Session: The Governance Dimension of the Internet of Things

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
While there is still a discussion, what the concept of the” Internet of Things” means in practice, the real process of connecting objects equipped with RFID chips to the Internet via an IPv6 address continues to move forward. The market is growing and so growths the debate about the governance implications of the “Internet of Things”. The European Commission has established a “Task Force on the Internet of Things” and the European Parliament has published a report about the issue in 2010. Among the key issues under consideration is whether an “Internet of Things” needs a governance mechanisms and, if yes, how such a mechanism should be designed. Other key issues are privacy, security and the idea to introduce a “right to silence the chip”. But In more general terms the Internet of Things goes beyond the identification of objects. It refers to the management of information represented in digital form about objects, whether physical or not. In this context, a DNS-centric system like ONS is but one existing way to do this. There are other systems that provide
enhanced capabilities and enable management of information represented in digital form more generally.

Agenda:
• Introduction: Internet of Things - Political and legal challenges of tomorrow, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus, Euro-NF
• Internet of Things: The strategy of the European Commission; Megan Richards, Director, European Commission, DG InfoSoc, Brussels;
• The governance and privacy dimension of the Internet of Things: GOVPIMIT experience; Avri Doria
• Setting the scene: Where we are? What we want to do?

o The European perspective: Bernard Benhamou, French Ministry for Higher Research,
o The US Perspective: Fiona Alexander, US Department of Commerce
o The providers perspective: Massimiliano Minisci, GS1 Global
o The business Perspective: Joe Alhadeff, Orcale
o The technological perspective: Patrik Fältström, IETF

• IoT: Planning for the Future, Dan Caprio, McKenna Long & Aldrige LLP, Washington (remote panellist)
• Looking forward: Enabling Interoperability of Heterogeneous Information Systems in the Internet (including IoT); Bob Kahn & Patrice Lyons, CNRI.

Moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus, EURO-NF

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