18th IFIP Working Group 9.4 Conference on the Implications of Information and Communication Technologies for Development 

Conference dates: 20-22 May 2024
Conference Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Extended Paper Submission Deadline: 22 November 2023 (23:59:59 AoE)

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ifipwg94capetown

Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/ifip94capetown2024/

Theme: “Reshaping an Unequal World Through Social Justice and Digital Technologies”

In a world where digital technologies have become the linchpin of global progress, a stark reality has emerged: a society characterized by inequalities and injustice. The glaring inequality in the distribution of essential resources, as exemplified by the unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, was underscored by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during the New Global Financing Pact summit in Paris, France, in June 2023[1]. It serves as a reminder of the enduring disparities that define our world.

Digital technologies remain a force with the potential to disrupt existing power structures and democratise access to opportunities. They have empowered communities to engage in social, political, and economic spheres that were once out of reach. The impact of digital technologies has extended to catalysing global social justice movements and creating platforms for marginalised voices. Yet, the transformative potential of technology is nuanced and replete with complexities.

The 18th Working Group 9.4 Conference of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP WG 9.4) gathers scholars and practitioners dealing with how ICT affects social development. The conference theme, “Reshaping an Unequal World Through Social Justice and Digital Technologies,” aims to initiate the journey to explore digital technology’s multifaceted role in forging a more equitable and just world. The conference aims to provide a platform for rigorous discourse, innovative solutions, and collaborative endeavours that leverage the potential of digital technologies to tackle global inequalities and champion social justice.

We invite you to submit full research papers and short papers to the 18th International Conference on the Implications of Information and Digital Technologies for Development. Papers are invited to be submitted to the following 15 tracks. Track 12 welcomes research papers and short papers in indigenous African languages related to the conference theme in general. Short papers in English should be submitted to all other tracks.

Conference Tracks

  1. Artificial Intelligence, Inequalities, and Human Rights (Chairs: Scholtz Brenda; De’ Rahul)
  2. Technology & Social Justice (Chairs: George Essah Yaw Okai)
  3. Diverse and Inclusive Digital Transformation (Chair: Agangiba Millicent) 
  4. ICT in Displacement and Conflict Zones: Ideas, Disconnects, & Innovations (Chairs: Faheem Hussain, Suzana Brown)
  5. Giving Voice to Marginalised Perspectives in IS Research (Chair: Bojelo Mooketsi, Tope Samuel Adeyelure)
  6. Human-Computer Interaction for Ethical Value Exchange and Social Inclusion (Chair: Patrick Chikumba, Mmatshuene Anna Segooa, Liezel Cilliers)
  7. Smart Collaborations & Crowdsourcing (Chair: Adheesh Budree)
  8. Philosophical, Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Researching ICT4D (Chairs: Jaco Renken, Odoyo Collins Otieno)
  9. ICT Curriculum and Education (Chair: Maureen Tanner)
  10. Information and Computer Security (Chair: Thinyane, Mamello)
  11. Digital Inclusion through e-Government (Chair: Harminder Singh)
  12. Research in Indigenous African Languages (Chair: Wallace Chigona)
  13. Digitalisation for Indigenous Emancipation (Chair: Pitso Tsibolane)
  14. Digital Platforms in the Global South (Chairs: Michael Zimba, Shaun Pather)
  15. General Track (Chairs: Jaco Renken, Ricardo Gómez)

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Pitso Tsibolane, University of Cape Town
  • Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town

Programme Co-Chairs

  • Wallace Chigona, University of Cape Town
  • Salah Kabanda, University of Cape Town

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2024

Extended Submission deadline: 22 November 2023

Decision notification: 15 January 2024

Submission of final (revised) papers: 15 February 2024

Contact details

E-mail: ifip94capetown@gmail.com

Accepted papers will be published by Springer.

Important notice for Authors from IFIP

All paper authors MUST take note of the author Code of Conduct

Important notice for Reviewers from IFIP

All reviewers MUST take note of the reviewer Code of Conduct

Conference Committee Members*

Agangiba, Millicent                               University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana

Alejano Cataldo                                   Universidad de Talca, Chile

Alexandre Graeml                                Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Andrea Jiménez Cisneros                   Sheffield University, UK

Angsana Techatassanasoontorn         Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Arunima Sehgal Mukherjee                 University of Oslo, Norway

Arlene Bailey                                       University of the West Indies

Becky Faith                                          Institute of Development Studies, UK

Brian Nicholson                                   The University of Manchester, UK

Carla Bonina                                        University of Surrey, UK

Chidi Ononiwu                                     American University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Christopher, Foster.                             The University of Manchester, UK

Desireé Cranfield.                                Swansea University, UK

Devendra Thapa                                  University of Agder, Norway

Diaz Andrade, Antonio                         University of Agder, Norway

Eduardo Diniz Fundação Getúlio Vargas  Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Brazil

Faheem Hussain                                  The State University of New York

George Essah Yaw Okai                      University of Mines and Technology, Ghana

Harminder Singh                                  Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Isabella, Rega                                      Bournemouth University, UK

Jaco Renken                                        The University of Manchester, UK

John Mulyata.                                       Swansea University, Wales, UK

John Otieno Oredo.                              University of Nairobi, Kenya

Bennett Kankuzi                                   Malawi University of Science & Technology, Malawi

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson                  Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Maria Garrido.                                      University of Washington, USA

Michael, Best.                                      Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Michael Zimba                                      Malawi University of Science and Technology

Mira Slavova                                        University of Warwick, UK

Mumin Abubakre                                  Loughborough University, UK

Munyaradzi Maravanyika                     Namibia University, Namibia

Ndiege, Joshua Rumo A                      United States International University-Africa, Kenya

Odoyo Collins Otieno                           Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

Øystein Sæbø                                      University of Agder, Norway

Patrick Chikumba                                 Malawi University of Business & Applied Sciences

Peter Meso                                           Florida  Gulf State University, USA

Petter Nielsen                                      University of Oslo, Norway

PJ Wall  Trinity                                     College Dublin, Ireland

Rahul Dé                                              Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

Ricardo Gómez                                    University of Washington, USA

Richard Heeks                                     The University of Manchester, UK

Stan Karanasios                                   RMIT University, Australia

Steven Sam.                                        Brunel University, UK

Suzana Brown                                      The State University of New York

Ibrahim Inuwa                                      American University of Nigeria

Thinyane, Mamello.                              University of South Australia

Tony Roberts                                        Institute of Development Studies, UK

Wiredu Gamel                                      Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration

Sue Conger                                          University of Dallas, Irving, TX, USA

William Agangiba                                 University of Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Funmi Adebesin                                   University of Pretoria, South Africa

Nozibele Gcora                                    University of Pretoria, South Africa

Tendani Mawela                                   University of Pretoria, South Africa

Stella Bvuma                                        University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Hossana Twinomurinzi                         University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Siyabonga Mhlongo                             University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Irwin Brown                                          University of Cape Town, South Africa

Van Belle, Jean-Paul                            University of Cape Town, South Africa

 Lisa Seymour                                      University of Cape Town, South Africa

Ayanda Pekane                                    University of Cape Town, South Africa

Adheesh Budree                                  University of Cape Town, South Africa

Gwamaka Mwalemba                          University of Cape Town, South Africa

Maureen Tanner                                   University of Cape Town, South Africa

Pitso Tsibolane                                     University of Cape Town, South Africa

Salah Kabanda.                                   University of Cape Town, South Africa

Eduan Kotzé                                        University of the Free State, South Africa

Brenda Scholtz                                     Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Mathias Mujinga                                   University of South Africa, South Africa

Sunet Eybers                                       University of South Africa, South Africa

Ian Sanders                                          University of South Africa, South Africa

Judy Van Biljon.                                    University of South Africa, South Africa

Frank Makoza                                      Cape Peninsula University of Technology, S. Africa

Matthew Olusegun Adigun                   University of Zululand, South Africa

Billy Mathias Kalema                           University of Mpumalanga, South Africa

Nobert Jere                                          Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

Shaun Pather                                       University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Mmatshuene Anna Segooa                 Tswane University of Technology, South Africa

Tope Samuel Adeyelure                       Tswane University of Technology, South Africa

Liezel Cilliers                                       Fort Hare University, South Africa

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