What ?

A four-day Internet Research Fair for students and researchers about the impact of the Internet on academic research and society. 

When? 29 February – 3 March

Where? Amsterdam University College (AUC), Amsterdam Science Park

Organised by: DiploFoundation, the Geneva Internet Platform, AUC and the Network Institute.

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Why ?

The Internet affects society in all its dimensions.

Due to its pervasive influence on society, the Internet has affected the object of scientific research in virtually all academic disciplines. At the same time, information technologies have become increasingly embedded in scholarly research methods. The Internet Research Fair aims to facilitate discussion between students and researchers about the opportunities and challenges arising from the Internet’s presence in academia and society.

Amsterdam University College

Programme

Monday – 29 February 2016

18.00-20.00
Dr Erinç Salor
Lecturer on New Media, AUC. Sum of all knowledge: Wikipedia and the encyclopedic urge

Tuesday – 1 March 2016

18:00-20:00
Dr Evangelos Kanoulas
Assistant Professor of Informatics. Socially responsible search engines 

Wednesday 2 March 2016 – Internet & Society Day

Throughout the day, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and ACE Venture Lab will be present with information stands.

13:00-13:45

Opening Panel

Dr Jovan Kurbalija
Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
Prof. Dr Murray Pratt
Professor of Contemporary Humanities, UvA and Dean of AUC
Prof. Dr Frank van Harmelen
Director of the Network Institute
Wouter Jurgens
Head of the cyber security department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
14.00-15.45

The Internet and Scientific Research

Moderator: Erinç Salor, lecturer on New Media, AUC.

Dr. Wouter van Atteveldt
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Science, VU. How the Internet has changed communication studies
Prof. Dr. Sally Wyatt
Director of the e-Humanities Research Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. How the Internet has changed both the subject and method of the Humanities
Prof. Dr. Peter van den Besselaar
Professor of the Organisation and Dynamics of Science, VU. How the Internet has changed the way science is done (and studied)
16.00-18.00

The Internet and the Role of the Academy

Moderator: Dr Breanndán Ó Nualláin, lecturer on Computer Programming, AUC.

Simone Groothuis
Content Innovation Manager, Elsevier Labs. Beyond the PDF: How the Internet has changed (and will change) scientific communication
Dr. Ir. Bart Verheggen
Lecturer on Climate Change and Communication Studies, AUC. How the Internet has shaped the public debate about science
Jona Lendering
Historian of Antiquity and Founder of Livius Onderwijs. How the Internet kills debate and how to deal with it
Dr. Lora Aroyo
Associate Professor of Computer Science, VU. How the Internet allows everybody to help out scientists

Poster exhibition

Speakers

Dr Erinç Salor
Dr Erinç Salor
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Wouter Jurgens
Wouter Jurgens
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Dr Breanndán Ó Nualláin
Dr Breanndán Ó Nualláin
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Dr Evangelos Kanoulas
Dr Evangelos Kanoulas
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Dr Jovan Kurbalija
Dr Jovan Kurbalija
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Prof. Dr Murray Pratt
Prof. Dr Murray Pratt
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Prof. Dr Frank van Harmelen
Prof. Dr Frank van Harmelen
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Dr Wouter van Atteveldt
Dr Wouter van Atteveldt
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Simone Groothuis
Simone Groothuis
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Prof. Dr Peter van den Besselaar
Prof. Dr Peter van den Besselaar
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Prof. Dr Sally Wyatt
Prof. Dr Sally Wyatt
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Dr Lora Aroyo
Dr Lora Aroyo
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Dr Bart Verheggen
Dr Bart Verheggen
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Jona Lendering
Jona Lendering
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Tommy Taylor
Tommy Taylor
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