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The ASSYST Florence meeting on:

ICT BASED POLICIES FOR A GREEN KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY

 

Florence, 27th May 2011

Main room - University of Florence- Piazza S.Marco 1 - Florence

 

The key issue of the conference is the exploration of the real possibility to achieve a green knowledge society with the utilization of the ICT, as a means of enhancing interaction and a distributed intelligence on the overall society.

This issue is rooted in the idea that the application of the complex system thinking will help policies and public bodies in achieving the goal. We plan to address the issue by discussing examples of regional policies in Europe. Regions in fact have to face the challenge of the European society, while accounting for the cultural diversity, and the different resources of their area. Moreover, regional governmental bodies have an important role in responding to the needs of the future.

Representatives of four European regions: Greater London Authority, Region de l'Ile de France, Piedmont Region, and Tuscany Region, will present their experience. Experts in decision making and in the utilization of ICT will comment these experiences. A general final discussion will investigate how ICT could help strengthening regional policies to pursue the goal of a greener knowledge society.

The conference is organized by ASSYST, a coordination action (Seventh framework program 2008-2011) funded from the FET Proactive initiative Science of Complex Systems for Socially Intelligent ICT (COSI-ICT), in collaboration with DUPT, Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Florence and IRES, Institute for Economic and Social Research of the Piedmont Region.