Duration: March 2020 to August 2022

Contact Person: Sabrina Kirrane

PENNI: Richtlinienbasiertes Internet der nächsten Generation

The Policy Enabled Next geNeration Internet (PENNI) project will lay the
foundations for a policy, trust and transparency enabled decentralised
Next Generation Internet (NGI), that can support intelligent agents that
act on behalf of humans. Our hypothesis being that decentralized
applications that are able to understand constraints (in the form of
goals, preferences, norms and usage restrictions) together with trust
and transparency mechanisms will give citizens more control over how
their data is utilised and will foster trustworthiness in NGI
applications, such as intelligent agents. Starting from this hypothesis,
we devise three primary research questions: (i) Can contextual
information and policies afford users more control over NGI devices and
agents? (ii) Can existing trust and transparency mechanisms be extended
in order to support a trustcentric NGI? and (iii) Can existing Internet
protocols and query mechanisms be extended to cater for a policy-aware
intelligent agents?

Funded by FWF Elise Richter Programme & NetIdee Science

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