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Health and wellbeing are a major foundation for sustainable development as enshrined in the sustainable development goals (SDG).  The connection between good health and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is well reflected in the UN 2030 SDG.

Thus, the International Information Technology and Economic Development Association (IITEDA) will convene its 7th annual International Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development (ICITED) under the theme, Information & Communication Technology for Health and Wellbeing.

ICITED2020 will bring an array of participants and stakeholders from public and private sectors, academia, and professionals in the field of health, communication, media, developmental partners, donor agencies, and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Participants will present evidence of scholarly inquiries, present best practices from case studies, converse about potential partnerships, and offer fresh insights and suggestions on the role of Information & Communication Technology for improving health and wellbeing. It will also report and discuss: ICT services for fulfilling objective 3 of the sustainable development goals (health and wellbeing); it will consider the role of universities, colleges, and schools in training an information and communication technology savvy workforce appropriate for achieving health and wellbeing; it will discuss the problems, fears, and prospects encountered by nations, communities and agencies in adopting ICTs for improving health and wellbeing. It will discuss socio-technical dynamics of ICT adoption and use for accomplishing UN Goal 3 of the sustainable development goals (health and wellbeing).

Dates: 16-18 November 2020

Venue: Uturu – a city in Abia State known for educational aspirations.

Collaboration: IITEDA and Gregory University

Chairs: Professor Abel Usoro, IITEDA and Professor Gregory Ibeh, Gregory

University.

Theme: Information & Communication Technology for Sustainable Health and Wellbeing.

Sub-themes

  • ICT and global maternal mortality
  • ICT and child killer diseases
  • ICT and epidemics of communicable diseases such as coronavirus, AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases
  • ICT and substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse, harmful use of alcohol and tobacco
  • ICT and road traffic accidents
  • ICT and universal access to sexual as well as reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education,
  • ICT and universal health coverage
  • ICT and deaths as well as illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.
  • ICT and health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries

and small island developing States

  • ICT and strengthen the capacity for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.

Important Dates

  • First submission – 15 Jun 2020
  • Feedback on submission – 7 Jul 2020
  • Final submission due – 30 Sep 2020
  • Early Bird registration deadline – 30 Oct 2020
  • Conference – 9-11 Dec 2019

Submissions:

Please submit an electronic copy through the EasyChair

Submission guidelines

The conference accepts extended abstracts but it is recommended that after the feedback from the review process and your presentation at the conference, you may submit the full paper to any of the Journals associated with this conference. A book of abstracts with an ISBN will be published for accepted submissions.

Your abstract should be 600 words maximum excluding references and should be broken into (a) the gap in knowledge or research question, (b) the purpose of your work, (c) design/methodology/approach, (d) findings, (e) implications/value/originality, (f) limitations (if applicable) and future work, (g) keywords (maximum 6), paper type (theoretical or empirical). You can also submit work in progress and follow the above format as much as possible.

Submissions should follow the style recommended by the American Psychological Associations (APA) Publication Manual. The language of the conference and related publications is English. Each accepted submission must be presented at the conference in person or by Skype and be accompanied by a paid registration.

Submission Panel or Workshop: The conference will feature sessions on topics of special interest. To propose a panel, contact the program chair (Dr Efetobor Elijah info4eli@yahoo.com +234 803 294 1977) and provide the session topic and a list of 3-5 potential panelists. To propose a workshop, contact the program chair with a short description of the proposed workshop.