IFIN 2017 Report
The 2nd International Workshop on the Internet for Financial Collective Awareness & Intelligence (IFIN 2017) was held at Thessaloniki, Greece, in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI 2017), on Wednesday 22nd November, and lasted from 11:10 to 16:30. It was organized by the CAPS Project “PROFIT: Promoting Financial Awareness and Stability”, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no 687895.
The IFIN Workshop aims at initiating a multidisciplinary dialogue on how we can use the Internet in order to promote financial awareness and capability among citizens. This year, IFIN consisted of two parts:
- Presentation of the PROFIT project and platform
- Presentation of related work and discussion with the participants
Under the first part, key ideas from the PROFIT project were presented and discussed. Additionally, the under-development PROFIT platform and its key features were presented to the participants and they were encouraged to use the platform themselves. Afterwards, the participants were encouraged to provide their opinion and suggestions regarding the platform features and services in a discussion, led by the project coordinator.
Under the second part, contributions from the scientific community focused on the particular field, were also presented upon acceptance through an open call for papers and the audience was encouraged to discuss their ideas and views on a “roundtable” style discussion.