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. 8/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Saturday, 30th September 2017 @ 8:06pm

Dear IPID member,
here comes the September news digest.

Call for abstracts and IPID scholarship application 

IPID Open Session and travel grants scholarships

You are invited to attend the IPID Open Session: “Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”, which will take place in the ICTD2017 Conference in Lahore- Pakistan on 16-19th November 2017. IPID will provide partial travel grants to five students. 

Deadline for application: 10 October 2017: Abstract Submission deadline (17h00 GMT)

Details about the session and the application process are at groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid-open-session-developing-research-capacity-in-ictd
More information about the Conference is at ictd2017.itu.edu.pk/

Call for papers

ITD Journal Special issue for IFIP9.4 WG 2017: ‘ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony’ 
Deadline for Full Paper submission: January  31, 2018
More information: explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/titd-cfp-special-issue-icts-for-promoting-sustainable-information


PhD position at Das Deutsche Internet-Institut
Das Deutsche Internet-Institut has a position for a Research Assistant for the Research Group "Digitization and Networked Security".
Deadline for application 20.10.2017 
More information about the position is at recruiting.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/33262/Description/1

Some readings

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?


IPID Open Session: Developing Research Capacity in ICTD

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 28th September 2017 @ 5:59pm

(This call is also accessible via groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid-open-session-developing-research-capacity-in-ictd)

ICTD2017 Conference
Lahore, Pakistan, November 16-19, 2017
Organised by Information Technology University
Conference home page: http://ictd2017.itu.edu.pk/

IPID has organized an Open Session in the ICTD2017 Conference due to take place in Pakistan. The session, under the theme “Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”, will have two parts. The first part is designed and intended to provide useful tips and tools to publish the research papers as academic articles and to communicate key findings to broader audiences. The second part will be on achieving research excellence and research funding in ICTD in which invited speakers will share experiences and guide young researchers to possible funding opportunities. You are welcome to join in. Special support will be given to students who will be selected on the basis of an extended abstract as detailed in the scholarship application requirements section.

Our speakers
Prof. Kentaro Toyama www.si.umich.edu/people/kentaro-toyama
Prof. Carleen Maitland ist.psu.edu/directory/faculty/cfm12
Prof. Narayanan Kulathu Ramaiyen expert.unimas.my/profile/130

Organizers:   Solange Mukamurenzi, Örebro University- Sweden
                Tariq Zaman, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin- Germany

Contact: IPID Coordinator, Solange.Mukamurenzi[at]oru.se

    10 October 2017: Abstract Submission deadline (17h00 GMT)
    16 October: Notification of Acceptance

Scholarship application requirements:

IPID will provide partial travel grants to five students and their selection will be based on:

1)    Being a member of IPID (ipid.se)
2)    Research topic related to the area of ICTD mainly ICTD in South Asia
3)    Those whose papers are accepted for the main conference will notify their interests in participating and in applying for the grant by indicating the title of their work in the conference and the author(s) or those without a paper in the main conference will apply by submitting an extended abstract of your research in progress work (300-500 words), indicating the research focus, research methods, expected results, and potential implications to theories and practices.
4)   The amount of individual scholarship is three thousand Swedish kronor(SEK3000) maximum which can be used for any of the expense(s) for the Conference.
5)   Visit https://goo.gl/forms/jv63HAl69YXbe6UO2 to submit your application.

IPID News Digest Nr. 7/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 31st August 2017 @ 11:11pm

Dear IPID member,
here comes the August news digest.

Call for papers

ITD Journal Special issue for IFIP9.4 WG 2017: ‘ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony’ 

Deadline for Full Paper submission: January  31, 2018
More information: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/titd-cfp-special-issue-icts-for-promoting-sustainable-information


Ph.D. Position in the area ‘Digital Technologies and Well-Being’ at the new "German Internet Institute for the Networked Society" in Berlin, Germany


Master Degree (or equivalent) in Information Systems, Business Administration, Psychol-ogy or Social Sciences (GPA above average) 
In-depth knowledge of methods of quantitative and / or qualitative research
Advanced English skills (both oral and written)
Interest in the area of Digital Technologies and Well-Being
Interest in research / analytical work
Send your application (CV, very short cover letter, copies of your certificates with grades) in digital form until to Prof. Dr. Hanna Krasnova (krasnova[at]uni-potsdam.de). 

Deadline: 20.09.2017
More information: https://vernetzung-und-gesellschaft.de/

Post-doctoral Position at the University of Ottawa, Canada

We are seeking applicants for a post-doctoral position at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The selected candidate will conduct research on the topic of e-commerce with a focus on one (or several) of the following issues: (1) social commerce -i.e., the use of social media in the context of e-commerce; (2) user behaviour in social commerce; (3) mobile commerce; (4) the role of context in mobile commerce; (5) the design of online marketplaces, and other related topics.

Candidates must:
- have a recent PhD in Information Systems or Computer Science 
- have research interests in e-commerce and e-commerce platforms
- have a strong research record 
- be a team player
- be able to work independently
- have good communication skills in English (speaking, writing, reading)

The contract is for one year, but is renewable if results are satisfactory.

Please send application (CV + motivation letter) to Professor Morad Benyoucef (benyoucef[at]telfer.uottawa.ca)

Some readings

The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

5 Barriers to Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh 

Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?

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