IFIP WG 8.6 - Transfer and Diffusion of IT

Welcome to the Website for IFIP Working Group 8.6, an international group concerned with the diffusion, adoption and implementation of information (and communication) technologies. The Group was established by IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) in 1994. We conduct conferences and workshops, maintain a listserver and publish books. Read more about us here.

Although many members are academics, practitioners are most welcome to join in our activities, indeed developing a closer relationship between research and practice is a central aim of the Group.

Download list of members and friends, PDF format

The resources in this site are open to all-comers - please explore.

FORTHCOMING EVENT: Co-creating for context in Prospective Transfer and Diffusion of IT, Dublin, June 2022

A copy of the Call for Papers may be found here. Further details of the conference including submission procedures, fees etc. will be published in due course on the Conference web-site.

PREVIOUS EVENT: Re-imaging diffusion and adoption of Information Technology and Systems: a continuing conversation.

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. December 17 - 19, 2020

At recent conferences, we have discussed the evolution of the field and the emerging trends that WG8.6 should incorporate in its future agenda, ensuring its alignment with today’s more viral diffusion environment. The 2020 gathering continued this scholarly conversation, formulating new directions for the Group addressing trends in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech Applications, Internet of Things, Social Media, all of which are expected to have substantial impact on future economic development of society, organizations and individuals.

More details may be found on the Conference web-site.

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