Anastasius Gavras has more than 20 years of professional experience in academic and industry research. He joined Eurescom, the leading organisation for managing collaborative R&D in telecommunications, more than 12 years ago as programme manager, focusing on the areas of management of networks & systems, security and middleware. In these areas he has managed a large number of studies and projects on topics which are of concern to the Eurescom member community of European telecom network operators and the European telecom industry at large. He has served as coordinator of several RTD projects under the European framework programmes and has experience in standardisation among others in OMG and ITU-T for which he has served as rapporteur.
His current interests are large scale testbed federations for enabling future Internet research and experimentation among others in the context of the Public-Private Partnership on Future Internet (FI-PPP). In the context of the FI-PPP he is the project co-ordinator of an early trial project in the health sector. Furthermore he is interested in innovation on top of future Internet platforms and the evolution of the future networks in general. He is a steering board member of the FI-PPP and is actively involved from their inception, both in the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) and the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) initiative. He is author or co-author of several papers and articles in the area and is co-editor of all four FIA books so far. He is member of the editorial board of the Eurescom mess@ge magazine and has authored several articles for the magazine, typically with a techno-socio-economic dimension.