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Well-being in the Information Society (WIS 2012)

"Well-being in the Information Society (WIS 2012) - Exploring the Abyss of Inequalities" is a conference held on 22-24 August 2012 in Turku, Finland.

Well-being in the Information Society (WIS 2012) is the fourth conference in its series after the 2006 inaugural event. WIS looks for innovations and new fresh ideas in the cross-section of urban living, information society and health understood in a wide sense. The conference seeks contributions based on high-quality scientific research as well as on practical experience. The seminar is multidisciplinary in nature, gives room for qualitative and quantitative analysis, empirical surveys, case studies, and for conceptual work. WIS 2012 is a forum for exchange of information and ideas.

Conference themes

- Inequalities in health and access to IS services
- Empowering and educating citizens for healthy living and equal opportunities
- Measuring and documenting health and well-being
- Safe and secure cities
- Urban planning for health and sustainable development
- eHealth and its governance

Call for papers

After review all accepted conference papers will be published in Springer series CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science). The best papers of the conference have a possibility to be included as extended and worked-on versions into a special Issue of the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations. Papers are presented in two tracks: scientific research and practice oriented cases. The word count of submitted abstracts should not exceed 1500 words. The final papers are expected to be 3000 - 5000 words long.

Please submit your abstract through the link in the conference website www.wis.fi

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts 10.4.2012
Notification of acceptance 30.4.2012
Final versions and author registration 1.6.2012


The conference is organized by:
Turku School of Economics and Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku
Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association - WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region in co-operation with:
Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences

More information www.wis.fi

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