Ziga Turk

Ziga Turk

Keynote speaker at WEBIST 2010

Ĺ˝iga Turk is professor of design communication at the University of Ljubljana and Secretary General of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe (the "Gonzales wise men group") in Brussels. He was a minister for Growth in the Government of Slovenia and national Lisbon Strategy Coordinator during the Slovenian presidency of the EU. Dr. Turk was a visiting professor or lecturer in Stockholm, Zagreb, Istanbul and Cork. He has written over 120 scientific papers on the topic of the use of information and communication technology in construction, on representing design information, on design communication, open access scientific communication and on philosophical foundations of CAD. Since 1994 he was taking part in the Framework research projects, two larger ones he also coordinated. In the early 1990s he did pioneering work in Web search engines (evolving into CNET’s shareware.com) and in the introduction of the Web to the construction industry.