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
E-mail:
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News & Announcements

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!

Topics
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
http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2018

In conjunction with MIS4TEL 2018 (8th International Conference in
Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning)
https://www.mis4tel-conference.net

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
http://www.socio.org.uk/icadiwt
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.
http://iiakm.org/conference/

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
https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=9741

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

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