INSCI 2016 – September 12-14, Florence, Italy

The 3rd international conference on Internet Science will take place in Florence, Italy on September 12-14, 2016.

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“Openness, Collaboration and Collective Action”


This highly multidisciplinary conference allows to foster dialogue among scholars and practitioners belonging to various disciplines: Computer Science, Sociology, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Complex systems analysis, Psychology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Epistemology, etc.

Researchers from various disciplines will present papers shedding light on Internet research and in particular crossing rigid disciplines boundaries, describing original research and innovative ideas.

Selection will be based on interdisciplinarity


Important days:

  • submission of papers: March 15th 2016 April  10th 2016
  • submission of workshops: March 15th 2016 April  10th 2016
  • notification of decision: May 15th 2016
  • early registration deadline: June 10th 2016

Scope of the conference:

Internet science is a very broad concept. It includes the technical parts concerning protocols and connections, but also the contents (i.e., the Web) and applications, and, more important, the people. Internet is changing our lives, and therefore many crucial questions arise: How do people behave in the Internet? Are they changing their lifestyle and how? Can Internet promote sustainability, cooperation and collective intelligence? Can it support open democracy and policy making? How can the awareness of possibilities and dangers of Internet be promoted? What about topics like intellectual properties, privacy, reputation and participation? What are the juridical aspects of Internet? What about arts and humanities in general?
The third International Conference on Internet Science, INSCI2016, is going to address such questions. We think that it is possible to focus some broad main areas: Technical aspects of Internet (protocols, apps, etc.), Internet, individuals and society (human behavior, e-health, education, economy, art, etc.), Internet and politics (participation, crowdsourcing, bottom up, top down, etc.), Internet and rights (privacy, intellectual property…), but we are open to other suggestions.
A parallel session of the conference is devoted to self-organized workshops, that could promote related prohects, diffusing their results and/or gathering impressions and comments. The first day of the conference will be open-access to everybody.


The first day of the conference will be open-access to everybody.


  • Internet of Things
  • e-Health
  • Internet and cognition, online human cognitive behaviour
  • Big data
  • Individual awareness of possibilities and dangers
  • Sustainability and social innovations
  • Gamification and incentives
  • Crowdsourcing techniques, social projects, crowdfunding
  • Collective intelligence, distributed problem solving, social computation
  • Citizen science, collective investigations, citizen participation to science
  • Identity, Trust and Privacy
  • Arts and humanities, collective production, new forms of art
  • Governance and legal policies
  • Security, Resilience and Dependability Aspects
  • Economic aspects of the Internet
  • Distant participation, distant interaction, virtual environments beyond physical distance
  • Techniques for Internet measurement and simulation
  • Network science, network analysis, structure of the web
  • Web communities and lifestyles
  • Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web
  • Emerging applications
  • Virtual communities, promotion and support
  • Social movements, social solidarity, empowerment of voiceless
  • Web of Things
  • Smart and resilient systems
  • Online engagement potentials and pitfalls
  • Political Participation
  • Democratic innovation
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Money and Private property concepts in a digital era

Organising Partners

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