Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Best Presentation Award TRIP 2012

Samir Passi receiving his award from Dr. Ian Brown

Congratulations to Samir Passi from the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) who won the Best Presentation Award for his talk ‘‘Slide to Unlock?’ – Mobile Convergence and Collapsing Contexts’ at the EINS workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy (TRIP 2012). This workshop was organised in collocation with the Social Informatics Conference (SocInfo 2012)  at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

At the end of a fascinating and enjoyable day the audience had a chance to nominate their favourite speaker, based on both the scientific content of the paper (contribution to the field, originality, relevance to the workshop theme) and the quality of the presentation (clarity, effectiveness, and abidance by allocated time).

Samir’s engaging presentation highlighted privacy issues raised by increasing access to social networks made possible by mobile applications. The talk focused on the unintended consequences of the ability of third-party apps to interact not only with the online databases and services of social networks but also with a user’s personal data within the mobile device itself.

All abstracts and power point presentations from the TRIP 2012 will be placed on the EINS website in the coming week.