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Emerging infrastructures and the Internet

This is my first blog about the workshop on Emerging Trends in Critical Infrastructure Protection on May 11-12 2015 in Semmering, Austria that was organized by JRA7 and SEA2 of the EINS project. It was on invitation and the attendants were a mix of ICT and social science academia, a governmental representative and stakeholders from industry (Orange, Huawei, Airbus, Hirschmann, and some SMEs). The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) has already generated and distributed a press release about the workshop:

Power under Control

On Friday April 24 2015 TUM attended a workshop under title "Power under Control"(https://spscontrol.de/img/Workshop_Flyer.pdf). It took place in the technology center for businesses and start-ups in the proximity of the TUM Campus in Garching. The main topic was the power supply and its automation and control for critical infrastructures. Prominent companies in the area like MTU, DEIF, and Westermo were present in the workshop.

#Postsnowden workshop at Sussex, Freeman F22 8 May 3pm

The workshop will focus on issues of information governance and social networking, in particular the future of privacy and surveillance in the European space. As it is held a few hours after the UK General Election, it is likely to be held in a government-free space with the UK still in the EU and Scotland still in the UK. This follows previous #PostSnowden events including at LSE in November 2013. This might be post-post-Snowden…

Jay Rosen: Facebook has to start growing up

https://www.facebook.com/jayrosen/posts/10152662465271548
It has to start recognizing that our questions are real. We are not suggesting that FB "edits" NewsFeed in the same way that a newspaper editor once edited the front page. It's a very different way. That's why we're asking about it! We are not suggesting that algorithms work in the same way that elites deciding what's news operated. No: a different way. That's why we're asking about it!

Early Stage Researchers Colloquium 2015, Berlin

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society invites applications from PhD candidates and post doctoral researchers from all disciplines to its Early Stage Researchers Colloquium, which will be held in Berlin on 24 September 2015. (Full information can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this blog.)

This colloquium ail consist of five thematically focused tracks. Please submit your research projects on one of the following topics: 

European Communications Policy Research conference 2015 - follow #EuroCPR2015

Many EINS researchers and affiliates are presenting papers or discussions at this conference, the 4th annual EuroCPR during the EINS project http://www.eurocpr.org/programme_current.html

Tamas' open access article on Facebook relationship patterns

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0118329 The ability to create lasting, trust-based friendships makes it possible for humans to form large and coherent groups. The recent literature on the evolution of sociality and on the network dynamics of human societies suggests that large human groups have a layered structure generated by emotionally supported social relationships.

Free access to ACM TOIT special issue on social computing

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) - Special Issue on Foundations of Social Computing

Volume 14 Issue 4, December 2014 http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2699996&picked=prox&cfid=476540786&cft...

Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: New Study by Global Network of Internet and Society Centers

The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are pleased to announce the release of a new report on Multistakeholder Governance Groups, which informs the debate about Internet governance models and mechanisms.

Roadmap, JRA4 ands JRA6 final reports/case studies out now!

The reports have all been put up on the website - 6 case studies for JRA4 and 12 for JRA6. Read, enjoy, comment.

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