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Welcome to the Networked Society

The strategic objective of the Networked Society Project is to define requirements for future networks that can seamlessly support the Networked Society of 2020 by enabling an informed dialogue and policy debate between the terrestrial, satellite and content delivery communities among them and with other industrial and social application sectors. The project also wants to ensure the correct positioning of the networks and ICT issues in Horizon 2020.

 

Towards the Networked Society of 2020

Network infrastructure technologies have to continuously evolve to support the rapidly growing demand for communications support during the current decade and to pave the way for the upcoming network society in the next decade. By 2020 advanced communications capabilities will be an integral part of everything we do and it will be provided and operated through a pervasive high capacity seamless infrastructure. Building this fully interconnected Networked Society will require a drastic change in the traditional boundaries between industry sectors and their vertical business models. It also requires that research efforts and resources are focused on the critical issues and cross sector ICT synergies are maximised.

The Networked Society CSA project understands the importance of starting now to establish the new cross sector understandings and working relationships that will be essential if Europe is to seriously challenge for Industrial leadership in the ICT domain in the Horizon2020 time frame. The project will identify the challenges that need to be considered to ensure that European industry and political leaders recognize how vital it is that we take appropriate action now to secure the economic and social benefits of the Networked Society for Europe.

Partners of the Networked Society consortium are convinced that a holistic perspective on the priorities for network related research is needed. Therefore, we will investigate innovative new scenarios integrating the benefits of terrestrial and satellite communications and content delivery networks (including broadcast networks) to the benefit of citizens. Through investigating innovative scenarios, developing stimulating white papers and leading guided workshops with multiple usage areas, we will identify and prioritize the requirements on future networks and drive the policy debate on networking research issues in Europe.

 

About NetSoc

NetSoc is a CSA Project under the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

Duration:
1 July 2012 – 30 June 2014

Contact

Coordinator
Eurescom GmbH
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg
Germany
netsoc-info(at)future-internet.eu

Partners

Eurescom GmbH (Germany)
ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG (Germany)
ASTRIUM SAS (France)
ERICSSON AB (Sweden)
INTERINNOV SAS (France)
Nokia Siemens Networks Management International GmbH (Germany)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE (France)
TECHNICOLOR R&D FRANCE SNC (France)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA (Italy)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY (UK)

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