IEEE Summit


The IEEE Summit on Internet Governance is the first in a series of high-level discussions bringing influential technology policy specialists together with prominent engineers and scientists to discuss critical issues in technology policy for Europe. IEEE, the organizer of the Summit, is the largest and most global of the world's engineering professional societies, with about 430,000 members in 190 countries.

Throughout history, and particularly over the past century or two, technology has dramatically advanced quality of life and increased prosperity through much of the world. The rate and geographic extent with which these advances continue and accelerate in the 21st century will depend, to a substantial degree, on the effectiveness with which national and regional governments pursue robust technology policies. The IEEE Summit on Internet Governance will help inform the development of such policies.

The Summit will begin with two headline key-note presentations, one from a very senior leader of the European Union, and the other from one of the most prominent contributors to the development of internet technology. The program will continue with extended panel discussions, each including both policy makers and technologists, on three of the most important debates around internet governance today:

The panels will be moderated by Jacki Davis, an experienced journalist, speaker and moderator of high-level events in Brussels and EU national capitals. The expected audience will include senior policy and technology experts, primarily from Europe.






ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:


MARKO DELIMAR (CHAIR)

GORDON DAY

GIANLUCA SETTI


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:


GIANLUCA SETTI (CHAIR)

IAN BROWN

JON CROWCROFT

MARCO AJMONE MARSAN
Gianluca Setti
Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - University of Ferrara & University of Bologna, Italy
2014 IEEE Vice President Publication Services & Products


Gianluca Setti received a Dr.Eng. degree (honors) and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, in 1992 and in 1997. Since 1997 he has been with the School of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Italy, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He held several positions as Visiting Professor/Scientist at EPFL (2002, 2005), UCSD (2004), IBM (2004, 2007) and at the University of Washington (2008, 2010). He is also a permanent faculty member of ARCES, University of Bologna (2001-now). He co-authored 3 books, 12 book chapters and over 200 journal papers and conference contributions. Dr. Setti is (co)recipient of the 2004 IEEE CAS Society Darlington Award, Best paper Award at ECCTD, 2006, Best student paper award at EMCZurich, 2005 and at ISCAS, 2011, Best Italian Ph.D. Thesis Award in Neural Networks, 1997. He is an IEEE Fellow.His research interests include nonlinear circuits, recurrent neural networks, implementation and application of chaotic circuits and systems electromagnetic compatibility, wireless communications and sensor networks, and biomedical and statistical signal processing.




Jon Crowcroft
Marconi Professor of Communications Systems, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy


Jon Crowcroft is the Marconi Professor of Networked Systems in the Computer Laboratory, of the University of Cambridge. Prior to that he was professor of networked systems at UCL in the Computer Science Department. He has supervised over 45 PhD students and over 150 Masters students.

He is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the IEE and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of the IEEE. He was a member of the IAB 96-02, and went to the first 50 IETF meetings; was general chair for the ACM SIGCOMM 95-99; is recipient of Sigcomm Award in 2009. He is the Principle Investigator in the Computer Lab for the EU Social Networks project, the EPSRC funded Horizon Digital Economy project, hubbed at Nottingham, the EPSRC funded project on federated sensor nets project FRESNEL, in collaboration with Oxford; and a new 5-year project towards a Carbon Neutral Internet with Leeds.
Professor Ian Brown
Professor of Information Security and Privacy and Associate Director (Cyber Security Centre)

Professor Ian Brown is Associate Director of Oxford University's Cyber Security Centre and Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the Oxford Internet Institute. His research is focused on surveillance, privacy-enhancing technologies, and Internet regulation. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and BCS Chartered Fellow, and a member of the Information Commissioner's Technology Reference Panel.

Since 1998 Professor Brown has variously been a trustee of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace, the Refugee Children’s Consortium, Amnesty International and Creative Commons UK. He has consulted for the United Nations, Council of Europe, OECD, US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, BT, the BBC, the European Commission, the Cabinet Office, Ofcom, and the National Audit Office.

Professor Brown's work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, CBC, Al Jazeera, and numerous newspapers and magazines. He has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Guardian. In 2004 he was voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the development of the Internet in the UK over the previous decade.

He has acted as an expert witness for the English High Court, UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and European Court of Human Rights; and given evidence to the UK, German, and European parliaments.

In 2014/15, he is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative and UK National Crime Agency.

Marco Ajmone Marsan


Marco Ajmone Marsan is Full Professor at the Politecnico di Torino, and a part time Chief Researcher at the Institute IMDEA Networks in Spain. He founded the Telecommunication Networks Group at the Politecnico di Torino. Marco Ajmone Marsan is the general chair of INFOCOM 2013.

He has received a "Honoris Causa" Doctoral Degree in Telecommunication Networks from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in March 2002. Marco Ajmone Marsan has been the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Politecnico di Torino from 2005 to 2009. From September 2002 to March 2009 he was the Director of the Institute for Electronics, Information and Telecommunications Engineering of the National Research Council. His main present research interest is in energy-efficient networking, and in the applications of ICT for energy efficiency.

Professor Gianluca Setti
University of Ferrara, Chair IEEE Summit on Internet Governance

Gianluca Setti received a Dr.Eng. degree (honors) and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, in 1992 and in 1997. Since 1997 he has been with the School of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Italy, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He held several positions as Visiting Professor/Scientist at EPFL (2002, 2005), UCSD (2004), IBM (2004, 2007) and at the University of Washington (2008, 2010). He is also a permanent faculty member of ARCES, University of Bologna (2001-now). He co-authored 3 books, 12 book chapters and over 200 journal papers and conference contributions. Dr. Setti is (co)recipient of the 2004 IEEE CAS Society Darlington Award, Best paper Award at ECCTD, 2006, Best student paper award at EMCZurich, 2005 and at ISCAS, 2011, Best Italian Ph.D. Thesis Award in Neural Networks, 1997. He is an IEEE Fellow.His research interests include nonlinear circuits, recurrent neural networks, implementation and application of chaotic circuits and systems electromagnetic compatibility, wireless communications and sensor networks, and biomedical and statistical signal processing.
Professor MarKo Delimar
Vice-Dean of Education, University of Zagreb, 2014 IEEE Secretary & Director

Marko Delimar is an electrical engineer, educator and researcher. Currently, he is the Vice-Dean of Education at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, where he’s been with the Department of Energy and Power Systems since 1997. He is the IEEE Secretary (executive officer), Director (member of the IEEE Board of Directors) and team leader for IEEE (Public Policy) Activities in Europe. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform for Electricity Networks of the Future (ETP SmartGrids). His interests include electric power and energy systems, simulations and modelling, intelligent systems, and engineering education. His current research focuses on analysis and design of smart grid architectures and large-scale integration of renewables.
Gordon Day
Past President, IEEE

Gordon W. Day is an American electrical engineer, well known for his research in optics and photonics and leadership in the international engineering community.

He spent most of his career in research and management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he founded and led the NIST Optoelectronics Division. His personal research ranged from fundamental optical metrology to the creation of innovative optoelectronic instrumentation and the development of standards for optical fiber. Subsequently, he has focused much of his work on technology policy. He has served as a science advisor to U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and as Director of Government Relations for the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association.

In 2012, Day served as the 50th President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE. He had previously served as the President of the IEEE Photonics Society and IEEE-USA. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney, an Adjoint Professor at the University of Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and has served on academic and advisory committees at several other universities around the world.

He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Illinois in electrical Engineering.