Network of Excellence in Internet Science


Giving evidence to the German Parliament NSA inquiry

Last Thursday I gave evidence to the German Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into the NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. The video of the hearing has now been published:

Invitation to participate - 1st International conference on Internet Science - Brussels, April 10-11, 2013

The First International Conference on Internet Science will take place on the 10 and 11 April 2013 in Brussels, under the aegis of the European Commission, and organised by the EINS project, the FP7 European 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).

TRIP 2012 Programme, Lausanne, Switzerland

Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy (TRIP 2012)
09.30 - 17.00, 4 December, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Please consider participating in a one-day workshop organised by EINS on the topics of Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy. Co-located with the Social Informatics 2012 conference in Lausanne it will have a particular focus on multidisciplinary perspectives, bringing together university and industry researchers.

Internet Governance Forum 2012

This week sees a smorgasbord of debate about Internet governance and standards, at the annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum. We have organised a workshop on Thursday about new trends in industry self-governance, looking at informal rule-setting through bodies like ICANN, and via private ordering by individual firms with significant market power.

‘Internet, Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy’ (TRIP 2012) Workshop

Only a month to go until TRIP 2012. The call for contributions has been closed and the submitted abstracts are currently under review. We are looking forward to a varied workshop with timely topics on trust, reputation, identity and privacy issues. It promises to be an interesting event.

Next week we will be publishing the workshop programme and the registration information. We hope to see you on the 4thof December in Lausanne!


The TRIP Organizing Committee


Amsterdam Privacy Conference presentations

The EINS project was represented at last weeks Amsterdam Privacy Conference by colleagues of JRA5.

After climbing the seemingly never-ending flights of stairs of the Felix Meritis building beautifully located on the Keizersgracht, the audience was treated to a two-hour session on 'Privacy, Identity, Reputation and Trust' chaired by Joris van Hoboken.

You find the presentations by Isolde Sprenkels & Irma van der Ploeg, Ralf de Wolf & Jo Pierson, Anne-Marie Oostveen and Sally Wyatt attached to this blog post.                                                           

Workshop on Internet Trust, Reputation, Identity and Privacy

Issues of individual trust in the use of personal data, the reputation of online services and users, and identity management tools are never far from the headlines. EINS is organising a one-day workshop on 4 December to bring together university and industry researchers working on these topics. Co-located with Social Informatics 2012 in Lausanne, it will have a particular focus on multidisciplinary perspectives that bring together researchers in the humanities and social sciences with mathematicians, engineering and physical scientists.


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