Future Internet Symposium: Call for Papers


Future Internet Symposium
FIS 2008

28th-30th September | Vienna, Austria

Important dates

Submission deadline: June 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2008
Camera Ready: July 27, 2008
Conference: September 28-30, 2008

Aims and Scope

With over a billion users, today's Internet is arguably the most  
successful human artifact ever created. The Internet's physical  
infrastructure, software, and content now play an integral part of the  
lives of everyone on the planet, whether they interact with it  
directly or not. Now nearing its fifth decade, the Internet has shown  
remarkable resilience and flexibility in the face of ever increasing  
numbers of users, data volume, and changing usage patterns, but faces  
growing challenges in meetings the needs of our knowledge society.  
Globally, many major initiatives are underway to address the need for  
more scientific research, physical infrastructure investment, better  
education, and better utilisation of the Internet. Japan, USA and  
Europe are investing heavily in this area.  EU is shaping around the  
idea of the Future Internet its research programmes for the Seventh  
Framework. EU commissioners, national government ministers, industry  
leaders and researchers did meet in Bled, Slovenia, this March to  
begin developing a vision of a future internet that will meet Europe's  
needs a decade from now, and beyond.

A broad programme of scientific research is essential to supporting  
the aims of the Future Internet initiative. To complement the agenda- 
setting activity emerging from the Bled conference, the Future  
Internet Symposium (FIS 2008) is a new open international event  
designed to bring together leading researchers to collaborate and  
contribute to the science behind the vision. Like the EU's Future  
Internet initiative, it will be multidisciplinary and seek to  
integrate research and researchers from all facets of the internet  
enterprise.  FIS 2008 will deal with the main requirements our Future  
Internet must satisfy: an Internet of Things, where every electronic  
device will be an active participant in the network; an Internet of  
Services, where applications live in the network, and data becomes an  
active entity; an Internet of Content & Media, where most of the  
contents are generated by end-users; an Internet of Publicity, Privacy  
and Anonymity, where people and software must understand how much  
trust to extend to others; an Internet of Mobility and Ubiquity, where  
connectivity everywhere is expected, and depended upon. All these  
nascent internets, and the others that we have yet to imagine, require  
further research activity, especially at the interdisciplinary  
boundaries where opportunities lie and problems lurk.


The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers  
in all the areas of research related to the emerging idea of the  
future internet. The symposium will pay special attention to works  
that cross the boundaries of the major topics related to the idea of  
the Internet of the Future, such as "Software and Services",   
"Networks and Mobility",  and "Content & Media". FIS 2008 will also  
put the emphasis on works that address issues that are "cross-cutting"  
such topics, such as security, trust, interoperability, reliability,  
infrastructures and architectures, experimental facilities, networks,  
service level agreements (SLAs), and semantics.

All submissions will be subject to peer review by at least two members  
of the program committee. Selection criteria include overall  
contribution to the future internet, accuracy and originality of  
ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of  
presentation. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required  
to attend the conference to present the paper.

Submission details:
Details for Papers have to be submitted electronically at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fis08 
.  Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 10  
pages, font Times 11pt. Authors are requested to follow the LNCS  
Style. The first page should contain the title of the paper, names and  
addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an abstract (100-150  
words) and a list of keywords.

Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for  
presentation at FIS 2008 cannot be presented or have been presented at  
another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers  
that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on  
the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with  
previously published work. Over lengthy or late submissions will be  
rejected without review. Notification of receipt and acceptance of  
papers will be sent to the first author.

Proceedings: The plan is to publish the proceedings by Springer-Verlag  
in their Lecture Notes on Computer Science series.

Language: The official language of the conference is English.

Location: FIS 2008 will be held in Vienna, Austria. More information  
on the specific location will soon be available at the conference web  

Organizing Committee:

Chair: John Domingue | The Open University

Programme co-Chairs:
Dieter Fensel | STI Innsbruck
Paolo Traverso | FBK Center for Information Technology IRST

Tutorial Chair: Claudia Guglielmina | TXT e-solutions
Workshop Chair: Elena Simperl | STI Innsbruck
Demo and Poster Chair: Anna V. Zhdanova | FTW
Sponsor Chair: Alexander Wahler | STI International
Industrial Liaison: John Davies | BT
Publicity Chair: Lejla Halilovic | STI  International
Local Organisation: Eva Zelechowski | STI International

Registration:  The registration information will soon be available on  
the conference web site: http://www.fis2008.org/

Prof. John Domingue,
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 7AA

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an  
exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland  
(SC 038302).

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