A Joint Working Conference of IFIP Working Groups 8.2, 9.1 and 9.4 was successfully organised in an online mode from 10-11 December 2020.

The conference took the theme, “The future of digital work: The challenge of inequality”, garnering enthusiastic participation from 108 scholars across 29 countries.

Twenty-two papers were presented in eight presentation sessions and 42 research-in-progress papers were discussed as part of eight paper development sessions. The conference also featured various keynote addresses and panel discussions, including:

  • Renowned social worker and activist, Renana Jhabvala, who delivered a keynote address on “Overcoming Gender Inequality in a Digital World”; and
  • Michael Barrett of University of Cambridge, who presented a keynote on “Riskscapes and the scaling of Digital Innovation”.
  • Attendees were also treated to two panel discussions on: “Delivery of Digital Services to Citizens” and “AI in Healthcare”.

The proceedings of the conference were released as a book published by Springer in the AICT series. The RIP papers were also distributed as a separate proceedings file.