Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PhD summer school in Political Economy of ICT

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PhD summer school
Political Economy of Information and Communication Technologies
Skagen, Denmark
21 – 26 August 2012
Deadline for registration: 15 May 2012

The topic of the 2012 PhD summer school on the political economy of ICT organized by the center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI) is
The Future of Internet
The focus will be on two important developments: 1) Internet and the media and 2) Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet is becoming a major infrastructure for media services. This is driven by social media and new and creative content, by mobile and fixed broadband infrastructures, by application and service platforms, the development of end user devices like smart phones and tablet PCs, and new business models. Recent developments in broadcasting and Internet technologies have radically changed the conditions for the development and use of media and communication services. One of the most significant examples of this trend is the paradigm shift from traditional broadcast to hybrid Broadcast - Broadband technologies and the over-the-top (OTT) platforms. These solutions open new pathways but also constitute great challenges to the industry and market.
Another important area of change for the future Internet is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT introduces significant changes in our lives and help realizing visions of "ambient intelligence". Within a few years we will be surrounded by a huge amount of sensors, devices and "things", which will be able to communicate and bring artificial intelligence to different sectors of society and promote the development of areas such as smart cities, green IoT, e-health, intelligent transport, supply chain management, factory automation etc.
These changes massively influence markets and businesses and the development of services and applications. The aim of the PhD summer school is to discuss the major factors influencing this development with focus on the interplay between technological, political, economic and cultural aspects.
Topics included:
• Internet and the media
• Convergence of telecommunications, IT and the media
• Internet TV and Hybrid Broadband Broadcast TV
• Internet of Things
• IPv6
• Cloud computing
• Broadband
• Social media
• Business models
• The interrelationships between technology, market developments and regulations
The summer school is organized by CMI in cooperation with the CAMMP project (Converged Advanced Mobile Media Platform), and is part of the activities of the Mobile and Wireless Cluster CWMC (Copenhagen Wireless and Mobile Consortium).

Course faculty:
William H. Melody, Professor, CMI, Aalborg University
Ruth Towse, Professor of Economics in the Creative Industries, Bournemouth University
Ramjee Prasad, Professor, CTIF/AAU
Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, CMI
Anders Henten, Professor, CMI
Reza Tadayoni, Associate Professor, CMI