As the digital becomes more pervasive in our lives and work, disruption is becoming the norm. Novel data approaches to growth contribute to making society and nations smarter. Innovative and emerging technologies are increasingly being used to create new services and improve solutions in the public and private sectors. Unleashing the power of fast changing digital economies further entails utilizing better and modern ways to address the developmental challenges of disease, education, poverty and security.
When a society functions efficiently, lots of new opportunities that add significant value and tremendous economic growth are brought into existence. In addition to enabling the exploitation of data and technology platforms for innovation and productivity, Smart nations are truly independent and globally competitive with the strong ability to speedily and effectively grow talent, generate new ideas, attract investment and drive growth. There are undoubtedly challenges associated with improving agility and intelligence within the environment. Ensuring universal access to the benefits of the Digital Economies and Smart Nations is also critical and urgent.
Submission of Full Paper – Friday, February 8, 2019
Notification of acceptance – Friday, April 12, 2019
Submission of final version – Friday, May 10, 2019