FIREweek 2010


The conference, held in association with the Spanish EU presidency in 2010, is organized by the European Commission DG INFSO , the FIREworks project and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Conference program (Plenary sessions)

First Day: June 30 FIRE general session and workshop

at Universitat Pompeu Fabra -Campus Poblenou Auditorium-

9.00-9.30h: Registration

9.30-10.45h: Opening Session

Welcome speech: Louise McNally, vice-rector for Research, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    L. Rodriguez-Rosello, DG Networks & Services, European Commission

    P. Blixt, Head of Unit, European Commission

    M. Torne, DG for International Cooperation and Institutional Relations, Spanish Government

    A. Azcorra, DG for Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Spanish Government

    M. Sanz, ACC1O: Business and Innovation, Catalan Government

10.45-11.15h: Coffee break and FIRE demonstrations (Auditorium hall)

11.00h: Start of the Brokerage event (4rth floor Tanger building)

11.15-12.15h: Panel on FIRE actors in Catalonia

12.15-13.45h: FIRE activities

13.45-15.00h: Lunch and FIRE demonstrations (Auditorium hall)

15.00-16.00h: FIRE in Call 7: Towards an Internet Science

16.00-16.30h: Coffee break

16.30-17.30h: FIRE in Call 7: The Future Internet PPP and FIRE

11.00-18.30h: Brokerage event organized by ACC10

    Tanger Building, 4th floor. Book in advance your meeting. More info at: (link available soon)

20.30h: Gala dinner (Pl. Gutemberg, UPF Communication Campus)

Second Day: July 1 FIRE workshops

9.30-11.30h: Workshop on New frontiers on Future Internet Research

    Chair: S. Sallent (

    4Ward project /FI architecture, M. Brunner (NEC)

    Experimental facilities and cloud computing J. Martrat (Atos)

    Sonate project, B. Reuther (Kaiserslautern Univ.)

    Wisebed project/Experimental Facilities & Sensor Networks T. Braun (Bern Univ.)

    TARIFA project, J. Paradells (, Speakers: (tbc)

11.30-11.45h: Coffee break

11.45-13.30h: Workshop on Future Internet, Innovation and Smart Cities

    Chair: E. Almirall (

    Urban computing and Smart Cities: opprtunities and challenges, N. Oliver (Telefonica RD)

    Open Data, J. Kessmann (Fraunhofer-Fokus)

    Future Internet as engine for driving innovation, N. de Lama (Atos)

    SmartSantander: IoT Research and Experimentation in the Smart City Scenario, L. Munoz (Univ. Cantabria) and J.M. Hernandez (Telefonica)

    Why we need to reinvent Innovation Management in the Public Sector?, E. Almirall (Esade)

Target audience

This event is specific adressing project partners of the project portfolio of FIRE and researchers of the open innovation community. We also welcome others who are interested to learn more about ongoing Future Internet Research and Experimentation.

Other events

FIRE Gala dinner

All FIRE week attendants are invited to the Gala dinner. The dinner will be the Wednesday 30th at 20.30h at the Pl. Gutemberg, UPF Communication Campus.

FIRE -meetings
On Monday 28 June - Tuesday 29, Thursday 1 July and Friday 2 there are project-specific reviews and meetings targeting the participants of FIRE projects.

Refer to the Reviews section for more information.

Brokerage Event
On Wednesday 30 there are brokerage event to cross interests in building new FIRE projects and proposals.

Refer to the Registration & Brokerage section for more information.