The Center for Information and Communication Research (CIC) is the youngest of the centers within the Marketing Area. CIC was started in February 1997 with funding from VINNOVA. It was set up as an information and competence center to coordinate and pursue business research on the use of communications and information technology.
Presently, two major areas of research are pursued by researchers at CIC, both with a strong focus on information and telecommunications technologies. In a set of demand side oriented projects, the implementation and use by individuals and organizations of new mobile technologies are in focus. The second group of more supply side oriented research projects investigates viable new options for new technological and economical regimes for mobile communication.
Demand oriented projects
- Open Innovation Frameworks
- Airport Living Lab
- ICT in HealthCare
- Organisations Implement and Use Mobile Solutions Studies of the Enterprise Market for Wireless Services and Applications
- Adoption And Usage Of New Technology For Procurement
- Wireless Woodstock Services
- Mobile City Moments Project
- Service Innovation Processes and Dynamic Business Models
- Near Field Communications
- IP Telephony
- Mobile TV
Supply oriented projects
- Mobile Organizations and the Enterprise Market for Mobile Services
- Drivers of Convergence, Dis-integration and other Market Re-definitions during the Industry Life Cycle
- Low Cost Infrastructure
- Trust in Internationalization
- Dynamic Spectrum Access
- Novel Access Provisioning
- Mobile Enterprise Services 2.0
- Near Field Communications
- Open Innovations and Living Labs
CIC’s international research activities include a central role in the Global Mobility Roundtable. The Roundtable is a series of global conferences on mobile communication and computing, organized by an international group of visionary researchers. The first Mobility Roundtable was held in 2002 in Tokyo. Over the years, the GMR has also been hosted in Stockholm (Sweden, by CIC), Texas (USA), Hong Kong (China), Helsinki (Finland), Los Angeles (USA), Auckland (New Zealand), Cairo (Egypt) will next (2010) be hosted in Athens, Greece. The Roundtable is a series of global conferences on mobile communication and computing, organized by an international group of researchers and practitioners. The meetings provide an opportunity for researchers and business leaders to benefit from discussions on the latest innovations in mobile technologies and analyses of their business applications.
At CIC’s Open Seminars, business leaders as well as academics are invited to speak on important topics connected to CIC’s areas of research. The seminars are open to the public.
The CIC Open Seminar series has a broad scope and covers a wide area of contemporary business and research issues in the ICT area. Invited guest speakers are experts in their areas, some of which also have an international reputation. Among the previsous issues discussed in the series can be mentioned:
- Models for evaluating digital content offerings and business model feasibility
- Visions of wireless Personal Mobile Assistants
- On the application of EU Competition Rules on the telecom and media sectors
- Visual consumption in post-modern markets
- Future profitability of 3G operators – the case of Sweden