Eurescom mess@ge 1/2008
The Future Internet
The need to address the shortcomings of the current Internet is
becoming ever more important, as the Internet is out-growing its original
design. The new issue of Eurescom mess@ge presents selected views of
European experts on challenges, requirements, and opportunities of the
The Future Internet - Challenges and initiatives
In the last three decades, the Internet has developed from an arcane
network for scientists into the global hub for information and
communication, permeating all areas of public and private life. the need
has arisen to review the architecture of the Internet in order to
address its current problems and make it viable for the future.
towards the Future Internet
As part of the preparatory process leading to the definition of the ICT
activities of the 7th Framework Programme of R&D, the European
Commission took steps towards the creation of a Future-of-the-Internet
Think Tank, which was tasked to provide a position paper that could help
framing future co-ordinated actions at EU level.
Shaping the Future Networked Society
Among the new projects funded by the EU is EIFFEL, a Support Action that
aims to facilitate a high-level think-tank and encourage a collaborative
R&D approach of European stakeholders from industry, public
institutions, and academia towards the Future Networked Society.
Architecting the Future Internet
The Internet is out-growing its original design. Evidence for this is
widespread and the problem is affecting all the various stakeholders in
different ways. It is now the right time to develop a new design that is
cognisant of the competing technical, economic and social demands that
must be met by the global information network.
France Telecom - A possible vision of the Future Internet
Our societies and culture are inevitably becoming digital. Sooner or
later, all human activities will evolve towards their digital era. This
concerns all fields of our lives: health, transport, knowledge, culture,
and more. After a first euphoric phase in the late 1990s, the time has
come to question the basic principles of the Internet, designed more
than 30 years ago to transmit data in an unreliable environment.
Telenor - Where should the Internet be heading?
We should join forces for bringing the Internet to the next level. This
should include solutions working across domains supporting
always-in-touch and seamless services over a fully automated network
that enables plug-and-play.
Interview with online media expert Philippe Martineau
Content will be an important factor for the shaping of the Future
Internet. The question is only, which content and which media will drive
tomorrow’s online world. Eurescom mess@ge editor Milon Gupta asked
online media expert Philippe Martineau about his vision.