CFP: International Conference of Techno-Scientific Awareness in Solving 21st Century Problems
Submission deadline: September 25, 2019
October 7, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Technology, Science, Philosophy, University of Rwanda
Theme: The 21st Century Information Tech/Digitization and Sustainable Governance in Developing Countries.
The world is fast evolving. Developments in Information Tech/Digitization heralded an age in which life has become smaller and simpler. Social and economic activities have witnessed huge transformation. From the simple things of life like food, shelter and clothing to the more complex things like governance, education, banking etc, everything is fast changing. With just one click/tap, a whole new world is opened; a world of endless possibilities. All thanks to breakthroughs in Information Communication Tech/digitization (ICT/D). Some societies are already making great strides in harnessing the potentials in ICT/D. There is now an undeniable categorization of countries according to 1st World/Developed countries and Developing countries. Some observers add still another categorization, further creating a kind of strata in the so called Developing Countries in which some are properly called ‘Developing’ (2nd world) and others are unfortunately referred to as ‘Underdeveloped’ (3rd world) countries. This categorization is mostly based on civilization and use of (access to) ICT/Digitization which has become the new paradigm. Whatever be the case, most countries in Africa and Asia do not belong to the 1st world; at least not yet. While some societies have evolved and developed beyond the basic human needs, many societies in Africa and Asia have remained at the early morning of history and still battle with the barest minimum of life’s expectancy. Fortunately, there seems to be an increasing attention to ICT/Digitization within the Developing countries. In recent years, Africa and many parts of Asia have witnessed unprecedented attention to the use of technology and more sophisticated gadgets in attempt to solve her basic problems of ensuring a better life for her people and also ensuring good governance. It is of urgent importance that this is sustained and encouraged. This international conference on Techno-scientific Awareness in solving 21st century problems is a major response to the challenges posed by lack of good governance and the unfortunate under-appreciation of ICT/D which are the greatest burdens on developing countries. It is our collective hope that the investigations and interventions which will emanate from this conference will provide the much needed platform for harnessing of ideas and promulgation of policies for the benefit of our developing societies. More still, the choice of location is an added spice. Rwanda as a society has proven its strength and resilience in overcoming the challenges of a history that is reminiscent of tears, fears and hardship. Dubbed the Technology Hub of the New Africa, Rwanda is undoubtedly setting the pace for a full realization of the potentials of the Mother Continent through investment in ICT/D. The University of Rwanda rank among Africa’s leading research institutes. Surely, there can be no better place for this conference. It will worth your time and resources to attend this life changing event.
- Good Governance and energy development.
- Life Extension and Governance, Prospects and Challenges
- Brain Hacking, Management and control.
- Trans-humanism, Disruptive Technologies and Governance
- Emerging Technologies and the Future of Politics
- The Singularity and an African Enlightenment in the 21st Century
- Challenges of governance in an era of digitalization.
- The need for humanism in an era of digitalization.
- Artificial Intelligence Imitating Empathy (False Empathy).
- Africa and the path to De-carbonized Economy
- The rise of technology and the challenges of quality leadership.
- The departure of morality from a digital society: A case of the present world order.
- Technology as connectivity at the surface and disconnection in the deep: A case of modern disunity.
- Technology, Trans-Humanism Governance: Converging for Development.
- Revolutionization of Intellectualism in Humanism
- Existentialism and Financial Capitalism in a Global New Economy
- Internationalization of Crisis and Universality of Conflict Resolution.
- Good Governance and leadership delivery.
- Good Governance and information technology
- Democratic Leadership and Crisis/Disaster/ Migration Management
And other related topics.