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Society 5.0 - Human centeredness in a cyber-physical society

3rd Society 5.0 Conference

Society 5.0 - Human centeredness in a cyber-physical society

Date/Time: June 5 - 7, 2023
Location: Conference Centre Future Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa

The Conference

Following an era of fast-paced evolution of digital technologies, digital disruption and digital transformation, Society 5.0 refers to 'A human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space'. As Society 5.0 aims to tackle social challenges and achieve a sustainable, inclusive, people-oriented society, it also contributes to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Society 5.0 advocates the adoption of digital technologies to increase global prosperity. The cyber-physical space consists of interconnected systems and devices, collecting and sending data. A human-centred society demands the inclusion of the human when considering applications and interactions in the cyber-physical space. This special issue focuses on aspects of interconnectedness and interaction - where the human in this potentially complex interaction is investigated and considered through the application of different lenses and interdisciplinary fields.

The aim of this enquiry is to design and develop technological products and services that not only meet human needs, but that also consider the human experience when engaging in the cyber-physical space and that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Society 5.0 conference includes a research and a practice track:

The research track solicits submissions documenting original research covering themes across all Society 5.0 research fields:
  • Society 5.0
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity
  • Education
  • Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Healthcare and Care Systems
  • Information Security
  • Mobility
  • Human-System Interaction Scenarios
  • Fintech
  • International Collaboration

The practice track of the Society 5.0 conference provides an opportunity to share a practical experience through a paper and an accompanying talk. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and can be:
  • Practice Reports: a reflection of industry experiences including challenges seen, approaches taken and what worked or didn't.
  • Case Descriptions: describe problems or challenges of organizations (private or public), relate them to the wider domain of Society 5.0, and provide useful insights to practitioners and scholars.

Submission Guidelines

All research submissions will go through a double-blind review process conducted by an international review panel. Your submission will be assessed anonymously by at least two reviewers and managed by the track chairs and program committee. Practice track submissions will be handled by the conference chairs.

The accepted full research papers will be included in a volume of EPiC Computing as the Society 5.0 proceedings:

The Society 5.0 2022 proceedings are available at

We look forward to receiving your full papers documenting original research aligned with the Society 5.0 themes in the research track, or practice submissions for the practice track. Submissions should not be submitted or published elsewhere, should adhere to the EPiC format and not exceed 12 pages. Instructions for EPiC authors are available at

Organisation Committee

  • Hanlie Smuts, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Aurona Gerber, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Alta van der Merwe, University of Pretoria, South Africa

For the complete list of the Steering Committee and Program Committee go to the conference's homepage.


Please register via the organizer.

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