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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 at DSV - Department of Computer & Systems Sciences and funded by 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: Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe
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News & Announcements

IPID News Digest Nr.1/2019

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 15th January 2019 @ 6:53pm

Funding Opportunities

Call for Research Fellow candidates at CRI

The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) based in Paris (France) calls for Research Fellow candidates (Deadline: January 30th).  
 
CRI Research opens group leader positions to join its Collaboratory. CRI seeks candidates at different career stages, from postdoctoral young investigators to tenured scientists. CRI particularly call for candidates with interest in:

  • Open health – from data-rich research to development of frugal software and hardware solutions
  • Open learning – from understanding learning process to new learning paradigms
  • Other candidacies, focusing on other focal points of the CRI will be considered as well:
  • Open AI – Understanding and shaping current digital transition in context of learning, health and/or human-machine paradigms
  • Open synthetic and systems biology – from foundational understanding of living systems to open biotech and open pharma solutions
  • Open phronesis – tackling contemporary ethical challenges at interfaces of Life, Digital and Learning Sciences

CRI is looking for scientists seeking a home to expand their research focus or jump start a new research program as:

  1. Long-term fellows (1-3 years) Candidates will be considered independent of their current position.
  2. Core fellows (5 years), expected to contribute as pillars and mentors of the CRI Research community, and are required to hold a permanent position in France.

The Fellows will receive competitive research funding, funding for their PhDs/post-docs, and access to state-of-the-art facilities. More information about the CRI call for funding can be found at: https://research.cri-paris.org/call-for-fellows/

Call for Applications: Peer Community Member Grants – Connecting the unconnected
“Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica that aims to directly support the work of community networks, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The initiative intends to contribute to an enabling ecosystem for the emergence and growth of community-based connectivity initiatives in developing countries. It is part of a multi-year, multi-donor strategy envisaged to address the human capacity and sustainability challenges, along with the policy and regulatory obstacles, that limit the growth of community-based connectivity initiatives.

Main purpose of the grants: Twelve community network organisations (four in Africa, four in Asia and four in Latin America) will be selected and granted funding towards activities that create and foster a peer learning community (see the full list of responsibilities below). Community networks, and organisations that represent them, are invited to apply and nominate two “in-house” candidates to become the peer community member representatives.

Important dates
Start date: March 2019
Deadline for applications: 20 January 2019

More information about the project and how to apply can be found here: APC CALL.

Call For Papers

CfP: Compass 2019
3-5 July 2019, Accra, Ghana

The annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS) was held for the first time at Facebook (Menlo Park, CA) from June 20th to June 22nd, 2018. ACM COMPASS is a re-creation of the ACM DEV conference, which was held annually between 2010 and 2016. The new conference expanded the focus of the original conference to explicitly welcome work on underrepresented communities worldwide and to include work on sustainability.

The second ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS 2019) will be held in Accra, Ghana on July 3-5, 2019. Please find the Call for Papers here.

Important dates
Feb 1, 2019: Requests for mentorship due
March 15, 2019: Submission of Papers and Posters (first round) due
April 1, 2019: Notification of Posters (first round) acceptances
May 1, 2019: Notification of decisions for Papers
May 15, 2019: Submission of Posters (second round) due
May 30, 2019: Notification of Posters (second round) acceptances
June 15, 2019: Camera - ready of Papers due
All submissions are due 11:59 pm UTC.

General Conference Chair
Richard Anderson, University of Washington

ProgramChairs
Jennifer Mankoff, University of Washington
Carla Gomes, Cornell University
Jay Chen, NYU Abu Dhabi

Local Arrangement Chairs
Ayorkor Korsah, Angela Ansah, and Nathan Amanquah, Asheshi University

CSGSteering Committee
Richard Anderson, University of Washington
Nicola Dell, Cornell Tech
Melissa Densmore, University of Cape Town
Carla Gomes, Cornell University
Jennifer Mankoff, University of Washington
Aaditeshwar Seth, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Lakshmi Subramanian, New York University
Miland Tambe, University of Southern California
Bill Thies, Microsoft Research New England
Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech

CfP: 12th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings
17 – 19 July 2019, Porto, Portugal

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 28 January 2019
Notification to Authors: 1 March 2019
Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 29 March 2019
Late Registration: After 29 March 2019
Conference: 17 – 19 July 2019

More information about at http://ict-conf.org/call-for-papers/

ICT4D Resources

Minimum ethical standards in ICTD/ICT4D research

"The Town Hall Meeting at the ICTDX conference in Ahmedabad, India (4th – 8th Jan, 2019) voted overwhelmingly to adopt Version 2.0 of the standards and to integrate these standards into the reviewing process for future conferences in this series." Read more: https://ictdethics.wordpress.com/

The adopted standards are an output of a series of research activities and consultations with various actors in ICT4D/ICTD research domain led by Professors Dearden Andy and Kleine Dorothea. A revised and updated version of the minimum ethical standards has been published online at http://shura.shu.ac.uk/18402 and http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/140066/

IPID News Digest Nr.10-12/2017

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 31st December 2018 @ 8:56pm

Happy New Year!

As we approach 2019, we want to take the opportunity to thank you all for keeping the IPID Network vibrant. With assistance from some of the network members, IPID was able to organise and or support the following activities in 2017:

  • An open ICT4D research seminar on academic writing targeting university post-graduate students and researchers (http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/1191895). The seminar was held on November 6th at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University and was attended by 45 participants, half of them were doctoral students.
  • A postgraduate symposium at the 6th International Conference on Mobile for Development (M4D 2018) which took place in November (16th – 17th) in Kampala, Uganda. IPID provided five conference travel grants to five students from developing regions with the best papers (http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/1181538).
  • A Consortium for masters and doctoral students in Windhoek, Namibia (3rd December 2018). The consortium (http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/1181528) was part of the 2nd African conference for Human Computer Interaction (AFRICHI) hosted by the Namibia University of Science and Technology (3rd-7th December).

We look forward to your continued participation in the network and we wish you a prosperous 2019!

Forthcoming Activities

Doctoral Consortium at ICTD X
Friday, 4 January 2019
IPID is sponsoring the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. The conference will be held in January 4-7, at Indian institute of management Ahmedabad, India. For more information about ICTD X and the doctorial symposium visit: https://www.ictdx.org/

IFIP WG9.4 2019
IPID will sponsor the Doctoral Consortium at the Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
May 1-3 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
More information about the conference and symposium is available at: https://2019ifipwg94.net/

Call For Papers

CfP - AMCIS 2019
Theme: New Frontiers in Digital Convergence
Cancún, México, August 15-17
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
URL: https://amcis2019.aisconferences.org/submissions/track-descriptions/#toggle-id-14

CfP: EJC 2019

European Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases
June 3-7 2019, Lappeenranta, Finland, and visa free trip to St Petersburg
Submission deadline: January 13th, 2019
Paper submission: http://ejc.komazawa-u.ac.jp/ejc2019review/
EJC2019 Conference Site: https://lut.fi/ejc

CfP: DSA2019
This is a call for abstracts/Presentations on the emerging “digital development” paradigm.
Open University, Milton Keynes, 19 – 21/06/2019
Submission deadline: 16 Jan 2019
Full details at: https://nomadit.co.uk/dsa/dsa2019/conferencesuite.php/panels/7463?fbclid=IwAR1rvfGCwTeSfe9t4uy-jMUYgmfIQZURd-PDPserN7YOothK-6Ey6ovNl1U

CfP: HCI Symposium 2019 - Across Borders and Intersections
May 4th, 2019 Glasgow

The HCI Across Borders (HCIxB) symposium at CHI (initially held as the Development Consortium at CHI 2016, then as a symposium 2017-2019) has evolved into a critical collaborative effort to bring together researchers working in under-represented contexts around the world. Our mission has been to foster community across geographies, backgrounds, methodologies, and other borders. To achieve this, we have explored building bridges with the larger HCI community, and creating concrete mentorship opportunities for supporting HCIxB researchers in publishing at impactful venues such as CHI.

Important dates for 2019:
- January 15th: submissions for authors with request for visa support (please inform organizers if you need a visa support letter)
- January 31st: participant notifications for submissions done before January 15th
- February 12th: all submissions
- March 1st: participant notifications
- March 31st: camera-ready version
- May 4th: symposium at CHI

Submission
- Position paper (800-1000 words, single column, 1.5-line spacing, Times New Roman, size 12 font, PDF format)
- One-page curriculum vitae
- Send submissions (pdf) to hcixb19.hotcrp.com
  
More information: http://www.hcixb.org/

CfP: KM Conference 2019

Knowledge Management, Learning, Information Technology
Hosted by the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
Warsaw, Poland, June 26-29, 2019

Important Dates/Deadlines:
- Submission deadline of complete papers or extended abstracts: February 1, 2019
- Reviews and responses to authors: March 1, 2019
- Submission of the final version of accepted papers or extended abstracts: March 28, 2019

URL: http://iiakm.org/conference/

Publications

IJEDICT Open Online Journal
Latest Publications by the International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (Vol. 14, No. 3 (2018)) are available online: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=52

International survey on ICT4D

What ICT trend will positively impact the AID/Development sector over the next 5 years?
https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/crs-files/presentation_of_results_-_crs_ict4d_survey_public.pdf

IPID ICT4D Seminar

  • Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Stockholm University, Department of Computer & Systems Sciences, Borgarfjordsgatan 12 (Nodhuset), Kista Campus, Stockholm (Room L30)

    ICT4D Seminar

    Theme: …
    • 24 people attended

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