The NordicWay —
Transforming the Nordic Societies through ICT Innovation
”In international welfare state scholarship and political discourse the Nordic Model hasbecome a standard concept.” (From Christiansen, Niels Finnn et al.: The Nordic model of Welfare‘, Museum Tusculanum 2006).
The Nordic Countries have been looked upon as role models in a number of different areas within the concept of aWelfareState: HealthCare Systems, eGovernment Solutions, Educational systems, Social Security to Inclusion.Since measurements of ‘eReadiness’, ‘eGovernment Maturity’, ‘eBusiness maturity’ began, the Nordic countrieshave almost constantly been in the top 10 list of countries.
The HiNC4 conference in Copenhagen August 13-15 2014 will focus on
The innovative ICT Milestones that transformed the Nordic Societies
and on the new ideas, systems and solutions that helped create the welfare societies of today; but a welfare state is more than Government –it is also a state with a modern, effective infrastructure whether it comes to financial systems, transportation, telecommunications as well a easy access to a wide range of consumer goods.
Hence the HiNC4 conference was organized in 3 sub-themes:
1. ICT Solutions and Systems forPublic Services
From tax to social benefits, from education to healthcare, from police info systems to Network CentricOperations, from democracy and social inclusion to culture
2. ICT Solutions and Systems for the Infrastructure of the Society
From railroads to energy, from telephone to wireless, from banking and insurance to supply chain management
3. The innovation and systems Technologies behind the major milestones, such as user centric innovation,modular programming,service orientation
Invited key note speakers positioned ‘The Nordic Way’ in a global and a European context. Contributions will include discussions on goals obtained and lessons learned.
The conference features contributions from researchers and IT professionals from the Nordic countries and beyond. All contributions was reviewed by a Nordic program committee. There was also project presentations and panel discussions. See Program entry!