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10th International Conference on
Technology, Science and Society
October 23-24, 2020 | Santiago de Compostela, Spain Submit proposal Next deadline: January 9, 2020
HIGHLIGHTED THEME Information systems and technologies
for health and social welfare.
Host University GKA TECHNO 2020

GKA TECHNO 2019 Madrid

9th International Congress on
Technology, Science and Society
October 3-4, 2019

Madrid, Spain
Key dates Proposal submission Accepted proposals Registration HIGHLIGHTED THEME

When technology is the problem: techno-social innovations to favor social inclusion.
Global Knowledge Academics is officially a Observer and Promoter Entity of the research project “Capacitismo: haciendo evidente el último prejuicio. Su influencia en el cumplimiento en España de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad”, in the call Retos Investigación: Proyectos I+D+i 2017 (Reference: FFI2017-88787-R) of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Congress Themes Keynote speakers Congress Venue

Key Dates

Conference: October 23-24, 2020

1st CFP until January 9, 2020
2nd CFP until April 9, 2020
3rd CFP until July 9, 2020
FINAL CFP until September 9, 2020
Super Discount Rate until January 23, 2020
Early Rate until April 23, 2020
Standard Rate until July 23, 2020
Final Rate until September 23, 2020

Highlighted Theme

Information systems and technologies for health and social welfare

We want to bring together professionals, researchers and academics of Information Systems and Technologies of Health and Social Welfare to share their vision and discuss current challenges, developments, case studies, practical and integrated solutions, as well as new products, findings and approaches to take advantage of the use of Information Systems and Technologies in public or private social and health services.

Academics, scientists and Information and Communication Technology professionals in health and social welfare, managers and solution providers around the world will have the opportunity to share experiences, present new ideas, discuss problems and introduce latest developments in the multidisciplinary field of health and social services.

The conference is aimed at academics (teachers, researchers and postgraduate students), professionals and managers in health and social services, general medical and nursing staff, social workers, social educators, psychologists, engineers and researchers in the social and human sciences.

Main goals of the conference:

  • Discuss the importance of Information and Communication Systems for Health and Social Welfare and emerging technological developments.
  • Present cutting-edge solutions.
  • Present and discuss practical solutions.
  • Evaluate the opportunities, trends, risks, advantages and disadvantages of Information and Communication Technology for health and social welfare.
  • Discuss integrated solutions and technologies used for the health sector and for social services.
  • Address the challenges associated with the medical-socio-technological perspective.
  • Identify current motivations, problems and success factors in the adoption of Information and Communication Technology in public and private social and health systems.
  • Evaluate problems and management challenges.
  • Discuss future trends.

Other themes

Science and Society

  • Science policies. Science governance.
  • Science, management, and innovation.
  • Science and values. The ‘ethos’ of science.
  • Biotechnology. Bioethics. Biopolitics.
  • Sociology of science. STS studies.
  • Science and culture.
  • Science and gender studies.
  • Science communication. Scientific journalism.
  • Public understanding of science.
  • Scholarly communication. Open data. Open access.
  • History and philosophy of science.
  • History and philosophy of physics.
  • History and philosophy of chemistry.
  • History and philosophy of biology.
  • History and philosophy of mathematics.
  • Sustainable energy. Environment. Ecology.
  • Science and religion.

Technology and Society

  • Technology policies. Technological governance.
  • Technological innovation. Inventions. Patents.
  • History of technology. Philosophy of technology.
  • Virtual communities. Communities of practice.
  • Digital divide. Technology and identity. Technology and (functional) diversity.
  • Technology and gender.
  • E-government. E-democracy. Participatory systems.
  • Big data. Privacy. Surveillance.
  • Mass media. Culture industry.
  • Technology and globalization. Technology and power.
  • Technological progress and sustainability.
  • Technology and global warming.
  • Technological determinism. Autonomous technology.
  • Sociology of technology. Social construction of technology.
  • Minds and machines. Transhumanism. Posthumanism. Extended mind.
  • Artificial Intelligence. The sciences of the artificial.

Science, Technology and Innovation

  • The knowledge society. Information and communication technologies.
  • Knowledge management and information systems. Business intelligence tools.
  • Open innovation. Distruibuted innovation. User innovation.
  • Sharing economy. Commons. Crowdsourcing. Collective intelligence.
  • Technological and organizational innovations.
  • Technology and busniess administration.
  • Proprietary software. Patents. Intellectual property. Copyright.
  • Open source software. Free software. Open licences. Creative Commons.
  • Open data. Open access. Open archives. Public sector information.
  • Big science. Research infrastructures. Information architecture. Technoscience.
  • Little science. Scientometrics. Scholarly communication.
  • The values of precision. Standardization. Reusability.
  • Cultural industry. Military industry. Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Converging technologies. Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC).
  • Research and Development (R&D) policies and strategies.
  • Start-ups. Spin-offs. University research parks.
  • Business cluster. Smart cities.
  • E-commerce. E-business.
  • Technologies of the future (energy, transport, nanotechnology, genome editing, quantum computing…).

Science, Technology and Learning

  • E-learning. Blended learning.
  • Assessment and evaluation tools.
  • Gamification in education.
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
  • Online universities. Distance education.
  • Virtual communities. Communities of practice.
  • Digital divide and continuing education. Lifelong learning.
  • Collaborative learning.
  • Multiliteracies. Multimodal literacy.
  • Learning science (physics, chemistry, biology).
  • Learning mathematics. Pedagogy of mathematics.
  • Learning technology. Learning by doing.
  • Learning and natural environment.
  • Extended cognition. Collective intelligence.
  • Technological usability. Human-computer interaction. Interfaces.