Francois Fluckiger

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François Flückiger

François Flückiger is a computer scientist who works at CERN. He was selected for induction in 2013 in the Internet Hall of Fame.

Internet contributions[edit]

Fluckiger was in charge of the CERN external network.[1][self-published source] He contributed to the creation of CCIRN (Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Network), RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) and Ebone (European Backbone).[2][3] Fluckiger was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in August 2013 for his leadership in establishing the Internet in Europe.[4][5][6]

After the departure of Tim Berners-Lee from CERN, François Fluckiger took over him to lead the web development technical team at CERN.[7][8] He chaired the Inet1988, Inet2001 and Inet2002 conference programme.[9]


Between 2001 and 2011, he was an OpenLab manager[10] and until 2013 he held the position of the Director of the CERN School of Computing.[11] He is Knowledge and Technology Transfer Officer for Information Technologies at CERN. He is a lecturer at the University of Geneva, a member of the Internet Society Advisory Council and of the W3C Advisory Committee.


Fluckiger is a graduate of the École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec) and holds an MBA from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises in Paris.

Selected publications[edit]

  • F.Fluckiger Understanding Networked Multimedia, Prentice Hall, 1995, ISBN 0-13-190992-4
  • F.Fluckiger "The European Research Network", Translated from "Les Réseau des Chercheurs Européens ", La Rechecrhe, February 2000
  • F.Fluckiger "CERN Celebrates Another Key Contribution to the Internet", CERN Computer Newsletter, June 29, 2009

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Olivier Martin,“The “hidden” Prehistory of European Research Networking” Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, E-Book, Trafford Publishing, June 2012
  2. ^ Howard Davies and Beatrice Bressan,“A History of International Research Networking”, Wiley-Blackwell", February 2010
  3. ^ "Field General of the Protocol Wars | Internet Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  4. ^ "People: François Flückiger joins Internet Hall of Fame". CERN Courier. 53 (7): 58. September 2013.
  5. ^ "Francois Flückiger's Secret Weapon | Internet Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  6. ^ "François Flückiger | Internet Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  7. ^ Dave Raggett, “My involvement with the early days of the Web”, W3C 10th Anniversary Conference, Boston, December 2004
  8. ^ James Gillies, Robert Cailliau, “How the Web Was Born – The Story of the World Wide Web”, Oxford University Press, September 2000
  9. ^ Internet Society, Past INET conferences Archived 2013-07-04 at the Wayback Machine, Official list
  10. ^ Fluckiger, François (May 2012). "The openlab adventure continues to thrive". CERN Courier. 52 (4): 37–39.
  11. ^ Fluckiger, François (December 2013). "CERN School of Computing: 10 years of renewal". CERN Courier. 53 (10): 15–17.

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