Addressing Grand Challenges with Information Technology Minitrack

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The Grand Challenges minitrack provides a forum for the discussion of the world’s most important or challenging problems, and the role that information systems/information technology can play in resolving those problems. In contrast to papers which focus on a narrow problem domain, this minitrack seeks submissions which address big, important issues, the resolution of which would be widely beneficial to mankind. Papers that propose innovative, ambitious, or unusual IT-based solutions to humanity’s greatest problems are particularly encouraged.

Papers which leverage IS/IT to address any of the world’s most important or challenging problems are welcome. Problem domains of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change and other environmental issues
  • Economic stability and prosperity
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Geopolitical stability
  • Global development
  • Health, disease, and other medical issues
  • Human rights
  • Hunger, poverty, and clean drinking water
  • Natural disasters
  • Sustainability
  • Women's rights

Minitrack Chair:

Daniel Soper
California State University, Fullerton