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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK)

    The 'Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission for the promotion of public participation i ...

    05 May 2015

  5. 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

  6. The 2011 Civic Competence Composite Indicator

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing the development of a new composite indicator on civic competence, the Civic Competence Composite Indicator 2 (CCCI-2). It comprises four dimensions: ‘Participatory Attitudes’, ‘Citizenship Values’, ‘ ...

    30 April 2014

  7. ASTRA Plus User Manual

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the user interface and the main commands to perform system dependability analysis by means of ASTRA Plus. This package implements the analysis methods developed at the Institute for the Protection an ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Customer Interaction Management Goes Social: Getting Business Processes plugged in Social Networks.

    Article describing a novel technical service dealing with the integration of social networking channels into existing business processes. Within this chapter, we will describe a novel technical service dealing with the integration of social networking cha ...

    30 April 2014

  9. European deposit guarantee schemes: revision of risk based contributions using CDS spreads

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report proposing an alternative model for risk-based contributions based on Credit Default Swap (CDS) spreads.     Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) aim at protecting depositors of all credit institutions against bank f ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Construction and application of the Rural Development Index to analysis of rural regions

    JRC Reference Report measuring the overall level of rural development and quality of life in individual rural regions of a given EU country. The main purpose of this research was to construct a multi-dimensional (composite) index measuring the overall lev ...

    30 April 2014

  11. 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 jrc_leaflet_cybersecurity_de.pdf jrc_l ...

    30 April 2014

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. eGovernance2.0: implications of Social Computing on public services

    After presenting the emerging trends and drivers of Social Computing (also known as Web2.0) in the public sector, and outlining the opportunities and risks of Social Computing in relation to governance processes and public service delivery, the chapter hi ...

    30 April 2014

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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