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Second International Summer School organized by IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 9.8

"Risks & Challenges of the Network Society"

in cooperation with Karlstad University and HumanIT

4-8 August 2003, Karlstad University, Sweden

Mobile phones, i-Mode, WAP, telephone, fax, e-mail, Internet and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are dominating our society – which is fast becoming a Network society characterised by electronic communications. While these developments bring many social and economic benefits, they also pose several social, ethical, political and cultural consequences and challenges.

The focus of the Summer School will be on the Risks and Challenges of the Network Society as manifested in such areas as:

Digital divide Developing countries
Privacy Usability
Vulnerability and Dependency Health Care
Cybercrime & Security Electronic Commerce
Multilateral Security Electronic Government
Ethics Cultural dimensions of technology
Gender issues Law

Three IFIP working groups (working groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7, and 9.8), in cooperation with Karlstad University and HumanIT, are devoting an entire Summer School to these topics. Its dates are August 4-8, 2003 inclusive. The venue will be Karlstad University in Sweden.

Anyone wishing to participate actively in this Summer School is requested to send an abstract outlining their potential contribution to Simone Fischer-Hübner ( by March 15, 2003 (extended deadline). Extended abstracts will be due by 1st May 2003. Accepted papers will be published in proceedings after the Summer School.

All the sessions will start with an introduction by an invited speaker, followed by parallel workshops in the morning and afternoon. The workshops, addressing the topics listed above, will consist of short presentations based on the contributions that have been submitted, followed by active discussion.

For more information about other types of participation please contact Simone Fischer-Hübner (

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