1st International conference on Internet Science - Internet, Interdisciplinarity & Innovation

April 10-11, 2013
Location: The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB)
Rue Ducale 1, Brussels (Belgium)
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The 1st International conference on Internet Science, will be organized from April 10 to 11 in Brussels, under the aegis of the European Commission, by the EINS project, the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Internet Science, with the support of KVAB.

This highly multidisciplinary conference combines Computer Science, Sociology, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Complex systems analysis, Psychology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Epistemology and other relevant disciplines. It will be a unique venue fostering dialogue among scholars and practitioners belonging to these disciplines.

It will also provide the EINS Network of Excellence with an opportunity to interact with external stakeholders, detail project objectives and methodological approach, and showcase its first results. The event will start on April 9 at 18:30 with a welcome reception, and will end on April 11 in the early afternoon.

The conference is open to any organizations and individuals interested in the event topic. Only limited registration fees are requested to attend it in order that they are not an obstacle to registration, thanks to the financial support of the European Commission, made available through the EINS FP7 project. These fees cover in particular access to the venue, to the welcome cocktail of April 9, all coffee-breaks and lunches of April 10 and 11, and the dinner of April 10. Please note that pre-registration is compulsory since registration may be closed prior to the event date due to room capacity constraints.

The programme of the conference is available at: http://internetscienceconference.eu/programme/.

Download the EINS Conference flyer.

Presentations and proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Internet Science are available at: http://internetscienceconference.eu/agenda-presentations/.

About the EINS Network of Excellence

The EINS Network of Excellence in Internet Science is supported by the European Commission under its FP7 research-funding programme (ICT Theme). It aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society, by addressing the fragmentation of European research in this area, at geographical and disciplinary levels.

Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines exploring Internet systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.

The network brings together thirty-eight research institutions across Europe that are focusing on network engineering, computation, complexity, networking, security, mathematics, physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, humanities, and law, as well as other relevant social and life sciences. It is coordinated by Prof. Leandros Tassiulas from CERTH, Greece.

The network's main deliverable will be a durable shaping and structuring of the way Internet research is carried out, by reaching a critical mass of expertise needed to provide European leadership in this area, providing concrete incentives for multidisciplinary collaborations, and spreading excellence beyond the partnership.