Future internet socio-economics - Challenges and perspectives

David Hausheer*, Pekka Nikander, Vincenzo Fogliati, Klaus Wünstel, María ángeles Callejo, Santiago Ristol Jorba, Spiros Spirou, Latif Ladid, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Burkhard Stiller, Malte Behrmann, Mike Boniface, Costas Courcoubetis, Man Sze Li

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Socio-economics aims to understand the interplay between the society, economy, markets, institutions, self-interest, and moral commitments. It is a multidisciplinary field using methods from economics, psychology, sociology, history, and even anthropology. Socio-economics of networks have been studied for over 30 years, but mostly in the context of social networks instead of the underlying communication networks. The aim of this paper is to present and discuss challenges and perspectives related to "socio-economic" issues in the Future Internet. It is hoped that this will lead to new insights on how to structure the architecture and services in the Internet of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards the Future Internet
Subtitle of host publicationA European Research Perspective
PublisherIOS PRESS
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781607500070
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • Business models
  • Content
  • Customization
  • Future internet
  • Internet governance
  • Markets
  • Networks
  • P2P networks
  • Pricing
  • Privacy
  • Providers
  • QoS
  • Regulations
  • Services
  • Socio-economics
  • Standardization
  • Trust
  • User behaviour
  • User identity
  • Users
  • Value chains

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