ITU To Host ICTD Pakistan 2017 Conference in Lahore

The Information Technology University will host the 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Pakistan 2017 in Lahore from 16th to 19th November this year.

At the ICTD, researchers and practitioners can present their work and avail the opportunity to network with more professionals in related fields.

July 14, 2017 has been set as the deadline for the submission of short papers. Those who qualify will be given the opportunity to  present their notes at the conference. Their presentations will also 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 sectorial 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 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.

Since 2006, ICTD conferences have been held at Berkeley, CA (USA), Bangalore (India), Doha (Qatar), London (United Kingdom), Atlanta, GA (USA), Cape Town, (South Africa), Singapore and Ann Arbor, MI (USA).