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1st Japan EU Symposium on the "New Generation Network" and the "Future Internet"

9 – 10 June 2008, Brussels, Belgium
undefinedCentre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels

preceeded by a welcome cocktail and buffet-style dinner on 8 June 19:00 - 21:30 at undefinedHotel Sofitel Brussels Europe, Room “Paul Henri Spaak I+II”, Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

Co-organised by

  • the Directorate General for Information Society and Media of the European Commission and
  • the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan NiCT

supported by project undefinedFIREWorks

Registration - closed

Participation to the event is open and free of charge. Due to space limitations, registration by 18 May 2008 is mandatory (undefinedprivacy statement).


The major objective this symposium is to explore prospects for deeper exchange and collaboration between the Japanese and European research communities in the area of what is often called "New Generation Network (NWGN)" in Japan and "Future Internet (FI)" in Europe.

This symposium follows the undefinedEU-Japan Co-operation Forum on ICT research, which was held in Tokyo 4 – 5 March 2008. In a session dedicated to the theme of NWGN/FI, a first exchange between leaders of some important research projects took place. It was concluded that on both sides there are similar long term goals in redesigning the internet. Related to experimentation, EU Japan contacts related to the “federation of testbeds” and decentralisation of Planetlab were reinforced. It was concluded that deeper collaboration between the research communities would be of mutual benefit for both sides, in particular as there are certain possibilities for cross participation in respective research programmes.

This symposium can be seen as a direct follow-up: After the opening session with remarks and keynote addresses by high level officials from the European Commission and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, the respective Japan and EU motivations related to the evolution of the Internet, both in terms of research and deployment, will be presented. Follow up parallel sessions have been designed to deepen the understanding of industrial/academic activities on both side and to explore co-operation opportunities. These will be opened by  Japanese and EU moderators introducing the activities in their region. Discussions will be open for interventions from the audience.

The programme of the symposium can be downloaded undefinedhere,