Fourth International Conference

Convergence of digital and physical worlds: technological, economic and social challenges

May 16-18 2018
29 Politekhnicheskaya str., St. Petersburg
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Dear Colleagues and Friends!

The processes of globalization not only facilitated the opening of economic borders, but also made accessible for many countries the most advanced achievements in information and communication technologies.

One of the peculiarities of world development at this time was the slow economic growth and rapid social and economic polarization in two groups of countries: the most developed countries of the world and those who have moved to market system. The actual locomotives of the world economy were the rapidly growing China and India. Another important peculiarity of this new epoch has been the increasing role of information and communication technologies, which have become the basis for a new digital infrastructure of the society. The latter circumstance should play a key role in the creation of a new industrial base that has been coined as the "Internet of things" or "Industry 4.0". Currently, the scientific and business scenario has been marked by a significant number of all kinds of meetings and forums, which agenda includes mainly issues related to the development of the "Internet of Things" or "Industry 4.0". The aim of our conference is a systematic consideration of the technological, economic, and social components of this radical transformation that is promoting the creation and development of a completely new industrial basis.

We are pleased to invite representatives of academic and educational institutions, industry, private business, as well as scientists involved in fundamental and applied research, to discuss the issues of technological and economic renewal of individual sectors and national economies as a whole.

We hope that the work of the conference will be fruitful, and the enchanting beauty of Northern Palmyra and its unique architecture will give a new impetus to creative and scientific thought.

Looking forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg!

Prof. A.I. Rudskoy
Conference Chairman
Rector of SPbPU

Objectives and topics of the conference

The last quarter of the past century and the first decade of the new century were not a time of prosperity of the world economy. Rather, this time can be characterized as a crinkle of history and economic divergence. One of the peculiarities of world development at this time was the slow economic growth and rapid social and economic polarization in two groups of countries: the most developed countries of the world and those who have moved to market system. The actual locomotives of the world economy were the rapidly growing China and India. Another important peculiarity of this new epoch has been the increasing role of information and communication technologies, which have become the basis for a new digital infrastructure of the society. The latter circumstance should play a key role in the creation of a new industrial base that has been coined as the "Internet of things" or "Industry 4.0". Currently, the scientific and business scenario has been marked by a significant number of all kinds of meetings and forums, which agenda includes mainly issues related to the development of the "Internet of Things" or "Industry 4.0". The aim of our conference is a systematic consideration of the technological, economic, and social components of this radical transformation that is promoting the creation and development of a completely new industrial basis.

  • Conference Chairman
    Prof. A.I. Rudskoy
  • Scientific Committee
    Chairman

    Prof. А.А. Akaev

    Scientific Committee members
    • Prof. T. Devezas, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã (Portugal)
    • Prof. J. Leitão, , University of Beira Interior, Covilhã (Portugal)
    • Prof. W. R. Thompson, Indiana University and Concordia Colle (USA)
    • Prof. André van Stel, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
    • Prof. U. Gartner, Jena University (Germany)
    • Prof. A. Coad, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Joint Research Centre European Commission (Spain)
    • Prof. M. Pianti, University of Urbino (Italy)
    • Prof. C.L. Magee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
    • Prof. L. Ungvari, University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany
    • Prof. Sergeev, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
    • Prof. A. Bukhanovsky, National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Russia
    • Prof. N. Shabrov, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
    • Prof. A. Budrin, National Research University National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics(ITMO University), Russia
    • Prof. V. Sokolov, St. Petersburg State Economic University, Russia
    • Prof. A. Popovich, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
    • Prof. W. Semmler, New School for Social Research, New York (USA)
    • Prof. H. Dyja, Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland)
    • Prof. Ch. Apostolopoulos, University of Patras (Greece)
    • Prof. B.Behrens, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
    • Prof. Liu Wei, Tsinghua University (China)
  • Organizing Committee
    Chairman

    Prof. A.I. Rudskoy

    Organizing Committee members
    • Prof. D. I. Kuznetsov
    • Prof. V.V. Korablev
    • Prof. V.N. Sokolov
    • Prof. A.I. Sarygulov
    • Prof. A.N. Kobyshev
    • Head of Dept A.L. Smirnova
    • Deputy Head of Dept. L.M. Papina

Thematic Sections

01

Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0

02

The diffusion of technologies

03

Cloud computing and quantum computing

04

"Smart Factory"

05

The economic potential of the new industrial basis

06

The social impact of the convergence

07

Business models and new industrial base

Registration fee includes coffee-breaks, lunch on the first day of the conference, and a conference bag.

Rules for abstracts and papers

Articles approved by the Scientific Committee will be published in one of journals indexed in Web of Science.

Rules for articles see in Appendix 1.

The article must be presented with the name, surname and initials of the authors and abstract in English. The authors must identify their articles using surname_initials_number (if more than one paper), as in the example below:

ivanov_ak_1.doc , ivanov_ak_2.doc, etc…

The articles must be sent to the Organizing Committee by e-mail: bt21@spbstu.ru

Important dates

Deadline for registration 10.05.2018
Deadline for paper submission (3000-3200 words or 16 000 signs) 30.12.2017

Registration fee

350
300

Please note that the hotel reservation is carried out through the Conference Organizing Committee. In this case you get a discount at paying accommodation.

After 12.05.2018 – payment is to be made at the registration

The conference venue

The conference will be held in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University at the address: Politekhnicheskaya str., 29, Research building (NIK), Conference Hall (“Politekhnicheskaya” metro station).

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Copy of the first page of your passport sent by fax or by e-mail necessary for visa proceedings. Visa support letter (official invitation) will be sent to you within 2 months (for EU members within 2 weeks).


Hotel booking:

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Contact Information

Organizing Committee of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, 29 Politekhnicheskaya str., 195251, St. Petersburg, Russia