The first ceremony of the “CENTR Awards 2013” was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in Brussels during the 50th General Assembly of CENTR, the umbrella organization for European TLD registries.
The WINGS project, nominated in the “Research and Development” category, was presented with the award for the best R&D project of the year. Mohsen Souissi, Head of Afnic R&D, who was personally nominated in the “Contributor of the Year” category, was delighted:
“This is the result of several years of work by Afnic R&D.”
The WINGS project (“Widening Interoperability for Networking Global Supply Chains”) in which the Afnic R&D department has played an active role, is coordinated by GS1 and supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) as part of the Verso call for projects on the Internet of the future.The ambitious project aims to improve the interoperability of federated Object Name Services (ONS) and reliable interactions with “multi Discovery Services”.In 2012, the WINGS project contributed to the development of the new ONS 2.0 standard, based on the findings of its experimental work.The standard, which is now available to users, offers new opportunities for companies that develop services for connecting objects to the Internet.
This award represents a new step forward for Afnic and its research into the Internet of Things as part of the WINGS project, which is designed to help industry adopt the ONS.