SPT would like to share a call for papers for the 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference: ”This Changes Everything” – in conjunction with the World Computer Congress, 17th-21st September 2018, Poznan, Poland.

Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess

Conference Theme: “This Changes Everything.”

Track Chairs: David Kreps and Charles Ess

This Changes Everything. Many of us likely associate this phrase with Steve Jobs’ introduction of the iPhone in 2007. But there are clearly other candidates for the ”This,” e.g., the oncoming bioinformatics redesign of species or the fourth industrial revolution of artificially intelligent robots.  But ”This” is also, without question, the greatest challenge of our age: climate change.

Accordingly, the 13th Human Choice and Computers conference centers on the question: ICT and Climate Change – What Can We Do?
The Conference invites both academics and practitioners in the field of ICTs and Society to take stock of their engagements, review their focus, and assess what and how each and every one of us might be able to contribute to the transformations needed (and already beginning) in local, regional, national and international contexts, towards becoming the diverse, environmentally and socially conscious, and thriving communities.

We welcome submissions that speak directly and less directly to the conference theme. “This Changes Everything” implicates both climate change and the interrelated global challenges most central to the Working Groups of TC9 and its National Society representatives, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Submissions are also welcome, not just to the General Conference Track on change, but to the other foci of the Track Themes.  (For complete track descriptions, please see the extended CFP on the conference website, <http://www.hcc13.net>.)

Track themes:
* Societal implications, effects and impacts of artificial intelligence – Track Chairs: Diane Whitehouse and Christopher Zielinski (WG9.2)

* Including critical issues beyond the ICT context in codes of conduct/ethics – Track Chairs: Kai Kimppa and Penny Duquenoy (SIG9.2.2)

* Our digital lives – Track Chairs: Petros Chamakiotis and Brad McKenna (WG9.5)

* This changed everything – Track Chair: Christopher Leslie (WG9.7)

* Gender in ICT – Track Chairs: Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg and Johanna Sefyrin (WG9.8)

* ICT and sustainability – Track Chairs: Thomas Lennerfors and Per Fors (WG9.9)

* Climate risk, cyber-security, and the dark web – Track Chair: Louise Leenen (WG9.10)

* Privacy, data protection, and automation – Track Chair: Taro Komukai (Japan National Representative)

* ICT and an inclusive society – Track Chairs: Hossana Twinomurinzi and Jackie Phahlamohlaka (South Africa National Representative)

Full papers are invited that address the Conference Theme, or any of the above Track Themes. All papers will be subject to double-blind review. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to revise their work in keeping with reviewers’ comments prior to formatting, and inclusion in the Programme and Proceedings.
Travel, accommodation and all other details will be posted when available at

Submissions will be through Springer OCS Website, with proceedings published in the AICT Springer Book series immediately prior to the conference.

Important Dates:
Full paper deadline 15th January 2018
Reviews and revisions during February, March and April, 2018.
Final Papers by 30th April, 2018.