Conference System and Ethical Approaches

is a traditional conference (workshop) dedicated to system thinking. Its organizer is the Department of System Analysis of the Prague University of Economics and Business where the conference is held in the winter semester of every academic year.

The conference traditionally opens topics such as:

  • System thinking – personalities, ideas and their fulfillment;
  • Social systems – people who are elements of the system and transform the world;
  • New (and Social) Media
  • New technologies and their impact on society
  • Knowledge, ideas, and models versus reality;
  • Economics – Finance and the Real World;
  • System theory and (modern) cybernetics as a worldview;
  • Communication and critical thinking – we understand one another and know what is being said;
  • ICT as a synonym for the information society

The conference is organised by Prague Data Ethics Lab

27th conference System and Ethical Approaches

This year’s conference topic is:

5-6G Mobile networks from the perspective of different interest groups

We know from history that the introduction of each new generation of mobile networks has had a huge impact on global society, and not just technologically. The proliferation of the internet and new services, the increase in people’s mobility, the change in access to privacy or the emergence of new business and working models are examples of how third and fourth generation telecommunications networks have recently changed our lives.

Fifth generation (5G) mobile networks are networks that are primarily designed for the first time in history for robots and IoT devices as the main users, since all humans already have their mobile phones. The lay B2C public thinks it’s all about increasing data rates from nx100 Mbps to nx100Gbps again and applauds the greater convenience for streaming movies, music and other multimedia. Operators see a new source of revenue and the elimination of local ISP competition. Business customers see LAN and Wifi solutions being replaced by new 5G campus networks at lower prices.

However, in our view it is a completely different world that we are heading into without realising what we will gain and lose in it. It involves use cases where autonomous vehicles communicate and make decisions in real time without human influence, holograms supported by the Metaverse platform replace physical encounters, and the sky is littered with transmitters that propagate high-density milli- and microwaves whose impact on humanity is unknown.

Technically, terms like Connection density (device/km2), Air latency (ms-micro/s), Reliability (99.99%), User Experience Data Rate (Gbps), Peak Data Rate (Tbps), Energy Efficiency, Spectral Efficiency, Micro-Chips density sound interesting. This new world reminds us of an episode of Star Trek, or at least its authors Qualcomm, Huawei or Samsung promise us only a positive future in 5G and 6G networks.

However, the question of practical philosophy, i.e. ethics, remains: Why are we doing this? Is the impact on all interest groups the same and positive? Who will benefit? And how are we to live our private lives properly in this futuristic age?

If, like us, you are interested in the balanced insights of engineers, philosophers, sociologists, lawyers and economists, come to the SEP 2022 conference this year to hear how interest groups view the issue of 5-6G mobile networks.

On behalf of the conference preparatory team: Dr. Richard A. Novak, Dr. Tomas Sigmund and Dr. Antonin Pavlicek

Important Dates

Venue and Accommodation

To be added

Agenda for the 3rd November 2022

    • 14:00 – 14:40 5G, 6G mobile networks – Technologies that will change our world?
      Ing. Richard A. Novák, Ph.D., Chairman Prague Data Ethics Lab, CEO OmniCrane

    • 14:40 – 15:00 Ethical perspective on the motivation for 5G, 6G deployment – implications
      Ing. Mgr. Tomáš Sigmund, Ph.D, Vice-Chairman Prague Data Ethics Lab

    • 15:00 – 15:20 What do Telco operators expect from 5G, 6G networks?
      Representative of T-Mobile Czech Republic

  • 15:20 – 15.40 Legislative perspective on 5G, 6G – Digital Services Act
    Mgr. Roman Kramařík, Ph.D., LLM, Partner, JŠK law firm

Coffee break

    • 16:00 – 16:20 Facebook Metaverse and 5G, 6G as an „enabler“ for new services
      Ing. Mgr. Antonín Pavlicek, Ph.D, VŠE Prague, Department of Systems Analysis

    • 16:20 – 16:40 Impact of 5G, 6G on society – a sociological perspective
      Mgr. Kamil Matula, Ph.D. and Mgr. Anna Novotná, Ph.D., Silesian University Opava

  • 16:40 – 17:00 Ethical dilemmas associated with 5G, 6G networks
    Ing. Jiří Korčák, VŠE Praha

The conference will be part of the Innovation Week at VŠE Prague (Žižkov)




Creative Commons License

The proceedings from the conference System Approaches is published under the open license Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Conference papers are published as proceedings with an ISBN in the electronic form, the proceedings are sent to the Web of Knowledge by Thompson Reuters and SCOPUS, the articles are also offered for indexing to Google Scholar. We assign the DOI identification of Oeconomica Publishing House of the University of Economics in Prague to the published articles.


Organizing committee

  • PhDr. Ing. Antonín Pavlíček, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Mgr. Tomáš Sigmund, Ph.D.
  • Ing. Richard Antonín Novák, Ph.D.

Program committee

  • PaeDr. Anton Lisnik, Ph.D. – Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia
  • PhDr. Ing. Antonín Pavlíček, Ph.D. – University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Assoc. Prof. Andreja Pucihar, Ph.D. – University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Ing. Mgr. Tomáš Sigmund, Ph.D. – University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ing. Bogdan Tiganoaia, Ph.D. – Polytechnic University Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Sergey L. Yablochnikov – Russia

This year’s hosts

  • Silesian University Opava
  • University of South Bohemia
  • T-Mobile Czech Republic


Contact Person

PhDr. Ing. Antonín Pavlíček, Ph.D., e-mail:


Katedra systémové analýzy VŠE
Náměstí W. Churchilla 4
130 67 Praha 3


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