7th Intl Conf on Technology, Knowledge and Society (Mar 2011, Spain)

Location: University of Basque Country – Universidad del Pais-Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao, Spain
Dates: 25-27 March 2011
WEBSITE: http://www.Technology-Conference.com
Submission Deadline: 15 Feb 2011

We are pleased to host the Technology Conference this year at the Universidad del Pais Vasco – Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea in Bilbao, Spain.  One of Spain’s most important economic centers, Bilbao has several key industrial sectors including aeronautics, electronics and information technology.  Bilbao has also recently undergone an urban resurgence. The most noticeable on its skyline is the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.

This conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The conference is cross-disciplinary in scope, meeting points for technologists with a concern for the social and social scientists with a concern for the technological. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on information and communications technologies.

Plenary Speakers Include:

  • Javier Echeverria, Instituto de Filosofia of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain
  • Langdon Winner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  Troy, USA
  • Javier Caceres, General Director, Ineustar – Industrias de la Ciencia Bilbao, Spain
  • Luis Sanz, Director, Unidad de Políticas Comparadas – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
  • Icaro Moyano, Director of Communication, Tuenti, Madrid, Spain

The conference includes numerous presentations by accomplished researchers, scholars and practitioners, in paper, workshop and colloquium sessions. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the Conference YouTube Playlist. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.  We also invite you to sign up for our monthly newsletter, Facebook and Twitter feed.  You can find these at the top of our web-site http://www.Technology-Conference.com .

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 15 February 2011.  Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date.  Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the conference website – http://www.Technology-Conference.com

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Bilbao in March 2011.

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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