*From: *Nicola Dell <nixd...@cornell.edu>
*Date: *October 16, 2019 at 5:13:44 PM PDT
*To: *Neha Kumar <neha.ku...@gatech.edu>

*Now with confirmed location and dates!*

ICTD 2020
***Call for Papers***
Deadline for submission of full papers: December 20th, 2019
June 17-20th, ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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 held from June
17-20th in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador at the country’s leading
technical university – ESPOL.

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

*FULL PAPERS*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 (ictd2020pap...@gmail.com) 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 readability.

*ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION*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 (
ictd2020pap...@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Papers that are not
properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

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

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.

*PAGE LIMITS AND FORMATTING*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 LaTeX,
Overleaf 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.

*CONFLICTS OF INTEREST*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.

*CONFERENCE SUBMISSION SERVER *Submission site coming soon.

*PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATION*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.

*DATES AND DEADLINES*December 20th, 2019: Deadline for submitting full
February 15th, 2020: Notification of acceptance or rejection
March 20, 2020: Camera-ready papers due
June 17-20th: Presentations at ICTD 2020
All submissions are due at 8pm, Anywhere on Earth

Contact the papers chairs ictd2020pap...@gmail.com if you have any

*PAPERS CHAIRS*Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech)
Indrani Medhi Thies (Microsoft Research)

*ICTD STEERING COMMITTEE*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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