Talk presented at the SEMISH (CSBC 2017).
With the popularization of Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing technologies and, also, with the increasing use of Sensor Networks and Big Data technologies, a number of new application possibilities are emerging. These include new forms of real-time collaboration, Smart Cities infrastructures, sophisticated Business Intelligence frameworks and cyberinfrastructure for eScience enabling the advancement of scientific research along unprecedented avenues. This convergence of technologies together with the needs and concerns related to the future digital applications led researchers to propose new approaches to scientific and technological research that will enable the development of the Future Internet. This Future Internet will be the key element that will enable the realization of the dream of Smart Cities, in which the city’s infrastructure will be used in its entirety in order to offer a better “user experience” to all its inhabitants and visitors, regardless of their social class. This talk does not only present ongoing research in the context of the InterSCity project, but will also discuss the current state of research projects, software solutions and testbeds around the world in the topics of Future Internet and Smart Cities, highlighting the lessons learned and the open research and development topics.