Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society
“ICT for a better life and a better world”
Paris, March 16 and 17, 2017

ICTO 2017 is the third version of ICTO international conference that attracts multidisciplinary contributions on information systems from the areas of organization, management, marketing, human resources, accounting, and supply chain mainly submitted by international scholars.
ICTO2017 is characterized by its friendly atmosphere that offers scholars the opportunity for high quality discussion and feedback, valuable networking opportunities both within the academic community and the international IS community.

Conference scope

Today, the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in shaping human activity in organizations and in society has become more and more prominent. But many decades after their introduction, the question remains:
What do we know about their design, their usage, and their impact? What have we learned after all these years of research?
This conference is concerned with these ICTs, shedding light on how they were, how they are, and how they will be understood, adopted, adapted, and used within organizations and more generally, within the society as a whole.
The main focus will be on how actors understand the potential of ICTs to support organizational activities and hence how they adopt and adapt these technologies to achieve their goals.
We are interested in different areas of the organization’s strategy through new business models, competitive strategies, knowledge management, etc. Specific areas are concerned such as marketing, human resource management, project management, operation management, innovation management, etc. These questions can de addressed both in private and public sector either national or international e.g. though development policies, in industry and services. We are also interested in how organization impact society through sustainable development and social responsibility. And finally, how ICTs use social media networks in the process of value co-creation.
We invite submissions in all areas of ICTs and organizations especially innovative, interesting and rigorously developed conceptual and empirical contributions.
We also encourage multi- or inter-disciplinary research.


Deadline paper submission: Nov 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance: Dec 30, 2016
Camera ready paper: Jan 15, 2017
Application for the Doctoral Consortium Dec 30, 2016
Doctoral Consortium: March 16, 2017
Conference: March 16-17, 2017

Submit a paper to ICTO 2017: http://icto2017.webs.com/track s-papers-submission

The major areas of research the ICTO traditionally cover are:

 ICT usage for managing or disrupting the tensions, contradictions and paradoxes in complex social problems
 Affordance and constraints of ICT that create or worsen complex social problems
 The role of Big data in socio and economic development
 e-Government and democracy
 Open disaster risk data and minimization of the effect of disaster
 ICT and urban service delivery
 Social networking and health care
 ICT and consumer well-being
 The vulnerable as producers and innovators with ICTs
 Telecenters as paths for affordable computing
 ICT and workplace inclusion of the vulnerable within society
 Acquisition and absorption of knowledge with ICT
 Public/private partnerships, job creation, and economic growth
 Bridging the digital divide
 Peer-to-peer technology for knowledge sharing
 Using ICT to enforce proper security against terrorism
 Gender discrimination and ICT • ICT for different aspects of development
 ICT4D and mobile technologies
 ICT-enabled business models for social entrepreneurship and social problems
 National ICT policies and how they shape the societal environment for ICT acceptance and diffusion
 How ICT-enabled platforms help NGOs achieve social missions.
More general submissions are welcome within the conference theme of ICT and societal challenges or related to ICT and organizations. Best papers of ICTO2017 will be published in Springer indexed journals


Photo: Jim Trodel