Welcome to WIS 2020

WELL-BEING IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY – FRUITS OF RESPECT
in Turku, Finland on 26-28.8.2020

Every time, WIS seeks high-quality contributions based both on scientific research and practical experience. The conference is multidisciplinary in nature, gives room for qualitative and quantitative analysis, empirical surveys, case studies as well as for conceptual work; thereby making WIS a perfect forum for exchange of information and ideas. Welcome to WIS 2020!

Since 2006, WIS has focused on various topics from the field of Well-being in Information Society. The overarching themes of the WIS were:

2018 – Fighting Inequalities
2016 – Building Sustainable Health Ecosystems
2014 – Safe and Secure Cities
2012 – Exploring the Abyss of Inequalities
2010 – Navigating the Fragmented Innovation Landscape
2008 – Promoting Health in Urban Living
2006 – European Cooperation in Health Impact Assessment

Call For Papers

Call for papers coming soon.

Keynotes

WIS 2020 will have four top-level keynote speakers.

Tobias Mettler is professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Lausanne. His research focusses on issues related to technology adoption, digital transformation, data-driven decision-making, and business models in the public sector. He is the principal and co-investigator of several large national and international funded research projects on technologies for improving health, wellbeing, security, and demographic change. His interdisciplinary-oriented research has appeared in journals, such as the International Journal of Medical Informatics, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal, European Journal on Information Systems, and Technological Forecasting & Social Change.

More information about keynote speakers will be published soon.

Program

The program for WIS 2020 will be updated as more information becomes available.

Wednesday 26th of August

  • Registration
  • Presentations
  • Keynote speech(es)

Thursday 27th of August

  • Presentations
  • Keynote speech(es)
  • Conference banquet

Friday 28th of August

  • Presentations
  • Keynote speech(es)

Venue and Accomodation

Venue

WIS 2020 will take place at the University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, 20500 Turku, Google maps.

Accomodation

Conference participants are advised to contact the hotel directly and book their accommodation. The conference has allotments at the hotels listed below. The allotment prices are valid on 26-28 August 2020.

The hotels are within a reasonable walking distance to WIS venue at Turku School of Economics. Public transportation from the city center to the venue runs frequently and takes about 10 minutes.

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Scandic Atrium
Eerikinkatu 28-30
20100 TURKU
Phone: +358 2 4808 1614
Email: atrium@scandichotels.com

94 € single room / night
114 € twin / double room / night

All guests can book rooms themselves through the following link:
www.scandichotels.fi?bookingcode=BWIS260820

Scandic hotel bookings can be made with booking code BWIS260820 on website or by contacting the hotel directly via telephone/ email using hotel contact details mentioned above. Reservations can be made until 12.8.2020 or subject to hotel availability.

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Scandic Plaza
Yliopistonkatu 29
20100 TURKU
Phone: +358 2 33200
Email: plaza.turku@scandichotels.com

101 € single room / night
121 € twin / double room / night

All guests can book rooms themselves through the following link:
www.scandichotels.fi?bookingcode=BWIS260820

Scandic hotel bookings can be made with booking code BWIS260820 on website or by contacting the hotel directly via telephone/ email using hotel contact details mentioned above. Reservations can be made until 12.8.2020 or subject to hotel availability.

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Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone
Humalistonkatu 2
20100 Turku

Solo 1-person room 135€ / room / night
Solo 2-person room 155 € / room / night

All individual bookings are made directly to the central sales office tel. +358 20 1234 600 or by e-mail: sokos.hotels@sok.fi

Please quote the allotment code WIS 2020 when making a booking. The allotment is valid until 27.7.2020 so please make your reservation before that.