ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT 2021)


The ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good (GoodIT 2021) was held in the form of a hybrid conference with many authors and participants attending the conference in Rome in person, and others attending remotely. There was the possibility for either on-site presentations or virtual (on-line) presentations for remote participants.

GoodIT 2021 will focus on the application of IT technologies to social good. Social good is typically defined as an action that provides some sort of benefit to the general public. In this case, Internet connection, education, and healthcare are all good examples of social goods. However, new media innovations and the explosion of online communities have added new meaning to the term. Social good is now about global citizens uniting to unlock the potential of individuals, technology, and collaboration to create a positive societal impact.

Within the event, HELIOS will be featured in two different moments on Friday, September 10th:

  • Main track: Session 3 – “HELIOS CJApp: The decentralization of the Citizen Journalism” – B. Guidi; L. Ricci; R. Nyffenegger; R. Ribback
  • Special track on Blockchain and Decentralized Technologies for Social Good (BANDIT2021) organized by Barbara Guidi and Laura Ricci, partners of HELIOS project
    The aim of this special session is to explore and debate the main concepts and implications of blockchain technology, how it can be a driver of innovation, and its positive effects on our societies, industry, legal systems, and economic/financial system. Also, the risks and uncertainties that blockchain arrows are welcomed to be debated in this section.