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IADIS ICT 2013

IADIS 6th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013
Prague, Czech Republic, 22/07/2013 – 24/07/2013. Hosted by MCCSIS 2013.
The ICT, Society and Human Beings International Conference 2013 (part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013) was hosted in Prague, Czech Republic, during 24 to 26 July, 2013.

The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society were all within the center of this conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects were important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and feelings were all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future challenges – especially planning for handling the latter were encouraged.

In general all types of research strategies were encouraged, and especially cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies. The main topics for submissions were: Globalization and ICT; Life environment and ICT; Life role and ICT; ICT and effects on humans; Perspectives on ICT; Desirable goals and ICT and Actions for reaching the Good Information Society.

ict2013The IADIS ICT, Society and Human Beings 2013 conference received 83 submissions from more than 27 countries. Each submission had been anonymously reviewed by an average of four independent reviewers, to ensure that the accepted submissions were of a high standard. Consequently only 13 full papers were approved which meant an acceptance rate of 16 %. A few more papers were accepted as short papers, reflection papers and posters.

An extended version of the best papers will be published in the IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641) Some of the best papers were eligible to be extended and enhanced as book chapters for inclusion in a book to be published by IGI Global

Further to the presentation of full papers, short papers, reflection papers and posters, the conference also offered two keynote presentations by Professor Gunilla Bradley, Professor Emerita, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and also to Dr. Valeri Souchkov, ICG Training & Consulting Enschede, The Netherlands.