Topic A: Digital Economy and Industry 4.0

Topic organizer:     Petr Doucek               < >

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Topic B: Innovation, New Business Models and Strategies

Topic organizer:     Tomas Pitner             < >


Topic C: Digital Transformation in Crisis Management

Topic organizer:     Georg Neubauer        < >

This session creates a space for presenting and discussing insights on current achievements in the field of digitalization regarding crisis and disaster management and critical infrastructure security. By setting a starting point in the area of information management and a common understanding among the actors in this area, we focus on the imperative requirements for successful operations along the whole crisis management cycle covering prevention, preparation, incident response, and recovery.

We focus on innovative ways of process definition and execution, innovative solutions, and interoperability, encompassing interaction and communication between professional crisis managers, public authorities, infrastructure providers, and first responders with specific groups of the population.  Digitalization requires clear, unambiguous and well-defined terms also in international settings.  Understanding similarities and differences of  terms is a basis for describing and communicating

needs and requirements which are key to preventive measures and early time detection of emerging risks. This  will be discussed as well as tackling dynamic challenges in crisis management. Moreover, support and management of resources will be taken into account.

The session also encompasses areas such as critical infrastructure security, the impact of digitalization on critical processes, technology development and involvement, extraction and use of information from the public, as well as engagement and management of volunteers. Another focus will be the influence of crucial natural as well as man-made events on serious changes of the environment as well as the behavior of affected populations and their timely support. Large scale events as well as management of complex and cascading crises such as health threats involving a large number of different actors are also included. The scope ranges from communication, resource management (e.g. shelter, transport, medication, alimentation), to medical and (psycho-)social support.

Topic D: Social Media and Online Privacy

Topic organizer:     Antonín Pavlíček       < >

Privacy concerns with social networking services is a subset of data privacy, involving the right of mandating personal privacy concerning storing, re-purposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via the Internet. Social network security and privacy issues result from the astronomical amounts of information these sites process each day. Features that invite users to participate in—messages, invitations, photos, open platform applications and other applications are often the venues for others to gain access to a user’s private information. In addition, the technologies needed to deal with user’s information may intrude their privacy.


Topic E: e-Health et al.: Trends in digital health and personalized health care

Topic organizer:     Georg Aumayr and   Nadine Sturm   < >


Topic F: Digital Single Market Innovation

Topic organizer:     Michal Tkáč               < >


Topic G: Cyber Security in a Digital World

Topic organizer:     Michael Sonntag        < >


Topic H: Performance Management

Topic organizer:     Jaroslav Wagner       < >


Topic I: Society Beyond Industry 4.0: Smart Systems as Enablers for Society 5.0

Topic organizer:     Erwin Schoitsch         < >


Topic J: Innovative Models of IT Systems Delivery

Topic organizers:   Alena Buchalcevová  < >

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Invited Contribution

Christian Loesch – ICT Future Scenarios – Visions and Challenges