Irish Future Internet Forum 2008

Dublin - 29/10/2008

Session 1: Global Perspectives
1.45 - 2.00 Dr. William Donnelly Head of Research and Innovation, Waterford Institute of Technology Introduction
2.00 - 2.45 Dr.-Ing. Rainer Zimmermann Head of Unit, Future Networks, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media
EU R&D perspectives in Future Networks
2.45 - 3.15
Micheal O'Foghlu
Research Director, Telecommunications Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology
Irish experiences of working in this space. Opportunities for Ireland.
3.15 - 4.00 Dr. Ryutaro Kawamura National Institute of Information and Communications Technology,
NWGN (New Generation Network) Research Challenges in Japan
Session 2: Positioning Ireland at the Centre of The Future Internet
4.40 - 5.10 Sam Samuel Executive Director
Bell Labs Ireland and UK
The GENI/NSF view
5.10 - 5.40 David Kennedy Director of Eurescom. Chair of the inter-ETP working group on Future Internet. FIRE, and the inter ETP working group on FI. How Irish industry can link into this vision - opportunities for Irish research
5.40 - 6.00
Dr. John Strassner Chair of the Autonomic Communications Forum How we are linking Irish research to the EU/US FI work, and working with Japan. Opportunities for cooperation across the 3 regions.