On December 10th the Research Network on Web Science and Future Internet organized a day event at the Conference Centre of the University of Patras.
The event was attended by over 70 faculty and research staff and students. The event was openned by the Head of the Electrical & Comptuer Engineering Department of the University of Patras Prof. A Tzes. Then the coordinators of the Network Profs N Avouris and O. Koufopavlou introduced the WebScienceNet research network.
Next in the morning session there where three distinquist invited speakers well known in the web research and technology community: Prof Metakides provided an overview on the web and focussed in particular on the need for open standards and neutrality (Metakides talk, pdf, 17 Mb). Next Prof P. Spirakis gave a speech on trust and its modeling on the internet (Spirakis talk, pdf ), while the morning session ended with a talk by Prof I. Antoniou from the Aristotle University who provided the audience with a stimulating overview of mathematical modeling of the web (Antoniou talk, pdf 13 Mb). He also reported on the Masters Program on Web Science of the Aristotle University. The lunch break had as a surprise to the participants music and dance from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, curtesy of another event that involved the University of Patras and the University of Budapest.
The afternoon session included talks by Prof. Markatos from the University of Crete on the threats and vulnerabilities of the internet, Prof Tassiulas from the University of Thessaly on internet protocols supporting competition and cooperation and Prof. Alonistioti from the University of Athens on self-management and federation in future internet.
The chairs Profs N Avouris and O Koufopavlou