The mission of our convention is to guide and upgrade technology and society as a whole. Technology is taking a major role in shaping society and life today. From the ICT`s point of view, this year is especially important in this regard for several reasons. An important factor is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has opened up new dilemmas and threats that unite us. Research in natural, technical and social sciences is expected to make joint contributions to the development of an optimal turnover in the development of technologies and the environment towards a modern and steady state Information Society.
While being aware that the conditions of direct communication at MIPRO 2020 cannot be fully met, we decided that virtual technology must be a necessary part of our program implementation. Therefore we organized a Hybrid Convention, traditionally in Opatija, along with the possibility of virtual participation through an online conference platform. In this way, we increased the range of our Convention in line with EU development trends.
The EU Horizon 2020 Framework Development Program, which has given a great impact to the development of digitalization and shaped the digital society based on modern strategic documents and platforms, ends this year. With the accelerated development of ICT, we have expanded the scope of life activities and virtualized reality and processes, which is the most significant contribution of digitalization. These changes will impact a new industrial revolution based on AI and cooperative systems. The new Horizon Europe and Digital Europe Framework Programs starting next year will surely play a significant role.
In this respect, MIPRO continues to develop, oughts to build network with other associations and become a hub (MIPRO HUB). In this way, it expands its mission and creates a platform for communication and cooperation that should be an infrastructure to important stakeholders in society. Thus, we want to increase the impact and scope towards society as a whole.
This year`s proceedings covers a wide range of ICT areas with expansion in the social sciences and humanities precisely with the intention of developing an optimized Information Society as a new imperative of emerging digitalization.
On behalf of the International Program Committee we express our sincere gratitude to our partners and sponsors.
Academician Karolj Skala, PhD
International Program Committee General Chair