This conference will take place on 22-25 November 2009 in Hotel Metropole, 31 Place Brouckere, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The conference provides a forum to present and discuss research results, policy plans, and new research problems and approaches.
* The future of the computer
Computers will become faster and more powerful. They will also become much smaller and be integrated in all objects in our environment. Everything around us and in us will have computer power.
* The future of the internet
The internet will grow and become more interactive. It will not only connect computers, but also things, tools… and perhaps brains. Most objects (and human beings?) will be directly online.
* The future of the relation between the virtual and the real
User interfaces will become more intuitive and natural. They may also disappear to the extent that the real and the virtual will merge.
* The future of ICT for human security
Security is a social priority. Developments in ICT may become the best protection as well as the worst threat.
More information can be found on the conference website.