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The 6th International Conference Well-being in the Information Society (WIS) 2016 took place on 16 - 18 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland.

WIS 2016 was organized as an International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
conference under WG 6.11.

The organizers of WIS 2016 would like to thank all participants for their great contribution!
Selection of WIS 2016 photos can be found here.

The topic this year was ''Building Sustainable Health Ecosystems''. The conference was organized by Turku School of Economics and Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku and Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association - WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Health in the Baltic Region in cooperation with Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, University of Tampere and University of Eastern Finland. You can find full conference programme here. Information about the panels can be downloaded from here.

WIS 2016 Best Paper Award!

Every time, WIS awards the best paper presented at the conference. In 2016 Ágústa Pálsdóttir and Sigríður Björk Einarsdóttir from University of Iceland were prized for their paper ''Senior Citizens’ Experience of Barriers to Information about Healthy Behavior''. Congratulations!

On the picture: Reima Suomi, Sigríður Björk Einarsdóttir, Ágústa Pálsdóttir and Gunilla Widén.

Every time WIS looks for innovations and new fresh ideas
in the cross-section of urban living, information society and health understood in a wide sense. The conference looks for contributions based on high-quality scientific research (research track) as well as on practical experience (industrial track). The seminar is multidisciplinary in nature and gives space for qualitative and quantitative analysis, empirical surveys, case studies and conceptual work. The idea is to enhance information and ideas exchange. For that reason, different interactive forums are part of WIS. WIS is a place for scientists and practitioners to challenge, test and develop their thinking and actions on health enhancement in urban settings.


WIS was organized in connection to the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 18-21 September 2016 in Tampere.


Since 2006, WIS has focused on various topics from the field of Well-being in Information Society. The overarching themes of the WIS were:
2014 - Safe and Secure Cities - Read here the Special Issue of International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations on WIS 2014
2012 - Exploring the Abyss of Inequalities
2010 - Navigating the Fragmented Innovation Landscape
2008 - Promoting Health in Urban Living
2006 - European Cooperation in Health Impact Assessment

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 08:36