Barcelona, September, 7-9
EUNICE 2009 - The Internet of the Future
Ten years ago, the 5th edition of the Eunice workshop took place in Barcelona with the motto "Broadband for all". This year, with the broadband promise already fulfilled in the city, the international workshop comes back to Barcelona in its 15th edition focused on "The Internet of the future".
The Internet is shaping the twenty-first century information society. It has deeply transformed the way we learn, work and interact. All kinds of institutions, from universities to businesses, have been shaken by the wave of digital innovation. Leisure and social networks also have their place in the virtual world, and the younger generations cannot imagine a time when they could not be in permanent contact with friends around the globe, interchanging messages and multimedia content.
The challenge of classifying, ranking and interpreting the massive amounts of information that are being generated is breathtaking. Furthermore, the Internet is moving beyond the computer to reach the mobile phones, smart gadgets and sensor networks. The pervasiveness of the Internet had fundamentally changed existing business models, and the business models themselves are driving the evolution of the Internet. In this scenario of relentless change, our aim is to foresee and design the networks and applications of the future.