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Broadening Participation Through E-Petitions? An Empirical Study Of Petitions To The German Parliament, Ralf Lindner Aug 2011

Broadening Participation Through E-Petitions? An Empirical Study Of Petitions To The German Parliament, Ralf Lindner

Ralf Lindner

Petitioning is a well established form of political participation in most liberal democracies, but little is known about petitioners, their socio-demographics, motivations and assessments of petitioning processes. In 2005, the German parliament introduced public e-petitions which are submitted, signed and discussed on the Internet. This article reports a 2007 survey of 571 traditional and 350 e-petitioners. The results indicate that both petitioner samples are characterised by an above average level of general political participation and Internet use. Users of the e-petition system are younger than traditional petitioners, but the group continues to be dominated by men and those with higher ...


Adaptive Foresight In The Creative Content Industries: Anticipating Value Chain Transformations And Need For Policy Action, Fabienne Abadie, Michael Friedewald, Matthias Weber Feb 2010

Adaptive Foresight In The Creative Content Industries: Anticipating Value Chain Transformations And Need For Policy Action, Fabienne Abadie, Michael Friedewald, Matthias Weber

Michael Friedewald

This paper discusses the approach adopted to carry out a techno-economic foresight on the creative content industries, within the European Perspectives on the Information Society project. The novelty of the methodology lies in the mix of tools used, the embedding in an adaptive foresight framework and the implementation of a real-time Delphi which lead to interesting methodological lessons. The project succeeded in defining scenarios for the creative content industries, offering distinct trajectories and raising different policy challenges. The impact of the foresight on policy was limited, as it did not lead to direct policy measures, nevertheless, it confirmed some issues ...


Die Zukunft Der Informationstechnik Ist GrüN, Michael Friedewald, Timo Leimbach Jan 2009

Die Zukunft Der Informationstechnik Ist GrüN, Michael Friedewald, Timo Leimbach

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


The Illusion Of Security, David Wright, Michael Friedewald, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden, Serge Gutwirth, Yves Punie, Ioannis Maghiros, Elena Vildjiounaite, Petteri Alahuhta Mar 2008

The Illusion Of Security, David Wright, Michael Friedewald, Wim Schreurs, Michiel Verlinden, Serge Gutwirth, Yves Punie, Ioannis Maghiros, Elena Vildjiounaite, Petteri Alahuhta

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


Ambient Intelligence 2020, Olivier Da Costa, Michael Friedewald Jan 2008

Ambient Intelligence 2020, Olivier Da Costa, Michael Friedewald

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


The Brave New World Of Ambient Intelligence: An Analysis Of Scenarios Regarding Privacy, Identity And Security Issues, Michael Friedewald, Elena Vildjiounaite, Yves Punie, David Wright Apr 2006

The Brave New World Of Ambient Intelligence: An Analysis Of Scenarios Regarding Privacy, Identity And Security Issues, Michael Friedewald, Elena Vildjiounaite, Yves Punie, David Wright

Michael Friedewald

The success of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) will depend on how secure it can be made, how privacy and other rights of individuals can be protected and how individuals can come to trust the intelligent world that surrounds them and through which they move. This contribution presents an analysis of ambient intelligence scenarios, particularly in regard to AmI's impacts on and implications for individual privacy. The analysis draws on our review of more than 70 AmI projects, principally in Europe. It notes the visions as well as the specifics of typical AmI scenarios. Several conclusions can be drawn from the ...


Safeguards In A World Of Ambient Intelligence, Ioannis Maghiros, Yves Punie, Sabine Delaitre, Paul De Hert, Serge Gutwirth, Anna Moscibroda, Wim Schreurs, Michael Friedewald, Ralf Lindner, David Wright, Elena Vildjiounaite, Petteri Alahuhta Jan 2006

Safeguards In A World Of Ambient Intelligence, Ioannis Maghiros, Yves Punie, Sabine Delaitre, Paul De Hert, Serge Gutwirth, Anna Moscibroda, Wim Schreurs, Michael Friedewald, Ralf Lindner, David Wright, Elena Vildjiounaite, Petteri Alahuhta

Michael Friedewald

Intelligent devices embedded everywhere and inter-connected with always-on capability will enable new services and applications to emerge but also greatly magnify the risk of abuse of the exchanged data. This article will present the need to develop safeguards in order to protect valuable assets if society at large is to benefit from AmI. Since the challenge lies in identifying safeguards for threats and vulnerabilities that are yet to be defined, the dark scenarios developed by the SWAMI project (Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence) , will be presented as a tool to help illustrate risks that need to be mediated ...


Perspectives Of Ambient Intelligence In The Home Environment, Michael Friedewald, Olivier Da Costa, Yves Punie, Petteri Alahuhta, Sirkka Heinonen Jan 2005

Perspectives Of Ambient Intelligence In The Home Environment, Michael Friedewald, Olivier Da Costa, Yves Punie, Petteri Alahuhta, Sirkka Heinonen

Michael Friedewald

Ambient Intelligence is a vision of the future information society stemming from the convergence of ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous communication and intelligent user-friendly interfaces. It offers an op- portunity to realise an old dream, i.e. the smart or intelligent home. Will it fulfil the promises or is it just an illusion – offering apparently easy living while actually increasing the complexity of life? This article touches upon this question by discussing the technologies, applications and social implications of ambient intelligence in the home environment. It explores how Ambient Intelligence may change our way of life. It concludes that there are great ...


Science And Technology Roadmapping For Policy Intelligence: Lessons For Future Projects, Olivier Da Costa, Mark Boden, Michael Friedewald Jan 2005

Science And Technology Roadmapping For Policy Intelligence: Lessons For Future Projects, Olivier Da Costa, Mark Boden, Michael Friedewald

Michael Friedewald

No abstract provided.


Nutzeranforderungen Und Zukünftige Endgeräte Für Online-Dienste, Michael Friedewald, Castulus Kolo Jan 2000

Nutzeranforderungen Und Zukünftige Endgeräte Für Online-Dienste, Michael Friedewald, Castulus Kolo

Michael Friedewald

Für die Akzeptanz netzbasierter Mediendienste ist die technische Weiterentwicklung der Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle von großer Bedeutung. Das Fraunhofer-Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung (ISI) in Karlsruhe hat Experten um eine Einschätzung verschiedener Akzeptanzfaktoren, der zukünftigen Entwicklung des Mediennutzungsverhaltens, der Versorgungswege und Endgeräteausstattung sowie der Marktentwicklung gebeten. Im Gegensatz zu weitverbreiteten technophilen Möglichkeitsszenarien werden auf dieser Basis Perspektiven aufgezeigt, die angesichts heutiger Wünsche der Nutzer an die Technikgestaltung und der technischen Möglichkeiten realistisch erscheinen.


What Users Expect From Future Terminal Devices:Empirical Results From An Expert Survey, Castulus Kolo, Michael Friedewald Jan 1999

What Users Expect From Future Terminal Devices:Empirical Results From An Expert Survey, Castulus Kolo, Michael Friedewald

Michael Friedewald

For the acceptance of future network-based media services the technical advancement of the man-machine interface is of great importance. The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and In- novation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe has conducted an expert survey on different acceptance factors, on the future development of media usage behavior, on network infrastructure and terminal devices as well as on the expected market development. Drawing on the results we point out perspectives in the light of today’s user needs and the technical possibilities.