Confidence in computerizing mediterranean society
To develop cooperation, trade and commerce (electronic commerce in particular) between actors in the Mediterranean economies, there must be guarantees for secure transactions, trade and electronic data storage. Shared information systems (i.e. storage and information transfer, added-value services pooled in common management tools), are crucial to security and trust between regional actors. To achieve this, we need to identify routes that could contribute to security and trust in computerizing Mediterranean society
Computerization is comparable with what was the industrialization process, i.e., a historical process that takes place over a long period aiming to automatically process all kinds of information.
In our era of global economies, referred to as knowledge or immaterial economies, the key development and competitiveness factors are information systems. To develop cooperation, exchange and trade, in particular electronic trade, between all Mediterranean stakeholders, we need to guarantee secure transactions and instil trust into exchanges and electronic data storage.
Building up this level of trust entails developing high speed communication networks, sharing electronic resources based on the model of capacity sharing of the electric network, co-developing tele-services, training and research. Shared information systems (storage and information exchange, added-value services pooled via...
Confidence is an accelerating factor in relations and exchanges. Strengthening trust between individuals, peoples and nations appears to be a necessary step in developing the communities they live in. The Mediterranean community displays certain types of trust but is nevertheless subject to recurring mistrust. How can the advent of a digital society and economy – or in other words, a society and economy where relations and exchanges take place in digital environments or via digital media – modify the nature, force and extent of the trust that reigns there?
This report contains two main types of observation:
- Digital technology, by rendering relations and exchanges more opaque, can reduce mistrust, but it can also encourage it when associated with bad services or coercive policies;
- Digital technology profoundly modifies the relational ecosystem: more than an interpersonal medium,...
September 2010 : set up of the ICT workgroup
October 2010 : First workgroup meeting : launching the reflection.
November 2010 : workgroup meeting : reflection on the subject of « trust »
January 2011: workgroup meeting : summary of the report and sectorial fields of research
March 2011 : workgroup meeting in Istanbul
April 2011 : workgroup meeting
June 2011 : final report
July 2011 : presentation of the final report during an IPEMED’s breakfast.
November 2011: publication of the final report « Confidence in the Mediterranean digital society”
Professor at Rennes University and Télécom ParisTech University
Philosophy diploma, doctorate in political science, professor of information and communication sciences at Télécom ParisTech and Rennes 2 University, and researcher at LTCI, at LAS Rennes 2 University and associate professor at LIRE-ISH Lyon 2 University. He holds the Chair of teaching and research “Modélisation des imaginaires, innovation et création” launched in October 2010 and supported by Telecom ParisTech and Université de Rennes 2
Laurent Gille teaches economy at Télécom ParisTech.
His work mostly concerns the economy and the regulation of telecommunications networks, especially in developing countries, as well as innovating business models for the digital economy
PhD student Telecom Paris Tech