Working Papers


  • 3-March-2008

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    At a Crossroads: "Personhood" and the Digital Identity in the Information Society (STI Working Paper 2007/7)

    This paper discusses the relationship between the development of digital identity management and the concept of personhood.

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  • 29-February-2008

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    Global opportunities for Internet access developments (STI Digital Economy Paper 141)

    The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater communication access for the first billion users. This report seeks to address the question of where new Internet users will come from and to examine the large shifts in communications policy.

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  • 1-February-2008

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    Measuring Security and Trust in the Online Environment: A View Using Official Data (STI Digital Economy Paper 140)

    This paper reviews available official statistics on trust and security in the online environment. It discusses whether security concerns are an obstacle to Internet use and examines how people and companies protect their equipment and networks.

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  • 31-January-2008

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  • 24-January-2008

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    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): A Focus on Information Security and Privacy (STI Digital Economy Paper 138

    The deployment of RFID brings significant economic promise. But is RFID sufficiently secure and privacy-friendly ? This paper clarifies the capabilities and limitations of RFID, identifies the associated security and privacy challenges, and suggests measures that can be implemented to address them.

  • 9-January-2008

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    IPTV: Market developments and regulatory treatment (STI Digital Economy Paper 137)

    This paper examines current market trends and regulation for IPTV and also provides information on developments in the provision of IPTV service in a number of OECD countries.

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  • 9-January-2008

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    Broadband and ICT access and use by households and individuals (STI Digital Economy Paper 135)

    This paper analyses the use of Internet and broadband in detail, showing that people’s socio-economic standing have a direct bearing on how they are used.

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  • 9-January-2008

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    Measuring the Impacts of ICT Using Official Statistics (STI Digital Economy Paper 136)

    Policy makers everywhere want to know about the social and economic impacts of ICT. The aim of this paper is to examine statistical issues associated with their measurement and to suggest areas for future work.

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  • 19-December-2007

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    Mapping Careers and Mobility of Doctorate Holders: Draft Guidelines, Model Questionnaire and Indicators (STI Working Paper 2007/6)

    This document presents the three main components of a collaborative project on careers of doctorate holders: 1) the methodological guidelines; 2) a core model questionnaire and instruction manual; and 3) output indicator tables used for reporting data at the international level.

  • 28-November-2007

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    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Implementation in Germany: Challenges and Benefits (STI Digital Economy Paper 134)

    RFID technology is increasingly used in a wide range of tracking and tracing applications. This study compares the implementation of RFID across a broad range of sectors, drawing on interviews with early adopters of RFID technology in Germany.

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