Track chairs

  • Faheem Hussain (faheem.hussain[at]stonybrook.edu, SUNY Korea,South Korea)
  • Suzana Brown (suzana.brown[at]sunykorea.ac.kr, SUNY Korea,South Korea)

Overview of the Research area

Globally, the number of displaced population is on the rise. According to the latest report from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), there are more than 65 million people around the world who had to flee their homes due to war, persecution, violence, and human rights violations.

Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of people are getting displaced internally, within their regions or countries, or externally. Many of such displacement are forced, due to social, political, and economic conflicts. Some exodus is due to environmental disasters. Irrespective of the reasons behind such movement of people, displaced population has become a major humanitarian challenge, transcending local and regional boundaries.

In this track, our objective is to highlight the use of ICT in addressing this challenge. As we have observed in cases with Syrian refugee crisis in Middle East and Europe, and Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar, ICT based solutions both significantly help and make things difficult for the displaced and persecuted populace. Hence, we would like encourage a scholarly dialogue of the applications and relevance of ICT in dealing with different displaced population crisis.

Exemplar topics and types of contributions looked-for

We invite interdisciplinary academics and practitioners to join our session who are interested to share case studies, empirical and critical analyses, theoretical frameworks, encompassing the major issues related with ICT and Displaced Population.