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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

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:

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,
Holley Wilkin, PhD, Associate Professor, Georgia State University, USA,
Komathi Ale, MA, Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California, USA,

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:

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:

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

Professor Bob Galliers, Bentley University, USA and Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University, UK:
Professor Sue Newell, Sussex University, UK:
Professor Graeme Shanks, University of Melbourne, Australia:
Professor Heikki Topi, Bentley University, USA:

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


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:
Submission due: December 15, 2015

The Sixth International Conference on Digital Information & Communication Technology & its Applications
July 21 - 23, 2016, Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
Submission deadline: June 21, 2016

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
Paper Submission:

CfP: ICETC2016
The Third International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers
April 21-23, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon
Deadline for submission: March 21, 2016

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)

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)
For inquiry contact

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

Journal of Strategic Information Systems Vol. 24(4) December 2015

Editorial (p. 217-218)
R.D. Galliers, S.L. Jarvenpaa
Resistance to crowdfunding among entrepreneurs: An impression management perspective (p. 219-233)
Rob Gleasure ;
Managing potentially disruptive innovations in software companies: Transforming from On-premises to the On-demand (p. 234-250)
Natalie Kaltenecker, Thomas Hess, Stefan Huesig
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)

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

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.

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:
For inquiries:

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:>

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:

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:
Deadline to apply:  18 December 2015.
For any queries, please contact Arjuna Sathiaseelan ( or Marco Zennaro (

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 ( and M. Sirajul Islam ( by Sunday November 15, 2015.
Find more information about the call for track proposals on the conference website - ; or download it from:

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 For more information vist the conference website:

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

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) –

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

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,
- Tamara Dinev, Florida Atlantic University,
 - Robert Willison, Newcastle University, UK,

For full details on this special issue call, please follow the link below:

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.

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:

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 ISSN: 1566-6379
More about the conference:

CfP - FGCS Journal
Special Issues on Exploration of Internet of Things Generated Big Data using Semantics
Submission due date: March 15, 2016

CfP ECIS 2016: IT Governance and Business-IT Alignment track
24th European Conference on Information Systems, 12-15 June 2016, Istanbul
Conference URL:
Track URL:
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
For more information, visit the official website of the journal:

Reports and Job Opportunities

A4AI Report on mobile plans in developing countries
This report ( 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 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 ( and Dr Diana Limburg (

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: or visit

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: and the doctoral program/how to apply at:

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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

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

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: or cantact the organizer(s) at:

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 ( and CC to M. Sirajul Islam ( by November 15, 2015. More information about the conference can be found at:

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

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

Call for Proposals for 2017 Special Issue
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
Prospective Guest Editors are encouraged to consult the DSJIE journal website ( for more details about the mission and structure of the journal, and to contact the editor ( 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:

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 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 ( For more information:

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.

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.

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 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 or contact:

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 (
- 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

For further information and to apply, visit:

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:
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this position from an ICT4D angle, please contact

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:

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:

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:

Background & Programme:

Joint the event community on Facebook:


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

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

Please email your posters/demos to with the email
subject as "GreenCom 2015 poster demo submission".

For more details: URL:

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:

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: 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

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)

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

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
Call for Abstracts
8th World Conference on Educational Sciences
4-6 February 2016
University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
Deadline for submission of abstract:  23 October 2015
Abstracts must be written in English, and can be sent as an email attach to
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


International Symposium on Technology and Society
November 11 - 12, 2015, Dublin, Ireland
Submission Deadline: Monday September 14, 2015
Conference Chair: Paul Cunningham

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
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
CfP: ECEG 2016

16th European Conference on eGovernment
June 16 - 17, 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Deadline for abstract submission: Thursday November 26, 2015
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

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
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

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:
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

ICT4D Seminar

  • Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 at 12:40pm - 3:40pm
    Location: Örebro University (in HSG Lecture theater, Gymnastikhuset)

    You are invited to ICT4D seminar organized by the…

    • 13 people attended

IPID News digest 10/2015

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Call for papers

CfP: ICETI 2016
The 7th International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics
Held on March 8 - 11, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with
- The 7th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2016 ( and;
- The 7th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2016 (

- August 27th, 2015: Article submissions.
- August 27th, 2015: Invited session proposals.
- October 8th, 2015: Notifications of acceptance.
- December 1st, 2015: Uploading of camera-ready or final version.

Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted

CfP: Journal of Community Informatics

Special issue - Community Informatics and Data Literacy  
Submissions due 30th September

CfP: The Journal of Information Technology for Development
Special Issue on "Healthcare Information Technology for Development: Improvements in people's lives through innovations in the uses of technologies".

Special Issue editors
- Solomon Negash (Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA)
- Philip Musa (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
- Doug Vogel (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
- Sundeep Sahay (University of Oslo, Norway)

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

Deadline for submissions of papers: August 24, 2015
Submit online:

CfP: Open Journal of Information Systems (OJIS)


CfP: ICDSST 2016
International Conference on Decision Support System Technology
Plymouth, UK, 23-25 May 2016
The deadline for full paper submission for consideration in Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing is 30th November 2015

CfP: 11th International Conference on e-Learning ICEL-2016
This is the first call for papers for the 11th International Conference on e-Learning ICEL-2016 which is being held at the Hosted by the Global Open Access Learning (GOAL) Centre,  Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 2-3 June 2016.
Call deadline: 12th November 2015.

CfP: DMET-2015
Special issue on "Data Management on Emerging Technologies
Submission Deadline: 31.08.2015

Job Oportunities

Research Assistant needed at UCL
The deadline for applications is August 12th 2015. Find more information about the job and how to apply follow the link to UCL advert.

Research Fellowships at UNU-CS

United Nations University- Computing & Society is seeking to hire Research Fellows to staff two of our emerging action-oriented research labs:
- Peace Tech Lab: ICTs for peacebuilding and to support human security, respond to crises, and mitigate human displacement.
- Small Data Lab: Acquiring data from the crowd, creating actionable knowledge from local data, empowering the crowd with data they trust, and improving global datasets with local data.
More details are available at

Job opportunities at Oxford Internet Institute
The Oxford Internet Institute has advertised various postions; Developer, Researcher (data science), Researcher in ICTs, Geography and Development.
The closing date for applications is 12:00 BST on Thursday 3 September 2015 and only applications received before then can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place in the week commencing Monday 21 September 2015.
For more information:

Upcoming Events

Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF)
SIF is an international forum for in-depth dialogue and discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide. SIF 2015 will be held at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm Sweden from October 21-22, 2015.
For more information about the event visit:

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ICTD 2016 Call for Papers and Notes
The Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2016), to be hosted at the University of Michigan from June 3-6, 2016, cordially invites you to submit Full Papers and Notes. Held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGCAS, ICTD2016 will provide an international forum for scholarly researchers to explore the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political, and economic development. The ICTD conferences have been taking place approximately every 18 months since 2006; 2016 marks the first time that the conference will go to an annual cycle.

Important dates
November 20, 2015: Deadline for submission of Full Papers
January 15, 2016: Notification of acceptances for Full Papers
January 29, 2016: Deadline for submission of Notes
February 26, 2016: Notification of acceptances for Notes
March 25, 2016:  Camera-ready Full Papers and Notes due

All submission are due 11:59 pm UTC. 

Over the past several decades, as radio and television have been joined by computers, the Internet, and mobile devices, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become more pervasive, more accessible, and more relevant in the lives of people around the world. Virtually no sphere of human activity remains apart from ICTs, from markets to health care, education to governance, family life to artistic expression. Diverse groups across the world interact with, are affected by, and can shape the design of these technologies. The ICTD conference is a place to understand these interactions, and to examine, critique, and refine the persistent, pervasive hope that ICTs can be enlisted by individuals and communities in the service of human development. There are multidisciplinary challenges associated with the engineering, application and adoption of ICTs in developing regions and/or for development, with implications for design, policy, and practice.

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

Full Papers

  • An ICTD Full Paper, which is up to 10 pages in the ACM two-column format (including references, figures and tables), must make a new research contribution and provide complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions. Accepted papers typically represent a major advance for the field of ICTD. Full Papers will be evaluated via double-blind peer review by a multidisciplinary panel of at least three readers, one of whom will come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to ensure broad readability. Accepted Full Papers will be presented as oral presentations at the conference.
  • Full Papers will be evaluated according to their novel research contribution, methodological soundness, theoretical framing and reference to related work, quality of analysis, and quality of writing and presentation. Manuscripts considering novel designs, new technologies, project assessments, policy analyses, impact studies, theoretical contributions, social issues around ICT and development, and so forth will be considered. Well-analyzed negative results from which generalizable conclusions can be drawn are also sought. Authors are encouraged (but not required) to address the diversity of approaches in ICTD research by providing context, implications, and actionable guidance to researchers and practitioners beyond the authors’ primary domains. Full Papers typically present mature work whereas Notes (see below) are used for presenting preliminary research that is still work-in-progress.
  • All accepted Full Papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. A subset of the Full Papers will also appear in a special issue of the Information Technologies & International Development journal.
  • See additional specifications under “All Submissions” below.


  • With a shorter 4-page limit, Notes are intended to introduce work-in-progress that may be published later in a journal, as well as to document shorter project write-ups. An ICTD Note is likely to have a more focused and succinct research contribution to the ICTD field than Full Papers. For example, Notes on novel ICTD systems may not cover the entire design of the system but may instead go into depth in specific areas (e.g., how the system was evaluated with real users or how the formative work to create the system was conducted). Notes are also not expected to include a discussion of related work that is as broad and complete as that of a submission to the Full Papers venue. Accepted Notes will be presented as poster presentations at the conference.
  • Notes will be evaluated by at least two multidisciplinary reviewers in a double-blind fashion and will be assessed according to their research contribution, methodological soundness, quality of analysis, and quality of writing, and presentation. Manuscripts considering novel designs, new technologies, project assessments, policy analyses, impact studies, theoretical contributions, social issues around ICT and development, and so forth will be considered. However Notes need not necessarily be as comprehensive, novel, or generalizable as Full Papers. All accepted Notes will be made available in the ACM Digital Library. Notes authors will be invited to present a poster.
  • See additional specifications under “All Submissions” below.

All Submissions

  • Only original, unpublished, research papers in English will be considered. Full Papers and Notes must use the ACM templates (LaTex and Word), and must be no longer than 10 pages and 4 pages respectively. (The main text, figures, tables, footnotes, references, etc. must fit within these page limits.) Additional material may be included in an Appendix, but the text within the page limits must read as a standalone work. Submissions longer than the page limits, not in the template format, not related to the conference themes, and/or not meeting a minimum bar of academic research writing will be rejected without full review.
  • For each accepted Full Paper and Note, at least one of the authors will be required to register and present it at ICTD2016. If not, the submission will not be published in the final proceedings. For Full Papers, see the ACMs copyright policies and options.  Copyright for Notes will be retained by the authors.
  • Submitted Full Papers and Notes must not include names or other information that would identify the authors.
  • Note that since the Full Paper and Notes submission review cycles will be sequential; it will be possible to revise, shorten, and resubmit elements of promising but non-selected Full Papers in time for reconsideration in the separate Notes review round.

For more information, see or email Susan Wyche at

General Conference Chair
Kentaro Toyama, University of Michigan

Program Committee Chairs
Lakshmi Subramanian, New York University
Susan Wyche, Michigan State University

Notes Chairs
Carleen Maitland, Pennsylvania State University
Janaki Srinivasan, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore

ICTD Steering Committee
Francois Bar, University of Southern California
Michael Best, United Nations University / Georgia Institute of Technology
Ken Keniston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Balaji Parthasarathy, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
Krithi Ramamritham, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
AnnaLee Saxenian, University of California, Berkeley
Kentaro Toyama, University of Michigan
Ernest Wilson, University of Southern California

CfP: IoTSMS 2015
Second International Workshop on Internet of Things, Systems, Management and Security,
November 17-20, 2015, Marrakech, Morocco in conjunction with 12th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA' 2015)
Deadline for paper submission: 1st August 2015

CfP: EJIS Special Issue on Information Systems and Philosophy
Important submission dates:
Initial CFP and solicitation of manuscripts: June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015
EJIS submission system open for submissions: January 15, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Screening decisions / send out to reviewers: July 1, 2016 to Aug 31, 2016
Decisions on revisions / rejections from 1st round: Sept 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Due date for authors to submit 2nd round of revisions: December 31, 2016
Decision on revisions / rejections from 2nd round: January 15, 2017 to March 31, 2016
Due date for authors to submit 3rd round of revisions: May 31, 2017
Final publishing decisions, hand-off to publisher for proofs processing: June 30, 2017
Call details:

CfP: Journal of Management Information Systems
Special Issue on Action Research

Important dates:
Abstract submissions: October 1, 2015 (or earlier)
Full paper due: March 1, 2016
First round of reviews provided to the authors: July 1 2016
Paper revisions due: November 1 2016
Second round of reviews provided to the authors: March 1 2017
Final decision on acceptance of papers: July 1 2017

Contact or Email your submissions to:

CfP: LAK 2016
Third Annual Meeting of the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale co-located with the 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference,
April 25-29, 2016, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Full papers due: Oct 18, 2015

Call for workshop proposals

WorldCIST'16 - 4th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Recife, PE, Brazil
22th-24th of March 2016
Deadline for Workshop proposals: July 30, 2015

- AIS Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (
- DIGIT 2015 Call for Papers for Pre-ICIS Workshop
Theme: Exploring the Information Frontier in Adoption and Diffusion
December  13,  2015 in Dallas, Texas.
Submission deadline: Monday, September 7th, 2015

CfP: CAiSE 2016
The 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering will be organized on 13-17 June 2016, in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
Paper submission deadline is 30th November 2015. Details can be found at:


International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence
DOI: 10.4018/IJDLDC, ISSN: 1947-3494, EISSN: 1947-3508
Special Issue on "School revolution: Let's start from teachers' digital literacy and

Guest Editors:
- Antonio Cartelli, University of Cassino (
- Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata (
- Antonella Nuzzaci, University of L'Aquila (

Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2015. For submissions contact guest editors.


Postdoc: Software Analytics and Process Mining at Eindhoven University of Technology
Apply before August 31, 2015. More information can be obtained from the link below:

PhD positions in Smart Production at Aalborg University
Deadline for applying is 15 August 2015. More information can be obtained at:

PhD scholarship (Social Technology at Work) at Ripple Effect Group
The University of Sydney Business School is offering PhD positions with Ripple Effect Group. Applications should be emailed directly to Associate Professor Kai Riemer by 5pm Friday 4th September, 2015. For more information about the scholarship follow the link:


Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems issue 27(1) which contains two articles is now online!
- S. Westin & M. K. Sein: The Design and Emergence of a Data/Information Quality System (

- E. Parmiggiani & E. Monteiro: The Nested Materiality of Environmental Monitoring (

- Special Issue of the Journal of Community Informatics on Communities and Technology

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Post doc Position in Media technology and interaction design at Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Lecturer in Computer Science at The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Lecturer in Information Security at Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Consultancy Assignment: Children and ICT research Co-ordinator, Florence, Italy (Deadline is 26.06.2015)

Research Assistant in the area of Information Systems/Digitization at Reutlingen University, Department ESB Business School
Closing date of July 4, 2015
Official posting available online at:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Systems (Ref 648)
School of Information Management, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand - Pipitea Campus
Deadline for applications: 20 August 2015
Apply online:


The 3rd Information Systems International Conference 
Surabaya, 2-4 November, 2015
Submission deadline: July 28th, 2015

The Fifth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications
October 7-9, 2015, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, HES-SO Valais-Wallis
Submission deadline: September 01, 2015
For further details:

CfP: The 14th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS Sponsored by AIS SIGHCI
Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 13 December, 2015
Submissions Deadline: August 28, 2015

The best completed research papers from the workshop will be fast-tracked
for publication consideration in the Journal of AIS Transaction on Human
Computer Interaction (THCI) -

Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to the workshop
program co-chairs at


Workshop Co-chairs:
- Miguel Aguirre-Urreta, Texas Tech University (
- Na Lina Li, Baker College (

Program Co-chairs:
- Greg Moody, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (
- Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University (
- Adriane B. Randolph, Kennesaw State University (

CfP: AICCSA 2015 (deadline approaching)
12th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications
Marrakech, Morocco, November 17-20, 2015
Full Paper Submission:  June 30, 2015

CfP: Open Journal of Cloud Computing
Special Issue on Advances in Cloud and Ubiquitous Computing (ACUC-2015)
Submission deadline: August 20, 2015
Publication fees will be waived for accepted papers submitted
before August 20, 2015.

IPID News digest 7/2015

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CfP: The Journal of Information Technology for Development
(download the call!)
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)

Aims and Scope
Definitions of central concepts in a field are important as they affect what we do and how we understand the phenomena we study. When we talk about “development”, what are we talking about? The concept of “development” refers to different things depending on ideology, philosophical outlook, social norms, individual beliefs, methodological approaches, and political views. They also tend to change over time. Depending on one’s perspective, “development” could mean economic growth, diffusion of technology, improvement of well-being, establishment of certain institutions or citizen-state relationship, expansion of individual agency, equitable distribution of resources and/or opportunities, human rights, gender equality, and many more.

However, most ICT4D studies are ambivalent about what kind of development is implicated in a particular piece of research. While the literature has covered a wide range of development-related topics, such as education, healthcare, gender, freedom of speech, digital divide, little research in ICT4D explicitly discusses what development really means and how development is linked to ICT use (Andersson & Hatakka, 2013; Brown & Grant, 2010; Thapa & Sæbø, 2011; Walsham & Sahay, 2006). A high proportion of ICT4D publications focus on the adoption of technology itself, while others may employ indicators other than technology acceptance rate, or combine different indicators to provide a more holistic approach to evaluating the impact of ICT in development (Hatakka, 2013).

As Zheng (2009) suggests, ICT4D researchers should identify which “space” of development technologies seeks to intervene. On this basis, the selection of theoretical perspectives is of high importance, as they allow us to see, and focus on, different aspects of development. The ICT4D field is replete with approaches originating in various disciplines. For example, economic theories, the capability approach, gender theories, livelihood frameworks, critical approaches,
Seeking to raise conceptual awareness in our field, this special issue calls for papers that consider how we define development and how we conceive the role of ICT in relation to development. In particular, we encourage critical and reflective discussions of when and how we can claim that ICT contributes to development. Beyond the actual definition, this includes epistemological issues regarding how we can come to know when, how and why development takes place, as well as methodological issues regarding how we can evaluate development processes and outcomes.

The Journal of Information Technology for Development has previously illustrated the importance of these discussions – see for instance Andersson & Grönlund (ITD 18-1), Byrne, Nicholson & Salem (ITD 17-1), Madon & Bada (ITD 12‐3), Silva & Westrup (ITD 15‐2), Zheng (ITD 15-2), and Qureshi (ITD 19-3). The present special issue builds upon the existing body of work and solicits research that investigates the various ways in which development has been viewed in ICT4D, ideas on how it should be viewed, discussions of how and why the notion of development is changing, and epistemological questions of how we can measure and evaluate how and when development is taking place.

We invite papers on the following sub-topics:

  1. How do we define development in ICT4D? What assumptions underpin a particular definition of development? On which conceptual basis is a definition of development constructed?
  2. How can we assess, measure, and evaluate development in a particular context of ICT4D? This could include critical discussion of various development indexes, such as Gross Domestic Product, the Human Development Index, the Happiness Index, and so on.
  3. What should ICT-based development interventions focus on? This could be analysed in the light of which “space” of development is being addressed. For example, in relation to gender, are we seeking to promote equal access to technology between men and women, or to enhance the agency of women?
  4. Which social processes are enacted in a particular space of ICT4D? How do we understand and assess the affordances of ICTs in these processes?
  5. What are the roles of institutions and governance models in ICT4D? For example, how should responsibility and liability for development be distributed and managed?
  6. How can we understand, describe, and evaluate the relations between the use of ICTs and development? What could be the impact of technology for development, including positive as well as negative influences?
  7. What are the strengths and limitations of various conceptual devices and theoretical lenses? What do the lenses we use allow us to see? And what are the lenses we use filtering out?
  8. Which methodologies are appropriate in answering our research questions, given a particular take on development?
  9. What can we learn from other disciplines, e.g. geography, development studies, economics, political science, organisation studies, media and communication studies?
  10. What critical approaches could be employed in ICT4D, in particular considering processes and consequences of globalization and the growth of market economies?

We welcome conceptual discussions on the topic as well as theoretical analyses of empirical studies, including novel approaches. All submissions should strive to provide future guidance to the field. We do not only look for success stories; criticism of the field and of existing approaches may be just as insightful as guidance for future efforts. In addition, we are also interested in papers about how development theories influence ICT4D practice (for the view from practice section of the journal).

Important Dates
Deadline for submissions of papers: November 13, 2015
Notification of initial acceptance: March 18, 2016
Deadline for revised papers: May 30th, 2016
Notification of final decisions: August 30th, 2016
Deadline for final versions: October 30th, 2016
Tentative Publication Date: February 2017

The revision and final decision deadline are subject to the length of time taken for reviewers to return their comments, satisfactory completion of revisions and number of revision cycles. The editors of this special issue reserve the right to send promising papers out for multiple rounds of reviews before making final decisions on papers.

Paper Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit original papers using the journal submission and reviewing web site In order to submit your paper, please register through this website to create an account. When uploading your paper please indicate that it is being submitted for the Conceptualizations of Development in ICT4D special issue. Authors must simultaneously email an electronic copy of the submitted paper to the guest editors (email addresses below).

This journal follows a double blind review process. All papers will undergo a process of one or more rounds of double blind review. After initial screening, full research papers will be reviewed by selected members of the editorial board and peers from an international pool of researchers for quality, consistency and research contribution. Particular attention is paid to the use of research method. Please refer to papers published in the Journal when developing your manuscript. These may be found through the following website:

Please remember to remove all your personal identifiable information from the main manuscript before submitting it for review. Submissions to ITD may be either full research papers published in the main part of the Journal, or commentaries published in the section "Views from Practice".

Papers must contain original results and must not be submitted elsewhere while being evaluated for ITD. Detailed submission guidelines can be found at:

Your paper must contain original results and must not be submitted elsewhere while it is being evaluated for the Journal of Information Technology for Development. If you have submitted a version of this paper to another outlet, please let us know and ensure that it is cited in your submission.

Questions regarding submission should be directed to the special issue guest editors:
- Mathias Hatakka (main contact),
- Yingqin Zheng,
- Sundeep Sahay,
- Annika Andersson,

Andersson, A. & Grönlund, Å. (2012). Development as freedom–how the capability approach can be used in ICT4D research and practice. Information Technology for Development, 18(1), 1-4.

Andersson, A., & Hatakka, M. (2013). What are we Doing? - Theories Used in ICT4D Research. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Brown, A. E., & Grant, G. G. (2010). Highlighting the duality of the ICT and development research agenda. Information Technology for Development, 16(2), 96-111.

Hatakka, M. (2013). The capability approach in ICT4D research. PhD Thesis, Örebro Studies in Informatics 6, Örebro University, Sweden.  

Qureshi, S. (2013). Information and Communication Technologies in the Midst of Global Change: How do we Know When Development Takes Place? Information Technology for Development, 19(3), 189-192.

Thapa, D., & Sæbø, Ø. (2011). Exploring the link between ICT and development: a literature review. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries.

Walsham, G., & Sahay, S. (2006). Research on information systems in developing countries: Current landscape and future prospects. Information Technology for Development, 12(1), 7-24.

Zheng, Y. (2009), “Different spaces for e-development: What can we learn from the capability approach?”, Information Technology for Development, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 66–82.

CfP: Journal of Computer and System Sciences
Special Issue on "Cyber Security in the Critical Infrastructure: Advances and Future Directions"
Guest Editors: Jemal Abawajy (Deakin University, Australia), Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (University of South Australia, Australia), Rafiqul Islam (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Submission deadline 31 August 2015

CfP: Pervasive and Mobile Computing
Special Issue on "Mobile Security, Privacy and Forensics"
Guest Editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (University of South Australia, Australia), Lior Rokach (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva, Israel), Claudio Bettini (University of Milan, Italy)
Submission deadline 31 September 2015

CfP: Digital Investigation
Special Issue on "Cloud Forensics: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions"
Guest Editors: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (University of South Australia, Australia), Martin Herman (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA), Dr Michaela Iorga (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA), Ben Martini (University of South Australia, Australia)
Submission deadline: 31 October 2015

CfP: ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
Special Issue on "Internet of Things (IoT): Secure Service Delivery"
Guest Editors: Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, USA), Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (University of South Australia, Australia), Dimitrios Georgakopoulos (RMIT University, Australia), Surya Nepal (CSIRO, Australia)
Submission deadline 30 November 2015

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Call for papers

7th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries
Cotonou, Republic of Benin, December 15-16, 2015
Paper submission deadline: 30 June 2015

Deadline for SIRCA III research grant approaching: June 19th
SIRCA III will fund two-year research projects led by teams of two senior researchers and/or practitioners investigating open development topics in developing countries in Asia, Africa, or Latin America.
SIRCA is a theory and capacity building research programme examining information society issues administered by the Singapore Internet Research Centre, and supported by the IDRC Information and Networks program. 

CfP: International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Africa Development - ICT4AD
Yaounde, Cameroon
Submission Deadline: Friday August 28, 2015
Conference Dates: January 4 - 6, 2016
Conference Co-Chairs: Atsa Etoundi Roger, Robert Davison
CfP Reminder: Africa HCI Conference 2016 - Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers
Nairobi, Kenya
Submission Deadline: Monday October 5, 2015
Conference Dates: July 3 - 8, 2016
Conference Co-Chairs: Chris Chepken, Anicia Peters
Call url:

CfP: EJISDC IFIP 9.4 2015 Conference PhD/Graduate Student Special Issue
Special Issue Editors: Julian Bass, Robert Davison, Devinder Thapa, Chris Westrup
Submission deadline: October 30th, 2015
CfP: EJISDC Special Issue Making Openness Work for ICT4D: Experiences and Approaches
Special Issue Editors: Petter Nielsen, Sundeep Sahay
Papers must be submitted to the journal online as per the requirements of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. In the process, make sure to indicate that your submission is for this special issue.
Submission deadline: November 1st 2015
Final decision: January 1st 2017
Submission of final version: February 1st 2017
Call Url:

Call for Demos and Posters: ICN’15
2nd ACM Information-Centric Networking Conference
San Francisco, USA September 30 - October 2, 2015
Submission deadline: June 26th, 2015
Conference Url:

mLearn 2015 early bird registration deadline: 1 July 2015
Don't miss the early bird registration for the 14th World conference on mobile and contextual learning. The conference will take place in Venice, Italy from 17-24 October 2015.
Registration can be done online. For more information:

GTMC2015 CfP: Deadline Extended to June 25, 2015
The Global Technology Management Conference
Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA, July 15 - 17, 2015

Special Issue on Public Service Innovations through Information and Communication Technologies: Theory and Practice
The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age
Deadline: July 1, 2015
More about the journal:

ICT 2015
The European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia are organizing the ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform on 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The ICT 2015 Conference will present the new Commission policies and initiatives with regard to Research and Innovation in ICT, Excellent Science and Societal Challenges. It will focus on how we can "Innovate, Connect and Transform" the Digital Society.
Read more about the conference:

Reference papers

Does the Internet deserve everybody?

Technological change in developing countries: opening the black box of process using
actor – network theory

Job Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor Positions at Nanyang Business School
The Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore invites applications for faculty positions in Information Systems at the Assistant and Associate Professor level.

Requirements: Applicants should have earned their Ph.D. degree with a concentration in information systems or a related field and begun to establish a record for research excellence. Our ideal candidate is one who is pursuing research in Information Systems with a more organizational/behavioral research focus, and has a research agenda that fits within the broader research interests of the department. We also look for technically competent candidates who have evidence of teaching effectiveness with an interest in teaching in various areas of IT management, including contemporary topics on Data Analytics, and domain-specific IT (e.g., Accounting, Marketing, Healthcare, Finance).

Key Benefits: NBS offers an internationally-competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. A reduced teaching load is provided to new faculty and research-active faculty, and generous funding support for research and conferences is also available. The School also subscribes to various leading archival databases. International faculty will also enjoy subsidized housing in a 500-acre residential campus environment, on-campus childcare center, and children's educational allowances for Singapore's acclaimed international schools. Faculty members enjoy a low tax environment (income tax for the first US$100,000 averages about 10%).

Application: Interested candidates may send their CV, by July 15, to Ms. Julia Teng, Division of Information Technology & Operations Management (ITOM), Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE 639798 by email to Information about the school and the ITOM division is available at Interviews will be conducted via skype in August/September. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visit by December.

Postdoctoral fellow in Language Technology at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Visit the website for more information and apply online:

Careers in ICT4D Session

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 13th May 2015 @ 9:57pm

Date & Time: Friday 15th May, 1:30-3:30 at Nanyang Technological University.

ICT is maturing as a field and there is an increasing number of institutional centres and stand-alone ICT4D scholars offering ICT4D programmes and courses. Courses may cover technical aspects of ICT4D/ICTD, social aspects, or both. Meanwhile, there is growth in ICT4D/ICTD jobs in international and bilateral donors and agencies, in NGOs and in the private sector. It is in the interest of the entire field of ICT4D that the graduates we educate to take up those roles are well equipped and will represent our field well.

This session brings together educators from key international ICT4D centres as well as stand-alone ICT4D scholars offering related courses or dissertation supervision, with some of the potential employers of their students.

The expected audience will be educators, postgraduate students preparing for an ICT4D career, and organizations employing ICT4D graduates. Thus members of the audience will themselves bring very relevant perspectives.  The session is designed to offer diverse views from the panel, covering the social and technical aspects of the field, as well as the different stakeholder groups. It will then open up the floor to any member of the audience.  

Questions to be addressed by the panel and with the audience include:

  • What jobs are available for ICT4D graduates – social and technical?
  • What kind of organisations – private sector, development agencies, universities, NGOs etc employ ICT4D graduates?
  • What do ICT4D courses and researchers do to prepare students for the job market?
  • What qualities should an “employable” ICT4D graduate have? 
  • How do you get into an ICT4D job?
  • Once in an ICT4D role, how can you develop your career?
  • Is it harder for women or minorities to get into some areas of ICT4D?
  • How can the field of ICT4D attract and retain the brightest?

We believe this discussion is important for the ICT4D community as a whole. As a further service to audience members looking to go into ICT4D as a career, some  panelists have agreed to be available for a set of 5 -minute career advice slots which postgraduate students can take up with them.

Structure of the session:

Stage 1: short contributions from the panel (5 min each – 40 min total) –

this will include sharing data on where ICT4D graduates are working now  

1) Bill Tucker (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

2) Matt Smith (IDRC)

3) Bill Thies (Microsoft Research)

4) Amy O’Donnell (Oxfam – top tips on slide)

5) Dorothea Kleine (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, confirmed)

6) Joyojeet Pal (Michigan University, US, confirmed)

7) Hannah McCarrick (ICT4D Expert, Swedish Embassy, Zambia, former MSc student)

8) Arul Chib or Richard Ling (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, tbc)

Stage 2: Q&A with audience (30 min)
 -        end of main part of the session-

Stage 3:  5 minute mini-career-surgeries (25 min – this will potentially flow into the break) some panelists will be available with a chair opposite, any student/early career colleague who would like to can come for a 5min chat on any career related issue   

How will this session be productive? We feel it is important for the field of ICT4D that we use occasions such as ICTD2015 to come together as a community to exchange information on our courses and also on e.g. employer expectations. This session creates a platform for this. We will write and publish a summary of comments made and make it available on the conference website.

Further, the career surgery element is supposed to be of direct and clear benefit to the participants seeking concrete and immediate advice.

Call for participation: ICTD 2015 - World Cup Open Session at ICTD 2015 Conference

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 8th May 2015 @ 12:16pm

Date: May 15th 2015
Venue: LT 12
Time: 13:30 - 15:00


IPID News digest 5/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 7th May 2015 @ 12:35am

Reminder: One week left for 10th IPID Symposium &  ICTD2015 Conference

IPID 10th International Annual Symposium 2015
Date/Time: Friday, 15th May 2015 from 08:45 - 16:05 (Singapore Local time).
Venue: Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The full program can be downloaded here:

ICTD 2015 (May 15 – 18 2015)
7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
Conference website:
ICTD2015 conference schedule:

Registration to attend both events can be done online at:

Call for proposals

SIRCA call for proposals - Open development

Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA) III 2015-2017

SiRC announces the SIRCA III research grant award focused on cross-cutting theoretical frameworks in the area of Open Development. SIRCA III will fund two-year research projects led by teams of two senior researchers and/or practitioners investigating open development topics in developing countries in Asia, Africa, or Latin America. SIRCA is a theory and capacity building research programme examining information society issues administered by the Singapore Internet Research Centre, and supported by the IDRC Information and Networks program.  

Read the attached Call for Proposals for details, surf our website, or contact us with queries at

Call for papers

ACM DEV 2015

London, UK between November 30 - December 2, 2015.
The sixth annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2015) will provide a premier venue to present original and innovative work on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computing in developing regions. The proceedings of the conference will be available from the ACM Digital Library.
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015.

6th Annual International Conference on ICT: Big Data, Cloud and Security
Singapore, 27-28 July, 2015
Deadline for full paper submission extended: 29 May 2015
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 June 2015
Late Registration Deadline: 3 July 2015
URL:  ;

CCSNA 2015
The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications
San Diego, CA, USA, 6-10 December, 2015
Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2015

MoDeST 2015
1st International Workshop on Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technologies at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, 11-12 October, 2015
Submission deadline: July 1, 2015

Information Systems Frontiers
Special Issue on Knowledge and Competence Management - Developing Enterprise Solutions.
Submission Instruction:

Important dates:
Deadline for papers: 31 May 2015
Reviews returned: 31 July 2015
Revised papers submitted: 15 September 2015
Final papers due: 30 September 2015

AUoICTiHE Workshop at ICTH - Deadline extended to 3rd June, 2015
Adoption and Usage of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare by the Elderly workshop at the 5th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare
Berlin, September 27-30, 2015
Workshop website:

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education

Special issue on 'Identifying and Managing Critical Success Factors of Online Education'.
Guest Editors:
Sean Eom, College of Business, Southeast Missouri State University
Nicholas J. Ashill, College of Business, American University of
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
J. B. (Ben) Arbaugh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Deadlines for the special issue are as follows:
June 15, 2015:  Submission deadline for initial submission
September 1, 2015:  First-round decisions on all submitted manuscripts
November 1, 2015:   Submission deadline for invited revisions
December 15, 2015:  Final decisions

Call URL:
For more information, please contact the editor at

11th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology
Special Theme: Smart Living Cities, Big Data and Sustainable Development
Dubai, UAE, 1-3 November, 2015
Papers and Student Posters Submission: 30 May 2015
Submission of Tutorials: 30 May 2015

Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for improved Learning Outcomes

This call is for chapter proposals for the forthcoming book 'Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for improved Learning Outcomes', to be published by IGI Global.
Editor: David Parsons  Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand (Email:
Proposals must be submitted by May 30th. Full chapters are requested by June 30th.
For details about the call:

Reports & Research Opportunities

UNU Report on Global E-waste
The amount of global e-waste; discarded electrical and electronic equipment reached 41.8 million tonnes in 2014. The report provides an unprecedented level of detail and accuracy about the size of the world’s e-waste challenge, ongoing progress in establishing specialized e-waste collection and treatment systems, and the outlook for the future. The full report can be found at

Vacancy: PhD Researcher at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The PhD Research Programme will be located in Madrid, Spain, at UNWTO headquarters, working with the SDT Programme. Successful candidates will be sponsored for a period of 12 months and are expected to work under the supervision of the Director of the SDT programme and/or another staff member in the programme.
The application deadline is 14th June 2015. For more information about the job and how to apply visit:

IPID News digest 4/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 17th March 2015 @ 5:57pm

IPID Travel Grants
We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for IPID 10th Symposium travel grants. Students can apply for grants online via this link:

The grant covers conference registration and or travel fees. The applicant MUST be a member of IPID! (You can become a member by registering here: and MUST meet one or more criteria below:
- Be a Post-graduate student (Masters, PhD., Post-graduate diploma)
- Have his/her paper accepted at IPID 10th symposium/ICTD2015 conference
- Be citzen of a low-income or lower-middle-income economies (refer to this list:
- Be a post-graduate student at a Swedish University

If you do not meet the above criteria but you think you deserve to receive the grant please write to the IPID coordinator at with subject "Special Request for IPID Travel Grant".

Travel grants application deadline        :24 March 2015 (Fixed)
Communication of results                    :Before 30th March 2015

Call for papers

CfP: ISD2015

The 24th International Conference on Information Systems Development.
Harbin, China, August 25-27, 2015
Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015

CfP: EISTA 2015
13th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications
Orlando, Florida, USA, July 12-15, 2015
Submission deadline of abstracts or paper drafts: April 3rd, 2015

CfP: The International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG)
Special Issue on Electronic Governance and Open Society: Challenges in Eurasia

Guest Editors:
Dr. Yuri Misnikov, Senior Researcher, e-Government Center, ITMO
University, Russia (email
Dr. Christine Leitner, Senior Advisor, Centre for Economics and Public
Administration (CEPA), UK (email
Dmitrii Trutnev, Deputy Director, e-Government Center, ITMO University,
Russia (email

Question can be directed to guest editors.
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 10 May 2015

CfP: IT Professional
IT Professional is seeking papers for the following theme issues (follow the links for details):
Smart Systems:
Trends in IT Governance and Management:
Emerginng Trends in Healthcare and Well-Being:

Scholarships and Research Opportunities

ICT4D Masters Scholarships at Manchester University
The University of Manchester's one-year MSc ICTs for Development degree aims to create "ICT4D champions" who combine technical competencies in information systems and project management with an understanding of development context and practice.
The 2015 Development Leadership Scholarships - worth £16,000 - are available for developing country applicants to the MSc ICT4D programme.  Applicants should apply for the MSc by April and for the scholarship by end May.
Application and eligibility details can be found at:
Potential applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Richard Heeks (The director Centre for Development Informatics at University of Manchester, UK) at
They can find details of this year’s overseas fieldwork trip (included in the programme) at:

Research Opportunities at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
University of Oslo is offering PhD and Postdoc research fellowships in Complex Information Systems and Healthcare. You can get more information from the links below.
PhD research fellowships:
Postdoc research fellowship:

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

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