Palermo – September 18-20, 2017

Over the past decade, the Internet evolution has been characterized by the proliferation of mobile smartphones as dominant devices for accessing the network, and by the impressive growth of connected objects with sensing and actuation capabilities (the Internet of things) in different application domains, such as mobility, energy management, health, safety, etc. The proliferation of data and connections are creating new opportunities for leveraging knowledge in innovative ways, but also new risks due to the increased interactions between digital and physical entities. This leads to a variety of conflicting requirements and technical challenges for the Future Internet: on one side, it is required to improve the mechanisms for retrieving information objects rather than host-based resources, distributing contents and managing knowledge; on the other side, it is essential to deal with privacy, resource access control and data protection.

This workshop cordially invites researchers to share their latest research insights, and to present key and emerging results on the emerging paradigms for the design of the Future Internet, taking into account the needs of Internet users and the links between technological, social and economic implications.

The workshop will be characterized by an informal and highly interactive atmosphere and will feature invited keynote talks, tutorials, panels, demos, and technical sessions consisting of oral presentations. Invited lectures will be given by leaders in both academia and industry to describe recent research results and controversial but substantiated opinions that may influence the direction of future R&D.
Dedicated tutorial afternoon session will be directed to young researchers and PhD students on one track, and to experienced researchers wishing to know more about ongoing large research projects and initiatives in the field on the other.