The third and last day of the concertation meeting was dedicated to cluster meetings. Three different clusters had their own tracks, and myself and Thomas joined the Future Internet cluster on behalf of SAIL.
Results from completed projects
The next item on the agenda was a set of brief reports from projects that are completed, or under completion.
FIRE – Future Internet Research and Experimentation
Jacques Magen presented the FIRE project. FIRE will, among other things, federate testbeds for future internet research. This has some relevance for SAIL I believe.
Previous cluster meetings
Markus Fiedler talked about the roots of the cluster workshops and gave a brief overview of what have been covered in the past. The topics for future cluster meetings is partly open for suggestions.
The last part of the day was dedicated to all the new (“call 5″) projects. All the projects had been asked to submit answers to the “Heilmeier questions“, and presented the summary.
The projects that presented includes: eMobility, ceFIMS, FISI, SAIL, CHANGE, SPARC, PURSUIT, FIGARO, MEDIEVAL, FLAVIA, UNIVERSELF, oneFIT, ONE, uLOOP, CHRON, EARTH, C2POWER, TREND, ETICS, SESERV and GEYSERS.
It would have been an interesting exercise to ask the participants to try to pair the answers with the correct project. Not only would it have been a more interactive approach, but it would also have showed to which extent the answers really showed the value of each project.
Most of the presentations will be uploaded to the concertation portal later, so check back if you are interested.
All-in-all – it was three days packed with presentations, and it gave me an overview of the other projects. Some of the topics covered during the concertation meeting sparked some new thoughts, and we’ll probably cover them specifically in coming blog posts.