News and Announcements

IPID News Digest Nr.4 - 2018

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 1st May 2018 @ 9:43pm

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)

IPID News Digest Nr.3 - 2018

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

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

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

New ICT4D Teaching Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

IPID News Digest Nr.2 - 2018

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

Call for Papers & Project Proposals

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

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

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

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

Eligibility of Applicants:

SPIDER will accept applications from organisations in the following countries:

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

Asia: Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Palestine

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

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

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

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

The theme is: “Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development”. Submissions across the full range of topics of interest to IFIP Working Group 9.4 in the broad areas of technology and sustainable international development are welcome. The focus areas include but are not limited to:
- Digital innovations for poverty and inequality reduction
- Technology-enhanced education
- Equality and human rights
- Digital technologies and forced international migration
- Technology, automation and decent work
- International business and economic growth
- Sustainable and innovative cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Digital governance, peace and justice
- ICT4D in South-East Europe

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

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

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

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

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

CfP Reminder: Digital Inequalities and Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mini-Track Chairs:

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

Open Positions

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

The closing date for the position is 4 March 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: March 15th 2018.

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

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

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

IPID News Digest Nr.1 - 2018

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

Journal & Conference Calls

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

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

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

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

Submission Options:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPeL 2018
20-22 June 2018 in Toledo, Spain
11th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for
Web-Supported Learning Communities
http://software.ucv.ro/~epopescu/spel2018

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

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

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

ICADIWT 2018 - The Ninth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies
June 25-27, 2018, Porto, Portugal
http://www.socio.org.uk/icadiwt
Submission of papers- April 01, 2018
Notification-May 10, 2018
Camera ready-June 10, 2018
Registration-June 15, 2018
Conference Dates-June 25-27, 2018

KM Conference 2018
Knowledge Management, Learning, Information Technology
20 - 23 JUNE 2018, University of Pisa, Italy.
http://iiakm.org/conference/

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

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

Grants & Scholarships

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

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

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

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

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

Open Positions

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

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

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

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

For further information, please contact Kathrin Figl,
Online application is open now until 17.02.2018
https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=9741

IPID News Digest Nr.11 /2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Sunday, 31st December 2017 @ 9:58am

Dear IPID Community, 

The IPID Research Group at Örebro University wishes to thank you for your collaboration and participation in IPID activities in the year 2017.
We wish you a happy and prosperous year 2018!


Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunity 

Ph.D. Fellowships in Health IT
The Department of Computer Information Systems in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, announces four-year Health IT Doctoral Fellowships
Application deadline: January 8, 2018
More information robinson.gsu.edu/phd/areas-of-study/information-systems/#fellowships
How to apply robinson.gsu.edu/phd/application-process/#1495047102844-3089a888-af7e


PhD Positions in Business Information Technology
The Department of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for its PhD program.  
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
Application information bit.vt.edu/academics/graduate-programs0/phd-program.html


PhD Research Fellow in ICT

The University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Information and Communication Technology, invites applications for a four-year PhD position with 75% of the time assigned to research and 25 % of the time assigned to complementary research and teaching activities.  
Application deadline: January 29, 2017
Information www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/144201/phd-research-fellow-in-ict


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in ICT
The University of Agder invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Information and Communication Technology for a period of two years, with possible contract extension.

Application deadline: January 29, 2017
Information www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/142181/post-doctoral-research-fellow-in-ict


Call for papers

Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)

This is special issue of papers from graduate students either from the IPID and Graduate Students track or from other conference tracks at the IFIP Working Group 9.4 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in May 2017.

The special issue will accept submissions from any of the subject areas in the scope of the conference. 

Submissions should follow the EJISDC submission guidelines
Submission deadline: January 31, 2018. 
More information onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm


Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) on “Information Technology for the Informal Sector in Developing Countries”
This special issue is for theoretical and empirical papers on topics related to the theme including, but not limited to:
Informal sector’s Adoption, Use, Effective Use, Appropriation, Adaptive Use of IT
Building B2C and B2B E-Commerce through the Informal Sector
IT for SMEs, Micro-Enterprise, Nano-Enterprises
IT’s impact on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship
Digitization of the informal sector 
IT applications for the informal sector 
Social-media supported social-networks 
Technology value appropriation 
Debates and discourses on IT and the Informal Sector in Developing Countries 

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
More information onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm


IFIP Working Group 9.4, European Regional Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries 

Key Dates
Panel/Workshop Submission Deadline: 20 February 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 March 2018
Acceptance Notification: 20 April 2018
Camera-ready Version Due: 20 May 2018
Venue: Hotel Tirana International, Tirana, Albania
Theme: Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development

Information technologies in general are great drivers of change that can create opportunities for new and improved models of sustainable international development. Digital innovation, when adapted to specific needs, could have the ability to solve social challenges, but concerns about amplifying inequality, access to benefits and diverting resources away from more pressing development priorities remain. 

For this conference they are particularly interested in submissions related to innovation agility, indigenous innovation in developing countries and digital innovation for sustainable development. However, they are soliciting submissions across the full range of topics of interest to IFIP Working Group 9.4 in the broad areas of technology and sustainable international development.

The aim of the Regional Conference is to provide an engaging space for researchers but also practitioners active in our areas of interest working in, or visiting, Europe to meet and network. 

Call for Submissions
The are seeking abstract submissions for research presentations at the conference. Abstracts will be collated into an eBook of abstracts which will be published online with an ISBN. 

They  also seek proposals for panel sessions on topical issues bridging across multidisciplinary theory and practice, and professional development training workshop sessions on research impact, methods, fieldwork or publishing aimed at Graduate Students and Early Career researchers. 

Submissions 
Abstracts, panel and workshop proposals, two pages long, in PDF format, by email to ifip94euro2018@gmail.com

Submissions should follow the formatting guidelines for the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT). Submissions should include: Title, Author names, Address, Email/URL, Keywords, the main body of the extended abstract and references, if required. It is not necessary to include an abstract section in the extended abstract.

Details and templates are available from
www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines

Call for Participation
We plan to offer a number of bursaries to attract Graduate Students from universities in developing countries in Europe or outside, researching on topics of interest for the conference who may have difficulty obtaining support from their host institution to attend the conference. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter when you submit your abstract. Bursaries will be allocated on a merit basis, so it will be helpful if you can include documentary evidence demonstrating your need for financial support.

Some readings
How Will the End of US Net Neutrality Impact ICT4D?
www.ictworks.org/death-net-neutrality-impact-ict4d/#.Wke2AlWnHDc

Why We Need Universal Basic Internet Now
manypossibilities.net/2017/12/why-we-need-universal-basic-internet-now/

Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days 
www.ictworks.org/four-lessons-learned-piloting-mobile-money-paying-8-million-work-days/#.Wke21FWnHDc

 

IPID News Digest Nr.10 /2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 30th November 2017 @ 11:39pm

Dear IPID Member, here comes the November news digest.

Call for papers


Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)


This is special issue of papers from graduate students either from the IPID and Graduate Students track or from other conference tracks at the IFIP Working Group 9.4 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in May 2017.

The special issue will accept submissions from any of the subject areas in the scope of the conference. 
Submissions should follow the EJISDC submission guidelines
The special issue will accept submissions from any of the subject areas in the scope of the conference. 
Submissions should follow the EJISDC submission guidelines

Submission deadline: January 31st 2018

More onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm


EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 Conference 

The call for research papers, reflections, posters as well as practitioner papers, panel or workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks. 

The conference also offers a PhD Colloquium and has limited number of PhD bursaries.
Venue:  Danube University Krems, Austria 

Tracks:

  • General E-Government & Open Government 
  • General e-Democracy & e-Participation
  • Smart Governance (Government, Cities & Regions)
  • AI, Data Analytics and Automated Decision Making
  • Digital Collaboration and Social Media
  • Policy Modeling and Policy Informatics
  • Social Innovation
  • Open Data, Linked Data & Semantic Web
  • Practitioners’ Track
  • PhD Colloquium

Submission deadline: 17 March 2018 
Conference dates: 3-5 September 2018 

PhD Colloquium: 2 September 2018
More depts.washington.edu/egcdep18/#/

Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC) on “Information Technology for the Informal Sector in Developing Countries”

This special issue is for theoretical and empirical papers on topics related to the theme including, but not limited to:

  • Informal sector’s Adoption, Use, Effective Use, Appropriation, Adaptive Use of IT
  • Building B2C and B2B E-Commerce through the Informal Sector
  • IT for SMEs, Micro-Enterprise, Nano-Enterprises
  • IT’s impact on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship
  • Digitization of the informal sector
  • IT applications for the informal sector
  • Social-media supported social-networks 
  • Technology value appropriation
  • Debates and discourses on IT and the Informal Sector in Developing Countries 

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
More onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1681-4835/homepage/custom_copy.htm


Scholarship Opportunity 

Florida State University (FSU)

The School of Information (iSchool) at Florida State University (FSU) is accepting applications for its Ph.D. Program in Information. The Ph.D. in Information is a research degree designed to produce astute and creative researchers for academic, corporate, non-profit, or governmental settings.

Application deadline: February 15, 2018 
More: ischool.cci.fsu.edu/admissions/graduate/phd/


The University of Manchester 

The University of Manchester is accepting applications for Manchester’s online learning MSc in Management & Information Systems.
There is one fully-funded scholarship available for those from developing countries.
Start: February, 2018
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
More: www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/courses/list/management-and-information-systems-change-and-development-distance-learning-msc/



IPID 2017 Open session  

“Developing Research Capacity in ICTD”

This session brought together more than 50 participants at Lahore- Pakistan on 19th November 2017. Special support was given to students about writing and pulishing for ICT4D.

Session Speakers with some of the participants


Some readings

Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years
www.ictworks.org/current-ict4d-skills-obsolete-five-years/#.WiA98lWnHDc

The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You
www.ictworks.org/top-10-ict4d-project-failures-will-surprise/#.WiA-AFWnHDc

We Need a Culture of Evidence-Informed Action in Technology for Social Change
www.ictworks.org/culture-evidence-informed-action/#.WiBa0VWnHDc

Live, IPID Open session Sunday 19th November 2017

E-mail sent by 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 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 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 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 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/

IPID News Digest Nr. 6/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Monday, 31st July 2017 @ 7:23pm

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

**Third International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for African Development, ICT4AD'18 

Venue: University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
Submission Deadline: Monday January 15, 2018
Conference Dates: Monday June 4 - Wednesday June 6, 2018
Submission Site https://easychair.org/conferences/
Conference website www.icit4ad.cm/
Conference Call www.icit4ad.cm/images/ICT4AD18_Call_for_Papers.pdf


Positions

**Tenure Track Position in Management Information Systems, University of Nevada Las Vegas 

The Department of MIS at UNLV announces one or two full-time tenure track position in MIS for August 2018, targeted at the Assistant Professor level.
Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems or a related field or demonstrate the ability to complete this degree by August2018.  Qualified candidates must also have demonstrated their ability to publish in high quality academic journals in their field.

Commencing January 1, 2018 (negotiable).

This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. The School seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research. Candidates will be expected to teach in at least two programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Professional information management experience will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or ABD status) in information management or a related discipline, with research expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:

  •   Data management: analytics and visualization, curation, preservation
  •   Information risk management
  •   New and emerging media
  •   Other relevant areas including digital transformation, organizational learning, collaboration, and knowledge management

Deadline for applications: August 14, 2017

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of past teaching evaluations, and statements of teaching philosophy and of research interests. (Each statement should be approximately one page.) Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/dept/hres/Self-ID-prospective-employees-2017.pdf 

Applications should be directed to:

Ms. Kim Humes 
School of Information Management
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010 
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
sim[at]dal.ca
Fax:  902-494-2451
Voice:  902-494-3656

Electronic applications are preferred.


**Faculty Positions in Information Systems and Analytics

Research and Teaching Specializations preferred:

  1. Big Data Analytics
  2. Design Science / Technical IS
  3. Financial Technology

Rank(s) and number of positions available: 2 Open Rank positions
Desired Starting Date: Fall, 2018
Submit your applications with the following documents (in a single PDF) online via isrec.comp.nus.edu.sg/

  • A cover letter that indicates the position applied for and the main research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A teaching statement
  • A research statement
  • One research paper
  • Provide the contact information of 3 referees when submitting your online application, or, arrange for at least 3 references to be e-mailed directly to csrec[at]comp.nus.edu.sg

The in-charge of recruiting: Dr. TEO Hock Hai (Search Chair) at teohh[at]comp.nus.edu.sg

Application Deadline: Open until the positions are filled



Some readings

**Scaling Technology Solutions with Development Engineering 
www.ictworks.org/2017/07/12/scaling-technology-solutions-with-development-engineering/

**Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
www.ictworks.org/2017/07/13/why-arent-you-using-facebook-groups-for-greater-engagement/

 

IPID News Digest Nr. 5/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Tuesday, 4th July 2017 @ 12:07am

Calls for papers

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

Special Issue on Digital Literacy 
Reading & Writing – Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa
Abstract submission deadline: 30 July 2017
Submitted to Hossana Twinomurinzi (twinoh@unisa.ac.za). More details are found at www.rw.org.za/index.php/rw/pages/view/special-issue-2018-call-for-papers

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning mLearn 2017 

Venue: Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus
Dates: 30 October - 1 November, 2017
Submission deadline: 20th July 2017
More information www.iamlearn.org/mlearn/


PhD position and scholarships

IS PhD position at WU Vienna

The Institute for Information Management and Control is currently inviting applications for a 30 hours/week teaching and Research Associate position. This employee position will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on September 1, 2017 (commencement date subject to change).
Full announcement and application at www.wu.ac.at/jobs 
Applications deadline: July 19, 2017 


PhD scholarships at UNSW Sydney

The School of Information Systems and Technology Management at UNSW Sydney, Australia is offering PhD scholarships for full-time postgraduate students to undertake research leading to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Awardees will receive a $40,000 p.a. stipend plus a travel and development support package of up to $10,000 p.a. for a four-year period. International students also receive a tuition fee scholarship.

The scholarships are offered in three areas:

Digital Work
Contact: Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, dubravka@unsw.edu.au
Apply here: www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/digital-work

Investigating Digitally Enabled Financial Participation for Inclusive DevelopmentContact: Patrick Finnegan, p.finnegan@unsw.edu.au
Apply here: www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/investigating-digitally-enabled-financial-participation-inclusive

Toward Australia's Sustainable E-waste Management
Contact: Chung-Li Tseng, c.tseng@unsw.edu.au
Apply here: www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/toward-australias-sustainable-e-waste-management

More information, guidelines and application form at www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/
The deadline for applications: 21 Jul 2017.
Potential applicants are advised to contact intended supervisors as soon as possible.


Some interesting readings

Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions 
www.ictworks.org/2017/06/05/cloud-computing-for-development-a-four-stage-analysis-of-public-private-and-hybrid-solutions/

Please Use Spatial Analysis and Stop Asking People to Walk All Day
www.ictworks.org/2017/06/28/please-use-spatial-analysis-and-stop-asking-people-to-walk-all-day/

Call for Papers for ITD Special issue on 'ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony'

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Friday, 9th June 2017 @ 11:02pm

Dear IPID member,

(Apology for potential cross-posting) 

The Call for Papers for ITD Special issue  on 'ICTs for promoting sustainable information society and harmony' has been published. If you are intersted, please mark the following important dates : 

  • Deadline for Abstract submission (Not mandatory): July 15, 2017
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance decision: July 31, 2017
  • 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

For more details, please surf the following website and read the attached call.

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

Thank you and looking forward.

//
 Siraj
    Örebro University School of Business
    
    (On behalf of the ITD
 Special issue Editors) 



 

IPID News Digest Nr.4 /2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Wednesday, 31st May 2017 @ 10:28pm


Conference participation

IPID members participated in the 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP WG 9.4) in Yogyakarta, 22th -24th May 2017 

 Some of the IPID participants in Yogyakarta, Indonesia  

Calls for papers 

51 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51)
Track: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D): ICTs and Sustainable Development http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss51/ict4d.php
Submission deadline: 15 June 2017
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii on January 3-6, 2018
Information about HICSS and other tracks http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
mLearn 2017
Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus
30 October - 1 November, 2017
Submission deadline: 15 June 2017 (extended)
http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/

Special Issue on Digital Literacy 
Reading & Writing – Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa
Abstract submission deadline: 30 July 2017
Submitted to Hossana Twinomurinzi (twinoh[at]unisa.ac.za)
Details are found at http://www.rw.org.za/index.php/rw/pages/view/special-issue-2018-call-for-papers



PhD Scholarships
 
The School of Information Systems and Technology Management at UNSW Sydney, Australia is offering PhD scholarships for full-time postgraduate students to undertake research leading to the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Awardees will receive a $40,000 p.a. stipend plus a travel and development support package of up to $10,000 p.a. for a four-year period. International students also receive a tuition fee scholarship.

The scholarships are offered in three areas:

Digital Work
Contact: Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, dubravka[at]unsw.edu.au
Apply http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/digital-work

Investigating Digitally Enabled Financial Participation for Inclusive Development
Contact: Patrick Finnegan, p.finnegan[at]unsw.edu.au
Apply http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/investigating-digitally-enabled-financial-participation-inclusive

Toward Australia's Sustainable E-waste Management

Contact: Chung-Li Tseng, c.tseng[at]unsw.edu.au
Apply here: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/toward-australias-sustainable-e-waste-management

Further information, guidelines and application www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/ 
Deadline for applications: 21 Jul 2017
Potential applicants are advised to contact intended supervisors as soon as possible.


Interesting readings

5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

http://www.ictworks.org/2017/05/29/3-lessons-learned-in-creating-webmaker-a-mobile-content-publishing-platform/

How We Can Excite Youth by Using ICT in Agriculture
www.ictworks.org/2017/05/24/how-can-we-excite-youth-by-using-ict-in-agriculture/

IPID News Digest Nr. 3/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 4th May 2017 @ 4:38pm

Call for papers

51 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51)
Dates: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii on January 3-6, 2018
Track: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D): ICTs and Sustainable Development faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss51/ict4d.php 
Application deadline: 15 June 2017
Information about the conference and other tracks hicss.hawaii.edu/

5th International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND2017) 
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dates: 11-13 July, 2017
Submission Deadline: 11 June 11, 2017
More information on sdiwc.net/conferences/5th-international-conference-on-e-technologies-and-networks-for-development/

PhD positions

PhD positions in IS department at the University of Cologne on Data-driven analytics and decision support to address wicked problems in sustainable smart energy markets www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/sites/default/files/pdf/university/doctoral_researcher_wma_wirtsch.informatik_prof._ketter.pdf

PhD position in Computer and Systems Sciences with a focus on IT Management at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University.
Deadline: 5 May, 2017
More information www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list  


Some readings

How Technology Can Reduce Hunger and Improve Food Security
http://www.ictworks.org/2017/04/06/how-technology-can-reduce-hunger-and-improve-food-security/ 

How Video Can Improve Agricultural Practices in Uganda
http://www.ictworks.org/2017/04/12/how-video-can-improve-agricultural-practices-in-uganda/ 

6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs http://www.ictworks.org/2017/04/25/6-recommendations-for-supporting-women-and-girls-power-voice-and-influence-through-digital-icts/

IPID News Digest Nr. 2/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Friday, 31st March 2017 @ 5:29pm

Calls for papers

Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D): ICTs and Sustainable Development

More information: hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-51/electronic-government/

Health Information Technology for Development: Use Of ICTs for Health Equity
For details about this call and contacts visit hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-51/information-technology-in-healthcare/

Critical Realism and ICT4D” – Special Section, EJISDC
The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries is to publish a special section on “Critical Realism and ICT4D”
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 April 2017
More details www.ejisdc.org/ojs2/index.php/ejisdc/announcement/view/27

mLearn 2017
16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Dates: 30 October - 1 November 2017
Submission deadline: 1st June 2017 
For more information visit www.iamlearn.org/mlearn/

ICWL 2017
16th International Conference on Web-based Learning
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: 20th -22nd September 2017
Submission deadline for abstract: 11th April, 2017
Full Submission deadline: 18th April, 2017
For more information visit www.hkws.org/conference/icwl2017/

International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions ICTer
Location: University of Colombo School of computing, Sri Lanka
Dates: 7 - 8 September 2017
Submission Deadline: 24 April, 2017
More information on www.icter.org/conference/

5th International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND2017)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dates: 11-13 July, 2017
Submission Deadline: 11 June 11, 2017
More information on sdiwc.net/conferences/5th-international-conference-on-e-technologies-and-networks-for-development/

Scholarship and fellowships

2 PhD Research Fellowships in Information Systems at the University of Oslo: Health Information Privacy and Architectures for Patient Centric Healthcare
The Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo seeks well qualified applicants for 2 PhD research fellowship positions in Information Systems 
Contact person: Petter Nielsen (pnielsen[at]ifi.uio.no
Full announcement: www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/135487/phd-research-fellowships-in-informatics-seven-positions

A PhD position at University of Paris Dauphine on Quality-of-service management for Cloud applications
Deadline for application: 15 April 2017 
For full description, required skills and contact see www.lamsade.dauphine.fr/sites/default/IMG/pdf/proposition-these-qos-cloud2017__v02.pdf

Other opportunities 


Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting

The Internet Society is inviting applications for its Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The Fellowship programme allows technologists, engineers and researchers from emerging and developing economies to attend an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.
Application deadline: 2 April 2017 
For more information visit bit.ly/1HaKPt5.

ICTP Workshop on Open Source Solutions for the Internet of Things 
The applications for the ICTP Workshop on Open Source Solutions for the Internet of Things are open. There is support for 12 PhD students from Developing Countries
Deadline for application: 10 April 2017
More information at indico.ictp.it/event/7972/

Some readings

LIRNEasia research on free and subsidized data use in Myanmar 
LIRNEasia is carrying out research on the use of promotional and free data use in Myanmar and India. The results from Myanmar are available at lirneasia.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/NavigatingTheWalledGarden_CihonGalpaya_2017.pdf

Innovations to Accelerate Universal Internet Adoption
www.ictworks.org/2017/03/15/innovations-to-accelerate-universal-internet-adoption/

Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion
www.ictworks.org/2017/03/08/universal-internet-access-for-the-next-four-billion/

IPID News Digest Nr.1/2017

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 @ 11:30am

Seminar

IPID ICT4D Seminar 

Theme: Flexible delivery of education through mobile learning

Speaker: Prof. Mohamed Ally, Vice-President of International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) and Acting chair, Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University.
Date: 28th March 2017

Time: 10 AM -11 AM

Venue: Novahuset, N2043, Örebro University School of Business
For registration and more information visit http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/1097404

 

Conference

IFIP WG 9.4 2017 conference

Paper submission: Closed

Registration: Ongoing

For more information visit http://2017.ifipwg94.net/

 

Calls for papers

ICTD2017 Conference

The 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)

Venue: Avari Hotel Lahore, Pakistan

Date: 16th -19th November 2017

Submission deadline of full papers: 15th May 2017

More information at http://ictd2017.itu.edu.pk/

CTISRM2017 Conference

The 2nd International Conference on Computing Technology, Information Security and Risk Management to take

Venue: ISGA (Higher Institute of Engineering and Business - Marrakesh), Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco

Dates: 28th -30th September, 2017

Submission deadline: 15th August 2017

For more information visit http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2nd-international-conference-on-computing-technology-information-security-and-risk-management/

PhD Colloquium - IFIP EGOV 2017 and IFIP ePart 2017

16th IFIP International Conference on eGovernment (IFIP EGOV 2017) and 9th IFIP International Conference on eParticipation (IFIP ePart 2017)

Venue: St. Petersburg, Russia

Date: 3rd September 2017 (PhD Colloquium)

Dates: 4th – 7th September 2017 (Conference)

Call for Papers for PhD Colloquium

Deadline: 15th March, 2017

More information at http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/ifip.working.group.8.5/website/conference/#/Colloquium/

 

Scholarship

ICT4D Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

2017 Development Informatics Scholarship - worth £18,500 - is available for developing country applicants to Manchester’s one-year MSc ICT4D

Application for the MSc and scholarship: By end May

Scholarships: All tuition fees including overseas fieldwork.

For more information visit http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/study/taught-masters/courses/list/icts-for-development-msc/

 

Interesting readings

Key traits of Sustainable ICTforAg programs accessible at

http://www.ictworks.org/2017/02/15/can-you-guess-the-5-key-traits-of-sustainable-ictforag-programs/

How to grow and sustain digital harvest report accessible at https://www.raflearning.org/post/understanding-business-model-review-how-sustain-and-grow-digital-harvest

IPID-ICT4D Seminar

E-mail sent by Solange Mukamurenzi, Tuesday, 28th February 2017 @ 2:13pm

Greetings to you and welcome to our ICT4D Seminar Series. The ICT4D seminar in 2017 will be held at Örebro University on 28th March from 10am to 11am in Nova N2043.

Our guest speaker is Prof. Mohamed Ally from Athabasca University in Canada. He is the Vice-President of the International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) and the Acting Chair of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University.

Theme: Flexible delivery of education through mobile learning

Please visit http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/1097404 to register your interest in attending by the 23rd March 2017 and for more information about the seminar.

Regards,
Solange 


International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID)

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