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The Future Internet: The Social Nature of Technical Choices

With Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen, Professor Eric T. Meyer, and Dr Cristobal Cobo
Date & Time:
10:00 - 16:00,
Tuesday 28 June, 2011


The future of networked knowledge, economic development, and societal engagement is increasingly and inextricably tied to the Internet. The communities, relationships, and exchanges that take place in the socio-economic sphere rely on the necessary technology being developed to extend and enhance the underlying structure of the Internet. The European Commission has funded over a hundred technical projects which are developing aspects of the Future Internet among other initiatives that foster innovation and knowledge transfer. However, for these projects to move from the laboratory into the real world, they must take into account broader socio-economic realities.


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The Future Internet: The Social Nature of Technical Choices
Time Session
09.45 Arrival at St Anne’s College, coffee
10.00 Welcome address, Eric Meyer
10.10 Keynote, William Dutton
10.30 “The Future Internet: Pushing the Technology Boundaries”. Presentations by future Internet technology projects: SAIL (Luis Correia); N4C (Elwyn Davies); CHOREOS (Animesh Pathak); PERSIST / SOCIETIES (Kevin Doolin); MASSIF (Pedro Soria-Rodriguez); FI3P (Jonathan Cave)
12.00 Lunch
13.00 “Bridging the Gap”. Parallel break-out sessions on: Cloud Computing (Christopher Millard); Privacy (Ian Brown); Communities (Alexandre Caldas); Internet of Things (Ben Bashford); Identity (Tony Fish); Security (Mike Surridge)
14.30 Coffee
14.35 Summing up results of break-out sessions
15.30 Keynote, Nicole Dewandre, European Commission
16.00 Workshop ends
17.00 Debate: Will the Design of the Future Internet Be Driven by Technology or Societal Concerns? (Sally Wyatt, Robin Williams, Jonathan Cave)
19.00 Dinner at Oriel College for workshop participants and speakers

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Oxford e-Social Science Project (OeSS)European CommissionSocio-Economic Services for European Research Projects (SESERV)Knowledge Dissemination Network for the Atlantic Area (KNetworks)

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  • Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen,Professor Eric T. Meyer,Dr Cristobal Cobo
  • Name: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen|Professor Eric T. Meyer|Dr Cristobal Cobo
  • Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute|Oxford Internet Institute|Oxford Internet Institute
  • Role: Convenor|Convenor|Convenor
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