ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT 2021)


9-11 September 2021, Rome, Italy

Roma

All accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the following special issues:


Please refer to the "Authors" page of this web for more details about submissions.

Call for Regular Papers

The GoodIT conference seeks papers describing significant research contributions related with the application of IT technologies to social good. Social good is typically defined as an action that provides some sort of benefit to the general public. Papers should not exceed 6 pages (US letter size) double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. GoodIT solicits papers that address important research challenges related with, but not limited to:

  • IT for education
  • Data Science
  • Digital solutions for Cultural Heritage
  • Data sensing, processing, and persistency
  • Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
  • Health and social care
  • IT for development
  • Privacy and trust issues and solutions
  • Sustainable cities and transportation
  • Smart governance and e-administration
  • IT for smart living
  • Technology addressing the digital divide
  • IT for automotive
  • Frugal solutions for IT
  • Ethical computing
  • Decentralized approaches to IT
  • Citizen science
  • Socially responsible IT solutions
  • Sustainable IT
  • Social informatics
  • Civic intelligence

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 6th, 2021 CLOSED!
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2021 July 9, 2021.
  • Camera Ready: July 10, 2021 July 23, 2021.



Call for Special Tracks Papers

The GoodIT conference has also 10 special tracks that focus on more specific topics. Papers for special tracks should not exceed 6 pages (US letter size) double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format.

The special tracks are the following:

Special Track on User Engagement in IoT Systems

Luca Bedogni - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Federico Montori - Università di Bologna, Italy
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Special Track on AI for tackling dis/misinformation during Pandemics

John William Walker - Nottingham Trent University, UK
Ahmed Elmesiry - University of South Wales, UK
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Special Track on Information Technology against COVID19

Andrea Masciadri - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marcos Baez - Lion University, France
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Special Track on BlockchAin aNd DecentralIzed Technologies for Social Good

Barbara Guidi, Università di Pisa, Italy
Laura Ricci, Università di Pisa, Italy
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Special Track on Serious Games to Improve Quality of Life

Antonio Rodà - Università di Padova, Italy
Antonio Origlia - Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Thomas Bjørner - Aalborg University, Denmark
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Special Track on ML on Embedded Devices: applications for Social Good

Marco Zennaro, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
Sandor Markon, Kobe Institute of Computing, Japan
Ahmet Onat, Sabanci University, Turkey
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Special Track on Disinformation Cybersecurity Risks and Responses

Andrea Melis - Università di Bologna, Italy
Laura Sartori - Università di Bologna, Italy
Thanassis Tiropanis - University of Southampton, UK
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Special Track on Good Health Tech

Paolo Perego - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Nima Taherinejad - Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Amir Aminifar - Lund University, Sweden
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Special Track on IT for Environmental Intelligence

Jose Maria Cecilia, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Mark Mulligan - King's College London, UK
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Special Track on ICT-enhanced Education with social impact

Sergio Martin - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Johann Marquez-Barja - University of Antwerp, Belgium
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Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 6th, 2021 CLOSED!
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2021 July 9, 2021.
  • Camera Ready: July 10, 2021 July 23, 2021.



Call for Work in Progress and PhD Track Papers

Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna, Italy)
Kevin Bouchard (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada)

Inside GoodIT, the Work-in-Progress and PhD Track provides an opportunity to showcase interesting new work that is still at an early stage. We encourage practitioners and researchers to submit to the Work-in-Progress venue as it provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting feedback on early-stage work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Moreover, this track provides a platform for PhD students to present and receive feedback on their ongoing research. Students at different stages of their research will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research questions, goals, methods and results. This is an opportunity to obtain guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and other PhD students working in research areas related to technologies for social good.

Important: For this specific track, papers must not exceed 4 pages (US letter size) double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format.

Topics of interests

Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

  • IT for education
  • Data Science
  • Digital solutions for Cultural Heritage
  • Data sensing, processing, and persistency
  • Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
  • Health and social care
  • IT for development
  • Privacy and trust issues and solutions
  • Sustainable cities and transportation
  • Smart governance and e-administration
  • IT for smart living
  • Technology addressing the digital divide
  • IT for automotive
  • Frugal solutions for IT
  • Ethical computing
  • Decentralized approaches to IT
  • Citizen science
  • Socially responsible IT solutions
  • Sustainable IT
  • Social informatics
  • Civic intelligence

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June 6th, 2021 CLOSED!
  • Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2021 July 9, 2021.
  • Camera Ready: July 10, 2021 July 23, 2021.

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