CHOICE workshop “Exploring FIWARE opportunities towards China” – Hamburg – November 6, 2015.
Among project activities, the project had already organised 3 EU-China thematic workshops, all of them aiming at supporting policy dialogues in Europe and in China, focusing on identified priorities for strengthening EU-China ICT R&D cooperation and sharing project findings and recommendations to the European Commission and Chinese Ministries.
The 4th CHOICE workshop aimed at exploring FIWARE opportunities towards China with a focus on technological domains like Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and specific application fields such as Smart Cities. It was organised under the aegis of the European Commission as part of the 3rd European Conference on the Future Internet (ECFI-3) and with the support from the FIWARE Mundus initiative.
The FIWARE Mundus initiative, promoted by the FI-LINKS project, aims at supporting the process of evolving FI-PPP to a worldwide champion of Internet innovation by taking into account the specific business requirements of both large European industries and SMEs, supporting the adoption of the FI-PPP in non-covered EU regions and beyond, and validating the long-term vision of FI-PPP.
The workshop took place on November 6, 2015 as part of the ECFI-3 event, held on November 4-7, 2015 in Hamburg (Germany).
- To generate policy dialogues by facilitating the interaction between European and Chinese officials
- To explore FIWARE opportunities in China with a focus on technological domains like IoT, big data, and specific application fields such as Smart Cities
- To promote FI-PPP and FIWARE European initiative and its applications towards China
- To propose self-sustaining mechanisms for strengthening EU-China research collaboration
- Policy stakeholders: European Commission officials, Chinese Ministries (MOST & MIIT), EU-China Expert Group on Future Internet, EU-China Green Smart City Expert Group
- Main research stakeholders from Europe and China specialized in ICT/Future Internet/Smart Citiesc
- CHOICE project Advisory Board and CHOICE/FIWARE Mundus project partners
Agenda & Presentations
11:00-11:30 – Opening Session
11:00-11:15 – Welcome address and CHOICE introduction
Speaker : Thomas Owens, CHOICE project coordinator, Brunel University
11:15-11:30 – Keynote speech – Introducing the FIWARE context
Speaker : Arian Zwegers, Programme Officer, European Commission, DG Connect
11:30-12:50 – Presenting the FIWARE landscape
Chair: Nuria de Lama, Representative of Atos R&I to the European Commission (Atos Research & Innovation), Member of the FIWARE project and the Future Internet PPP Steering Board
11:30-11:50 – FIWARE: Offering and collaboration opportunities
Speaker : Nuria de Lama, Representative of Atos R&I to the European Commission (Atos Research & Innovation), Member of the FIWARE project and the Future Internet PPP Steering Board
11:50-12:10 – The FIWARE Mundus Framework
Speaker : Monique Calisti, Partner and Executive Director of Martel GmbH, Member of the FI-LINKS project and promoter of the FIWARE Mundus initiative with specific focus on China
12:10-12:30 – How to join the FIWARE Lab Federation
Speaker : Federico Facca, Head of Smart Infrastructures Area at CREATE-NET, Member of the FIWARE Mundus project
12:30-12:50 – MECEC promote FIWARE in China
Speaker : Lu Dong, Executive Director of the Macro Euro-China Entrepreneurs Club (MECEC)
12:50-13:00 – European developments in the area of Smart Cities through the OASC initiative and FIWARE (part1)
Moderator: Marion Le Claireq, Project Manager, Sigma Orionis
12:50-13:00 – OASC and FIWARE Lab overview in the Netherlands
Speaker: Piet Jan van Wier, General Manager, Civity B.V.
13:00-14:00 – Lunch break & Networking
14:00-14:40 – European developments in the area of Smart Cities through the OASC initiative and FIWARE (part2)
Moderator: Marion Le Claireq, Project Manager, Sigma Orionis
14:00-14:15 – The Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) initiative
Speaker : Ana García Robles, Director, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
14:15-14:30 – Open and Agile Smart Cities: A short technical overview
Speaker: Sergio Garcia Gomez, Smart City solutions Dev. Leader, FIWARE / Telefonica
14:30-14:40 – OASC overview in Italy
Speaker: Lanfranco Marasso, Smart City Programme Director, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa
14:40-15:25 – Chinese developments on research excellence in the area of IoT, Big Data, Smart Cities
Moderator: Thomas Owens, CHOICE Project Coordinator, Brunel University
14:40-14:55 Big Data and Cloud Computing Platform of Hengqin
Speaker: Zhangyi Shen, Project leader of Big Data Platform of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai Dahengqin Tech. LTD
14:55-15:10 – Big Data in Urban traffic
Speaker: Shuiping Chen, Traffic Information Division, AutoNavi
15:10-15:25 – Connected Vehicles offer you a better driving life
Speaker: Xiangqian Zhu, Deputy Department GM, Strategy and Operation Management Department, Datang Wireless Innovation Center, Datang telecom Technology & Industry Group
15:25-15:45 – Open Discussion on EU-China RDI collaboration under FIWARE – Q&A
Moderator : Monique Calisti, Partner and Executive Director of Martel GmbH, Member of the FI-LINKS project and promoter of the FIWARE Mundus initiative with specific focus on China
15:45-16:00 – Closing remarks and way forward
Moderator : Thomas Owens, CHOICE project coordinator, Brunel University
16:00 – End of workshop
The CHOICE Workshop was organised as part of the 3rd European Conference on the Future Internet (ECFI-3).
The European Conference on the Future Internet (ECFI) aimed at bringing together key stakeholders to discuss how Europe can achieve global leadership in ICT by 2020 through innovative Internet technologies. In this context, industry and political stakeholders discussed about central socio-economic and technological topics of Future Internet infrastructures and services in Europe.
The event presented cutting-edge research results on the European Internet infrastructures and services of the future, which have been developed in the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership (FI-PPP). The FI-PPP is a European programme for Internet-enabled innovation aiming to accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe.
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