Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Governance, Regulation and Standards (JRA4)

About this Working Group

This working group addresses the governance, regulatory and technical standards aspects of future Internet design across all layers of the protocol stack, and on both technical and social/humanities aspects. In particular, it will shed light on the regulatory and governance mechanisms behind the development of Internet standards, and will allow lessons to be drawn from social scientific analysis to ensure the appropriateness of the standards as the Internet becomes more deeply embedded into the social fabric. The ultimate objective of this working group is therefore to coordinate existing activities, disseminate and collaborate in developing the research methodologies in new methods of regulation – including stakeholder dialogues and choices that affect the present and future Internets, considering the concerns (such as participation, democratic values, network growth and complexity, interoperability, security, privacy) from various stakeholders and design communities. Its outcomes include strong collaboration with SEA2 (Standardisation and Legislation Activities) on ICT standard-setting institutions, and outreach to social science researchers via long-established connections to the European (EuroCPR), United States (TPRC), and international (GIGANET, IAMCR, International Telecommunications Society) academic communities. The group's partners draw on socio-legal studies (UESSEX, UiO), economics and game theory (WARW), and inter-disciplinary information studies drawing on socio-economic and political analysis (NEXA, IBBT, UoS, IMDEA, UPMC, UNIBO, Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR, MLS, LJU).

JRA4 Deliverables

Deliverable 4.1. Overview of regulatory and governance methodologies

Deliverable 4.2 Drafts of Catalogues and Regulation/Governance Taxonomy

Deliverable 4.3: Final Draft of Deliverables from DR4.1 & DR4.2 and Matrix of Governance Methodologies, Actors & Layer

Deliverable 4.4.1: Continuous Cataloguing of dissemination and collaboration with expert community

Deliverable 4.4.2: Continuous cataloguing of dissemination and collaboration with standards setting experts from social communities

Deliverable 4.5.1:1st Report on integration and excellence building in JRA4

Deliverable 4.5.2: 2nd Report on integration and excellence building in regulation, governance and standards

Deliverable 4.5.3: 3rd report on integration and excellence building in governance, regulation, and standards