Serge Fdida
Professor, UPMC Sorbonne UniversitÚs
Topic for the panel
Internet for a healthy and assisted living?
Topic abstract
Nowadays, the Internet infrastructure is often seen as a commodity. Tons of objects and many robots will emerge to assist us by sensing and communicating with their direct environment. This situation should be perceived as a immense opportunity to develop the soft space that will challenge the expectations from the society including the industrial policy, energy, transport, ageing and many more. All will trigger tussles that are not bounded to technological concerns leading to an Internet science approach of the problems. 
Serge Fdida is a Professor with the UniversitÚ Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) since 1995. He has been leading many research projects in High Performance Networking in France and Europe, notably pioneering the European activity on federated Internet testbeds and the associated FP6&7 projects ONELAB, ONELAB2 and OPENLAB. Currently, he is also leading the Equipex FIT, a large-scale testbed on the Future Internet of Things. Serge Fdida has also developed a strong experience related to innovation and industry transfer, - he was the Director of EURONETLAB, a joint laboratory established in 2001, together with Thales, - the co-founder of the Qosmos company, - one of the active contributor to the creation of the Cap Digital cluster. Serge Fdida has published many scientific papers and books, and is a Distinguished ACM Member. Serge Fdida has also a long experience of research management. From 2000 to December 2005, he was appointed scientific adviser with CNRS-STIC. In addition, he has been the Vice-President of the RNRT. More recently, has was appointed Vice-President in charge of International Affairs at UPMC from 9/2011 to 12/2011 and is now VP in charge of Europe.