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ITAC - Information Technology against COVID19
at GoodIT 2021 - ACM International Conference on Information Technology for
Social Good
September 9-11, 2021 - Rome, Italy

The emergency resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic has led to a radical
change in our lives. At home, at school, at work, in free time and beyond:
people have been asked to change their habits, adopting a lifestyle that
can protect the collective well-being. The persistence of the emergency
situation and the lockdown is putting a strain on the population; among the
main problems, we cite social distancing for the most vulnerable
individuals, distance learning for children, health pressure for doctors
and patients, forced closures for traders, the uncontrolled spread of fake
news that confuse the population, the tourism stop that hinders culture,

The ongoing change requires the adoption of innovative solutions to tackle
emerging problems and technology offers great opportunities for social
good. The whole society can make use of technological tools to the health,
physical, mental and psychological well-being safeguard of individuals. The
goal of this session is to assess the state of tools and methods to support
the population and institutions during the management of the COVID19
emergency, creating new opportunities for the future.

Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in
the following, but not limited to, topic areas:
-  IT for education in a COVID-19 era
-  Decision support systems and algorithms for COVID-19 data analysis
-  IT for remotely delivered solutions for Cultural Heritage
-  Game, entertainment, and multimedia applications in a COVID-19 Era
-  Health and social care toward protection from contamination
-  Privacy and trust issues and solutions in a COVID-19 Era
-  IT solutions for safe and healthy environments
-  IT solutions addressing the Isolation
-  IT solutions empowering initiatives by local communities in a COVID-19
-  Ethical computing in a COVID-19 Era
-  IT solutions to disseminate reliable and high-quality information in a
COVID-19 Era

We welcome both theoretical and empirical studies, as well as contributions
industry / organizations dealing with the special session topic.

Papers should be submitted via the HotCRP submission website:

All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process. The
identity of referees will not be revealed to authors, but authors can keep
their names on the submitted papers, on figures, bibliography, etc. Papers
should not exceed 6 pages (US letter size) double column including figures,
tables, and references in standard ACM format. Papers must be submitted
electronically in printable PDF form. Templates for the standard ACM format
can be found here: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

All accepted and presented papers will be included in the ACM Digital


Submission deadline:       May 1, 2021
Notification deadline:        June 22, 2021
Camera-ready deadline:   July 10, 2021
Conference: September    9-11, 2021

- Andrea Masciadri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Marcos Baez, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France

Further information at  https://itac.polimi.it

We will be grateful to you for advertising this special session, for
contributing and for inviting your colleagues and/or research students to
submit their work. We hope to meet you in Rome in September.

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