Workshop on
Upgrading ICT Excellence by Strengthening Cooperation Between Research Teams in an Enlarged Europe


2-3 September 2011

The UNITE Scientific Workshop is organized within the frame of  S3T 2011 Conference and is devoted to the EU-FP7 UNITE project: UpgradiNg ICT excellence by strengthening cooperationbetween research Teams in an enlarged Europe.
UNITE is an EU-FP7 coordination support action with available funding to increase the level of excellence of ICT research across an Enlarged Europe, in the ICT Challenge 1 theme“Pervasive and Trustworthy Network and Service Infrastructures”, focusing on Enterprise Interoperability(EI), Enterprise Software Applications (ESA), and the novel research domains of the “Future of theInternet”by promoting active secondment to research teams and strengthening cooperation in the research domains of the "Future of the Internet".

Scientific Program Committee:
Roumen Nikolov, Bulgaria
Darina Dicheva, USA
Ricardo Goncalves, Portugal
Guy Doumeingts, France
Borka Jerman-Blazic, Slovenia
Aurelian Mihai Stanescu, Romania
Kamelia Stefanova, Bulgaria

Organizing Committee:
Carlos Agostinho, Portugal
Dorina Kabakchieva, Bulgaria
Cathy Lieu, France
Tomaz Klobucar, Slovenia
Mihnea Alexandru Moisescu, Romania
Stanimira Yordanova, Bulgaria
Maria João Lopes, Portugal

Workshop Objectives:

  • To identify and discuss the advanced research topics within the Future Internet (FI) domains:
    • Internet of Services (IoS),
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Other areas from the Future of Internet (oFI) - Network of the future, 3D and Media Internet, Trustworthy ICT;
  • To present best practices and successful research methodologies in the Future Internet area;
  • To meet experienced researchers and learn from their scientific, research and organizational insights;
  • To establish collaborations for future research projects;
  • To establish relationships for networking and synergies with other European research projects and teams in the field of Future Internet;
  • To present the opportunities for receiving research grants from the UNITE project in the Future Internet area.

Workshop Format: The workshop will feature a series of invited presentations and a round table discussion “Innovative FI research areas and Future ICT calls cooperation“. The presentations include:

Conference plenary session - 02.09.2011.

Cairhperson: Ricardo Goncalves
16:30-16:40 Roumen Nikolov
Future of Internet-Challenges for Bulgaria and Balkans

Sergio Gusmeroli
Future Internet Services for Enterprises: achievements and challenges

17:00-17:20 Guy Doumeingts
VLAB-The role and support challenges for FINES

Ricardo Goncalves
The Future Internet Enterprise Systems for Open Interoperability

17:30-17:40 Kamelia Stefanova
UNITE – Main activities and research mobility opportunities in FI field

Tayyab Shamsi
Round Table "Innovative FI research areas and Future ICT calls cooperation"

  • Internet of the Future "Vision and Research Challenges" - objectives and key findings.
  • Future Internet ongoing research initiatives - FI PPP 2010 phase. Second and Third phase of FI PPP future calls for new research initiatives.
  • Focus on the ICT challenge 1 call 8 for the following objectives:
    • ICT - 2011.1.1 Future Networks; Call FP7 - ICT - 2011.8;
    • ICT - 2011.1.2 Cloud computing "Internet of Services and advanced software Engineering";
    • Call FP7 - ICT - 2011.8;
    • ICT - 2011.1.4 Trustworthy ICT; Call FP7 - ICT - 2011.8;
    • ICT - 2011.1.6 FIRE; Call FP7 - ICT - 2011.8

Scientific Workshop agenda - 03.09.2011

Chairperson: Kamelia Stefanova

Tayyab Shamsi
Round Table "Innovative FI research areas and Future ICT calls cooperation"

    PROPOSAL CLINIC" activities - to stimulate and help the academic institutions, public administration, industry (ICT and manufacturing SMEs) and other companies to launch innovative research proposals. Conference participants are invited to present their proposal ideas for discussion and quick check-up.
12:20-12:30 Ricardo Goncalves
Conclusions and future steps for collaborations

fp7 EU

Important Dates:

May 04, 2011

Extended May 16, 2011 Submission deadline

June 12, 2011

Notification of Acceptance

July 01, 2011

Camera Ready Papers

July 05, 2011

Early Registration

July 25,2011