Thursday, December 27, 2012

IS-LAB / University of the Aegean participates in Technology Foresight project consultation

The FORSEE / NETEUCEN open consultation event 
Thessaloniki 14 Dec 2012 Greece

On 14 December 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Patras, the University of Macedonia and the Industrial Systems Institute organized a national Open Consultation event targeting a foresight for ICT development in the South Eastern European region.

The ‘FORSEE  - Regional ICT Foresight exercise for Southeast European countries’ project  aims to introduce a sustainable mechanism for ICT Foresight in the region, attempting to tackle the absence of a regular process applied for technological future orientation and research policy review.

NET-EUCEN  project, was presented and discussed with experts by Yannis Koulizakis & Elena Spanou, MSc researchers of the Information Systems Laboratory of the University of Aegean, under the guidance of Yannis Charalabidis, Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems.

NET-EUCEN project creates, animates and manages a working network of stakeholders in the Governance and Policy Modeling domains belonging to all the European countries and with relevant knowledge of massive on-line service fruition and eInclusion policies and interests, thus covering the whole supply chain of the Service for Users (S4U).

The project addresses the following objectives:

  • to set-up a network composed by experienced S4U European stakeholders, sharing common practices, objectives and work methods;
  • to assess new and innovative application scenarios and foster their industrialization, set-up all over Europe by supporting the multidisciplinary approach to the finding of innovative ICT solutions for citizens, public administrations and large communities. 

Three parallel workshops took place at the second session. Discussion and evaluation of SWOT analysis in 3 subject areas (e-health, e-Government and Digital content) in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

In the third and the last session the headers of the workshops presented the results and the proposals of the discussions. The aim of the open dialogue was to compare the views of public and private sector professionals toward the subjects of the projects.

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