IS-LAB / University of the Aegean participates in Technology Foresight project consultation

The FORSEE / NETEUCEN open consultation event 

Thessaloniki 14 Dec 2012 Greece

On 14 December
2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Patras, the University of
Macedonia and the Industrial Systems Institute organized a national Open
Consultation event targeting a foresight for ICT development in the South Eastern European region.

The ‘FORSEE  - Regional ICT Foresight exercise for
Southeast European countries’ project  aims to introduce a sustainable mechanism for
ICT Foresight in the region, attempting to tackle the absence of a regular
process applied for technological future orientation and research policy

 project, was presented and discussed
with experts by Yannis Koulizakis & Elena Spanou, MSc researchers of the Information
Systems Laboratory of the University of Aegean, under the guidance of Yannis
Charalabidis, Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and
Communication Systems.

project creates, animates and manages a working network of stakeholders in the
Governance and Policy Modeling domains belonging to all the European countries
and with relevant knowledge of massive on-line service fruition and eInclusion
policies and interests, thus covering the whole supply chain of the Service for
Users (S4U).

The project addresses
the following objectives:

  • to set-up a network composed by experienced
    S4U European stakeholders, sharing common practices, objectives and work

  • to assess new
    and innovative application scenarios and foster their industrialization, set-up
    all over Europe by supporting the multidisciplinary approach to the finding of
    innovative ICT solutions for citizens, public administrations and large

Three parallel workshops took place at the second
session. Discussion and evaluation of SWOT analysis in 3 subject areas (e-health, e-Government and Digital content)
in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

In the third and the last session the headers of the
workshops presented the results and the proposals of the discussions. The aim
of the open dialogue was
to compare the views of public and
private se
ctor professionals toward
the subjects of the projects.

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