Networked Society Symposium 2017

Melbourne School of Design
Basement lvl, Bldg 133
Masson Rd
University of Melbourne, Vic 3010

The Networked Society Symposium showcases the breadth of research occurring at the Melbourne Networked Society Institute. It provides an opportunity to connect, engage and debate the matters essential to the networked society. The symposium also provides networking opportunities with researchers, industry, policy makers and the community. The day includes research presentations, keynote speakers, interactive demonstrations, panel discussions, and plenty of catered breaks in between.

We are proud to announce Professor Luciano Floridi as our keynote speaker. Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at Oxford Internet Institute where he is also Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. He is best known for his foundational research on the Philosophy of Information and Information Ethics, two new research areas that he contributed to establish.

The following is a draft outline of the day. More details will be announced but for now - save the date! This is a free event but we do recommend registering as the event will book out.

9:30am Welcome - Thas Nirmalathas, Director of Melbourne Networked Society Institute

Keynote - Professor Luciano Floridi, Director of Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford Internet Institute.

10:45am Morning Tea

Urban Green Spaces

Green spaces are a valuable asset to the cities and their inhabitants. They help to regulate the urban heat island effect, provide habitat for animals, and offer open recreation spaces for the community.

Hear from our three research projects working in unison to monitor and map the value of green spaces in an urban environment. Learn how we have turned University Square into a living lab that is showing us how to design smarter cities that will create healthier and happier citizens.

12:30pm Lunch and poster presentations from our Doctoral Academy

Medicine ex Machina

Learn how popular new technology is being used to transform healthcare in surprising ways.

Digital Transformation of Society

How fundamental industries such as law, agriculture and architecture are changing in the digital age.

2:30pm Afternoon Break

Panel - Humanity of Technology

The Networked Society Symposium concludes with a panel discussion  between thought leaders around how increasing connectivity has changed us as people - both the positives and negative. Panellists to be announced.

4:00pm Networking Drinks