Second International Conference on Applied Informatics

6 to 9 November 2019, Madrid, Spain

Building up a Global Sustainable Information Society

ICAI 2019

The Second International Conference on Applied Informatics (ICAI) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in different domains in the field of informatics in order to exchange their expertise and to discuss the perspectives of development and collaboration

ICAI 2019 was held at the Universidad a Distancia de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid located in Madrid, Spain, from 6 to 9 November 2019. It was organized by the Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Nacional de Loja, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, BITrum Research Group, and Universidad Peninsula de Santa Elena.

ICAI 2019 was proudly sponsored by: Information Technologies Innovation Research Group, Springer, and Erasmus+.

Building Up a Global Sustainable Information Society

The information technologies have shown an ever growing capacity to perform operations we could not even dream of some decades ago. During this time, we have witnessed a constant growth of the interconnectivity of agents in a thriving global network in which the algorithmic capacity of the nodes and the intensity of the interaction have continuously increased. As a consequence, this global network evolves as an ecosystem in which our lives are more and more immersed, and our destinies are increasingly entangled, as it happens with the lives of the organisms evolving in a dense ecosystem. The question is whether the conditions of this global life are given to evolve towards a sustainable future. Namely a future in which the needs of the so called information society can be met, a sustainable future without exclusion and oppression, a sustainable future in which we give back to nature more than we take. The design, development and implementation of the information technologies has a profound consequence on these dynamics. Technological development is not an end in itself, it has to prove its applicability in the solution of human needs, in the building up of a sustainable information society at a global scale

Under this broad focus, we call for contributions to ICAI 2019. The tasks that need to be accomplished in the endeavour of building a global sustainable information society are multifarious, ranging from artificial intelligence to information ethics, from bioinformatics to education, from data science to co‐creation of knowledge.

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