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Future Content Networks

What is the Future Content Networks group?

The Future Content Networks (FCN) cluster is probably the only one that constantly participates and contributes to all Future Internet Assembly (FIA) meetings that have been taken place so far. It was created just before the first FIA event (Bled, Slovenia, March 2008 - with the name “Content creation & Media delivery” cluster) having as main aim to highlight the impact that both media and networks (networked media) may have on a Future Internet environment. The initiator and leader of this group is Mr. Isidro Laso (D2 unit). For this first FIA meeting the group prepared and published the issues paper: “The Future Internet: A Content Creation and Media Delivery Perspective” (available online at: http://www.future-internet.eu/fileadmin/documents/bled_documents/Content_BO_session_2issue_paper.pdf.

After this meeting and the high impact it had to FIA participants, the group was renamed to FCN, adding new members and aiming at defining the characteristics of the Future Media Internet (FMI), always seeing at both perspectives: Media & Network. A second position paper was produced for FIA Madrid with the FMI orientation (Madrid, Spain, December 2008): “Future Content Networks, Position Paper”(presentation available online at: http://www.future-internet.eu/fileadmin/documents/madrid_documents/FCN/04-Theodore-Zahariadis.pdf. It should be noted that the FCN session in FIA Madrid was voted by the NSF representatives as the most successful one.

The FCN cluster continued its discussions for FIA Prague by closely monitoring the relevant research trends word-wide along with the research priorities of the participating EU funded projects. Other 2 documents were produced: a) “Future Content Network Scenarios", where FI usage scenarios and research challenges were identified and categorised into four major categories: Business-Incremental (BUS-INC), Business-Visionary (BUS-VIS), Citizen-Incremental (CIT-INC) and Citizen-Visionary (CIT-VIS), and b) “Why do we need a Content-Centric Internet”, where forward looking proposals towards content-centric Internet architectures were sketched. Prior to this meeting members of the FCN cluster participated in the preparation of the following publication: "Future Internet and NGN Design requirements and principles for a Future Media and 3D Internet" (ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/ict/docs/netmedia/20090220-fid-rp-3-dg_en.pdf)

For the next FIA event (Stockholm, Sweden, November 2009), the CA nextMEDIA (www.fi-nextmedia.eu/) took the responsibility of organising the FCN meetings at FIA events (the FIA caretakers remain the same). In FIA Stockholm two were the main objectives of the session: a) content-centric networks and b) quality of experience (http://www.future-internet.eu/home/future-internet-assembly/stockholm-november-2009/cluster-sessions.html#c198). Moreover, in FIA Stockholm, cross-topic sessions were organised for the first time and FCN members were active contributors of some of them (Different architectures for different business models, Orchestration Across Networks, Services, Things and Content, The question of Discovery and Search in the Future Internet, What does Future Internet mean for enterprise). It should be noted that the FCN session was the most popular one.

After this event, a number of meetings to ensure in FIA networked content is represented, took place and the 1st FCN meeting was organised by nextMEDIA (Brussels, Belgium, January 2010) with the aim of delivering high quality contribution for FIA Valencia (Valencia, Spain, April 2010) to the FCN Session and to the different BO sessions so as:

—  to identify new goals for the upcoming FIA workshops,

—  to contribute/participate to the different FIA Break-Out sessions,

—  to identify/propose new horizontal sessions that might be of interest for the FIA attendees

In FIA Valencia, the FCN group invited Prof. Van Jacobson to give the keynote speech at the plenary session (Content-Centric Networking). Also, members of the FCN group were either the organisers or speakers of different cross-topic sessions (FI Reference model, Which concrete results are already available, with evidence that it could work?, How to move white papers and ideas to standardisation?, What can Future Internet mean for Smart Health?, Search in the FI: SME and Citizens Perspectives).

Moreover, the paper “Towards a Content Centric Internet” by members of the FCN cluster, (Towards the Future Internet - Emerging Trends from European Research, IOS Press, ISBN 978-1-60750-539-6, pp. 227-236, Apr 2010), which was submitted for in FIA Valencia book was accepted as one of the 4 best papers. It was presented it at the plenary session.

Members if the FCN group

Number

Project Name

Number

Project Name

Number

Project Name

Number

Project Name

1

nextMEDIA

8

TA2

16

OCEAN

23

Mobithin

2

2020 3D Media

9

COAST

17

OPTIMIX

24

NapaWine

3

FutureNEM

10

COMET

18

Emanics

25

COIN

4

ADAMANTIUM

11

ENVISION

19

PlayMancer

26

PHAROS

5

CHORUS+

12

ALICANTE

20

4WARD

27

EIFFEL

6

P2P-NEXT

13

3DLIFE

21

Content

28

iSURF

7

PetaMedia

14

I-SEARCH

22

SEA

29

E3

 

 

15

NAPA-WINE

 

 

 

 

nextMEDIA organized meetings:

1st meeting of the FCN:

  • Minutes

Brussels meeting Jan 20th 2010

2nd meeting of the FCN:

NEW!!

Introduction: FIA ghent plans of the FCN group

FIA Valencia results

 

Comments (1)
1 Sunday, 13 June 2010 08:59
Yousra Sabry
Dear Sir/Madam,
I’m Yousra Sabry, Consultant in Research & Innovation Department in ITIDA – Egypt (http://www.itida.gov.eg/En/Pages/home.aspx). I had the opportunity to check the portal of Future Internet and your website and I’m really interested to join the FCN group hope its not too late. Its really a very effective idea for connecting all interested parties together. Looking forward to hear from you.
Many Thanks,
yousra

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