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A Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things: Social Sciences

Dutton, W., et al. (2013), 'A Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things: Social Sciences', addendum to Internet of Things Special Interest Group, A Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things. London: TSB.

19 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2013  

William H. Dutton

Michigan State University - Quello Center

Licia Capra

Independent

Marina Ciaraldi

Independent

David Evans

University of Derby - School of Computing and Mathematics

Anthony Furness

Independent

Ian Graham

Independent

Marina Jirotka

University of Oxford - Oxford e-Research Centre

Agnes Kupai

Independent

Martin Maguire

Independent

Nigel Matthews

Independent

Miranda Mowbray

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol

Malcolm K. Payne

Independent

Alison Prendiville

Independent

W. Edward Steinmueller

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Rachel Tyrrell

Independent

Date Written: January 5, 2013

Abstract

This report seeks to capture discussions within the ‘social and ethical’ breakout group at the Internet of Things R&D Roadmapping Workshop, Loughborough University, 11-12 July 2012. It was written to inform the organizers and support the drafting of the summary of the workshop. The roadmapping workshop was aimed at informing the development of research and development programmes as well as commercially oriented initiatives around the IoTs. This particular breakout group focused on identifying research that would be of value to understanding the social, legal, and ethical factors shaping the IoT and its implications for individuals, organizations and society at large in the UK.

A Special Internet Group (SIG) of the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) that was focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) organized the workshop. It was conducted in collaboration with the UK’s Research Councils (RCUK), given a focus on developing a multi-disciplinary understanding of the IoT and the kinds of research that should be supported by each of the respective research councils. Given the potential of innovations around the IoT to engage all the disciplines, it is likely to have central relevance to RCUK digital economy programs, and to the UK’s Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEc) that would be supported by TSB and foster further research of importance to the research councils.

Keywords: Internet, Things, Privacy, Ownership, Social Issues

Suggested Citation

Dutton, William H. and Capra, Licia and Ciaraldi, Marina and Evans, David and Furness, Anthony and Graham, Ian and Jirotka, Marina and Kupai, Agnes and Maguire, Martin and Matthews, Nigel and Mowbray, Miranda and Payne, Malcolm K. and Prendiville, Alison and Steinmueller, W. Edward and Tyrrell, Rachel, A Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things: Social Sciences (January 5, 2013). Dutton, W., et al. (2013), 'A Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things: Social Sciences', addendum to Internet of Things Special Interest Group, A Roadmap for Interdisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things. London: TSB. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234664 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2234664

William H. Dutton (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - Quello Center ( email )

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Licia Capra

Independent ( email )

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Marina Ciaraldi

Independent ( email )

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David Evans

University of Derby - School of Computing and Mathematics ( email )

Faculty of Business, Computing and Law
Kedleston Road
Derby, DE22 1GB
United Kingdom

Anthony Furness

Independent ( email )

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Ian Graham

Independent ( email )

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Marina Jirotka

University of Oxford - Oxford e-Research Centre ( email )

7 Keble Road
Oxford, OX1 3QG
United Kingdom

Agnes Kupai

Independent ( email )

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Martin Maguire

Independent ( email )

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Nigel Matthews

Independent ( email )

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Miranda Mowbray

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol ( email )

Bristol
United Kingdom

Malcolm K. Payne

Independent ( email )

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Alison Prendiville

Independent ( email )

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W. Edward Steinmueller

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) ( email )

Mantell Building
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Brighton BN1 9RF, East Sussex
United Kingdom
+44 1273 686758 (Phone)
+44 1273 685865 (Fax)

Rachel Tyrrell

Independent ( email )

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