The Case of Broadband in the US by Kingsley E Haynes and Jitendra Parajuli, School of Public Policy, George Mason University This presentation reviews the recent impacts of state policies on the utilisation of broadband technology investment and examines its recent impact across the US economy at the state and local level. Like telephony, this once cutting edge technology has moved to the general purpose category. What are its expected consequences going forward? What do these impacts imply … Continue reading
Welcome to the first in our series of ‘Connect With…’ allowing you to meet the researchers and staff who comprise IBES. The team are delighted that John Downs, PhD Candidate in the Department of Computing and Information Systems has kindly agreed to being interviewed. What are you researching? My research is examining the role of audiences in videogames. Many types of videogames — particularly those like Wii and Kinect games — are often played socially. … Continue reading
IBES will provide a limited number of Top-up Scholarships worth $5,000 per annum for full-time graduate research students undertaking research within IBES.
IBES research seminars are returning in 2014. Seminars will be held over morning tea at 10:00am on the first Friday of the month during semester. Join us for our first research seminar for 2014: Participatory sensing for interactive local governance presented by Dr Slaven Marusic. Date: Friday 7 March 2014 Time: 10:00 – 11:00am Venue: Richard Newton Rooms, Level 5, Electrical Engineering Building, the University of Melbourne Abstract Local government (such as the City of Melbourne) is accountable … Continue reading
Thursday 27 February 2014 IBES supports the next generation scholars through the provision of top-up scholarships. IBES PhD candidates are studying a broad range of topics that explore the transformational impact that broadband is having upon society. You are invited to join us for a research seminar where IBES PhD candidates present their research findings. At the seminar you will hear from a diverse range of students who are engaging in topical research across the … Continue reading
A delegation of Brazilian researchers toured the IBES lab this afternoon. The researchers were in Melbourne as part of the Australia-Brazil Urban Research Think Tank hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Participants viewed the facilities of the IBES Lab sowing the seeds for research collaboration.
The success of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in fulfilling its ambition to connect every business and household in the country, grow the digital economy, and support digital inclusion by upgrading Australia’s communication infrastructure, will be shaped by how it is understood, adopted and appropriated by end-users.
A critical element of NBN adoption is how the NBN is represented or framed; and how this framing mediates public perceptions and decision-making. This white paper samples and analyses public perception and media representation of the NBN during the early stages of its discussion, installation, and adoption.
Each year ABAL offers students undertaking the Masters of Information Technology the opportunity to undertake internships where they can work on an innovative research project in conjunction with researcher and industry collaborators. The ABAL MIT Internships program provides students the opportunity to develop industry skills. In 2014 ABAL has eight internships available. The projects are listed below. Please download the information sheet for additional information.
The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) aims to increase its collaboration with innovative developers by becoming a foundation Australian member of ng Connect, the global open innovation program of Alcatel-Lucent. As a collaborative member of ng Connect, IBES will provide program members with access to key technology and research assets, including the Australian Broadband Applications Laboratory (ABAL) – a high-speed broadband testing and development environment. The institute will adopt the ng Connect orchestrated collaboration … Continue reading