Call for Papers

Conference theme: “Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning”

Deadline Jan 15, 2019:

The Working Group 3.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), in collaboration with other TC3 WGs, gathers researchers, students, teachers, NGOs, entrepreneurs and policy makers that deal with the issue on ICT, education, and learning, especially in the Global South. The theme for the upcoming 2019 IFIP TC3.4 working conference is “Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning”.  

The technology-led future requires local education systems to promptly seize the opportunities to accelerate provision of required skills to support innovation policies. These skills are developed in the education from early on and therefore, quality education and further training for teachers is crucial. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) offer exciting opportunities to strengthen education capacities in Global South and to produce professionals who are competent in ICT related fields.

The conference theme of “Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning” seeks to promote and encourage discussion on different facets of ICT education and learning initiatives, its promises, potentials, and challenges for sustainable development. We are interested in flexible, open and agile arrangements especially in the Global South, but also the cases and examples among special groups, such as disabled people or refugees, in other countries.

We invite contributions (theoretical, applied and practical case studies) that show how the design and implementation of ICT or informatics education and learning at different levels of the educational system can enhance sustainability of ICT, education and learning. Topics and related questions of interest for the track include the following but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical or methodological approaches for understanding informatics education design and implementation.
  • Design of IS curriculum
  • Peer and collaborative learning in informatics
  • Pedagogical approaches to teaching specific informatics courses
  • Case studies of workplace learning related to information systems
  • Information systems competencies in workplace settings
  • Case studies of E-learning related to information systems
  • The importance of human-computer interaction in ICT education
  • Human-centered design and evaluation in ICT education
  • Usability and User Experience in E-learning
  • Ecosystem approach to ICT4D and education
  • Identifying limitations in I, C & T skills and finding capacities
  • Intersections between ICT4D and information intensive areas (health care, services etc)
  • Best practices in multisector/discipline approaches in capacity building
  • Exploring buy-in and sourcing to use information and ICT
  • ICT4D and data utilization in decision-making
  • Regional and local educational policies to promote IT adoption at schools
  • Alternatives for school managers to promote IT in administrative and teaching tasks
  • Digital technologies and social inclusion
  • Mobile technologies and social networks
  • Case studies of communities of practice powered by technologies
  • Digital Literacies for the mobility of labor and capital
  • Closing the gap: women and girls in ICT
  • Case studies of ICT contributing to sustainable social futures

Extended abstracts (3-4 pages) should be sent by Jan 15, 2019
Decision about acceptance to authors is sent by 15 Feb, 2019
Full papers (8-10 pages) for the use of a preceding conference book of abstracts/papers by 15 March, 2019
Final proceedings of selected papers will be published after the conference

The submission Web page for SUZA2019 is