A Call for Papers has been issued for iConference 2021 workshop #479, Supporting and Engaging Diverse and Socially Vulnerable Populations with Technology Adoption Amid COVID-19. The deadline for submission is Feb. 28, and the workshop takes place March 17 at 3:00-7:00 pm EDT.
From the Call:
Due to inequities in society, certain populations have faced barriers to education, healthcare, employment, and access to resources, which has been accentuated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These socially vulnerable populations often include underserved and marginalized groups. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many inequities and challenges for said populations especially in regards to technology. Due to the inequities present prior to the pandemic and especially in the face of recovery from the pandemic, a fresh perspective is needed.
The workshop will provide a forum for people to discuss key issues and lessons learned on technology adoption among socially vulnerable populations during COVID-19. By definition, socially vulnerable populations may differ from region to region. In the United States, those often marginalized and underserved include people with disabilities, certain racial and ethnic minorities, older adults, and children, among several others. In general, these populations tend to face disproportionate difficulties before, during, and after major disasters. This multidisciplinary workshop will facilitate lively discussions on the implications of these challenges from a variety of disciplines across an international environment.
Submissions to the workshop will be peer-reviewed, and authors of accepted submissions will be invited to develop full papers and submit them to the special issue of Data and Information Management following the workshop.
View the Call for Papers for full details and contact Prof. Jenny Yuan with any questions.