Sharing Economy

Broadband access at reasonable price, user-generated content and peer-production are driving the sharing economy. Social networks and massively decentralized digital activities bring radical changes in the mode of production. User generated data and content is mined for knowledge, and as we know, knowledge is power. Our current era of ‘prosumerism’ is characterized by two visible trends.

On the one hand, corporations such as Google, Uber or Facebook are capturing the value created by the actors contributing to the collaborative economy, in a way that has been described by its critics as an exploitation of free labour.
On the other hand, decentralized projects such as Wikipedia or GNU/Linux are based on contributions from individuals collaborating to a collective project that is not owned by any given entity but rather communitarian.

The EU p2p2value project has explored these developments and shares some of the initial results from a very interdisciplinary perspective.

Detailed Workshop Outline

14:30 Presentations

Session Speakers

Francesca Bria
Francesca BriaNesta Innovation lab
Francesca Bria is a Nesta Senior Project Lead in the Nesta Innovation Lab. She is the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project on direct democracy and social digital currencies and the she is the Principle Investigator of the DSI4EU project on digital social innovation in Europe.

She has a Phd from Imperial College on innovation economics and a background in social science with an MSc in E-business and Innovation from the University College of London, Birkbeck. She is Teaching Associate at Imperial College Business School in the Innovation Studies Centre- Digital Economy Lab.

Francesca is a member of the Internet of Things Council and an advisor for the European Commission on Future Internet and Smart Cities policy. She is also a member of the EC Expert Group on Open Innovation (OISPG) and a member of the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC).

Francesca has been advising a variety of Governments, Cities and private organisations on innovation and technology policy. She is also active in grassrooots movements advocating for open access, knowledge commons and open, decentralised privacy aware technologies.

George Danezis
George DanezisUniversity College London
George Danezis, B.A, M.A (Cantab), Ph.D, FBCS

George Danezis is a Reader in Security and Privacy Engineering at the Department of Computer Science of University College London, and Head of the Information Security Research Group. He has been working on anonymous communications, privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and traffic analysis since 2000. He has previously been a researcher for Microsoft Research, Cambridge; a visiting fellow at K.U.Leuven (Belgium); and a research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he also completed his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. R.J. Anderson.

His theoretical contributions to the Privacy Technologies field include the established information theoretic and other probabilistic metrics for anonymity and pioneering the study of statistical attacks against anonymity systems. On the practical side he is one of the lead designers of the anonymous mail system Mixminion, as well as Minx, Sphinx, Drac and Hornet; he has worked on the traffic analysis of deployed protocols such as Tor.

His current research interests focus around secure communications, high-integirty systems to support privacy, smart grid privacy, peer-to-peer and social network security, as well as the application of machine learning techniques to security problems. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers on these topics in international conferences and journals.

He was the co-program chair of ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference in 2011 and 2012, IFCA Financial Cryptography and Data Security in 2011, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop in 2005 and 2006. He sits on the PET Symposium board and ACM CCS Steering committee and he regularly serves in program committees of leading conferences in the field of privacy and security. He is a fellow of the British Computing Society since 2014.

Mayo Fuster Morell
Mayo Fuster MorellDimmons IN3-UOC
Mayo Fuster Morell is director of research on collaborative economy at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia ( Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2010, she concluded her PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence on the governance of common-based peer production, and have numerous publications in the field. She is the principal investigator for the European project Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production. She is also responsible of the experts group BarCola on collaborative economy and commons production at the Barcelona City Council.
Harry Halpin
Harry HalpinW3C/INRIA
Dr. Harry Halpin is a Researcher at INRIA and works in the W3C Technology and Society Domain, with broad technical and philosophical interests. He led the successful cross-browser W3C Web Cryptography API effort, started the W3C Social Web Working Group, and the W3C Web Authentication Working Group to ‘end the password.’ He is the project co-ordinator of the NEXTLEAP CAPS Project on interdisciplinary privacy and security considerations for decentralised end-to-end encrypted systems. He received a Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh under Andy Clark and received was a Marie Curie fellow for his postdoc under Bernard Stiegler. He has presented at the UN, OECD, European Parliament, and White House over digital rights and has 40+ wide-ranging academic publications.
Francesco Saverio Nucci
Francesco Saverio NucciEngineering SpA
Francesco Saverio Nucci is Application Research Director, in Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, R&D Division. During his working activity he acquired more than 25 years of experience in management of research and technology based innovation. He is author of over 40 referred international publications in Digital Media, Technology Innovation and Multimedia Business. He has been professor at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in a Master in Business Administration of Media Industries. He was involved in a collaboration with the MediaLab of the M. I. T., where he also attended summer schools and executive courses at Sloan Business School. He has participated to more than 30 EU projects and has been coordinator of many large projects and initiatives. In the 2010 he was awarded by the President of Italian Republic for the best technology innovation initiative. He has served as member of many international Boards and Expert Groups.