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SocialTech 2018 : The 2nd International Conference on HealthCare, SDGs and Social Business


When Mar 9, 2018 - Feb 10, 2018
Where Fukuoka, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Oct 10, 2017
Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2017
Notification Due Dec 10, 2017
Final Version Due Feb 10, 2018
Categories    remote healthcare   social business   healthcare bigdata   machine learning

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The conference solicits unpublished research findings, social business activities in the areas of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


Template can be downloaded from here
Submit your paper (4-6 pages) through
Accepted papers will appear in SocialTech-2018 online conference proceedings.

For inquires please contact:

Registration Fees:

Undergraduate Students: 100 USD
Postgraduate Students: 200 USD
Others: TBD

Important Dates:

Abstract (within 300 words) Submission: October 10, 2017
Full-paper Submission Deadline: November 10 (Friday) 24:00 JST, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: December 10, 2017
Camera-ready: February 10, 2018
Conference Date: March 9-10, 2018

Program Committee:

Dr. Fumihiko Yokota (Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Kimiyo Kikuchi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Dr. Rafiqul Islam Maruf (GCC, Grameen Communications, Bangladesh)
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)

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)

Technical and Publication Committee:

Rafiuddin Ahmed (La Trobe University, Australia)
Kazuyoshi Shimada (Japan Science & Technology, Japan)
Mehdi Hasan (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Tanvir Emon (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)
Fish Akiko (SBRC, Kyushy University, Japan)
Md. Nazmul Hossain (ISEE, Kyushu University, Japan)

Student Committee:

Kazi Mozaher Hossein (IDS3, Kyushu University, Japan)
Nuren Abedin (ISEE, 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

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