The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD), organized every 12-18 months, brings together researchers and practitioners working across domains, sectors, and disciplines to study the role of ICT in social, political, and economic development.
The conference, held in cooperation with ACM SIGCAS, invites participation from a highly diverse and distinguished group of scholarly researchers working in domains such as education, global health, agriculture, gender equality, digital financial services, internet access, and many more. Topics include local use and adaptations of electronic technology, technology design and deployments, analysis of development-related data, evaluation of development programs, and others, all at the intersection of ICTs and global development.
First organized at the University of California Berkeley, USA, in 2006, the eleventh ICTD is currently being planned, likely to be held mid-June, 2020. In the past, the conference has been hosted at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2019, India), Information Technology University (2017, Pakistan), University of Michigan (2016, USA), Nanyang Technological University (2015, Singapore), University of Cape Town (2013, South Africa), Georgia Institute of Technology (2012, USA), Royal Holloway, University of London (2010, UK), Carnegie Mellon University in Doha (2009, Qatar), and Microsoft Research in Bangalore (2007, India).
In addition to research presentations by scholars from prominent academic institutions across the world, the conference program includes keynotes, demos, posters, and interactive Open Sessions allowing for dialog and discussions among groups of researchers and practitioners.