Society 5.0

Integrating Digital World and Real World to Resolve Challenges in Business and Society

3rd Conference - 5th to 7th June 2023
University of Pretoria

Conference Center Future Africa

The Conference

The dawn of a new age represents an immense challenge for mankind. The era of a creative society is dawning with the global obligation to organise our economic activities in a new and sustainable way and to define our coexistence as a society differently, namely as Society 5.0 - a human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by integrating digital space and physical space.

The Society 5.0 conference 2022 is the second of an annual interdisciplinary conference serious combining research and practices. It brings together researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders to present and discuss their most recent research results, innovations, experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends and also enables conversations and the exchange of ideas between academics, industry practitioners and the public. Therefore, «Creating the future together» is meant to be an option to provide an informal environment to learn and trigger discussion. After the challenges of the lockdowns and during these times of great change it is as important as ever for us to come together and share what we have learned over the last years.

The Society 5.0 conference «Creating the future together» is going to deal with a large range of opportunities and challenges of the society and business of the future. We encourage contributions from experienced and young researchers and practitioners from industry, and look forward to meeting old and new friends in June 2022.

We have been planning our Society 5.0 in-person conference after 2 years of navigating through the rules and regulations of the COVID 19 pandemic! Currently, the world is confronted with another major event that is impacting the lives of many people worldwide, and especially in Ukraine. In the spirit of Society 5.0, a human-centered society, we would like to ensure that as many people as possible, are able to take part in the conference in June 2022. We have therefore decided to change the Society 5.0 conference to a hybrid event. During this hybrid event, you will be able to experience

Organization & Location

The conference will be hybrid (online and physical) and held at the University of Pretoria, location TBD

The conference series is jointly organized by the Universidad EAFIT (Colombia), the University of Pretoria (South Africa), the University of Camerino (Italy), the Business School of the Shenzhen Technology University (China), the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (Malaysia), Putra Business School (Malaysia) and the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.