The CERIST organises in collaboration with the ARPT and MOBILIS two working days on "Future Trends in Internet: Toward a Roadmap for an IoT Ecosystem" from 09 to 10 may 2018.

Research works in topics such as wireless sensors networks, distributed systems, wireless communication and mobile computing, cloud computing, embedded systems and micro-electronics, big data, machine learning, etc., make it possible to connect, object to internet, collect andanalyze a massive volume of information to provide advanced services using innovative business models. The picture of smart objectsable to sense their environment and acquire information (sensing), process data (computing), talk to one another (communicate) and take decisions (actions) has been fiction for a long while, but now becomes fact. Indeed, concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud/edge computing and Blockchain are emerging as a new realm ofanew internet generation.

Current technologies such as IPv6, 6LowPAN, cloud technologies, etc., enable “smart” devices to be endowed with unique IP addresse to interoperably communicate through the internet. IoT may be viewed as the network of smart devices that communicate seamlessly over the Internet, which is transforming the ways we live and work.It promises access to the information not only anywhere and anytime but also using anything, for the purpose of identifying and sensing what is happening in our daily living environment. Therefore, it allowsto provide different services such as efficient energy management in buildings and smart grids, pollution monitoring, vehicular traffic management, climate monitoring, drought prediction and control, disaster prevention and many others. In addition, the development of new technologies such as cloud computing, blockchain, etc., offer innovative business models for such services, which are revolutionizing the Internet.

Stakeholders seeking advanced connectivity solutions includetelecom regulatory authorities, platform vendors, device manufacturers, radio and chipset makers, mobile network operators,and companies in various industries that purchaseproducts to provide services and applicationson the internet of the new generation.Appropriate regulation policies, selection and choice of technologies enabling the internet in Algeria to fit the requirement of future applications is then required. While the research community in Algerian, including research centers and universities, has been conducting research on relevant topics for a long time, the practice of adopting and deploying technologies such IoT and cloud computing is at its infancy.

The aim of these working days is to make a bridge between the different stakeholders, to discuss the future of IoTregarding the technological, the regulation and the standardization aspects, and to come up with some recommendations.