Defence of dissertation in the field of Networks Economics, M.Sc. (Tech.) Timo Ali-Vehmas

The title of thesis is “On Complex Networks in the Connected World”

In this thesis, a qualitative complex value system model is developed and evaluated. The model studies the technical and operative structures, boundary conditions, and dynamic behaviors observed in the ICT-driven complex value systems. The research examines global mobile communications and internet value systems complemented by studies on emerging value systems of transportation in Finland. The complexities of the value systems are characterized in a systematic way, which can be used in scenario planning for new business development and in regulating the modern digital society. For instance, agent based dynamic modelling reveals insights to the sensitivity of the business system dynamics to the variable availability of scarce resources, such as radio spectrum for wireless communication. Social network analyses of the collaboration models in the related standardization organizations help to assess already in the early development phase the embedded risks of business failures in large multi-stakeholder communication networks. The holistic analyses including technical, commercial and social perspectives provide new possibilities to understand the challenges and opportunities in the emerging global data based and highly connected ICT driven business systems, such as those utilizing the emerging 5G mobile communications.

Opponent: Dr. Kaisa Still, VTT Oulu

Custos: Professor Heikki Hämmäinen, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Communications and Networking.

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Contact information: Timo Ali-Vehmas, tel. +358 50 555 0760 [email protected]

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