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17th -19th December, 2008, Venice, Italy


Sponsored by ICST, Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE and Create-Net





General Chair: Prof. Mihaela Ulieru, Canada Research Chair, Canada

Honorary Chair: Imrich Chlamtac, President of CreateNet, Italy 


Keynote Speakers: 

                * Prof. John Boardman, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

                * Heinz Luediger, IMST GmbH, Germany

                * Bill St. Arnaud, Canarie, Canada




Mitigating Paradox at the eSociety Tipping Point


IT Revolutions will bring together funding agencies and government
representatives from around the world - with companies and the most
visionary academic contributors to the IT Revolutions - to set the future
directions in ensuring a smooth transition while enabling IT to unleash its
full power in serving the world. This premier conference of the Institute
for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications (ICST) - IT
Revolutions - will account yearly on the progress made in building critical
mass for the radical shift towards an IT-driven future while ensuring that
we embark responsibly onto the momentum that will be turning the world


The Conference is clustered around major Themes concerned with the
disconnect between old and new ways reshaping critical aspects of our world
at this turning point - in search for innovative solutions that can
capitalize on the impact of the tumultuous IT enabled transformations.


Championed by a prominent leader each Theme will:


* Evaluate where we are on the path to turnover. 

As this requires coordinated efforts -  government S&T representatives and
research funding agencies from all continents will address the major areas
of concern in dedicated panels whose deliberations will be published as
joint recommendations

* Ensure a smooth transition. 

Exploring the core elements needed to encourage sustainable change as new
systems are introduced and grounded in the practice environment.
Motivational factors, incentives to embrace the change as well as alignment
with the societal needs will be debated in panels and workshops with
industry and academia including funding agency and government

* Point to the Future. 

Foresight presentations from most visionary contributors to the major areas
will push the limits of the achievable through keynotes and position papers
that underline factors enabling the IT revolution to redesign the world
economy and society.




E-HEALTH Chair: Christian Couturier, National Research Council Institute for
Information Technology, Canada  

E-LEARNING Chair: Philip Long, MIT, USA, University of Queensland, Australia

E-COMMERCE Chair: Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs, USA 

SOCIAL INTERACTION Chair: David Benyon, Napier University, UK

21st CENTURY CULTURE Chair: Ebon Fisher, Stevens Institute of Technology,

APPROACHING REALITY Chair: Andres Sousa-Poza, USA 

SAFETY AND SECURITY Chair: Tim Rosenberg, White Wolf Security, USA
Co-Chair:Jack Smith, Defence R&D, Canada

UTILITY SUPPLY Chair: Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

URBAN DEVELOPMENT Chair: Unho Choi, Korea Logistics Network, Korea

CLIMATE CHANGE Chair: Richard Somerville, Scripps Institute, USA 

COMPLEXITY Chair: Yaneer Bar-Yam, NECSI, USA Co-Chair: Rene Doursat,
Institute de Systemes Complexes de Paris, France 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC SYSTEMS Chair: Walter Derzko, Smart Economy, Canada Co-Chair:
Mike Hollinshead, Facing-The-Future, Canada  

CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS Chair: D K Arvind, University of Edinburgh, UK  

AUTOMATION 2.0 Chair: Jose Lastra, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

NANOTECHNOLOGY Chair: Allan Syms, AntNano, UK  

E-NETWORK DESIGN Chair: Peter Chapman, Canada 

GRID&CLOUD COMPUTING Chair: Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA Project and Open Grid
Forum, Germany

AI 2.0 Chair: Peter Palensky, University of Pretoria, South Africa  





Position Papers debating the paradox as it relates to a Theme as well as
Technical Papers clearly identifying how the specific contributions fit to
an overall working solution, are solicited.  The Position Papers will be
presented in the Forum plenary, while the Technical Papers will be presented
in the Workshops dedicated to each Theme. All submitted papers and posters
will be rigorously reviewed by the committee set up by the Theme Chairs. 


Conference language is English.  All paper submissions will be handled
electronically. Please visit the conference website -
- for submission details related to each Theme. 


Publication: The peer reviewed Technical Papers will be published in the
IEEE IT Revolutions Proceedings before the conference. The Position Papers
will be published post-conference in a Book "IT Revolutions" by Springer in
the series of Lecture Notes of ICST  (LNICST). The Book will conclude with
the recommendations and guidelines resulted from the Forum Panels and

At least one listed author on the final paper must register for and attend
the IT Revolutions Forum.


Exhibit: In addition to the Workshops and Panels - industry will have the
opportunity to expose their latest products and present to corporate
attendees, industries and the highest level of academics, forging the way
for the IT Revolution in society.  For further information about the Exhibit
please contact ICST at [log in to unmask]





For *POSITION PAPERS* please prepare your paper using the guidelines and
templates in DOC or PDF format, or format downloaded from Springer's LNICST
and from


For *TECHNICAL PAPERS* please prepare your paper in general IEEE format. You
may read the detailed guidelines for IEEE publications in the IEEE Author's
Kit to be found on website.


You may find further information and the complete Author's Kits here:





Submission deadline:  30th September, 2008

Acceptance notification:  1st November, 2008

Camera Ready:  1st December, 2008





Technical Co-Sponsors: IEEE and Create-Net


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