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Calling all Internet policy researchers in Asia Pacific
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cross-posted from the
Google Research Blog
Twice a year, Google’s
Faculty Research Awards
program seeks and reviews proposals in 23 research areas, assigning to each area a group of experienced Googlers who assess and deliberate over which proposals we should and can fund. With each call for proposals, we receive a wide array of research ideas in fields that fall within the realm of Internet policy.
We would like to share with you the areas of Internet policy in which we are particularly interested to see progress and stimulate further research:
Google is committed to supporting research that generates insights about what helps make technology a usable reality for everyone, regardless of cognitive, physical, sensory, or other form of impairment.
What policies help bring open, robust, competitive and affordable Internet access to everyone in the world? What are the economic and social impacts of improved Internet access? In particular, what are the emerging impacts of gigabit access networks?
Intellectual property (IP) in the digital era:
The growth of digital industries has meant that IP law is an increasingly important policy tool governing innovation and economic growth. We would like to better understand how IP legislation can enable new technologies, and what effect different national or regional IP regimes have on innovation, such as the effect of patent litigation on invention, and how copyright exceptions affect the creation of online technologies.
Freedom of Expression:
As an advocate of freedom of expression on the Internet, Google is interested in research that produces insights into how discourse and expression in the global online (public) sphere happens, and how stakeholders best allow freedom of expression, balance it with other rights and resolve conflicts or interest/disputes.
The Internet is a universal space that many expect to remain open, free, and borderless. Multiple stakeholders (internet companies, governments and civil society) work together to design the governance practices and institutions to maintain order and innovation in the global Internet ecosystem. We are interested in supporting top researchers who analyze and contribute insights into which practices and institutional structures work and which don’t.
Open Standards and Interoperability:
Open Standards and interoperability of services are at the core of the Internet’s successful international propagation and usefulness. Google is interested in research that contributes analysis and best practices for standardization and interoperability. Among them we see resource management, access control and authorities for the Internet of Things, as well as questions regarding convergence and security. Also, cloud computing and storage could benefit from open standards that enable interoperability.
Additionally, there are several important research areas like
Privacy, Economics and market algorithms
, which have a significant policy component but are dealt with as research topics distinct from policy & standards.
Researchers who are interested in applying for a Faculty Research Award can do so twice a year following the instructions laid out on the Google
Faculty Research Awards website
. The next window for submissions is October 1 to 15. We look forward to your proposals.
Posted by Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Education and research
1 comment :
Very Useful Info. Thanks Mr. Vint Cerf.
August 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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