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Posted: January 5, 2009
The European Future Technologies Conference
(Nanowerk News) The European Future Emerging Technologies (FET 09) conference is being organized by the Future and emerging technologies research scheme of the European Commission, the Czech Technical University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague, Czech Republic, from 21 to 23 April 2009.
The conference is a new European forum dedicated to frontier research in future and emerging information technologies. Leading scientists, policy-makers, industry representatives and science journalists will convene over 3 days to discuss today's frontier science, tomorrow's technologies and the impact of both on tomorrow's society.
Under the title 'Science beyond fiction', the focus will be on creating new visions and actions for future information and communication technologies (ICTs), based on the scientific opportunities which are available today. The conference will explore new synergies between established disciplines such as computer science, neuroscience, biology, chemistry and economics, and emerging disciplines such as nanoscience and quantum computing. The event will also stimulate new bridges between the exact and social sciences.
FET 09 is the first European forum dedicated to frontier research in future and emerging information technologies and the scientific, societal and policy challenges in this domain.