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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

 

 

 

Submission Deadline Extended to 15 November 2014

Please note that submissions should be emailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and not directly to the track chairs.
 

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 and CFPs

IFIP 9.4 Latin American Worrkshop on South-North-South dialogues on Science, Technology and Development

Workshop Dates: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August 2014

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 June 2014

For more information, please click here.

Programme Committee: Raoni Rajão, Rick Duque, Rodrigo Ribeiro | it4dstsworkshop[at]gmail.com

 

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

 

4th Design, Development & Research Conference (DDR 2014)

Theme: Design for Participation, Connecting Disciplines, People and Ideas

Submission Date: Monday July 7, 2014

Conference Dates: September 8 – 10, 2014

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Cape Town, South Africa

http://design-development-research.co.za/

Contacts: Retha de la Harpe, Izak van Zyl

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Information Technology for Development

Special Issue on ICTs in Small States

Special Issue Editors: Arlene Bailey, Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

Submissions due: Sunday August 31, 2014

 

Information Technology and People

Special Issue on ICTs in a Changing Society

Special Issue Editors: Kai Kimppa, David Kreps

Submissions due: Tuesday September 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 Latin American Workshop - August 2014 PDF Print E-mail

IFIP 9.4 Latin American Workshop on South-North-South dialogues on Science, Technology and Development

 
18th and 19th August 2014

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Call For Papers: Workshop welcomes submissions of abstracts or full papers
(max 15 pages) in Portuguese, English and Spanish on the following themes,
  • ICT for development
  • Social implicaFons of ICT
  • E-Government in developing countries
  • ICT and environmental management
  • Science-policy interface in the South
  • North-South relaFons in technoscience
  • Social technologies
  • STS and engineering studies

 

Programme Committee: Raoni Rajão, Rick Duque, Rodrigo Ribeiro

 

Submissions and inquiries: it4dstsworkshop[at]gmail.com

 

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 June 2014
  • Acceptance confirmaFon: 20 June 2014
  • Deadline for submission of full papers (opFonal): 15 August 2014
  • Workshop date: 18-19 August 2014

 

Download more information here.

 

Sponsored by: 

 

 
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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