The 4th Future Internet Symposium was co-located with the COIN Final Conference in Vienna on the 8th and 9th November, 2011.
The Future Internet Symposium 2011, which was an intermediate event and should bridge the future alignment of the FIS with European Future Internet Assembly,was realized in Vienna on the 8th and 9th November, 2011. The Future Internet Symposium 2011 was also co-located with the COIN Final Conference. The aims of final conference of COIN Project in which LODER (Logistics Association of Turkey) is a partner, were to share and disseminate the novel concepts and approaches developed within the project, to contribute to a wide scientific recognition of them from the IT scientific community and to identify what the specific trends in this research area will be in coming years.
The sessions of the FIS 2011 / COIN Final Conference were structured as Session 1: “Interoperability and Collaboration IT services for Enterprises” and Session 2: “Interoperability and Collaboration Business Cases for Enterprises”. The FIS speakers of the conference pointed out especially the following subjects: Classification of Future Internet infrastructures for experimentation; Linked Sensor Data 101; OpenLab: an evolution step in future internet research and experimentation and BonFIRE: Building Service test beds on FIRE; G-Lab: From Theoretical Research to Experimentation. During the conference, the scientists and engineers from academia and industry exchanged and discussed their ideas, views and research results on the Future Internet respectively future networks.
Moreover, the COIN Speakers addressed the COIN EI and EC services and platforms and the result of the COIN implementations. Prof. Gulcin Buyukozkan who is the vice chair of LODER and Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES and the consultant of LODER in the COIN project, participated in the sessions as a speaker and provided a presentation on EI/EC Services business case for Logistics Networks. LODER is one of the six different pilots in the project and tests and implements the Enterprise Collaboration (EC) and Enterprise Interoperability (EI) Services developed in COIN Project for the business scenarios defined in logistics sector. The objective of this scenario is to increase the customer services to the highest level by decreasing the logistics costs. In this respect, Arsan presented the LODER pilot cases in the project and their technical and business results after using the COIN System solutions. Arsan especially pointed out the importance of EI services and explained that the most important result in the pilot experiments was that automatic transformation of different legacy formats facilitated the logistics processes by reducing time and decreasing the logistics costs. In terms of using COIN EI Services, the total Human Resources cost decreased by 20-25 % and the error free rate increased by 5%-10% in the process of ‘receive the order’.
Following subjects were also presented and discussed in the COIN Session: ‘Business Process Interoperability Services’ by Cyril Carrez, Research Assistant at at SINTEF ICT; ‘Business Innovation for Next Generation Enterprises’ by Jens Eschenbächer, senior researcher at the BIBA – Bremer Institute for Production and logistics GmbH; ‘Project Management Services for Enterprise Collaboration’ by Kim Jansson, Senior Scientist at VTT Industrial Systems; ‘The COIN Service Platforms Federation’ by Srdjan Komazec, researcher at STI Innsbruck; ‘Discovering potential synergies between research projects and standardisation, the COIN case’ by Piero De Sabbata, scientific coordinator of the XML-Lab structure of ENEA UDA-PMI and FTI; ‘EI SaaS-U Business in the Energy Sector’ by Hannes Suttner, Software Engineer and Architect at ATOS; ‘Semantic Interoperability Services’ by Francesco Taglino, technologist at the Institute for System Analysis and Computer Science; ‘EI/EC Maturity Model and Services’ by Mikel Vergara, R&D Project Leader at TECNALIA Research & Innovation.
“By 2020 enterprise collaboration and interoperability services will become an invisible, pervasive and self-adaptive knowledge and business utility at disposal of the European networked enterprises from any industrial sector and domain in order to rapidly set-up, efficiently manage and effectively operate different forms of business collaborations, from the most traditional supply chains to the most advanced and dynamic business ecosystems.’
The mission of the Coin Sub-Project (www.coin-ip.eu) is linked to the development of an ICT integrated solution (the COIN system) to support the above 2020 vision, starting from notable existing research results in the field of Enterprise Interoperability (EI) and Enterprise Collaboration (EC). COIN in the Enlarged European Union makes available COIN Results for testing and validation to six EEU end-users to study, design and implement Enterprise Collaboration (EC) services close to EEU Member organizations requisites and needs.
For more detail about the event and the presentations, please visit Future Internet Symposium 2011 web site (http://www.fis2011.org/)