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2020 IFIP WG 9.4 European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries 

10th – 11th June 2020
MediaCityUK, Salford Quays Online

The University of Salford is delighted to host the European Regional Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries online.

Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) attracts ethnographers, anthropologists, technologists, ethicists, and engineers interested in the issues around Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and international development. The work of the group often targets countries on the OECD DAC list of official development assistance recipients, but we are also interested in other communities or groups that are marginalised or disadvantaged in their relationships with technologies.

We seek contributions disseminating new and unpublished research from across the full range of interests within the working group.

IFIP 9.4 European Conference - Final Agenda


Call for Papers 

  • Submission: 29th February 2020
  • Notification to authors: 30th April
  • Deadline for Final Papers: 30th May 2020


Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and included in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP AICT series by SpringerNature.

All papers must be written in English. Submissions should be at most 12 pages long in total including references and appendices. We encourage authors to obtain and use a free ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier. ORCID hosts a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities to these identifiers.

Detailed Author Instructions are available at:

Submissions can be uploaded to the conference management system at:


Conference registration is now open.

Keynote Speakers

  • Terrance Fernando, University of Salford, UK
  • Ciara Heavin, University College Cork, Ireland


Academic Publishing for Early Career Researchers

  • Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Pamela Abbott, University of Sheffield, UK

Philosophical Approaches to ICT4D: The changing landscape

  • Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway
  • David Kreps, University of Salford, UK
  • Silvia Masiero, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dympna O’Sullivan, Technical University Dublin (Chair)