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IFIP TC9 Announces Call for Papers for HCC13

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

Monday 30 October 2017 – The International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) 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. It is run by IFIP’s Technical Committee 9 (TC9) which addresses the area of 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


About IFIP

IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.


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