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As Future Internet research is considered as a global research challenge, the related activity is naturally opened to international co-operation. The default approach is bottom up "win-win", meaning that it is left to European industrial and research partners to identify the third country partners with which there are mutual benefits to cooperation. In some cases, targeted regions may be identified when there is common interest identified in advance to the calls. At this stage, Future Internet collaboration opportunities have been identified with the US (NSF- GENI, NeTSe actions), Japan (NICT- Akari programme), and Brazil.
More recent discussions suggest that tighter links with Canada may also be of mutual interest.
Research on Future Internet in Europe is supported by the ICT Thematic Priority of the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The current ICT program covers the time span 2007-2013. The ICT Work Program that details the topics of specific calls is updated by the Commission services in agreement with the EU Member States every two years. The currently active work program covers the period 2011-2012 and a last one year update covering year 2013 will be published in 2012. The first call for research projects (Call 7) under the current work programme (2011-2012) was opened in July with a submission date of 18 January 2011. The following research call (Call 8) will be opened mid 2011 with a proposal submission deadline of 17 January 2012. These two calls are those that include the bulk of the European research activity labeled under the "Future Internet" umbrella.
The most relevant Call for Future Internet technologies will be part of the newly adopted ICT work programme 2011/12 Call 8, which is planned for opening on 26 July 2011.
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The Canada-EU Future Internet Workshop 2011 will bring together European Union (EU) and Canadian researchers and companies to explore opportunities to directly interact, to be updated on the respective research statuses, and to explore areas of mutual interest. The event is designed to address industry interests and to provide interested Canadian partners with an opportunity to participate in EU research related to the Future Internet. It will also provide a basis for the exploration of longer term joint research avenues and processes.
The major objective this event is to explore prospects for deeper exchange and collaboration between the Canadian and European research communities in the area of "Future Internet (FI)" in Europe.
Participants will be introduced to a set of collaborative research activities and projects currently running (or planned to run) in Canada and under the European 7th Framework and will have an opportunity to present their project ideas, discuss potential collaboration, and get the newest information about the ICT theme of FP7, as well as, meet and establish essential contacts to optimize their chances of success in the next calls of FP7.
In addition, the Plenary Sessions will provide important information on Canadian and European visions and research strategies related to the Future Internet and the Digital Economy.
Are you looking for new ideas, opportunities, and planning for the future? Are you interested in identifying areas of mutual interest for the purposes of exploring research collaborations?
Would you like the opportunity to interact with Canadian and European researchers and company representatives to learn more about the nature of their research and the opportunities you might mutually explore?
Would you like to understand more about global research challenges, issues and trends facing the ICT industry?
Do you represent a government or other organization that can provide support for research collaboration between Canadian and European partners?
The Canada-EU Future Internet Workshop 2011 will feature up to 40 companies and researchers presenting their projects in the areas of:
Plenary Sessions: The project presentations will be complemented with plenary sessions that will provide important information on such topics as Canadian and European visions and research strategies related to the Future Internet and the Digital Economy.
Networking Opportunities: Networking opportunities will be provided throughout the event and will be capped off with a special Networking/Information Session designed to provide valuable information on how you can get involved, supporting programs and organizations, and the opportunity to connect directly with other participants to explore potential opportunities. Those who have registered to attend the event will have the opportunity to arrange for meetings with presenters and key stakeholders prior to the event using the Make a Meeting function on the workshop website.