Rii Forum 2024 | Ravello, April 10-12, 2024*
Marking a track of recognition by academia and industry, the 6th Research & Innovation Forum (Rii Forum) and the family of academic events associated with it invite you to Ravello, Italy, to share academically sound and practice-driven insights into how to leverage breakthrough technologies and sustainability for innovation, quality education, and policy making today. Rii Forum is an annual conference that brings together researchers, academics, and practitioners in conceptually sound inter- and multi-disciplinary, empirically driven debate on key issues influencing the dynamics of social interaction today. Technology, innovation, and education, as well as issues and topics located at their intersection, define the key dimensions of all discussions held during the Rii Forum. The focus of the Rii Forum 2024, which includes breakthrough technologies and sustainability, is driven by the recognition that concerted action is needed at the local, regional, and global levels if the imperatives of human-centric, resilient, and sustainable growth and development are to be attained.
THE MAJOR THEME
The major theme of the Rii Forum 2024 is “The twin transition: leveraging breakthrough technologies and sustainability for innovation, quality education, and policy making”. In increasingly fragile social, political, and economic contexts, where sources of risks and threats to safety and security mount, and concerns about well-being, inclusion, and equal opportunities remain as valid as ever, and where digital technology is a central consideration, it is paramount that the academic community and practitioners engage in debate on how to preempt nascent risks, how to exploit emerging opportunities, and how to ensure that forward-looking strategies aimed at attaining sustainability (environmental, social, economic, business-related) are devised locally, regionally, and globally. The objective of the Rii Forum 2024 is to encourage conceptually sound and evidence-based conversation on these complex topics.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY & BEYOND
The Rii Forum 2024 seeks to encourage debate on ways of leveraging breakthrough digital technologies and sustainability for the sake of boosting innovation, enhancing quality education, and increasing the efficiency of policy making at the local, regional, and global levels. This includes the role of community and organizations (public, private, voluntary). It also includes approaches and strategies implemented in domains such as education, public policy, economic policy, security and defense, management, and, for instance, the medicine and healthcare cluster. An equally important aspect of the discussion on digital technology in connection with sustainability is the question of its local, regional, international, and global implications, for instance for the Global North — Global South divide as well as for the South-South relations. While ‘digital transformation’ is a powerful term to account for the impact of ICT on several of these domains, there is much more to it. The Rii Forum 2024 seeks to identify and explore this yet unclaimed area of research. To this end, five major topic areas (tracks) are placed in the spotlight of the Rii Forum 2024.
OBJECTIVES & TOPICS
While ‘digital transformation’ is a powerful term to account for the impact of ICT on several of these domains, there is much more to it. The Rii Forum 2024 seeks to identify and explore this yet unclaimed area of research. To this end, five major topic areas (tracks) are placed in the spotlight of the Rii Forum 2024.
The AI revolution and its implications for business and society
Digital transformation in education: from course content, through instruction, to managerial implications
Smart society: cities, urbanism, platforms, participation, democracy, sustainability, resilience
Innovation management for human-centric and sustainable digital transition
Regulation, investment, and accounting for the twin technology and sustainability transitions
WHERE SCIENCE & INNOVATION MEET
The Rii Forum prides itself on serving as a venue (i) where science and policy making meet; (ii) where sustainable networking takes place; (iii) where publication opportunities (usual disclaimers apply) are created; and (iv) where each and every piece of research is respected. Over the past five years, five volumes of Rii Forum proceedings have been published in collaboration with #Springer, several edited book projects have been accomplished, several papers have been published in prestigious journals, and a great number of academic careers have been advanced.
The AI revolution and its implications for business and societyview more
Digital transformation in educationview more
Smart society: cities, urbanism, platforms, participation, democracy, sustainability, resilienceview more
Innovation management for human-centric and sustainable digital transitionview more
Regulation, investment, and accounting for the twin technology and sustainability transitionsview more
Rii Forum 2019-2024
The Research & Innovation Forum (Rii Forum) is all about excellence in research, personal and professional integrity, teamwork and the pursuit of topics and issues that matter for us, the researchers, personally, and for society at large. Marking a tradition of more than six years, the Rii Forum (#RiiForum) has consolidated as a place of excellence in research, where research outcomes are fed into and transferred to the policy-making process at the local, regional, and international levels. Above all, the Rii Forum stands for building a community of professionals, young and more seasoned, concerned about and committed to ensuring excellence in research, and the preservation of values and principles, such as trust, honesty and loyalty, and therefore building #goodacademia. Feel free to browse excerpts (below) documenting the Rii Forum journey so far.