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What is the European Future Internet Assembly

The European Future Internet Assembly is a collaboration between projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. In particular, they have identified the urgent necessity to redesign the Internet, taking a broad multidisciplinary approach, to meet European societal and commercial ambitions.

At the moment, the European Future Internet Assembly brings together more than 100 research projects that are part of Challenge 1 of the ICT programme of FP7. These projects are advancing the state of the art in

  • Objective 1.1 The network of the future
  • Objective 1.2 Internet of Services, software and virtualisation
  • Objective 1.3 Internet of Things and Enterprise environments
  • Objective 1.4 Trustworthy ICT
  • Objective 1.5 Networked Media and 3D Internet
  • Objective 1.6 Future Internet experimental facility and experimentally driven research

More information about the future internet and the Future Internet Assembly is available on

The organisation and purpose of the FIA is described thoroughly in 'What is FIA' .


The following meetings have taken place:


Participating Projects

The following projects from Challenge 1.2 are participating in the Future Internet Assembly:

  • NoE : S-CUBE
  • Support Actions : MOSQUITO, NESSI 2010, SERVICE WEB 3.0, SOFI

Shape next FIA:

If you want to propose topics for parallel workshops during the next FIA and become part of the Programme Committee please send your ideas to

FIA Book

All the FIA projects are encouraged to submit at least one article to the FIA Book, see 2009 Book , 2010 Book and 2011 Book .
This yearly book aims at publishing high quality papers in all areas of research related to the Future Internet. In particular, papers addressing cross-domain topics of the main thematic areas of the FIA, such as networking architectures, content networks, services and applications, interactions with the real world, as well as integral areas such as socio-economics, trust and identity, experimental research and large-scale testbeds. Call for contributions for the next book will happen soon.

Future Internet Reference Architecture

Another activity in the context of the FIA is the definition of a common set of architectural design principles and a reference architecture of the Future Internet that can guide and unify key technology developments in the future.

All information about this activity is available here .

Standardisation, International cooperation and Roadmapping for FP8

In the near future, activities will start related to standardisation, international cooperation and roadmapping of future research in the context of the Future Internet. Information is available here . , the webportal of the Future Internet Assembly

The Future Internet portal is there for you and your project. It will support you at its best as a tool for your dissemination activities, your engagement in the Future Internet Assembly and depending on further suggestions from the community on further activities, such as relations with national activities, standardisation, the Future Internet PPP, etc. One of the editors of the portal is Lyndon Nixon from the support action SOFI. He will contact you regularly to ask for your input, but if you have news or project results that should become visible on the portal, don't hesitate to ask Lyndon Nixon (and then a form to reach him, his email is '')

Phone conference and Wiki

While preparing for the various meetings, the Objective 1.2 projects have had regular phone conferences and they have set up a wiki at . Here you can see any particular action relevant for you.

Relationship units, objectives, cross-cutting working groups

The following picture shows the relationship between the units of DG Infso, the Objectives of Challenge 1, the projects, the cross-cutting Future Internet Assembly Working Groups and the overall theme: the Future Internet.

The Future Internet Assembly and the Collaboration Working Groups

Within Challenge 1.2, projects are collaborating through Collaboration Working Groups. Information about these groups can be found on .

Collaboration working groups can work on a topic of common interest that leads to an improved sharing and understanding and ultimately to an improved impact of the results of the participating projects. In particular it is encouraged that the collaboration working groups will contribute to the Future Internet Assembly. So projects can contribute directly to the Future Internet Assembly, or indirectly through the Collaboration Working Groups.

The representative of the Objective 1.2 projects in the Future Internet Assembly organising committee is:

Please contact him if your project or collaboration working group can contribute to any of the cross-cutting issues.
For more general issues please contact Anne-Marie Sassen .

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