Press Release

Reshaping Infrastructure For innovation

Press Release

Future Internet Assembly – FIA Athens 2014
Brings Together Key European Internet Stakeholders this March in Athens
to  Reshape the Future Internet Infrastructure for Innovation

Athens welcomes the annual Future Internet Assembly conference at Megaron Athens International Conference Center on 18-20 March, where more than 400 European Internet scientific and economic actors, researchers, industrialists, SMEs, users, service and content provider representatives are expected to attend, deliver new ideas, and share views, aiming at advancing activities for reshaping the Future Internet. FIA Athens 2014 constitutes the 11th consecutive conference of the Future Internet Assembly, which is a collaboration of more than 150 projects, aiming at strengthening European activities on the Future Internet to maintain European competitiveness in the global marketplace. The thematic areas in this year’s event revolve around the formulation of the new Internet technological landscape based on network/cloud integration & virtualization and innovative software, services and cloud technologies that enable application innovation.

FIA Athens 2014 will be introduced by the High Profile Plenary on March 18th, comprising keynote speeches by renowned specialists. Following the High Profile Plenary, nine FIA working sessions will be organized on the 19th and 20th of March. Furthermore, several pre-FIA workshops will take place on the 17th and 18th of March as satellite events. Pre-FIA workshops encourage the sharing of ideas, information and expected outcomes of EU FP7 projects and concepts.

The FIA Athens 2014 integrated programme is accessible via the website of the event:

An exhibition will be held during the conference, as an integral component of FIA Athens 2014. The exhibition features both demonstrations and posters falling under seven thematic areas: Net Futures, FIRE, Connected Smart Cities, FI-PPP, Cloud Computing, Software and Services, Network Technologies, International Cooperation.

On-line registration for FIA Athens 2014 is open, including various types of registration, customized to fit different attendance needs. It is available via:

FIA Athens 2014 is hosted by the Greek Research and Technology Network – GRNET and held under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the European Union. It is supported by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and, co-organized and supported by the European Commission.