of the future internet Paradiso 2 accompanying measure Workshops: FIREWeek Ghent, 15 December 2010 … ••• 10F. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 11. towards an NoE in Internet Science - open issues • Effectively involving human sciences – Also in the “driving seats” of the multidisciplinary governing/advisory board • Define target application areas – e-democracy, energy, environment, modelling, etc. • Ensure discipline and EU coverage – networking, computing, telecommunications – complex systems, game theory, physics – software, services, security – sociology, ethnology, anthropology, philosophy, ethics – trust, privacy, laws, economics, governance – psychology, perception, user interfaces, art – knowledge management, semantics – …F. Sestini 4/10/2010
  • 12. towards an NoE in Internet Science /2• Types of activities to be supported: – Multidisciplinary workshops / publications – Schools (in thematic multidisciplinary areas) – Researcher exchanges (between different disciplines and sites) – Contests / open calls on specific topics – Roadmapping, definition of multidisciplinary areas – Creation/recognition of new Curricula / Scientist profiles – Your ideas …F. Sestini 4/10/2010

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