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CONTESTS

Win a Netbook by providing the most thought-provoking presentation for the FI Roadmap!

We are seeking to identify areas of research not currently addressed by the roadmap and are soliciting short contributions on areas for high impact research that should be included in the roadmap.

Contributions of no more than two pages in Word (.doc or .docx) format should be sent to session organiser, , by 30th September 2011.

They should address:

1. The proposed area of research to be include in the research roadmap,
2. The impact that the proposed research will have (i.e. the benefit, the problem solved, the opportunity enabled),
3. The underpinning technologies and research ideas that would be the starting point for the research.

Selected contributions will be invited to make a short presentation (5 min.) at the Roadmapping session at FIA Poznan and will be asked to participate in the subsequent discussion panel.  Furthermore, a netbook computer will be awarded to the presenter of the most interesting and thought provoking idea. The winner of the prize will be selected by members of the working group present at FIA Poznan.

Nick Wainwright (Chair, FIA Research Roadmap Working Group)




Win a registration fee and slot in the final plenary to present a set of the best diagrams depicting the entire FI Ecosystem!


Are you feeling artistic? In this edition of the newsletter, a contest is being run…

As described in the "What is FIA" document, there are two types of results and activities related to the Future Internet Assembly (FIA):

1. Results and activities related to Future Internet's (FI's) concertation, processes and promotion;
2. Results and activities related to the definition(s), technical challenges, developments, progress and unification in FI.

While we are all well aware of (some of the) the individual elements of the Future Internet (FI) landscape in the EU to which we participate, there currently is no individual diagram(s) pulling all of them together showing interconnections and how they inter-relate to one another.

Therefore, a contest is being run via the FIA newsletter for those that are artistically inclined to generate a comprehensive set of diagrams showing as many or all of the elements EU related Future Internet landscape components and indicating how they inter-relate with one another including programs, initiatives, platforms, events and other elements of interest (some individual examples are given below). The diagrams should clearly differentiate between the two types of results and activities as follows yet show their integration points.

1. FIA and related initiatives/activities related to FI's concertation, processes and promotion;
2.FIA and related initiatives/activities related to definition(s), technical challenges, developments, progress and unification in FI.

Deadline
The entries will be accepted up to close of business on 30th September 2011. Please email your entries to . The entries will be judged by the Steering committee of FIA and the winner will be notified by close of business on 7th October 2011.

The prize
The winner will receive a free registration to FIA Poznan on 25-26th October 2011 and the opportunity to present their diagram in the closing plenary of FIA Poznan.

Examples of the types of elements that could be covered in the diagrams, if relevant, could include the following (not exhaustive):
• FIA and it's components (FIA roadmapping, FIArch, WGs, Portal,...)
Future Internet PPP
• European Commission, especiallyDG-INFSO and their FI related projects
Digital Agenda: European European research behind the Future Internet
EU Social Networks and EU Research & Innovation Programmes/steering group on EU Competitiveness on the Web
Future of the Internet site
Future Internet Support Actions (FISA)
• Future Media Internet Architecture - Think Tank
• FIF (and ceFIMS)
EX-FI, FIRA and/or the new entity being called EFIA Consultation group (NESSI, NEM, Net!Works)
• Annual FI related events eg. bi - annual Future Internet Conference weeks (incl. FIA); European Summit of the Future Internet, Luxembourg; PARADISO2 conference 7-9 Sept. 2011; FIS 2011: 4th Future Internet Symposium will take place in Vienna, Austria from 8th to 9th of November, 2011.




The Future Internet Award


The FI Award, supported and organised by the ceFIMS Coordination Action, is an opportunity for European national and regional Future Internet initiatives to promote their work. Initiatives can take the form of innovative products and services that will shape the Future Internet. The Award is presented every six months to the initiative adjudged to have the greatest potential to advance the Future Internet and which provides an exemplar for innovate products/services.The closing date for receipt of completed entry forms is Friday 16th September 2011. The entry form is available for download. Completed entry forms should be sent to .
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