The Information Technology University (ITU) will host four day 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Pakistan 2017 at Lahore from 16th to 19th November this year at Lahore. July 14, 2017, has been set a deadline for submission of short papers.
Accepted papers will be presented at the conference as posters and the top notes will be invited for oral presentations and will be made available in the ACM Digital Library.
The ICTD is a research conference that explores the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in global development
The conference reflects the multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral nature of ICTD work, with representation from a broad range of areas (anthropology, communication, computer science, design, economics, electrical engineering, geography, global health, information science, political science, sociology, and many others), as well as participation from academia, industry, civil society, and government.
The Information Technology University (ITU) and the Punjab IT Board (PITB) have been pioneers in developing, testing and scaling up ICT applications in areas of healthcare, education, agriculture and livestock, and governance.
The last decade has proven very significant in terms of progress for the IT industry in Pakistan. With the opening of incubators, accelerators and angel funding networks, there has been an exponential growth in tech startups coming out of Pakistan and raising venture funding from abroad.