• ICT 2013 - Conference programme announced - Have a look!
      News article18 June 2013

      ICT 2013 conference will feature top ICT professionals from industry, academia & research. Speakers from across the ICT sector will address a range of issues from cloud computing, broadband, ICT infrastructures, ICT skills, cyber security, long term visions on the future and much more. Experts will present details on how to participate in the next EU's Research Programme - Horizon 2020.

    • Collective Awareness Platforms: Engine for Sustainability and Ethics
      In the press7 February 2013

      Starting from the results of the Oxford Internet Institute Study on Future Internet, this paper describes how the plausible scenarios for the evolution of our future digital society oscillate between a "big brother"-like closed economic model supporting competitive individual interests and a "collective awareness" open social space exploiting the richness of human connections enabled by technology for collaboration. It analyses under which conditions the latter scenario may evolve, the role that it can play to improve the sustainability (a beyond-GDP, low carbon economy) and ethics (self-regulation, beyond commercially-driven) of our current social and economic models, and the strategy that the EU can implement to make it possible. The paper also discusses several open questions addressing how the "platforms for collective awareness" can create an extended awareness of the environment and of the consequences of our actions, to take informed and sustainability-aware decisions. Ultimately, such platforms can enable dialogues and discussions in the civil society to collectively orchestrate the most appropriate actions in a truly democratic, informed and non-mediated manner.

    • Italy Best Practice competition and Call for Ideas open until 31st March 2013
      News article22 January 2013

      The Italian Institute of Urban Planning has launched a competition to identify best practices in the field of Urban Management of public spaces (by Public Administrations and third sector organisations)