[okfn-it] Fwd: [nexa] "The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem" - October 2, 2014 (Politecnico di Torino)

Federico Morando federico.morando a polito.it
Lun 15 Set 2014 09:19:16 UTC


immaginando che il tema sia di interesse per alcuni di voi, giro 
l'invito alla conferenza di cui in oggetto.

Ovviamente, è molto gradito il forward a chi vi paresse potenzialmente 

Grazie mille e cari saluti,


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Subject: 	[nexa] "The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem" - 
October 2, 2014 (Politecnico di Torino)
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Date: 	Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:43:58 +0200
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      Thursday, October 2, 2014
      9.00 - 18.00

Politecnico di Torino
Aula Magna "Giovanni Agnelli"
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 2014 - 10129 Torino, Italy (map 

Twitter hashtag: #NoC #IG 

Facebook event <https://www.facebook.com/events/705486626204742/>

      The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem

*Please register here: https://noc2014.eventbrite.com*

*Hosted by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di 
Torino (DAUIN), Italy*


/Events Series on the Future of Internet Governance/


On October 2, 2014 the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & 
Society Research Centers <http://networkofcenters.net/> will host an 
academic symposium on “The Evolution of the Internet Governance 
Ecosystem” as part of an ongoing Network of Centers (NoC) events series 
on the future of Internet governance 
<http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/8395>. The event will mark an 
important milestone in the NoC’s globally coordinated research effort 
aimed at examining existing and potential models of decentralized and 
collaborative governance with the goal of informing the evolution of - 
and current debate around - the Internet governance ecosystem in light 
of the NETmundial Roadmap and the work of various forums, panels, and 

The public conference is being held to discuss both research in progress 
and, more broadly, the role of academia in the debate about the next 
generation Internet governance ecosystem. We will present findings from 
case studies, discuss the overarching themes, and identify directions 
for future research.

The symposium will serve as the conclusion of the first phase of a 
global, collaborative Internet governance research effort within the NoC 
and is also intended as an initial contribution to the NETmundial 
Initiative -- a partnership between the World Economic Forum, ICANN, and 
key governmental, industry, academic, and civil society stakeholders. In 
addition, the event marks the two-year anniversary of NoC’s operation. 
At this point, in accordance with the foundational principles, the 
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) hands 
over the administrative leadership of the Network to the Nexa Center for 
Internet & Society.

*Agenda | Thursday, October 2 | Public Conference*

*8:00 - 9:00 Registration*

*9:00 - 9:30 Introduction and Framing*
The public symposium kicks off with welcoming remarks and a framing of 
the event, at which current research on distributed and collaborative 
Internet governance will be discussed, but also used as an example 
and “placeholder” to examine more broadly the role academia can or 
should play as we work towards the next generation Internet ecosystem.

Welcoming Remarks

Framing the (Research) Challenge: In Search of A Concept of Distributed 
and Collaborative Internet Governance

*9:30 - 10:30 Top-Down: Architecting Distributed Governance Systems - 
Theories, Approaches, and Designs *
The NETmundial Roadmap and subsequent reports and events, including the 
recently launched NETmundial Initiative, emphasize the importance of 
“distributed and collaborative Internet governance.” Exploring theories, 
approaches, and designs from within and outside the field of Internet 
governance, this panel addresses the question what it means conceptually 
to design and architect such distributed systems.

*10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break*

*10:45 - 12:00 Bottom-Up: Insights and Inspiration from Real-World Case 
Still focusing on the concept of “distributed and collaborative 
Internet governance,” the second panel will look at the 
phenomenon—complementary to the first one—from a bottom-up angle: What 
are real-world examples of governance models and mechanisms that might 
inform, inspire, or even guide the evolution of a distributed and 
collaborative Internet governance ecosystem? What are the lessons 
learned from ongoing research on such models, but also what are the 
limitations and knowledge gaps?

*12:00 - 13:15 Building Blocks and Toolkits for Distributed IG Models*
Moving from conceptual to practical issues, this session will highlight 
in a series of brief statements, followed by open discussion, a number 
of tools, platforms, and best practices that are aimed at supporting the 
formation, operation, and performance of distributed and collaborative 
Internet governance models, groups, and mechanisms.

*13:30 - 15:00 Lunch*

*15:00 - 16:45 Linking it Back: The Role of Academia vis-a-vis the Quest 
for a Next Generation Internet Governance Ecosystem - Research, 
Education, Capacity Building*
Reflecting on the previous sessions and linking it back to the framing 
of the day, this final panel takes two steps back and explores the role 
of academia in the discussion about the future Internet governance 
ecosystem. Issues to cover include not only questions related to 
research, but also related aspects such as teaching and educating about 
Internet governance, or capacity building in the Global South.

*16:45 - 17:00 Coffee break*

*17:00 - 18:00 Keynote*
In lieu of a conclusion, Science Fiction Author Bruce Sterling will 
share in a keynote speech his reflections on the topics covered during 
the day.

*Final remarks*

*18:00 - 19:00 Drinks/Networking*

About the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society 
Research Centers


The Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research 
Centers is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a 
focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, 
policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet. This 
collective aims to increase interoperability between participating 
centers in order to stimulate the creation of new cross-national, 
cross-disciplinary conversation, debate, teaching, learning, and 
engagement regarding the most pressing questions around new 
technologies, social change, and related policy and regulatory 
developments. For more information, including announcements of events on 
the future of Internet governance, please visit this site 

See the Nexa Center events calendar <http://nexa.polito.it/events> if 
you're curious about future luncheons, discussions, lectures, and 
conferences not listed in this email. Our events are free and open to 
the public, unless otherwise noted.


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