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.3 - 2018

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 19th April 2018 @ 3:40pm

ICT4D Masters Full Scholarship from Manchester University
The 2018 Development Informatics Scholarship covers tuition fees, flights and living costs.  It is available for applicants from Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia to Manchester’s one-year MSc ICT4D (http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/courses/list/icts-for-development-msc/)
Scholarships include costs of overseas fieldwork (see, e.g. https://twitter.com/hashtag/dig2017_sa).  

Applicants should apply for the scholarship by 27 April.  More information can be found at: https://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/funding-opportunities/gdi-merit-awards/

New ICT4D Teaching Materials

Key conference/journal/blog sources; class activities; and links to ICT4D videos have been added to the existing teaching slide packs and session guides for those teaching modules or sessions on ICTs and development.

Download at: https://www.routledge.com/Information-and-Communication-Technology-for-Development-ICT4D/Heeks/p/book/9781138101814#eresource

ICT4SDGs – Call for participation
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is pleased to invite you to participate in the ICT④SDGs: ITU Academia Partnership Platform: ICT-enabled Economic Growth, Innovation and Job Creation for Sustainable Development. This event is being organized in London, United Kingdom, by ITU with the generous support of the London School of Economics (LSE), on May 22-23, 2018.

The event will bring together some of the leading scholars and authors of the ITU Book on “ICT- centric economic growth, innovation and job creation” https://www.itu.int/pub/D-GEN-ICT_SDGS.01-2017. This book highlights the challenges and opportunities that information and communication technologies (ICTs) bring in the areas of innovation, governance, education, job creation and economic growth. ICTs cut across all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are enablers of growth and development. As the international community works towards achieving these goals, it is important to remember that access to ICTs is key to socio-economic as well as sustainable development.

This event will also provide an opportunity for interactive dialogue with authors, and networking, knowledge sharing and partnership opportunities amongst all stakeholders within the ICT-centric ecosystem and the development community. ITU membership from public and private sectors and academics to partners ranging from funding agencies, regional and international organizations to financial institutions amongst others will focus on existing and new complementary areas and perspectives for additional collaborative research and partnerships in the digital ecosystem.

Registration will be carried out exclusively online at the following link http://www.itu.int/net3/ITU-D/meetings/registration/.

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences-52 (HICSS-52)
Minitrack: Advances in Trust, Identity, and Trusted Systems in Technology-Mediated Environments
8-11 January, 2019, Grand Wailea Maui

Important date:
June 15, 2019            - Paper Submission DEADLINE
August 15, 2019        - Acceptance Notifications
September 15, 2019   - Submission camera-ready paper
October 1, 2019         - Early Registration fee deadline

More info: http://hicss.hawaii.edu
HICSS Author Guidelines: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/

JISE Publication
The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) is pleased to announce
that Volume 29, Issue 1 has been published. The index for all papers in
this issue can be found at http://jise.org/Volume29/index.html.

Contents of Volume 29, Issue 1 include:
Teaching Tip: Adding Intercultural Communication to an IS Curriculum - http://jise.org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p1.html
Alanah Mitchell and Rob Benyon

Teaching Case: Security Breach at Target - http://jise.org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p11.html>
Miloslava Plachkinova and Chris Maurer

Teaching Case: MiHotel: Applicant Processing System Design Case
Robert E. Miller and Paul Dunn

Student Attitudes toward Information Systems Graduate Program Design and Delivery - http://jise.org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p25.html
Mark F. Thouin, William E. Hefley, and Srinivasan Raghunathan

Enhancing and Transforming Global Learning Communities with Augmented Reality - http://jise.org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p37.html
Mark Frydenberg and Diana Andone

JISE is the leading academic journal dedicated to IS education and is the
official journal of the Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG) of AITP
(the Association of Information Technology Professionals).

IPID News Digest Nr.2 - 2018

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 1st March 2018 @ 5:24pm

Call for Papers & Project Proposals

SPIDER Call – Project Proposals
SPIDER has issued a call for project proposals in the thematic area of ICT for Health & Wellbeing. Project proposals should focus on national/local public health priorities.

Important dates:
Monday 12th March - Submission of Concept
Wednesday 16th May - Submission of Proposal

Financial allocation and project duration:
A maximum of 1 million SEK in catalytic funding can be applied for per project. The duration for the projects should not exceed the period of 2018-2019. All project funding will be audited annually and organisations/companies should be prepared to provide transparent and detailed financial records to SPIDER.

Focus on ICT achieving results:
SPIDER will grant catalytic funds to projects/programmes that use technology tailored to the specific context and are human centred (see Digitalprinciples.org). The technology used may be traditional and/or new, and may consist of a variety of hardware/software. SPIDER encourages the use of Global Goods in digital health. Any software(s) used/developed must be approved for use in the country, be interoperable within the local health systems and (where possible) be open source.

Eligibility of Applicants:

SPIDER will accept applications from organisations in the following countries:

Africa: Burkina Faso*, Democratic Republic of Congo*, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali*, Mozambique*, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia: Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Palestine

Latin America: Bolivia*, Colombia*, Guatemala*, Cuba*

For more information, go to: https://spidercenter.org/open_call_digital_health_18/ ;
If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact Edna Soomre, Head of Digital Health Programme – SPIDER. health@spidercenter.org

CfP: 2018 IFIP WG 9.4 European Regional Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
22nd to 24th June 2018, Hotel Tirana International, Tirana, Albania

The conference is organised by IFIP WG 9.4, the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway University of London and the European University of Tirana.

The theme is: “Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development”. 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 are welcome. The focus areas include but are not limited to:
- Digital innovations for poverty and inequality reduction
- Technology-enhanced education
- Equality and human rights
- Digital technologies and forced international migration
- Technology, automation and decent work
- International business and economic growth
- Sustainable and innovative cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Digital governance, peace and justice
- ICT4D in South-East Europe

Key Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 March 2018
Acceptance Notification: 10 April 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30 April 2018
Camera-ready Version Due: 20 May 2018

For more information about the call and conference, visit the website: https://ict4d.org.uk/ifip94euro2018/

CfP Reminder: M4D 2018 Conference
November 15-16, 2018 at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
M4D2018 will take up the mobile-technology-for-development quest along topics addressing (but not restricted to):
- mLearning
- mLivelihood
- mAgriculture
- mHealth
- mInclusion
- mGovernance
- mCommerce
- mHuman Computer Interaction
- mDevice – application areas of the mobile device (radio receiver, etc.)
- mInnovation
- Mobile app development

Important dates:
Paper submission deadline: 30 May 2018
Paper acceptance notification: 30 August 2018
Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30 September 2018
Poster/Demo/workshop/panel submission deadline: 1 September 2018
Acceptance notification: 15 September 2018
Final Posters/Demos/workshops/panel submission deadline: 15 September 2018  
Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 31 October 2018

For further information, visit M4D2018 website (http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/) or contact the conference chair:  rbaguma@cit.ac.ug  

CfP Reminder: Digital Inequalities and Development

27-29th June, UK
Call for abstracts/presentations on digital inequalities and development (Deadline: 5 March 2018). More information about the call is available at: https://nomadit.co.uk/dsa/dsa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6312

CfP: HCist 2018 (AIS affiliated conference)
International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
November 21-23, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: June 18, 2018
Final Submission due date: July 17, 2018

More information about the conference and the call is available at: hcist.scika.org

CfP: Digital Collaboration and Social Media Track
The track is part of EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 Conference
3 -6 September 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria

Digital networking and information sharing applications have become an important interface between governments and their respective publics. Such applications have also reshaped the nature of digital collaborations within public organizations and across governance networks. Relevant studies that draw on conceptual, case study, survey, mixed or other suitable methods are invited. Areas of focus and interest include but are not limited to the following topics:
- New theoretical perspectives and critical analyses of digital interactions in the public sector;
- Strategies and policies for the planning and implementation of social media in the public sector;
- Use and significance of social analytics in public organizations;
- New methods, challenges and opportunities of social media data;
- Stakeholders and digital publics of government engagement on social media;
- Social media in crisis and emergency management;
- Mobilisation, social movements and other forms of digital engagement enabled by social media;
- Enterprise/organizational networking and knowledge sharing applications in the public sector;
- Internal and informal digital networks in public administration;
- Crowdsourcing, citizen-sourcing, co-creation and other crowd-based models (e.g. in regulation, bottom-up initiatives, open source movements);
- Design, user experience, media co-creation and demand-driven perspectives in digital collaboration;
- Ethical, privacy, regulatory and policy issues related to social media in the public sector;

Important Dates:
17 March 2018: Submission of papers, workshop, panel, poster and PhD colloquium contributions
30 April 2018: Notification of decisions
1 June 2018: Camera-ready papers of all accepted contributions

For more information about the conference and how to submit papers can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/egcdep18/#/

CfP: 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

August 16-18, 2018 in New Orleans, LA, USA
Track: Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology (SIGHealth): http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/?page_id=111#toggle-id-11
Mini track 3: Health Information Privacy and Security

Possible research topics for this mini-track include, but are not limited to:
- Data protection in the healthcare supply chain
- Health data-centric security
- Health data protection regulation
- Regulatory compliance
- Regulatory enforcement
- Unique challenges for small healthcare organization
- Healthcare workflow management for privacy/security
- Risks related mobile health, telemedicine, biomedical devices
- Patient/consumer concern regarding health data privacy
- Legal and liability issues surrounding health data
- Quality issues in health data
- Impacts to public health research
- Innovations in health data protection
- Opportunities/challenges regarding privacy/security in healthcare

Important dates:
January 15, 2018: Manuscript submissions open
February 28, 2018: Manuscript submission deadline
April 18, 2018: Author notification
August 16-18, 2018: Present at AMCIS 2018 in New Orleans, LA, USA.

For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2018 website at http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/?page_id=110

Mini-Track Chairs:

Nancy L. Martin, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, nlmartin@siu.edu
David T. Green, Governors State University, dgreen@govst.edu

Open Positions

Director for SPIDER
SPIDER is looking for a new director! The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) is a national centre for ICT for Development (ICT4D), established in 2004 with core funding from Sida. The mission of the centre is to create a deeper understanding of the role of ICT as a positive force in developing regions and to increase research engagement in hands-on projects within these regions. Spider is a well-known brand within the ICT4D community with about 30 running projects in 10 different countries. For additional information see spidercenter.org/projects. The centre is hosted by the Department of Computer and Systems Science.

The closing date for the position is 4 March 2018.

Find out more about the position and how to apply: https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=4802&rmlang=UK

Policy Specialist at UNICEF- Digital Connectivity
This position is within the Policy Lab Unit in the Policy Section at the Division of Data, Research and Policy (DRP). DRP’s mission is to facilitate the role of evidence in driving change for children.

Advertised: 21 Feb 2018 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: 14 Mar 2018 08:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time

More information about the job and how to apply is available at: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/511037

Ph.D. Candidate in information science at the University of Bergen
The Department of Information Science and Media Studies at University of Bergen has a PhD open position (4years) in information science with focus on ICT-tools for journalism. The candidate is associated with the research group for Semantic and Social Information Systems (SSIS).

The Ph.D. position is part of the NewsAngler project, which is a collaboration between UiB and Wolftech Broadcast Solutions in Bergen. The candidate will collaborate within the cross-disciplinary project group and with Wolftech on developing and evaluating new types of
ICT-support for journalistic work based on, among other things, semantic technologies, social media, and big data.

Closing date: March 15th 2018.

For more information and to apply: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/148369/phd-position

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting professor Andreas L. Opdahl, email: andreas.opdahl@uib.no or phone: +475558 4140 / + 47 9767 5264.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to HR senior officer even.endresen@uib.no; phone +47 5558 9056.

IPID News Digest Nr.1 - 2018

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 31st January 2018 @ 11:07pm

Journal & Conference Calls

M4D 2018 Conference, Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018 at Makerere University
The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018) welcomes researchers, practitioners and all those with interest in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of mobile communication technologies for development to submit research papers, practice papers, workshops, panels and posters/demos. This conference provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with mobile technologies in development contexts. 

The inaugural conference was held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010; the 3rd Conference was in New Delhi, India in 2012; the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014 and the 5th Conference was held in Maputo, Mozambique in 2016. This year, we welcome you to Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda for M4D2018!

M4D2018 will take up the mobile-technology-for-development quest along topics addressing (but not restricted to):

  • mLearning
  • mLivelihood
  • mAgriculture
  • mHealth
  • mInclusion
  • mGovernance
  • mCommerce
  • mHuman Computer Interaction
  • mDevice – application areas of the mobile device (radio receiver, etc.)
  • mInnovation
  • Mobile app development

Submission Options:

Research papers (8-12 pages including references formatted according to the template on: M4D2018/m4d_template_2018.pdf) which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory, craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Papers considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.

The practitioner’s track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot.

Workshops - You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshop submissions for proceedings (2 pages) must contain: title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.

Panels –
 We welcome theme driven panels. If you would also like to chair and organize a panel, feel free to submit (2 pages) that must contain title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.

Posters or Demos - You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo by submitting a one page extended abstract in the format of the template on: M4D2018/m4d_posterANDdemo_extd_abstract_2018.pdf

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 30 May 2018
Paper acceptance notification: 30 August 2018
Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30 September 2018
Poster/Demo/workshop/panel submission deadline: 1 September 2018
Acceptance notification: 15 September 2018
Final Posters/Demos/workshops/panel submission deadline: 15 September 2018  
Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 31 October 2018

For further information, visit: M4D2018/  
For any questions, please contact us on: , rbaguma@cit.ac.ug

IFIP WG 9.4 2018 European Regional Conference
Tirana, Albania
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday March 20, 2018
Conference Dates: Friday June 22 – Sunday June 24, 2018
Website: https://ict4d.org.uk/ifip94euro2018/

IFIP WG 9.4 2018 Masters and Doctoral Symposium for Sub-Saharan Africa (Southern and Eastern)
Tshwane, South Africa
Paper Note Deadline: Monday April 30, 2018
Symposium Date: Wednesday August 22, 2018
Co-located with the IDIA 2018 Conference, August 23 – 24, 2018
Website: http://www.wg94mds.com/ 

IFIP WG 9.4 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Conference Dates: Wednesday May 1 – Friday May 3, 2019
Website: http://www.ifipwg94.org/new/ 

SPeL 2018
20-22 June 2018 in Toledo, Spain
11th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for
Web-Supported Learning Communities

In conjunction with MIS4TEL 2018 (8th International Conference in
Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning)

Extended paper submission deadline: February 19, 2018 (preceded by a
mandatory abstract submission by February 12)

All accepted workshop papers will be published by Springer in Advances
in Intelligent Systems and Computing series

ICADIWT 2018 - The Ninth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies
June 25-27, 2018, Porto, Portugal
Submission of papers- April 01, 2018
Notification-May 10, 2018
Camera ready-June 10, 2018
Registration-June 15, 2018
Conference Dates-June 25-27, 2018

KM Conference 2018
Knowledge Management, Learning, Information Technology
20 - 23 JUNE 2018, University of Pisa, Italy.

The submission  deadline of KM 2018 has been extended to February 22, 2018.
More information on KM 2018 is available at: http://www.iiakm.org/conference/KM2018/index.php

Digital Inequalities and Development
27-29th June, UK
This is a call for abstracts/presentations on digital inequalities and development, with an initial deadline of 5 Mar 2018. More information is available at: https://nomadit.co.uk/dsa/dsa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6312

Grants & Scholarships

Gary Marsden Student Development Fund
In order to better support students from and currently based in developing countries pursuing HCI/UX, SIGCHI Gary Marsden Student Development Fund now covers all HCI relevant conferences and SIGCHI sponsored summer/winter schools.

The application deadline: 15th of February, May, August and November.

Gary Marsden Student Development Fund
In recognition of Gary Marsden’s contributions and inspiration in HCI4D, ACM SIGCHI established Gary Marsden Student Development Fund in July, 2015. The purpose is to support growth of HCI in developing worlds by sponsoring SIGCHI student members who are postgraduate students from and currently based in developing countries to attend HCI relevant events. For those who are currently not student members of SIGCHI, you can apply online to become a member before submitting the application. In the past, 45 students from around the world were awarded by the fund.

 For more information, please see the most updated fund guideline at https://sigchi.org/get-involved/funding/gary-marsden-student-development-fund/.

The Global Fund
Funding opportunities for health projects from Global Fund: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/applying/multicountry-funding/requests-for-proposals/?platform=hootsuite

Open Positions

Tenure track assistant professor in Digital Health
The Technical University of Munich invites applications for the position of Tenure track assistant professor in Digital Health to begin in winter semester 2018/19. The position is a W2 fixed-term position (6 years) with tenure track option to a tenured W3 position (Associate Professor).

Application documents should be presented in accordance with TUM's application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available on http://www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting.

Please send your application no later than MARCH 31ST, 2018 to the DEAN OF INFORMATICS, Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz, EMAIL: BEWERBUNG.DEKANAT@IN.TUM.DE.

PhD position at University of Innsbruck
The University of Innsbruck has a 3 year funded PhD position in information systems (research areas: human-centric information systems design and development, online communication and collaborative systems, business process management, conceptual modelling).

For further information, please contact Kathrin Figl,
Online application is open now until 17.02.2018

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