Session A: Digital Economy

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The Digital Economy could be defined as the worldwide network of economic activities enabled by information and communications technologies (ICT). It can also be defined more simply as an economy based on digital technologies. From multiple definitions for this term in various sources, it should be concluded, that takes with it new economic paradigm or paradigms. The main goal of this session is to uncover different aspects of digital economy and to underline contribution of ICT (new technologies at all) to changes in economic paradigm.
There are invited original scientific papers with orientation namely towards following topics:

  • How has been changed the content of “Digital economy” term during last 30 years.
  • Impact of new trends in ICT on our society – IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Open Data etc.
  • Impact of economic development and new trends in ICT on business models.
  • Impact of Digital Economy on productivity growth and on total factor productivity (TFP).
  • How could be measured impact of ICT on the whole economy or on sectors of economy?
  • Is the wages development in ICT sector in correspondence to other sectors of economy in different countries (original investigations from one country or comparison of more countries are expected)?
  • What are essential changes in GDP development in Central European (V4) countries caused by ICT use?
  • Ethical dimensions and aspects of ICT in today’s society.
  • ICT education impact on economic growth, especially on wages and salaries in different sectors of economy.

Session B: Innovation, New Business Models and Strategies

ICT sector similarly to other high-tech domains is known for rapid innovation cycles based not just on technological progress but also rapid development of new business models and even strategies. Specifically, we can ask whether collaboration with academia stimulate these processes, whether many instruments of such collaboration, namely large infrastructures co-created at/with universities such as Science Parks and applied research centers contribute here.
However, also strategic institutional and organizational tools are of importance at national, regional, and sectoral level.

In this session, contributions reflecting specifics of innovation processes in the ICT sector, particularly in relation to academic-industrial collaboration are welcome. Case studies of successful collaboration, institutional measures, policies, etc.
are encouraged for submission.

Session C: Crisis Management

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The goal of the session is to provide insights on latest achievements on the way how multiple and diverse stakeholders manage crisis and disasters. It focuses on the ways of process execution and interoperability, encompassing interaction and communication between professional crisis managers, public authorities, and first responders with specific groups of the public. It is discussed, how they can support and manage their resources but also how to meet specific needs and requirements key to tackling dynamic challenges in crisis management. In this context we define the general public as the totality of specific target groups of the population and thusnot a priori restricted to the resident population. Such groups might encompass social, ethical, educational, and gender diversity as well as national minorities, foreigners, refugees, as well as populations affected by different types of crisis and disasters (including natural, technical, “humanitarian” as well as complex disasters). The session´s focus is also including the support and management of professionals and public bodies, as long as these processes are directly related to the before mentioned, non-professional groups of the public.
The session covers therefore not exclusively areas such as extraction and use of information from the public, information provided to the public, management of volunteers, critical developments of the environment as well as the behavior of affected populations, large scale events as well as management of migration movements or refugees. The scope is not limited to communication, but covers also resource management, e.g. shelter, transport, medical and (psycho-)social support, alimentation as well as clothing. The session is covering all phases of the crisis management cycle with focus on preparation and response. The session is mainly dedicated to crisis and catastrophe management, but not to security related aspects such as counter terrorist activities. An exception is the protection of critical infrastructure, because in case of disasters critical infrastructures are often affected and crisis management and maintenance of infrastructure functionality are often becoming interdependent.

Session D: Social media

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Social media is one of the fastest growing segments of modern informatics. Development in this area is abrupt and it is very difficult to navigate in new trends and technologies. This session is devoted to various aspects of social media usage: in information management, in business, in education and other spheres of human activity.
A session will be accepting papers describing new aspects and possibilities of social media, as well as papers describing interesting case studies. The emphasis is on originality and interest of the selected solutions. Theoretical papers are also possible.

Session E: Solutions and Concepts for Health Models – Challenges in Shortcuts: AAL, AHA, MYBL

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This year’s health session will cover the dominant shortcuts of developments in health and care. As terms like Active and Assisted Living (AAL), Active and Healthy Aging (AHA) and More Years in Better Life (MYBL) became popular; this session shall provide a chance for presenting solutions and concepts from projects and pilots. We suggest the perspective of process development and analysis in the addressed areas and show results or demonstrators.

Session F: Topic F: Digital Single Market Innovation

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The purpose of topic Digital Single Market Innovation is to present innovative tools, services, strategies which enable better implementation and development of digital single market and its infrastructure. It should also provide overview of existing concepts as well as enhance discussion in areas such as interoperability, standardization, data economy and trust in order to improve digital platforms, market processes, intelligent supply chains or even support social innovations with high societal impact.

Session G: Privacy and Security – Friends or Enemies?

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Privacy and security seem to be natural enemies: an attacker cannot be identified if he is anonymous, and if we want to remain incognito man-in-the-middle attacks become possible. But this is not always the case, as they might need each other. For instance anonymous remailers do not work without encryption, and police investigations often require anonymity. But while privacy bviously needs security, the other connection is not so obvious. This article therefore discusses this interdependency. Specific topics include storing IP addresses in webserver logs (legality is based on whether technical needs exists outweighing privacy risks), whistleblowing platforms (strong security needed to absolutely guarantee anonymity) and mandatory data retention currently being resurrected e.g. in Germany).

Session H: Corporate and ICT Performance Management

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This session addresses managerial, behavioral and ICT implications associated with the use of performance measurement and management control systems in contemporary profit seeking and non-profit organizations. The emphasis is stressed on content of performance management system (PMS), how performance measurement and its ICT support inform managerial decision and direct and motivate behavior of people in organizations.
We invite original submissions from researchers and practitioners using a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches on any topic related to the broad theme of performance management and its ICT support. Such submissions might consider for instance (with no exclusion of other topics):

  • Financial and non-financial performance measurement and reporting
  • Incentives and compensation systems
  • Alternative measures of corporate performance, reflecting the challenges of sustainable development and multiple stakeholders involvement
  • Development and implementation of corporate strategy
  • Performance evaluation of companies, business units, teams, and individuals
  • Measurement of innovation, creativity and other intangible factors of companies’ success
  • Controllers’ and management accountants’ role in performance measurement and management
  • Business intelligence and big data application
  • Visualization and interpretation of data
  • ICT supporting role in performance measurement and management

Session I: Smart Systems Everywhere – Intelligence, Autonomy, Connected, Application Domains, Technology and Society

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Smart Anything Everywhere – that’s the new hype on IoT, Internet of Things, combined with Intelligence, Autonomy and Connectivity. IoT is the infrastructure, Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are the basis of components and “Things” – may they be visible or integrated into every day devices. The extremely high connectivity of “smart things” composed of CPS leads to this world of “Internet of Things”, and in the last consequence, to “Smart Anything Everywhere”. Comfort, health, services of all kinds (including emergency services, rescue work and surveillance/monitoring etc.), safety and security of people depend increasingly on these. Smart Health, Smart Farming, Smart Mobility, Smart Energy, Smart Production/Manufacturing, Smart Cities/Homes/Buildings, Smart Wearables, Smart Living for Ageing Well, Smart Water Management, or Smart Critical Infrastructures in general, these are the major areas as e.g. taken up by AIOTI, the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation. There are even developments towards unusual “smart” applications like “Smart Gastronomy” utilizing 3D printing for creating unusual forms of food. Highly automated or autonomous smart interacting systems are becoming the main driver for innovations and efficient services. The impact on society and economy as a whole is tremendous and will change our way of living and economy considerably – thus dependability (safety, reliability, availability, security, maintainability, but additionally resilience, robustness, sustainability, etc.) in a holistic manner becomes an important issue, despite emergent behaviors and critical interdependencies. The session will cover not only technical but also economic and societal aspects of automated driving, new modes of living, business and labor, homecare and other services in a changing world, hopefully better than the “Brave New World” of Aldous Huxley or “1984”.

Session J: On the Way to Industry 4.0 and 4th Industrial Revolution

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  • Key trends driving Industry 4.0 and 4th industrial revolution
  • Industry 4.0 readiness of nationational economies – suitable typology and indexes
  • Industry 4.0 preparation of compnies – models for suitable transformation
  • Analysis of Industry 4.0 penetration in companies in selected countries
  • Open questions of interdisciplinary aspects of Industry 4.0, for example on labor market and education

Session K: Patterns and Practices in Open Data Publishing and Re-use

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Session description: Open Data movement has been steadily gaining momentum in the last couple of years resulting in an increased availability of datasets that could be re-used for commercial and non-commercial purposes. But how is the published data actually used and what does it take to publish and maintain high quality open datasets? How do organizations integrate the publishing and re-use of Open Data into their data governance and data management processes? Various success stories have been reported in order to show that Open Data could really be a source of innovation and social and economic benefits. Also various recommendations, practices or guidelines have been developed in order to help both Open Data publishers and re-users to overcome the commonly faced issues. However, is the Open Data ecosystem self-sustaining? What new impacts could Open Data bring? And do the existing recommendations and guidelines provide answers to the questions that the Open Data publishers and re-users are asking?
We would like to invite Open Data researchers and practitioners to contribute their work related to the publishing and re-use of Open Data. This session of the IDIMT 2017 conference should be seen as an opportunity for exchange of experience in the Open Data domain that should help to evaluate the existing patterns and practices in Open Data publishing and re-use or that could help to identify new patterns and practices. It should also be seen as an opportunity to discuss the current and possible future impacts of Open Data.