IFIP Working Group 8.6 – which is focused on the diffusion, adoption and implementation of ICT – has announced dates for its 2019 conference and invited aspiring presenters to submit papers for consideration.

To be held at Accra in Ghana from 21-22 June 2019, the event will explore the topic of “ICT Unbounded, Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption”.

The conference is intended to be a forum for scholar, practitioners and doctoral students interested in the diffusion of technology to exchange ideas and collaborate with members of the IFIP community.  

Potential topics include:

  • Desirable outcomes from technology adoption in developing countries
  • Unintended consequences of technology adoption and how to address technostress and cybercrime
  • Diffusion and effect of information technology for developing economies
  • Diffusion, transfer, and implementation of both mature and immature smart information technologies and systems in organizations and countries
  • Transfer of technology to be incorporated in systems for customers and clients
  • Design, adoption and diffusion of technology in the emergency management, health, entertainment, government, political and criminal justice sectors
  • Identification of risk factors and barriers to success in emerging technology adoption and strategies for addressing them
  • Methods to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and value of technology transfer programs and approaches
  • Case studies of technology transfer and diffusion to provide instances to guide research, development, and practice
  • Standards and intellectual property issues that inhibit or facilitate information technology transfer
  • Ethics in the adoption of Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, wearables and mobile technology

The deadline for paper submissions is 30 March 2019, with confirmation provided by 22 April.

All submission undergo double-blind peer-review. Full papers must not exceed 12 pages and short papers must not exceed seven single-spaced pages including all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. All submissions must be in PDF and should be clearly marked on the paper. Questions about submission should be emailed to richboateng@ug.edu.gh  or emmanuel.ayaburi@utrgv.edu. The conference will be preceded by a doctoral consortium to be chaired by Prof. H.R. Rao.