Call for papers

The conference aims to share the goals and status of the SDGs in healthcare; ideas, state-of-the-art technologies to efficiently solve the primary healthcare issues; concept of social business case studies that can address a particular healthcare issue in a sustainable way in any regions/communities in the world.

Topics of Interest:

The conference solicits unpublished research findings, social business activities in the areas of
Topic-1: SDGs and Healthcare: Current status and national/regional initiatives
Topic-2: Technology and Healthcare: Affordable healthcare technologies for unreached community and/or for senior citizens
Topic-3: Social Business and Healthcare: Social business models to reach the unreached community in a sustainable way

Papers will be evaluated according to their novel research contribution, methodological soundness, theoretical framing and relevance to SDGs, Healthcare and Social Business.

Accepted papers will appear in SocialTech-2017 online conference proceedings.

Submit your paper (2 pages) through the conference website
Template can be downloaded from here
For inquires please contact: Jecinta Kamau (jecinta [at]

Registration Fees:
Undergraduate Students: Free
Postgraduate Students: 2,000 yen
Others: 5,000 yen

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: December 25, 2016,  January  10th (Tuesday) 24:00 JST, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: January 15th, 2017  January 31st, 2017
Camera-ready: January 30th, 2017, February 10th, 2017
Conference Date: February 21st, 2017

General Chair:
Dr. Ashir Ahmed (Kyushu University, Japan)

General Co-Chairs:
Dr. Takuzo Osugi (Osaka University, Japan)
Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima (Omron, Japan)

Program Committee:
Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Rafiqul Islam Maruf (GCC, Grameen Communications, Bangladesh)
Dr. Michiko Moriyama (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Dr. Mariko Nishikitani (Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Junko Otani (Osaka University, Japan)
Dr. Andrew Rebeiro-Hargrave (Aalto University, School of Science, Finland)
Dr. Faiz Shah (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
Dr. Hanif Seddiqui (Chittagong University, Bangladesh)
Dr. Fumihiko Yokota (Kyushu University, Japan)

Advisory Committee:
Dr. Muhammad Yunus (Chairman, Yunus Centre, Bangladesh)
Dr. Hiroto Yasuura (Executive Vice President, Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Masaru Kitsuregawa (Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Dr. Tetsukazu Yahara (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Sei-ichiro Yonekura (Director, Roppongi Academia Hills, Japan)
Dr. Naoki Nakashima (Director, Medical Information Center, Kyushu University, Japan)

Technical and Publication Committee:
Ryoko Inoue (SBRC, Kyushu University, Japan)
Rafiuddin Ahmed (La Trobe University, Australia)
Kazuyoshi Shimada (Japan Science & Technology, Japan)
Mehdi Hasan (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Tanvir Emon (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)

Student Committee:
Jecinta Kamau (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Nazmul Hossain (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)
Kazi Mozaher Hossein (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Nuren Abedin (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)
Ijin Kang (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Yusuke Furukawa (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Hu Min (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Xu Feifan (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Asuka Ono (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Asumi Obata (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Dong-il Kim (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Kei Takahashi (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Khayitov Sunnatulla (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)


  • Social Business Academia Network, Japan Chapter


  • Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Yunus Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

In cooperation with:

  • Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society (IDS3), Kyushu University, Japan
  • Information Science and Electrical Engineering (ISEE), Kyushu University, Japan
  • Yunus & Shi-iki Social Business Research Centre (SBRC), Kyushu University, Japan
  • Omron Corporation, Japan
  • Konica Minolta, Inc. Japan

To download the CFP brochure, click here

Click here to download the conference proceedings.

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