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2:00pm - 6:00pm CEST / 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online Event – NSF EU – US Networking workshop for Open call 4

  • When: 18 June 2021, 2pm CEST / 8am Eastern Time US
  • How: Zoom platform
  • The workshop is free and open to all interested stakeholders. Registration is required!


Event Description 

The EU – US workshop will focus on the elaboration of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) topics in scope for the next open call (OC) of the project, which will run from June 15, 2021 – September 15, 2021. The EU and US workshop participants will engage together in team-building format with the goal of twinning together in transatlantic partnerships for the submission of applications to the open calls of the project, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation’s Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) Supplemental Fund.

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Workshop Agenda

Session Time Topic
Session 1 14:00 - 14:15

Introductions from European Commission, National Science Foundation, and project and outline of workshop.

Alternate with US and EU speakers and Q/A. (15 mins)

Session 2 14:15 - 14:45

EU – US Experimental Platforms interconnection: this session is targeted at the facility providers of experimental infrastructures, testbeds, and platforms enabling experimentation in the NGI areas on both sides of the Atlantic.  It promotes EU-US collaboration with a view to offer their facilities on a continuous basis to a community of experimenters and application developers in NGI topics being covered in Session 3.

Alternate with US and EU speakers and facilitated discussions. (30 mins)

Session 3 14:45 - 17:15

This session will focus on the selected key enabling technologies in the NGI priority topics where results are already mature enough for experimentation.

  • Strengthening trustworthiness and resilience of internet – experimentation of results on the NGI call topics related to increasing trustworthiness and resilience of the internet.
  • Greening the Internet: a Sustainable and Climate-friendly NGI – experiments of results related to use case implementations of innovative internet technologies and transparency mechanisms on EU – US experimental platforms shown to: fight against the climate change with significant improvement of energy efficiency; carry out measurements to create awareness of environmental impact of the Internet; and promotion of technologies that help reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Service and data portability – this topic will address the challenge of personal data portability on the internet as foreseen under the General Data Protection Regulation and the data porting and service provider switching as foreseen in the proposed free flow of non-personal data regulation.
  • Open Internet architecture renovation – this topic will focus on experiments supporting communities of developers in ensuring Internet architecture evolution towards better efficiency, scalability, security, and resilience.
  • Internet data sharing and interoperable services – this topic will address the challenge of sharing network data siloed in different internet regions across geographic boundaries and enabling trusted Internet services by composition and orchestration of globally distributed services. Such services also may include network-level, and security and privacy related services that are critical to ensure a trusted and safe internet. Experiments related to such cross-domain data sharing challenges to enable cyber threat identification, risk assessment and incident management, and enabling secure and interoperable internet services are of particular interest. Note: in contrast with topic 3, this topic relates to the role of data sharing for the purposes of cybersecurity, rather than for services / applications.

Alternate with US and EU speakers and facilitated discussions. (2.5 hours – 30 minutes per sub-topic)

Session 4 17:15 - 17:45

Open call 5 topics discussions – this session will focus on potential topics for the next Open call of the project, which will open in Q4 2021 / Q1 2022. As food for thought, some potential topics could include:

  • FABRIC internationalisation activities – this topic would involve connectivity of EU platforms with FABRIC nodes coming on-stream in Q3 2021.
  • Human Centric and Inclusive Internet – this topic would involve the use of NGI key technologies to enable measurement methodologies for doing granular measurement of Internet availability, bandwidth and quality of service, particularly in remote and underserved areas. 

Alternate with US and EU speakers and facilitated discussions. (30 minutes)

Session 5 17:45 - 18:00

Wrap up, Next Steps, and closing (15 minutes)




The 30-months project will push the Next Generation Internet a step further by providing cascade funding to EU-based researchers and innovators in carrying out Next Generation Internet related experiments in collaboration with US research teams.

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