Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

 Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen

Anne-Marie Oostveen has interests in social informatics, privacy aspects in relation to ICT, online activism, user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design, social aspects of e-government, e-democracy and electronic voting.

Email: anne-marie.oostveen@oii.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287208

Profile

Anne-Marie Oostveen came to the Oxford Internet Institute in April 2007 after she had been granted a 2-year Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (funded by the European Commission under its Sixth Framework Programme) to conduct her post-doctoral research on the topic of 'E-democracy technologies and the problem of public trust'.

Currently, Anne-Marie is Principal Investigator on the FastPass project and Co-Chair on the EINS project. The FastPass project will establish and demonstrate a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates. Border control is a major challenge for security and mobility within the EU. Travellers request a minimum delay and a speedy border crossing, while Border Guards must fulfil their obligation to secure the EUs borders against illegal immigration and other threats. Fastpass will serve both demands at the same time to keep security at the highest level while increasing the speed and the comfort for all legitimate travellers at all border control points aiming at a minimum of privacy intrusion. FastPass is a Collaborative Project funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Grant agreement no: 312583.

Within the EINS project Anne-Marie is co-chair and project coordinator of the 'Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms – JRA5' working group. Aiming to become a reference point for the coordination of studies in legislation and technology addressing privacy, identity, online trust and reputation, JRA5 will draw together and further develop research on distributed social networks (such as Diaspora and Footlights), partial identities (PrimeLife), privacy-protective sensor networks (FRESNEL), privacy beliefs and behaviours (PVNets), online trust and reputation mechanisms. It will integrate research efforts, scientific concepts and methodologies from computer science, psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, statistics, graph theory, behavioural economics and law, and will investigate trade-offs between anonymity and accountability, and how decentralized privacy-enhanced systems can protect against spam, offensive content and criminal activities, while at the same time creating reliable and trusted mechanisms for online interaction based on reputation systems. The basic goal of Internet Science for privacy and identity should be to find the right combination of autonomy (solving security and privacy issues a user cannot resolve) and user control, in a way that is comprehensible and likely to be accepted.

Anne-Marie has held research positions at the Social Informatics Department at the University of Amsterdam, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam and the Rathenau Institute in The Hague. She studied Cultural Anthropology and Social Informatics at the University of Amsterdam. On 23 January 2007 she was awarded the degree of Doctor after successfully defending her PhD thesis prepared in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. The main focus of her PhD thesis ‘Context Matters: A Social Informatics Perspective on the Design and Implications of Large-Scale e-Government Systems’ is on the social and organizational conditions and (second-order) effects of deploying remote electronic voting technologies.

Anne-Marie is also co-founder and board member of the Dutch 'Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet' (We don't trust e-voting computers) foundation.

Research interests

social informatics, privacy, online activism, trust, electronic voting, e-democracy, e-government, user participation

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Fellow, June 2013 -
  • Researcher, August 2012 - June 2013
  • Research Officer, January - August 2012
  • Research Fellow, April 2009 - December 2011
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow, April 2007 - April 2009

Research

Current projects

Past projects

  • SESERV Consortium: Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects

    September 2010 - September 2012

    The SESERV consortium aims to maximize research impact by raising awareness of socio-economic trends in the areas of incentives, accounting, Digital Europe, and risk management, and by addressing possible policy priorities within the research community.

  • IMSK: Integrated Mobile Security Kit

    March 2009 - March 2013

    IMSK integrates information from legacy and novel sensor technologies into common operational picture where information is fused into intelligence, in a mobile system suitable for rapid deployment at venues which temporarily need enhanced security.

  • Privacy Value Networks (PVNets)

    October 2008 - December 2011

    Privacy Value Networks (PVNets) is producing an empirical base for developing concepts of privacy across contexts and timeframes, addressing a current lack of clarity of what privacy is and what it means to stakeholders in different usage scenarios.

  • eTRUST: e-democracy technologies and the problem of public trust

    April 2007 - April 2009

    Does e-democracy increase trust in government, and, if so, under what conditions? This work is based on case studies (involving observation / interviewing) of local and national e-democracy initiatives selected from England and the Netherlands.

Publications

Articles

Chapters

Conference papers

Reports

  • Oostveen, A., P. Aalto, D. Dimitrova, M. Hendow, A. Kraler, P. Lehtonen, and F. Zampagni (2014) Socio-ethical, legal, political, and privacy aspects (Version 1). FastPass Deliverable 2.3. FastPass - A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points, FP7-SEC-2012-1.
  • Kaufmann, M., E. Krempel, A. Oostveen, D. Dimitrova, and P. Tsormpatzoudi (2014) Concept for usability, acceptance and privacy (Version 1). FastPass Deliverable 2.2. FastPass - A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points, FP7-SEC-2012-1.
  • Jokela, M., L.Aho, D. Dimitrova, L. Salmela, M. Hendow, A. Cibea, A. Kraler, Y. Van Der Sype, P. Tsormpatzoudi, E. Kindt, A. Oostveen, E. Krempel, S. Toivonen, V. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Koivisto, M. Niesing, and S. Zehetbauer (2013) Stakeholder Needs Specification. FastPass Deliverable 3.1. A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points, FP7-SEC-2012-1.
  • Ahonen, T., S. Toivonen, L. Salmela, R. Knapik, M. Ylikauppila, G. Taberski, M. Kulju, A. Oostveen, M. Hendow, M. Jokela, C. Hurrey, G. Grasemann (2014) System Requirements and Evaluation/success criteria. FastPass Deliverable 3.2. A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points, FP7-SEC-2012-1.
  • Oostveen, A., C. Hurrey, M. Hendow, and M. Kaufmann (2013) Establishment of user groups. FastPass Deliverable 2.1. FastPass - A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automated border crossing points, FP7-SEC-2012-1.
  • Meyer, E., Oostveen, A., Schroeder, R., Boniface, M., Pickering, J.B., Walland, P., Stiller, B. and Waldburger, M. (2012) Final Report on Social Future Internet Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D3.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
  • Kalogiros, C., Oostveen, A. and Pickering, J.B. (2012) Methodology for SESERV Year 2 Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D1.5, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
  • Boniface, M., Pickering, B., Meyer, E., Cobo, C. and Oostveen, A. (2011) Initial SESERV Survey Results, Challenge 1 Projects: Socio-Economic Priorities. Report for the SESERV project.
  • Oostveen, A., Meyer, E., Cobo, C., Hjorth, I., Reisdorf, B., Papoutsi, C., Power, L., Abdel-Sattar, N., Hale, S. and Waldburger, M. (2011) First Year Report on Scientific Workshop. SESERV Deliverable D1.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
  • Boniface, M., Pickering, B., Meyer, E., Cobo, C., Oostveen, A., Stiller, B. and Waldburger, M. (2011) First Report on Social Future Internet Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D3.1, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
  • Oostveen, A. (2010) Student online disclosure case - survey results. Privacy Value Networks (PVN) Deliverable 1.16. Work Package 1.6 'Online self-disclosure and self-presentation'. TP/12/NS/P0502A.

Theses

Teaching

DPhil students supervised at the OII

Completed students

  • Chrysanthi Papoutsi

    Reconfiguring privacy and confidentiality practices: a case study of technological integration in HIV health services

Webcasts

News

  • Chips off the old block

    12 January 2013 The Economist

    An increasing range of child-tracking devices designed to protect children are being offered to parents.  But Anne-Marie Oostveen points out that accidents are more likely than assault and these devices won’t stop a child falling in a river.

  • Paper Cuts: Paperless polling stations are unfashionable, but internet voting is on its way

    27 October 2012 The Economist

    Enthusiasm for electronic voting machines is waning although they are still useful in poorer places.  Internet voting however is becoming more widespread.  Anne-Marie-Oostveen comments on difficulties of verifying electronic tallies.

  • French election leaves thousands of expats unable to vote

    15 June 2012 Exaro News

    The introduction of online voting for the French communities outside France has 'been a fiasco' beset by computer and administrative faults according to Exaro. Anne-Marie Oostveen, expert on electronic voting comments on the risks of fraud.

Blog

  • New paper: Non-use of Automated Border Control systems

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 13 Aug 2014 01:22AM

    In September I will have the opportunity to present a short paper about the non-use of Automated Border Control (ABC) systems at the British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014) in Southport. The overarching theme of the conference is ‘Sand, [...]

  • News Digest Rural Broadband: July 2014

    Access Denied on 31 Jul 2014 14:53PM

    Another month has gone by with again lots of media attention for slow Internet connections in rural areas. This time the news brings us: how Scottish independence might benefit rural broadband services, disgruntled BT customers, B4RN’s hyper speed [...]

  • Fieldwork in B4RN land

    Access Denied on 12 Jul 2014 15:30PM

    On the 9th and 10th of July we travelled up North to meet the people of B4RN, a community-owned fibre network in Lancashire providing future-proof full fibre connections to rural villages. The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) network is totally [...]

  • News Digest Rural Broadband: June 2014

    Access Denied on 29 Jun 2014 22:42PM

    Here it is… June’s overview of all the need-to-know news on inadequate internet connections in rural England and Wales. Featuring this month: sluggish speeds, rural broadband nightmares, and balloons to the rescue. 26 June – Teesdale [...]

  • Progress Bar Blues

    Access Denied on 20 Jun 2014 14:35PM

    Internet users living and working in areas with slow Internet speeds are per definition overly familiar with the ‘progress bar’. Wikipedia describes the progress bar as: “a graphical user interface used to visualize the progression of an extended computer [...]

  • News Digest Rural Broadband: May 2014

    Access Denied on 30 May 2014 22:59PM

    Keeping abreast of developments related to rural broadband is difficult when you are suffering from slow Internet access. Therefore we do all the hard work for you and bring you our easy to digest monthly news overview. 28 May – UK broadband speeds [...]

  • Inadequate Broadband Access in Rural Britain

    Access Denied on 19 May 2014 00:02AM

    Welcome to the ‘Access Denied’ project. Whether you are a rural Internet user, an Internet service provider or a policy maker, our research is aimed at you. This project examines how people living in rural areas are affected by the unavailability of [...]

  • New Paper: ABC standardisation key to improving usability

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 3 May 2014 17:25PM

    This summer my colleague Mario Kaufmann from the Fraunhofer Institute will present a paper [1] based on our FastPass work at the Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2014 conference in Lisbon. One task of the FastPass project is to study [...]

  • New paper: Understanding Engagement With The Privacy Domain Through Design Research

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 11 Mar 2014 00:07AM

    Within the Google funded project ‘Privacy Trends’ a tool was developed that collects and aggregates online reports from social media platforms on the topic of privacy. The reports are summarized, visualized, and presented to everyday Internet [...]

  • Crowdfunding to Support Young Researchers

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 17 Dec 2013 02:24AM

    My colleague Kathryn Eccles studies crowdsourcing in the field of cultural heritage resources, and the topic often comes up in our conversations. Usually we talk about the collective effort of individuals related to mass participation in the gathering, [...]

  • Social Media on the Motorway

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 14 Dec 2013 14:08PM

    In the 1990s the internet was often described as the ‘Information Highway’. Two decades on, the information highway has started to interfere with the real highway. One in three people in the Netherlands admit to using a smartphone for email and social [...]

  • The Great Switch-Over

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 29 Jul 2013 13:42PM

    Among my friends it is known that I am not one for big changes. I like to keep things the way they are (not taking into account the fact that I migrated to another country). I am also not one to care much for the latest gadgets. I have no digital [...]

  • Research in Practice: Observations and Surveys

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 17 Jun 2013 15:16PM

    In between my three “extreme interviewing Mondays” I have been to a European airport to conduct research for the FastPass project. The FastPass project aims to develop a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates. The [...]

  • Research in Practice: Extreme Interviewing

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 3 Jun 2013 22:24PM

    Together with colleagues from the University of Birmingham (Human-Computer Interaction Research Centre, Computer Science Department) and the University of Sheffield (Natural Language Processing Research Group, Computer Science Department) we have [...]

  • Call for Papers: Social and Ethical Implications of Biometric Technology (IJICTHD)

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 30 May 2013 16:13PM

    SUBMISSION DUE DATE: November 1, 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE ON: Social and Ethical Implications of Biometric Technology International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) Guest Editor: Dr. Anne-Marie Oostveen [...]

  • Don’t miss MuseumNext

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 12 May 2013 22:30PM

    If you are in Amsterdam this week, don’t miss MuseumNext at the Beurs van Berlage. MuseumNext is Europe’s big conference on innovation and technology in museums. The aim is to provide a clear insight into how technology and media are shaping [...]

  • New book chapter: User Involvement in Future Internet Projects

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 24 Apr 2013 20:32PM

    We have a chapter in the FIA 2013 book to be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) next month [1]. In this chapter we address user involvement in the Future Internet community. We were interested to find out whether current FI [...]

  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Insider Threats

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 14 Dec 2012 01:39AM

    This week I attended a Dagstuhl Seminar on Organizational Processes for Supporting Sustainable Security. This seminar at Schloss Dagstuhl was the third in a series on ‘Insider Threats’.   The “insider threat” is cited in many [...]

  • Electoral participation, e-voting and windscreen wipers.

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 26 Mar 2011 02:31AM

    Last week I gave a statement about remote electronic voting at the European Parliament. The Scientific Technology Options Assessment (STOA) workshop, organised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), discussed the [...]

  • Internet & Politics

    Anne-Marie Oostveen on 9 Mar 2009 13:08PM

    The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) has recently accepted the proposal of a standing group on “Internet & Politics”. This standing group aims to link researchers internationally to create a consolidated network and exchange for [...]