ICT (Information and Communication Technology) has changed global economical system and social structure drastically. Mobile phones and Internet are now social information infrastructure covering whole world and have made the world flat. Waves of the change have caused rapid growth of newly developed countries, economical crisis in developed countries and political revolutions in underdeveloped countries.
A new wave of gBig Datah will accelerate the changes.
Since IEICE is a leading professional society on ICT, we have a heavy social responsibility to show the big picture of the future directions of ICT and social systems constructed on it. Our view should cover not only technological issues, but also various social problems including policy of industry development, education and new social services.