The 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference is shaping up as one of the highlights of this year’s WCC2018 program in Poznan, Poland in September.

The major conference of IFIP Technical Committee 9 (Human Choice and Computers), HCC13 has taken the theme, “This Changes Everything”, with presentations exploring the ways in which technology is changing the world and recreating how we live.

With a particular focus on the critical issue of global warming and climate change, HCC13 will consider how ICTs can play a fundamental role in the improvement of the education, understanding and explanation of climate change and issues of sustainability, as well as examining progress on issues such as gender equality, medical advances and digital equity in a highly technological society.

The conference will feature a live screening of Naomi Klein’s movie, “This Changes Everything” on the evening of Thursday 20 September. The movie, inspired by the book of the same name, explores the premise that confronting the climate crisis could be the best chance we’ll ever get to create a better world.

Filmed over four years in nine countries, “This Changes Everything” showcases the experiences of seven communities struggling to deal with the real-life impacts of global warming and climate change.

Conference tracks include:

  • Societal Implications, Effects and Impacts of Artificial Intelligence
  • Critical Issues Beyond the ICT Context in Codes of Conduct/Ethics
  • Our Digital Lives
  • This Changed Everything – the History of Computing
  • Gender in ICT
  • ICT and Sustainability
  • Climate Risk, Cyber-Security and the Dark Web
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Automation
  • ICT and an Inclusive Society

As a practical application of sustainability principles being considered during the conference, the IFIP eWaste Action Group will meet on the afternoon of Friday 21 September and is open to anyone interested in participating.