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A decentralised Internet for local Empowerment
Approved Pending  +
DueDate 1 May 2023  +
Keywords SCOTT:SCOTT  + , Digital Inclusion  + , BasicInternet:Basic Internet  +
Methods The tools and methods in this thesis are bThe tools and methods in this thesis are based on * A set of scenario, describing the challenges * A list of requirements being extracted from the scenarios * A description and evaluation of technologies and tools being candidates for solutions * A functional architecture/description of the envisaged system * An implementation of the core concepts * A demonstration of the solution * An evaluation of the solution, including a critical review of the descisions taken earlier * Conclusions * Referencess taken earlier * Conclusions * References  +
Objective The thesis will address how a decentraliseThe thesis will address how a decentralised Internet can be established. Bandwidth- and cost-constraints have manifested the digital divide, especially in developing economies. According to the "Gender Gap" report by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), less than 1% of people had access to meaningful Internet in 2021. Such a low Internet usage requires novel concepts, e.g. a decentralised Internet providing free access to information through local information spots in the community. Such a concept, as described in [[BasicInternet:Solutions]], is based on a village server, being e.g. a [[Raspberry Pi]]. Concepts of content caching, which were popular in the beginning of the Internet, are less applicable due to the need for encrypted communications. This thesis will explore the mechanisms for a freemium access in remote areas, including e.g. subscribe services on the decentralised cloud. The solution can be exploited and tested in schools in Africa South of Sahara (SSA), e.g. Kenya or Tanzania.h of Sahara (SSA), e.g. Kenya or Tanzania.  +
Pre-Knowledge This thesis includes a reasonable amount of programming.  +
Schedule The envisaged time schedule (for a long thThe envisaged time schedule (for a long thesis/60 ECTS) is: :T0 0 starting month, T0+m denotes the month where the contribution to a certain chapter shalle be finalized :T0+2 months: create an initial page describing the scenario :T0+3: Provide a list of technologies which you think are necessary for the thesis :T0+4: Establish the table of content (TOC) of the envisaged thesis. Each section shall contain 3-10 keywords describing the content of that section :T0+7: Provide a draft of section 2 (scenario) and 3 (technologies) :T0+10: Establish a draft on what to implement/architecture :T0+11: Set-up an implementation, testing and evaluation plan :T0+15: Evaluate your solution based on a set of parameters, keep in mind ''there is no such thing as a free lunch'' :T0+17: Deliver the thesis a free lunch'' :T0+17: Deliver the thesis  +
Supervisor Josef Noll  + , Maghsoud Morshedi  + , Jonathan Muringani  +
ThesisStatus Planned  +
Titel A decentralised Internet for local Empowerment  +
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Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 10 February 2022 21:54:54  +
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