Workgoup Meeting, May 25, 2009 - Venice/Mestre, Italy
17:30 - 20:30

Attendance: 86

Everyone was impressed by the Expert panel:

  • Future Internet: Challenges in Virtualization and Federation

Agenda: no particular presentations were scheduled for this meeting, however two tutorials were preesnted at WebTel 2009:

  • From Software Radio to Cognitive Radio: the technical challenges
  • Automatic Generation of Web Interfaces from Discourse Models

were presented at WebTel 2009 along with two keynote speeches:

  • Technology and World Culture
  • e-Infrastructures for data and compute intensive applications  [Networks, Grids, Clouds, P2P, and applications: how do they come together?]


Tutorials are posted at

Keynote speeches are posted at

Panel slides are also posted at


  • Excellent discussions around the Panel topics, covering the dilemma Virtualization - Data Centers - Cloud computing Privacy/Security
  • Excellent discussions around government implications (rather lack of funding) for supporting large programs, like GENI (US)
  • There were discussions on enlarging the dissemination of AICT to cover new dimensions on Cloud computing, Data Centers, etc.
  • Help is expected from all the committee members for a careful dissemination of the Call for Papers, avoiding spamming
  • The promotion of young researchers was appreciated
  • More work for preparing AICT 2010 will be done offline, with many volunteers
  • There is an open call to suggest regular refresh to the topics of AICT events
  • Please have a look at:
    Suggestions are welcome at
  • The procedure of invitation-only for extended versions of selected papers among those presented for on-line IARIA journals, with no additional fees, was appreciated.


  • Continue with ‘Poster’ and ‘Work in Progress’ tracks
  • Definitively, the technical program committee must be tuned to reflect new topics and assure a fair peer-to-peer review process


  • The option to publish in an open digital library was discussed; this will allow having all the proceedings of the co-located events on the same CD Proceedings, and full free access to any publication.
  • This issue will be carried further on to the IARIA Board to careful attention.
  • It was suggested that some national research Centers encourage scientist to rather publish in openly searchable digital libraries.

Next steps:

  • Develop the new topics via off-line exchanges
  • Extend invitations for AICT committee membership

AICT 2010:

  • Announce the new topics with the CfP for AICT 2010
  • Location: yet to be defined, most probably in Barcelona or Valencia (Spain), or Aveiro (Portugal)
  • AICT 2010 will be organized under WebTel 2010, most probably in May 2010

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