ICST, the first web moderated professional society
The Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST) is a professional society that sponsors research, innovation and technology transfer to harness and maximize the benefits and impact of ICT in all sectors of human society. ICST views the advancement of ICT as the axis of the next technological and societal revolution and it aims to create a global, grass-roots organisation of research communities in diverse technical and geographical areas representing the academic, research, regulatory and business sectors.
ICST embraces web technologies to promote democracy, transparency and quality in science and innovation and to conduct activities that empower its members to succeed through direct participation as well as providing opportunities for objective recognition. With its universal outreach, ICST provides an effective and innovative platform for the ICT community where strategic partnerships are formed, research collaborations are enabled and business opportunities are created. By bringing together all members of the knowledge triangle, ICST is in a unique position to shape the global innovation paradigm.
A wide array of technical and scientific activities falls under the ICST umbrella:
- Over 70 annual scientific events worldwide – summits, conferences, workshops, symposia;
- An extensive publication portfolio – journals, books, proceedings and magazines;
- On-line tools and portals – social networking, multimedia sharing, collaboration;
- Digital libraries – articles, audio-video recordings;
- Technical and functional organizational units.
ICaST is the flagship online magazine of ICST. The magazine’s bimonthly issues feature articles on diverse topics within ICT and related fields. ICaST maintains close links with ICST conferences, with many opportunities for participants to contribute, including feature and technical articles, profiles and interviews with keynote speakers and themed special focus content linked to upcoming events. To find out more about contributing to ICaST, please visit: http://icast.icst.org/ and http://icast.icst.org/submissions/.