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

Bit Bang is a doctoral course for Aalto University post graduate students. In the academic year 2011-2012 the 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.

Course period
09/2011 – 05/2012
Target group
Doctoral students from Aalto University
Responsible teachers
Yrjö Neuvo and Sami Ylönen
Credit points
10 study credits
Reading
Bit Bang 1 joint publication Rays to the Future http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2009/isbn9789522480781.pdf

Bit Bang 2 joint publication Energising Innovation, Innovating Energy http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2010/isbn9789526034140.pdf
Bit Bang 3 joint publication Entrepreneurship and Services http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2011/isbn9789526035734.pdf