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Afnic Scientific Council Open Day on 16 May 2014

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For the fourth year running and in line with the 2012 and 2013 editions in which dozens of stakeholders in the French Internet community took part, this new Open Day of the Afnic Scientific Council will be held in two sessions:  tutorials in the morning and a seminar in the afternoon.
Its theme will be:


“The Internet of Things: situation report, issues and prospects.”


On the menu:

Morning – Tutorials

In the morning, two tutorials will be held:

  • The first tutorial on routing in sensor networks, entitled “Routing in (industrial) sensor networks: Technical Options“, will be given by Pascal Thubert (Cisco);
  • The second tutorial, at the crossroads of the Internet of Things and Big Data, is entitled “Internet of Big Data things, Home Automation & Big Data: a practical example“. It will be moderated by Bruno Spiquel (Absolight).

Afternoon – Seminar

The afternoon seminar will have two phases:

  • Firstly, an opening session will inform the public about the R&D carried out by Afnic and its Scientific Council, including a presentation of the preliminary results of the Technology Backdrop Survey – 2014 edition;
  • Specialists on the Internet of Things will then address the main theme of the seminar. Laurent Toutain (Télécom Bretagne)Marylin Arndt (Orange)Thierry Monteil (LAAS)Mathias Herberts (Cityzen Data) and Yannick Delibie (Kerlink) will provide further scientific and technical viewpoints on the topic.

The final program will be published shortly.

Registration now open

The main purpose of these annual meetings is to provide an update on the developments of the Internet, whether in scientific uses and spinoff, assess their potential impact on the Internet naming systems and study the prospects. They are open to members of the scientific and technical Internet community with a basic culture in ICT.

  • The Afnic Scientific Council Open Day will be held in the premises of the Institut Mines-Télécom (Télécom ParisTech), 46 rue Barrault, 75013 Paris.
  • Participation in the event is free of charge, but registration is required.

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About the Mines-Télécom Institute

The Mines-Télécom Institute is a public institution for higher education, research and innovation in the fields of engineering and the digital economy. It consists of 10 Mining and Telecom advanced engineering schools administered by the Minister of Industrial Recovery, as well as two affiliated schools, and has two strategic partners and a network of 11 partner schools.
The Mines-Télécom Institute is recognized nationally and internationally for the excellence of its engineering, managerial and PhD courses, as well as its research work and innovation.
The Mines-Télécom Institute is a member of the Allistene, Aviesan and Athena National research planning alliances. It maintains close ties with the business world and has two Carnot Institutes. Each year its business incubator produces around one hundred start-ups.

About Afnic

Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.

In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic’s role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity.
Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.

Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has nearly 90 employees.