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13th International Conference of IFIP working group 9.4 PDF Print E-mail

 

                        WG 9.4: Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

              Conference Theme - Openness in ICT4D: Critical Reflections on Future Directions

 

                                              Negombo - Sri Lanka,  20-22 May, 2015

 

Various discourses around “openness” are present in the domain of ICT and development studies. An initial discourse in this area related to open source software and open standards, and how these can strengthen public information systems in developing countries. In recent times, we read about “open data” which involve governments placing relevant data in the public domain, and which may or may not require to be supported by open software. Open development is a more overarching theme being positioned as a theory of development, focusing on understanding how information-networked activities are carried out, in what circumstances and to what benefit. This openness discourse continues to unfold in a political-technical environment of increasingly centralized computing (cloud), cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism and increasingly comprehensive surveillance.

 

The conference theme of “Openness in ICT4D: Critical reflections on future directions” will seek to critically discuss different facets of open and openness, whether they represent a hype or reality, what promises they hold for creating a better world, and what are the challenges we face in achieving the promised potential. To do this we welcome contributions from a wide range of perspectives, discussing for example potential tensions between open source and open data, the role of actors like the open society initiative in promoting openness as a value, and positive and negative freedoms.

 

 

Conference Chairs   Programme Chairs
 

Sundeep Sahay

Chamli Pushpakumara

   

Petter Nielsen

Gamini Wijayarathna

 

 

 

Call for Papers

 

We invite those interested in participating to submit to one of the tracks listed here.

 

Conference submissions should be by email to ifip9.4.2015[at]gmail.com. All papers will be blind peer-reviewed before acceptance, and the conference proceedings will be published. We accept both Full Research Papers (maximum 5000 words) and Research in Progress/Practitioner Reports of Experience and Reflection (maximum 2500 words).

 

Best papers from this conference will be invited to a special issue on Openness in ICT4D for the Information Technology for Development Journal.

 

Please access more details and PDF here.

 

 


 
CFPs from IFIP 9.4 Community PDF Print E-mail

Conference CFPs

IFIP 9.4 European Workshop on Iterative and Incremental Approaches to ICT4D

Submission Date: Friday April 4, 2014

Workshop Dates: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd May 2014

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

http://www.ifipwg94.org/files/European_Workshop_on_Iterative_and_Incremental0AApproaches_to_ICT4D.pdf

Workshop Chair

Julian M. Bass, Robert Gordon University, UK -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

IDIA2014 - 8th International Development Informatics Association Conference: ICTs for inclusive communities in developing societies
Submission Date: Sunday June 1, 2014

Conference Dates: November 3 - 4, 2014
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
http://developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2014/index.html 
Conference Co-Chairs
Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Jacques Steyn, IDIA, Monash University -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

HICSS 2015 Mini-Track: Information and Communication Technologies for Development: Contributing to Human Development and Social Justice

Submission Date: Sunday June 15, 2014

Conference Dates: January 5 - 8, 2015

Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii

http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/HICSS_48/Tracks/EG/EGICT4D.pdf

Mini-Track Co-Chairs

Ricardo Gomez -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Øystein Sæbø -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Luis Fernando Baron -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Centre for Development Informatics: IT Sourcing and Development: New Drivers, Models and Impacts

Submission Date: Friday July 11, 2014

Conference Dates: October 20 - 21, 2014

University of Manchester Centre for Development Informatics

http://www.cdi.manchester.ac.uk/newsandevents/documents/ITSourcingDevelCFP.pdf

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Workshop Chairs:

Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan and Brian Nicholson

 

IFIP 9.4 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

Submission Date: Friday October 3, 2014

Conference Dates: May 20 - 22, 2015

Negombo, Sri Lanka

http://www.ifipwg94.org/

Conference Co-chairs:

Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway

Chamli Pushpakumara, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Programme Co-chairs:

Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo

Gamini Wijayarathna, University of Kelaniya

 

Conferences

IFIP TC9 HCC11 - 11th Human Choice and Computers International Conference
Turku, Finland, July 30 - August 1, 2014

http://www.hcc11.net/

 

Journal CFPs

Journal of Information Technology

Special Issue Editors: Chrisanthi Avgerou, Niall Hayes and Renata Lèbre La Rovere

Growth in ICT uptake in developing countries: new users, new uses, new challenges

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jit/jit_cfp_ict4d.pdf

Papers due: June 30, 2014

 
EJISDC Special Issue from IFIP 9.4 2013 Conference PDF Print E-mail

The EJISDC Special Issue of papers from the PhD Track of the IFIP 9.4 2013 Conference, guest edited by Julian Bass, co-edited with Devinder Thapa and Robert Davison, is now available at,

EJISDC, Vol 62 (2014).

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IFIP 9.4 European Workshop - May 2014 PDF Print E-mail

IFIP 9.4 European Workshop on Iterative and Incremental  Approaches to ICT4D

Thursday 22nd - Friday 23rd May 2014
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

Keynote Speaker
    Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

This workshop will address the areas of iterative, incremental, lean and agile approaches to ICT for International Development (ICT4D). We seek to draw on ICT4D research and best practices, as well as modern IT management practices and software development methods to understand deployment issues in large scale ICT4D projects.

Programme: Click here for the updated programme and registration details.

Registration Fee: £50 (to cover cost of workshop dinner, lunch and refreshments)

Please contact Dr Julian M Bass if you would like further details about the event or would like to attend.

Workshop Details

Workshop Chair

    Julian M. Bass, Robert Gordon University, UK

Programme Committee
    Ian Allison, Robert Gordon University, UK
    Andy Dearden, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Richard Heeks, University of Manchester, UK
    Petter Neilson, University of Oslo, Norway
    Ian Sommerville, University of St Andrews, UK
    Devinder Thapa, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

Organising Committee
    D. A. Abubakar, Robert Gordon University, UK
    Chris Young, Robert Gordon University, UK
    Azmi Omar, Robert Gordon University, UK
    Colin Beagrie, Robert Gordon University, UK

Hosted by:

School of Computing Science and Digital Media
Robert Gordon University
Riverside East
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7GJ, UK

 

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JIT Special Issue - ICT4D PDF Print E-mail
Call for Papers - Journal of Information Technology
 
Growth in ICT uptake in developing countries: new users, new uses, new challenges
 
Deadlines:
  • Call for papers – September 2013
  • Early stage papers (1000 words) may be submitted to the Special Issue Pre-ICIS 2013 development workshop any time before November 15, 2013
  • Papers may be submitted to the Special Issue journal any time before June 30, 2014

Download more details here.

 

 
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