A reminder of the opportunity to submit papers for next year’s IFIP Joint Working Conference for WG 8.2 (Information Systems and Organization), WG 9.1 (ICT and Work) and WG 9.4 (Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries) in Hyderabad, India.

To run from 10-11 December, 2020, the Joint Working Conference will take the theme of “The future of digital work: the challenge of inequality.” 

The motivation for the Joint Working Conference lies in the widespread transformation of private and professional lives spearheaded by digitalisation. The conference will focus on the implications and challenges of digital transformation at individual, community, organizational, industry-wide and societal levels. 

Scholarly engagement with the theme is expected to instigate much-needed discussions related to the effect of digitalization on better or worse quality of life and work, social inclusion/exclusion, (non)discrimination, (un)employment, and civic (non)participation. 

With increasingly vocal proclamations of the consequences of digitalisation, there is a need for socially informed analysis of the uptake of digitalisation for work and everyday life in the manner traditionally promoted by all three of the IFIP working groups. 

By bringing together IFIP Working Groups 8.2, 9.1 and 9.4, the conference seeks to promote a timely discussion and analysis of the social pre-conditions, engagement and consequences of digitalization, with an emphasis on the changing world of work, organisations, and its implications in the developing world. 

The conference website can be found at www.ifipjwc2020.org 

Important Dates: 

May 27, 2020: Deadline for submitting full papers and extended abstracts of research-in progress

July 30, 2020: Notification of accepted papers 

December 10–11, 2020: Conference in Hyderabad, India