The ICT4S conferences bring together leading researchers in ICT for Sustainability with government and industry representatives, including decision-makers with an interest in using ICT for sustainability, researchers focusing on ICT effects on sustainability and developers of sustainable ICT systems or applications.

The theme of the 2018 conference, to be held on May 14-18, 2018 in Toronto, is “Thriving Communities”. The transformational power of ICT is essential to put our society on the path to sustainability. This potential could embrace all levels, from individuals to communities, from public sector to all industry sectors, from business goals to social aspirations and environmental objectives. ICT can bring people together to build thriving, resilient communities.

Papers relating to ICT for sustainability in a broad sense and papers developing this year’s theme (and beyond) are welcome, along with workshop proposals of traditional or unconventional formats for half-day or full-day workshops and submissions of high-quality extended abstracts for posters presenting late-breaking research or work in progress. Instructions for all types of submissions can also be found at the conference website.

Important Dates

Workshop proposals
Proposal submission deadline: Oct 15 2017
Proposal acceptance notification: Oct 22 2017

Paper & Journals First submissions
Abstracts deadline: Nov 7 2017
Full papers deadline: Nov 15 2017
Paper acceptance notification: Feb 1 2018
Camera-ready deadline: Mar 1 2018


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ICT research EPSRC surveyThe Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University has been commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to carry out a survey of staff and research postgraduates working or studying –presently or formerly–in disciplines that fall under EPSRC’s Information and Communications Technologies portfolio. 

Why do many women not continue a career in Computing/ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) research? What are the barriers faced by some minority groups, such as black and ethnic minorities, in pursuing a Computing/ICT research career? These are some of the questions included in this survey. EPSRC is investigating what the barriers are, how they manifest themselves and what can be done to support underrepresented groups in ICT. This starts with an an inclusive online survey across the whole ICT research community.

Take the survey before 28th February. 



The UK ICT Pioneers competition is an exciting and unique partnership between Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and key stakeholders that aims to recognise the most exceptional UK doctoral students in ICT-­related topics who are able to communicate and demonstrate the excellence and exploitation potential of their research. The 2015 competition is being sponsored by: Dstl, HP, EPSRC, BCS, BT, Facebook and Samsung.

The competition has opened and EPSRC are seeking entries from students enrolled at UK research institutions in the final two years of their doctoral training. They must be undertaking research in an ICT­related subject. Their doctoral training does not have to be funded by EPSRC to participate in this competition.

Each one of 4 category winners wins £2000 prize money and the overall winner collects an extra prize of £1000... making a total prize for this years winner of £3000!

Details for this years competition can be found at: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/ukictpioneers2015/ 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UKICTPioneers 

The competition closes on Thursday 16 April 2015.

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