The mission of the MIPRO convention is to guide and upgrade science and technology as a whole. Technology is taking a major role in shaping society and life today. In this regard, ICT is a leader in the process of digital transformation and the creation of smart environments using network computing, artificial intelligence, and cooperative systems. Following the new EU guidelines, the European twin to green and digital transition intention is to create advanced technologies to support the transition. These principles are embedded in the new Horizon Europe Framework Program (2021-2027) which now has a technological component in the Digital Europe program.
Our convention follows and intends to contribute to this development in the coming period. This year we additionally focused the program on ICT in renewable energy technologies under the general auspices of Hrvatska elektroprivreda. Immediately after the 44th MIPRO convention comes to an end Smart Islands - SILA 2021 conference will take place, and the following year the annual conference International Congress on Advanced Materials Sciences and Engineering - AMSE 2022. After the establishment of global systems for the transfer of information, things and services, the introduction of a system for the transfer of values is coming, and in this regard, we have launched a workshop on Blockchain Application Development and Their Use-Cases - RAB. While being aware that the conditions of direct (face-to-face) communication at MIPRO 2021 cannot be fully met, we decided that a virtual convention model must be a necessary part of our program implementation. So this year a hybrid conference was organized, traditionally in Opatija, with virtual participation through an online conference platform. In the hope of coming out of the global pandemic and creating the conditions for holding traditional MIPRO conventions according to established principles and conditions, we expect further successful cooperation and joint progress.
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