What is it about?
Internet presents a formidable challenge to the research community, as for the understanding of its different (and deeply inter-related) technological and non-technological aspects. The emerging Internet networks, services and applications have broad implications at societal, economic and environmental levels (e.g. as for sustainability, privacy, openness, neutrality, competition, new market opportunities and social values) which are crucial for the future society.
In this context, FIRE has several actions oriented at better understanding the societal implications and the possible social drivers for the Future Internet:
- The network of excellence on Internet Science for which a high-level conference took place in Brussels on 8-9 September 2011
- The project Paradiso2
- The Oxford Internet Institute Study "Towards a Future Internet: Interrelations between Technological, Social and Economic aspects"
- ICTNET , the European Network of the Research on the Economic Impact of ICT led by OECD
Other relevant links :
- The initiative on Platforms for Collective Awareness and Action
- Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Applications
- Public consultation on the open internet and net neutrality
- Study on social innovation in Digital Agenda - SMART 2012/0049 (Contract Notice OJ/S S125 - Study on Social Innovation in Digital Agenda)
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