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The conference solicits unpublished research findings, social business activities in the areas of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

Areas of interests will include but not limited to-
Remote healthcare, Telemedicine, Bio informatics, Behavioural Engineering, Medical Data Error Detection, Visualization of Healthcare Data, Healthcare Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, IoT in Medical care, Hospital Management System, Non Communicable Diseases, Sustainable Development Goals, Social Impact, Healthcare BigData, Disaster Management, Social Business Models, Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Medical Tourism, Healthcare Innovation, Wealth Concentration, social business cities.

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


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For poster presentation: Short Paper (2 pages)
For oral presentation: Full Paper (4-6 pages)
Accepted papers will appear in SocialTech-2018 online conference proceedings.

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Registration Fees:

Students: 100 USD
Others: 200 USD

Important Dates:

Short/Full-paper Submission:                      February 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:                           February 28, 2018
Camera-ready:                                                 March 20, 2018
Conference Date:                                             April 26-28, 2018

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Muhammad Yunus (Chairman, Yunus Centre, Bangladesh)
Dr. Hiroto Yasuura (Executive Vice President, Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Tetsukazu Yahara (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Naoki Nakashima (Director, Medical Information Center, Kyushu University, Japan)

General Chair

Dr. Ashir Ahmed (Kyushu University, Japan)

General Co-chairs:

Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima (Omron Corporation, Japan)
Dr. Takuzo Osugi (Osaka University, Japan)
Dr. Fumihiko Yokota (Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Rafiqul Islam Maruf (Kyushu University, Japan)

Program Committee:

Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi (Kyushu 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. Muhammad Ismail Hossain (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Dr. Syed Abidur Rahman (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Nastaran Taghizadeh (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Ksenia Kubasova (Thammasat University, Thailand)

Technical Committee:

Mehdi Hasan (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Jecinta Kamau (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)
Kazi Mozaher Hossain (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)

Promotion/Publicity Committee:

        Kazuyoshi Shimada (Japan Science & Technology, Japan)
        Rafiuddin Ahmed (La Trobe University, Australia)
        Akiko Fish (SBRC, Kyushu University, Japan)
        Kayoko Windle (SBRC, Kyushu University, Japan)
        Md. Nazmul Hossain (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)

Publication Committee:

        Towfiq Hossain(ISEE, Kyushu UniversityJapan)
        Kazi Mozaher Hossain (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
        Kayoko Windle (SBRC, Kyushu University, Japan)
Nuren Abedin (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)

 Organizing Body:

        • 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