The CfP for ICTD 2020 is out!

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*From: *Nicola Dell <>
*Subject: **ICTD 2020 Call For Papers*
*Date: *August 29, 2019 at 8:24:47 AM EDT
*Cc: *Indrani Medhi <>

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*ICTD 2020*
****Call for Papers*** <>*
Deadline for submission of full papers: *December 20th, 2019*
Conference will be held in June, 2020

The 11th International Conference on *Information and Communication
Technologies and Development (ICTD 2020)* invites you to submit your work.
To be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCAS, ICTD 2020 will provide an
international forum for scholarly researchers to explore the role of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of social,
political, and economic development. The conference will be in June 2020,
with the exact dates and location finalized and announced shortly.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become more
pervasive in the lives of people around the world. They are being used in
various facets of daily life ranging from economics to health care,
education to governance, family life to artistic expression. Diverse groups
across the world interact with, are impacted by, and can shape the design
of these technologies. The ICTD conference provides a forum for analyzing,
critiquing, refining, and inventing new ways in which individuals,
communities, and societies interact with and make use of these tools and
platforms. There are multidisciplinary challenges associated with the
design, engineering, application, and adoption of ICTs in low- and
middle-income regions and/or other resource-constrained settings, with
implications for design, policy, and practice.

For the purposes of this conference, the term “ICT” comprises electronic
technologies for information processing and communication, as well as
systems, use of big data, interventions, and platforms built on such
technologies. “Development” includes, but is not restricted to, poverty
alleviation, education, agriculture, healthcare, communication, gender
equality, governance, infrastructure, environment, and sustainability. The
conference program will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD
research and publishing traditions, with anticipated contributions from
fields including (but not limited to) anthropology, computer science,
communication, data science, design, economics, electrical engineering,
geography, HCI, information systems, political science, public health, and

An ICTD Full Paper must make a new and complete research contribution,
articulate how it is advancing the field of ICTD, and provide complete and
substantial support for its results and conclusions. All submissions must
be original work; the submitter must clearly document any overlap with
previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the
authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for
rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with
proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for rejection.
Contact the papers chairs ( if there are questions
about this policy. Papers will be evaluated via double-blind peer review by
a multidisciplinary panel of at least three reviewers, one of whom will
come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to ensure broad

Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no author
names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers should avoid
revealing their identity in the text. When referring to your previous work,
do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else. Only
blind the reference itself in the (unusual) case that a third-person
reference is infeasible. Publication as a technical report or in an online
repository does not constitute a violation of this policy. Contact the
papers chairs ( if you have any questions. Papers
that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

Submissions that describe experiments with human subjects, that analyze
data derived from human subjects, or that otherwise may put humans at risk

   - Disclose whether the research received an approval or waiver from each
   of the authors' institutional ethics review boards (IRB) if applicable.
   - Discuss steps taken to ensure that participants and others who might
   have been affected by an experiment were treated ethically and with respect.

If a paper raises significant ethical concerns, it might be rejected based
on these concerns.

Submitted papers may include up to 10 pages of text (including figures and
tables) and up to 3 pages of appendices (if appropriate). References do not
count towards these page limits. Reviewers are not required to read
appendices. Papers should be submitted in the two-column CHI 2020
proceedings format (templates available for
 or Microsoft Word
Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay
special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create
problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe
Reader 9 and when printed in black and white. Submissions will be checked
for conformance to these requirements. Failure to adhere to the page limit
and formatting requirements are grounds for rejection without review.

During submission of a research paper, the submission site will request
information about conflicts of interest of the paper's authors with program
committee (PC) members. It will be the responsibility of all authors of a
paper to identify all and only their potential conflict-of-interest PC
members, according to the following definitions. A paper author has a
conflict of interest with a PC member when and only when one or more of the
following conditions holds:

   - The PC member is a co-author of the paper.
   - The PC member has been a co-worker in the same company or university
   within the past two years.
   - For student interns, the student is conflicted with their supervisors
   and with members of the same research group. If the student no longer works
   for the organization, then they are not conflicted with a PC member from
   the larger organization.
   - The PC member has been a collaborator within the past two years.
   - The PC member is or was the author's primary thesis advisor, no matter
   how long ago.
   - The author is or was the PC member's primary thesis advisor, no matter
   how long ago.
   - The PC member is a relative or close personal friend of the author.

For any other situation where the authors feel they have a conflict with a
PC member, they must explain the nature of the conflict to the PC chairs,
who will mark the conflict if appropriate. Papers with incorrect or
incomplete conflict of interest information are subject to rejection.

Submission site coming soon.

Papers will be archived by default in the ACM Digital Library (unless
otherwise requested by authors). Authors are responsible for obtaining
appropriate publication clearances. At least one of the authors of each
accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference.

*December 20th, 2019: Deadline for submitting full papers*
February 15th, 2020: Notification of acceptance or rejection
March 20, 2020: Camera-ready papers due
June, 2020: Presentations at ICTD 2020
*All submissions are due at 8pm, Anywhere on Earth*

Contact the papers chairs if you have any

Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech)
Indrani Medhi Thies (Microsoft Research)

Michael Best (Georgia Tech)
Dorothea Kleine (Univ. of Sheffield),
Nithya Sambasivan (Google),
Janaki Srinivasan (Int'l Inst. of Information Technology, Bangalore),
Kentaro Toyama (Univ. of Michigan),
Joseph Muliaro Wafula (Jomo Kenyatta Univ. of Agriculture and Technology)

*(The language in this CFP uses material from prior calls and other
conference CFPs.) *
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