Nine Tracks & One Special

WCIT 2010

The overal WCIT 2010 theme 'Challenges of Change' is divided into nine Tracks and one Special in which ICT will play a role in the near future.

Creative industries
The Creative Track focuses on the mobilization of talent and creativity and wants to reach out to parts of the world where the need is highest. Because of its traditional focus on markets and people’s need the Creative Industry is well placed to bring a new voice to old problems. Read more.

eGovernment refers to the use of information and communication technology to provide and improve government services, transactions and interactions with citizens, businesses, and other arms of governments. Within this track participants can expect best practices from across the globe on digital government services and the latest ICT developments in the eGovernment domain. Read more.

eHealth and Telemedicine are breaking through on various domains in health and healthcare. eHealth encompasses both the administrative processes related to health and healthcare (such as electronic medical files) health and health care delivery. Telemedicine is the application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred via telephone, the Internet or other networks for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations. In all of these domains, great progress has been made over the last couple of years, including the application of virtual reality and 3D and 4D. Read more.

eInclusion or digital inclusion is the term used within the European Union to encompass activities related to the achievement of an inclusive information society, bringing the benefits of information technology to all segments of society. eInclusion is one of the main themes on the EU agenda. IT offers many opportunities to advance social participation and to achieve economic progress. It can also help to solve social problems and to contribute to a better life. Read more.

Climate change, CO2 emissions, the environment, finite fossil fuels – all of these issues are in the news every day. The use of ICT and its role in everyday life and work is also rapidly increasing. Increasing use of ICT has advantages and disadvantages in terms of energy consumption and harmful emissions. Read more.

Mobility is a key issue in Europe and the Netherlands for many different reasons. For example, logistics and transport are major economic sectors, which means that traffic congestion, traffic security and the related economic and environmental issues are the subject of a great deal of public and political attention. Read more.

Security & Safety
Focus within the safety track will be trends on innovation within the public safety domain. Public safety encompasses the prevention and protection against risk and damages caused by incidents that harm the safety of civilians and society in general. Read more.

Sharing Space
Sharing Space can be defined as the smart, multiple and sustainable use of space, realized by using IT supported geo information for spatial planning, by implementing geo information for localization and positioning, or by connecting geo information to other relevant data. Read more.

More than 60 percent of the world’s population is living in coastal and low lying delta areas. To address the complex challenges related to water IT can be applied in smart technologies and innovative approaches that include 3D internet and serious gaming. Read more.

The Finance Track holds an important position in WCIT 2010 in many respects. It was specially added to the nine other conference Tracks. The Finance Special will highlight the eminence of a new client needs and the dynamics of business and technology. In the coming years, globalization, regulatory changes and social networks will lead to new market entrants, new business models and new methods of customer interaction. Read more.