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Bifröst University

 Contact details
Contact personDr. Ian Watson 
Address 311 - Borgarnes (Iceland) 
Phone+354 863 5035 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.) 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
» Visual arts
» Sociology
» Other social sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Standards and conventions, civil registration and identification numbering, information design and signage, open access publishing

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
I have a Ph.D. in sociology specializing in standardization and convention, particularly of cognitive and
linguistic phenomena. My undergraduate degree was in Germanic linguistics. I worked for many years in
the travel industry and as a genealogical researcher. Ive also worked in university publishing and
international education.

Areas of expertise:
Standards and conventions, coordination games, rule of the road
Conventional numbering and identification systems, civil registration, genealogy databases
Information design, writing systems, typography, character set standardization
Travel guidebook industry, group tour industry, tour operators
Scholarly publishing, open access, bookselling

Native language English. Proficient to various degrees in Icelandic, German, French, Italian, Polish,
Russian, Hungarian, Chinese, mainland Scandinavian languages.
Good computer skills including PHP, HTML, Unix

More information at http://ianwatson.org
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Focused thematic foresight

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleNational identification numbering in Iceland
Project websitehttp://bjss.bifrost.is/index.php/bjss/article/viewFile/63/65

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
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