TRACK 1: The AI revolution and its implications for business and society
Track chair: Yves Wautelet, Ph.D., Research Centre for Information Systems Engineering (LIRIS), Brussels Campus, KU Leuven, Belgium
TRACK 2: Leveraging digital transformation in education: from course content, through instruction, to managerial implications
Chair: Anna Visvizi, Ph.D., SGH Warsaw School of Economics & Institute for Hellenic Growth & Prosperity (IHGP), ACG
TRACK 3: Smart society: cities, urbanism, platforms, participation
Chairs: Higinio Mora, Ph.D., University of Alicante, Spain & Raquel Perez-del-Hoyo, Ph.D., University of Alicante, Spain
Panel 3.1. Smart urbanism, architecture and design
Convenor: Shahira Razek, Ph.D., Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt
The objective of this panel is to offer a critical insight into how technology-driven advances in construction materials, AI-enhanced software employed to design public facilities, public space and housing, and AI-enhanced engineering facilitate the process of meeting the imperatives of sustainability and well-being today. The discussion in the panel will focus on challenges related to urban heating and cooling, transportation infrastructure, materials, and others.
Keywords: smart urbanism, design, architecture, materials, heat islands, well-being, optimization
Panel 3.2. Breakthrough technologies for the government and the public sector
Convenor: Emanuel G. Boussios, Ph.D., Hofstra University, USA The objective of this panel is to explore how breakthrough technologies influence the government and the public sector in the performance of day-to-day activities, serving the public and the private sectors, and creating value. The discussion in the panel will also focus on the question of how breakthrough technologies impact the surveillance and monitoring capacity of the government in relation to the optimization of certain government functions and policies. Conversely, the challenge of the surveillance of the sovereign by third actors will also be raised. Keywords: technology, applications, implications, government, public sector, surveillance, whistleblower, cyber security
Panel 3.3. Smart society and its contexts: mental well-being amidst digital transformation
Convenor: Jolanta Klemens, M.D.,PsychoMEDICAL, Poland
The objective of this panel is to discuss the key modern challenges to mental well-being that those in our societies, including children, young people, and the elderly, face today. The discussion in the panel will showcase how technology-driven advances in diagnostics, pharmaceutical treatment, and innovative approaches to patient care may alleviate several of the challenges and implications that individuals, their families, and entire societies face.
Keywords: mental well-being, psychiatry, treatment, innovation, pharmaceutics, therapy, environmental psychiatry, implications
Panel 3.4. Democracy, trust, governance
Convenor: Marek Bodziany, Ph.D. (dr hab.), Land Forces Academy (AWL), Poland
The objective of this panel is to query how the classic notions and concepts of democracy, trust, and governance, play out in a context tainted by disruptive technology and its uncertain impact on politics, economics, and society. The discussion in this panel will explore classic and contemporary perspectives on democracy, trust, and governance – also seen from the angle of safety and security.
Keywords: democracy, trust, governance, safety, security, migration, public order, collaboration
TRACK 4: Innovation management for human-centric and sustainable digital transition
Track chairs: Orlando Troisi, Ph.D., University of Salerno, Italy & Vincenzo Corvello, Ph.D., University of Messina, Italy
TRACK 5: Regulation, investment, and accounting for the twin technology and sustainability transitions
Track chair: Maciej M. Sokołowski (PhD, DSc) (dr hab.), Keio University, Japan/University of Warsaw, Poland