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Conference Program


Each year, the International Conference on Technology, Science and Society attracts a diverse group of participants from around the world. Our program development team bases on this diversity to provide a rich and distinctive experience, including keynote speakers, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and social events. The conference program brings together presentations on similar topics to facilitate knowledge sharing and community building.

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Accepted proposals

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Download program

The program will be available for download 2 months before the start of the event.

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.

Keynote Speakers

Álvaro Rocha

Prof. Álvaro Rocha, PhD – Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

Maturity Models for Management of Healthcare Information Systems

Álvaro Rocha holds the title of Honorary Professor, DSc in Information Sciences, PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, MSc in Information Management, and BCs in Computer Science. He is Professor of Information Systems at University of Coimbra, a researcher at CISUC (Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra) and a collaborator researcher at LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science) and at CINTESIS (Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems). He is President of AISTI (Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies) and Chair of IEEE Portugal Section Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of JISEM (Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management) and the Editor-in-Chief of RISTI (Iberian Journal of Information Systems and Technologies). Moreover, he has acted as Vice-Chair of Experts in the Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, as Expert in the Ministry of Education, University and Research of the Italian Government, and as Expert in the Ministry of Finance of the Latvian Government.

Adrian Aguilera

Prof. Adrian Aguilera, Ph.D – University of California in Berkeley (USA)

Improving the health of vulnerable populations using mobile technology

Adrian Aguilera, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco. He received his B.A, from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. Dr. Aguilera’s research is focused on developing and testing technology-based interventions to address health disparities in low-income and vulnerable populations. Dr. Aguilera’s current work has focused on utilizing mobile phone technology to improve mental health interventions in primary care settings. He has developed a text messaging platform to send health related text messages which has been used along with cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) and is currently adding machine learning to improve personalization of mobile phone based health interventions.

Adrian Aguilera

Prof. Sara Lumbreras, PhD – Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain)

Prof. Sara Lumbreras holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering as is a professor at the ICAI School of Engineering (Comillas Pontifical University). She is an expert in the development and application of decision-making techniques in complex problems, particularly in the energy and financial sectors, having worked for five years in investment banking in London. She is a member of the Chair of Science, Technology and Religion at the same university, where she studies the social impact of technology. She is the author of more than thirty publications and has worked on more than a dozen projects with both private companies and public institutions. She has conducted research stays at prestigious institutions such as the Santa Fe Institute (USA), the New Mexico Consortium (USA) and the London Business School (United Kingdom). In addition, she is Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and a Marshall Memorial Fellow.