Innovation Forum on Future Internet Technologies and Services (NET-FIT)
Forum Telecom, Lisbon, February 23, 2010
Objectives of the Forum:
The goal of the Thematic Network “Innovation Network for Future Internet Technologies and Services (NET-FIT)” is to gather the expertise of Portuguese research centers, private companies and government agencies in order to place Portugal at the forefront of innovation in key technologies and services for the Future Internet.
The relevance of the Internet for our economy, employment and day-to-day affairs of our citizens is now undisputed. In the future, the global network shall integrate not only a fiber optical backbone, wireless access points and large information systems, but also social networks, intelligent objects, sensor-based cyber-physical systems and communication-enabled vehicles.
To maximize the benefits of these new generation networks, NET-FIT shall promote an inter-disciplinary approach, in which engineers, scientists, economists or psychologists can collaborate actively towards the development of new equipment, software architectures and practical applications. Sensitive to the risks of info-exclusion, these technologies should generate new products, services and business opportunities for all kinds of users.
For this purpose, NET-FIT relies on the ongoing research projects and graduate education courses supported since 2006 by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia under the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program. More than 100 researchers and about 150 graduate students are currently involved in the activities sponsored by this public-private partnership. It is our goal to continue attracting talented students and researchers from all over the world, thus gathering the necessary critical mass and ensuring high-impact contributions to science, technology and economic development.
Thematic events shall be organized on a yearly basis at participating institutions to exchange information about research outcomes and technology transfer activities. The thematic network shall also publish new materials for researcher, decision makers and the general public.
09:00-09:30 Check-in, Morning Coffee and Networking
09:30-09:40 Opening Session
Alfredo Baptista, CTO, Portugal Telecom
Manuel Heitor, State Secretary of Science, Technology and Higher Education
09:40-10:00 Guest Presentation
Franco Accordino, Direction “Emerging Technologies & Infrastructures”,
DGINSO, European Commission
10:00-11:00 Roundtable Discussion I – Future Internet Technologies
João Barros (moderator), National Director, Carnegie Mellon | Portugal program
Luis Caires, CITI, FCTUNL
António Vidigal, CEO, EDP Inovação
João Marques, Nokia Siemens Networks, Portugal
Pedro Veiga, Director, FCCN
Rui L. Aguiar, IT, Universidade de Aveiro
11:00-11:40 Coffee Break with Poster and Demo Session
Collaborative Research Projects of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program and Portuguese participation in the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission
11:40-12:40 Roundtable Discussion II – Future Internet Services
Luis Magalhães (moderator), President, UMIC
Alcino Lavrador, CEO, PT Inovação
J. Basílio Simões, CEO, ISA
Pedro Veiga, Director, FCCN
Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon
Pedro Ferreira, IST/UTL
12:40-13:00 Closing Remarks
Jared Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon University
Carlos Alves Duarte, Board Member of Portugal Telecom
José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education (*)
(*) To be confirmed.
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