The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, launched by the European Commission in autumn 2016, aims to shape the future internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies the values that Europe holds dear: openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data. The NGI should ensure that the increased connectivity and the progressive adoption of advanced concepts and methodologies (spanning across several domains such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, interactive technologies, etc.) drive this technology revolution, while contributing to making the future internet more human-centric.
This ambitious vision requires the involvement of the best Internet researchers and innovators to address technological opportunities arising from cross-links and advances in various research fields ranging from network infrastructures to platforms, from application domains to social innovation.
The Next Generation Internet Forum aims to gather together prominent actors that through their work and active engagement in various R&D areas are indeed paving the way to design, build and refine the Internet of tomorrow. The NGI Forum is an opportunity to share knowledge with leading experts from across a variety of disciplines, including privacy and trust technologies, decentralised data governance, discovery and identification, edge intelligence, etc.
While attending, you can contribute to the dialogue on the best way to meet the ambitious goals, and contribute to mapping the NGI ecosystem. The event will be structured using a mixture of specialist talks, open discussions and interactive working groups, with an emphasis will be on stimulating discussion and the free exchange of ideas between members of the research community, SMEs & startups, industry, policy makers, and civil society.