Research groups and projects

The Futures of Telemedicine: Knowledge, Policy, Regulation

Digital health card, electronic health record, medical telematics infrastructure – these are the terms dominating the public…

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Competing and complementing – The relation of Co-determination and new participatory platforms within companies

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Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

In recent years, the possible intersections of “big data” and “nudging” (as well as related instruments) increasingly…

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Pelagios

Pelagios Commons: Linking the places of your past

Being able to link one document to another — and move easily between them — is one…

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Skyscrapers and Wifi signals

Privacy by design in smart cities

How to build smart cities in a privacy and security-friendly way, when more and more movements and human…

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Cybersecurity

With critical infrastructure becoming increasingly networked and the number of networked sensors and other objects of everyday…

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Open!

The meaning of Open Source Innovation for the future firm Open Source Innovation (OSI) is an important…

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Innovation and Imitation in the Games Sector

This 2-year study investigated the tension between innovation and imitation in the Digital Games Industry. In this…

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Wahlkompass Digitales

Digital policy will be a focal point of the German federal elections in 2017. More than ever,…

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How to collaborate with startups?

Joint innovation projects by corporates and startups are being supported by ongoing digitalisation. These collaborative approaches consist…

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Internet of Things: Entrepreneurship & eGovernment

From the Internet of Computers to the Internet of Things The internet of things refers to a…

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Gemeinsam digital

Gemeinsam Digital – Mittelstand 4.0

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) are the backbone of the German economy but many struggle to define…

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User innovation in smart energy technologies

Interconnected, intelligent energy systems are a highly discussed issue. Such systems are used by customers to control and measure their energy us-age.

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Goodcoin

Goodcoin – Robust Privacy for Loyalty Programmes and Payment Systems

The processing of customer data plays an important role both in traditional business and e-commerce.

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Networks of Outrage

Networks of Outrage

In the past decade, Europe has witnessed the birth of many movements at the right end of the political spectrum.

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Case Study: Innovation and Imitation in the Games Sector

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is currently launching an 18-month study into the tension between innovation and imitation in the Digital Games Industry.

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The Public International Law of the Internet

The rapid development of the Internet and the increasing digitalisation of everyday life is raising new legal questions across the world: Which (state?) law is applicable to which life circumstance? What does a nation’s (digital?) sovereignty mean in the era of a potentially limitless cyberspace?

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Digital Civil Disobedience

The political phenomenon of civil disobedience has undergone a remarkable change in recent times, with the expression electronic civil disobedience coming into being in the mid­-1990s.

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dwerft

»dwerft«

In March 2014, a three-year research project on new technologies for digital moving images will start in Babelsberg: the »dwerft«.

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Innovation Entrepreneurship

Research Group: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Our Innovation and Entrepreneurship team is a transdisciplinary group of researchers at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society (HIIG).

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Empirical Copyright Research

Empirical Copyright Research

Copyright is one of the most contested fields of Internet regulation. Strong copyright protection is routinely assumed to be a key factor in the creative economies

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Opening Science

It seems as though the digitalisation of research is accompanied by a revision of established research practices and an opening of the research process. In the lead project Open Science we examine the mentioned changes.

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Global Privacy Governance

In the age of the Internet, in the wake of new challenges from increased network connection, new data generation and collection, new analytical techniques and conflicting cultural values, privacy debates have emerged as a prominent focal point for many concerns.

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digitale öffentliche verwaltung

The Digital Administrative State

Current discussions on the Internet’s impact on public administration and on public institutions in general have centred around the notion of e-government. Our research contributes to this debate by investigating the relationship between the Internet and public institutions as well as their modes of action (public governance).

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Internet Policy Review IPR

Internet Policy Review

The Internet Policy Review is an open access, fast track and peer­-reviewed journal on Internet regulation.

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Creative uses and cross – border copyright regulation

The Internet and digitisation simplify access to copyright protected works, and facilitate their distribution and use. However, these developments also pose fundamental questions of how to reconcile the often-opposing interests and ideas for regulation in this domain.

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Meinungsfreiheit im quasi-öffentlichen Raum

Freedom of Expression in the Quasi-Public Sphere

The emerging publics on the Internet heavily rely on the infrastructure and platforms provided by private entities such as Facebook, Twitter, the Apple App Store, or Google. Previous research, predominantly in the form of case studies, has revealed that online platforms not only facilitate but also limit private speech in certain contexts.

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KORSE @ HIIG – the Internet and civil security in Europe

The emergence of cyberspace has challenged the law of civil security in Europe. Today, nearly all aspects of life have a digital dimension and therefore, we face new digital threats.

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Completed Research Projects

The Futures of Telemedicine: Knowledge, Policy, Regulation

Digital health card, electronic health record, medical telematics infrastructure – these are the terms dominating the public…

Read More

Competing and complementing – The relation of Co-determination and new participatory platforms within companies

Excerpt Text

Read More

Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

In recent years, the possible intersections of “big data” and “nudging” (as well as related instruments) increasingly…

Read More
Pelagios

Pelagios Commons: Linking the places of your past

Being able to link one document to another — and move easily between them — is one…

Read More
Skyscrapers and Wifi signals

Privacy by design in smart cities

How to build smart cities in a privacy and security-friendly way, when more and more movements and human…

Read More

Cybersecurity

With critical infrastructure becoming increasingly networked and the number of networked sensors and other objects of everyday…

Read More

Open!

The meaning of Open Source Innovation for the future firm Open Source Innovation (OSI) is an important…

Read More

Innovation and Imitation in the Games Sector

This 2-year study investigated the tension between innovation and imitation in the Digital Games Industry. In this…

Read More

Wahlkompass Digitales

Digital policy will be a focal point of the German federal elections in 2017. More than ever,…

Read More

How to collaborate with startups?

Joint innovation projects by corporates and startups are being supported by ongoing digitalisation. These collaborative approaches consist…

Read More