IFIP WG8.6 is planning to organise its next conference on the theme, “Re-Imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation”.

To be held at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India from 17-19 December 2020, the conference will focus on understanding the diffusion and adoption of emerging information technologies and systems which are expected to have substantial impact on future economic development of society, organisations and individuals. 

Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech Applications, Internet of Things and Social Media have great potential to contribute to organisational and societal reforms. Thus, for the past couple of years, the scholarly body has been showing a sincere interest in the understanding of adoption, usage, impact, and potential of the aforementioned technologies on individuals, societies and organisations. 

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from inter-disciplinary areas for the enrichment of scholarly deliberations on the adoption, usage, impact and potential of emerging technologies. To achieve this goal, we invite scholars and practitioners to present their ideas and findings at the event. Theoretical and empirical papers employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or critical methods are welcomed. We welcome submissions with the following broader tracks. 

  1. Artificial Intelligence/AS 
  2. Blockchain 
  3. Smart Cities and Digital Government 
  4. Internet of Things 
  5. Fin-Tech Applications
  6. Social Media 
  7. Big Data and Analytics 
  8. Cloud Computing
  9. Healthcare IT 
  10. Emerging technology in consumer decision making and choice 
  11. Mobile Applications 
  12. Conference theme 
  13. General adoption and diffusion




  • Paper Submission Opens: 15 August 2019


    • Paper Submission Deadline: 15 May 2020
    • Authors Notification: 30 June 2020
    • Final Submission: 31 July 2020


  • Early Bird Registration: 31 August 2020


  • Conference Dates: 17–19 December 2020


Authors should submit original, unpublished research papers. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer Nature and indexed in the Scopus database.