ICT Conference Calls for Submission of Papers for 2022 Edition

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Richard Anderson
General Chair of ICTD

The 12th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2022) to be held at the University of Washington in Seattle in the United States from June 20 to 22, 2022, is calling for the submission of research papers and notes.

Organisers of the conference plant to make the programme reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD research and publishing traditions, with anticipated contributions from fields including (but not limited to) anthropology, sociology, communication, geography, HCI, data science, design, economics, computer science, electrical engineering, information systems, political science, public health, and relevant different methodological approaches. Considering the character of the conference, papers need to address and appeal to a wider multidisciplinary audience.

The conference will examine how ICTs can facilitate different areas of people’s daily lives, ranging from economics to health care, education to governance, advocacy to work, family life to artistic expression.

Acceptable full paper must make a new research contribution and provide complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions.  they typically represent a major advance for the field of ICTD.

Full papers will be evaluated via double-blind peer review by a multidisciplinary panel of at least three readers, one of whom will come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to ensure broad readability.

Full papers will also be evaluated according to their novel research contribution, methodological soundness, theoretical framing and reference to related works, quality of analysis, quality of writing and presentation, and relevance to a broad audience of researchers. Manuscripts considering novel designs, new technologies, project assessments, policy analyses, impact studies, theoretical contributions, social issues around ICT and development, and so forth will be considered. The Conference also welcomes well-analyzed negative results from which generalizable conclusions can be drawn. Authors are encouraged to address the diversity of approaches in ICTD research by providing context, implications, and actionable guidance to researchers and practitioners beyond the authors’ primary domains.

Contributions should be more than six pages long. There is no hard paper-length limitation, but long papers without a proportional contribution are more likely to be rejected. Previous papers (if converted to the new ACM single-column format) would have run 14-18 pages in length.

Eligible papers must follow the ACM template and reference formatting available at: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow.

Notes, with a shorter six-page limit, are intended to introduce work-in-progress that may be published later in a journal, as well as to document shorter project write-ups. An ICTD Note should ideally be a more focused and succinct research contribution to the ICTD field than full papers.

For example, Notes on novel ICTD systems may not cover the entire design of the system but may instead go into depth in specific areas (e.g., how the system was evaluated with real users or how the formative work to create the system was conducted). Notes are also not expected to include a complete discussion of related work that is as broad as that of a submission to the Full Papers venue.

Notes will be evaluated by at least two multidisciplinary reviewers in a double-blind fashion and will be assessed according to their research contribution, methodological soundness, quality of analysis, and quality of writing, and presentation. Manuscripts considering novel designs, new technologies, project assessments, policy analyses, impact studies, theoretical contributions, social issues around ICT and development, and so forth will be considered.

Like full papers, notes must follow the ACM template and reference formatting available at: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow  

The submission portal for Full Papers and Notes will open around December 1, 2021 while submission deadline is January 5, 2022.

For more information, and to submit papers and notes, please visit: https://ictd.org/ictd2022/participate/call-for-papers/