Mauro Biagi
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections

Dr. Eduard Babulak
IEEE Vancouver Section, Chair of the Ethics, Professionalism and Conference


Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: SFU ASB 10900 (IRMACS Presentation Studio)
Simon Fraser University


Past decade will be remembered by dynamic developments and innovation in the field of information technologies (IT), communications and ubiquitous Internet technologies. Globalization of world trades open doors to mobility of workers as well as creation of virtual teams of experts and virtual companies bringing together experts from all over the world.

The 21 st Century started with innovation and dynamic developments in the area of next generation networks, Internet 2-3 and Web 2-3 technologies that will transform the current already technology-driven world to next level of Future Cyberspace and Ubiquity. The ubiquity of current internet and future cyber-space facilitates creation of very effective and real-time collaborative environment.

Given current economic climate, researchers and engineers worldwide are looking for new financially viable software/hardware solutions and platforms for the creation of virtual global corporations.

The Speaker will discuss his own vision on the future trends in Cyberspace while presenting scenario in which technology base on the embedded intelligence may take a role of a decision maker in the user social, business and private networks.

As a result, there is an urgent call for creating a worldwide consortium of experts who will set the basic policies and rules of ethics and professionalism. The technology must continue in its role as a contributor to betterment of mankind. However, it must not in any way harm or manipulate humans and decisions that may affect the welfare of any human at anytime and anywhere in the world.

Speaker will welcome discussion on open issues such as:
1) National DNA Identity Cards;
2) Global Access to User’s Medical, Bank and Employment Record;
3) Future Educational Technologies & Quality of Educational Experience;
4) Ethics, Collegiality and Professionalism in the current and future workplace


Professor Babulak is international scholar, researcher, consultant, educator, professional engineer and polyglot with more than twenty five years of teaching experience and industrial experience as a professional engineer and consultant. Guest Professor at the University of Economics in Prague, Invited Speaker at University of Cambridge, UK in March, 2009, Invited Speaker at MIT, USA in September 2005. He currently holds Visiting Professorships in Vancouver and works as Expert-Evaluator for the European Commission in Brussels. He is Fellow of British Computer Society, Nominated Fellow of the IET, Chair of the IEEE Vancouver Ethics, Professional and Conference Committee, Mentor and Senior member of IEEE and ACM.

Worked as Full Professor and Head of MIS Department in Cyprus, been Visiting Professorships in Spain, Czech Republic and Canada. In the past, he worked as Senior Lecturer in UK, Associate Professor in California, Lecturer in Pennsylvania, Germany, Austria, Lecture and Teaching Assistant in Canada and College Instructor in Czechoslovakia. His academic and engineering work was recognized internationally by the Engineering Council in UK, European Federation of Engineers and credited by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in Canada. Prof. Babulak is Co-Editor and Guest Editor. His research interests are in Future Networks and Ubiquitous Computing and QoS, E-Commerce, E-Health, IT, MIS, Applied Informatics in Transportation, E-Manufacturing, Human Centric Computing, E-Learning, Automation and Applied Mathematics. Professor Babulak speaks 14 languages, a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (MIET), American Society for Engineering Education (MASEE), American Mathematical Association (MAMA) and Mathematical Society of America (MMSA). Professor Babulak’s biography was cited in the Cambridge Blue Book, Cambridge Index of Biographies and number of issues of Who’s Who.

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