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 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 Factors Affecting the Sustainability of Telecentres in the Developing CountryDo Manh Thai; Duong, Dang; Falch, Morten; Chung Bui Xuan; Tran Thi Anh Thu
2021 A model of international roaming regulation and competition in European mobile marketsBaranes, Edmond; Vuong, Cuong Hung
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 From ITS to C-ITS highway roadside infrastructure: the handicap of a headstart?Degrande, Thibault; Vannieuwenborg, Frederic; Colle, Didier; Verbrugge, Sofie
2021 The Macro-Economics of Crypto-Currencies: The Role of Private Moneys in Monetary PolicyNoam, Eli
2021 Digital Source Adoption and Information-Seeking Behaviours of Entrepreneurs: A Systematic Literature ReviewOrrensalo, Thao; Nikou, Shahrokh
2021 Online education adoption in Spain 2008-2019. Drivers and impedimentsLópez, Rafael; Valarezo, Ángel; Pérez-Amaral, Teodosio
2021 Bias in Algorithms: On the trade-off between accuracy and fairnessJanssen, Patrick; Sadowski, Bert M.
2021 Assessing Digital Divides in Higher Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Exploring an Evaluating E-learning System Success ModelPayton, Brett; Gomez Aurioles, Laura
2021 Beyond Funding: Barriers to Extending Rural and Remote BroadbandHudson, Heather E.; McMahon, Rob; Murdoch, Bill
2021 Socialbot representations on cross media platforms during 2020 Taiwanese Presidential ElectionLin, Trisha T. C.
2021 Examining factors affecting local IPTV users’ intention to subscribe to global OTT service through their local IPTV serviceLim, Chulmin
2021 Analysis of 5G spectrum awarding decisions: How do different countries consider emerging local 5G networks?Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Yrjölä, Seppo; Ahokangas, Petri; Hämmäinen, Heikki
2021 Tele-health in theory versus practice: A comparative look at the United States and SingaporePereira, Francis; Fife, Elizabeth
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
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