Methods to Achieve Socio-economic Design Goals

posted 31 Jan 2012, 01:41 by Martin Waldburger
SESERV is actively contributing (through members of the University of Zurich, UZH) to the development of the future ITU-T Recommendation entitled "Methods to Achieve Socio-Economic Design Goals and Objectives for Future Networks" (working title: Y.FNsocioeconomic) as reported and introduced earlier. Y.FNsocioeconomic is in an early state currently. Its scope has been defined and a rough document structure was sketched. Accordingly, UZH has submitted a contribution for the upcoming NGN-GSI event of the ITU-T in early February 2012. The contribution makes two proposals which will be discussed at the meeting:
  1. A more detailed document structure
  2. Contents for multiple sections
The first contribution is important for a positioning of the tussle analysis method developed within SESERV. The proposed document structure aims to present tussle analysis as a meta-method to approach socio-economic questions of Future Network technology in a structured manner. Tussle analysis consists of three main steps - stakeholder identification, tussle identification, tussle evolution and impact. The proposed document structure, hence, looks at different methods that might be suited to implement each or some of the three tussle analysis steps. These methods range from interviews (well suited for the first step), to role playing simulation (well suited for the second step) to System Dynamics (well suited for the third step), to name a few examples.
The second contribution proposes contents primarily in those sections that describe tussle analysis. The design for tussle principle (as introduced by Clark in 2005) is taken as a starting point from which SESERV developed tussle analysis in consideration of the technology development cycle. In late January, a presentation on the SESERV-driven contribution has been given to the TTC (Telecommunication Technology Committee), a Japanese standardization body. The presentation outlines contributions made, and it provides insight into tussle analysis.
Martin Waldburger,
31 Jan 2012, 01:41