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Future Internet Conference, Valencia, Spain, 15-16 April 2009

More information about this event is available the Future Internet website.

The economics of information for citizens, communities and commerce

15 April 2009

15.00 - 15.05: Overview - Michael Boniface (IT Innovation Centre)

15.05 - 15.50 : Information as an economic good and implications for business models Prof Claudia Keser (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

What are the economic foundations for treating information as a good? What is the impact on the economic mode of exchange and the relationships between providers and consumers? Is a “new” economy on the horizons as a consequence? In the so-called “race to the bottom”, is there money to be made?

Format: 25 minute presentation with Q&A

15:40 - 16.10: Turning information into value in Future Content Networks - Doug Williams (BT), Peter Stollenmayer (Eurescom), Adolfo M. Rosas (Telefonica)

Where will value exist within the Future Internet? How will value be created, delivered, shared and protected? How will value change as a consequence of the envisaged technological advances within networks and applications? How will value be distributed amongst the various stakeholders for a sustainable Future Internet ecosystem?


Format: 30 minute role-based discussion

16:10 - 16.40: Information value and the long term preservation of digital assets - Roeland Ordelman (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)

Title: Audiovisual content exploitation in the networked information society

The concept of technology-enhanced audiovisual indexing may have been a holy grail in earlier research, but recently it has become an urgent prerequisite in the context of our present-day information society. The effective exploitation of our Digital Libraries however, is currently impeded despite a wealth of technological progress. It becomes increasingly apparent that there may be an underlying problem, rooted in the disparity between technology and user needs. In order to respond to the demands of the information society advanced techniques and new workflow practices of use need to be explored by focusing on the needs of contemporary users, both professionals and non-professionals. At the same time, we need to foster opportunities for drawing user communities into the Digital Libraries, to involve them in enhancing content exploitability, e.g., by community tagging or capturing user generated content from the internet and aligning this with archived items. In this talk, the area of tension between the current state of technology and user needs is discussed in more detail in the context of the exploitation of the audiovisual archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Projects: LiWA (Living Web Archives), PrestoPRIME and EUscreen

Format: 25 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes questions

16:40 - 17.10: Information asymmetry and tussles between consumers, providers and operators - Dr. Tuan Anh Trinh (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Telecommunication and Media Informatics)

Title: Smart Information for Smart Energy

Information asymmetry will - at some points in the value chain - create unfairness which in turn might have undesirable consequences on the performance of the Future Internet. Regarding Future Internet governance, we need to address the issue of decision making if only incomplete and uncertain information are available. Finally, the roles of the stakeholders in the Future Internet are getting more and more complicated with the borders are getting blurred and event one stakeholder might have different roles at the same time. We argue that this phenomenon will have a significant impact on Future Internet architecture in general and the business models of the Future Internet in particular.

Projects: EARTH (IP project): Energy Aware Radio and Network Technologies COST , Action IC0804 - Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems, COST 605: Econ@Tel - A Telecommunications Economics COST Network

Format: 25 minute presentation followed by 5 minute questions 17:10 : FI3P Socio-Economic Study – Prof Jonathon Cave (Rand Europe)

17:20 : SESERV Support Action and Conclusions – Michael Boniface (IT Innovation)

17:30 : Close

Meeting minutes:

  • Meeting Minutes

Valencia Preparatory FIA Caretakers Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, 24 November 2009

'Participants from FISE: Michael Boniface, Burkhard Stiller, Sergios Soursos'

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