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EU-Mexico R&D collaboration workshop on Future Internet and Cloud Computing

Maria Tsakali - Scientific Officer, European Commission - DG CONNECT

Aims of the workhop:

  • to bring together EU and Mexican projects/initiatives with similar scopes and objectives to favour information exchanges for the mutual benefits of future research activities;
  • to identify a limited and focused set of research issues of common interests in the two regions which could form the basis of specific joint research in the various upcoming implementations of the Horizon 2020 research programme.


Workshop agenda


Stream A: Future Networks

Juan Pedro Fernandez-Palacios Gimenez, Telefonica I+D, "Carrier SDN architectures for heterogeneous networks"

Javier Rubio, Research Scientist and Academic Coordinator, Centro de
Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (CINVESTAV), “On-demand deployment of software driven infrastructures to support QoS and isolated service provision across services and multiple domains

Diego López, Telefónica, "The Network Abstraction Track. Aiming at Complete ICT"

Javier Solis, Research coordinator of Competitiveness, Fondo de Información y Documentación para la Industria (INFOTEC). “Internet of Things platform

Panagiotis Demestichas, Univ. of Piraeus, "towards Smart Wireless Access and Internet of Things"

Raúl Aquino, STC. Researcher in cloud computing and future Internet at the University of Colima and CEO of the STR Corporation for the Technological Development and Innovation. “Integrating Digital Services in a Smart City

Dimitra Simeonidou, University of Bristol, "Enabling High Performance Data Centre Solutions and Cloud Services Through Novel Optical DC Architectures"

Raúl Monroy, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores (ITESM). "Netsec: current research and opportunities for collaboration"

Arturo Azcorra, IMDEA, "Benefits and challenges of cloud technologies for 5G (ref to iJoin project)"

Guillermo Safa/Carmen Agüero, President/Secretariat of the Mexican Technology Platform (MTP) on Future Internet. "Mexican Technology Platform on Future Internet: Cooperation Opportunities with Mexican ICT Industry on Future Internet field"

Raul Muñoz, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, "Research activities on flexible optical infrastructure and SDN for network convergence, virtualization and inter-datacentre connectivity"

Raúl Acosta, Technology Development Sub-Dircetor, “Urban Computing

Stream B: Cloud Computing

Keith Jeffery, Keith G Jeffery Consultants, "PaaSage: Current research and Cooperation Opportunities"

Alfredo Sánchez, Mexican Technology Platform on Future Internet Executive Committee/Chairman & CEO, QSLAB; "Match Making Tool for entailment of FI TWG, innovation clusters, participating companies and research centers"

Vincent Dollet, CTO, Appear Networks, "Cross-platform context-aware applications in transport and construction (MobiCloud)"

Luis Villa, Director, Computing Research Center at IPN. “Cloud services to address education challenge in Mexico”

Ricardo Jimenez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, "Ultra-Scalable Cloud Data Management and PaaS"

Alberto Muñoz, Chief Innovation Officer, Camara Nacional de la Industria Electronica de Telecomunicaciones y Tecnologías de la Información (CANIETI). "Plenum Group, an applied Information Technology R&D & Innovation SME in Yucatan, México and CANIETI"

Francesco D’Andria, ATOS, "Current Research Topics & Challenges in Cloud Computing"

Miguel González, Professor-Researcher, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores (ITESM). “Towards an interoperable Big Data Framework for ubiquitous personalized services"

Dimitrios Tsoumakos, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center, "CELAR: Automatic, multi-grained elasticity- provisioning for the Cloud"

Miguel Ramírez, Secretariat of the Mexican Technology Platform (MTP) on Cloud Computing. “Nessi – Mex Thematic working group of the software and Service Mexican Industry

Ignacio M. Llorente, Project Director OpenNebula, "Open Research and Technology Challenges in Cloud Computing - The OpenNebula Perspective"

Salma Jalife, International Affairs Coordinator, Coorporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet (CUDI). “Cloud Computing for Academic Networks

Registration: Register here for the EU-Mexico Workshop: Exploring common research interests in the Future Internet and Cloud Computing. Deadline for registration: 12 March 2014

Organizer: Maria Tsakali- European Commission DG CONNECT Scientific Officer
Contact: For questions regarding the event please contact: cnect-e2-communications [at] For additional information about this workshop please visit the dedicated page on DAE.



Thursday, 20 Mar
Open Meeting