i2CAT and DANA experiences at the FIA 2014 event

Last week, several members of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) participated in this year’s Future Internet Assembly, which took place in Athens between the 17th and 20th of March. They participated in a number of workshops that tackled the most current future internet topics. At the same time, they represented i2CAT participation in several Future Internet research projects through their presence in the project booths.

One of those workshops, entitled NFV: From hype towards actual implementation and deployment, was organized jointly by some DANA members and Telefónica I+D. The primary goal of the workshop was to provide an overview of the current status of NFV, and to identify and discuss what are the next major steps to be taken towards the adoption of NFV-compliant solutions within production environments. And… the workshop obtained the Best FIA session award!

_DSC5251You can see in the photo our director Joan A. García-Espín receiving the award during the closing plenary session! Congratulations! Photos of the workshop and the different speakers at the end of the post!

Furthermore, a lot of interesting and innovative discussions and private meetings were held during the event, and new collaboration windows were opened! Remember to stay tuned to all the DANA updates through this blog! Or our twitter account!


About Jordi Ferrer Riera

Graduated in Computer Science in June 2009 at Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB), centre belonging to the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). He achieved the Telematic Networks and Operating Systems profile. He joins the Network Technologies Cluster of the i2CAT foundation as a software engineer in early 2007 for developing the MANTICORE (Making APN Network Topologies in the Internet COREs) project (2007-2008). In 2008 he starts his collaboration in the FP6 EU funded integrated project PHOSPHORUS (Lambda User Controlled Infrastructure for European Research) IST-034115. In 2009 he also starts working in the MANTICORE II project, an enhanced version of the first proof-of-concept prototype. He also collaborates with the GLIF Generic Network Interface Technical Group (GNI-TG), adapting the Harmony Service Interface (HSI) to the GNI specification. In 2010, he starts collaborating actively in the FP7 EU funded GEYSERS (Generalised Architecture for Dynamic Infrastrucutre Services). He is currently a Ph. D. candidate of the Design and Evaluation of Broadband Networks and Services group within the Telematics Engineering Department of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). His research topics are focused on optical network virtualization, infrastructure as a service paradigm, on-demand broadband services, Grid and Cloud computing, dynamic hybrid resource allocation systems, and resource modelling.
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