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The application period for the Bit Bang 4 is now open!

Bit Bang 4: Future of Internet – societal, business, governance and technological aspects

Academic year 2011-2012

Bit Bang is a doctoral course for Aalto University post graduate students. The upcoming fourth course focuses on the Future of the Internet. The course requires active participation to the lectures, giving presentations on related literature as well as contributing to a joint publication. While encouraging interdisciplinary discussion the course doesn’t require any technical background.

The Internet has revolutionised our social and business habits. It has evolved from a network of computers and information into a network of people, and in time has become a critical infrastructure of modern society. The more it evolves the more we are forced to face the societal, economical and political aspects of this originally technological platform. The aim of the course is to discuss the next steps of Internet from a multidisciplinary viewpoint.

The course is taught by Professor Yrjö Neuvo and Dr. Sami Ylönen. A significant part of the course comprises working on specific assignments in teams of about five students, which leads to a joint publication. Each team will have an experienced tutor. Distinguished guest lecturers from industry and academia will complement the course literature.

Please submit your one page application in English describing briefly your reasons for wanting to attend this course. With the motivation letter enclose also the official study transcript and your post graduate study topic to elina.karvonen@aalto.fi. The application period closes on August 17. The applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection by August 26.

For more information please contact Elina Karvonen at the e-mail address above or tel. 050 364 1446. The multidisciplinary course is organized by the MIDE research program. More information about MIDE and the previous Bit Bang courses is available at http://mide.aalto.fi/en.

Course period
09/2011 – 05/2012
Target group
Doctoral students from Aalto University
Responsible teacher
Yrjö Neuvo and Sami Ylönen
Credit points
10 study credits

The previous courses' joint publications are available here:
Bit Bang 1: Rays to the Future http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2009/isbn9789522480781.pdf
Bit Bang 2: Energising Innovation, Innovating Energy http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2010/isbn9789526034140.pdf