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EINS - Network of Excellence in Internet Science

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 20/12/2011
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The goal of EINS is coordinating and integrating European research aimed at achieving a deeper multidisciplinary understanding of the development of the Internet as a societal and technological artefact, whose evolution is increasingly interwined with that of human societies. Its main objective is to allow an open and productive dialogue between all the disciplines which study Internet systems under any technological or humanistic perspective, and which in turn are being transformed by the continuous advances in Internet functionalities and applications. EINS will bring together research institutions focusing on network engineering, computation, complexity, security, trust, mathematics, physics, sociology, game theory, economics, political sciences, humanities, law, energy, transport, artistic expression, and any other relevant social and life sciences.

This multidisciplinary bridging of the different disciplines may also be seen as the starting point for a new Internet Science, the theoretical and empirical foundation for an holistic understanding of the complex techno-social interactions related to the Internet. It is supposed to inform the future technological, social, political choices concerning Internet technologies, infrastructures and policies made by the various public and private stakeholders, for example as for the far-ended possible consequences of architectural choices on social, economic, environmental or political aspects, and ultimately on quality of life at large.

The individual contributing disciplines will themselves benefit from a more holistic understanding of the Internet principles and in particular of the 'network effect'. The unprecedented connectivity offered by the Internet plays a role often underappreciated in most of them; whereas the Internet provides both an operational development platform and a concrete empirical and experimental model. These multi- and inter-disciplinary investigations will improve the design of elements of Future Internet, enhance the understanding of its evolving and emerging implications at societal level, and possibly identify universal principles for understanding the Internet-based world that will be fed back to the participating disciplines.

EINS will:
- Coordinate the investigation, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, of specific topics at the intersection between humanistic and technological sciences, such as privacy & identity, reputation, virtual communities, security & resilience, network neutrality
- Lay the foundations for an Internet Science, based i.a. on Network Science and Web Science, aiming at understanding the impact of the 'network effect' on human societies & organisations, as for technological, economic, social & environmental aspects
- Provide concrete incentives for academic institutions and individual researchers to conduct studies across multiple disciplines, in the form of online journals, conferences, workshops, PhD courses, schools, contests, and open calls


Start date: 2011-12-01
End date: 2015-05-31

Duration: 42 months

Project Reference: 288021

Project cost: 5.96 million euro
Project Funding: 5 million euro

Subprogramme Area: ICT-2011.1.6 Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE)
Contract type: Networks of Excellence


Coordinatore: - CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS - Evangelia PERPERI
Altri Partecipanti

  • THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - UNITED KINGDOM
  • LANCASTER UNIVERSITY - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON - UNITED KINGDOM
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT - NETHERLANDS
  • KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW - NETHERLANDS
  • FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS - SPAIN
  • UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI - SLOVENIA
  • KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA - ITALY
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - ITALY
  • CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE - ITALY
  • UNIVERSITÄT PASSAU - GERMANY
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN - GERMANY
  • UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6 - FRANCE
  • UNIVERSITE DE SAVOIE - FRANCE
  • TECHNICOLOR R&D PARIS SNC - FRANCE
  • INSTITUTE OF COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY,CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - CHINA
  • UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - CANADA
  • ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE - SWITZERLAND
  • NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED - AUSTRALIA
  • ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV - BELGIUM
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK - UNITED KINGDOM
  • NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - GREECE
  • UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID - SPAIN
  • THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERSITETET I OSLO - NORWAY
  • SIGMA ORIONIS - FRANCE
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY - BELGIUM
  • EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH - SWITZERLAND
  • STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET - SWEDEN
  • LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX - UNITED KINGDOM
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ICT : TECNOLOGIE DELL’INFORMAZIONE E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE: priorità tematica 3 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea