Welcome to ICTEA 2015
Besides the political targets, adjustments in European research policy are needed to meet the challenge of global structural changes towards service and knowledge-based economies. Emerging knowledge-based economic systems underscore the increasing degree of international integration of the economy and science. International collaboration has risen strongly, be it in the framework of large cross-border projects, bilateral cooperation or as a result of the mobility of highly qualified researchers.
High-tech research in new general purpose technologies (information and communication technologies (ICT), biotechnology, genetic engineering, micro and nanotechnologies, environmental and health technologies as well as new materials) is becoming interdisciplinary and is increasingly complex, which leads to cost increases for research activities. The change in conditions is not limited to the area of academic research, though. The research and innovation strategies of companies are also subject to profound changes.
Education, in a global sense, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and acts. One of the most important contribution resides in what and how we learn through the improvement of educational processes, both in formal and informal settings.
Our International Conference seeks to provide some answers and explore the processes, actions, challenges and outcomes of economy, law, ICT applications, learning, teaching and human development. Our goal is to offer a worldwide connection between science and people from a wide range of academic fields, interested in exploring and giving their contribution in several issues.
We wish to ilustrate developments and new ways of thinking in these main fields:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Knowledge society and human development
- Social studies