The IFIP Summer School 2015 took place in Edinburgh, 16-21 August 2015.
The IFIP Summer Schools take a holistic approach to society and technology and support interdisciplinary exchange through keynote and plenary lectures, tutorials, workshops, and research paper presentations. In particular, participants’ contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory, socio-economic, social or societal, political, ethical, anthropological, philosophical, or psychological perspectives are welcome. The interdisciplinary character of the work is fundamental to the school.
The research paper presentations and the workshops have a particular focus on involving students, and on encouraging the publication of high-quality, thorough research papers by students/young researchers.
To this end, the school has a two-phase review process for submitted papers. In the first phase submitted papers (short versions) are reviewed and selected for presentation at the school. After the school, these papers can be revised (so that they can benefit from the discussion that occurred at the school) and are then reviewed again for inclusion in the school’s proceedings which will be published by Springer.