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Five Main Tracks: 

MAIN TRACK A: Government and Democracy in the Knowledge Society 

MAIN TRACK 2: Social & Humanistic Computing for the Knowledge Society 

MAIN TRACK 3: Knowledge, Learning and Education for the Knowledge Society 

MAIN TRACK 4: Information Technologies and Information Systems for the
Knowledge Society 

MAIN TRACK 5: Culture and Tourism in the Knowledge Society 


Call for Papers: 

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Special Issues: 




Letter from the Organizing Committee 

Dear All, 

The World Summit on the Knowledge Society, is an international attempt to
promote the dialogue for the main aspects of the Knowledge Society towards
a BETTER WORLD for all. The World Summit on the Knowledge Society will
bring together Academics, People from Industry, Policy Makers,
Politicians, Government Officers and active citizens to look at the impact
of Information Technology, and the knowledge-based era it is creating, on
key facets of today&#65533;s world: the state, business, society and 

Five general pillars provide the constitutional elements of the Summit: 

 - Government and Democracy in the Knowledge Society
 - Research and Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society
 - Social and Humanistic Computing for the Knowledge Society
 - Information Technologies for the Knowledge Society
 - Education, Culture, Business, Tourism, Entertainment in the Knowledge

The Summit provides a distinct, unique forum for cross-disciplinary
fertilization of research, favoring the dissemination of research that is
relevant to international research agendas as the EU FP7. 

We need a better world. We contribute with our sound voices to the agenda,
policies and actions. We invite you to join your voice with ours and all
together to shape a new deal for our world. Education, Sustainable
Development, Health, Opportunities for well being, Culture, Collaboration,
Peace, Democracy, Technology for all. Open Minds for a Better World. 

Summit Co-Chairs 

Professor David Avison 

Distinguished Professor in Information Systems
President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems 

David Avison is Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC
Business School, near Paris, France after being Professor at the School of
Management at Southampton University for nine years. He has also held
posts at Brunel and Aston Universities in England, and the University of
Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales in Australia, and
elsewhere. He is President-elect of the Association of Information Systems
(AIS). He is joint editor of Blackwell Science&#65533;s Information Systems
Journal now in its eighteenth volume, rated as a &#65533;core&#65533; 
journal. So far, twenty-five books are to his credit including the fourth
edition of the well-used text Information Systems Development:
Methodologies, Techniques and Tools (jointly authored with Guy
Fitzgerald). He has published a large number of research papers in learned
journals, edited texts and conference papers. He was Chair of the
International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) 8.2 group on the
impact of IS/IT on organisations and society and is now vice chair of IFIP
technical committee 8. He was past President of the UK Academy for
Information Systems and also chair of the UK Heads and Professors of IS
and is presently member of the IS Senior Scholars Forum. He was joint
programme chair of the International Conference in Information Systems
(ICIS) in Las Vegas (previously also research programme stream chair at
ICIS Atlanta), joint programme chair of IFIP TC8 conference at Santiago
Chile, programme chair of the IFIPWG8.2 conference in Amsterdam, panels
chair for the European Conference in Information Systems at Copenhagen and
publicity chair for the entity-relationship conference in Paris and chair
of several other UK and European conferences. He will be joint program
chair of the IFIP TC8 conference in Milan, Italy in 2008. He also acts as
consultant and has most recently worked with a leading manufacturer
developing their IT/IS strategy. He researches in the area of information
systems development and more generally on information systems in their
natural organizational setting, in particular using action research,
though he has also used a number of other qualitative research approaches. 

Professor Thomas Davenport
President&#65533;s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson

Voted the third-leading business-strategy analyst in Optimize 
October 2005 issue, Tom Davenport is a world-renowned thought leader who
has helped hundreds of companies revitalize their management practices. An
agile and prolific thinker, Davenport has written or co-authored 12
best-selling business books and has been a creator and early proponent of
several key business ideas including: knowledge management, human
approaches to information management, business process reengineering, and
realizing the value of enterprise systems.With his vast storehouse of
industry stories, research and data, and cutting-edge ideas, Davenport
balances research-based business acumen with practical application. His
areas of expertise include improving the productivity of knowledge
workers, information and knowledge management, attention management, idea
generation, innovation, competing on analytics, managing enterprise
applications for business value, and business process reengineering. 

Professor Ernesto Damiani
University of Milan 

Ernesto Damiani is a professor at the Dept. of Information Technology,
University of Milan, where he leads the Software Architectures Lab. Prof.
Damiani holds/has held visiting positions at several international
institutions, including George Mason University (Fairfax, VA, US) and
LaTrobe University (Melbourne, Australia). Prof. Damiani is an Adjunct
Professor at the Sydney University of Technology (Australia). He has
written several books and filed international patents; also, he
co-authored more than two hundred research papers on advanced secure
service-oriented architectures, open source software and business process
design, software reuse and Web data semantics. Prof. Damiani is the Vice
Chair of IFIP WG 2.12 on Web Data Semantics and the secretary of IFIP WG
2.13 on Open Source Software Development. He coordinates several research
projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and by private
companies including Siemens Mobile, Cisco Systems, ST Microelectronics, BT
Exact, Engineering, Telecom Italy and others 

Dr. John Davies
Leader of Next Generation Web, BT Exact 

Dr John Davies leads the Next Generation Web research group at BT. Current
interests centre around the application of semantic web technology to
knowledge management, information retrieval and service-oriented
architectures. He is industrial chair of the Semantic Web Services
Initiative, co-organiser of the European Semantic Web Conference series
and Project Director of the SEKT EU integrated project. He has written and
edited many papers and books in the areas of web-based information
management, knowledge management and the semantic web and has served on
the program committee of many conferences in related areas. He is a Fellow
of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. Earlier research
at BT led to the development of a set of knowledge management tools which
are the subject of a number of patents. These tools are now marketed
through Exago Ltd (, of which Dr Davies is Chief Technology

Professor Gottfried Vossen
University of Muenster 

Gottfried Vossen is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of
Information Systems at the University of Muenster in Germany. He is the
European Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier&#65533;s Information Systems - An
International Journal, and a Director of the European Research Center for
Information Systems (ERCIS) in Muenster. His research interests include
conceptual as well as application-oriented problems concerning databases,
information systems, electronic learning, and the Web.

An event sponsored by OPEN RESEARCH SOCIETY, 

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