FIA2011 Book Chapter: Investigating Socio-economic Tussles Arising from Building the Future Internet

posted 11 Apr 2011, 03:49 by Michael Boniface   [ updated 11 Apr 2011, 07:22 ]
The SESERV Coordination and Support Action was designed to help fill the gap between socio-economic priorities and the Future Internet research community by offering selected services to FP7 projects in Challenge 1. SESERV provides access to socioeconomic experts investigating the relationship between FI technology, society, and the economy.

SESERV will publishing a book chapter in the publication "Future Internet: Achievements and Promising Technology", to be published by Springer Verlag May 2011. In this paper SESERV proposes a methodology for identifying and assessing tussles that are present in the Internet, or may arise after a protocol or service has been introduced. Although the suitability of such a methodology cannot be easily quantified, we believe it can capture the evolving relationships among stakeholders, and thus tussles, across time. Furthermore, we provide a taxonomy of economic and social tussles linked to a number of identified patterns and give examples of such tussles and how these are studied by several European research projects under FP7. The tussle analysis methodology will be evaluated in the context and work of other FP7 projects during the lifetime of the project, and will be enriched and complemented by other techniques; thus forming a toolbox of approaches to understanding the socio-economic issues inherent in FP7 FI projects. This toolbox will be further enhanced and finalized after the workshops, sessions, and consultations, as the project empirically identifies socio-economic issues arising from FP7 and links those to socio-economic tools and methods for analyzing and resolving these issues

You can download the paper here