Cross-Disciplinary Lessons for the Future Internet

  • Anne-Marie Oostveen
  • Isis Hjorth
  • Brian Pickering
  • Michael Boniface
  • Eric T. Meyer
  • Cristobal Cobo
  • Ralph Schroeder
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30241-1_5

Volume 7281 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Oostveen AM. et al. (2012) Cross-Disciplinary Lessons for the Future Internet. In: Álvarez F. et al. (eds) The Future Internet. FIA 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7281. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

There are many societal concerns that emerge as a consequence of Future Internet (FI) research and development. A survey identified six key social and economic issues deemed most relevant to European FI projects. During a SESERV-organized workshop, experts in Future Internet technology engaged with social scientists (including economists), policy experts and other stakeholders in analyzing the socio-economic barriers and challenges that affect the Future Internet, and conversely, how the Future Internet will affect society, government, and business. The workshop aimed to bridge the gap between thosewho study andthose who build the Internet. This chapter describes the socio-economic barriers seen by the community itself related to the Future Internet and suggests their resolution, as well as investigating how relevant the EU Digital Agenda is to Future Internet technologists.

Keywords

Future Internet Socio-Economics Digital Agenda Users SESERV 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Marie Oostveen
    • 1
  • Isis Hjorth
    • 1
  • Brian Pickering
    • 2
  • Michael Boniface
    • 2
  • Eric T. Meyer
    • 1
  • Cristobal Cobo
    • 1
  • Ralph Schroeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Internet InstituteUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.IT InnovationUniversity of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom