IFIP Joint Working Conference – December 10-11, 2020 

IFIP Working Groups 8.2 (Information Systems and Organization), 9.1 (ICT and Work) and 9.4 (Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries) will stage a Joint Working Conference in Hyderabad, India on 10-11 December 2020. 

The theme for the conference will be “The future of digital work: the challenge of inequality”, with a focus on 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 the implications of digitalization in the developing world. 

The conference website will soon be available at www.ifipjwc2020.org 

Important Dates: 

May 27, 2020: Deadline to submit full papers and extended abstracts of research in progress

July 30, 2020: Notification of accepted papers 

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