AuthorsJ. D. Patón-Romero, S. Block, C. Ayala and L. Jaccheri
EditorsK. Arai
TitleGender Equality in Information Technology Processes: A Systematic Mapping Study
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)Department of IT Management
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2023
Conference NameFuture of Information and Communication Conference (FICC 2023)
Date Published03/2023
Publisher Springer
Place PublishedLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISBN Number978-3-031-28072-6
KeywordsGender Equality, information technology, Processes, sustainability, Systematic Mapping Study

Information Technology (IT) plays a key role in the world we live in. As such, its relation to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stated by the United Nations to improve lives and health of the people and the planet is inexorable. In particular, the SDG 5 aims to enforce gender equality and states 9 Targets that drive the actions to achieve such goal. The lack of women within IT has been a concern for several years. In this context, the objective of this study is to get an overview of the state of the art on gender equality in IT processes. To do so, we conducted a Systematic Mapping Study to investigate the addressed Targets, challenges, and potential best practices that have been put forward so far. The results we have obtained demonstrate the novelty of this field, as well as a set of opportunities and challenges that currently exist in this regard, such as the lack of best practices to address gender equality in IT processes and the need to develop proposals that solve this problem. All of this can be used as a starting point to identify open issues that help to promote research on this field and promote and enhance best practices towards a more socially sustainable basis for gender equality in and by IT.

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