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Call for papers

Call for Papers: IPID Graduate Student's Track at M4D
The 5th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016

Paper submission dealine: 30 April 2016   
Authors should submit their papers here: http://bit.ly/1SWHJ0g
Authors should use the submission template which is available at: http://m4d2016.com/doc/m4d_template.doc

For more information visit the track page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid2016 and the conference home page: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

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.

Call for Papers: IPID and Graduate Student Track (Track 12) at IFIP9.4
The 14th International Conference of IFIP Working Group 9.4 - Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 2017, 22-24

Important dates
Paper submission: November 15, 2016
Acceptance notification: January 31, 2017
Resubmission: February 28 , 2017

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

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

For more information about the track, please contact J.Bass@salford.ac.uk or edgar.asiimwe@oru.se OR visit the track pages:
- http://groupspaces.com/ipid/pages/ipid2017
- http://2017.ifipwg94.net/submissions/tracks/track-12-ipid-and-graduate-student-track/

Call for Book Chapters: Health Information Systems and the Advancement of Medical Practice in Developing Countries
This book is about research and implementation of health information systems and their impact on health care and medical practice in developing countries. The purpose of the book is to provide a platform to researchers and practitioners of health information systems to share their research, knowledge and progress. An important guiding factor in developing this book will be emphasis on actual work done in this area, rather than a purely theoretical expose.

Editors
- Kgomotso H. MOahi
- Kelvin J. Bwalya
- Peter Mazebe II Sebina

Important date:
February 28, 2016: Submission of chapter proposals (abstracts)
March 30, 2016: Feedback to authors and notification of acceptance
June 30, 2016: Submission of Full paper
August 30, 2016: Review results to authors
October 30, 2016: Submission of Final Chapters to Editor(s)

Authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

For more information contact the following: Kgomotso Moahi - moahikh@mopipi.ub.bw; Kelvin Bwalya - Kelvin.Bwalya@mopipi.ub.bw; Peter Sebina - sebinapm@mopipi.ub.bw

Refer to the call for more details: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2078

CfP: AMCIS 2016 -  Mini-Track on Open e-Government and Big Data
Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, USA, August 11 - 13, 2016

Submissions deadline: March 2, 2016 at 10:00am PST
submitted using the online submission system at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2016

For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2016 website at: http://amcis2016.aisnet.org

IFIP WITFOR 2016 - World Information Technology Forum
San José, Costa Rica
Submission Deadline: Tuesday March 1, 2016
Conference Dates: September 12 - 14, 2016
Conference Co-Chairs: Ramon Puigjaner, Gabriela Marin
URL: http://www.witfor2016.org/submission.html
 
AMCIS SIG GlobDev Track on ICTs in Global Development
Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, USA, August 11 - 13, 2016
Submission Deadline: Wednesday March 2, 2016, 10:00AM PST
Conference Dates: August 11 - 13, 2016
Track Co-Chairs: Narcyz Roztocki, Piotr Soja
URL: http://amcis2016.aisnet.org/index.php/sessions/track-list#SIGGlobDevanchor
 
ECIS SIG GlobDev Workshop on ICTs in Global Development
Istanbul, Turkey, June 12-15, 2016
Submission Deadline: Sunday March 6, 2016
Conference Dates: June 12, 2016
Workshop Co-Chairs: Arlene Bailey, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Sajda Qureshi, Edward Stohr
URL: http://www.ecis2016.eu/en/AIS-SIG-on-ICTs-GLOBAL-DEVELOPMENT-GlobDev.html
 
CfP: IFIP 9.4 2017 Conference
The 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017
Submission Deadline: Tuesday November 15, 2016
Conference Dates: May 22 - 24, 2017
Conference Co-Chairs: Fathul Wahid, Julian Bass, Johanes Eka Priyatma
http://2017.ifipwg94.net/

CfP: HCist 2016
International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
Porto, Portugal, October 5-7, 2016

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 4, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: May 22, 2016
Final Submission due date: June 11, 2016

Conference URL: http://hcist.scika.org

IFIP9.4 - Track 12: IPID and Graduate Student Track (IPID2017 Symposium)

  • Monday, 22nd May 2017 at 2:45pm - 11:30am Tuesday, 23rd May
    Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D …

    • 3 people attended

The 5th International Conference on M4D

  • Friday, 21st October 2016 at TBD
    Location: Maputo, Mozambique

    The 5th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for…

IPID2016 Symposium (IPID and Graduate Students' Track at M4D)

  • Friday, 21st October 2016 (all day)
    Location: Maputo, Mozambique

    The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D …

    • 7 people attended

IPID News Updates

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CfP Reminder: IFIP WG 8.6
Ljungskile, Sweden, August 5th-7th 2016
Theme: Diffusion of IS for Learning New Practices)
Paper submission deadline: 4 February 2016
More information about the conference and CfP: http://ifip2016.org/call-for-papers/

CfP: M4D 2016
The 5th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technologies for Development (M4D)    
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016    

Topics of focus:
- mLearning
- mLivelihood
- mAgriculture
- mHealth
- mInclusion
- mGovernance
- mInnovation
- Mobile app development

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2016    
Acceptance note for 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 contributions here: http://bit.ly/1SWHJ0g

For more information about the call and the conference visit the conference website: http://m4d2016.com/call_for_papers.php

Report on "Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband Adoption Initiatives"
URL: https://www.benton.org/sites/default/files/broadbandinclusion.pdf
This report has been published by The Benton Foundation. A summary of the report can be accessed via: https://www.benton.org/inclusion-adoption-report

CfP: PACIS 2016
20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Chiayi, Taiwan, June 27 - July 1, 2016

Paper submissions in all areas of Information Systems research especially those related to the conference theme "IT
Governance for Future Society" are invited. The tacks include:

- Enterprise Systems in the New Era
- Healthcare Systems
- IT IS Governance, Risk Management, Control, and Auditing
- Information Technology and Supply Chain Management
- IS Education and Learning
- IS Security and Privacy
- IT Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Context-Aware Computing - Geographic Information Systems
- The on-demand and sharing economy
- Human Computer Interaction
- Smart Tourism
- IT Project Management and Outsourcing
- Social Media Analytics and Related Issues
- Knowledge Management
- IS in Healthcare Management
- User-Centered Decision Support Systems in the IoT Era
- Societal Implications of ICT Use
- Ethics and Information Systems
- E-Business and E-Government
- Social Computing and Innovative eServices
- Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics
- Digital Business - Strategy and Governance
- Service Design and User Experience
- IT and Work
- Business Process Management and Services Computing
- IT and IS in Media and Entertainment Industry
- Economics of IS
- The Innovative IT Applications in the Emerging Markets
- General Topics
- Doctoral Consortium

Important dates:
Paper Submission Deadline: March 4, 2016
Notification of Paper Acceptance: April 22, 2016
Early Registration Deadline: May 13, 2016
Doctoral Consortium: June 27 - 28, 2016
Conference: June 27 - July 1, 2016

Conference website: http://www.pacis2016.org
General enquiry email: pacis2016@pacis2016.org

CfP: QUATIC 2016

10th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology
Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-9, 2016
Deadline for Paper submissions: 10th April, 2016
URL: http://2016.quatic.org

CfP: AMCIS
Americas Conference on Information Systems
San Diego, August 11-13, 2016
Mini-Track "Interface Design, Evaluation and Impact?
Track: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Submission deadline:  March 2, 2016
URL: http://amcis2016.aisnet.org/

CfP (research in progress): 29th Bled eConference
Bled, Slovenia, June 19-22, 2016
Theme: Digital Economy
Paper submission deadline: February 20th, 2016
URL: http://www.bledconference.org

CfP: 3rd International Conference on e-Learning e-Education and Online Training
Dublin, Ireland, August 31- September 2, 2016
Full Paper submission deadline: 4 April 2016
URL: http://eleot.org/

CfP Reminder for HCist 2016
International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (An AIS affiliated conference)
Porto, Portugal, October 5-7, 2016
Submission deadline: April 4, 2016
URL: http://hcist.scika.org

Second CfP: SIM Special issue on Health IT
French Journal of Management Information Systems (SIM)

Guest editors:
Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Associate Professor, University of Montpellier, France
Guy Pare, Professor, HEC Montreal, Canada

Areas of focus:
- The barriers to organizational adoption of IT in health care organizations;
- Change management problems related to IT implementations in health facilities;
- IT project management issues in the health care sector;
- Strategic alignment of IT in health facilities;
- The use of big data initiatives and their impacts on clinical decision making;
- The role of information systems in the development and sharing of good clinical practices;
- e-health related to the place of patients in emerging care models, in particular as this can be supported through the use of social networks and mobile applications;
- The challenges and changes associated with the interoperability and interconnection of clinical information systems between facilities;
- Governance models implemented in the industrialized countries to manage IT investments in health;
- The role and contribution of the IT department in health facilities;
- Issues associated with the implementation and deployment of national electronic health record projects;
- The adoption, emerging uses and impacts of connected objects in the health sector;
- The medical and economic impacts of various forms of telehealth and telemedicine.

Important dates:  
- February 15, 2016: Deadline for submitting manuscripts
- May 15, 2016: Responses sent to authors
- June 30, 2016: Deadline for submitting final versions of accepted papers

Any questions concerning this special issue must be emailed to Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei at: roxana.ologeanu-taddei@univ-montp2.fr

New issue of Government Information Quarterly Volume 32, Issue 4
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0740624X/32/4

AIS SIG GlobDev 2016 Pre-ECIS Workshop

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AIS SIG GlobDev 2016 Pre-ECIS Workshop
Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday June 12, 2016

Workshop title: ICTs and Development: Strategies, Synergies and Alliances

Organizers:

Format: The workshop is expected to last a full day from 8am – 5:30pm and will include:
- Keynote Presentation
- Multiple Paper Sessions
- Panel discussion

Description:
The issue of the role of ICTs in the various dimensions of national Development continues to be a significant area of IS research that has attracted the interests of IS researchers at several European universities as well as other universities in developed and developing economies. Globally, several ICT for development initiatives have been developed and deployed by a range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations. Some of these initiatives are undertaken at a national level, while others are undertaken in specific target areas, organizations or communities. Further, some of these initiatives are developed through partnerships, while others are undertaken by individual organizations, several of which may be working in the same area. The ways in which synergies and alliances have been used or can be developed to enhance the role of ICTs in global development will be a focus of this workshop. This workshop can be considered to be a continuation of GlobDev’s Conversations on Development, in which we further explore how ICTs can support the development, promotion and realization of a model of ‘development’ that is holistic, just & sustainable, and that will lead to an appropriate quality of life for each individual on the planet. Our focus includes not only development issues relevant to ‘developing’ countries but also those relevant to migrant and other minority communities or enclaves in Europe and North America.

Relevant topics include: Theoretical lenses and/or empirical studies that enable an understanding of the role of strategies, alliances and partnerships in research and practice in ICT for development, and the potential impact their use or non-use has on sustainability of initiatives; the role of ICTs in socio-economic and community development, development of human capital and supporting infrastructure.


Program committee:
o Annika Andersson, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden
o David Asamoah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
o Pamela Abbott, Brunel University, UK.
o Corlane Barclay, University of Technology, Jamaica
o Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo, The University of Texas-Pan American, USA
o Richard Boateng, University of Ghana, Ghana
o Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa
o Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, UK
o Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa
o Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
o Mathias Hatakka, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden
o Gunjan Mansingh, The University of the West Indies, Mona
o Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Ryerson University, CA
o Paulo Rupino da Cunha, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
o Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
o Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
o Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
o Sergey Samoilenko, Averett University, USA
o Gamel Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana
o Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Plan for proceedings & journal special issue:
Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Proceedings to be published in the AIS Library with an assigned ISBN number.

Special Issue target journals:
- Journal of Information Technology for Development
- European Journal of Information Systems

Target audience:
IT4D Researchers (professors & doctoral students) & practitioners, particularly those addressing issues relevant to development in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Transition Economies in Europe, and migrant and other minority communities or enclaves in the ‘developed’ economies of Europe and North America.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: March 6, 2016
Notification to Authors: April 16, 2016
Deadline for Final Papers: May 8, 2016

Submission Handling: Submissions should be uploaded electronically to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=globdevecis2016
ECIS 2016 website: http://www.ecis2016.eu/en

IPID News digest 1/2016

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Call for papers

Call for Contributions: Nordic ICT4D Fair (New deadline: January 18, 2016)
Kista, Sweden, February 17-18, 2016
Send your contribution to nordicict4d@spidercenter.org

The Nordic ICT4D Fair is meeting point for everyone working with the application, evaluation and theorising ICT in development. The Fair will consist of two days of plenary, panel and paper sessions, workshops and posters to provide a forum for ICT4D enthusiasts in the Nordic region to network, share experiences and innovate, working with ICT in developing contexts.

More information about Nordic ICT4D fair and how to contribute: http://nordicict4d.org/cfp/

JAIS CfP on ICT4D
Journal of the Association for Information Systems special issue on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D): The Next Grand Challenge for IS Research

Guest editors:
Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway
Maung Sein, University of Agder, Norway
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Revised Critical dates:
Submission of full papers: January 30, 2016
Decision on first round of reviews: March 26, 2016
Submission of revised papers: June 25, 2016
Decision on second round of reviews: August 27, 2016
Final decision: October 22, 2016
Submission of final version: December 24, 2016
Planned publication: 2017

For more information and any questions regarding the call, contact the editors of the special issue, Sundeep Sahay (sundeep.sahay@yahoo.com), Maung Sein (maung.k.sein@uia.no) and Cathy Urquhart (c.urquhart@mmu.ac.uk)

Call for Proposals - eLearning Africa
11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education & Training
Cairo, Egypt, May 24-26 2016
Deadline for submitting proposals: January 18, 2016
URL: http://elearning-africa.com/programme_themes.php

CfP reminder: AfriCHI - African HCI conference
Nairobi, Kenya, 21-25 November 2016

Important dates:
February  2016 Papers, Notes, Gumzo – Round 1
March 2016 Courses, Workshops
April 2016 Doctoral/Masters Consortia
June 2016 Posters, Demonstrations, Panels
April 2016 Eligible Papers and Notes, Gumzo – Round 2 (resubmissions only)

URL: http://africhi.net/

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

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    

For more information about the conference and how to submit papers follow the URL: http://m4d2016.com/

ICTD2016 - Call for Open Sessions
3-6 June 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
To propose an open session, please fill out the proposal form providing a 75-word summary and an additional 2-page explanation with more detail about your goals for the session and how they will be achieved. The proposal form is available at https://ictd2016.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/ictd2016-opensession-proposalform.docx. Please send the completed proposal to ictd2016.opensessions@gmail.com.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2016
More information about the call is available at: ictd2016.info/call-for-open-sessions

AMCIS 2016 CfP - Social Media in the Public Sector: Challenges and Opportunities
Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
San Diego, August 11-13, 2016
Submission deadlines: March 2, 2016
URL: http://amcis2016.aisnet.org/

CfP: GCIRE2016

The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies
Manila, Philippines, February 24-26, 2016
Submission deadline: January 24, 2016
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/gcire2016/

CfP: Management (KM) 2016
ISEG - University of Lisbon, Portugal, 22 - 25 June 2016
Themes: Knowledge Management, Learning, Information Technology
Submission deadline of complete papers or abstracts: February 1, 2016
URL: http://iiakm.org/conference/

CfP: 17th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research
Internet Plus Government: New Opportunities to Solve Public Problems
Fudan University Shanghai, China, June 8-10, 2016
Due date for submission of Papers, workshops, tutorials, and panel proposals: January 30, 2016
URL: http://dgo2016.dgsociety.org

CfP: MobiWis 2016
The 13th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems
Vienna, Austria, 22-24 August 2016
Submission deadline: 10 March 2016
URL: http://www.mobiwis.org/2016/

CfP: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on Social Inclusion in the Information Systems Field
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2016
Submissions guidelines: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291365-2575/homepage/ForAuthors.html

CfP: IJHCI Special Issue on Mobile HCI
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

Guest Editors
Fiona Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA (nahf@mst.edu)
John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (krogstie@idi.ntnu.no)
Dongsong Zhang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA (zhangd@umbc.edu)
Shengdong Zhao, National University of Singapore, Singapore (zhaosd@comp.nus.edu.sg)

Abstract submission due date to indicate intent (optional but recommended): May 1, 2016
Full paper submission due date: June 10, 2016
Refer to the "Instructions for authors" section on the website of IJHCI (http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=hihc20&page=instructions#.VnxZzvkrKUk) for preparation of your manuscript for the special issue

CfP: European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)
Special Issue on Security and Privacy in 21st Century Organizations

Special Issue Editors:
Paul Benjamin Lowry, City University of Hong Kong, China, Paul.Lowry.PhD@gmail.com
Tamara Dinev, Florida Atlantic University, tdinev@fau.edu
Robert Willison, Newcastle University, UK, robert.willison@newcastle.ac.uk

Submission deadline: January 31, 2016
For the full details on this special issue call, please follow the URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejis/EJIS_SI_security-privacy_CFP.pdf

Participate in the 8th Annual ICT4D conference 2016
Theme: From Innovation to Impact - Using Technology to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
May 16-19, 2016 Nairobi, Kenya
URL: ict4dconference.org

Reports

World Bank Report 2016 - Digital Dividends
URL: http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/wdr2016

IPID News Updates

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Call for Participation: Nordic-Kenyan PhD Course
Analysing Media Ethnography - Exploring Ethnographic Inquiry and Analysis in Media and Communication Research
Course Venue: Sego Safari Lodge, Eldoret, Kenya (www.segosafarilodge.co.ke)
Course Date: 15 – 18 March, 2016

Course convenors:
Associate Professor Hilde Arntsen, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
Senior Lecturer Dr. Abraham Mulwo, Moi University, Kenya
Professor Thomas Tufte, Roskilde University, Denmark

Course Description
The PhD seminar is designed to give a hands-on approach to the analysis of ethnographic field material within media and communication studies. The course will provide an opportunity for PhD scholars to discuss their ethnographic fieldwork and to discuss how to make sense of the overwhelming wealth of material that is the result of ethnographic research. Kenyan and Scandinavian researchers will be lecturing on their fields of ethnographic research.

The course will contain a mix of lectures, paper presentations and group discussions based on the participants’ ethnographic research interests and written contributions.
This PhD seminar is targeted to PhD students who have conducted in-depth qualitative ethnographic fieldwork within media and communication studies, and who are about to begin – or already in the process of – analysing these data.

All PhD students will be expected to present papers on relevant aspects regarding the analysis of their own ethnographic research.

The seminar is co-organized by Moi University and the research project Critical Perspectives on New Media and Processes of Social Change in the Global South, and sponsored by the Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities.

Speakers:
Senior Lecturer HOD Charles Ongondo, Moi University, Kenya
Senior Lecturer Dr. Abraham Mulwo, Moi University, Kenya
Professor Thomas Tufte, Roskilde University, Denmark
Associate Professor Hilde Arntsen, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway
Professor Eunice Karanja Kamaara, Moi University, Kenya (tbc)
Senior Lecturer Ylva Ekström, Uppsala University,
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Jessica Gustafsson, Aarhus University, Denmark
Senior Lecturer Tobias Denskus, Malmö University, Sweden

Costs:
There will be no course fee.
Accommodation and meals at the retreat (Sega Safari Lodge, 1.5 hours drive from Eldoret), local transportation from Eldoret to Sega Safari Lodge will be sponsored by the organizers.
Travel to/from Eldoret will be at participants’ own expense.
There will be a limited number of international travel stipends availability for Nordic PhD scholars, but based exclusively on expressed needs and when own PhD scholarships don’t support PhD seminars.

For more information about the course and the course schedule visit the course page: http://wpmu.mah.se/comdev/2015/12/12/analysing-media-ethnography-nordic-kenyan-phd-seminar-march2016/

CfP: M4D2016
The 5th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development
University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016

Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development which will be held at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University. This conference series welcomes researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of Mobile Communication technologies for Development. Past M4D conferences have combined two days of plenary parallel paper sessions, panel sessions, short presentations, posters and workshops. M4D2016 will in addition to the above, include pre-conference workshops for practitioners, PhD and Masters students and entrepreneurs as well as start-ups interested in show casing their work.

This conference provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with Mobile Technologies in Development contexts. The inaugural conference was held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010, the 3rd Conference was in New Delhi, India in 2012 and the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014. We welcome you to Maputo for M4D2016!

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   

For more information about the conference, call for papers and how to submit papers, visit the conference website: http://www.m4d2016.com/index.php

CfP: ACM SIGCOMM Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) Workshop

Salvador, Brazil August 22 to 26, 2016 (SIGCOMM)

Workshop Chairs
Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK
Jörg Ott, Technische Universität München, Germany

Topics of particular interest:

  • Do-it-yourself (DIY) networking (such as community networks) for the developing world
  • Cost-efficient networked systems appropriate for use in underdeveloped areas
  • Fault-tolerant resilient networking technologies for the developing world
  • Rural/remote area wireless solutions (that can work efficiently with resource constraints such as intermittent and unreliable access to power/ networking service)
  • Simplified network management techniques (including support for heterogeneous service delivery through multiple solutions)
  • Using cognitive radio technology and 5G standards (with possible native integration of satellites) for GAIA
  • Techno-economic issues related to development (including development of flexible pricing and incentive structures as well as new spectrum access models for wireless)
  • Techno-political and cultural issues related to using communications for development
  • Using emerging networking architectures and future Internet architectures [e.g., cloud computing, fog computing, network functions virtualization (NFV), information-centric networking (ICN), software-defined networking (SDN), and delay-tolerant networking (DTN)] for development.
  • Using wireless access/ distribution technologies (such as the following) for development: TV white spaces (TVWS); satellite communications using advances in geostationary orbit  (GEO) and low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites; low-cost community networks; cellular technologies (such as CDMA 450, the open-source OpenBTS, etc.); wireless mesh and sensor networks; Wi-Fi-Based Long-distance (WiLD) networks; and wireless based wireless regional access networks (WRANs)
  • Measurements of infrastructures in developing regions
  • Understanding Internet censorship and solutions to circumvent censorship

Important Dates
Paper registration deadline: March 11, 2016
Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2016
Paper acceptance notification: April 29, 2016
Camera-ready deadline: Late May, 2016

To submit your paper to ACM SIGCOMM GAIA Workshop, please visit the submission website.

ICT4D PhD Scholarship Opportunity (September 2016)
The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Humanities has three EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships for UK/EU students wishing to start PhD studies in Sept 2016.  These cover tuition fees, a £14,000 annual stipend for three years, and an annual research training grant.

The University’s Centre for Development Informatics, which operates within the Faculty, is interested to hear from potential applicants wishing to research a development informatics topic that fits within current EPSRC themes: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/research/ourportfolio/themes/

We are open to discussion of any theme-relevant topic but have identified the topic list below as likely relevant areas: those marked with an asterisk are priorities.

Eligibility criteria and details of application requirements can be found at:
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/research/phd-study/funding/epsrc/

Please note this is for UK/EU students only – citizens of other countries are not eligible; and that, due to the competitive nature of the process, only those with distinction-level grades (or equivalent) in a Masters degree from an internationally-recognised university should apply.

All aspects of PhD application must be completed by mid-February 2016 but, in the initial instance, those interested should contact Richard Heeks (richard.heeks@manchester.ac.uk) with the following

Details:
a) Confirmation of UK/EU citizenship
b) MSc degree details (title, university, overall distinction-level grade (ascertain UK equivalence if necessary prior to writing), individual module titles and grades, dissertation title)
c) c.150-word summary of proposed research topic including research question, potential conceptual frame, means of accessing fieldwork data, and link to EPSRC theme

The deadline for this expression of interest is Friday 8th January 2016.

How can we connect the Global Goals?

  • Thursday, 10th December 2015 at 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Global Reporting Stora Nygatan 26 (2nd floor), Stockholm, Sweden


    Read more and register here: https://vem-kopplar-upp-de-globala-mlen.confetti.events/…

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Nordic ICT4D Fair

  • Wednesday, 17th February 2016 (all day), Thursday, 18th February 2016 (all day)
    Location: Kista, Sweden - NOD building, Borgarfjordsgatan 12


     

    Welcome to the first Nordic ICT4D fair! This event…

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IPID News Updates

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 @ 6:36pm

Call for papers

Call for participation: Nordic ICT4D Fair
February 17- 18, 2016, Kista Sweden
Please submit your contribution to nordicict4d@spidercenter.org

Important dates
Submission of abstracts: December 18, 2015
Submission of paper under research papers track: January 31, 2016
Registration opens: January 11, 2016.
Register Closes: January 31, 2016

For more information about the call visit the website: http://nordicict4d.org/

CfP: Mobile Media & Communication
Special section of mHealth Use and Interventions: How Far Have We Come, and Where Are We Heading? The special issue will be published in volume 5:2 in 2017

Guest Editors
Constanze Rossmann, PhD, Professor, University of Erfurt, Germany, constanze.rossmann@uni-erfurt.de
Holley Wilkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Georgia State University, USA, hwilkin@gsu.edu
Komathi Ale, MA, Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California, USA, komathia@usc.edu

Important dates
Extended abstract submission due (700 - 800 words): 1 December 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 January 2016
Submission of full article: 30 April 2016
Final version due for production: December 2016

For more information: http://mmc.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/MMC_mHealth.pdf

Call for Participation: Workshop on New Frontiers in Internet of Things
7-18 March 2016, Trieste, Italy
The Telecommunications/ICT4D Laboratory (T/ICT4D) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy), in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, the University College London, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), are organizing a "Workshop on New Frontiers in Internet of Things", to be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 7 to 18 March 2016. This Workshop is co-sponsored by the International Telecommunications Union, Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D), the Internet Society (ISOC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Topics of discussion
- IoT Architecture and Technologies
- Low Power Wireless Communications
- Sensor Technology
- IPv6
- Delay Tolerant Networking for IoT
- Information Centric Networking for IoT
- IoT Security

Apply before:  18 December 2015
Online application link: https://onlineapps.ictp.it/ENTER/APPLICANT/2819.mhtml

CfP reminder: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Special Issue: The challenges and opportunities of ‘datification’ Strategic impacts of ‘big’ (and ’small’) and real time data – for society and for organizational decision makers
Submission deadline: December 14, 2015

Editors
Professor Bob Galliers, Bentley University, USA and Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University, UK: rgalliers@bentley.edu
Professor Sue Newell, Sussex University, UK: Sue.Newell@sussex.ac.uk
Professor Graeme Shanks, University of Melbourne, Australia: gshanks@unimelb.edu.au
Professor Heikki Topi, Bentley University, USA: htopi@bentley.edu

CfP: ICGREEN 2016
The 5th International Conference on Green IT Solutions
20-21 June 2016, Rhodes (Greece)

Important dates
Paper submission deadline: 7 March 2016;
Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2016
Final paper submission and registration: 2 May 2016

URL: http://www.icgreen.org

cfP: KM&EL
Special Issue on Role of Knowledge and Learning Systems in fostering Work-Life Balance

Guest Editor
Prof. Murali Raman, Multimedia University, Malaysia (Email:  murali.raman@mmu.edu.my)
Submission due: December 15, 2015
URL: http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

CfP: DICTAP2016
The Sixth International Conference on Digital Information & Communication Technology & its Applications
July 21 - 23, 2016, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
Submission deadline: June 21, 2016
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/dictap2016/

CfP (extended deadline): IISSA 2016
The 1st International Conference on Innovative Information Systems for Societal Advancement
23-25 February 2016, Sur University College, Sultanate of Oman
Extended submission deadline: December 7, 2015
URL: http://iissa2016.com
Paper Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iissa2016

CfP: ICETC2016
The Third International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers
April 21-23, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
Deadline for submission: March 21, 2016
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/icetc2016/

CfP: AW4city
2nd International smart city workshop on 'Enhancing Urban Sustainability with Web Applications' In conjunction with WWW'16: 25th World Wide Web International Conference
April 11th 2016, Montreal, Canada
Submissions deadline: December 20th, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
URL: http://aw4city2016.wordpress.com

CfP: ICICS 2016
The 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems
April 5-7, 2016, Irbid, Jordan
Full paper submission: December 5th, 2015  (Extended)
URL: http://www.icics.info/icics2016
For inquiry contact icics@just.edu.jo

Latest Publications

Issue of IJESMA
International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (Vol. 7:4) - special Issue on eHealth
Editor-in-Chief: Morten Falch (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Volume 7, Issue 4, July - October 2015
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-services-mobile-applications/1114

Journal of Strategic Information Systems Vol. 24(4) December 2015
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09638687

Contents
Editorial (p. 217-218)
R.D. Galliers, S.L. Jarvenpaa
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963868715000499
   
Resistance to crowdfunding among entrepreneurs: An impression management perspective (p. 219-233)
Rob Gleasure
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963868715000487 ;
     
Managing potentially disruptive innovations in software companies: Transforming from On-premises to the On-demand (p. 234-250)
Natalie Kaltenecker, Thomas Hess, Stefan Huesig
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963868715000475
    
Special section on Strategic Innovation in Outsourcing
Guest Editors : Julia Kotlarsky, Ilan Oshri, Jae-Nam Lee, Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa

Editorial: Understanding strategic innovation in IT and business process outsourcing (p. 251-254)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963868715000505

Exploring and managing the ?innovation through outsourcing? paradox (p. 255-269)
Benoit A. Aubert, Rajiv Kishore, Akie Iriyama
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963868715000517
    
Social innovations in outsourcing: An empirical investigation of impact sourcing companies in India (p. 270-288)
M.S. Sandeep, M.N. Ravishankar
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963868715000529

Research Positions

PhD program in Information Systems for Data Science
The PhD program in Information Systems for Data Science track at the College of Management, UMass Boston is accepting applications for admission beginning Fall 2016.

Program Description and Overview
The Information Systems for Data Science doctoral program of study is a specialization of the Ph.D. in Business Administration program administered by the College of Management at UMass Boston. The Data Science field is growing rapidly, creating a need for professionals who can use insights derived from big data to make effective business decisions. Data analytics has become a critical need in industries ranging from health care and financial services to marketing and government. Leveraging the strengths of the College of Management's faculty, the University of Massachusetts Boston is offering a cutting-edge and flexible doctoral program in this field.

Positioned at the intersection of technology, business, and strategy, our program allows students to have a holistic view of data science and the role it plays in competition. Students will get exposed to a variety of state-of-art research streams in information systems and data science, with a relative focus on both data analytical techniques from a design science perspective and the application and management of data analytics in business settings from an organizational perspective. All students engage actively in research projects with faculty.

The program requires coursework for the first two years, followed by dissertation-related research. In their coursework, students explore a range of courses in statistics and research methods to develop their methodological skills, and department offers a number of seminars focusing on conceptual Information Systems foundations and emerging research topics. From the start, doctoral students work with multiple faculty to gain familiarity with their research interests, and in combination with their coursework this provides students with the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills needed to become productive researchers and to achieve successful careers. The department's faculty are active researchers publishing in top-tier journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science and various other leading journals. Some of the current research areas of faculty include Big Data, Social Media and Innovation, Healthcare IT, Cybersecurity, IT Strategy, Risk management, among others.

Admission:
The application deadline is January 15, 2016. Accepted students are eligible for Ph.D. assistantships, which include full tuition and fee waivers along with an annual stipend of $25,000 for the first three years.

Apply online: https://www.umb.edu/admissions/grad/apply
For inquiries: phdcm@umb.edu

PhD position in Information Science at Indiana University

The program offers funding packages with $46,000 per year stipends are available for top candidates.
Deadline for applications: Before January 15th, 2016
For more information visit the website: http://www.soic.indiana.edu/graduate/degrees/information-library-science/phd-information-science/phd-ils-admissions.html>

IPID News Updates

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 13th November 2015 @ 1:38pm

ITD - Special Issue Call for Papers (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
The Journal of Information Technology for Development - Special Issue on "Conceptualizations of Development in ICT4D - what is development, and how do we know when it is happening?"

Special Issue editors:
Mathias Hatakka (Örebro University School of Business, Sweden)
Yingqin Zheng (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Sundeep Sahay (University of Oslo, Norway)
Annika Andersson (Örebro University School of Business, Sweden)

Editor-in-Chief of ITD:
Sajda Qureshi (College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

Important dates:
Deadline for submissions of papers: January 30, 2016 (New extended deadline)
Notification of initial acceptance: May 18, 2016
Deadline for revised papers: July 30, 2016
Notification of final decisions: October 30, 2016
Deadline for final versions: December 30, 2016
Tentative Publication Date: April 2017

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/titd20/current.

Download the call: ITD special issue CFP extended deadline.pdf


Call for participation: Workshop on New Frontiers in IoT
The Telecommunications/ICT4D Laboratory (T/ICT4D) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy), in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, the University College London, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), are organizing a "Workshop on New Frontiers in Internet of Things", to be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 7 to 18 March 2016. This Workshop is co-sponsored by the International Telecommunications Union, Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D), the Internet Society (ISOC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

If you are interested in attending, there are fully funded positions. Apply here: http://indico.ictp.it/event/7601/
Deadline to apply:  18 December 2015.
For any queries, please contact Arjuna Sathiaseelan (arjuna.sathiaseelan@cl.cam.ac.uk) or Marco Zennaro (mzennaro@ictp.it)

IPID News digest 14/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 @ 4:52pm

Call for papers

Call Reminder for IFIP WG9.4 Track Proposals (5days left)
IFIP WG9.4 2017 Conference will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22 - 24, 2017.
Submit track proposals to Programme Co-Chairs: Jyoti Choudrie (j.choudrie@herts.ac.uk) and M. Sirajul Islam (sirajul.islam@oru.se) by Sunday November 15, 2015.
Find more information about the call for track proposals on the conference website - http://2017.ifipwg94.net/ ; or download it from: http://2017.ifipwg94.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Call-for-Track-Proposals-IFIP-WG-94-conference-2017.pdf

CfP: Poverty's Causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World
August 4–6, 2016 at Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 30th, 2015.
Abstracts are submitted to laura.stark@jyu.fi. For more information vist the conference website: http://povdev.blog.jyu.fi/p/conference-2016.html

CfP: AMCIS 2016
SIGGlobDev track - Managing ICT4D Field Research in the Developing World: Challenges, Opportunities, & Innovative Solutions ICTs in Global Development
Deadline for paper submissions: March 2, 2016 (10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time).
Author instructions and call details can be found at http://amcis2016.aisnet.org/

NOTE: Authors of best papers in the ICTs in Global Development track will be invited to submit revised versions for fast-track review and possible publication in the journal Information Technology for Development (ITD) – http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/titd20/current

Call for papers and demos: WITFOR 2016
IFIP World Information Technology Forum
12-14 September 2016, San José, Costa Rica
Submission deadline for full and short papers and demonstrations: March 1, 2016
URL: http://www.witfor2016.org

CfP: EJIS - European Journal of Information Systems 
EJIS Special Issue on Security and Privacy in 21st Century Organisations. The submission deadline: January 31, 2016. Special Issue editors include:
- Paul Benjamin Lowry, City University of Hong Kong, China, Paul.Lowry.PhD@gmail.com
- Tamara Dinev, Florida Atlantic University, tdinev@fau.edu
 - Robert Willison, Newcastle University, UK, robert.willison@newcastle.ac.uk

For full details on this special issue call, please follow the link below:
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejis/EJIS_SI_security-privacy_CFP.pdf

CfP: OJWT - Open Journal of Web Technologies
OJWT is an open access online journal that publishes original and creative research results on Web technologies. OJWT distributes its articles under the open access model. All articles
of OJWT are fully open access and online available to readers free of charge. Accepted manuscripts are published online immediately.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy, and Chief
Technology Officer, Atomium Culture - European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy
Authors can find more information at: http://www.ronpub.com/OJWT/author-guidelines

First CfP for ECISM 2016
The 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management
8-9 September 2016, Evora, Portugal
Submission deadline: 18th of February 2016.
Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation. The latest issue is now available on the journal website http://www.ejise.com/. ISSN: 1566-6379
More about the conference: http://academic-conferences.org/ecime/ecime2016/ecime16-call-papers.htm

CfP - FGCS Journal
Special Issues on Exploration of Internet of Things Generated Big Data using Semantics
Submission due date: March 15, 2016
URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems/call-for-papers/scalab-special-issue-on-exploration-of-internet-of-things/

CfP ECIS 2016: IT Governance and Business-IT Alignment track
24th European Conference on Information Systems, 12-15 June 2016, Istanbul
Conference URL: http://www.ecis2016.eu/en/
Track URL: http://www.ecis2016.eu/files/downloads/Tracks/T19.pdf
Paper submission deadline: November 27, 2015

CfP: IJHSS -International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
IJHSS is inviting papers for Volume 5 Number 12 which is scheduled to be published on December 31, 2015. The last date of submission is November 30, 2015. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@ijhssnet.com
For more information, visit the official website of the journal: www.ijhssnet.com

Reports and Job Opportunities

A4AI Report on mobile plans in developing countries
This report (http://a4ai.org/new-research-what-are-the-models-of-mobile-data-services-available-in-developing-countries/) is part of A4AI's research series exploring 'The Impacts of Emerging Mobile Data Services in Developing Countries' i.e., Philippines, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh, India, Colombia and Peru. Follow http://a4ai.org/ for related research.

PhD Studentship in 'Digital innovation in business and government'
The Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes University is offering a studentship to an exceptional candidate seeking to study for a full time PhD starting in starting January 2016. Applications are invited for the PhD Studentship. The supervisory team will be led by Dr Paul Jackson (pjackson@brookes.ac.uk) and Dr Diana Limburg (dlimburg@brookes.ac.uk).

The studentship is for 3 years (full-time) with fees paid by the University and bursary of 20,000pa (with no inflation increase). Application deadline is Thursday 19 November at 12:00 GMT. Interviews will be held in week beginning 23 November 2015. To request further details of how to apply, please email to: business-research-office@brookes.ac.uk or visit http://business.brookes.ac.uk/

PhD positions at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies
The Syracuse ischool invites applications for PhD studies (funded at least for 4 years) in the following areas of research:
  • Text and data mining, Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval
  • Computational social science, visualization, and data analytics
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Information policy, Internet governance, and telecommunications policy
  • Librarianship
  • Mobile computing
  • Data infrastructure and services in support of research
  • Organizational impacts of ICTs
  • Information security and privacy
  • Social computing, social media, social networks, and crowd sourcing
  • Wireless telecommunications policy and telecommunication service markets
The decline for applications is:  3 January, 2016
Learn more about the Syracuse iSchool faculty and interests at: https://ischool.syr.edu/research/faculty-research-areas/ and the doctoral program/how to apply at: https://ischool.syr.edu/academics/graduate/doctoral/information-science-and-technology/

Endose the “YES, WITH MY FACE!” Campaign

Promotion peace through heritage preservation! Learn more about the campaign at www.faces4heritage.org / http://www.unescochair.usi.ch/faces4heritage or

ICT 4 Social Innovation Conference

  • Wednesday, 18th November 2015 at TBD, Thursday, 19th November 2015 at TBD
    Location: Kigali, Rwanda

       

    ICT 4…

Tribute to Dr Paolo Brunello

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 16th October 2015 @ 11:55am

- A good name is better than fine perfume... (Ec. 7:1)

Dear IPID Community!

It is with great sadness that I am emailing to inform you of the death of Dr Paolo Brunello, a member, colleague and great friend to our IPID group, this past week in Vicenza, Italy.

Paolo was a practitioner, educator and scholar in ICT4D. Based both at RHUL and at Università della Svizzera italiana  (USI, Lugano), Paolo was awarded his PhD in March 2015 from the Royal Holloway University of London. He was a real force in the ICT4D community, connecting many people across Europe, Africa, Asia and the US and facilitating key events and workshops at IPID Symposia and ICTD conferences. His PhD thesis is entitled ‘Broken Premises: Steps to an intercultural Understanding of ICT for Education. An Ethnographic Study of a Bilateral Cooperation Project in Burundi.’ I encourage you to read his thesis, and visit his website or YouTube channel.

Paolo was passionate about his work and shared what he had learned freely. Many of us will always remember his warm personality, passion for justice, thoughtfulness, and witty sense of humour. Paolo exuded a keen interest in living life to the fullest and yet struggled with mental health issues. As a community, we can be united in remembering Paolo, what we learned from him, and in wishing he has finally found the peace and fulfillment he was looking for.

If you would like to send your own message of condolences, memories and thought for Paolo, his family have created an email account to receive them: 

Friends and family are in the process of selecting a foundation where donations can be made. If you would like more information about the associations they prefer, please contact sara.vannini.usi@gmail.com

Our thoughts are with Paolo, his family and friends.

eBorneo Knowledge Fair (5th eBKF) and Post Graduate Colloquium

  • Wednesday, 18th November 2015 at TBD
    Location: Ba'kelalan, Sarawak, Malaysia

    About eBKF
    eBorneo Knowledge Fair is a bi-annual un-conference held in the…

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IPID News digest 13/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 7th October 2015 @ 10:38pm

Call for papers

CfP for JLIS
Journal of Library and Information Sciences, Volume 3 Issue 2
Deadline for submission: October 31, 2015
Interested contributors can submit their papers to the executive editor via e-mail at editor@aripd.org.
URL: www.jlisnet.com  

Cfp: 5th eBKF and Post Graduate Colloquium
18-20 November 2015, Ba'kelalan, Sarawak, Malaysia
eBorneo Knowledge Fair is a bi-annual un-conference held in the central Borneo highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It showcases the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development in isolated rural communities, especially those that consist of indigenous peoples. Paper contributions are invited from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Subject areas include:

  • ICTs and indigenised development
  • Preservation of cultural heritage with ICTs
  • ICTs and environmental protection
  • ICTs and climate change
  • Giving voice; new media for public debate and social inclusion
  • Traditional knowledge; collection, preservation and intellectual property rights
  • Creativity, adaptation and indigenisation of ICTs for social transformation
  • Indigenising ICT4D
  • ICTs for community mapping and community memory
  • Renewable energy for ICTs
  • ICT and indigenous cultural tourism

In addition to research tracks, we would like to extend an invitation to participate in our 2nd post graduate colloquium in this eBKFV. This colloquium will increase visibility for the students doing research in ICTs and Indigenised Development for their doctoral and master studies. In collaboration with IPID we have also planned a session on accademic writing and career guidance during the post graduate colloquium.

eBKF is organised by the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (ISITI) and it is not a conventional academic conference in which academics talk only to themselves. ISITI's research is intended to change people's lives for the better through influencing communities, NGOs, development professionals, government officials, and policy makers. eBKF is forum for engagement between all participants for mutual learning.

New submission Dates:
Abstract Submission: 15 October 2015 (300-400 Words)
Full Paper Submission (for publishing in EJISDC): 15 December

For more information about the 5th eBKF vist the website: http://www.ebkf.org/ or cantact the organizer(s) at: zamantariq@gmail.com

IFIP WG9.4 Call for Track Proposals
The 14th International conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
May 22 - 24, 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Theme: ICTs for promoting social harmony: Towards a sustainable information society

Important Dates:
Call for track proposals: September 15, 2015
Track proposal submission: November 15, 2015
Proposal acceptance notification: December 2015
Call for papers: January 15, 2016
Paper submission: November 15, 2016
Acceptance notification: January 31, 2017
Resubmission: February 28, 2017
Conference: May 22-24, 2017

Please submit your track proposals to Programme co-chairs: Jyoti Choudrie (j.choudrie@herts.ac.uk) and CC to M. Sirajul Islam (sirajul.islam@oru.se) by November 15, 2015. More information about the conference can be found at: http://2017.ifipwg94.net/

ICIST2016 CfP deadline Extended
The 6th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies.
March, 18-20, 2016, Barcelona, Spain
Paper submission due: October 20th, 2015
Notification to author: January 31, 2016
Camera ready and Registration: February 10, 2016
URL: http://www.ijist.net/ICIST16/

CfP: FOIS 2016

9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
July 6-9, 2016, University of Savoie, Annecy (France)
Paper Submission Deadline:  Jan 31, 2016
URL: http://www.polytech.univ-savoie.fr/?fois2016

Call for Proposals for 2017 Special Issue
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
Prospective Guest Editors are encouraged to consult the DSJIE journal website (www.dsjie.org) for more details about the mission and structure of the journal, and to contact the editor (dsjie.editor@gmail.com) with any questions, or to seek guidance on proposal development. Special Issue proposals should
be submitted to the editor by October 31, 2015, and applicants will be notified by November 30, 2015.

Research and Job Opportunities

Grant Opportunity
Nanyang Technological University invites U.S. PhD students to spend summer 2016 working at Nanyang Technological University. Singapore will host the East and Pacific Summwer Institute (EAPSI) 2016 prgromme from 13 June 2016 to 5 August 2016. The programme provides U.S. graduate students a foreign research experience.

Proposal submission deadline: Thursday, 12 November, 2015.

For more information visit the website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284&org=BIO&sel_org=BIO&from=fund

Fully funded PhD positions  

The Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies at the School of Computer Science University of Adelaide has fully funded PhD positions in the area of Engineering Software Intensive Systems and Services.in the area of Engineering Software Intensive Systems and Services at the University of Adelaide Australia.
 
The potential applicants are expected to have a Masters degree or a bachelor (honour) degree, an excellent academic record, good research and technological knowledge of and skills in one of the above-mentioned topics, and demonstrated skills in publishing scientific research papers.

Applicants can make inguiries/ send their CVs and scanned copies of their academic transcripts to Professor M. Ali Babar via email (ali.babar@adelaide.edu.au). For more information: http://crest-centre.net

2016-18 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Global Governance
Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University is offering two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global Governance awarded for a two-year period starting in September 2016. Each Fellowship includes a yearly stipend of $55,000 CAD and a yearly research allowance of $10,000 CAD.
Postdoctoral Fellows in Global Governance will be selected based on the demonstrated ways that their proposed research can contribute to developing better policies for global governance.

ELIGIBILITY
Fellowships are open to all nationalities and disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Scholars who received their PhD after August 31, 2013 or who will have completed all PhD degree requirements by July 1, 2016 are eligible to apply.

TO APPLY
All applicants must be in contact with a full-time faculty member at McGill in advance to identify an appropriate supervisor for his or her work (see http://www.mcgill.ca/). Since each supervisor can only endorse one Global Governance fellowship application, we encourage you to contact potential supervisors as soon as possible.

There is no application form. The application should include:
A one-page statement of interest from the applicant detailing the proposed research project
A full curriculum vitae
An official copy of university graduate transcripts
A copy of the doctoral diploma, or a letter from the Department Chair specifying the defense date
Two letters of recommendation, one of which must speak to competence in teaching
A writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages (extract from the dissertation, published work, or draft of a work in progress)
A letter of support from the proposed supervisor at McGill, to be forwarded directly to the address below by the proposed supervisor

Applications must be received by Monday, November 2, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/global-governance or contact: ids@mcgill.ca.

Vacant postion: Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
Department of Business Information Systems, Western Michigan University
Starting Date: Fall 2016

Major Duties:
- Teach computer information systems (CIS) courses that support the
department?s majors and minors (wmich.edu/infosystems/academics)
- Conduct and publish scholarly research in peer-reviewed journals
- Advise and mentor students
- Serve on department, college and university committees as needed
- Appropriately maintain AACSB qualification credentials

Minimum Qualifications:
- Doctorate in CIS, IS, MIS or related field from an AACSB accredited
institution (Doctorate must be completed by December 31, 2016)

Preferred Qualifications:
- Teaching experience with favorable student ratings
- Established record or strong potential for scholarly research
- Teaching/research field preferences (two or more below):
- Able to teach programming courses
- Able to teach business/IT project management courses
- Able to teach/research evolving or emerging fields of business/data analytics and/or information systems (e.g., predictive analytics, big data, health analytics, Internet of Things, etc.)
Additional inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Mike Tarn, Department Chair,at mike.tarn@wmich.edu

For further information and to apply, visit: wmich.edu/hr/jobs

IPID News digest 12/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 @ 11:43am

Employment opportunity at ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
The ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London is recruiting for a key permanent position - Lecturer (Assistant Prof) in Human Geography (with expertise in the Global South).
Qualifications: a PhD in Geography, Development Studies, or a related discipline.
Renumeration: £40,645 to £48,088 per annum - including London Allowance
Location: Egham
Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 14 September 2015
Interview Date: refer to the advert
Find the detailed information at: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=0815-245
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this position from an ICT4D angle, please contact dorothea.kleine@rhul.ac.uk.

CfP: ICT4D Workshop SAICSIT 2015
ICT4D Workshop at the 2015 South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT)
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Workshop date: Monday September 28 2015
For more information follow the URL: http://ict4d.cs.uct.ac.za/events/saicsit2015workshop

CfP: ACM DEV 2015
6th Symposium on Computing for Development
November 30 - December 2, 2015 London, United Kingdom
Important Dates:
Poster abstracts due: September 30, 2015 (11:59pm UTC)
Notification to authors: October 10, 2015
Camera-ready: October 17, 2015
For more information: http://acmdev.org/

Internet as a Commons - Conference

Would you like to be part of a discussion on how to re-decentralize and reclaim the Internet for all?
The Green Group, The Commons Network and the Heinrich Böll Foundation are bringing you the most relevant conference of the year: Internet as a Commons: Public Space in the Digital Age.

To be explored are the needs for a comprehensive new narrative for the Internet. A narrative that frames Internet as a common good, accessible by all, and managed by a plurality of actors in a way benefiting society at large. In other words: as a Commons.

This conference will be live streamed at: http://greenmediabox.eu/en/live/

Background & Programme: http://www.greens-efa.eu/internet-as-a-commons-13850.html

Joint the event community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/939398269451418/

Registration: http://www.greens-efa.eu/events/registrations/658-internet-as-a-commons.html

CfP Reminder - ICIST2016
The 6th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies.
Barcelona, Spain. March, 18-20, 2016
Paper submission due: September 20th, 2015
URL: http://www.ijist.net/ICIST16/

Call for Poster and Demo: IEEE GreenCom 2015
The 11th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom 2015)
December 11-13, 2015, Sydney, Australia.
Key dates:
*Deadline for proceedings published posters/demos: 5 October 2015*
Notification of Acceptance: 8 October 2015
Final versions of proceeding published posters/demos: 15 October 2015

Submission:
Please email your posters/demos to confs.aus@gmail.com with the email
subject as "GreenCom 2015 poster demo submission".

For more details: URL: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/greencom2015/demo.htm

IPID News digest 11/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 @ 5:44pm

Call for papers and participation in seminars

Call for participation: Seminar on ICT4D in Indigenous Communities
Tuesday 22 September, 2015 from 12:40pm - 3:40pm
Location: Örebro University, Sweden
The seminar will be streamed for online participants
For more information visit the seminar web page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/997270

Call for participation: ComDev Seminar
Communications for Development (ComDev) Seminar
Friday 18 - Saturday 19 September, 2015
Location: Malmö University, Sweden
For more information about the seminar follow the link: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/997331 OR

CfP: Information Technology for Development
Special Issue on Conceptualizations of Development in ICT4D
Deadline for submission: Friday November 13, 2015
Special Issue Editors: Mathias Hatakka, Yingqin Zheng, Sundeep Sahay, Annika Andersson
URL: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/titd-ict4d-special-issue

CfP: WCLTA2015
6th World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership
University of Descartes, Paris, France
29-31 October 2015
Deadline for submission of abstracts:  15 September 2015 (Extended)
URL: www.wc-lta.org  

CfP: WorldCIST'16
4th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
22-24 March 2016, Recife, PE, Brazil
Deadline for paper submission: October 31, 2015
URL: http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist16/

CfP: JAIS
Special issue on "ICT4D: The Next Grand Challenge for IS Research"
Deadline submission of abstracts: Monday September 14, 2015
Deadline for paper submission: Saturday January 16, 2015
Special Issue Editors: Sundeep Sahay, Maung Sein, Cathy Urquhart
ULR: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/CFP_JAIS_SI_ICT4D_Special_Issue_Announcement.pdf
 
Call for Abstracts
8th World Conference on Educational Sciences
4-6 February 2016
University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
URL: www.wces.info
Deadline for submission of abstract:  23 October 2015
Abstracts must be written in English, and can be sent as an email attach to wces.info@gmail.com
All accepted full papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal

CfP: AIS SIG GlobDev
8th Annual pre-ICIS Workshop on ICT in Global Development
December 13, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas
Submission Deadline: Sunday September 13, 2015
Workshop Co-Chairs: Sajda Qureshi, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Arlene Bailey
URL: http://www.globdev.org/files/GlobDev%20-%208th%20Pre-ICIS%20Workshop%20-%20CFP.pdf

CfP: IEEE ISTAS 2015

International Symposium on Technology and Society
November 11 - 12, 2015, Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline: Monday September 14, 2015
Conference Chair: Paul Cunningham
URL: http://www.istas2015.org/home/default.asp?page=c4p

CfP: ICT4AD
International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Africa Development
January 4 - 6, 2016, Yaounde, Cameroon
Submission deadline: Tuesday September 15, 2015
Conference Co-Chairs: Atsa Etoundi Roger, Robert Davison
URL: http://www.icit4ad.cm/
 
CfP: Africa HCI Conference 2016
Theme: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers
July 3 - 8, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya
Paper submission deadline: Monday October 5, 2015
Conference Co-Chairs: Chris Chepken, Anicia Peters
URL: http://africhi.net/
Call: http://africhi.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/AfriCHI_CFP_Flyer_Final.compressed.pdf
 
CfP: ECEG 2016

16th European Conference on eGovernment
June 16 - 17, 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Deadline for abstract submission: Thursday November 26, 2015
URL: http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2016/eceg16-call-papers.htm
 
CfP:ECIS 2016 Track
Information Systems in Developing Countries: Making A World of a Difference
June 12 - 15, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
Deadline for submissions: Friday November 27, 2015
Track Co-Chairs: Robert Davison, Carol Ou
URL: http://www.ecis2016.eu/files/downloads/Tracks/T16.pdf

CfP: EJISDC IFIP 9.4 2015

Conference special issue for PhD/Graduate Student
Deadline for submission: Friday October 30, 2015
Special Issue Editors: Julian Bass, Robert Davison, Devinder Thapa, Chris Westrup
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/181-ejisdc-ifip-94-2015-conference-phdgraduate-student-special-issue
 
CfP: EJISDC
Special Issue on Making Openness Work for ICT4D: Experiences and Approaches
Deadline for submission: Sunday November 1, 2015
Special Issue Editors: Petter Nielsen, Sundeep Sahay
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/180-call-for-papers-for-ejisdc-special-issue

Research Positions

PhD positions at University of Oulu
INTERACT group at University of Oulu has three open PhD student positions in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The students will work in a H2020 Marie Curie ITN project called CHESS - Connected health PhD training programme. More details on the positions is available through following links:
https://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00001401&lang=en
https://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00001402&lang=en
https://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00001400&lang=en
Applications must be submitted through the electronic recruitment system no later than 21 September 2015.

ComDev 15th Anniversary Seminar

  • Friday, 18th September 2015 at 9am, Saturday, 19th September 2015 at 9:30am
    Location: Niagara building, Malmö Högskola

    Call for Participation!

    • 5 people attended

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