Sessions

Wednesday, October 26

Wednesday, 10:00AM
Conference Room
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Internet as a motor for societal innovation

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Oliver Gassmann's Keynote will discuss opportunities and challenges of the Internet for science, innovation and society.

  • What are the potentials?
  • Where are the limits?...
Wednesday, 10:50AM
Conference Room
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The term business model became popular with the rise of the Internet and electronic businesses as a means to explain how an organization works. With innovations also the way how customers interact with firms and thus with their products has changed, leading to a world, where companies compete on the basis of their business models. This is also reflected in the many facets of...

Wednesday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 3
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At the heart of the technological innovations and the advanced forms of social interaction these “social media” afford, there are two central and relatively novel features to which researchers turned their attention: Firstly, the articulation of the social graph and, secondly, lower barriers for user generated content and social production. However, there is still lack of...

Wednesday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 4
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If it is true that territorial coercive governmental force remains the hallmark of governance in the internet age then it should be the territorial constitution that directs but also restrains this force. While already considerable thought has been devoted to the issue of how the reading of certain fundamental rights and constitutional principles and the understanding of...

Wednesday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 1
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It is rare that one is in the presence of an ontological shift. It is even more rare that one is in a position to shape it. Yet this is exactly the position many engineers, policy makers, and citizens are in today. The internet was a fluke. There was not much policy, nor strategic thinking, a bit of standard discussions but no early warning debates about the potential dangers...

Wednesday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 2
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The internet is not merely a social phenomenon, it is more than that, it is of constitutional importance. Various academic disciplines have acknowledged this innovation‘s significance and selective internet-related issues have already been discussed from a legal perspective. But while these legal discussions have remained predominantly selective, no one has recently and...

Wednesday, 04:30PM
Workshop Room 2
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The shift towards open innovation has substantially changed the scientific and practical perception of corporate innovation. While scientific studies on open innovation are burgeoning, present research underlies a business-centric view that has focused on the back-end of the innovation process. The impact and implications of open innovation on academic and industrial science...

Wednesday, 04:30PM
Workshop Room 1
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Researchers across disciplines generally agree that some form of public domain is necessary for an open society in general and for innovation in particular. Consensus ends, however, when questions are raised such as what should be part of the public domain and how should the public domain be regulated? After reviewing the current state of debate, this workshop tries to...

Wednesday, 04:30PM
Workshop Room 3
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Wisdom of the Crowds
Part 1: Can Crowd Wisdom Solve Regulatory Problems?
Part 2: Crowdsourcing

Part 1: Can crowd wisdom solve regulatory problems? A review and some provocations
What is it to harness the views and opinions of “lay people” to solve regulatory problems? And what counts as “crowd wisdom” or a “regulatory problem”...

Wednesday, 04:30PM
Workshop Room 4
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Thursday, October 27

„Consent of the Networked: The future of freedom in the Internet age“
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Abstract:
Many commentators and researchers have debated whether the Internet is ultimately a force for freedom of expression and political liberation, or for...

Thursday, 09:15AM
Conference Room
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Open Statecraft: Strategy for a N2N World

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Five years ago, in 2006, O’Reilly (who earlier had coined the term web 2.0) called for government 2.0 or „government as a platform.” In 2009, President Obama published the Memo on Open Government and defined...

Thursday, 10:00AM
Conference Room
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Thursday, 10:45AM
Conference Room
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Searching and finding information on the Web, something that now appears to be determining the production and dissemination of knowledge within our society to an ever increasing extent, is often summed up using the catchphrase ‘Googlization’. The spreading GeoWeb in general and the user-driven production of geo-referenced information in particular (by geo-tagging,...

Thursday, 11:00AM
Workshop Room 1
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The workshop analysis the role of the Internet for different types of innovation not only focusing on the traditional set of product, process,...

Thursday, 11:00AM
Gero Stenke
Workshop Room 3
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Intermediates often play a crucial role in the field of socially relevant communication, even if the configurations and structures can be quite different. The discussion revolving around “Open data” indicates that new sources of socially relevant information emerge. In the triangle between data providers, users and service providers it is unlikely that case-by-case solutions...

Thursday, 11:00AM
Axel Bruns
Workshop Room 4
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The paper acknowledges a growing web of legal norms that regulate governance aspects of the Internet. Some of these norms are legally binding; other are closer to what some scholars call soft law. In order to take stock of these developments, I propose an explorative typology that can bring some systematic order into the plurality of Internet norms. Although my framework is...

Thursday, 11:00AM
Workshop Room 2
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CyberAnthropology is an approach that submits anthropological and philosophical questions (as well as sociological, political and linguistic questions including questions of constitutional law arising from them) to different fields associated with the internet – which has not been done in this specific transdisciplinary way in previous research.

We analyse changes,...

Thursday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 1
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Futures studies are the scientific study of possible, desirable, and probable future developments and scope for design, as well as the conditions for these in the past and in the present. Modern futures studies assume that the future is not entirely determinable and that different future developments (‘futures’) are possible and there is scope for design. They are based on...

Thursday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 3
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The workshop covers a report from a study done over the last several months that looked at the technological innovations that the Internet may experience over the next decade in an attempt to understand some of the possible policy issues that would emerge. The workshop will start by exploring the links between technology and policy. The basic proposition to be...

Thursday, 02:00PM
Elwyn Davies
Workshop Room 2
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Part 1: Algorithms and Journalism

The way how information is retrieved, selected, filtered and edited is increasingly described and controlled by algorithms . The idea of this workshop is to...

Thursday, 02:00PM
Workshop Room 4
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Thursday, 04:30PM
Conference Room
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Friday, October 28

Friday, 09:30AM
Conference Room
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„Humanism and Technology“

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- What is the technological view of the self?
- How is this present in issues around online identity, personalization and privacy?
- What is the role of the Humanities in this discussion?

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Friday, 09:45AM
Conference Room
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The importance of language for Internet and Society: developing a language-intelligent approach

Why is language so important for the Internet? New language and cross-language features continue to emerge to challenge existing logic of business, politics and communication. A head-on-head competition in local markets defined by languages is underway between major...

Friday, 10:30AM
John Hartley
Workshop Room 1
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11:00 – 11:20 Discussion at the tables
11:20 – 11:30 Summary by the moderator

Friday, 10:30AM
Conference Room
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One of the key issues under discussion during the recent IGF in Nairobi was the question whether there is a need to draft a sort of a "Constitution" or "Magna Charta" for the Internet. Numerous initiatives by intergovernmental organisations like OECD, Council of Europe, EU, CSCE, NATO, ISBA, Shanghai-Group and others to draft "principles on Internet Governance" have triggered...

Friday, 11:00AM
Workshop Room 2
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12:00 – 12:20 Discussion at the tables
12:20 – 12:30 Summary by the moderator

Friday, 11:30AM
Conference Room
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Regulation of the Internet in its broad sense comprises policy initiatives as well as jurisdiction and self-regulatory action. "Regulation Watch" as one of the first projects of the new institute is aimed to monitor these activities that shape the use, provision or architecture of the Internet and provide further analysis for scholars and interested parties from internet...

Friday, 01:30PM
Workshop Room 2
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