Program 2017-08-18T15:08:36+00:00

Congress Program

Each year, the International Congress of 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 congress program brings together presentations on similar topics to facilitate knowledge sharing and community building.

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2017 Highlighted Theme

The boundaries between humans and machines: 50th anniversary of the invention of the mouse

An important aspect of technology is to design and develop interfaces that allow man to interact with machines, and more recently with computers, what J.C.R Licklider called “Man-Computer Symbiosis.” The highlighted theme of 2017 will analyze this important aspect of the technological design that allows the translation between the language of the man and the language of the machines. It marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of one of the most successful hardware devices in the history of computing: the mouse. In 1967, engineer Douglas Engelbart, then researcher at the Stanford Research Institute, devised a device that could be moved by hand and move the corresponding physical movement to the screen. See the following video of 1968, of less of 2 min of length, in which Dr. Engelbart himself presents his invention.

Plenary Speakers

Dra. Mónica Edwards Schachter

Mónica Edwards Schachter, Ph.D – Independent research and miValu CEO (Spain)

Blue innovation: A new sustainability roadmap?

Mónica Edwards-Schachter is a multidisciplinary researcher, writer, consultant, trainer and scientific disseminator with more than 25 years of experience in science and engineering education and innovation studies, particularly in social innovation, creativity and competences development. Dr. Cum Laude from the University of Valencia with a pioneering dissertation on the planetary crisis and sustainability education (Spain, 2003) and Phd (ABD) on Innovation and Engineering Projects (Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2006). She holds Bachelor Degrees in Electronic Engineering and Science Education. From 2007 to 2015 she worked at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management (INGENIO) within the Torres Quevedo and Jae-Doc programes supported by the Spanish Research Council. She has over 130 publications, including prestigious journals as Research Policy, Creativity and Thinking Skills, Review of Policy Research and editorials like Springer, Taylor & Francis, McMillan and IGI Global. She is currently participating in the project Social Innovation futures: beyond policy panacea and conceptual ambiguity, supported by EU-spri (European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation). She received various prizes, like the IBM Award (Science in Action contest, 2012) with a game for scientific reasoning decision-making related to climate change and her book Redes para la Paz (Networks for peace), an essay on the interrelationships between peace, environment and sustainability (2007). Since 2008 she is blogger on innovation and creativity topics at the magazine Tendencias21 and from 2011 on living labs & hubs in Entrepreneurial Spaces & Collectivities (ESCies, UK).

Dr. Mario Toboso

Mario Toboso Martín, Ph.D – Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Spain)

Considerations on technological mediation: uses, interfaces and appropriations

Mario Toboso Martín is Tenured Scientist at the Department of Science, Technology & Society in the Institute of Philosophy of the Spanish National Research Council (Spanish: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). He got the Degree in Physics at the University of Salamanca, Spain, the PhD at the same university (Department of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science) and the Master’s degree in “Design for All and Accessibility to ICT” at the EOI Bussiness School, Madrid. His research topics focus on: Studies on Science, Technology & Society; Disability Studies; Disability in Amartya Sen’s Approach; Studies on Functional Diversity; Accessibility and Inclusive Designs; Social and Community Innovation; Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Time.

Consult the complete cv of Mario Toboso at CSIC.

Dr. Mario Toboso

Karim Gherab Martín, Ph.D – Universidad San Pablo CEU (Spain)

Karim Gherab Martín is a professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the Universidad San Pablo CEU. He holds a degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Philosophy of Science and Technology. He has been a visiting professor at prestigious universities such as Harvard University (2008-2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010) and Paris-Diderot University in Paris (2013). He has been an associate professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at the Universidad del País Vasco, researcher at the CSIC (2011-2013), and has done consultancy work for Indra, Telefonica, Atos-Origin and Accenture. In 2005 he received the Everis Foundation Essay Prize for El templo del saber: Hacia la Biblioteca digital universal (2006, Ed. Deusto).

Accepted Proposals

Consult the list of proposals accepted according to the theme.
If you have an accepted proposal, make sure you register to be included in the program.

List of accepted proposals

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