On September 28, 2018, the final stage of the VIII International Scientific Conference “Information Society: the state and directions of development taking into account regional conditions” was held in the main reading room of the Scientific library of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. The conference started on the 26th of September in the city of Rzeszow (Poland).

The purpose of the international forum is to share experiences and information, publish research results, and deepen the integration of the scientific community. During the conference, participants presented the results of scientific research in the field of information society development, e-economy, knowledge economy, etc.

The Vice-Rector of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Professor Roman Hladyshevskyi opened the event with a welcome greeting. Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University Rostyslav Mykhailyshyn joined the greetings, noting that such conferences improve good-neighborly relations and ensure the further cooperation of scientists from Ukraine and Poland.

the head of the Department of Economic Cybernetics, Professor Volodymyr Vovk addressed to the participants with the words of greetings. He emphasized that the cooperation between Ukrainian and Polish scientists can ensure stability and increase economic efficiency in Eastern Europe.

The main areas of discussion were: economic and mathematical methods and models of research on the development of the information society and e-economy; disproportions in the development of the information society and e-economy and the possibility of their elimination; factors of information society development; regional aspects of the development of the information society and e-economy; sociological aspects of information society development; e-services – models and directions of development of electronic services, digital services market; mobile systems and trends in mobile commerce; ICTs in local and state authorities and in smart cities; ICT in education and advanced training (traditional and distance learning); business in the era of information society and e-economics; modeling and managing business processes in the knowledge economy; information, knowledge and intellectual capital in the e-economy; modern computer science and information security.