Submissions Invited to Address Question of “ICT and Climate Change – What Can We Do?”

IFIP Technical Committee 9 (TC9) has announced a Call for Papers for its biennial Human Choice and Computers (HCC) Conference, HCC13, to be held in Poznan, Poland on 19-21 September 2018.

With the theme, “This Changes Everything”, HCC13 will explore a broad range of issues and potential solutions relating to Climate Change and Sustainability, in keeping with TC9’s focus on ICT and Society.

The last HCC conference, HCC 12, created headlines around the world last year for its exploration of the topic of Technology and Intimacy. In 2018, HCC13 will take place as part of the IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC18), to be held from 17-21 September.

Conference Chair, Professor David Kreps, said HCC13 will provide a platform for all the various Working Groups within TC9 to explore issues of interest to them under the central theme, with significant focus on ways to address climate change.

“Climate Change is arguably the most significant challenge in the world today with impacts on every walk of life,” he said.  “This conference attempts to address all the issues that are associated with climate change, the economic, social and political issues as they relate to information and communications technologies, which are arguably both a cause and potentially a solution for many of the problems we are facing today.”

Professor Kreps said TC9 is keen to hear from experts across industry and academia to share their knowledge and stimulate discussion about how ICTs can help to address climate change.

“We hope the panel discussions and other opportunities for engagement will generate new ideas and thinking that will lead to the creation of a list at the end of the conference of new work and outcomes to begin to address in new and creative ways some of the issues we face,” he said.

HCC13 Conference Tracks

Submissions are invited in line with the overall theme as well as the following streams:

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

Papers are due by 15th January 2018. For more information, visit