|The socio-economic aspects that affect the Internet are
as complex and interwoven as society itself. This complexity is based on the
interdependence of those disciplines that study changes in human nature. Where
economics, political science, humanities, psychology and law are linked to
concepts like privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property and social
networks but also to topics like education, security, regulation, private life,
communication, business, trust, intangible incentives, to name but a few.
People studying the impact of the Internet on human life
are asking fundamental questions about the evolution of society and the
economy: Do social networks drive democracy? Should governments censor and
filter digital content? Where’s the value in the digital economy? How do people
decide in a world full of contextual information? Meanwhile, engineers and scientists continue
to develop new Future Internet technologies that promise to provide more
relevant, efficient and durable solutions to challenges of today and tomorrow. Everyone
has a view on what matters…..everyone has something of value to say.
SESERV will bridge the gap between those who study and
those who build the Internet by supporting discussion and debate within
multidisciplinary community of researchers and professionals working on Future
Internet Socio Economics. Building on the early thoughts about FISE, SESERV aima is to discover new perspectives on Future
Internet research by considering the viewpoints from different disciplines such
as computer science, engineering, social sciences, economics and policy.
will develop priorities for European Future Internet research in Challenge 1
with a balance viewpoint
going beyond just the technical perspective. Universal prescriptions are
unlikely due to the complexity of individuals, society and the economy, and issues
won’t be “solved” by a simple set of rules. However, developing a richer awareness of
the problems is the first step towards finding solutions and no doubt the
discussion and debate will create innovative technical by-products.
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