1.Keynote: The Future Internet: The Social Nature of Technical Choices: (William Dutton)
SAIL designs technologies for the Networks of the Future and develop techniques to transition from today's networks to such future concepts. SAIL leverages state-of-the-art architectures and technologies, extends them as needed, and integrates them. SAIL uses experimentally-driven research, building prototypes that will validate the advantages in concrete use cases.
N4C is a research project which has developed solutions for basic Internet access in remote regions where it is not simple, cheap or, even, feasible to have Internet in any of the conventional ways that town dwellers have come to expect.
SOCIETIES develops a complete, integrated Community Smart Space (CSS), which extends pervasive systems beyond the individual to dynamic communities of users. CSSs embraces on-line community services, such as social networking in order to offer new and powerful ways of working, communicating and socialising.
Dr Nicole Dewandre (Advisor to the Director General, in charge of the coordination and the promotion of the DAE societal interface, in DG "Information Society and Media", in the European Commission).
In this debate the 3 speakers take opposing viewpoints about the Future of the Internet providing an engaging debate.
Prof. Sally Wyatt - University of Maastricht; Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW).
Prof. Robin Williams - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Jonathan Cave - Economics Department, University of Warwick