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2012 NEM Summit Report is now available

The NEM Summit is an international conference and exhibition, open to co-located events and organised every year since 2008 by Sigma Orionis and Eurescom on behalf of the NEM European Technology Platform for all those interested in Future Internet developments and in the fast paced evolution of the networked electronic media industry. Over the years, the NEM Summit has grown to become an annual not-to-be-missed event, providing attendees with a key opportunity to meet and network with the prominent stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover latest technology and market trends, identify research and business opportunities, and find partners for upcoming EU-funded calls.

The 2012 edition of the NEM Summit, prepared under the supervision of two General co-Chairs, of a Programme Committee, and of an Organizing Committee (see member lists at the bottom of the page), was successfully held from October 16 to 18 at the Sheraton Ataköy Hotel of Istanbul, Turkey, on the theme “Implementing Future Internet towards new horizons”.

It has attracted over 320 delegates and over 20 exhibitors from Europe, Turkey and other regions of the world, and has been supported by over 25 sponsors (see logos below). The conference was structured in plenary and parallel thematic sessions, featuring 40 speakers and authors selected following a competitive call for papers.

Beyond the conference itself, the programme included:

  • the European MediaTech Investment Forum organised by Media Deals with the support of the European Commission (DG CONNECT), to connect SMEs and entrepreneurs to European investors,
  • a NEMart contest, a recurrent high profile fixture in the NEM Summit programme, inviting applications for real demonstrators/proof of concepts which clearly show the exciting opportunities which exist when technology and art/design conjoin.

EU-funded projects and other initiatives had also taken advantage of the 2012 NEM Summit to co-located parallel workshops: 3DIIM-3D Contournet, Celtic-Plus, Chorus+, FI-Content, GUIDE, and SMARD.

2012 NEM Summit sponsors

2012 NEM Summit general co-Chairs

Jean-Dominique Meunier (Chairman of the NEM Initiative, Technicolor)
Enis Erkel (Head of R&D, Turk Telekom Group)

2012 NEM Summit Organising Committee (OC)

Duygu Oktem (Turk Telekom), OC co-Chair
Roger Torrenti (Sigma Orionis), OC co-Chair
Jovanka Adzic (Telecom Italia)
Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange)
Elçin Mol (Turk Telekom)
Nga Tran (Sigma Orionis)
Rowena Goldman (BBC)
Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom)
Yves-Marie Le Pannerer (Technicolor)
Francisco Medeiros (European Commission)
Ezgi Bener (TUBITAK)
Viorel Peca (European Commission)
Kemal Uyanik (Boogy)

2012 NEM Summit Programme Committee (PC)

Gozde Bozdagi Akar (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), PC Co-chair
Thorsten Herfet (Intel), PC Co-chair
Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom), PC Coordinator
Jovanka Adzic (Telecom Italia)
Reha Civanlar (Özygin University)
Haluk Gökmen (Arcelik)
Rowena Goldman (BBC)
Jose Manuel Menendez (UPM)
Duygu Öktem (Turk Telekom)
Julian Sesena (Rose Vision)
Murat Tekalp (Koc University)
Francisco Medeiros (European Commission), observer
Federico Alvarez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
Jon Arambarri (Virtualware)
Stefan Arbanowski (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
Andy Bower (BBC)
Federica Cena (University of Turin)
Hadmut Holken (Holken Consultants)
Richard Jacobs (BT)
Amela Karahasanovic (SINTEF)
Joachim Köhler (Fraunhofer IAIS)
Artur Krukowski (Intracom)
Goran Petrovic (Saarland University)
Jukka Salo (Nokia Siemens Networks)
Gwendal Simon (Telecom Bretagne)
Alexandru Stan (IN2)
Georg Thallinger (Joanneum Research)
Graham Thomas (BBC)
Lieven Trappeniers (Alcatel-Lucent)

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