On Monday and Tuesday this week we had our third meeting of partners of the HEA PRTLI Cycle 4 research programme FutureComm. The event was hosted by NUI Maynooth (both the Hamilton Institute, and the Dept. Sociology here are partners). The other partners are ourselves (TSSG in Waterford IT) and the Interaction Design Centre (University of Limerick).
We're just starting to get to the stage where we may expose some of our internal discussions to the public, hence we've launched a simple public blog: HEA-FutureComm.
The programme is quite innovative as it attempts to bridge the technical community working on the future of network and service management, from both Internet and Telecommunications perspectives, with a wider contextual social analysis of the issues around governance of networks and services, and an analysis of social networking and how it links to potential network and service dynamic reconfiguration.