EINS Summer School in Internet Science: Oxford, 13-17 August 2012

We are currently inviting applications from early career researchers working both in academia and industry for the first Network of Excellence Internet Science Summer School to be held in Oxford from 13-17 August 2012. The theme of the summer school is “Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms,” with sub-themes addressing online identity and ACTA/SOPA/CISPA.

The principal aim of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary discussion of issues related to Internet Science among early career researchers (advanced PhD students and those in the first four years of their post-doctoral research career) and industry professionals engaged in work related to Internet privacy and identity, trust and reputation mechanisms. Daily activities will be structured around morning lectures and afternoon discussions aimed at developing participants’ thinking on a range of issues central to the Internet. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their work with leading thinkers in the area of Internet privacy and identity. A range of social events will provide informal opportunities for continued discussions and networking among participants.

Participants will meet and work with a diverse group of their peers, a considerable benefit for researchers who may not have large peer groups in their own departments.

Additionally, participants will:

• Join an international collaboration experience
• Exchange institutional research projects, methods, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
• Contribute to ongoing discussions of research and issues related to Internet Science
• Attend lectures from renowned experts and participate in multi-disciplinary discussions
• Engage in academic and professional networking

Additional information, including confirmed speakers and location details, can be found on our website.

About the Network of Excellence in Internet Science

The Network of Excellence in Internet Science aims to develop an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society. The network is composed of over thirty research institutions across Europe from a variety of disciplines including physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, network engineering, computation, complexity, networking, security, mathematics, humanities, and law, as well as other relevant social and life sciences. Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines that study Internet systems from any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in Internet functionality.

Fees and activities

Delegate fees are £900 and this includes 6 nights’ en suite accommodation at Queen’s College, daily breakfast, lunch (including one BBQ) and refreshments, and two evening college dinners. Payment will be taken online, details of which will be circulated to accepted applicants.

Applications must be submitted by 5p.m. (GMT) on Friday, June 15th. We will notify successful applicants by Friday, June 22.