CEBIT is Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization. It is the largest and most internationally represented IT fair in the world which took place from 11th-15th June 2018 in Hannover (Germany). It was held in Hannover, Germany from 11-15 June 2018. CEBIT 2018’s main focus is on business, leads and ideas. It was planned as a triple-punch event featuring exhibits, conferences and networking, covering the digitization of business, government and society from every angle. It showcased the power of a major tradeshow event, conferences in various inspirational formats, networking opportunities beyond compare, and the on-stage excitement and flair of a true festival. It was divided into four sections – d!conomy, d!tec, d!talk and d!campus – which represent an entirely new approach with the core focus on generating leads and business for all concerned. Major companies like Facebook, Intel, SAP etc., along with more than 200 companies participated in CEBIT 2018 and around 120 000 people visited the event.
University of Goettingen (Jacopo De Benedetto, Mayutan Arumaithurai, Xiaoming Fu), KDDI (Atsuhi Tagami, Kazuaki Ueda) and University of Rome (Giulio Rossi, Andrea Detti) created a demo for participating in CEBIT. The demo is called “e360: Panoramic Video Streaming via Edge-Computing and Future Internet”. 360-degree panoramic video streaming are becoming very popular, due to the affordable price of cameras and the natural experience given by specific visors like smartphones. The 360-degree video is also related to IoT and Industry 4.0, like security surveillance, equipment inspection and monitoring. The quantity of data produced by a panoramic video is far more superior to normal video, so more than in the past an optimization on the data transmission is required, particularly in the multicast-scenario when more than one client consumes the same stream at the same time. The demo aims to demonstrate how the use of futuristic communication such as ICN solutions comprising of edge computing and future Internet (FI) optimize the network utilization and how much panoramic video streaming can benefit from it. Our demo was showcased in the Niedersachsen booth in Hall 16 and booth 17. This turned out to be a very sucesseful event for ICN2020 and let good dissemination of the project. Our booth was visited by Herr Björn Thümler, Niedersächsen Minister for science and culture and article was published about our exhibit in the newspaper.