Sean Dodson is teaching Journalism and writing for the Guardian. He was among the first to write about the Internet of Things for a broad audience.
Policies For The Future Internet, 25-27 March 2012 / Ghent / Belgium
EuroCPR is organised annually "with the ambition to contribute constructively and critically to European Information Society Policy developments. The conference addresses the use of ICT throughout society and economy as well as the evolution of the ICT and media sectors. EuroCPR uniquely brings together academia, policy makers, and industry representatives in order to facilitate systematic interaction and critical analysis of both the highest academic excellence and the maximum policy and industrial relevance. The format of the conference has deliberately been kept small - with a maximum of 80 participants - favouring quality over quantity and encouraging a high level of interaction.
The theme of the 2012 Conference will be "Policies for the future Internet". The Internet is a fundamental part of society and of Europe’s and other regions’ economies. Whereas the Internet remained largely untouched by extensive public policies until the end of the 1990s (in comparison to telecommunications and mass media policies), several policies for the future Internet are emerging. We invite scholars to critically reflect on the lessons learned over the last 10 years, and to contribute constructively to ongoing debates about policy and regulation for the future Internet. The full call for papers and more information about the conference will soon be available on our website."