Welcome to WIS 2020

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.


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.


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


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


We are currently negotiating special rates to few hotels in Turku city centre.

All hotels in city centre 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.