Call for Abstracts is closed

Prospective speakers in lecture sessions and interaction sessions are invited to submit abstracts.

All topics are open to contributions

  • from academia, industry, policy makers and other stakeholders
  • from junior and senior researchers
  • from researchers in ICT as well as analysts of ethical, socio-economic, and legal aspects (ESLA)
  • from researchers, analysts and stakeholders linked to other fields of science and technology.
Abstracts will be available during the conference. Full papers will be published in the conference proceedings and journal.

Important dates

1 September 2009 Submission deadline (free format) CLOSED
21 September 2009 Acceptance notification SENT
22 October 2009 Formated abstract
22 November 2009 Posters (during conference)
22 December 2009 Full paper


Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

The future of the computer

  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Disappearing computer
  • Intelligent business environments
  • Personal health systems

The future of the internet

  • Internet of things
  • Brains online
  • Distributed decision making by non-humans
  • RFID

The future of the relation between the virtual and the real

  • ICT-Enhanced reality
  • Crime in cyberspace
  • Robots as experts in law and surgery
  • Robots as Personal Humanoid Assistant

The future of ICT for human security

  • ICT and national security
  • ICT and the vulnerabilities of human life
  • Multiple identities
  • Biometrics

Ethical, socio-economic, and legal aspects (ESLA) of ICT

  • Privacy
  • Digital divide, e-Inclusion, Justice
  • ICT, the Lisbon Strategy, and social values
  • Intellectual property, copyright
  • SPAM and phishing
  • The abolition of man and human relationships
  • Open access
  • The 'digital' fix. ('Technological' fix, focussing on ICT)

Lessons learned from biotechnology or biomedicine

  • Moratorium and ban
  • Containment
  • The 'four principles' (Beauchamp and Childress)
  • Precaution
  • Public acceptance and public revolt
  • The role of the media
  • Human dignity

Free topics (chosen by authors)

  • ...

Submission Guidelines

The call for abstracts is closed.

To present a paper, submit an abstract (500 to 1500 words) online via the conference website. Submissions can be in word or pdf. No specific format is required.

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