IEEE Kansai Section第11回技術講演会

IEEE Kansai Section第11回技術講演会



"Designing the Internet for a Networked Society"


Prof. Barry Wellman (University of Toronto) 

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NTTコミュニケーション科学基礎研究所 大会議室(3F)
NTT Communication Science Labs. Conference Room (3F)
           〒619-0237 京都府相楽郡精華町光台2-4
           (NTT西日本 京阪奈ビル C棟3階 会場地図は下記ホームページを参照)


The developed world is in the midst of a paradigm shift in the ways in which people, organizations and institutions are connected. Our social systems - at work, in the community, at home, and elsewhere - have moved from being bound up in hierarchically arranged, relatively homogeneous, densely knit, bounded groups ("little boxes") to become social networks. In a networked society, boundaries are more permeable, interactions are with diverse others, links switch among multiple networks, and hierarchies are flatter and more complex. People in networked societies live and work in multiple sets of overlapping relationships. They cycle among different networks. Many of the people they deal with are physically dispersed and do not know one other.
These social changes are in a positive feedback loop with changes in communication systems: greater bandwidth, wireless portability, globalized connectivity, and personalization. Drawing upon our NetLab's research into the Internet in everyday life, I discuss the kinds of socially-informed communication systems designs that are appropriate for networked societies.


Educated at Harvard University (M.A in Social Relations, 1965; Ph.D. in Sociology, 1969).
Research Sociologist, Clarke Inst. of Psychiatry, Toronto, 1967 - 1969.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Univ. of Toronto, 1967 - 1972.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Univ. of Toronto, 1972 - 1980 (tenured).
Professor, Department of Sociology, Univ. of Toronto, 1980 -.
Professor Barry Wellman studies networks: community, communication, computer, and social. His research examines virtual community, the virtual workplace, social support, community, kinship, friendship, and social network theory and methods. Based at the University of Toronto, he directs the NetLab, teaches at the Department of Sociology, does research at the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, the Knowledge Media Design Institute, and the Bell University Laboratories' Collaborative Environment Lab, and is a cross-appointed member of the Faculty of Information Studies. He is a Fellow of IBM's Institute of Knowledge Management, and a committee member of the Social Science Research Council's (and Ford Foundation's) Program on Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security. He is the (co-)author of nearly three hundred articles, co-authored with eighty scholars, and is the (co-)editor of three books.
Social Network Analysis: Prof. Wellman's intellectual approach is social network analysis. He founded the professional society in the field: the International Network for Social Network Analysis. His co-edited Social Structures: A Network Approach has been named by the International Sociological Association as one of the "Books of the Century" (Cambridge University Press, 1988; updated ed., JAI Press, 1997). Prof. Wellman has published articles about the theory, methods and substance of social network analysis. He created the terms "network city" in 1973, "network of networks" in 1983, "networked individualism" in 2000, and (with Keith Hampton) pioneered the use of "glocalization" in discussing computer mediated communication networks.

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619-288 京都府相楽郡精華町光台2-2
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Yumiko Honjo (ATR MIS Labs.)
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間瀬 健二(ATRメディア情報科学研究所)
Kenji Mase (MIS Laboratories)


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