Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Maria Xenitidou
CANDID explores how extended networks and peer communities are integrated (or not) in the development of 'smart' technology, and how various forms of knowledge may impact on framing and use scenarios. The project brings together researchers in the social sciences and humanities, practitioners from the ICT sector and a whole range of technology users, explorers and developers.
How can researchers in the social sciences and humanities contribute to the development of smart technologies? How are users configured and to what extent are they genuinely involved? Can rights such as privacy and data protection be built into digital systems and infrastructures? These are some of the questions CANDID researchers are focussing on while addressing the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) agenda which is a key issue cutting across the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes. Surrey is responsible for extensive discourse-analytic work on 'smart', using purpose-built computational supports to present and organise the outcomes (David Rozas).
Funding: H2020-EU.2.1.1 - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - (ICT)
Duration: 12 months, Jan to Dec 2017