Center for Creation, Content and Technology (CCCT) Seminar

Friday, 18 January 2013, 16.00-17.00 (followed by drinks), Science Park 904, room A1.10.

Under the CCCT umbrella, researchers from the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences collaborate in a multidisciplinary setting on information-rich research topics. CCCT is organizing a bi-monthly seminar in which one of the three faculties hosts speakers from the other two to report on research activities that are of shared interest.

Speaker: Allard R. Feddes (Post-doctoral researcher at the Social Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam)
Title: The role of social media in studying processes of radicalisation

In his presentation Allard Feddes will discuss the role of the social media in studying processes of radicalisation within individuals and groups. How can we study radicalisation processes in context of the social media? How do radical groups use the social media?

Speaker: Peter de Beijer (Dutch National Police)
Title: Open technology for government research and investigation on the Internet

The massive influence of the Internet on society and daily life creates the need for government agencies to use Internet data for research and investigative purposes. Existing legal and democratic boundaries are often not designed with the Internet of today in mind. Open technology and open standards combined with forensic technology make it possible to create and use big data technology to investigate and research the Internet for government use while, at the same time, make it transparent and controllable from a legal, privacy and democratic point of view.


Prof. dr. Ellen Rutten (FGw)

Date and Time: Friday, 18 January 2013, 16.00-17.00 (followed by drinks)

Science Park, room: room A1.10.
Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam

Dr. Allard R. Feddes is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Social Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam. He investigates processes of radicalisation that result into violence. This research is part of the European FP7 project SAFIRE. Its objective is to improve the understanding of the process of radicalisation, and to use this knowledge to evaluate interventions to prevent, halt or reverse the process of radicalisation.

Peter de Beijer has a combined police and IT background and is working for 22 years in the field of Digital Forensic Investigation with the Dutch Police. As project manager he is responsible for the creation, development and innovation of the iRN (Internet Research Network), a dedicated ISP like network infrastructure for Internet research and investigation. The iRN is used by more than 6000 users with a large quantity of Dutch government agencies. iRN and all its projects (like iColumbo, the big data technology driven Intelligent Internet Research and analysis service in the iRN) are based on open source software and open standards to meet the necessary transparency and controllability from a legal, privacy and democratic point of view.