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Ready, Aim FIREWeek

November 2nd, 2008

It has been 72 days since my last post …. 72 days since that lovely summer break, its unbelievable how quick time goes by. If you don’t mind I’m going to cover some things that have happened in the recent past.
So there was FIREWeek in September in Paris
FIREWeek Poster
The event started on the 10th of September with the FIRE Launch Event in L’Hotel de Ville Paris. All the slides can be seen off the launch event site
, however for me it was quite interesting to see the perspectives of the American Testbed Initiative and Japanese Testbed Initiative.
On the 11th of September 2008 I participated in the FIREworks Strategy Workshop, which I must say was excellently run.
I was asked to give a few words around the topic of “Resource description: The cornerstone of federation” and my presentation can be seen on SlideShare (and below if embedded correctly).

Haven given the presentation and receiving some feedback it is clear this there are two schools of thought in regards to the Resource description, one on the side of Service Orientated Architectures (SoA) and another towards Ontologies (and the Semantic Web).
All the slides and presentations can be seen off this programme link.
On the 12th of September 2008, I was due to take a day off and visit …… well Paris, however with the very interesting Workshop on Converged Networks happening that day I took in the morning session and made a quick presentation on the TSSG research activities around the “Management Of Future Communication Networks And Services“.