10:00-10:15   Welcome and Introduction

John Carrington

10:15-11:00   Who Cares about Histories and Archives of the Internet?

Chair: Mike Short

Panellists will provide their perspectives from research and related work:

Niels Brügger, ‘Lessons from Editing the Journal entitled Internet Histories

Brian Sudlow and Ahmad Beltagui, ‘Insights from IT History on the Search for Accessibility and Effectiveness’ – See Paper Here

Jane Winters, ‘Reflections from Digital Humanities’

11:15 – 12:00  Innovation and Implementation – Successes and Failures

Chair: Robin Mansell

Panellists identify key themes and issues of papers before opening for discussion:

‘Telecommunications and Computing: British Rail’s Nationwide Train Operating System and its Evolution’, by Jonathan Aylen and Bob Gwynne –  See Paper Here

‘Evolving and Exploiting Packet Switched Networks’, by Edward Smith, Chris Miller and Jim Norton – See Blog Here

‘A Revisionist History of Videotex in Britain: The Importance of Connecting Editorial and Engineering in Teletext/Videotex Adoption in Britain’ by Simon Rowberry – See Paper Here

12:00 – 12:45            Sandwich Lunch

12.:45 – 1:30        AI – Future Realities

Chair: John Handby

Panellists’ perspectives and key arguments on the history and future of AI and its consequences followed by open discussion:

John Handby, ‘The Coming AI Tsunami’ – See Blog Here

Vassilis Galanos, ‘To have done with AI and Internet Summer/Winter Narratives: Can History Cure the Hype?’ – See Paper Here

Chris Reynolds, ‘Did the Hype Associated with Early AI Research Lead to Alternative Routes Towards Intelligent Interactive Computer Systems Being Overlooked?’ – Paper 1Paper 2

John Agar

1:45 – 2:30    Learning More from History

Chair: Martin Campbell-Kelly

Panelists to discuss key themes and issues of their papers:

‘Telenet and the Construction of Network Security Culture’ by Brian Vagts

‘IoT Co-production for Inclusive Smart Cities’ by Mennatullah Hendawy

‘Decentralisation and Platform Migration: Lessons Learned and Expectations’ by George Zoukas

2:45-3:30       Societal Implications

Chair: Tola Sargeant

Panellists’ historical perspectives on social impacts related to access, gender, work, and online benefits and harms:

Chris Winter, ‘The Internet and Web Have Brought Great Benefits but Who Has been Left Behind?’

Tony Bryant, ‘What the Web Has Wrought’

Juliet Webster, Gender in IT Industries and Workplaces

Jack Nilles, ‘Evolving Telework’

3:30    Points of Summary and Conclusion

Contributions from participants initiated by: Sam Blaxland and William H. Dutton

4:00    Close of Forum

Jim Norton

4:00 – 5:00   Wine, nibbles, and networking

You can read more about our panellists and speakers here