Services in sparsely populated areas

Exploring how advanced ICT mediation technologies can be used to deliver societal services to distant, rural and sparsely populated areas.

Project title

Services in sparsely populated areas (2009-2012)
Swedish title: Tjänster i glesbygd (eller “Glesbygdsprojektet”)

Project description

The aim of the project is to explore how advanced ICT mediation technologies can be used to deliver societal services to distant, rural and sparsely populated areas – thereby increasing both social and economical sustainability for those areas as well as decreasing the need for physical transports. During 2011 and 2012 a number of field trials in the three northern regions of Sweden are scheduled. The project will study the effects of the trials regarding economy, usability and inclusion.

Project team

Anders Rockström (project leader)
Mats Erixon – mediation technology and trial implementation
Cecilia Håkansson – study of economic effects
Henrik Åhman – study of usability and inclusion

Partners

IEF (Inlandskommunernas Ekonomiska Förening)
Stiftelsen Folkets Hubb

Contact

Anders Rockström (rockis@kth.se), Mats Erixon (mex@kth.se)

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