About this group

The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) is an academic network doing research in ICT4D. IPID operates through inter alia support to doctoral as well as master students and increased visibility at international conferences. The network is administered by the Örebro University School of Business (Informatics) and funded by the SPIDER - the 'Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions'.

IPID was established during Spring 2006 with ambitions to become a research-meeting place as well as a social meeting place for students interested in ICT4D. The ambition is also to increase the existing network of SPIDER, national as well as international, and to increase collaboration among universities. With its more than 900 registered members representing over hundreds of universities/research organizations around the globe, the interest for the network has been met beyond all expectations.

Website: www.ipid.se
Contact Name: Solange Mukamurenzi
Category: Academic > Study Groups

News & Announcements

IPID News Digest Nr.10 /2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 30th November 2017 @ 11:39pm

Dear IPID Member, here comes the November news digest.

Call for papers

Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)

This is special issue of papers from graduate students either from the IPID and Graduate Students track or from other conference tracks at the IFIP Working Group 9.4 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in May 2017.

The special issue will accept submissions from any of the subject areas in the scope of the conference. 
Submissions should follow the EJISDC submission guidelines
The special issue will accept submissions from any of the subject areas in the scope of the conference. 
Submissions should follow the EJISDC submission guidelines

Submission deadline: January 31st 2018

More onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm

EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 Conference 

The call for research papers, reflections, posters as well as practitioner papers, panel or workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks. 

The conference also offers a PhD Colloquium and has limited number of PhD bursaries.
Venue:  Danube University Krems, Austria 


  • General E-Government & Open Government 
  • General e-Democracy & e-Participation
  • Smart Governance (Government, Cities & Regions)
  • AI, Data Analytics and Automated Decision Making
  • Digital Collaboration and Social Media
  • Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics
  • Social Innovation
  • Open Data, Linked Data & Semantic Web
  • Practitioners’ Track
  • PhD Colloquium

Submission deadline: 17 March 2018 
Conference dates: 3-5 September 2018 

PhD Colloquium: 2 September 2018
More depts.washington.edu/egcdep18/#/

Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) on “Information Technology for the Informal Sector in Developing Countries”

This special issue is for theoretical and empirical papers on topics related to the theme including, but not limited to:

  • Informal sector’s Adoption, Use, Effective Use, Appropriation, Adaptive Use of IT
  • Building B2C and B2B E-Commerce through the Informal Sector
  • IT for SMEs, Micro-Enterprise, Nano-Enterprises
  • IT’s impact on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship
  • Digitization of the informal sector
  • IT applications for the informal sector
  • Social-media supported social-networks 
  • Technology value appropriation
  • Debates and discourses on IT and the Informal Sector in Developing Countries 

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
More onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm

Scholarship Opportunity 

Florida State University (FSU)

The School of Information (iSchool) at Florida State University (FSU) is accepting applications for its Ph.D. Program in Information. The Ph.D. in Information is a research degree designed to produce astute and creative researchers for academic, corporate, non-profit, or governmental settings.

Application deadline: February 15, 2018 
More: ischool.cci.fsu.edu/admissions/graduate/phd/

The University of Manchester 

The University of Manchester is accepting applications for Manchester’s online learning MSc in Management & Information Systems.
There is one fully-funded scholarship available for those from developing countries.
Start: February, 2018
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
More: www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/courses/list/management-and-information-systems-change-and-development-distance-learning-msc/

IPID 2017 Open session  

“Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”

This session brought together more than 50 participants at Lahore- Pakistan on 19th November 2017. Special support was given to students about writing and pulishing for ICT4D.

Session Speakers with some of the participants

Some readings

Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years

The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

We Need a Culture of Evidence-Informed Action in Technology for Social Change

Live, IPID Open session Sunday 19th November 2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Sunday, 19th November 2017 @ 12:34am

Live IPID Open Session: "Building Research Capacity in ICTD"

Date: Sunday 19th November 2017 
Starts: 9:00 AM GMT;  10:00 Sweden ; 14:00 Pakistan
Ends: 11:00 AM GMT;  12:00 Sweden ; 16:00 Pakistan

Will be ive at ca.bbcollab.com/guest/b87bcee61f984896bbbda3cf2cb7892d

More information groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid-open-session-developing-research-capacity-in-ictd

IPID Open Session

  • Sunday, 19th November 2017 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Avari Hotel, Lahore - Pakistan

    IPID Session on “Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”. It is an open session in the ICTD2017…

    • 5 people attended

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