Welcome to WIS 2020

PARTNERS

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

WELL-BEING IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY – FRUITS OF RESPECT (WIS 2020)

26 – 28 August 2020 Turku Finland

Welcome to WIS 2020, which looks for innovations and fresh ideas in the cross-section of urban living, information society and health as understood in a wide sense. Starting in 2006, this is now the eighth conference in its series. WIS 2020 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 2020 a perfect forum for exchange of information and ideas.

CONFERENCE THEMES

The overreaching theme of the conference is “Fruits of Respect”. Issues of interest include but are not limited to:

  • role of respect and similar assets in society and organizations
  • measuring and defining respect in organizational and societal settings
  • respect and health and social care delivery
  • respect in information systems settings
  • individual and respect
  • showing respect to citizen, customers and patients
  • case studies of organizational and societal failures caused by missing respect
  • responsible research and innovation
  • trust and respect in healthcare IS
  • welfare systems’ ethics
  • ethical issues in eSociety

CALL FOR PAPERS

WIS 2020 will accept full-length manuscripts of 4000 – 5000 words.

All accepted full conference papers will be published in Springer series CCIS Communications in Computer and Information Science:

CCIS series
Conference proceedings of WIS 2018

All WIS proceedings by Springer: https://link.springer.com/conference/wis-wb

Best papers, as further developed versions, will be published in two journals in autumn 2021:

  • Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare

Journal website

Special issue of WIS 2018

  • International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices

Journal website

Special issue of WIS 2018

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates (e.g, WORD format) for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Manuscripts submitted for review should be in the WORD format. Please find the munascrip templates and submit your contribution in the selected category through the link in the conference website: https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/WIS2020

Manuscript Template: WIS 2020 full paper template

 IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submissions                                     31.03.2020

Notification of acceptance                                   10.05.2020

Final versions and author registration             10.06.2020

 ORGANIZERS

WIS 2020 is organized by University of Turku in co-operation with Åbo Akademi University, Tampere University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare.

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 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
These allotment prices are valid on 24.-30.8.2020.

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
These allotment prices are valid on 24.-28.8.2020. 

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
These allotment prices are valid on 26.-28.8. for 40 rooms, on 25.-26.8. for 10 rooms and on 28.-29.8. for 10 rooms.

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.