IFIP was established in 1960 under the patronage of UNESCO as a non-government, non-profit organization with the mission to steward national societies working in the domain of information processing. Marking the 60th anniversary of IFIP, the Working Groups 8.2, 9.1, and 9.4 are organizing a Joint Working Conference in Hyderabad, India to commemorate IFIP’s mission to “achieve worldwide professional and socially responsible development and application of ICTs.”

These three working groups have traditionally engaged in producing rigorous, relevant, and timely social accounts of technology in their own unique ways. The Joint Working Conference draws upon the synergies among these working groups to discuss, deliberate upon, and critically evaluate the prospective impact of digitalization on work and organizations, with special emphasis on the developing world.

IFIP Joint Working Conference 2020 is being organized by Working Groups

WG8.2 Information Systems and Organization

WG8.2 focuses on understanding the development and use of ICTs in organizational contexts, and their implications for individuals, groups, organizations, and society at large.

WG9.1 ICT and Work

WG9.1 is centred on understanding the implications of ICTs for work, with emphasis on aspects of employment, jobs, careers, and participation.

WG9.4 Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

WG9.4 attends to the social issues of informatics and implications of ICTs in the developing world.