The Institute performs research on computer security directed toward enhancement of personal and organizational integrity. The Institute for Social Informatics is particularly qualified in the psychological aspects of security: How to avoid inadvertent leakage of sensitive information to unauthorized persons. For more details, see About.
Dialogue Management models are the current focus of research. These models are real-time operational systems. The objective is to use the protected data, in this case requests to speak, to guide the dialogue process. A pre-release version of the MyTurn app is now available. Speaker selection procedures are designed to enhance collective intelligence.
Previous work concerned Contagion Vigilance. These models are real-time operational simulations. They can collect sensitive data in a secure manner. They also provide reliable personalized data to the user. The most advanced proposal is for a Contagion Management System, which can be used to control communicable agents.
Security is the foundation for effective use of information technology, but it is unfortunately ignored in many cases.