GoodIT 2022 : ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good
Call For Papers
*** Call for Contributions ***
ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good
7–9 September, 2022, 5* St. Raphael Resort & Marina, Limassol, Cyprus
The ACM GoodIT conference seeks papers describing significant research
contributions related to the application of information technologies (IT) to social
good. Social good is typically defined as something that provides a benefit to the
general public. In this context, clean air and water, Internet connection, education,
and healthcare are all good examples of social goods. However, new media
innovations and the explosion of online communities have added new meaning to the
term. Social good is now about global citizens uniting to unlock the potential of
individuals, technology, and collaboration to create a positive societal impact.
GoodIT solicits papers that address important research challenges related to, but not
• Citizen science
• Civic intelligence
• Decentralized approaches to IT
• Digital solutions for Cultural Heritage
• Environmental monitoring
• Ethical computing
• Frugal solutions for IT
• Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications
• Health and social care
• IT for automotive
• IT for development
• IT for education
• T for smart living
• Privacy, trust and ethical issues in ICT solutions
• Smart governance and e-administration
• Social informatics
• Socially responsible IT solutions
• Sustainable cities and transportation
• Sustainable IT
• Technology addressing the digital divide
Special Tracks Proposals
GoodIT 2022 will feature special tracks whose aim is to focus on a specific topic of
interest related to the overall scope of the conference. We solicit proposals for special
tracks to be held within the main conference and whose publications will be included
in the conference proceedings. Tracks proposals can focus on any contemporary
themes that highlight social good aspects in the design, implementation,
deployment, securing, and evaluation of IT technologies.
Special Track Proposal Format
A special track proposal must contain the following information:
• Title of the special track.
• The names of the organizers (indicatively, two) with affiliations, contact
information, and a single paragraph of a brief bio.
• A short description of the scope and topics of the track (max 1/2 page) and a brief
explanation of: (1) why the topic is timely and important; (2) why the topic is related
to the conference’s main theme; (3) why the track may attract a significant number of
submissions of good quality.
• Indication if a journal special issue is associated with the track, possibly with
information on the process of selecting papers.
• The plan to disseminate the call for papers of the special track for achieving a
reasonable number of paper submissions (a list of emailing lists will help).
• A tentative Program Committee list.
• A draft Call for Papers (max 1 page).
Papers submitted to each particular track have to satisfy the same criteria as for the
main conference. They must be original works and must not have been previously
published. They have to be peer-reviewed by the track's Program Committee (at least
three reviews per submitted paper are required). The final version of papers must
follow the formatting instructions of the main conference
(https://cyprusconferences.org/goodit2022/index.php/authors/). At least one of the
authors of all accepted papers must register and present the work at the conference;
otherwise, the paper will not be published in the proceedings. All accepted and
presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings published in the
ACM Digital Library. The special track may provide an option for publishing extended
versions of selected papers in a special issue of a journal.
Special Track Proposal Submission Guidelines
Special track proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file to the special track
Chairs (see below) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
and firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the e-mail must be: “GoodIT 2022 – special
track proposal”. The special track chairs may ask proposers for supplying additional
information during the review period.
Main Track Paper Submission
The papers should not exceed six (6) pages (US letter size) double-column,
including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format
They must be original works and must not have been previously published.
At least one of the authors of all accepted papers must register and present the
work at the conference; otherwise, the paper will not be published in the
proceedings. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference
proceedings published in the ACM Digital Library.
Special journal issues will be organised where the best accepted papers will be invited
to submit extended versions.
Separate call-for-papers will be announced for the special tracks (more information
will be available on the conference web site).
Work-in-Progress and PhD Track
Inside ACM GoodIT, the Work-in-Progress and PhD Track provides an opportunity to
showcase interesting new work that is still at an early stage. We encourage
practitioners and researchers to submit to the Work-in-Progress venue as it provides
a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, eliciting feedback on early-stage
work, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. Moreover, this
track provides a platform for PhD students to present and receive feedback on their
ongoing research. Students at different stages of their research will have the
opportunity to present and discuss their research questions, goals, methods and
results. This is an opportunity to obtain guidance on various aspects of their research
from established researchers and other PhD students working in research areas
related to technologies for social good.
Important: For this specific track, papers must not exceed four (4) pages
(US letter size) double column, including figures, tables, and references in standard
ACM format (https://cyprusconferences.org/goodit2022/index.php/authors/).
• Special Track Proposal Submission Deadline: 13 December 2021
• Notification of Selection: 20 December 2021
• Submission deadline for all types of papers: 23 May 2022
• Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2022
• Camera-ready submission and author registration: 11 July 2022
• Costas Mourlas, University of Athens, Greece
• Diogo Pacheco, University of Exeter, UK
• Catia Prandi, University of Bologna, Italy
WiP & PhD Track Chairs
• Marco Furini, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
• Dimitris Gouscos, University of Athens, Greece
• Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy
Special Tracks Chairs
• Ombretta Gaggi, University of Padua, Italy
• Ondrej Rysavy, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
• Valentino Vranic, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia