Computer networks

Audio interview

Audio program

7 Jul 2016

A recent legislative amendment in Bulgaria means that it's now law that software developed for the government must be open source.

From now on, Bulgarian government contracts which include computer software, programming interfaces and databases must be freely available for others to read, modify...

Research report

21 Jun 2016


This paper provides an assessment and overview of the ADF’s command, control, computing, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (known commonly as ‘C4ISR’) capabilities in the context of the ADF’s goal of pursuing a network-centric warfare capability. The paper is the final part...

Journal article

27 Apr 2015

This paper proposes an analysis of digital convergence through the concepts of French philosopher Gilbert Simondon, who develops a theory of technicity as a mode of existence of humanity on par with religion, science and art, and describes an evolution of technicity that culminates in...

Journal article

15 Jan 2015

Keyword search is the most popular technique for querying large tree-structured datasets, often of unknown structure, in the web. Recent keyword search approaches return lowest common ancestors (LCAs) of the keyword matches ranked with respect to their relevance to the keyword query. A major challenge...

Research report

30 May 2012

This briefing document was developed in conjunction with “Public Networks for Public Safety: A Workshop on the Present and Future of Mesh Networking,” which was held on March 30, 2012, at Harvard University.

The workshop was intended as a starting point for conversation about...

Research report

1 Mar 2012

Information and communication technology is a tool with the potential to engage young people educationally, civically, politically and socially.

Its use among young people is widespread: research undertaken by Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre indicates that almost all young Australians are online, with...

Research report

3 Mar 2011

Developments in access networks, service and device convergence, and the evolution of multimedia services are changing the home network environment. Providing high-speed connectivity, interoperability and portability of services via the last few metres of network in the home is an area of considerable...

Journal article

23 Nov 2010

The existing body of knowledge has generally supported that organizational culture plays a significant role in shaping group identity, work pattern, communication schemes, and interpersonal relations; all of these cultural elements are important organizational factors that shape workplaces and operational routines. In the context of...

Journal article

22 Oct 2010

Cost efficiency has been a dominant perspective in the traditional IT literature. However, in complex technology and business environment, the widely recognized cost efficient assumption of information technology has been increasingly challenged. Drawing from a case study of wireless network implementation situated in a politically...

Journal article

30 Sep 2010

Network technologies are very desirable for social action, allowing activists to achieve more with less, more quickly and with broader impact; on the other hand, the very advantages they bring are equally important to the world of contemporary capitalism that social action seeks to change....

Research report

25 Mar 2010

The position of cable operators within the pay TV market has changed drastically in recent years.

Although video service remains core to the cable industry’s business model, cable TV’s market share has been dropping significantly with intense competition from direct broadcast satellite services (DBS),...

Research report

19 Jan 2010

Sensor networks play an important role in tackling environmental challenges. Sensor applications in smart power grids, smart buildings and smart industrial processes make significant contributions to more efficient resource use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. This report gives an overview of sensor...

Research report

5 Mar 2009

This report from US think-tank ITIF argues that supporting the deployment of faster broadband networks will be crucial to enabling next-generation Web-based applications and services that will play important roles in improving quality of life and boosting economic growth.

While getting broadband service to...

Research report

3 Dec 2008

Telecommuting, a practice increasingly favored by employers and workers alike, has a great deal to recommend it, but it also raises serious new privacy and security threats that must be addressed in order to prevent this generally beneficial practice from leading to serious privacy and...


2 Dec 2008

Using Delhi's media networks as an example, the author suggests that new domains of nonlegal networks could pose significant problems for classic strategies of incorporation and management in political society. These nonlegal domains open up new spaces of disorder and constant conflict in Indian cities...

Research report

13 Jun 2008

Convergence and next generation networks and their potential impact on policies and regulations is the subject of this report, covering issues of competition in the new fibre environment, convergence of video, voice and data services, the rapid growth of new technologies, such as HDTV and...

Research report

25 Oct 2007

This paper argues that Information and Communications Technology enabled development needs to be conceptualised within a dialectic process of globalisation where, on the one hand, the flow of capital, commodities and information are expanding and accelerating while, on the other, nation states are essential components...

Research report

4 Oct 2007

In addition to their public-facing external Web sites, many organizations also have secure Web sites that only their staff members can access. These internal sites, called intranets, are widespread in the business world and increasingly common among nonprofits. What are NPOs doing within these private...


7 Mar 2007

With convergence potentially opening up a vast array of new channels for the distribution of audio visual and print entertainment, news, information and opinion, the challenge for the ACCC will be to promote competition and not allow incumbents to impede the development of competitive choices...

Conference paper

13 Oct 2006

The advent of Next Generation Networks is bringing forward a series of innovative opportunities but also a greater array of challenges, touching on competition, interconnection agreements and new business models. Papers and presentations from this OECD Foresight Forum, held on 3 October 2006, are now...