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Call for contributions - FIA book 2013

The Future Internet Assembly (FIA) is a research community driven initiative supported by more than 150 research projects that have recognised the need to strengthen European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. The community has established a successful, unique, conference that brings together experts from several distinct but interrelated areas in the EU Framework Programme 7. They share scientific and technical results and discuss cross-domain research topics around the notion of creating new Future Internet technologies, applications, and services with a global view.

The FIA community has so far published 4 books with reputable publishers, such as IOS Press (, or Springer (

  • The Future Internet - Future Internet Assembly 2012: From Promises to Reality, ISBN 978-3-642-30240-4 (More than 5,000 chapter downloads so far)
  • The Future Internet - Future Internet Assembly 2011: Achievements and Technological Promises, ISBN 978-3-642-20897-3 (More than 22,000 chapter downloads so far)
  • Towards the Future Internet - Emerging Trends from European Research, 2010, ISBN 978-1-60750-538-9
  • Towards the Future Internet - A European Research Perspective, 2009, ISBN 978-1-60750-007-0

The key element for the success of the Future Internet Assembly is that it facilitates cross-domain fertilization of technical research topics, interwoven with socio-economic aspects and requirements from multiple sector applications.

FIA Book 2013 Publisher

FIA Book 2013 will be published as open source by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

FIA Book 2013 Subjects and System Areas

Authors are invited to submit full or short papers that fall into or are related to a group of Future Internet subjects (I) and at least one of the networked system and service areas (II) that are listed below.

I. Future Internet Subjects:

  • Each submitted paper is requested to cover a number of elements from the following Future Internet subjects
  • Architecture and Foundations
  • Integration
  • Virtualisation and programmability
  • System management
  • Enabling Technologies (e.g. search, retrieval, storage, computing, connectivity, servicing, intelligence, etc)
  • Infrastructures and Experimentation
  • Trust and security
  • Economic incentives
  • Open solutions

II. Networked System and Service Areas:
Autonomic Management Systems and Operations for Future Networks and Services

  • Integrate autonomic and self-management approaches and architectures for system management
  • Enablers for In-bound management
  • Management of Software Enabled Networks
  • Coordination and orchestration of self-managed networked systems
  • Virtualised Infrastrcuture management and operation
  • Stability management in dynamic networks and virtual networks
  • Management of Network as a Service (NaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Management of Networked Data Centres
  • Economic incentives and reduction in OPEX

Software Driven/Defined/Enabled Networks (SDN)

  • Decoupling between control and forwarding planes
  • Network Programmability, orchestration and management APIs
  • Network OSs and node APIs (e.g. Open Flow)
  • SDN enabled network characteristics: energy management, service –awareness, green characteristics, multi-dimensional resource optimisation, algorithms for efficient embedding and deployment, multimedia services, Network and a Service (NaaS)
  • Resource description languages, usage and management

Networked Clouds, Clouds Networking and Mobile Clouds

  • Integrated network and service virtualisation and management
  • Protocols for carrier grade cloud interoperability; cloud federation for greater resilience, elasticity and agility
  • Autonomic elastic connectivity, storage and computation
  • Optimization of virtual resource usage dealing with scale and heterogeneity
  • Multidimensional, dynamic and large scale wired and wireless network and service resource utilisation

Information Centric Networks (ICN)

  • Decoupling between IP and information
  • Active objects containing both code and data
  • Optimal placement of information and content applications/services in a network of clouds / multi-site clouds / federated clouds
  • Network adaptation to applications data paths
  • Management and SDN enablers for ICN

4G Networks

  • Use cases for deployment
  • Next Generation of heterogeneous wireless and mobile broadband systems based on flexible spectrum usage and reduced interference
  • Small and portable wireless access node with distribution of network functions, including mobility functions; mobility events and data paths
  • Programmability and Management
  • Service APIs
  • Optimisation and control

Internet of Things (IoT)

  • IoT Integration with networking
  • IoT service platforms and management
  • IoT Virtualisation
  • IoT based clouds
  • Use cases for deployment

Computing Clouds and Tools for Cloud-awareness

  • Programming models for the efficient and secure usage of network, storage and computing resources spanning the smart device to the large data centre
  • Carrier grade integration and management of features: Interoperability, Federation, Elasticity, Programmability, Multi-tenancy, Quality of Service, Monitoring of virtual machines, Security, reduction in OPEX, Virtualisation, Data and privacy management, Energy efficiency and Multi-dimensional resource optimisation and orchestration
  • Big Data
  • Application and Service adaptation tools for cloud-awareness
  • Future Internet Services: self-adaptive cloud-aware services based on agile software technologies and tools and using distributed computing architectures, large distributed data sets and sensors.

Smart Applications and Services

  • Design, deployment and management of applications and services related to Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Smart Environments, Smart 3D Media Processing and Immersive Environments, Smart Buildings, Smart Roads, Smart Homes, Smart Living, Smart Spaces, Smart Social Networks and other Smart Systems
  • Intelligent dynamic adaptation of delivery platforms for smart applications
  • Use-cases and experiences


The contributions are expected to focus on validated results achieved and on integration and interoperation of systems across the above described areas. Late-breaking advances and approaches’ evaluation reports are also encouraged. Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to the FIA Book 2013.

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Submission of full contributions

The submission and acceptance of contributions will be subject to a rigorous peer review process to ensure originality, timeliness, relevance, and readability. Authors of accepted contributions will be invited in turn to submit camera-ready versions of their contributions, which will be subject to further review, acceptance, and a potential revision. The maximum length will be 12 pages using the LNCS format (templates can be found here:

Submission of short contributions

Position statements and late-breaking research advances and approaches are explicitly encouraged. These contributions will be subject to the same peer review process with the only difference that the maximum length will be 6 pages using the LNCS format (templates can be found here:

Invited Contributions

A number of high quality invited papers are also envisaged.

Important Dates

  • 12th February 2013 (deadline extension) –  Submission of contributions
  • 25th February 2013 –  Notification on acceptance
  • 10th March 2013 –  Final Version / Camera-ready
  • 8th May 2013 –  Book publication (e.g. coordinated with the timing of the FIA Conference 2013 in Dublin, Ireland on 8-10 May 2013)

Editors in Charge

Alex Galis (chief editor), Felerico Álvarez, Alessandro Bassi, Michele Bezzi, Laurent Ciavaglia, Frances Cleary, Petros Daras, Hermann De Meer, Panagiotis Demestichas, John Domingue, Anastasius Gavras (chief co-editor), Theo G. Kanter, Stamatis Karnouskos, Srdjan Krco, Laurent Lefevre, Jasper Lentjes, Man-Sze Li, Volkmar Lotz, Paul Malone, Antonio Manzalini, Henning Müller, Karsten Oberle, Noel O Connor, Nick Papanikolaou, Dana Petcu, Rahim Rahmani, Danny Raz, Gael Richards, Elio Salvadori, Susana Sargento, Hans Schaffers, Joan Serrat, Antonio F. Skarmeta, Burkhard Stiller, Kurt Tutschku, Theodore Zahariadis


Contact the editors at undefinedfiabook-2013 (at)