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  1. Digital living

    Based on their enabling characteristics, ICTs permit all sectors in society to influence the way we live, work and behave. With citizens becoming active participants in the European Knowledge Society and thus being able to consume and produce digital cont ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Citizens' digital footprint

    While interacting with digital information systems, citizens create an increasing trail of personal and individual data. These data are recorded and possibly archived somewhere, owned by someone, and potentially used in various ways. The rise of mobile co ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Ethical aspects of new ICT technologies

    New and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) regularly bring along specific features that have an impact on security. The user is typically exposed to complex and difficult technology details that are not easily understood, such as te ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Behaviour and ICT policy

    In the policy area of the information study, behavioural economics studies individuals' interactions with digital technology, or digital behaviour. The term is not new.  It has already been studied by consulting companies seeking to provide an overvi ...

    05 February 2015

  5. From power plants to passports: safe digital data

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of digital data. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Information Society, Safety and Security ICT, security, citizen, market IPSC, IPTS From power plants to passports: s ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Next generation mobile network deployment strategies

    Electronic communications markets are evolving into an increasing complex ecosystem where mobile operators converge and compete among them and with fixed players for providing combined services and ubiquitous broadband connectivity, and where new players ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Multi scale Harris corner detector based on Differential Morphological Decomposition

    In this paper, a novel method for multi scale corner analysis and detection is presented. First, stateof-the-art Harris?Laplace corner detector is reminded, which bene?ts from linear scale-space analysis. Secondly, a non-linear scale-space transform, name ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Introduction: New Media Technologies and User Empowerment. Is there a Happy Ending?

    This article is the introduction of an edited book on New Media Technologies and Empowerment. It introduces the book and its contents and also draws upon IPTS work on the socio-economic impact of social computing to make the case that altough neither empo ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Do-it-yourself justice: considerations of social media use in a crisis situation: The case of the 2011 Vancouver riots

    On the 15th June 2011 the ice hockey Stanley Cup final series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins took place in Vancouver. As the Vancouver Canuks were losing, riots started downtown Vancouver. Social media were used to communicate among a ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Mapping R&D Investment by the European ICT Business Sector

    The paper shows that the ICT sector alone is responsible for about half the R&D investment gap between the EU and the US, i.e. the fact that EU invests a much smaller share of its GDP in R&D. It argues that this is partly because the ICT sector is ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Is Mobile Search finally going mainstream? An attempt to reconcile expert views.

    This paper describes the preliminary results of a recent (April 2010) online survey of the evolution of mobile search. As part of the study, 54 questionnaires were received and an expert workshop with academics, industry representatives and market analyst ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Towards a European eID Regulatory Framework: Challenges in Constructing a Legal Framework for the Protection and Management of Electronic Identities

    Electronic Identity (eID) is a key driver for the growth of the EU economy and the completion of the Single Digital Market. Despite the proliferation of identity management systems, the various political declarations and initiatives in this area, the plet ...

    30 April 2014

  13. e-Governance for Development: designing an operational roadmap for ICT-enabled Public Administration Reform

    Over the past decade, there has been continual development and renewal of strategies and practices surrounding e-governance. Governments around the world have embraced new information and communication technologies to increase the efficiency of internal p ...

    30 April 2014

  14. An Urn Occupancy Approach for Cognitive Radio Networks in DTVB White Spaces

    Cognitive Radio paradigm has recently received considerable interest to address the so called?spectrum scarcity? problem. In the USA, the Federal Communications Commission recently issued the regulatory for the use of cognitive radio in the TV white space ...

    30 April 2014

  15. The Influence of Technology on Social Network Analysis and Mining

    The Study of Social Networks was originated in social and business communities. In recent years, Social Network Research has advanced significantly; The development of sophisticated techniques for Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) has been highly ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Empowering patients through ICT? organisational impact on healthcare systems in England and Scotland

    This paper reports on the efforts carried out by England and Scotland to promote the widespread use of telehealthcare within Personal Health Systems (PHS) for patients with chronic conditions. In each setting, it explains the political drive, the trends i ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Employment transitions and computer use of older workers

    Our empirical analysis studies the impact of computer use on out of employment transitions of older workers, disentangling the effect of using a PC at work from that of being PC literate. Data are drawn from the 2000, 2002 and 2004 waves of the Bank of It ...

    30 April 2014

  18. ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling: Visionary Directions and Research Paths

    The role of government in the society is undergoing continuous change, acceler-ated in the recent years due to the widespread adoption of ICTs. The legitimacy of government action is increasingly put into question and it is recognised that the emergence o ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Semi-Analytic Techniques for Fast MATLAB Simulations

    Semi-analytic techniques are a powerful tool for the analysis of complex systems. In the semi-analytic framework, the knowledge of the system under analysis is exploited to reduce the computational load and complexity that full Monte Carlo simulations wou ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Robustness Issues in Text Mining

    We extend the Forward Search approach for robust data analysis to address problems in text mining. In this domain, datasets are collections of an arbitrary number of documents, which are represented as vectors of thousands of elements according to the vec ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Will the cloud make the citizen more vulnerable? Risk and vulnerability assessment in times of cloud computing

    Through digital traces that are left behind citizens are more and more exposing their personal data, digital identities to third parties in a conscious or mostly unconscious way. The latter is particularly the case for a variety of cloud computing applica ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems, Phase 2. Country Study: Italy

    This study presents and discusses the status for integrated personal health systems (IPHS) in Italy. It aims to illustrate through case studies the patient and health monitoring systems that are available, the level of implementation of these systems, the ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems phase 2 (SIMPHS 2) Country Study: Denmark

    This study presents and discusses the status of integrated personal health systems (IPHS) in Denmark. It aims to illustrate through case studies the patient and health monitoring systems that are available, the level of implementation of these systems, th ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems, Phase 2: Country Study Estonia

    This study presents and discusses the status of integrated personal health systems (IPHS) in Estonia. It aims to illustrate through case studies the patient and health monitoring systems that are available, the level of implementation of these systems, th ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems phase 2 (SIMPHS 2)- Country Study France

    This study presents and discusses the status of integrated personal health systems (IPHS) in France. It aims to illustrate through case studies the patient and health monitoring systems that are available, the level of implementation of these systems, the ...

    30 April 2014