ERCIM/W3C participated actively in the "Internet of Things-Internet of the Future" event which took place in Nice on 6-7 October. More than 800 delegates attended the French European Union Presidency Conference, which was complemented by an exhibition. Previous editions were held in Berlin and Lisbon, in conjunction with the German and Portuguese EU Presidencies. ERCIM/W3C was a sponsor and had a booth and speakers.ERCIM was a sponsor and had a booth and speaker: Alois Ferscha, University of Vienna (AARIT), gave a talk in the session "Architectural issues of the Internet of Things". W3C gave its support to the conference and Philipp Hoschka, W3C Europe Deputy Director, participated in the round table on "Applications and services of the mobile Internet" by presenting the "Web of Things" within the scope of the MobiWeb2.0 EC project.
European Ministers in charge of the Digital Economy also gathered in Nice for the first European ministerial meeting dedicated to the future Internet. The focus was on ultra-high broadband networks deployment, on new services creation, but also on trust, security and governance of the Internet. The French Presidency will present findings on these topics at the EU Telecom Council on 27 November 2008.
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