Information Technology University (ITU) is hosting the 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2017 from 16th to 19th November this year. The four-day conference will be held at Avari Hotel in Lahore.
ICTD is the world’s premier conference examining the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, economic and political development. Held in cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (ACM SIGCAS), the research conference reflects the multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral nature of ICTD work, with representation from a broad range of areas including anthropology, communication, computer science, design, economics, electrical engineering, geography, global health, information science, political science and sociology. Representatives from academia, industry, civil society, and government will be present at the event.
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The ICTD conferences have been taking place approximately every 18 months since 2006. The conference has previously been held in Cape Town (South Africa), Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA), London (UK), Atlanta, Georgia (USA), Doha (Qatar), Berkeley, California (USA), Bangalore (India) and Singapore.
More than 100 professors and researchers from around the world and over 100 local professors and academics have confirmed their participation in the event. Dr. Umar Saif, founding Vice Chancellor of ITU and Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board, will be the General Conference Chair while the Program Committee Chairs include Dr. Richard Anderson, Professor at the University of Washington, and Dr. Carleen Maitland, Professor at Penn State University in the United States.
Accepted notes will be presented at the conference as posters and the top notes will be invited for oral presentations. All accepted full papers and notes will be made available in the ACM Digital Library.
ITU is a public sector university in Pakistan. The university houses 14 applied research centers which are working towards R&D of sustainable and affordable ICT solutions for unique problems being faced by underdeveloped communities.