The conference was a meeting place for academia and industry to discuss innovative solutions for augmenting the influence of technology in society. Academic researchers from various disciplines presented their analyses of the social impact of technology and proposed solutions to mitigate the challenges currently being faced.
The keynote speakers were Prof. Aelita Skaržauskienė (MRU) on Collective Intelligence Value for Society; Prof. Balbir Barn (Middlesex University, UK) on Addressing Value Sensitive Concerns in the Design of Social Technologies; Ing. Clifford de Raffaele (Middlesex University, Malta) on The Digital Divide for Distance Learning Students in Developing Countries; Üzeyir Bağırov (Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan) on Innovations and the Role of Digital Literate Citizens in Sustainable Development".
The Middlesex Malta paper, co-authored by Serengul Smith, Clifford De Raffaele and Christine Spiteri, is part of ongoing research undertaken at Middlesex University's Malta and London campuses. Together with previous publications in this field, the research aims to enhance educational facilities and online learning environments for students.