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FORWARD future threats panel at EC2ND 2008

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The European Conference on Computer Network Defense (EC2ND) is an annual conference bringing together academia and industry to discuss topics in network and systems security. This year it was held at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. The programme included a panel organised by FORWARD, where possible future threats on global ICT infrastructure were discussed. The panel constituted of members from all FORWARD working groups (WGs), and was headed by Sotiris Ioannidis.


Future Internet Assembly trip report

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

This post is a summary of the Future Internet Assembly (FIA), held 9 and 10 December 2008 in Madrid.

The goal of FIA (as stated in their site) is to permit open interactions and cross-fertilization across technical domains, reaching out to whoever has talent. FIA works towards:

  • Common deliverables creating value for the projects concerned
  • Joint strategic research agenda regarding common actions and requirements
  • Developing a consolidated calendar of events aiming at avoiding fragmentation of efforts

The Madrid event consisted of roughly four session. The first session contained discussed the national research in various countries. Then came two parallel track sessions. The first one with with three tracks, the second one with four. Report of the activity in the seven parallel tracks made up the last session. The session agendas and the position papers are available online.