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
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News & Announcements

IPID News Digest Nr.11 /2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Sunday, 31st December 2017 @ 9:58am

Dear IPID Community, 

The IPID Research Group at Örebro University wishes to thank you for your collaboration and participation in IPID activities in the year 2017.
We wish you a happy and prosperous year 2018!


Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunity 

Ph.D. Fellowships in Health IT
The Department of Computer Information Systems in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, announces four-year Health IT Doctoral Fellowships
Application deadline: January 8, 2018
More information robinson.gsu.edu/phd/areas-of-study/information-systems/#fellowships
How to apply robinson.gsu.edu/phd/application-process/#1495047102844-3089a888-af7e


PhD Positions in Business Information Technology
The Department of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for its PhD program.  
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
Application information bit.vt.edu/academics/graduate-programs0/phd-program.html


PhD Research Fellow in ICT

The University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Information and Communication Technology, invites applications for a four-year PhD position with 75% of the time assigned to research and 25 % of the time assigned to complementary research and teaching activities.  
Application deadline: January 29, 2017
Information www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/144201/phd-research-fellow-in-ict


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in ICT
The University of Agder invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Information and Communication Technology for a period of two years, with possible contract extension.

Application deadline: January 29, 2017
Information www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/142181/post-doctoral-research-fellow-in-ict


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
Submission deadline: January 31, 2018. 
More information onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm


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


IFIP Working Group 9.4, European Regional Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries 

Key Dates
Panel/Workshop Submission Deadline: 20 February 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 March 2018
Acceptance Notification: 20 April 2018
Camera-ready Version Due: 20 May 2018
Venue: Hotel Tirana International, Tirana, Albania
Theme: Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development

Information technologies in general are great drivers of change that can create opportunities for new and improved models of sustainable international development. Digital innovation, when adapted to specific needs, could have the ability to solve social challenges, but concerns about amplifying inequality, access to benefits and diverting resources away from more pressing development priorities remain. 

For this conference they are particularly interested in submissions related to innovation agility, indigenous innovation in developing countries and digital innovation for sustainable development. However, they are soliciting submissions across the full range of topics of interest to IFIP Working Group 9.4 in the broad areas of technology and sustainable international development.

The aim of the Regional Conference is to provide an engaging space for researchers but also practitioners active in our areas of interest working in, or visiting, Europe to meet and network. 

Call for Submissions
The are seeking abstract submissions for research presentations at the conference. Abstracts will be collated into an eBook of abstracts which will be published online with an ISBN. 

They  also seek proposals for panel sessions on topical issues bridging across multidisciplinary theory and practice, and professional development training workshop sessions on research impact, methods, fieldwork or publishing aimed at Graduate Students and Early Career researchers. 

Submissions 
Abstracts, panel and workshop proposals, two pages long, in PDF format, by email to ifip94euro2018@gmail.com

Submissions should follow the formatting guidelines for the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT). Submissions should include: Title, Author names, Address, Email/URL, Keywords, the main body of the extended abstract and references, if required. It is not necessary to include an abstract section in the extended abstract.

Details and templates are available from
www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines

Call for Participation
We plan to offer a number of bursaries to attract Graduate Students from universities in developing countries in Europe or outside, researching on topics of interest for the conference who may have difficulty obtaining support from their host institution to attend the conference. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter when you submit your abstract. Bursaries will be allocated on a merit basis, so it will be helpful if you can include documentary evidence demonstrating your need for financial support.

Some readings
How Will the End of US Net Neutrality Impact ICT4D?
www.ictworks.org/death-net-neutrality-impact-ict4d/#.Wke2AlWnHDc

Why We Need Universal Basic Internet Now
manypossibilities.net/2017/12/why-we-need-universal-basic-internet-now/

Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days 
www.ictworks.org/four-lessons-learned-piloting-mobile-money-paying-8-million-work-days/#.Wke21FWnHDc

 

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 

Tracks:

  • 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
www.ictworks.org/current-ict4d-skills-obsolete-five-years/#.WiA98lWnHDc

The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You
www.ictworks.org/top-10-ict4d-project-failures-will-surprise/#.WiA-AFWnHDc

We Need a Culture of Evidence-Informed Action in Technology for Social Change
www.ictworks.org/culture-evidence-informed-action/#.WiBa0VWnHDc

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

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