Agreement Technologies

Author: Carlos I. Chesnevar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364239860X
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Agreement Technologies, AT 2013, held in Beijing, China, in August 2013. The 15 revised full papers presented together with two invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on topics such as semantic technologies, normative multiagent systems, virtual organisations and electronic institutions, argumentation and negotiation, trust and reputation, applications of agreement technologies, agreement technologies architectures, environments and methodologies, as well as interdisciplinary foundations of agreement technologies.

Multi Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies

Author: Michael Rovatsos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331933509X
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This book constitutes the revised selected papers from the 13 European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems, EUMAS 2015, and the Third International Conference on Agreement Technologies, AT 2015, held in Athens, Greece, in December 2015. The 36 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: coordination and planning; learning and optimization, argumentation and negotiation; norms, trust, and reputation; agent-based simulation and agent programming.

Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XVIII

Author: Ngoc Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662481456
Format: PDF, Kindle
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These transactions publish research in computer-based methods of computational collective intelligence (CCI) and their applications in a wide range of fields such as the semantic Web, social networks, and multi-agent systems. TCCI strives to cover new methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of CCI understood as the form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals (artificial and/or natural). The application of multiple computational intelligence technologies, such as fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, neural systems, consensus theory, etc., aims to support human and other collective intelligence and to create new forms of CCI in natural and/or artificial systems. This eighteenth issue contains 9 carefully selected and revised contributions.

Digital Technologies for Democratic Governance in Latin America

Author: Anita Breuer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135046069
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This book is the first to comprehensively analyse the political and societal impacts of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in a region of the Global South. It evaluates under what conditions some Latin American governments and people have succeeded in taking up the opportunities related to the spread of ICTs, while others are confronted with the pessimist scenario of increased, digitally induced social and democratic cleavages. Specifically, the book examines if and how far the spread and use of new ICT affected central aims of democratic governance such as reducing socio-economic and gender inequality; strengthening citizen participation in political decision making; increasing the transparency of legislative processes; improving administrative processes; providing free access to government data and information; and expanding independent spaces of citizen communication. The country case and cross-country explore a range of bottom-up driven initiatives to reinforce democracy in the region. The book offers researchers and students an interdisciplinary approach to these issues by linking it to established theories of media and politics, political communication, political participation, and governance. Giving voice to researchers native to the region and with direct experience of the region, it uniquely brings together contributions from political scientists, researchers in communication studies and area studies specialists who have a solid record in political activism and international development co-operation.

The Growing Gap Between Emerging Technologies and Legal Ethical Oversight

Author: Gary E. Marchant
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400713567
Format: PDF, ePub
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At the same time that the pace of science and technology has greatly accelerated in recent decades, our legal and ethical oversight mechanisms have become bogged down and slower. This book addresses the growing gap between the pace of science and technology and the lagging responsiveness of legal and ethical oversight society relies on to govern emerging technologies. Whether it be biotechnology, genetic testing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, computer privacy, autonomous robotics, or any of the other many emerging technologies, new approaches are needed to ensure appropriate and timely regulatory responses. This book documents the problem and offers a toolbox of potential regulatory and governance approaches that might be used to ensure more responsive oversight.

Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies

Author: Gary E Marchant
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782545646
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The unique characteristics of emerging technologies _ their diverse applications, the myriad concerns raised by new technologies, the need for public engagement, and the issue of effective coordination between governance players _ create the need for n

Enforcing Privacy

Author: David Wright
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319250477
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is about enforcing privacy and data protection. It demonstrates different approaches – regulatory, legal and technological – to enforcing privacy. If regulators do not enforce laws or regulations or codes or do not have the resources, political support or wherewithal to enforce them, they effectively eviscerate and make meaningless such laws or regulations or codes, no matter how laudable or well-intentioned. In some cases, however, the mere existence of such laws or regulations, combined with a credible threat to invoke them, is sufficient for regulatory purposes. But the threat has to be credible. As some of the authors in this book make clear – it is a theme that runs throughout this book – “carrots” and “soft law” need to be backed up by “sticks” and “hard law”. The authors of this book view privacy enforcement as an activity that goes beyond regulatory enforcement, however. In some sense, enforcing privacy is a task that befalls to all of us. Privacy advocates and members of the public can play an important role in combatting the continuing intrusions upon privacy by governments, intelligence agencies and big companies. Contributors to this book - including regulators, privacy advocates, academics, SMEs, a Member of the European Parliament, lawyers and a technology researcher – share their views in the one and only book on Enforcing Privacy.

Ocean Energy

Author: Glen Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317211375
Format: PDF
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Energy from wave and tidal power is a key component of current policies for renewable sources of energy. This book provides the first comprehensive exploration of legal, economic, and social issues related to the emerging ocean energy industry, in particular wave and tidal energy technologies. This industry is rapidly developing, and considerable technical literature has developed around the technology. However, it is shown that challenges relating to regulation and policy are major impediments to industry development, and these aspects have not previously been sufficiently highlighted and studied. The book informs policymakers, industry participants, and researchers of the key issues in this developing field. Ocean energy is considered in the context of the blue economy and an industrialising ocean, and the topics covered include: development of policy (policy instruments, risk and delay in technology development); legal aspects (consenting processes, resource management, impact assessment); human interactions (conflicts, consultation, community benefits); and spatial planning of the marine environment. While offshore wind energy, sited in the oceans but not strictly derived from the ocean, is not the primary focus of the book, there is also discussion of the similarities and differences between offshore wind and wave and tidal power policy dimensions.

Youth Technology Governance Experience

Author: Liam Grealy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780815362319
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How far do adults truly understand youth? How do their conceptions inform interventions into young lives or implicate young people's experiences? Centrally exploring adults' ideas about youth, Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience seeks to tackle these questions. Specifically, this timely volume uses the four central concepts of youth, technology, governance and experience to examine a range of relationships that exist between adults and youth including those within homes and educational institutions, government bureaucracies, online, via media representations and new technologies; and elsewhere in everyday life. Topics such as media classification, surveillance, sexting, tertiary education, and health provision are approached using a range of disciplines and methods, including survey and ethnographic interviews, action research, policy, archival and textual analysis, and critical theory. The collection's key concepts - youth, technology, governance, and experience - provide connecting themes across the essays, while also considered on their own terms and with regard to their implications for how we interact with young people. Readers can expect analyses of young people differentiated by gender, class, race, and geography across a range of sites, with attention also given to dominant ideas about and expectations of youth and their varied effects.

Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government

Author: Yu-Che Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317406788
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The explosive growth in information technology has ushered in unparalleled new opportunities for advancing public service. Featuring 24 chapters from foremost experts in the field of digital government, this Handbook provides an authoritative survey of key emerging technologies, their current state of development and use in government, and insightful discussions on how they are reshaping and influencing the future of public administration. This Handbook explores: Key emerging technologies (i.e., big data, social media, Internet of Things (IOT), GIS, smart phones & mobile technologies) and their impacts on public administration The impacts of the new technologies on the relationships between citizens and their governments with the focus on collaborative governance Key theories of IT innovations in government on the interplay between technological innovations and public administration The relationship between technology and democratic accountability and the various ways of harnessing the new technologies to advance public value Key strategies and conditions for fostering success in leveraging technological innovations for public service This Handbook will prove to be an invaluable guide and resource for students, scholars and practitioners interested in this growing field of technological innovations in government.