Networking for Communications Challenged Communities: Report from a European project targeting conditions of poor or lacking ICT coverage

  • Maria Kristina Uden Luleå University of Technology
Keywords: Rural areas, Remote areas, Access, Test beds, Applications, Delay Tolerant Networking, Future Internet, Reindeer Husbandry, Meteorology, Environmental Data

Abstract

The N4C project was funded by the European Union Seventh framework programme’s Future Internet Research and Experimentation unit and closed in May 2011. Its focus was communications for highly challenging scenarios, with sparse populations in remote and topographically complex areas. In this note the organization and work plan are summarized, together with some observations at detailed level. Combining front line technical research and development with socio-economic goals is a matter of several dimensions. The results confirmed the hypotheses that co-operating with actors in rural areas, targeting specifically challenging use situations can function as a driver for high-tech development.

Author Biography

Maria Kristina Uden, Luleå University of Technology

Maria Udén, PhD, is associate professor at Luleå University of Technology, where she currently is the chair of the research subject Gender and technology.

Published
2011-12-30
How to Cite
Uden, M. (2011). Networking for Communications Challenged Communities: Report from a European project targeting conditions of poor or lacking ICT coverage. The Journal of Community Informatics, 7(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/880