There is no doubt that nowadays the driver of competitiveness and economic development is knowledge. Countries rely less and less in their natural and physical resources to create value and rely more in intangible know-how. This is the main attribute for a Knowledge-Based Society. But this society does not limit itself to a massive and pervasive use of ICTs. It demands new competences that require learning capacities from institutions, from the productive and academic sectors, and most importantly it requires the generation of inter-institutional networks to solve society’s problems.
Presenters and attendees may join the ASERS Conference, simply by following a weblink to the conference's virtual venue. All that is needed to join the conference is a personal computer with Internet access. Presenters may upload their power point presentations and share their screens for a better clarity than is normally available in a traditional conference settings.