Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges?

The Internet and Politics SG is pleased to support the “Internet, Politics, Policy 2012” – an academic conference that explored the new research frontiers opened up by Big Data as well as its limitations. It aimed to serve as a forum to encourage discussion across disciplinary boundaries on how to exploit Big Data to inform policy debates and advance social science research.

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII, University of Oxford) on behalf of the OII-edited academic journal Policy and Internet, the conference took place over two days (20-21 September 2012) at St Anne’s College in central Oxford, UK.

About Policy and Internet

This conference was organised by the journal Policy and Internet, a major peer-reviewed journal investigating the implications of the Internet and associated technologies for public policy. Policy and Internet is calling for papers reporting on innovative research into any aspect of the implications of the Internet for public policy. Editor in Chief: Professor Helen Margetts Editor: Dr Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon Managing Editor: David Sutcliffe Contact: policyandinternet@oii.ox.ac.uk

Partners and Sponsors

This conference was organised by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) for the JournalPolicy and Internet, in collaboration with the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) standing group on Internet and Politics, and sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), American Public University (APU), and Google.

Picture Title "Mapping Wikipedia". Credit to Dr. Mark Graham and Dr. Bernie Hogan. 
Project available here: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis/?id=4f7b30eb
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