Wednesday, March 25th, 2020-
Friday, March 27th, 2020


9AM - 6PM

Casa Silva Mendes, Estrada do Engenheiro Trigo No 4,
Macau SAR, China

Conference | IDIA 2020 organized by UNU-CS

The 11th International Development Informatics Association conference (IDIA2020) will take place in Macau from 25 – 27 March 2020. It is organized by the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society under the theme “The more things change …”

Change is indeed the one constant in our lives. Over the years there has been major social, economic, political, and technological transformation around the world. How has the ICT4D field changed as a result; and how is it changing both in response to and in order to respond to the transforming technology and sustainable development landscape? What have been the substantial impacts, either positive or negative, of technology and ICT4D on the state of global poverty and inequality? What has worked, what has not worked, and what are the good practices in specific local contexts? And as new frontier technologies “promise” new solutions to old challenges across each of the Sustainable Development Goals, what is the critical evidence on the actual impacts of these technologies on sustainable development in both resource-constrained and wealthy societies?

We invite researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the world interested in issues of technology and sustainable development, to participate in IDIA2020 and to make full paper or workshop submissions by 16th August 2019.

We invite submissions of full papers of between 12 to 15 pages, formatted according to the Springer’s CCIS one-column page format template. Only original, unpublished, research papers in English can be considered. The technical program committee will evaluate papers on the basis of their originality, methodological rigour, significance, clarity, and relevance to the conference theme. We encourage submission of papers that draw out clear implications, and actionable guidance both to practitioners and policy makers within the ICT4D domain.

Full papers will undergo a double blind, peer review by at least three reviewers with the possibility that accepted papers will be published in a Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) volume. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for inclusion in ISI Proceedings. Previous years’ conference proceedings have been published in a Springer CCIS volume.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit 2-page policy briefs based on their paper. These will be reviewed by the conference organizers for possible inclusion in a United Nations University published policy brief volume.


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Important Dates

Paper submission: 16 August 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2019
Camera-ready papers submission: 13 December 2019
Conference: 25 – 27 March 2020

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