EINS - Network of Excellence in Internet Science
The goal of EINS is to achieve a deeper multidisciplinary understanding of the development of the Internet as a societal and technological artifact, whose evolution is increasingly intertwined with that of human societies. Its main objective is to allow an open and productive dialogue between all the disciplines which study the Internet systems under any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by the continuous advances in Internet functionalities and applications.
In particular, the Network of Excellence in Internet Science will:
- Coordinate the investigation, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, of specific topics at the intersection between humanistic and technological sciences, such as privacy and identity, reputation, virtual communities, security and resilience, network neutrality;
- Lay the foundations for an Internet Science, based i.a. on Network Science and Web Science, aiming at understanding the impact of the "network effect" on human societies and organisations, as for technological, economic, social and environmental aspects;
- Provide concrete incentives for academic institutions and individual researchers to conduct studies across multiple disciplines, in the form of online journals, conferences, workshops, PhD courses, schools, contests, and open calls for innovative activities in this direction.
|Principal Investigator(s) at the University||Prof. Dr. Hermann de Meer (Lehrstuhl für Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Rechnernetze und Rechnerkommunikation)|
|Project period||01.12.2011 - 31.05.2015|
|Source of funding|
Europäische Union (EU) > EU - 7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm (7. FRP)