News and Announcements

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 

IPID-ICT4D Seminar

  • Tuesday, 28th March 2017 at 10am - 11am
    Location: Örebro University, Nova N2043

    Welcome to our ICT4D Seminar Series. The ICT4D seminar in 2017 will be…

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IPID News Update

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 28th December 2016 @ 9:02pm

Dear IPID Community,

The ICT4D research group at Örebro University wishes you a prosperous 2017. Let me take the opportunity to thank you all for your support, collaboration and participation in our activities during 2016 and the past years. I feel privileged to have been a coordinator for this group and to have met and interacted with members of this group. I would like to welcome and introduce Solange Mukamurenzi to you. Solange will be IPID's coordinator from January 2017. She is a PhD student at Informatics department, Örebro University. You can find more about her from her web page: https://www.oru.se/english/employee/solange_mukamurenzi

Happy New Year 2017!

Calls and Research Opportunities


CfP: AMCIS 2017 Conference
Minitrack: Crime and Corruption in Information Technology Management in Developing, Emerging, and Transition Economies
August 10-12, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA.

Minitrack Chairs:
Michael Lapke (mlapke@umw.edu), Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington
Mukesh Srivastava (msrivast@umw.edu), Professor, University of Mary Washington
Alain Claude Tambe Ebot (alain.c.tambe-ebot@jyu.fi), PhD student, University of Jyvaskyla

Potential Topics:
- Security policy formulation and implementation
- E-government data security
- Public and private sector auditing and compliance
- 3rd party data security
- Infrastructure Cloud Security
- Service availability and denial of service
- Cyber law and terrorism
- Security in the systems development lifecycle
- Mobile data security and privacy
- Electronic Extortion
- Disaster recovery in developing countries
- Public sector vulnerability to state based attacks

Important dates:
- Completed Research, due 01-March-2017 1:00 PM EST (13:00)
- Emergent Research Form (ERF), due 01-March-2017 1:00 PM EST (13:00)
- Workshops and Tutorials, due 03-April-2017
- Panels, due 03-April-2017
- Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Talk Sessions, due 25-April-2017
- Professional Development Symposia (PDS), due 25-April-2017

Find more information about the conference here: https://amcis2017.aisnet.org/

CfP: Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag
27 April 2017, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

The huge uptake of affordable smartphones across Africa and improved network access has led to more social media subscribers on the continent than ever before. For many Africans social media has now become a part of everyday life, helping to maintain social ties and to forge new connections.

This workshop calls for papers that address the diverse uses and affects of social media in Africa. Interested presenters on topics that address any of the above should submit an abstract of no more than 350 words to M.Dwyer@ed.ac.uk and Thomas.Molony@ed.ac.uk.
The deadline for submission is 27th January 2017. Further details are available at: http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/news/2016/call_for_papers_-_social_media_in_africa_beyond_the_hashtag

Call For Extended Abstract - The 1st Conference on Healthcare, SDGs & Social Business
February 21, 2017, Asahi Hamarikyu Hall, Tokyo, Japan

The conference aims to share the goals and status of the SDGs in healthcare; ideas, state-of-the-art technologies to efficiently solve the primary healthcare issues; concept of social business case studies that can address a particular healthcare issue in a sustainable way in any regions/communities in the world.

Topics of Interest include:
- SDGs and Healthcare
- Technology and Healthcare:
- Social Business and Healthcare

Submission:
Submit your paper (2 pages) through easychair
For inquires please contact: Jecinta Kamau (jecinta at f.ait.kyushu-u.ac.jp)

Registration Fees:
Undergraduate Students: Free
Postgraduate Students: 2,000 yen
Others: 5,000 yen

Important Dates:
New Submission Deadline: January  10th (Tuesday) 24:00 JST, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2017
Camera-ready: January 30, 2017
Conference Date: February 21, 2017

Conference URL: http://gramweb.net/socialtech/call-for-papers/

Short-Term Research Associate Vacancy in ICT4D
The University of Manchester is currently advertising a short-term Research Associate post relating to digital economies and developing countries. Application deadline is 2 January 2017. The post involves supporting and contributing to a new research network on digital economies in developing countries, with salary in the range £31,076 to £38,183 per annum.

For more information about the vacancy and how to apply visit : https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=12606

SOLVE Challenge
SOLVE is an initiative of MIT working to solve world challenges. You are invited to work with people all over the world to submit your solutions the challenges listed.

Cure: Chronic Diseases - How can we help patients and caregivers prevent, detect and manage chronic diseases, especially in resources-limited settings?
For more information on how to participate: http://solvecolab.mit.edu/web/guest/wiki/-/wiki/resources/2016/cure-chronic-diseases

Learn: Refugee Education - How can we improve learning outcomes for refugee and displaced young people under 24?
For more information on how to participate: http://solvecolab.mit.edu/web/guest/wiki/-/wiki/resources/2016/learn-refugee-education2

Fuel: Carbon Contributions - How can individuals and corporations manage and reduce their carbon contributions?
For more information on how to participate: http://solvecolab.mit.edu/web/guest/wiki/-/wiki/resources/2016/fuel-carbon-contributions

Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2017 at 16:59:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

SPIDER's Open Call for proposals
Thematic area: ICT4Education projects: vocational skills
Maximum funding Per year: 1 million SEK.
Implementation period: mid-2017 to mid-2019.
Deadline for applying: No later than January 31, 2017
Find more information at: http://spidercenter.org/open-call-for-proposals-vocational-skills/

IPID News Update

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 @ 11:43am

CfP Reminder: IFIP 9.4 2017 Conference - Track 12: IPID and Graduate Student Track
The 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Submission Deadline: December 7, 2016
Conference Dates: May 22 - 24, 2017
Conference Co-Chairs: Fathul Wahid, Julian Bass, Johanes Eka Priyatma
Programme Co-Chairs: Jyoti Choudrie, M. Sirajul Islam
Conference website - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/
Call for Papers - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/CFP-IFIP-WG-94-2017.pdf
Conference Tracks - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/submissions/tracks/
EasyChair Submission site - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipwg942017

AfricaTek 2017  
The 1st EAI International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries
March 27–29, 2017, Marrakech, Morocco
The conference AFRICATEK 2017 targets the use of emerging technologies (e.g. cloud computing, IoT, data analytics, green computing, etc.) in developing countries. Building innovative solutions and services based on cutting edge technologies is very challenging in developing countries for several reasons. The limited IT infrastructure and Internet penetration are two of the key hindering barriers.

All accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.

Full Paper Submission deadline: 10 December 2016
For more information: http://africatek.org/2017

The First International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on “Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Competitiveness for Responsive and Sustainable Development”.
August 23–25, 2017, Radison Blu hotel, Lusaka Zambia
This conference will bring together researchers, scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs from international and local universities and industry to showcase research and innovations. This is an exceptional platform for researchers/academics/innovators/scientists/practitioners to discuss contemporary phenomena shaping human development from multiple vantage points. Many topics of the multi-disciplinary nature as a response to everyday challenges faced in both developing and developed world contexts will be discussed.

This conference will also provide an opportunity for graduating students to publish their Bachelors’, Masters’ and PhD research works (research papers).
Abstract submission deadline: 30th January 2017
Notice of abstract acceptance date: 15th February 2017
Full paper submission deadline: 30th April 2017

More details can be found at: http://www.multiresearch.net/index.php

CfP: ICETI 2017
The 8th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics
March 21 - 24, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:
- The 8th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2017
- The 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2017

The deadlines for this second CFP are the following:
- December 20th, 2016: Article submissions
- December 20th, 2016: Invited session proposals
- January 24th, 2017: Notifications of acceptance
- February 21st, 2017: Uploading of camera-ready or final version

You can find more details, as well as the URLs of the different events, at http://www.2017iiisconf.org/cfp-spring2017.asp

Job Opportunity: Project Specialist, Internet for All
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Facilitate country-level activities in current and future Internet for All country programmes
• Advance progress on Internet for All topics, including planning and hosting calls and meetings, developing content for the meetings, distilling decisions into action plans and working with Internet for All partner organizations to develop goals and roadmaps with key milestones and expected outcomes
• Strengthen the physical and digital project platform to promote a continuous exchange on Internet development activities and progress, lessons learned and opportunities for collaboration with Forum members and constituents
• Contribute to long-term strategy development and overall thought leadership on the Internet for All
 
Qualifications and Skills:
• University degree in business, economics, management, organizational behavior or other relevant field
• At least five years of project management experience, of which at least two years working with or in the global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry and/or ICT development sector
• Track record of success in large-scale project delivery and knowledge leadership
• Excellent relationship management skills and experience working with top-level leaders from business, civil society and/or government
• Proven ability to understand issues and policies related to national and regional economic development, including the role of information and communication technologies
• Outstanding verbal and written language skills in English; additional proficiency in French or Spanish would be an asset

For more information on how to apply go to: http://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WORLD&cws=1&rid=1307

Call for Papers - IFIP9.4 Track 12: IPID and Graduate Student Track

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 10th November 2016 @ 3:58pm

IPID annual symposium (2017) has been integrated into IFIP9.4 conference as a conference track (Track 12: IPID and Graduate Student Track). IFIP9.4 Conference will take place on 22-24 May 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The goal of this track is to publish graduate students' research papers. Papers will be published as conference proccedings and or in Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC). Eight Students with the best papers will receive a travel grant of 6000SEK each to assist them attend the conference. Refer to the call for papers below for details: 

Track chair

  • Julian Bass (j.bass@salford.ac.uk, University of Salford, United Kingdom)
  • Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe (ena@du.se, Dalarna University, Sweden)

Call for papers in pdf

This track will offer a pathway for new authors to join the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries research community. The track will follow a similar format to those in the previous two Working Group 9.4 conferences (Kathmandu and Jamaica).

The track will accept full papers across the range of topic areas within the conference theme i.e., ICTs for promoting social harmony: Towards a sustainable information society. The papers will be reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers identified by the track chairs. The submitted papers must not have been previously published.

This track will offer (an optional) submission deadline two months earlier than the main conference, in order to provide a preliminary round of formative feedback on submissions to authors prior to the main submission deadline.

Submissions should be in the form of full papers which, if accepted, will be included in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit to a Special Issue of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC).

For more information, please contact J.Bass@salford.ac.uk or edgar.asiimwe@oru.se


Associate editors

  • Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
  • Wallace Chigona, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Abubakar A. Dahiru, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
  • Sirajul Islam, Örebro University, Sweden
  • Zaman Tariq, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia


Important dates

Paper submission:                    November 15, 2016 (Extended to December 7, 2016)
Acceptance notification:            January 31, 2017
Resubmission:                         February 28 , 2017
Conference:                             May 22 - 24, 2017

Conference co-chairs

Fathul Wahid (Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Julian Bass (University of Salford, United Kingdom)
Johanes Eka Priyatma (Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Programme co-chairs

Jyoti Choudrie (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
M. Sirajul Islam (Örebro University, Sweden)

Types of contributions
-
Full Research Papers
Length limit: 5000 words for text excluding abstract, diagrams, tables and references   

-Research in Progress/Practitioner Reports of Experience and Reflection
Length Limit: 2500 words of text excluding abstract, diagrams, tables and references

Submission
Submissions should use the IFIP WG 9.4 paper template:
http://2017.ifipwg94.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/IFIPWG94_2017_Paper_template.docx

Submissions should be uploaded electronically to:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipwg942017

Attending the conference

All the information about the conference and how to participate/attend will be posted at:
http://2017.ifipwg94.net/

Spider call for proposals - vocational skills

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 3rd November 2016 @ 5:25am

Spider announces its second open call for proposals within thematic area Education and Learning (visit spidercenter.org for details). This time we are looking for organisations using ICT within formal or non-formal education to give vocational skills to improve employability or self-sufficiency. Deadline for application is Noon, CET, December 16, 2016.

Spider is excited to announce an open call in the thematic programme of education and learning. The objective of the present call is to receive project proposals that are ready to be implemented and can deliver concrete results. Proposals that can demonstrate how they will achieve learning outcomes and organizations that form strategic partnerships with different stakeholders will be prioritized.

Focus
The focus is on vocational skills, and we are looking for proposals that are competency based, learner centered, and using formal and/or non-formal education. The areas will be in different trades and subjects where the trainees are taught technical and life skills that will lead to productivity and improve chances of employability and/or self-sufficiency.

Target group
This call will focus on the heads of children-headed households or, heads of women-headed households, widows or youth in rural-, urban settings and refugee camps.

ICT component(s)
The proposed ICT component(s) should be used as a tool for furthering education within the particular context, specifically integrating pedagogically proven methods. The project should make use of ICTs/ method in ICT4D that has yielded the desirable results in the same or similar socio-economic settings and tailored to the context in which it is implemented.

Financial allocation and project duration
The project should not exceed 1 million SEK per year.

Spider will fund projects in education starting from mid-2017. Projects need to end by mid-2019.

Eligibility of applicants
Spider will accept applications from institutions of learning and organisations from the following 23 priority countries for Swedish development cooperation:

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

Asia:
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Myanmar

Middle East:
Iraq
Palestine

Latin America:
Bolivia
Colombia

Rules for the open call:
Please note that applications that exceed the two page limit will be rejected.

The application must be written in English, font Times New Roman size 10 and we will not accept hand-written applications.

The deadline for submission of the application is 16 December 2016 noon Central European Time. Applications sent in after the deadline will be rejected.

Spider requests applicants to send in an externally audited annual report, audit management letter, and the organisations proof of registration. These documents together with the two page concept note will be the application.

Assessment and selection of applications:
Qualified applicants should submit a two page concept note together with other documents as explained in the rules for open call no later than 16 December 2016.

Following review by Spider, selected applicants will be invited to submit a project proposal in February 2017. Spider reserves the right to choose project applications which are best aligned with our programme goals.

Spider Programme outcomes
The projects will contribute to a unified result for the thematic programmes of education. We are looking for projects that can deliver concrete results to the following short term outcomes in education:

2.1 Students/Learners have ICT-based access to education and digital content is available,

2.2 Forums and networks have improved the use of ICT for learning

2.3 Institutions of learning and related civil society organisations have strengthened capacity in accessible education, capacity building of teachers and content development.

Who can give me more information?
If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact Magda Berhe Johnson, Program Manager in Education and Learning, by email at: education@spidercenter.org

IFIP WG 9.4 2017 CfP Reminder (submission deadline: November 15, 2016)

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 @ 12:32pm

The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) gathers scholars and practitioners that deal with the issue on how ICT affects social development. In the last three decades and particularly, in the 21st century, ICT have been viewed as pertinent for social development given their role in assisting in bringing development to areas affected by natural disasters such as, the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes and the Arab Spring revolutions. Due to their pertinent role, ICT related research has been attracting scholars from information systems and a variety of other areas such as development studies, public administration, political science, political economy, social anthropology, and sociology.

The theme of the IFIP WG 9.4 2017 conference is: ICTs for promoting social harmony: Towards a sustainable information society (Download the Call for papers in pdf). A harmonious society is viewed to be a peaceful and balanced ‘connected whole’ in a transformed social dynamics where there is a sustainable exchange of resources and development taking place through mutual agreements. As ‘all problems of existence are essentially problems of harmony’, the goal of development is apparently not only to ensure social harmony, but also to minimize the elements that undermine or disrupt the ‘connected whole’. Ideally, the information society is seen as a ‘classless and conflictless’ inclusive community, which strives to use technologies to diminish structural barriers, democratize information, balance between power and dependency, and transform human values. However, in reality, it faces several challenges of, for example, political and religious extremism, infringement of privacy and security, disparity of wealth and social disconnection. As we are unavoidably intermingling towards the complex environment of information society, we need to critically investigate the ‘social construction’ role of information technology especially in the contexts of peace and conflict, cooperation, and development of human capital for creating a ‘sustainable world’.

To address and emphasise this issue, we however welcome contributions from a wide range of perspectives, for example, public administration, entrepreneurship, business administration, information technology for development, information management/systems, philosophy, or management amongst other disciplines.

Conference tracks:
We invite those interested in participating to submit to one of the following tracks:

  1. Perspectives on Large Scale and Complex Information Systems for Development: Ecosystems, Architectures and Platforms
  2. Women Empowerment and Gender Justice: Social Harmony and/or Social Change?
  3. Unravelling Social Mechanisms of ICT-enabled Development: What is Development and How Can ICT Enable It?
  4. The Data Revolution and Sustainable Development Goals
  5. Critical Perspectives on ICT and Open Innovation for Development
  6. The Contribution of Practice Theories to ICT for Development
  7. Agile Development
  8. Indigenous and Local Community Grounded ICT Developments
  9. Global Sourcing and Development
  10. Sustainability in ICT4D
  11. Information Systems Development and Implementation in Southeast Asia
  12. IPID and Graduate Student Track
  13. ICT4D Project Governance
  14. General

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: November 15, 2016
Acceptance notification: January 31, 2017
Resubmission: February 28, 2017
Conference: May 22-24, 2017

Hosts:

Universitas Islam Indonesia in collaboration with Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

For further information, please contact: Fathul Wahid (fathulwahid [at] uii.ac.id)

IPID News Update

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 6th October 2016 @ 7:08pm

CfP Reminder: IFIP 9.4 2017 Conference
The 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Submission Deadline: Tuesday November 15, 2016
Conference Dates: May 22 - 24, 2017
Conference Co-Chairs: Fathul Wahid, Julian Bass, Johanes Eka Priyatma
Programme Co-Chairs: Jyoti Choudrie, M. Sirajul Islam
Conference website - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/
Call for Papers - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/CFP-IFIP-WG-94-2017.pdf
Conference Tracks - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/submissions/tracks/
EasyChair Submission site - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipwg942017
Hotel - http://www.royalambarrukmo.com/

CfP: Information Systems Journal Special Issue
Making the Developing World a Better Place with High Impact IS Research
Submission Deadline: Saturday December 31, 2016

Coordinating Editor:
Robert Davison, City University, Hong Kong (isrobert@cityu.edu.hk)

Co SI Senior Editors:
Antonio Díaz Andrade, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (antonio.diaz@aut.ac.nz)
Carol Ou, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (carol.ou@uvt.nl)
Angsana Techatassanasoontorn, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (angsana@aut.ac.nz)
CfP URL: - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2575/homepage/ISJ_SI_Impact_Call.pdf
All papers must be submitted at the ISJ’s online paper submission website: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/isj

Call for Chapters (Deadline for proposals extended)
Publication title: ‘Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction’
Publisher:  IGI Global

Editors:
Sam Takavarasha Jr (Research Fellow at University of Zimbabwe)
Carl Adams (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Extended Abstract/Chapter Outline Submission Deadline: October 30, 2016
Full Chapter Submission: December 30, 2016
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: April 15, 2017
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: April 30, 20177

Inquiries can be forwarded to Sam Takavarasha Jr email: stjnr1@gmail.com and Carl Adams, email: carl.adams@port.ac.uk.

CfP: ICT4AD 2017
The 2nd International Conference on ICT for Africa Development
Douala, Cameroon, Monday May 8 - Wednesday May 10, 2017
Submission Deadline: Sunday January 15, 2017
Conference Co-Chairs: Atsa Etoundi Roger, Irwin Brown, Robert Davison
Conference website - http://www.icit4ad.cm/
Call for Papers - http://www.icit4ad.cm/images/ICT4AD_Call_for_Papers_17.pdf
EasyChair Submission site - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icit4ad17
Hotel - http://www.hotelsawa.com

CfP: WorldCIST'17
5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, 11th-13th of April 2017
Submission deadline: November 13, 2016
URL: http://www.worldcist.org/

CfP: Special Issue - Software Engineering for Connected Health (SECH)
Journal of Software Evolution and Process

Guest Co-Editors:
Dr. Noel Carroll, ARCH - Applied Research for Connected Health Technology Centre, University of Limerick (noel.carroll@lero.ie)
Prof. Craig Kuziemsky, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (kuziemsky@telfer.uottawa.ca)
Prof. Ita Richardson, Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre, University of Limerick (Ita.Richardson@lero.ie)

Submission deadline: 15th December 2016
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/(ISSN)2047-7481/asset/homepages/Special_Issue_Call_SWE_for_Connected_Health.pdf?v=1&s=14e2004af23727aec9c0ef6517058f22636ea699&isAguDoi=false

Scholarships for Ong 2.0 ICT4D Course (Second edition)
Ong 2.0 is a team of communication and no profit professionals with the passion of innovation and technologies. Ong 2.0 provides a certified long-term online course, facilitated by renowned issue-experts, to support the professional development of participants’ attitude and skills towards world’s latest technologies, methodologies and innovations in the field of ICTs for Development, and seed-funding.
Ong is currently awarding 20 scholarships for development practitioners, researchers and students who are working in the field of ICT for development. Learn more about their scholarships: http://www.ong2zero.org/en/blog/corsi/course-scholarships/
Deadline for applying is October 9 2016.

Dimagi Career Opportunities in India and DC
URL: http://www.dimagi.com/about/careers/

New Job Posting for the Rady School of Management, UCSD
Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego is recruiting an assistant professor of Business Analytics.
The applicants should have expertise in economics and strategy, finance, innovation, technology, and operations, management, or marketing. He or she must have a Ph.D. or be working toward completion of a Ph.D. by the start date of the new academic year (July 2017).
URL: http://rady.ucsd.edu/faculty/recruiting/#
Postdoc position in Critical Infrastructure Design and Analysis
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
The candidate should have a very good research record and interest in any of the following areas:
- Analysis, design, and simulation of critical infrastructures or Cyber-Physical Systems
- Data-intensive analysis of smart infrastructures
- Data-driven anomaly detection in enormous data sets
- Cyber-security and cyber-crime detection and prediction
- Secure data exchange in critical infrastructure

Deadline for application:  October 31, 2016
For more details follow the link: http://www.muni.cz/general/employment_offers/32687v

Funded Ph.D. positions at the University of Michigan School of Information
Information on the Ph.D. program is available at https://www.si.umich.edu/content/phd. The application deadline is December 15. Lionel Robert (lprobert@umich.edu) can be contacted for details.

IPID News Updates

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 1st August 2016 @ 2:52pm

CfP Reminder: 14th International Conference of IFIP Working Group 9.4
Theme: "ICTs for promoting social harmony: Towards a sustainable information society"
May 22 - 24, 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
IPID and Graduate Student Track webpage: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid2017
Deadline for paper submissions: November 15, 2016 (optional: two months earlier)
Conference website: http://2017.ifipwg94.net/

IGI Global Call for Chapters
Publication title: Affordability of ICT Access and its Impact on Poverty Reduction and Development
Please visit http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2292 for more details regarding this publication and to submit your work. You can also find detailed manuscript formatting and submission guidelines at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on stjnr1@gmail.com or Carl Adams carl.adams@port.ac.uk . Thank you very much for your consideration of this invitation, and I hope to have your chapter proposal/extended abstract by September 16, 2016 or full book chapter by December 30, 2016"

CfP: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on Social Inclusion in the Information Systems Field
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2016

Special Issue Editors
Eileen M. Trauth (The Pennsylvania State University) - etrauth@ist.psu.edu
K.D. Joshi (Washington State University) - joshi@wsu.edu
Lynette (Kvasny) Yarger (The Pennsylvania State University) - lyarger@ist.psu.edu

We welcome positivist, interpretive and critical empirical research that seeks greater understanding and theorizing about social inclusion in the information systems field.

Topics that might be addressed in the special issue include but are not limited to:
-Empirical studies of underrepresented groups in the IS profession
-Intersectionality and underrepresented  groups - as users or as IS professionals
-Critical studies of causes and effects of exclusion on organizations and society
-Manifestations of exclusion in the IS profession and in information systems use
-Theoretically-informed interventions to increase inclusion in the IS profession
-Positivist, interpretive and critical studies of the "haves" and "have nots" in the information society
-Influence of human diversity on the design, development and deployment of information systems
-Impact of non-inclusive conceptualization of users on information systems development, deployment, management and use

All submissions must adhere to the formatting guidelines for Information Systems Journal. Submissions for the full papers must be made to the ISJ's Manuscript Central Account: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/isj, where you should select the Special Issue as the submission type.

CfP: Pre-ICIS 2016 Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual (DOTI)  
11 December 2016, 1:00-5:30 pm, Dublin, Ireland
Deadline for paper submissions: 9 September 2016
Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions: 30 September 2016
Workshop website: http://doti.is-research.com

References:
Baskerville, R. (2011): Individual information systems as a research arena, European Journal of Information Systems, 20, 251-254: doi:10.1057/ejis.2011.8
Hess, T.; Legner, C.; Esswein, W.; Maaß, W.; Matt, C.; Österle, H.;Schlieter, H.; Richter, P.; Zarnekow, R. (2014): Digital Life as a Topic of Business and Information Systems Engineering?, Business & Information Systems Engineering 6(4), 247-253

CfP: MIS Quarterly Executive
Special Issue on "Digital Business Transformation and the Changing Role of the IT Function"

Special Issue editors
- Nils Urbach, University of Bayreuth, nils.urbach@uni-bayreuth.de (Primary contact)
- Paul Drews, Leuphana University, paul.drews@leuphana.de
- Jeanne Ross, MIT Sloan School of Management, jross@mit.edu

Important dates
Special Issue full paper submission deadline:  October 17, 2016
First editorial review sent to authors: November 28, 2016
Paper resubmission based on editor feedback deadline: January 9, 2017
Second editorial review, decision and suggestions to authors: February 20, 2017
Final submission of accepted papers deadline: April 3, 2017
MISQE publication: June 2017

Instructions
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via e-mail to the special issue editors. For the format of the papers, please follow the regular submission guidelines on the MISQE website (http://misqe.org/ojs2/index.php/misqe). The size of the manuscript should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words.

CfP: DIGIT 2016 - Pre-ICIS Workshop
Sunday, December 11, 2016, Dublin, Ireland
Theme: Technology Adoption, Use and Diffusion Research at the Crossroad
Submissions Due: Wednesday, September 14, 2016  

All papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word format based on the DIGIT 2016 template. Full research and research-in-progress papers should include an abstract. Page counts exclude the title page, references and appendices. The title page should include the paper title and the authors' names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses. The main body of the paper should have a title, but no author identification. Please use the DIGIT 2016 paper template, which can be found online at http://www.sigadit.net/digit.html. This year, all paper submissions should be sent electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment to digit.workshop@gmail.com. Questions regarding paper submissions should be directed to the program chair Sven Laumer (sven.laumer@uni-bamberg.de).

CfP Reminder: iiWAS2016
The 18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services
28 - 30 November 2016,Singapore
Paper submission deadline: 10 August 2016 (EXTENDED); Full Papers (10 pages), Short papers, demos and work in progress (4 pages)
URL: http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2016/
Email: iiwas2016@iiwas.org
Paper submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iiwas2016

CfP Reminder: MoMM2016
The 14th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia
28-30 November 2016, Singapore
Paper submission deadline: 10 August 2016 (EXTENDED): Full Papers (10 pages), Short papers, demos and work in progress (4 pages)
URL: http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/momm2016/
Email: momm2016@iiwas.org
Paper submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=momm2016

CfP Reminder: ICEEE2016
The Fifth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education
06-08 September, 2016, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

The conference aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:
- Errors in E-Learnings
- Mobile Learning (M-learning)
- Blended Learning
- E-Learning Hardware and Software
- E-Learning Success Cases
- Educating the Educators
- Collaborative Learning
- Computer-Aided Assessment

Submission deadline: August 06, 2016
URL: http://goo.gl/22mZ93


URL: WorldCIST'17
5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
11-13 April 2017, Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal
URL: http://www.worldcist.org/

PhD Studentship/Scholarship
- One PhD scholarship is available at UTS Australia. The stipend is $26288 per year for three years with tuition fee waived and with a possible 6 month extension. It is research and industry based.

The research focus is on scalable data systems such as scalable cross-domain data analytics, scalable data platforms. Strong track record on scalability, Spark/Hadoop, data mining, machine learning or software engineering is preferred. IELTS score is required with overall no less than 6 and writing no less than 6.

Preference will be given to the student who has the ability or is able to learn skill sets or operating in the SMACK stack (spark-mesos-Akka-Cassandra-Kafka or alike), has some data integration and management skills and work in the following vertical domains if opportunity arise: smart cities, industry IoT, cybersecurity and health.

Please contact Prof. Jinjun Chen at Jinjun.Chen@uts.edu.au if you are interested.

For more information, please refer to www.swinflow.org/~jchen or http://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/global-big-data-technologies-centre

- PhD Studentship/Early Career Researcher - IoT/Industry 4.0 strategies for product-service business models
Marie Curie Early Career Researcher Aston Business School, Advanced Service Research Group
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 years)
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: Monday 15 August 2016
Interview Date: Monday 12th September 2016
Full details: http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/16-217-circuit-recruitment-full-phd-2016.pdf

Latest publications from JITTA
Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application
2016 Volume 17, Issue 2:  http://aisel.aisnet.org/jitta/

Spider announces OPEN CALL ICT for Health and Well-Being

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 16th June 2016 @ 8:25pm

Spider - The Swedish Programme for ICT in Developing Regions, Stockholm university is calling for project proposals in the thematic area of ICT for Health. The call focuses on health projects that have an integral component of ICT in its implementation, whether basic or elaborate. It is open for organizations in 20 developing countries that are locally anchored.

ICT for health. Copyright: Spider/DSV.

Health informatics. Copyright: DSV, Stockholm university.

The projects should be health projects that have an integral component of ICT in its implementation, whether basic or elaborate. Locally anchored project partners that have shown results in reaching hard to reach communities and bridging the digital divide will be at an advantage. Spider encourages projects that focus on communicable diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) /maternal and child health.

Spider welcomes project proposals that in part or in full contribute to Spider’s Health Programme’s short term outcomes:
3.1 Citizens have access to information and health services
3.2 Forums and Networks strengthen capacity building of health care professionals, knowledge transfer and cost effective public health initiatives 
3.3 Formal and informal health care workers/CSOs use and are aided by ICT in their provision and services and enrich data on public health.

Eligibility of Applicants

Spider will accept applications from organisations in the following countries:

AFRICA ASIA LATIN AMERICA
Burkina Faso* Bangladesh Bolivia*

Democratic Republic of Congo*

Cambodia

Colombia*
Ethiopia Myanmar (Burma) Guatemala*
Kenya    
Liberia    
Mali*    
Mozambique*    
Rwanda    
Somalia    
South Sudan    
Tanzania    
Uganda    
Zambia    
Zimbabwe    

 

*reporting to Spider will be in English

                                                
Financial allocation and project duration

A maximum of 1 million SEK can be applied per project. The duration for the projects should not exceed the period of 2016-2018.

Project Criteria

Criteria for project partners

How to apply

If you consider your organisation to be eligible for support in the open call, fill in the

 Template for Open Call for Health and Well-being 2016 (92 Kb)

Send the application by email to health@spidercenter.org no later than 10 A.M Central European Time on Monday July 4th, 2016. Specify in the subject head health call and name of the organization.

Rules for the open call - Please note the following

  • Applications that exceed the one page limit will be rejected 
  • The application must be written in English, font Times New Roman size 10
  • We will not accept hand-written applications
  • The deadline for submission of the application is Monday 4th July 2016, 10 AM Central European time
  • Applications sent in after the deadline will be rejected
     

Additional documents

Spider requests applicants to send the one page concept note together with the following documents:

  • An externally audited annual report
  • Audit management letter
  • The organisation's proof of registration
     

Assessment and selection of applications

Qualified applicants should submit a one page note together with other documents as explained in the rules for open call no later than 10:00 CET 4th July 2016. Following review by Spider, selected applicants will be notified on 15 August 2016. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a project initiation document by 7th September August 2016. Spider reserves the right to choose project applications which are best aligned with our programme goals.

More information about the call

If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact Edna Soomre, Programme Manager for Health, by email: health@spidercenter.org

Last Call (Deadline - 15 June 2016): The 5th International Conference on M4D

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 13th June 2016 @ 12:29pm

M4D
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016
Organised by University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University
Conference home page: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

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The International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development 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 and the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014. M4D2016 will be held in Maputo, Mozambique.

M4D2016 Conference Themes
Mobile Technologies operate in a date rich environment. In light of this, mobile service providers tailor services towards user communication practices and patterns pushing content and material molded to user interests. Millions of mobile users from the global south engage with social media and other communication platforms, all of which require registration processes of personal data. Data for Development is part of the latest development terminology campaigning for the use of digital data to push the development agenda. On the flip side are the growing concerns for privacy, security and surveillance. With large quantities of personal data located in the digital space, should surveillance and security preclude use of mobile technologies in development? M4D2016 will take up these discussions along with topics addressing but not restricted to:

  • mLearning
  • mLivelihood
  • mAgriculture
  • mHealth
  • mInclusion
  • mGovernance
  • mInnovation
  • Mobile app development

Conference Committee
- General Chair: Professor Carlos Lucas (UEM. Mozambique)
- Local Organizing Chair: Avelino Mondlane (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Xavier Muianga (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Constantino Sotomane (Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Orlando Zacarias (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe (Örebro University)
- HumanIT Organizing Chair: Caroline Wamala Larsson (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)
 

How to Participate
M4D2016 welcomes participants from the academia, industry, NGOs, development agencies, and governmental and international organizations. For the opportunity to present at the conference, delegates have different options:

  1. Research papers - Papers (8-12 pages including references) which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Articles considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.
  2. The practitioner’s track - This 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Panels Theme driven panels are also welcome. 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.
  5. Posters or Demos - You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo. Submit 1page extended abstract for this track.
  6. IPID Graduate Student's Track - This track is open to students (masters and PhD students) to share their research with other M4D researchers and practitioners. Submissions to this track should take paper format (8-12 pages including references) and should address the conference topics. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Students can also submit posters, demos and organise panels and workshops.

Presentation and formats for research papers

  1. Accepted papers with the best reviews will be allocated longer presentation slots in parallel sessions.
  2. Another level of accepted papers will be allocated shorter presentation slots in short track sessions.
  3. Additionally other accepted papers will be presented as posters. Accepted paper presenters should thus be prepared to bring posters with them. Poster size should be 80x120 cm Maximum. Roll-ups are also allowed.

Inclusion of accepted papers/posters/demos/workshops in conference proceedings is conditioned on payment of registration fee prior to registration deadline. Conference proceedings will be published in the Karlstad University Studies Series, as well as on the websites of the University Eduardo Mondlane and the Centre for HumanIT, Karlstad.

The submission template is available at: http://m4d2016.com/doc/m4d_template.doc

For questions about IPID Graduate Student's Track send email to: info@ipid.se or edgar.asiimwe@oru.se.
For general information about the conference send email to info@m4d2016.com.

Important Dates
- Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2016   
- Acceptance note papers: 10 August 2016   
- Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 15 September 2016   
- Poster/Demo/ workshop submission deadline: 1 September 2016   
- Acceptance note Posters/Demos/ workshops: 15 September 2016   
- Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 1 September 2016   

Conference delegates should submit their papers and contributions here: http://bit.ly/1SWHJ0g


Registration and Fees

Registration will open March 1 2016 at http://m4d2016.com/registration.php

Conference fee will be 200US Dollars with a reduced fee of 150US Dollars for Master and PhD students.

*Participants salaried from a developing country are entitled to a 30% discount (140 US Dollars)

Conference fee includes access to conference venue, presentations, workshops and demonstrations, keynote presentations, one copy of the proceedings, lunches, refreshments and receptions throughout the conference, conference dinner and social events.


Interested in Reviewing?
Please contact us at info@m4d2016.com and make known areas of interest and level of expertise and how many papers/short papers you are interested in reviewing. Due mention will be made in the proceedings.

Travel Grants
M4D2016 hopes to arrange travel grants for participants from developing countries that will cover registration fee and a maximum of 500€ for flight tickets and accommodation.

IPID will provide additional travel grants worth 600€ (each) to students with accepted papers (best 10 selected papers).

More information about grants will be posted here and on the conference website: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

Spider launches OPEN CALL for proposals in ICT for Education - Deadline June 28th 2016

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 7th June 2016 @ 5:11pm

Spider - The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions, hosted at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm university, announces an open call for project proposals in ICT-based access to education and digital content, accessible education, capacity building and content development.

Creativity is a human right.

Spider is excited to announce an open call in the thematic area of Education. The objective of the present call is to receive project proposals that are ready to be implemented and can deliver concrete results. This call will focus on proposals targeting primary and secondary schools. Spider encourages applications from organisations and institutions of learning that are teaching in refugee camps.

Eligibility of applicants

Spider will accept applications from organisations and institutions of learning from the 13 priority countries for Swedish development cooperation:

Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The projects will contribute to a unified results for Spider's thematic programmes of Education. We are looking for projects that can deliver concrete results to the following short term outcomes in Education:

2.1 Students/Learners have ICT-based access to education and digital content is available
2.3 Institutions of learning and related civil society organisations have strengthened capacity in accessible education, capacity building of teachers and content development.

Financial allocation and project duration

Spider will allocate 1 million SEK per project and will fund projects in education that will start end of 2016 till the end of 2018.

Project Criteria

Criteria for project partners

How to apply

If you consider your organisation to be eligible for support in the open call, fill in the

 Template Open Call Education 2016 (161 Kb)

Send the application by email to education@spidercenter.org no later than midnight Central European Time on Tuesday June 28th, 2016. Specify in the subject head education call and name of the organization.

Rules for the open call - Please note the following

  • Applications that exceed the one page limit will be rejected 
  • The application must be written in English, font Times New Roman size 10
  • We will not accept hand-written applications
  • The deadline for submission of the application is June 28th, 2016 midnight Central European time
  • Applications sent in after the deadline will be rejected

Additional documents

Spider requests applicants to send the one page concept note together with the following documents:

  1. An externally audited annual report
  2. Audit management letter
  3. The organisation's proof of registration
     

Assessment and selection of applications

Qualified applicants should submit a one page note together with other documents as explained in the rules for open call no later than 28 June 2016. Following review by Spider, select applicants will be notified on 10 August 2016. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a project initiation document by 31 August 2016. Spider reserves the right to choose project applications which are best aligned with our programme goals.

More information about the call

If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact Magda Berhe Johnson, Program Manager in Education and Learning, by email:
magda@spidercenter.org

IPID News Updates

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 31st May 2016 @ 7:30pm

Call for papers

Final call: The 5th International Conference on M4D
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016

Important Dates:
- Paper submission deadline: 15 June 2016 (Extended)  
- Acceptance note papers: 10 August 2016   
- Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 15 September 2016   
- Poster/Demo/ workshop submission deadline: 1 September 2016   
- Acceptance note Posters/Demos/ workshops: 15 September 2016   
- Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 1 September 2016   

Submit papers and contributions here: http://bit.ly/1SWHJ0g
Go to the web page for details: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

CfP: CIRN Prato 2016 Conference on Engaging with Participation, Activism, and Technologies
November 2-4, 2016, Monash Centre, Prato Italy
Submission Deadline: 31 July 2016
URL: http://cirn.wikispaces.com/Conference+2016

CfP: International Journal of Electronic Healthcare Call for Papers for Special Issue on: The Role of Information Systems in Healthcare

Guest Editors:
Madison Ngafeeson, Northern Michigan University, US
Vishal Midha, Illinois State University, USA
Kaushik Ghosh, Lamar University, USA

Subject Coverage:
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Value propositions of IT/IS in healthcare
-IT-enabled mechanisms and models for healthcare delivery
-Factors impacting adoption and use of IT/IS healthcare systems
-Impact of IT adoption and use on healthcare success in terms of efficiency, performance, cost, and quality
-Role of IT/IS in detecting and preventing clinical errors
-Role of IT/IS in fostering improved health and healthier lifestyles
-The impact of emerging technologies in healthcare
-Role of Web 2.0 and social networking technologies in healthcare
-Role of m-health applications in patient care
-Role of analytics in improving patient care and supporting evidence-based approach to patient care

Important Dates:
Submission of manuscripts: July 15, 2016
Notification to authors: August 20, 2016
Final versions due: September 20, 2016

Website:http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijeh

CfP: ICGCTI2016
The Fourth International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation - Part of The Fifth World Congress on Computing, Engineering and Technology (WCCET)
September 6-8, 2016 at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (A.P.U.), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Submission Deadline: August 6, 2016
Acceptance Notification: August 16, 2016 or 4 weeks from the submission date
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/icgcti2016/

CfP: DICTAP2016
The Sixth International Conference on Digital Information & Communication Technology & its Applications
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey, July 21 - 23, 2016.
Submission Deadline: June 21, 2016
URL: http://goo.gl/trzkxr

CfP: 8th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries
December 6–8, 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

 Important Dates:
-1 May 2016 - Submission Deadline (Workshop & Tutorial Proposals)
-26 June 2016 - Submission Deadline (Full Papers)
-24 July 2016 - Notification Deadline (Full Papers)
-7 August 2016 - Submission Deadline (Workshop Papers, Short Papers, Posters/Demos)
-4 September 2016 Notification Deadline (Workshop Papers, Short Papers, Posters/Demos)
-2 October 2016 - Camera-Ready Deadline
URL: http://africommconference.org/2016/show/home

CfP: CAUTHE 2017CAUTHE 2017 Conference Stream on "ICT, Disruptive Technologies & the Future"
February 7-10, 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand

Submission Deadlines:
-Full Papers: 17 October 2016
-Working Papers: 31 October 2016

URL: http://www.otago.ac.nz/cauthe2017/call-for-papers/index.html

CfP: HICSS-50
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
January 4-7, 2017, Hilton Waikoloa Village

Track on Electronic Government - Minitrack on Social Media and Government
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2016
URL: http://www.hicss.org/#!social-media-and-government/c21tg

Call for Chapters: IGI Book on Next-Generation Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Solutions
Editors: José Machado, António Abelha, Manuel Filipe Santos, and Filipe Portela (University of Minho)

Important dates:
-Proposals Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016
-Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2016
-Submission Date: March 30, 2017
URL:http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2208

CfP: INTECH 2016

Sixth International Conference on Innovating Computing Technology
August 24-26, Dublin, Ireland
Submission of papers: June 13, 2016
URL: www.dirf.org/intech

Call for participation: ICTD Open Session on Writing, Publishing and Careers within ICTD
ICTD Conference
June 3-6, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
The session is on Friday 3rd June from 4:00-5:30pm in Koessler, 3rd floor

Panallists:
-Ineke Buskens, UNU-CS
-Devinder Thapa, University of Agder, Norway
-Caroline Wamala Larsson, Karlstad University and SPIDER, Sweden

Refer to the poster bellow for more information:

 

IPID News Updates

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 2nd May 2016 @ 10:28pm

Call for papers

CfP: The 5th International Conference on M4D (deadline extended)
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016
Organised by University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University
Conference home page: http://m4d2016.com/index.php
New submission deadline: 15 June 2016

Reminder: Call for Workshop Proposals
NordiCHI 2016 - 23-27 October 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden
Deadline for proposals: 5 May 2016
http://www.nordichi2016.org/participate/workshops/

CfP: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue  on 'Critical Perspectives on Information Systems and Openness: Emerging Discourses, Meanings, Models and Implications'

Special Issue Guest Editors:
- Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo, Norway (pnielsen@ifi.uio.no)
- Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway (sundeeps@ifi.uio.no)

This special issue of the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) is dedicated to openness: the associated meanings around openness, the implications of openness for design, systems development, organization and society and what this means for charting new directions in IS research. We expect these new understandings to be based either on empirical based and critical analysis of projects in which aspects of openness are explicitly in focus, or on contexts where openness has emerged as an important theme. Our goal is to advance a critical debate in Information Systems research on the theme of openness. We welcome submissions on a range of different topics, involving different theories and methods which lead to strengthening of critical perspectives on contemporary debates around openness in Information Systems.

A variety of discourses and practices exist in contemporary society around openness emphasizing aspects of freedom, transparency, access, publishing, participation and democratic and collaborative efforts. These discourses relate to numerous domains, including the economy, healthcare, trade, innovation, business models, architecture, software, government data, social development, governance, knowledge, education and academic publishing.

An early Information Systems discourse in this area related to open source software and open standards. In recent times, we read about "open data", which involves governments placing relevant data in the public domain, and which may or may not be supported by open software. Open development is a more overarching theme which is positioned as a theory of development, focusing on understanding how information-networked activities are carried out, in what circumstances and with what benefit for whom. These openness discourses continue to unfold in a political-cultural-technical environment simultaneously with contrary implications (of openness) which emphasize increasingly centralized (cloud) computing, cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism and rising levels of comprehensive surveillance. There are inherent and fundamental contradictions and tensions around openness, which lend to the development of critical perspectives.

The promises of openness are many, including its economic potential to generate new innovations and industries, transparency, accountability and democratic processes like citizen participation in governance and rising accountability of the State. While there are a variety of practices related to openness (such as open source software development communities and practices), paradigms of openness are in flux, constantly being negotiated and contested, influencing the very meaning of communities and participation. Openness gives rise to many paradoxes. For example, innovation may require openness for collaboration among industrial actors, while the commercialization of the product of the collaboration may require protection. Open international production may weaken local economies and domestic jobs, but at the same time potentially improve the export performance of a country. While open education may significantly empower students at the fringes, it may also reconfigure the playing field of competing educational institutions by introducing significant changes to the educational system. Furthermore, while open government data is critical for transparency and accountability, it may strike back on a failing regime.

Openness has received significant attention from IS researchers, in workshops, conferences and journals, making the Information Systems discipline well positioned to a critical study of openness given its multi-disciplinary perspectives. Further, there are definitely technical implications underlying openness discourses - software, cloud computing, databases etc. - which means that Information Systems researchers are well-placed to critically study a variety of these issues and their implications.

Research on openness in Information Systems is commonly based on assumptions about the nature of technology and the way openness contributes to the development of new opportunities even as it introduces various limitations. More often than not, the potential of openness is taken for granted. This positivistic and often market-driven focus tends to take precedence over the development of interpretive, critical and contextualized social theoretical positions. The aim of this special issue is to move beyond positivist and functionalist approaches, and those which promote rhetoric and hype, to explore, explain and critique the way in which openness in its pursuit for innovations, participation and public goods also may come with negative consequences. The aim of this special issue is thus to offer a venue for the critical study of this domain and its impact on people, organizations and societies.

In this special issue, we will seek to critically discuss different facets of open and openness, whether they represent hype or reality or both, what promises they hold for creating a better world, and what are the challenges and approaches we face in achieving the promised potential. To do this we welcome contributions from a wide range of perspectives, critical in nature, discussing for example potential tensions between open source and open data, the role of actors like the open society initiative in promoting openness as a value, and positive and negative freedoms, the role of intermediaries in the process, and the tensions they bring from the perspective of the State. This requires debating and contesting the very nature of openness in itself, through bringing out both positive and negative facets and their underlying reasons.

We expect submissions of empirically based papers drawing on social theoretical ideas that explicitly adopt a critical and conceptual focus on openness. Papers must clearly position themselves within the critical stream of Information Systems research, by for example relating to the principles outlined by Myers and Klein (2011). We will strongly encourage papers from both developed and developing country contexts, so as to provide more balanced analysis of notions of openness.

Examples of potential contributions (not exclusive list):
- Key characteristics of openness in informational public goods (for example maps and data on public health and education) and the role of policy guidelines in enabling access and use of public goods, issues of data ownership and identifying data custodians
- Openness allows for participation of private sector, global actors, and civil society; how does it question the role of the state and established business models in domains which were previously controlled by them, such as health, education, agriculture?
- What new forms of accountability are created as a result of openness in both public and private settings?
- The facets of openness in software, data and information and how these are interrelated. For example, does openness in data imply reduced emphasis on openness in software?
- How are traditional market forces redefined through openness and what are new kind of opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship, such as information intermediaries that come into play?
- Models of collaboration such as open source software projects, crowdsourcing and standardization of architectures and the processes of defining these standards
- Implications for developing countries: what kind of new opportunities comes with open data, big data, open source software etc., including their socio-economic development to address existing and emerging development challenges.
- How openness brings about new structures of power and control in the hands of those who hold the knowledge, expertise and infrastructure.
- What are the roles of emerging technologies, such as social media, cloud infrastructure, Internet of things, mobile devices in enabling different forms of openness for different contexts and domains?
- What are new models of open architecture and approaches and models for their development?
- Who become important advocates in promoting openness and what are mechanisms and forums in which advocacy is enabled?
- What are emerging models of participation in design and development of open systems and architecture, and how can appropriate blends be created between bottom-up grassroots movements and top-down nationally and globally defined agendas?
- How can existing theoretical models of Information Systems be evolved into new paradigms which creates openness as a core object of study?
- How can concepts and theoretical insights of scholars such as Habermas, Foucault, Bourdieu and Nussbaum, Freire or Escobar, or more radical perspectives such as those of Gramsci or Chomsky, support a critical perspective on openness in Information Systems research?
- Does Internet governance have a role to play in defining how openness is constituted and how it will be defined in future?
- Openness in its current form is seemingly an affordance of digital networks, however, open sharing of ideas, and communication of knowledge have existed throughout history. When viewed in conjunction with the historical aspects of openness in different societies, what is the difference in the modern notion of openness; how does the modern notion differ substantively in terms of participation of different actors, the role of the state, the inclusion/exclusion of certain groups, the instruments of openness and the necessary conditions for openness to thrive?

Deadlines:
Submission due date: September 30th 2016
1st round reviews: March 1st 2017
1st round revisions: June 1st 2017
2nd round reviews: November 1st 2017
Final revisions: February 1st 2018
Expected publication: 2018

Special Issue Associated Editors:
Christanthi Avgerou, London School of Economics, UK
Bendik Bygstad, University of Oslo, Norway
Rahul De', Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Ben Eaton, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Niall Hayes, University of Lancaster, UK
Eric Monteiro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Brian Nicholson, University of Manchester, UK
Eivor Oborn, Warwick Business School, Warwick, UK
Leiser Silva, University of Huston, USA
Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics, UK
Yingqin Zheng, Royall Holloway, London, UK

Call for Book Chapters: Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations - Theory and Practice?

Editors:
Lazar Rusu, Stockholm University, Sweden
Gianluigi Viscusi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Series: Integrated Series in Information Systems.

Important Dates:
May 15, 2016: Full Chapter Submission
August 15, 2016: Review Results to Authors
September 15, 2016: Revised Chapter Submission

The publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Topics of interest:
In particular, contributions will mainly include but are not limited to the followings:

  * IT governance structures, processes and relational mechanisms in public organizations;
  * IT alignment in public organizations;
  * Digital governance in public organizations;
  * Critical success factors in IT governance implementation in public organizations;
  * IT leadership in public organizations;
  * ICT-enabled governance innovation in public organizations;
  * Theoretical models for studying IT governance and IT alignment in public organizations;
  * Practices of IT governance implementation in public organizations.

Submission Procedure:
Full book chapters (15-20 pages) are expected by May 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.  Submissions of the book chapters will be done through easy chair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itgov2017

The manuscripts will be submitted in a word format and the contributors should follow the Springer guidelines for formatting the book chapters. More information about this issue you could find here:
http://resource-cms.springer.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/990/data/v7/Manuscript+guidelines+for+English+books

For any questions concerning the book please contact the editors:
Professor Lazar Rusu
Stockholm University
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV)
Borgarfjordsgatan 12, P.O. Box 7003, 164 07 Kista, Sweden
Email: lrusu@dsv.su.se

Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
College of Management of Technology (CDM) - CSI
ODY 1 16 (Odyseea) Station 5, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Email: gianluigi.viscusi@epfl.ch

Career Opportunities

Post-doctoral research associates in Data Science
The Big Data Institute (www.fox.temple.edu/bigdata) at Temple University invites applications for 2-3 post-doctoral research associates in Data Science. Applications should include a cover letter and (a) full curriculum vitae, (b) a brief statement of research interests, (c) evidence of excellence in research, and (d) the names and contact info of three references.  Please send all materials to: Dr. Paul A. Pavlou at pavlou@temple.edu.  We only review electronic submissions; please do not send paper applications.
More information visit the following web page: http://www.fox.temple.edu/cms_research/research-beta/big-data-beta/news-and-events-2/post-doctoral-fellows/

M4D Conference - Paper submission deadline approaching

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 25th April 2016 @ 2:00pm

CfP: The 5th International Conference on M4D
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016
Organised by University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University
Conference home page: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

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The International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development 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 and the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014. M4D2016 will be held in Maputo, Mozambique.

M4D2016 Conference Themes
Mobile Technologies operate in a date rich environment. In light of this, mobile service providers tailor services towards user communication practices and patterns pushing content and material molded to user interests. Millions of mobile users from the global south engage with social media and other communication platforms, all of which require registration processes of personal data. Data for Development is part of the latest development terminology campaigning for the use of digital data to push the development agenda. On the flip side are the growing concerns for privacy, security and surveillance. With large quantities of personal data located in the digital space, should surveillance and security preclude use of mobile technologies in development? M4D2016 will take up these discussions along with topics addressing but not restricted to:

  • mLearning
  • mLivelihood
  • mAgriculture
  • mHealth
  • mInclusion
  • mGovernance
  • mInnovation
  • Mobile app development

Conference Committee
- General Chair: Professor Carlos Lucas (UEM. Mozambique)
- Local Organizing Chair: Avelino Mondlane (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Xavier Muianga (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Constantino Sotomane (Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Orlando Zacarias (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe (Örebro University)
- HumanIT Organizing Chair: Caroline Wamala Larsson (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)
 

How to Participate
M4D2016 welcomes participants from the academia, industry, NGOs, development agencies, and governmental and international organizations. For the opportunity to present at the conference, delegates have different options:

  1. Research papers - Papers (8-12 pages including references) which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Articles considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.
  2. The practitioner’s track - This 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Panels Theme driven panels are also welcome. 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.
  5. Posters or Demos - You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo. Submit 1page extended abstract for this track.
  6. IPID Graduate Student's Track - This track is open to students (masters and PhD students) to share their research with other M4D researchers and practitioners. Submissions to this track should take paper format (8-12 pages including references) and should address the conference topics. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Students can also submit posters, demos and organise panels and workshops.

Presentation and formats for research papers

  1. Accepted papers with the best reviews will be allocated longer presentation slots in parallel sessions.
  2. Another level of accepted papers will be allocated shorter presentation slots in short track sessions.
  3. Additionally other accepted papers will be presented as posters. Accepted paper presenters should thus be prepared to bring posters with them. Poster size should be 80x120 cm Maximum. Roll-ups are also allowed.

Inclusion of accepted papers/posters/demos/workshops in conference proceedings is conditioned on payment of registration fee prior to registration deadline. Conference proceedings will be published in the Karlstad University Studies Series, as well as on the websites of the University Eduardo Mondlane and the Centre for HumanIT, Karlstad.

The submission template is available at: http://m4d2016.com/doc/m4d_template.doc

For questions about IPID Graduate Student's Track send email to: info@ipid.se or edgar.asiimwe@oru.se.
For general information about the conference send email to info@m4d2016.com.

Important Dates
- Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2016   
- Acceptance note papers: 10 August 2016   
- Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 15 September 2016   
- Poster/Demo/ workshop submission deadline: 1 September 2016   
- Acceptance note Posters/Demos/ workshops: 15 September 2016   
- Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 1 September 2016   

Conference delegates should submit their papers and contributions here: http://bit.ly/1SWHJ0g


Registration and Fees

Registration will open March 1 2016 at http://m4d2016.com/registration.php

Conference fee will be 200US Dollars with a reduced fee of 150US Dollars for Master and PhD students.

*Participants salaried from a developing country are entitled to a 30% discount (140 US Dollars)

Conference fee includes access to conference venue, presentations, workshops and demonstrations, keynote presentations, one copy of the proceedings, lunches, refreshments and receptions throughout the conference, conference dinner and social events.


Interested in Reviewing?
Please contact us at info@m4d2016.com and make known areas of interest and level of expertise and how many papers/short papers you are interested in reviewing. Due mention will be made in the proceedings.

Travel Grants
M4D2016 hopes to arrange travel grants for participants from developing countries that will cover registration fee and a maximum of 500€ for flight tickets and accommodation.

IPID will provide additional travel grants worth 600€ (each) to students with accepted papers (best 10 selected papers).

More information about grants will be posted here and on the conference website: http://m4d2016.com/index.php


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