23rd ITS Biennial Conference, Online Conference / Gothenburg 2021

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23rd ITS Biennial Conference, Online Conference / Gothenburg, Sweden, 21st – 23rd June, 2021

"Digital societies and industrial transformations: Policies, markets, and technologies in a post-Covid world"


Over the course of 2020, we have all been affected by Covid. As governments have imposed a series of measures to slow the spread of the virus, many activities have gone online. Not only has working from home and studying online become commonplace, but many individuals have also taken to buying more of their groceries etc electronically. And, of course, we have communicated with friends and family through video conferencing platforms like Zoom.
As we continue to digest the socio-economic impact of Covid, we are also witnessing the start of far-reaching technologically driven change. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are beginning to have a significant and widespread impact, from improving healthcare provision and diagnosis to enhancing the liveability of urban areas through smart city initiatives. And the Internet of Things (IoT) is spreading across the economy, collecting ever larger amounts of data that is being analysed to improve sectors as diverse as logistics, retail and manufacturing. This data will provide the basis for entrepreneurial innovative activity, creating new business models and industries and improving existing products and services.
Within the European Union, a lot of hope is being pinned on 5G. Not only will 5G change the mobile telecommunications industry, but it also creates opportunities in other industries. Through facilitating the IoT, 5G could dramatically change other industries – new business models will emerge, the efficiency and effectiveness of existing activities improved and consumers better informed. But this creates far-reaching challenges for mobile operators, who need to invest in a new infrastructure in the context of a changing and more competitive ecosystem. There are also challenges regarding the supply of equipment, reflecting a combination of geo-political tensions, technological change and the lack of competition in some parts of the market. But will these new technologies – 5G, Ai, IoT and Big Data – live up to the great expectations that are being placed on them? What will their impact be, either separately or in conjunction with one another, on the economy? Nascent business models are appearing, raising a number of profound questions in the process. Who will encourage the adoption of these new technologies; will a new and dynamic competitive landscape emerge or will existing actors be able to maintain their market positions? And as these technologies diffuse across the economy, they raise issues regarding their societal impact – will they create new digital divides or exacerbate existing ones, and will some countries benefit the expense of others? More widely, what role will consumers play in the development of the technologies and the markets that they support?
As new business models emerge as the technologies are adopted, what should the regulatory response be? Should regulators be concerned with the ‘winner takes all’ nature of many markets and take appropriate actions, or will technological change and the innovation that accompanies it limit the ability of companies to monopolise markets? Privacy concerns, as well as the accuracy of the data that is collected and analysed, are likely to come to the fore – these issues will be exacerbated by the global nature of the digital economy that is emerging, where Asian equipment companies and US-based content providers are prominent. More broadly technological change questions our understanding of markets across the value chain, and how they should be regulated?

Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 62
Year of PublicationTitleAuthor(s)
2021 Evolution paths of stakeholder-oriented smart transportation systems based on 5GJurva, Risto; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Outila, Tarja; Merisalo, Virve
2021 Estimating the effects of Covid-19 and 5G in the submarkets of internet and mobile shoppingYang, Seungmi; Kwon, Youngsun
2021 Health Literacy Improvement and Use of Digital Health Services in Aged People: A Systematic Literature ReviewZolbin, Maedeh Ghorbanian; Nikou, Shahrokh
2021 Governance of Privacy Protection: How Laws Will Be Adopted to Address New Technologies?Shi, Peilin; Winter, Jenifer Sunrise; Zhang, Bin
2021 How will users respond to the adversarial noise that prevents the generation of deepfakes?Wang, Soyoung
2021 Ethical issues in digital technologiesSchoentgen, Aude; Wilkinson, Laura
2021 Comparative analysis of existing multi-sided digital platform initiativesVerfaillie, Bryan; Van der Wee, Marlies; Verbrugge, Sofie
2021 The effect of live-streaming shopping on the consumer's perceived risk and purchase intention in ChinaSong, Chuling; Liu, Yu-li
2021 Drivers and barriers for commercial FTTH wholesale of alternative competitors - a case study-oriented analysisTenbrock, Sebastian; Wernick, Christian
2021 A Study on the Optimal Number of Mobile Carriers: Discussion of Discussion of Magic Number – three or fourUeda, Masashi
2021 Reducing uncertainty in price regulation for fibre-based, open-access platformsBeltrán, Fernando
2021 Fear of COVID-19, Social Isolation and Digital Financial Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use Technology (UTAUT) modelBerdibayev, Yergali; Kwon, Youngsun
2021 Net Neutrality and High Speed Broadband Networks: Evidence from OECD CountriesBriglauer, Wolfgang; Cambini, Carlo; Gugler, Klaus; Stocker, Volker
2021 Efficiency Frontier of World MNOs: Multinational vs DomesticBielov, Constantine; Mitomo, Hitoshi; Hämmäinen, Heikki
2021 The Determinants of Investment in Very High Capacity Networks: A System Dynamics ApproachCadman, Richard; Curram, Stephan; Exelby, David
2021 From ITS to C-ITS highway roadside infrastructure: the handicap of a headstart?Degrande, Thibault; Vannieuwenborg, Frederic; Colle, Didier; Verbrugge, Sofie
2021 The role of synchronous online classes in helping university students to cope with COVID-19 distressCheng, John W.
2021 The Legal Battle over Telecommunications Service Classification in the U.S.: From Network Neutrality to Voice-Over-Internet Protocol ServiceCherry, Barbara A.
2021 Online education adoption in Spain 2008-2019. Drivers and impedimentsLópez, Rafael; Valarezo, Ángel; Pérez-Amaral, Teodosio
2021 Socialbot representations on cross media platforms during 2020 Taiwanese Presidential ElectionLin, Trisha T. C.
Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 62
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