IEEE Congress on Information Science & Technology

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The 2nd Conference on Research Challenges in Digitalization and Societal Transformation will be held in conjunction with the 7th IEEE International Congress on Information Science and Technology (IEEE CiSt'23) the week of December 16th – 22th 2023 in Agadir - Essaouira, Morocco.

The intersection of digitalization and societal transformation constitute a tremendous opportunity for innovations and urgent issues resulting from post-pandemic/endemic conditions. Indeed, the economic prosperity of societies relies very much on the ability of organizations, communities, and governments to ease and fasten access and use of digital technologies, as well as transform society nationally and globally. Our objective is to bring together interdisciplinary researchers, practitioner scholars, and experts who are exploring  new theories and empirical results in the emerging, interdisciplinary, and integrated research of digital transformation and societal innovations. We aim to highlight the aspects of their contributions and the challenges, opportunities, and potential it affords.


We solicit submissions of original case studies and papers describing significant empirical, modeling, and theoretical studies of organizations and society’s digitalization and transformation. Topics covered include but not restricted to the following areas and interdisciplinary fields:

Theory and Fundamentals: Values, implications and/or impact of digital transformation, digital transformation and intellectual property, digital policies,  application and development of digital transformation and society, digital identity, trust, security, privacy, governance, regulations, and policies.

Society and Organization Transformation: Digital citizenship & governments, digital maturity, digital transformation in organizations, service and process digitalization, digital transformation and cultural change, digital literacy and societal engagement, smart community and urban development and sustainability, digital divide and societal challenges, impact of digitization (social, trust, governance of business/IT alignments),  technical and societal cross-domain digitization, Short-, mid-, and long-term impact prediction, implications of digitization, perception and adoption of digitization.
Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and Related Technologies: Digital frameworks and platforms, approaches and techniques for digitization (e.g. artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, big data, DevOps, social patterns, Internet of Things, RPA, immersive technologies & metaverse, HCI, UI/UX Design), system architectures, modeling and simulation, deployment and Integration, platforms interoperability.

Shaping the Future Concepts: Interdisciplinary research and development (e.g. design, consumer behavior, end-of-use cycles), emerging technologies (e.g. contributors to efficient processes or new value for industry, society, and/or sustainability), cyber resilience (e.g. future-minded solutions that consider effective practices across digital ecosystems, cyber fusion centers), digital economy, future networks and technology (e.g. enterprise architecture, software agents, mobile computing), business and organization transformation, alignment and governance.


Dr. Houda Chakiri, School of Science and Engineering, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Currently Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the School of Science and Engineering of Al Akhawayn University. She founded and has been the CEO of Enhanced Technologies, since 2005, an IT company specialized in providing e-Government solutions running in more than 130 Moroccan municipalities and provinces. She has worked for more than 17 years overseeing digitization projects and the change that the introduction of ICT brings at the organizational, political, and social levels in local public administrations in Morocco.

Dr. Lani Fraizer, Global Social Impact, University of the Pacific, United States.
A practitioner scholar in organizational excellence and lean six sigma with emphasis in IT management, cyber fusion, and responsible use of AI. Her 15+ years in the private sector as Managing Principal specializes in workforce development and digital transformation. A Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at University of the Pacific, her previous roles included Chair/Associate Professor at Pepperdine University with doctoral delegations in APAC, Cuba, and United Arab Emirates, Visiting Expert at Yunus Center, and Global Ambassador to Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.


Prospective authors should submit, by using EDAS online paper submission platform, a paper of 4 to 6 pages maximum, including references in scholarly English and describing their original work using the IEEE template.



Accepted papers will be published in the proceeding and submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Library, Scopus and DBLP. Furthermore, Authors of high quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for potential publication in a special issue/section of an international journal. 



  • Paper Submission: May 07, 2023 Deadline Extended to 21 May 2023
  • Acceptance Notification: June 25, 2023 Extended to 09 July 2023
  • Camera-ready Submission: July 30, 2023
  • Author's Registration: September 13, 2023
  • Conference Dates: December 16-22, 2023



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