16th IEEE Conference ISSA 2017

The field of information security is diverse, including technical, managerial, legal, social and even philosophical issues. Individuals alone cannot address these issues. Only the combined efforts of academia, industry and society can provide answers and solutions that will benefit all of society.

NeighborHub the TV star

A new success for the independent energy-efficient house - NeighborHub.
The Swiss television proposed on July 31st its broadcast " HopSuisse " in which the NeighborHub the house energy-efficient and independent house was highlighted.

Call for Papers: Crowd Energy Applications

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel is again invited to edit a special section on Energy-Efficient Technologies (EET)—Crowd Energy Applications of the Journal of Electronic Science and Technology (JEST). The special issue focuses on the Crowd Energy Concept developed at the iimt and will be published in September, 2017. Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers.

The Call for papers can be found here.

An extraordinary get together

Friday, 30th of June 2017 – an exceptional day at the iimt!

170 employees from Electrosuisse, the professional association for Electrical Engineering, Power and Information Technologies, visited the iimt and the University of Fribourg.

The day began with the inspector’s conference with almost 100 participants. During the conference, as well as in Workshops and group works, the experts had the opportunity to exchange their technical know-how.

A journey dedicated to the Social Dilemma Research in the South of Italy

Yves Hertig, research assistant at the Chair of Management in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), works on energy-related contribution behaviour within crowd. His research concentrates in particular on the social dilemma characteristics of energy-related behaviour and its coordination within a crowd-structure. Therefore, he participated at the well-staffed 17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas in Sicily and met with leading researchers within the field of theoretical and applied social dilemma research.
The conference took place on June 20-23, 2017 in Taormina and included three full days of talks, posters, and keynotes (Bettina Rockenbach, Carsten De Dreu, and Simon Gaechter).

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17th International Conference on Social Dilemmas
Behavioural researchers often study cooperation in situations when it is difficult to achieve, such as in social dilemmas. Social dilemmas occur when each person has a tempting option to not cooperate and benefit from the cooperation of others. However, if everyone decided not to cooperate, then everyone receives a worse outcome compared to if everyone decided to cooperate. Social dilemmas can occur in almost any domain in our social lives, such as in close relationships, coworkers in an organization, members of a society, interactions between groups, and in future Smart Grids.
Yves Hertig consolidated his knowledge and came back with new insights, new contacts and a backpack full of new research ideas.