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.
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)
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
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.
Deadlines: 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/jv63HAl69YXbe6UO2to submit your application.
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).
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.
- 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)