Conference ChairsHonorary Chair
President, Create-Net Research Consortium
Canada Research Chair in Adaptive Information Infrastructures for the eSociety
Director, Adaptive Risk Management Laboratory
Professor, Faculty of Computer Science
The University of New Brunswick
The Organizing Committee of IT Revolutions 2008 is soliciting for Local Chair’s position. The ideal candidate lives in the proximity of Venice, speaks foreign languages (English is a must) and has previous experience in organizing scientific events.
If you are interested in this position or can recommend someone, please, send an e-mail to the Conference Coordinator.
Why to be a Local Chair at an ICST event?
- You can benefit from listing your name on every event document and publication with your contact details if you wish (Call for Participation, Technical Program, Event Website for 10 years and also on the official conference proceedings)
- You can extend your scientific network by meeting representatives of international representatives of scientific academies as well as business partners
- You can enter the conference for free
- You can list this activity in your scientific profile and in your CV
- ICST can give you an authorized certificate of your activities upon written request (you can use it if you are a phd student and need to certify similar activities for your professors)
The Tasks of the Local Chair would be as follows:
- Providing the conference webmaster with information about the venue location and its accessibility through different means of transportation.
- Processing visa invitation letters.
- Arranging local publicity for the event.
- Recruiting the required number of volunteers for the event. See the more information about Volunteers and Volunteer activities under News.
- Ensuring that signs and programs are printed for the event.
- Support the logistics and local operations of the conference.
- Acting as a host of the conference by providing information to participants on local customs, cuisine, sightseeing opportunities, etc.
Technical Program Chairs
Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Rene Doursat, Institut des Systèmes Complexes, Paris, France
Peter Palenski, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Technical Program Committee
Paradox in convergence
Theme Chair: Jack Smith, Defence R&D Canada
Paradox in health care
Theme Chair: Christian Couturier, Director General - National Research Council Institute for Information Technology, Canada
Paradox in schooling: EDU 2.0
Theme Chair: Phillip Long, MIT - USA and University of Queensland - Australia
Paradox in eCommerce
Theme Chair: Neel Sundaresan, Sr. Director and Head, eBay Research Labs
Paradox in 21st Century Culture: Re-wiring art, media and ethics
Theme Chair: Ebon Fisher, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Paradox in approaching reality
Theme Chair: Andres Sousa-Poza, USA
Paradox in Safety and Security
Theme Chair: Tim Rosenberg, President and CEO White Wolf Security , USA
Co-Chair: Jack Smith, Defense R&D Canada
Paradox in Paradox in urban development: The Ubiquitous City
Theme Chair: Unho Choi, Executive Director, Korea Logistics Network Corp., Korea
Paradox in climate change
Theme Chair: Richard Somerville, USA
Paradox in approaching complexity
Theme Chair: Yaneer Bar-Yam, President New England Complex Systems Institute, USA
Co-Chair: Rene Doursat, Institut des Systèmes Complexes, Paris
Paradox in social interaction
Theme Chair: Professor David Benyon, Napier University, Scotland, UK
Paradox in Socio-economic Systems
Theme Chair: Mike Hollinshead, Facing-the-Future, Canada; and Walter Derzko, Smart Economy, Toronto, Canada
Paradox in Cyber-Physical Systems
Theme Chair: DK Arvind, Director, Research Consortium in Speckled Computing, UK
Paradox in Industrial Automation: Automation 2.0
Theme Chair: Jose Luis Martinez Lastra, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Paradox in nanotechnology
Theme Chair:Allan Syms, CEO Ant Nano, UK
Paradox in eNetwork design
Theme Chair: Peter Chapman, Canada
Paradox in Computing
Theme Chair: Wolfgang Gentzsch, Director At-Large, Board of Directors, Open Grid Forum, Germany
Paradox in AI - AI2.0.: the way to machine consciousness
Theme Chair: Peter Palensky, University of Pretoria, South Africa