May 2, 2016 — May 4, 2016 | Lausanne, Switzerland
Technological innovation is vital to address global challenges such as climate change, pollution, disease, rising inequalities, and chronic poverty. We need renewable energy sources, efficient transport networks, effective public health systems, well-designed infrastructure, improved agricultural systems, and access to quality education for everyone.
The 4th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, (Tech4Dev 2016): From Innovation to Social Impact will give participants an opportunity to:
Core Thematic Areas:
Invitation to Submit Abstracts
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts for paper or poster presentations focusing on research results, case studies, or challenges relevant to the Breakout Sessions.
Abstracts should emphasize the value of technological innovation while also acknowledging the limits of technology in generating inclusive social and economic development.
Extended abstracts should be submitted online using the prescribed template no later than November 6, 2015. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and conditional acceptance will be sent by December 7, 2015. The deadline for full paper submission is January 15, 2016. Some level of financial support may be available for authors of high-quality papers from developing or emerging countries.