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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

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IPID News Digest Nr.9 - 2018

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 12th October 2018 @ 5:12pm

Partner Forthcoming Conferences

IPID will participate at the conferences below and co-organise/support doctorial workshops. You are invited to participate.

M4D 2018
The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development
November 15-16 2018, Makerere University, Kampala - Uganda
More information is available at: http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/

AfriCHI2018
African conference for Human Computer Interaction
3-7 December 2018, Windhoek, Namibia
More information is available at: http://africhi.net/

ICTD 2019
The 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
January 4-7 2019 at Indian Institute of, Ahmedabad, India
More information is available at: https://www.ictdx.org/

IFIP WG9.4 2019
The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
May 1-3 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
More information is available at: https://2019ifipwg94.net/

Call for Papers & Participation

Call for Participation: ICTP
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing a workshop on Rapid Prototyping of Internet of Things Solutions for Science from 21 Jan 2019 to 1 Feb 2019. Topics will be:

• Prototyping of embedded boards
• Introduction to microPython
• LoRa and LoRaWAN protocols
• Characteristics of analog and digital sensors
• Collection, analysis and the visualization of data
• Sensor requirements for radiative and oceanic monitoring and weather stations

A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

The application deadline is November 9th.

More information is available at: https://indico.ictp.it/event/8641/

CfP: Digital innovation and transformation conference - Digital Skills 2019
13- 14 March 2019, Gauteng
Theme: Shifting the digital skills discourse for the 4th industrial revolution

Conference tracks:
• Public sector and policy implications of a digital future through digital skills
• Digital citizenry
• Knowledge-based economy and e-social astuteness
• ICT for rural development
• Connected health
• E-Agriculture and e-tourism (e-Agro Tourism)
• Creative and new media industries
• SME and entrepreneurship development
• Tech Hubs
• Discussion Cases and Practitioner Reports
• Post Graduate Symposium

Important dates:
Publish and distribute the Call for Papers: 17 September 2018
Paper submissions deadline: 17 December 2018
Reviewer comments distributed: 30 January 2019
Updated paper submissions due: 28 February  2019
Conference dates: 13 -14 March 2019
Post Graduate Symposium – 13 March 2019
Main Conference - 14 March 2019

Submit papers using via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eskills2019

Publication
Accepted papers will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings with the following ISBN:  978-0-6399275-1-0.

Conference Chair    
Prof. Hossana Twinomurinzi
Dr. Tendani Mawela

Conference Organising Chair    
Mrs. Kanye Rampa
Ms. Fumane Diseko-Biagini

Contact the Conference Organising Chair with any queries on: rampam@unisa.ac.za
More information is in the call [CFP]

CfP: CISTI'2019
14th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
19th to 22th of June 2019, Coimbra, Portugal

Important dates:
Deadline for Workshop proposals: November 11, 2018
Notification of Workshop acceptance: November 18, 2018
Deadline for paper submission: February 24, 2019
Notification of paper acceptance: March 26, 2019
Deadline for final versions and conference registration: April 1, 2019
Deadline for Workshop final papers delivery to CISTI organizers: April 8, 2019
Conference dates: June 19-22, 2019

Further information can be obtained at: http://www.cisti.eu/

Scholarships & Fellowships

Master's and Doctoral scholarships for full-time studies in 2019
The Knowledge for Innovation – Digital Skills Project

The School of Computing (SOC) at University of South Africa (UNISA)in conjunction with NEMISA has initiated the call for applications for master's (x1) and doctoral (x1) scholarships for full-time studies in 2019 for students to undertake research projects within the K4I project. The scholarships are intended to support master's and doctoral candidates to pursue research studies in the area of digital skills.  

Value of Sponsorship:
The Master’s Sponsorship: R 120 000 per annum for 2 years.  
The Doctoral Sponsorship: R 180 000 per annum for 3 years.

The closing date for applications is:  22 October 2018.

Contact person: Mrs. Kanye Rampa on: rampam@unisa.ac.za

More information on eligibility criteria, how to submit an application, etc. can be found in the call [SOC call]

HILTI Fellowship Program
Hilti awards the most talented Master students in Information Systems, IT, and Management. The Hilti Fellowship is a combination of practical training at Hilti and academic learning at the University of Liechtenstein, designed to set the cornerstone for a successful future. As such, it combines a stay abroad with a challenging work experience, and the possibility to continue and deepen the student’s master studies.

Applications are open until October: 31 2018.

The Hilti Fellowship at a glance:
• Programme start: September or February
• Duration: 1 semester
• Intake: max. 3 students
• Working language at Hilti und teaching language at the University of Liechtenstein: English
• Application deadlines: for the September intake: 30 April; for February: 31 October
• Salary: The Hilti Fellowship is a paid internship and the salary covers the cost of living in Liechtenstein.

More information can be found at: http://www.uni.li/hilti-fellowship

IPID News Digest Nr.8 - 2018

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 @ 7:48pm

Events organised by our Partners

          

 


Call for Papers

CfP: Graduate Students track
M4D 2018 - The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development

Ipid will organise the Graduate Students track (PhD and Master Students) at the 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D 2018) in co-operation with Makerere University-Uganda and Karlstad University-Sweden. M4D 2018 conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018. The track will be organized as a workshop a day before the conference. The main goal of the workshop is to provide research guidance to graduate students and give formative feedback on their research projects.

Conference Steering Committee
- Prof. Tonny Oyana, Makerere University, Uganda
- Prof. John Sören Pettersson, Karlstad University, Sweden

Conference Committee - Graduate Students Track
- Conference Chair: Dr. Gilbert Maiga, Makerere University
- Local Organizing Chair: Dr. Rehema Baguma, Makerere University
- Co-chair: Dr. Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Stockholm University

Important dates:
New submission deadline: 15th September 2018
Notification of acceptance: 20 September 2018
Final submissions due date and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30 September 2018
Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 31st October 2018

How to Submit
SUBMIT via EasyChair (Choose the option “Graduate Students” when submitting).

Contacts:
Send any questions to: edgar@dsv.su.se and rbaguma@cit.ac.ug, cc to: info-m4d18@cis.mak.ac.ug

More information:
Track page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/1181538
Conference page: http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/index.html

CfP: Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
Title: Digital development for a progressive networked - society

This special Issue invites research contributions and case studies that address how to harness information systems for improving the lives of people in the developing world. Topics addressed will include but are not limited to:
- How big data, cloud computing, smartphones and social media are driving ICT4D intervention in developing countries
- The role of ICTs in facilitating resilience in developing countries
- The use of blockchain in ICT4D interventions
- Socio-technical change in the context of ICT4D
- How ICTs are improving livelihoods of people in developing countries
- What we agree and disagree about in ICT4D research approaches in ICT4D Comparing the techno-centric and more social approaches to ICT4D research
- Is ICT4D research ushering a more equal or unequal world
- Harnessing ICTs for training researcher in developing countries
- How to strengthen ICT4D postgraduate supervision in developing regions
- Interrogating the subject-object relationship between ICT application areas like development, health, education etc
- Measuring the effectiveness of national, regional and organisational ICT4D policy
- The role of ICT4D champions
- The role of government, NGOs and international donor agencies in ICT4D.
- The role of universities in championing ICT4D intervention in developing countries
- Successful government-led ICT4D implementations in developing countries
- Theoretical approaches on how ICT4D intervention can be measured and assessed
- Theoretical frameworks for guiding the development of ICT4D research and practice

Special Issue editor(s):
Dr Sam Takavarasha Jr, University of Fort Hare, No.
50 Church Street, East London 5201, South Africa. Stakavarasha@ufh.ac.za; stjnr1@gmail.com;

Dr M. Sirajul Islam, Örebro University School of Business, Informatics, Fakultetsgatan 1,
Örebro 701 82, Sweden. sirajul.islam@oru.se,

Dr Isabella Rega, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB,
UK. irega@bournemouth.ac.uk,

Dr Rislana Kanya, Baze University, Plot 686, Cadastral Zone C 00, Jabi Airport Road, Abuja,
Nigeria, rislan.kanya@bazeuniv

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2018

Paper Submission Instructions and review process:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers using the journal
submission and reviewing website at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejisdc

ICESD19
2019 International Conference on Education and Social Development
Sam Houston State University - The Woodlands Center
Houston, TX, United States, March 1-2, 2019

Abstract registration deadline: February 10, 2019
Submission deadline: February 10, 2019
Conference website for more information: http://ibii-us.org/Conferences/ICESD19.html

SPIoE'19 Workshop
Security and Privacy Issues in the Internet of Everything
The 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2019)
January 4-7, 2019, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India

Submission deadline: September 30, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2018
Camera-Ready Version Due: November 15, 2018
Conference website: https://persecsystems.github.io/PerSec2018/
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spioe19

ISIITA 2019
2019 International Symposium on Innovation in Information Technology and Application
Jichi-Kaikan Okinawa, Japan, February 11-13, 2019

Abstract registration deadline: October 10, 2018
Submission deadline: November 30, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isiita2019
Conference website: http://isiita.org/welcom/

EWT-2018
Efficient waste treatment
Congress center of SPbPU, 29 AF Polytechnicheskaya str., 195251
St. Petersburg, Russia, December 13, 2018

Abstract registration deadline: October 30, 2018
Submission deadline: December 5, 2018
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ewt2018
Conference website: http://ewt-conf.ru

ICSLE 2019
International Conference on Smart Learning Environments
March 18-20, 2019, Denton, Texas, United States

Workshop/Panel proposal submission: September 22, 2018
Main conference paper submission: October 1, 2018
More information: http://iasle.net/icsle-2019/

Government Information Quarterly
Special issue on public value creation in digital government
"How organizational capabilities, technological configuration, managerial practices and digital innovation shape the realm of public value creation"
Paper submissions deadline: 14th of September 2018

Complete first round of review: early December 2018
Selected authors submit revision: early March 2019
Complete second round of review (with accept/reject decision): April 2019
Special Issue ready for submission to GIQ: June 2019
More information: https://goo.gl/kbYPcT

ECIS2019
European Conference on Information Systems
Theme “Information Systems for a Sharing Society”
Stockholm-Uppsala, Sweden on 8th -14th, June, 2019.
Paper submission deadline: 27th November, 2018
More information: http://ecis2019.eu/about/news/ecis2019-call-for-papers-1.350571

IPID News Digest Nr.7 - 2018

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 @ 4:41pm

Grants & Funding Opportunities

GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Deadline: 10 August 2018
Fundinding per project: Up to £300,000 per project
More information: https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/mobile-for-humanitarian-innovation/innovation-fund/

The Wehubit Digital for Development Programme Grant
The funding is to support the Sustainable Development Goals in one of the 14 partner countries of the Belgian bilateral cooperation.
Deadline: August 10, 2018
Funding: 50,000€ - 350,000€
More information: https://www.ictworks.org/euros-african-ict4d-projects-sdg/?utm_source=ran-tweet#.W2MHMbjRaM8

The Inspire Challenge
Deadline: 20 August
Prize: $100,000
More information: https://bigdata.cgiar.org/inspire/

Open Positions

Faculty Position in Information Systems - Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar seeks applicants for a teaching-track position in Information Systems beginning in Spring Semester, 2019 (January 2019). This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment with primary responsibility for teaching and making scholarly contributions to the educational mission of the Information Systems program.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science or a closely related field.
Last date for applications: August 17, 2018
More information on the position and how to apply is available at: https://apply.interfolio.com/51832

Fully-Funded IS PhD scholarships at The University of Sydney Business School
The University of Sydney Business School is looking for outstanding PhD candidates in Business Information System to start in March 2019.  To be eligible for the position, applicants must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree, excellent academic qualifications, and a proven research experience.

The University of Sydney Business School
The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. It is ranked number 12 in the Asia-Pacific region by the Financial Times, and number 40 in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by subject.

The PhD program
The program is a 4-year degree that provides students with world-class training through extensive coursework and personalised supervision. Throughout the degree, students are encouraged to develop their research skills to address the most pressing business problems facing society.

The scholarshisp
We offer 4-year scholarships that cover tuition fees and provide a stipend of $35,000 per annum for living costs. In addition to this stipend, scholarship recipients will have an opportunity to receive an additional amount, normally at least $10,000 per annum, in return for carrying out specific teaching duties. Details of these teaching duties will be given at the time of the scholarship offer.

How to apply
To be considered for a scholarship, submit an online application for course candidature (https://sydney.edu.au/courses/courses/pr/doctor-of-philosophy-business.html). Indicate where prompted that you wish to be considered for the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. Consideration for the Business School Research Scholarship will be automatic. Applications must be submitted by 30th September 2018.

Further Information
For more information please contact the Business School's Research Unit (business.pgresearch@sydney.edu.au).

Call for Papers

CfP: ICIT-2019
The International Conference on Information Technologies: Information and Communication Technologies for Industry and Research
Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov
Saratov, Russia, February 7-8, 2019
Submission deadline: October 30, 2018
Conference website: http://icit2019.sstu.ru

CfP: IRCDL 2019
The 15th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries
Area della Ricerca del CNR di Pisa
Pisa, Italy, January 29-February 1, 2019
Submission deadline: September 7, 2018
Conference website: https://ircdl2019.isti.cnr.it/

CfP: ICTDSE2018
The 2nd International Workshop on Information and Communication Technology for Disaster and Safety Education
Manila, Philippines, November 26-27, 2018
Submission deadline: August 17, 2018
Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/ictdse/

CfP: ICEQ2019
The International Conference on Education Quality 2019
Agadir, Morocco, March 20-23, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2018
Conference website: http://iceq.uiz.ac.ma

CfP: The 7th CIRIEC’s international conference
Bucharest, Romania, June 6-9, 2019
CIRIEC will be an occasion for shared reflection on the role of Social and Solidarity Economy in facing the current challenges and a realizing a ‘transformational vision’ such as the one set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2018
Acceptance notification: 25 January 2019 (at the latest)
Final paper submission deadline: 15 May 2019

More information: http://www.solidaritate.eu/index.php/ciriec-2019/

CfP: AKC2018
Asia-Korea Conference on Science & Technology 2018
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, Australia, November 22-23, 2018

Dates:
Abstract Submission Due: 31 August
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2018
Early-bird Registration Due: 30 Sept 2018
More information: http://akc.kasea.org.au/

CfP IJNTR 2018
International Journal of New technology and Research
Last submission date: 11 August 2018
For more information about the call: https://www.ijntr.org/page/call-for-paper

CfP: WorldCist 2019
The 7th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
La Toja Island, Galicia, Spain, 16 - 19 April 2019
Deadline for Workshop proposals: September 10, 2018
Paper Submission: November 18, 2018
Deadline for final versions and conference registration: January 20, 2019
For more information about the call: http://www.worldcist.org/index.php/call-for-papers

IPID2018 Symposium

  • Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at TBD
    Location: Kampala, Uganda

    Ipid will organise the Graduate Students track…

    • 24 people attended

Doctoral & Masters Consortia 2018

  • Monday, 3rd December 2018 at TBD
    Location: Windkoek, Namibia

    AfriCHI2018 conference (3rd-7th December 2018, Windhoek, Namibia) in collaboration with IPID is…

    • 1 person is attending

IPID News Digest Nr.6 - 2018

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 9th July 2018 @ 5:04pm

Call for Papers

CfP: EJISDC
Special Issue: Digital development for a progressive networked-society in The Electronic Journal of Information Systems.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2018
Link to the call: https://wol-prod-cdn.literatumonline.com/pb-assets/assets/16814835/CFP%20Digital%20development%20for%20a%20progressive%20networked-society.pdf

CfP: PACIS 2019
Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
July 10-12, 2019, Xi'an China

Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 18 February 2019
Workshop proposal deadline: 25 February 2019
Paper acceptance notifications: 15 April 2019
Workshop proposal notifications: 22 April 2019
Camera-ready due: 29 April 2019
Conference: 10-12 July 2019

More information: http://www.pacis2019.org/

CfP: ICTD 2019
The 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, to be hosted at the Indian Institute of, Ahmedabad, India from 4th to 7th January 2019.

Full Papers
An ICTD Full Paper, 7-10 pages in the ACM two-column format (excluding references, but including figures and tables), must make a new and complete research contribution, articulate how it is advancing the field of ICTD, and provide complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions. Papers will be evaluated via double-blind peer review by a multidisciplinary panel of at least three reviewers, one of whom will come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to ensure broad readability. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to give an oral presentation at the conference. Papers are archived by default in the ACM Digital Library (unless otherwise requested by authors). A subset of these papers will be selected for publication in the Information Technology and International Development (ITID) journal as well. Submit at https://ictdx.cs.washington.edu/submit/.

Full Papers without Publications
New this year! We recognize that, in some disciplines, papers in conference proceedings have less publication value. Handing over the copyright to ACM may also be undesirable. To allow scholars in these fields to present their research at ICTD, we welcome an additional kind of submission under Papers - papers accepted for publication in the preceding year and a half (from January 1, 2017 through July 22, 2018). Inclusion of these papers into the conference program will depend on relevance to the conference program and availability of slots. Accepted papers will be invited for an oral presentation. Authors are requested to submit their paper as an email attachment with information about the (1) authors, (2) publication venue, (3) publication status, and (4) (expected) date of publication to submissions@ictdx.org by September 1, 2018.

Posters
An ICTD Poster, up to 4 pages in the ACM two-column format (excluding references, but including figures and tables), can report on practitioner projects, research work in progress, dissertation progress, and other content that would enrich the conference. A complete research contribution is not mandatory. Posters will be reviewed in the same timeline as (but differently than) Papers. Accepted Posters will be presented as posters at the conference and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library (unless otherwise requested by authors). Submit at https://ictdx.cs.washington.edu/submit/.

Open Sessions
Open Sessions will welcome a variety of submissions and formats. These will be submitted in the form of extended abstracts and will include proposals for panels, workshops, doctoral colloquium submissions, and more. While some open sessions have been pre-decided (doctoral colloquium, young researchers, etc.), others are up to the authors to define. They can choose to submit to the sessions that have been determined in advance, or propose one of their own. A Google form for participation will be posted on July 16 at https://www.ictdx.org/participate/. Due September 1, 2018.

Dates & Deadlines
July 22, 2018: Deadline for Papers and Posters
September 1, 2018: Notifications sent
October 15, 2018: Camera-readies due
January 4-7, 2019: Presentations at ICTD 2019 in Ahmedabad

All submissions are due at 11:59pm Indian Standard Time.

CfP: ILOG 2018
10th Workshop on Information Logistics in the Age of Digitization
 September 24-26, 2018, Stockholm
ILOG 2018 in conjunction with the 17th Conference on Business Informatics Research, BIR 2018
Visit the homepages for more information: https://www.wirtschaftsinformatik.uni-rostock.de/forschung/veranstaltungen/selbst-organisierte-workshops/ilog-2018/ and http://bir2018.dsv.su.se/welcome-to-bir-2018/

Paper Submission and Proceedings
Submissions to ILOG 2018 have to be made by using the submission system EasyChair.
The submission website is: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ilog2018
All accepted workshop papers will be published in CEUR proceedings. A selection of best papers will be invited to submit paper extensions for a special issue of the journal on Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly (CSIMQ). Papers submitted need to follow LNBIP formatting guidelines available from springer.com.
Papers shall not have more than twelve pages (including figures, tables and appendices). Longer papers will not be included in workshop proceedings.

Dates
Paper submission: August 2, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 30, 2018
Camera ready submission: September 5, 2018
Workshop: September 24, 2018

CfP: FBD 2018
Fourth International Workshop on 'Future Big Data'
In Conjunction with the Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2018)
September 24-26, 2018, Berlin, Germany

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: July 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 08, 2018
Registration Due: September 10, 2018
Camera Ready Due: September 10, 2018
Workshop: September 25, 2018
Main conference: September 24-26, 2018

For more information: http://www.icdim.org/workshop.php

Open Positions

Funded PhD Position on Sociotechnical Design for Industry 4.0 Innovation in Heathrow Airport
The PhD position starts in September 2018 in collaboration with Heathrow Airport Innovation Unit and Copenhagen Business School.

Research Rationale
Digital and automation technologies improve the safety, predictability and reliability of operational processes. Notions of job satisfaction and wellbeing at work are linked to discussions of design and use of digital and automation technologies that shape workers? work at different times, in various locations, and at different levels.

Airports are natural places where these digital and automation technologies can be seen in use and are also a natural cradle for innovation. This PhD project co-funded by Heathrow Airport will focus on the digitalisation, automation and augmentation of work as it currently is, how industry 4.0 might re-define how work is currently done, and the new opportunities it will create. This is all underpinned by cyber-physical systems, e.g., Industry (i4.0). It will also develop and implement socio-technical design frameworks, such as Human Work Interaction Design and Ecological Interface Design, for activity-based wellbeing and service quality in smart and pervasive work environments, across different work domains of the airport terminal operations.

The motivation for this project is that the uses of i4.0 technologies in airports as service-driven work environments are not always automatically positive. If i4.0 implementation is not carefully designed, this could lead to degradation of service quality goals for passengers and workers. However, if implemented in a considered way these potential negatives could be transformed into positive outcomes.

More info how to apply and details of the project here:
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BKX348/phd-scholarships-bioinformatics-cybersecurity-sociotechnical-innovation-and-user-experience/

https://www.uwl.ac.uk/research/research-degrees-graduate-school/phd-scholarships/sociotechnical-innovation-and-user

Research Fellow/Senior Fellow in Process Mining (2 Positions)
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

The School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering has two job openings:
Are you passionate about making a difference with process mining and business process intelligence?
Prestigious Research Fellowships on offer – 2 x Roles to kick start your career with the School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering

Close date: 26 July 2018

Link to more information: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/897012/research-fellowsenior-fellow-in-process-mining-2-positions

IPID News Digest Nr.5 - 2018

E-mail sent by Mr Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 31st May 2018 @ 6:04pm

Call for Papers

CfP: M4D 2018 Conference (Submission deadline extended to 30th June, 2018)

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 June 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  


Call for Papers to Doctoral Consortium of BIR 2018
The 17th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research, Stockholm, Sweden
 
BIR 2018 invites papers for Doctoral Consortium (http://bir2018.dsv.su.se/doctoral-consortium) related to the BIR topics (http://bir2018.dsv.su.se/call-for-papers). BIR 2018 - Doctoral Consortium will be held on 24 September, 2018 at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended to be a forum for researchers that are doctoral students with the purpose to present their research work. The participants in the Doctoral Consortium will have the opportunity to present their papers, engage in discussions with the faculty members and receive feedback from them in order to improve their research work. Moreover the participants in the Doctoral Consortium will have the opportunity to identify research issues that are related to their research interest and exchange knowledge with other doctoral students.

Important dates:
Deadline for papers submission (in pdf format): 15 June 2018
Notification of papers acceptance: 10 August 2018
Camera ready of the paper: 10 September 2018

Doctoral Consortium – Papers Selection:
All the papers submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will be reviewed by two faculty members that are senior researchers in business informatics area. The papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance, originality, appropriate research methodology, research contribution, and clarity. The accepted papers at the doctoral consortium will be presented and discussed with the faculty members. After the acceptance, the authors will be invited to revise their papers based on the feedback received from the reviewers of the Doctoral Consortium and resubmit it for publication in the CEUR-WS proceedings (a paper published in CEUR-WS proceedings is ranked 1 point in Norwegian register of scientific journals, series and publishers).

Submission Format and Publication:
The papers should be submitted via EasyChair (to be opened soon). We welcome to receive full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages) that should be prepared using the Springer guidelines and the template available at this link: http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines The proceedings of the BIR 2018 doctoral consortium and workshops are intended to be published together as one volume in CEUR-WS.org series (http://ceur-ws.org).

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Lazar Rusu, Stockholm University, Sweden (lrusu@dsv.su.se)
Doina Danaiata, West University of Timisoara, Romania (doina.danaiata@feaa.uvt.ro)
Doctoral Consortium Faculty Members
Björn Johansson, Lund University, Sweden
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia 
Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
Gianluigi Viscusi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland 

CfP: Government Information Quarterly

Special issue on public value creation in digital government: How organizational capabilities, technological configuration, managerial practices and digital innovation shape the realm of public value creation

Special issue guest editors:

  • Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University of London, UK (P.Panagiotopoulos@qmul.ac.uk)
  • Bram Klievink, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (A.J.Klievink@tudelft.nl)
  • Antonio Cordella, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (A.Cordella@lse.ac.uk)

Submission format and timelines:
Papers submitted to the special issue will be subject to the GIQ review process and submission guidelines. More information and instructions are available at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/government-information-quarterly/0740-624x/guide-for-authors  ;
 

  • Paper submissions deadline: 14th of September 2018
  • Complete first round of review: early December 2018
  • Selected authors submit revision: early March 2019
  • Complete second round of review (with accept/reject decision): April 2019
  • Special Issue ready for submission to GIQ: June 2019

More information is available at https://goo.gl/kbYPcT

Last call for papers: 10th International Conference e-Health 2018
Madrid, Spain, 17 - 19 July 2018
URL: http://www.ehealth-conf.org/
Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (http://www.mccsis.org)
(MCCSIS 2018)
Madrid, Spain, 17- 20 July 2018

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline (last call extension): 7 June 2018
Notification to Authors (last call extension): 25 June 2018
Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (last call extension): Until 5 July 2018
Late Registration (last call extension): After 5 July 2018

CfP: "Big-Data on Healthcare Application" minitrack at HICSS
Maui, Hawaii on January 8-11, 2019.
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2018

Minitrack: BIG-DATA ON HEALTHCARE APPLICATION MINITRACK

Track: Information Technology in Healthcare Track
This popular minitrack aims at providing an international and interdisciplinary forum that is dedicated to exploring the Big Data application in healthcare. We invite research papers presenting the original ideas focused on public health or global health. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Digital Health with Mobile Platforms
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Application on Healthcare
  • Telemedicine for Patient Management
  • Impact of Environmental and Climate Changes for Health
  • Big-Data Architecture and Cloud Computing for Health Systems
  • Data Capturing Techniques on Personal Health Records
  • Image Processing and Voice Recognition for Data Extraction
  • Blockchain Application for Healthcare
  • Data Analytics on Worldwide and Open Source Health Data
  • Data Simulation for Scenario Modeling on Health System

Proceedings will be published through the HICSS-51 conference proceedings: Papers submitted could be accepted as REGULAR papers (8 to 10 pages) or SHORT papers (4 to 6 pages). Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for submission to BMJ Innovations.

Conference Website: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Call for Participation: ICTD 2019
January 4-7, 2019, Ahmedabad, India
Deadline for Papers and Posters: July 22, 2018

The 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2019), being hosted at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India) January 4-7, 2019, invites you to submit your work. To be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCAS, ICTD 2019 will provide an international forum for scholarly researchers to explore the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of social, political, and economic development.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become more pervasive in the lives of people around the world. They are being used in various facets of daily life ranging from markets to health care, education to governance, family life to artistic expression. Diverse groups across the world interact with, are impacted by, and can shape the design of these technologies. The ICTD conference provides a forum for analyzing, critiquing, refining, and inventing new ways in which individuals, communities, and societies interact with and make use of these tools and platforms. There are multidisciplinary challenges associated with the engineering, application, and adoption of ICTs in “developing” regions and/or for development, with implications for design, policy, and practice.

For the purposes of this conference, the term “ICT” comprises electronic technologies for information processing and communication, as well as systems, use of big data, interventions, and platforms that are built on such technologies. “Development” includes, but is not restricted to, poverty alleviation, education, agriculture, healthcare, general communication, gender equality, governance, infrastructure, environment, and sustainable livelihoods. The conference program will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD research and publishing traditions, with anticipated contributions from fields including (but not limited to) anthropology, computer science, communication, data science, design, economics, electrical engineering, geography, human-computer interaction, information studies, information systems, political science, public health, and sociology.

To stay up to date, please follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/ictdx) and Twitter (@ictdx). You can find more information on our website (http://ictdx.org).

Categories:

FULL PAPERS
An ICTD Full Paper, 7-10 pages in the ACM two-column format (excluding references, but including figures and tables), must make a new and complete research contribution, articulate how it is advancing the field of ICTD,  and provide complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions. Papers will be evaluated via double-blind peer review by a multidisciplinary panel of at least three reviewers, one of whom will come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to ensure broad readability. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to give an oral presentation at the conference. Papers are archived by default in the ACM Digital Library (unless otherwise requested by authors). A subset of these papers will be selected for publication in the Information Technology and International Development (ITID) journal as well. The submission link will be posted on the website at https://www.ictdx.org/participate/.

FULL PAPERS WITHOUT PUBLICATION
New this year! We recognize that, in some disciplines, papers in conference proceedings have less publication value. Handing over the copyright to ACM may also be undesirable. To allow scholars in these fields to present their research at ICTD, we welcome an additional kind of submission under Papers--papers accepted for publication in the preceding year and a half (from Jan. 1, 2017 through July 22, 2018). Inclusion of these papers into the conference program will depend on relevance to the conference program and availability of slots. Accepted papers will be invited for an oral presentation. Authors are requested to submit their paper as an email attachment with information about the (1) authors, (2) publication venue, (3) publication status, and (4) (expected) date of publication to submissions@ictdx.org by Sep 1, 2018.

POSTERS
An ICTD Poster, up to 4 pages in the ACM two-column format (excluding references, but including figures and tables), can report on practitioner projects, research work in progress, dissertation progress, and other content that would enrich the conference. A complete research contribution is not mandatory. Posters will be reviewed in the same timeline as (but differently than) Papers. Accepted Posters will be presented as posters at the conference and will be archived in the ACM Digital Library (unless otherwise requested by authors). The submission link will be posted on the website at https://www.ictdx.org/participate/.

OPEN SESSIONS
Open Sessions will welcome a variety of submissions and formats. These will be submitted in the form of extended abstracts and will include proposals for panels, workshops, doctoral colloquium submissions, and more. While some open sessions have been pre-decided (doctoral colloquium, young researchers, etc.), others are up to the authors to define. They can choose to submit to the sessions that have been determined in advance, or propose one of their own. A Google form for participation will be posted on the website at https://www.ictdx.org/participate/.

Dates & Deadlines:
Jul. 22, 2018: Deadline for Papers and Posters
Sep. 1, 2018: Notifications sent
Oct. 15, 2018: Camera-readies due
Jan. 4-7, 2019: Presentations at ICTD 2019 in Ahmedabad

All submissions are due at 11:59pm Indian Standard Time.


Open Positions
Two academic vacancies in EECS at Queen Mary University of London, of possible interest to members of this group (application deadline 10th June 2018):

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Upcoming Events

eLearning Africa
The 13th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Skills
September 26-28, 2018, Kigali Convention Center, Rwanda
http://www.elearning-africa.com/

ICT4D
The Information and Communication Technology for Development
8 - 10 May 2018, Lusaka, Zambia
https://www.ict4dconference.org/

International Conference on Technology & Management 2018
6-7 August, 2018, Kampala, Uganda
https://utamu.ac.ug/ictm/index.php

IST-Africa Conference
09 - 11 May 2018, Botswana
http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2018/default.asp

Web Summit
5-8 November, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
https://websummit.com/


Reminders/Call for Papers

CfP Reminder: IFIP WG9.4 2019
The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
Theme: Strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D
May 1-3, 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Important Dates:
- Full Paper submission: 3rd September 2018
- Notification of decision to authors: 17th December 2018
- Deadline for final (camera-ready) papers: 4th February 2019
- Conference dates: May 01-03, 2019 NOTE

All paper submissions are through https://easychair.org.
For more information, visit the conference website: https://2019ifipwg94.net/

Call for Paper Notes IFIP WG 9.4 - Masters & Doctoral Symposium in Sub-Saharan Africa
EXTENDED submission deadline to 14 May 2018.

Workshop Chairs: Caroline Khene and Gugulethu Baduza
Theme: Locally Relevant Application of Theory
Date: 22 August 2018, Tshwane (South Africa)

Keynote: Prof Geoff Walsham - Succeeding in Arguing/Justifying your Application of Theory

This M&D Symposium is co-located with the International Development
Informatics Association (IDIA) conference on 23-24 August 2018 at La'Wiida
Lodge & Conference Centre (http://www.lawiidalodge.co.za/) in South Africa.

For more information, including submissions go to: http://www.wg94mds.com

CfP: IJHISI
International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. Coverage of IJHISI:
- Clinical decision support design, development, and implementation
- E-health
- Healthcare
- Impact of HISI on public and social policy
- IT applications and measurements in health organizations and practices
- IT security and privacy issues
- Management of emerging healthcare technologies
- Medical informatics
- M-health
- Role of informatics specialists
- Telemedicine
- Virtual health technologies

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines
www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-healthcare-information-systems/1094

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: Open Educational Resource Discovery and Delivery
Special issue call for papers from Information Discovery and Delivery

Topics may include, but not limited to:
- Finding, Seeking and Sharing OER
- OER Delivery and Management
- OER and digital library
- Users: behavior in OER such as information seeking behavior
- Learning analytics and data mining of OER
- Recommendation systems for OER
- OER accessibility
- Effective use of OER
- OER design and evaluation
- OER quality
- OER localization or adaptation in and across courses
- Open assessment
- Global impact
- Systematic review of OER research
- Advances in OER
- Case studies related to OER discovery and delivery

Guest Editors
Shenghua Zha, University of South Alabama, shzha@southalabama.edu
Gayle Davidson-Shivers, University of South Alabama, gvds@southalabama.edu
I-Chun Tsai, University of Akron, tsai1@uakron.edu

Important Dates
Submission due: June 8, 2018
Final papers: September 2018

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines which are here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=idd
Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/idd


Latest Publications

IJEDICT
Don’t miss the latest publications from the International Journal of Education and Development using ICT. Access is free:
Toward an online MPH degree in Kenya: Moi University’s path
Peter Kipkorir Koskei, Moi University, Kenya
Rose Ruto-Korir, Moi University, Kenya
Carol Carrier, University of Minnesota, USA
Gregory   C. Sales, University of Minnesota, USA
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2387

Building and evaluating logistic regression models for explaining the choice to adopt MOOCs in India
Sangeeta Trehan, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India
Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2376

Educational technology adopters:  A descriptive study in higher education - University of Botswana
Seitebaleng S. Dintoe,
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2414

Feasibility of cloud computing implementation for eLearning in secondary schools in Tanzania
Kennedy F Mwakisole, University of Dar es Salaam
Mussa M Kissaka, University of Dar es Salaam
Joel S Mtebe, University of Dar es Salaam
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2396

Understanding factors affecting primary school teachers’ use of ICT for student-centered education in Mongolia
Shengru Li, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shinobu Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jun-ichi Takada, Tokyo Institute of Technology
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2381

Implementing small scale ICT projects in developing countries – how challenging is it?
Thashmee Karunaratne, Stockholm University, Sweden
Colombage Ranil Peiris, Stockholm University, Sweden
Henrik Hansson, Stockholm University, Sweden
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2384

Determinants of students’ e-learning acceptance in developing countries: An approach based on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
Pee N Vululleh, Regent University and Wilmington University, USA
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2433
Factors affecting asynchronous e-learning quality in developing countries university settings
Kennedy Ochilo Hadullo, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya
Robert Oboko, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Elijah Omwenga, University of Nairobi, Kenya
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2313

Lessons learned from introducing social media use in undergraduate economics research
Martin John O'Brien, University of Wollongong, Australia
Katarina Freund, Australian National University, Australia
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2320

The development of an innovative resonance experiment using smartphones with free mobile software applications for tertiary education
Nurul Aina Syakirah Zainal Abidin, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Siew Wei Tho, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=2373


Open Positions

Faculty lecturer position at McGill University
The Information Systems (IS) Area of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University invites applications for a one-year Contractual Academic Staff (CAS) appointment; the contract is renewable.

The application deadline is May 25, 2018. Applicants should submit their cover letter, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference to the following website: https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/research/specializations/information-systems/recruitment-cas-information-systems

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kunsoo Han (kunsoo.han@mcgill.ca).


Courses

International PhD course on Theories of Information Systems
Jointly offered by the University of Oslo and the University of Agder, Norway
The University of Oslo (UiO) and the University of Agder (UiA) jointly offers a 2 week intensive course on Theories of Information Systems.
The course is open for national and international PhD-candidates.

The course has its foundation in contemporary theories of Information Systems research, and focuses on the relationship between key theoretical approaches and research methodology, ontology, and epistemology; the appropriateness and usability of these approaches; the relationship and impact of Information System theories in relation to the topics of the candidates; comparing, appraising and critiquing theoretical/conceptual frameworks and the relationship between information technology (IT) and organization; and the various traditions of information systems research.

Application deadline, schedule and venues:
Registration deadline: 15.06.2018

Week 1
10.09.2018 - 14.09.2018
Department of Informatics at UiO, Oslo, Norway
https://goo.gl/maps/dw3BiBED8962

Week 2
22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018
Department of Information Systems at UiA, Kristiansand, Norway
https://goo.gl/maps/z26Go4zMiFQ2

Registration:
Students not registered at UiA and UiO must register as guest student either at UiO or UiA.
For more information, please contact one of the administrative responsible.
Participants must arrange their own travel and accommodation.
The course is approved as a 10 ECTS at UiO and UiA.
There are no tuition fees.

Contact information:
Academic responsible UiO: Sundeep Sahay (sundeeps@ifi.uio.no)
Academic responsible UiA: Devinder Thapa (devinder.thapa@uia.no)
Administrative responsible UiO: Mozhdeh Harat (mharat@ifi.uio.no)
Administrative responsible UiA: Cecilie Rygh Mawdsley (cecilie.mawdsley@uia.no)

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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/.

CfP: HICSS-52
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
http://jise.org/Volume29/n1/JISEv29n1p21.html
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).

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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 Mr 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 Mrs 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 Mrs 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 Mrs 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

IPID Open Session

  • Sunday, 19th November 2017 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Avari Hotel, Lahore - Pakistan

    IPID Session on “Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”. It is an open session in the ICTD2017…

    • 5 people attended

IPID News Digest Nr.9 /2017

E-mail sent by Mrs Solange Mukamurenzi, Wednesday, 1st November 2017 @ 12:10am

Dear IPID Member, 
here comes the October news updates.



IPID Open session at ICTD2017

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 19th November 2017.

The session, under the theme “Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”, will have two parts. One 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 other 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 young researchers.

More details about the session at http://groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid-open-session-developing-research-capacity-in-ictd

 

Call for papers

Information Technology for Development Journal, Special issue 

The Call for Papers for ITD Special issue on 'ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony' is open.

Deadline for Full Paper submission: January 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance decision: April 30, 2018
Deadline for revised submission: August 27, 2018 
Notification of final acceptance decision: September 31, 2018
Tentative publication date: December 15, 2018

More information: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/titd-cfp-special-issue-icts-for-promoting-sustainable-information

 

Some readings

How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App
www.ictworks.org/80-percent-engagement-hiv-art-mobile-app/

Three SMS Program Learnings that Will Suprise You
www.ictworks.org/three-sms-program-learnings-will-surprise/

IPID News Digest Nr. 8/2017

E-mail sent by Mrs Solange Mukamurenzi, Saturday, 30th September 2017 @ 8:06pm

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)

Details about the session and the application process are at groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid-open-session-developing-research-capacity-in-ictd
More information about the Conference is at ictd2017.itu.edu.pk/


Call for papers

ITD Journal Special issue for IFIP9.4 WG 2017: ‘ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony’ 
Deadline for Full Paper submission: January  31, 2018
More information: explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/titd-cfp-special-issue-icts-for-promoting-sustainable-information


Positions/scholarships

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


Some readings

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development
www.ictworks.org/2017/09/07/3-uncommon-ways-ict-can-aid-delivery-of-high-impact-agricultural-research-and-development/

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia
www.ictworks.org/2017/09/18/how-mobile-applications-are-documenting-property-rights-in-zambia/

4 Ways We Overcame ICT4D Pilotitis in Vietnam
www.ictworks.org/2017/09/20/4-ways-we-overcame-ict4d-pilotitis-in-vietnam/

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?
www.ictworks.org/2017/09/21/which-african-governments-spy-on-technology-users-the-most/


 



IPID Open Session: Developing Research Capacity in ICTD

E-mail sent by Mrs Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 28th September 2017 @ 5:59pm

(This call is also accessible via groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid-open-session-developing-research-capacity-in-ictd)

ICTD2017 Conference
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.

Our speakers
Prof. Kentaro Toyama www.si.umich.edu/people/kentaro-toyama
Prof. Carleen Maitland ist.psu.edu/directory/faculty/cfm12
Prof. Narayanan Kulathu Ramaiyen expert.unimas.my/profile/130

Organizers:   Solange Mukamurenzi, Örebro University- Sweden
                Tariq Zaman, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin- Germany

Contact: IPID Coordinator, Solange.Mukamurenzi[at]oru.se

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/jv63HAl69YXbe6UO2 to submit your application.

IPID News Digest Nr. 7/2017

E-mail sent by Mrs Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 31st August 2017 @ 11:11pm

Dear IPID member,
here comes the August news digest.


Call for papers

ITD Journal Special issue for IFIP9.4 WG 2017: ‘ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony’ 

Deadline for Full Paper submission: January  31, 2018
More information: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/titd-cfp-special-issue-icts-for-promoting-sustainable-information


Positions/scholarships

Ph.D. Position in the area ‘Digital Technologies and Well-Being’ at the new "German Internet Institute for the Networked Society" in Berlin, Germany

Requirements: 

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). 

Deadline: 20.09.2017
More information: https://vernetzung-und-gesellschaft.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.

Candidates must:
- 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)


Some readings

The State of Drones for Agricultural Development
http://www.ictworks.org/2017/08/02/the-state-of-drones-for-agricultural-development/

5 Barriers to Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh 
http://www.ictworks.org/2017/08/28/5-barriers-to-mobile-financial-services-in-bangladesh/

Do Farmers Really Want to be Paid in Mobile Money?
http://www.ictworks.org/2017/08/30/do-farmers-really-want-to-be-paid-in-mobile-money/


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