News and Announcements

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

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 5th August 2015 @ 4:35pm

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 (http://www.iiis-spring16.org/icsit/website/about.asp?vc=31) and;
- The 7th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2016 (http://www.iiis-spring16.org/icsit/website/default.asp?vc=29)

Dates:
- 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
URL: www.2016iiisconferences.org/iceti

CfP: Journal of Community Informatics

Special issue - Community Informatics and Data Literacy  
Submissions due 30th September
URL: http://ci-journal.net

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: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itd

CfP: Open Journal of Information Systems (OJIS)

URL: http://www.ronpub.com/journals/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.
URL: http://academic-conferences.org/icel/icel2016/icel16-call-papers.htm

CfP: DMET-2015
Special issue on "Data Management on Emerging Technologies
Submission Deadline: 31.08.2015
URL: http://www.ronpub.com/index.php/journals/ojdb/special-issues/upcoming-special-issues)

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 http://cs.unu.edu/join/research-fellowship-cs/

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: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/#p48

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: http://www.stockholminternetforum.se/three-months-to-go/

IPID News digest 9/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 13th July 2015 @ 7:44pm

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

Notes

  • 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 http://ictd2016.info or email Susan Wyche at spwyche@msu.edu.

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
URL: http://aiccsa.net/website/workshop

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: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejis/EJIS_IS_Philosophy_Special_Issue-v6a_Final_Copy.pdf

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: malaurent@essec.edu

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
URL: http://learningatscale.acm.org

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
http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist16/

CfP: 2015 SIGADIT
- AIS Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (www.sigadit.net)
- 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
http://www.sigadit.net/Call-for-Papers/DIGIT%202015%20Call%20for%20Papers.pdf

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: http://caise2016.si/

CfP: IJDLDC

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
competences!"

Guest Editors:
- Antonio Cartelli, University of Cassino (cartan@unicas.it)
- Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata (giovannella@scuolaiad.it)
- Antonella Nuzzaci, University of L'Aquila (antonella.nuzzaci@univaq.it)

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

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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:
http://jobs.tue.nl/en/vacancy/postdoc-software-analytics-and-process-mining-206130.html

PhD positions in Smart Production at Aalborg University
Deadline for applying is 15 August 2015. More information can be obtained at:
http://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=750259

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: http://agile2.ucc.usyd.edu.au/ro/opportunities/scholarships/1620

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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 (http://iris.cs.aau.dk/tl_files/volumes/volume%2027/27-1-Westin&Sein%20%28Web%29.pdf)

- E. Parmiggiani & E. Monteiro: The Nested Materiality of Environmental Monitoring (http://iris.cs.aau.dk/tl_files/volumes/volume%2027/27-1-Parmiggiani%20&%20Monteiro%20%28Web%29.pdf)

- Special Issue of the Journal of Community Informatics on Communities and Technology
URL: http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/issue/view/54

IPID News digest 8/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 @ 9:12pm

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Post doc Position in Media technology and interaction design at Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
URL: https://intra.kth.se/en/anstallning/karriar/karriar-och-kompetensutveckling-kompetensstod/lediga-jobb-externa/what:job/jobID:69128/where:4/

Lecturer in Computer Science at The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway University of London, UK
URL: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0615-156

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at The Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway University of London, UK
URL: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0615-157

Lecturer in Information Security at Royal Holloway University of London, UK
URL: https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0515-145

Consultancy Assignment: Children and ICT research Co-ordinator, Florence, Italy (Deadline is 26.06.2015)
URL: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_82245.html

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: http://www.reutlingen-university.de/fileadmin/_aktuelles/Personal1/052_2015_ESB_Englisch.pdf

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: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

CALL FOR PAPERS

CfP: ISICO
The 3rd Information Systems International Conference 
Surabaya, 2-4 November, 2015
Submission deadline: July 28th, 2015
URL: http://2015.isico.info/

CfP: ICDIPC2015
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: http://goo.gl/MNtocE

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) - http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci/.

Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to the workshop
program co-chairs at sighci.workshop@gmail.com

ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

Workshop Co-chairs:
- Miguel Aguirre-Urreta, Texas Tech University (miguel.aguirre-urreta@ttu.edu)
- Na Lina Li, Baker College (nli01@baker.edu)

Program Co-chairs:
- Greg Moody, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (gregory.moody@unlv.edu)
- Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University (m.tarafdar@lancaster.ac.uk)
- Adriane B. Randolph, Kennesaw State University (arandol3@kennesaw.edu)

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
URL: http://aiccsa.net/website/home

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.
URL: http://www.ronpub.com/journals/ojcc

IPID News digest 7/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 9th June 2015 @ 1:01pm

CALL FOR PAPERS

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 https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itd. 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: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/titd20/current.

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: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/titd20/current.

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), mathias.hatakka@oru.se
- Yingqin Zheng, yingqin.zheng@rhul.ac.uk
- Sundeep Sahay, sundeep.sahay@yahoo.com
- Annika Andersson, annika.andersson@oru.se

References
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
URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-computer-and-system-sciences/call-for-papers/cyber-security-in-the-critical-infrastructure-advances-and-f/

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
URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pervasive-and-mobile-computing/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-mobile-security-privacy-and-forensics/

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
URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/digital-investigation/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-cloud-forensics-state-of-the-art-and-future/

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
URL: http://toit.acm.org/CfP/ACM-ToIT-CfP-IoT-Security.pdf
 

IPID News digest 6/2015

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Call for papers

CfP: AFRICOMM 2015
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
URL: http://africommconference.org

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. 
URL: http://www.sirca.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/SIRCA-III-CALL-Final-May-6.pdf

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
Url: http://www.icit4ad.cm/
 
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
Web: http://africhi.net/
Call url: http://africhi.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/AfriCHI_CFP_Flyer_Final.compressed.pdf

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
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 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: http://www.ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/180-call-for-papers-for-ejisdc-special-issue

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:  http://conferences2.sigcomm.org/acm-icn/2015/

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: http://www.mlearn2015.org/

GTMC2015 CfP: Deadline Extended to June 25, 2015
The Global Technology Management Conference
Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA, July 15 - 17, 2015
URl: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/gtmc2015/

3rd CFP IJPADA
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: http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-public-administration-digital/70583

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: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/conference-ict-2015

Reference papers

Does the Internet deserve everybody?
http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/~elkhatib/Docs/2015.08_dide.pdf

Technological change in developing countries: opening the black box of process using
actor – network theory
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/21665095.2015.1026610

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 julia_teng@pmail.ntu.edu.sg. Information about the school and the ITOM division is available at http://www.nbs.ntu.edu.sg. 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: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=0&disableRedirect=true&id=19144&Dnr=702825&Type=E

Careers in ICT4D Session

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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

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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: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1411352/6m42azdHo2JRTMWSabwF/IPID10th-Symposium_program2015.pdf

ICTD 2015 (May 15 – 18 2015)
7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore
Conference website: http://ictd2015.org/
ICTD2015 conference schedule: http://ictd2015.sched.org/grid/#.VUqVsZMdyGN

Registration to attend both events can be done online at: http://ictd2015.sched.org/grid/#.VUqVsZMdyGN

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 sirca@ntu.edu.sg

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.
URL: http://acmdev.org

ICT-BDCS 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: http://www.bigdataclouds.org  ;

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
URL: http://www.ieee-ccsna.org/ccsna_gc15/

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
URL: http://modest.mobi

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: http://www.hs-neu-ulm.de/cross/icth-workshop

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: http://dsjie.org/Portals/0/Users/Vijay/Content/2016%20Special%20Issue.pdf
For more information, please contact the editor at dsjie.editor@gmail.com

IIT'15
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
URL: http://www.it-innovations.ae/

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: D.P.Parsons@massey.ac.nz)
Proposals must be submitted by May 30th. Full chapters are requested by June 30th.
For details about the call: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1538

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 http://i.unu.edu/media/ias.unu.edu-en/news/7916/Global-E-waste-Monitor-2014-small.pdf

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: http://www.edu-active.com/phd/2015/apr/29/phd-researcher-world-tourism-organization-unwto.html

IPID News digest 4/2015

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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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cVoN_68SJsFoHUDUPhEtK9TB6FRw-6qAYhXQLoxvm5o/viewform?usp=send_form

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: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/join/) 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: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income)
- 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 coordinator@ipid.se 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
URL: http://isd2015.hit.edu.cn/cpapers.php

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
URL: www.iiisconfer2015.org/eista

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 yuri.misnikov@gmail.com)
Dr. Christine Leitner, Senior Advisor, Centre for Economics and Public
Administration (CEPA), UK (email christine.leitner@cepanet.eu)
Dmitrii Trutnev, Deputy Director, e-Government Center, ITMO University,
Russia (email trutnev@egov-center.ru)

Question can be directed to guest editors.
URL:http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfplist.php?jcode=ijeg
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: http://www.computer.org/web/computingnow/itcfp6
Trends in IT Governance and Management: http://www.computer.org/web/computingnow/itcfp1
Emerginng Trends in Healthcare and Well-Being: http://www.computer.org/web/computingnow/itcfp2

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: http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-taught-funding/idpm/
 
Potential applicants are welcome to contact Prof. Richard Heeks (The director Centre for Development Informatics at University of Manchester, UK) at richard.heeks@manchester.ac.uk.
They can find details of this year’s overseas fieldwork trip (included in the programme) at: https://twitter.com/hashtag/DIG2015_SA

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: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1352861
Postdoc research fellowship: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1352903

IPID News digest 3/2015

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Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

CfP Reminder: Submission deadline for 10th IPID Annual Symposium approching
15th May 2015, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Postgraduate students are invited to submit short papers (4pages Maximum) that fall under the following ICT4D research areas:

  • Application of ICT for development (eServices: eHealth, eLearning, eAgriculture, eGovernance)
  • ICT4D research theories and methodology frameworks
  • Gender issues and ICT
  • Evaluation, sustainability and scalability of ICT4D projects and research

The 10th Annual Symposium for the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) will be held in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015).
Deadline for paper submisions: 2 March 2015 (submit to submissions@ipid.se CC. ena@du.se)
Notification of acceptance : 15 March 2015
Download the call for details: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1327861/vaD4V36zIBDxM_RrpefV/10thIPID-CfP2015.pdf
Symposium page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/663551ssistant%2F+teaching+assistant

CfP: The 24th International Conference on Information Systems Development
Harbin, China, August 25-27, 2015

Conference Theme: Transforming Healthcare through Information Systems
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2015
URL: http://isd2015.hit.edu.cn/

CfP: IEEE Big Data 2015
IEEE International Conference on Big  Data
Santa Clara, CA, USA, October 29-November 1  2015  
Electronic submission of full papers: July 1, 2015
URL: http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2015/

CfP: Conf-IRM 2015 - ICT for Development Track

Ottawa, Canada , May 18 – 20, 2015
Submission Date (Research in Progress): February 28, 2015
URL: http://www.conf-irm.org/joomla/index.php/call-for-rippapers

AIS SIG GlobDev Pre-ECIS Workshop on ICTs in Global Development
Munster, Germany, May 26, 2015
Submission Date: March 1, 2015
Workshop Chairs:
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Sajda Qureshi, Cathy Urquhart, Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Edward Stohr
URL:http://www.ecis2015.eu/participation/list-of-workshops/conversations-development

IFIP 9.4 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 20 - 22, 2015
Application for Conference Bursaries for Postgrad Students with accepted papers
Deadline: March 15, 2015
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/57-sl-conference/173-2015-conference-bursary

Conference Co-chairs:
Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway
Chamli Pushpakumara, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Programme Co-chairs:
Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo
Gamini Wijayarathna, University of Kelaniya

Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on Global Sourcing and Development: New Drivers, Models and Impacts
Submissions due: May 15, 2015
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12049/pdf
Coordinating Editor: Robert Davison
Special Issue Editors:
Brian Nicholson - brian.nicholson@manchester.ac.uk
Sundeep Sahay - sundeeps@ifi.uio.no
Richard Heeks - richard.heeks@manchester.ac.uk
Submit via: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/isj
 
ICTD 2015 Singapore
Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Singapore, May 15 - 18, 2015
URL: http://www.ictd2015.org
Conference Chair:
Arul Chib, Nanyang Technological University
Programme Co-chairs:
Matthew Kam, American Institutes for Research
Jenna Burrell, UC Berkeley
 
Call for Health IT/Health Informatics Submissions
Healthcare 2015 Conference
Nashville, TN, July 29-31, 2015
Submission Deadline for Oral Presentations: March 1, 2015
URL: http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/healthcare2015/
Online Submission Now Open!  For more information:
http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/healthcare2015/abstract-submission/

ERPBSS Conference 2015 - Information and communication technology
Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences
Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek, 24 – 26, November 2015
Extended Abstract Submission: June 1st, 2015
Full Paper Submission (Optional): 31st October 2015
URL: http://www.mdx.ac/conference-2/

CfP: ES2015 - Enterprise Systems
Basel, Switzerland, October 14-15, 2015
Submission deadline: May 3, 2015
URL: http://www.es2015.org

CfP: SIIT 2015
9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology
Sunnyvale, California, USA, 6-8 October 2015
Deadline for submissions: 3 April 2015
URL: http://www.IEEE-SIIT.org

IEEE 4th International Conference on Mobile Services 2015 - Coimbra Satellite Session
Coimbra, Portugal, June 3, 2015,
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 18, 2015
URL: http://ms2015.dei.uc.pt

Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral position at CRI - Paris
The Centre de Recherche en Informatique (Paris, France) and Braincities
are offering a postdoctoral position " Intelligent user profiling for
recommendations in a collaborative Human Resource Management System"
requiring knowledge in cognitive and behavioral processes analysis,
intention mining, data mining, natural language processing.
URL: https://www.univ-paris1.fr/fileadmin/CRI/pdf/Postdoc_ComputerScience_Braincities.pdf
Applications have to be sent before 15th of March 2015 to:
- Braincities at kaze.onguene@emergence-group.com
- CRI at Charlotte.Hug@univ-paris1.fr

Call for Papers: 10th IPID Annual Symposium

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CfP: 10th IPID Annual Symposium
15th May 2015, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Postgraduate studnets are invited to submit short papers (4pages Maximum) that fall under the following ICT4D research areas:

  • Application of ICT for development (eServices: eHealth, eLearning, eAgriculture, eGovernance)
  • ICT4D research theories and methodology frameworks
  • Gender issues and ICT
  • Evaluation, sustainability and scalability of ICT4D projects and research

The 10th Annual Symposium for the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) will be held in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015).
Deadline for paper submisions: 2 March 2015 (submit to submissions@ipid.se CC. ena@du.se)
Notification of acceptance : 15 March 2015
Download the call for details: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1327861/vaD4V36zIBDxM_RrpefV/10thIPID-CfP2015.pdf
Symposium page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/663551ssistant%2F+teaching+assistant

IPID News digest 2/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 1st February 2015 @ 12:28am


CfP: 10th IPID Annual Symposium
15th May 2015, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Postgraduate studnets are invited to submit short papers (4pages Maximum) that fall under the following ICT4D research areas:

  • Application of ICT for development (eServices: eHealth, eLearning, eAgriculture, eGovernance)
  • ICT4D research theories and methodology frameworks
  • Gender issues and ICT
  • Evaluation, sustainability and scalability of ICT4D projects and research

The 10th Annual Symposium for the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) will be held in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015).
Deadline for paper submisions: 2 February 2015 (submit to submissions@ipid.se CC. ena@du.se)
Notification of acceptance : 15 March 2015
Download the call for details: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1327189/N2MRcZylcpCPntI8ovA2/IPID10th-+CfP2015.pdf
Symposium page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/663551

CfP: CCIT
Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Information Technology
April 26-27, 2015 at Birmingham, UK
Paper Submission deadline: 26 February 2015
URL: http://www.ccit.theired.org

Call for applications: Research and Post graduate studies at the Faculty Informatics & Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
The Faculty of Informatics and Design, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, are considering applications for self-funded Masters or doctoral candidates to join an EU project titled: PARTY -Participatory Tools for Human Development with the Youth. Successful candidates will join a research group within the faculty, comprise of postgraduate candidates and researchers.
For more details read the call

CfP: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
July 12-16, 2015, Montreal, Canada
Theme:“Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication”
Deadline for submissions: 9 February 2015
General IAMCR CfP: http://iamcr.org/congress/montreal2015-cfp
Conference website: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca/

New Issue of EJIS - European Journal of IS
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejis/journal/v24/n1/index.html

Call for speakers, exhibitors, participants at 2015 CRS ICT4D 2015
Theme: Increasing Impact Through Innovation​  
May 27-29, 2015, CHICAGO, IL, USA    
Call details: http://www.ict4dconference.crs.org/

CfP: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on Global Sourcing and Development: New Drivers, Models and Impacts
Submission deadline: 15 May 2015
Call details: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/isj.12049/pdf

Three fully funded PhD positions and many more job opportunities at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
URL: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/??id=19142&lang=en&ref=D&tjanstNamn=Doctoral+student%2F+assistant%2F+teaching+assistant

IPID News digest 1/2015

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Saturday, 24th January 2015 @ 7:54pm

Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

CfP: Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Special
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 at dsjie.editor@gmail.com.
Call URL: http://dsjie.org/Portals/0/Users/Vijay/Content/2016%20Special%20Issue.pdf

AMCIS 2015 - Mini Track CfP: Impact of IT on Strategic Innovation & Competitive Advantage
21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015
Deadline for submissions: February 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST
URL: http://abhishekkathuria.com/call-for-papers/amcis-2015-minitrack-details/

Second CfP: WIMS 2015
5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, July 13-15, 2015
Paper submission deadline: March 24, 2015
URL: http://cyprusconferences.org/wims2015/

CfP Reminder: SCIS 2015
The Sixth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems
Oulu, Finland, August 9-12, 2015
Submission deadline: 15.2.2015
Contact: scis2015@oulu.fi
URL: www.scis2015.org

Call for Workshop & Tutorial Proposals
6th International MCETECH Conference on E-Technologies (MCETECH2015)
Montreal, Canada, May 12-15, 2015
Submission deadline: Febuary 13, 2015
Notification of acceptance: Febuary 27, 2015
URL: http://www.mcetech.org/cfp.php

CfP reminder for DESRIST 2015
Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies
Accelerating Dialogue with Industry through Design Science Research
Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Ireland, May 21-22, 2015
Paper Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015
URL: http://www.desrist2015.org

CfP reminder for AMCIS 2015
21st Americas Conference on Information Systems
Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015
Deadline for submission: February 25, 2015 (11:59 PM EST).
Call URL: http://amcis2015.aisnet.org/images/PDFs/CFP_11172014_finalstripped-1.pdf

CfP FISA2015
Future Internet Services and Applications
Larnaca, Cyprus, June 15-18 2015,
Paper Submission: February 13, 2015
URL: http://perso.isep.fr/msellami/FISA/

CfP: TICTeC2015 - The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference
Central London, 25th March 2015
The focus of the conference is on civic technology, digital democracy
and e-governance around the world, and its impact upon citizens,
decision makers and governments. The conference aims to bring together individuals from academic and
applied backgrounds as well as businesses, public authorities, NGOs
and education institutions to discuss ideas, present research and
build a network of individuals interested in the civic technology
landscape.
Submit your abstract (300 words) via email to research@mysociety.org not later than 6th February 2015.
Abouy mySociety: https://www.mysociety.org/

CfP: INTECH 2015
Fifth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology
University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain, May 20-22, 2015
Proceedings will be published in IEEE xplore
Submission of papers: March 01, 2015
URL: http://www.socio.org.uk/intech

IS-EUD 2015 Call for Participation: Doctoral Consortium
5th Symposium on End User Development: My world, my device, my program
Madrid, 26-29 May 2015
Submission: February 2, 2015 (EXTENDED)
Notification: February 28, 2015
URL: http://dei.inf.uc3m.es/iseud2015/conference/doctoral-consortium/

IFIP 8.5 eGov/ePart conferences 2015 - General eParticipation Track (reminder)
IFIP EGOV2015 & IFIP ePart2015
Thessaloniki, Greece, 31 August-2 September 2015

Important Dates
March 15, 2015: Submission of papers (hard deadline-no late submissions allowed)
April 15, 2015: Submission of workshop/panel/poster/PhD colloquium contributions
All papers should be submitted to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=egov2015
Websites: www.egov-conference.org, www.epart-conference.org

Employment & Course Opportunities

Vacancies at Örebro University

The Informatics department at Örebro University is seeking candidates to fill the following positions:
Senior lecturer/lecturer in informatics, software development
Senior lecturer in informatics, systems development methods and software development    
Senior lecturer in informatics, systems development and the use of IT in the public sector
The submission deadline for applications is 2nd Febuary 2015. For more information about the possitions and requirements for the link: http://www.oru.se/English/About-the-University/Vacancies/#.VK1iIfwFNw0.facebook

Call for Applications: Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute 2015
The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and the  Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) are pleased to invite applications to the 17th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 10, 2015 at the University of Oxford.
Apply: http://www.global.asc.upenn.edu/opportunity/2015-annenberg-oxford-media-policy-summer-institute-applications/

Call for application for Ph.D. Program in Information studies
The School of Information, Florida State University is accepting applications to the doctoral program for the summer semester
The application deadline is February 15, 2015.

For general Program Information: http://slis.fsu.edu/academics/graduate/phd/
For University & Program Admission Requirements: http://slis.fsu.edu/admissions/graduate/phd/
Contact the Graduate Student Services: Email; ischooladvising@admin.fsu.edu, Phone; 850-645-3280850-645-3280. Contact person: Dr.
Melissa Gross (mgross@fsu.edu).

Postdoctoral fellowships (15 positions) at Tampere University of Technology
Tampere University of Technology is seeking to fill 15 postdoctoral fellowship positions. The aim is to support highly qualified postdoctoral researchers who are outstanding in their field and to strengthen the scientific profile of TUT. The research work will be conducted in one of the existing research groups at TUT and the research tasks will be specified to suit the candidate's interest and expertise. The candidates are requested to identify the research group they wish to collaborate with. We especially appreciate researchers with international academic experience.

The positions are to be filled from the beginning of April 2015 or as soon as possible. The duration of the contract will be two years.

Applications must be submitted through the University's online employment system. The closing date for applications is 15 February 2015.

For more information: http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/news-and-events/open-positions-postdoctoral-fellowships-15-positions-p083966c2


PhD position Delft University of Technology: Business Model Innovation Supported by ICT Tooling
This PhD position is within the European Horizon2020 project ENviSION (Understanding and supporting business model innovation for small businesses through ICT-based tooling).
For details on how to apply visit: http://tudelft.nl/en/about-tu-delft/working-at-tu-delft/jobs/academic-jobs/phd/
Deadline for application is: Before 11 February, 2015.

IPID News digest 15/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 16th December 2014 @ 2:24pm

Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

CfP: International Conference on Information Researcources Management(CONF-IRM)
Theme: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
May 18-20, 2015
Submission deadline: January 10, 2015
URL: www.conf-irm.org

CfP: COMPSAC 2015 Symposium on IT in Practice

Taichung, Taiwan, 1-5 July 2015
Submissions due date: 17 January 2015
URL: http://bitly.com/itip-symp

SAIS 2015 Conference
Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS 2015): CFP
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, March 20-21, 2015
Submission deadline: December 29, 2014
How to submit a paper: http://saisconferencemgmt.org/openconf/openconf.php

CfP: CHI 2015 Workshop
How WEIRD is HCI? Extending HCI Principles to other Countries and Cultures
Submission Deadline: January 5, 2015
URL: http://www.arolis.com/chi_2015_WEIRD_HCI_workshop/

BPMDS'2015
International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support
the 16th edition of the BPMDS series will be held in conjunction with CAiSE'15
8-9 June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
Submission deadline: February 18th, 2015
The Call for Papers can be downloaded from the BPMDS Web site: http://www.bpmds.org

CfP: XV International Computer and Information Security Conference ACIS 2015
June 24-25, 2015 Bogota, COLOMBIA
Paper submit deadline: March 28th 2015
For more information: http://www.acis.org.co/index.php?id=2179

Special Issue on "Activity Theory and Information Systems research" in Information Systems Journal
IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of extended abstract (optional): April 30, 2015
Full initial paper submission deadline: September 1, 2015
First review deadline: December 1, 2015
Revised paper submission deadline: June 1, 2016
Second review deadline: September 1, 2016

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS
Stan Karanasios, AIMTech Research Centre, Leeds University Business School, UK
s.karanasios@leeds.ac.uk
David Allen, AIMTech Research Centre, Leeds University Business School, UK
da2@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Patrick Finnegan, UNSW Australia Business School, Australia
p.finnegan@unsw.edu.au

For full Special Issue submission details please see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2575/homepage/special_issues.htm

CfP: DESRIST 2015
DESRIST 2015 - Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies
Accelerating Dialogue with Industry through Design Science Research
Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Ireland, May 21-22, 2015
Submission deadline: January 30, 2015
URl: http://www.desrist2015.org

21st Americas Conference on Information Systems
Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015
Submission deadline: February 25, 2015: AMCIS
URL: http://amcis2015.aisnet.org/

PACIS 2015: The 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
July 6-9, Singapore
Paper submission starts: January 5, 2015
Paper submission deadline: March 4, 2015
Conference website: http://www.pacis2015.org
General enquiry email: pacis2015@gmail.com

AW4city Workshop - Web Applications and Smart Cities: bringing together government, businesses and citizens
In conjunction with WWW'15: 24th World Wide Web International Conference
Florence, Italy, May 18th 2015
Submissions due: January 20, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
URL: http://aw4city.wordpress.com

AMCIS2015 mind track CfP: Role and Significance of ICT in Micro-Enterprises
Track: ICTs in Global Development (SIG GlobDev)
El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015
Deadline for paper submissions: February 25
Mini-Track chair: Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (ponelis@uwm.edu)
Instructions for authors and more information about the conference at http://amcis2015.aisnet.org/.

WorldCIST'15
3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 1-3 April 2015
Paper Submission: December 20, 2014 (extended deadline)
URL: http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist15/

CfP: BITWorld 2015
17th International Conference on Business Information Technology
May 19-21, 2015, LAS VEGAS, USA
Papers submission deadline: February 15, 2015
URL: http://bit-world.us

CfP: ACM IUI 2015 Demos & Posters
20th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Atlanta, USA, March 29 - April 1, 2015
Deadline: January 16, 2015
URL: http://iui.acm.org/2015/posters_demo.html

CfP: DIPDMWC2015
The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, data Mining, and Wireless Communications
January 28-30, 2015, Dubai, UAE
Submission Deadline: January 08 2015
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/dipdmwc2015/

CfP: ICIA2015
The Fourth International Conference on Informatics & Applications
July 20-22, 2015, Takamatsu, Japan
Submission Deadline: June 20, 2015
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/icia2015/

CfP: ICeND2015
The Fourth International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development
September 21-23, 2015, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Poland Section.
Submission Deadline: August 01, 2015
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/icend2015/

CfP: GCIRE2015
The International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies
September 8-10, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Submission Deadline: August 08, 2015
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/gcire2015/

CfP: Conf-IRM 2015
International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM)
Theme: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
May 18-20, 2015
Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Submission deadline: January 10, 2015
Conference Website: http://www.conf-irm.org/joomla/index.php/main-page

ICT4D Resources

UN Secretary General's report on the SDG process
http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/5527SR_advance%20unedited_final.pdf

Report and Synthesis of the IDRC- IT for Change Round Table on 'Inclusion in the Network Society-mapping development alternatives, forging research agendas'.
URL: http://itforchange.net/sites/default/files/Round%20Table%20on%20Inclusion%20in%20the%20Network%20Society-Full%20Report.pdf

SI of Information Technology for Development on ICT in Africa now online
Special Issue: ICT in Africa: Enabling a Better Life for All can be viewed at:  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/titd20/21/1?ai=1kp&ui=6zfar&af=T

Employment Opportunities

Open PhD position at Rotterdam School of Management
Application deadline: 31 January 2015
URL: http://www.erim.eur.nl/doctoral-programme/phd-in-management/phd-projects/detail/1167-open-phd-position-in-business-information-management/

Postdoc position TU Delft: ICT Platform Architecting for Smart Cities
The post-doctoral researcher will advance the group's research agenda on ICT architecting for ICT platforms in engineering systems, specifically in the domains of e-mobility and e-health.
Application deadline: Before 8 January 2015
For more information on how to apply: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/TUD/vacancy/25726/lang/en/

IPID News digest 14/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 31st October 2014 @ 3:15pm

9Th IPID Symposium presentations and mLearn conference 2014
Follow IPID Symposium presentations online next week (November 3 - 5, 2014). The symposium will take place at Kadir-Has University, Istanbul, Turkey in collaboration with the 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (http://iamlearn.net/). We will try to live stream some of the presentations. power point presentations will be uploaded on the event page (http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/644696). Videos will be uploaded on our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ipid4u

Keynote speakers

Prof. John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Prof. Traxler is a professor of Mobile Computing and a full professor at University of Wolverhampton. He is the director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton and at Built Environment, Information Systems and Learning Technology Research Centre.

 
 

Prof. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, The Open University, UK
Kukulska-Hulme is Professor of Learning Technology and Communication, and Associate Director (Learning & Teaching) in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK. She is President of the International Association for Mobile Learning, and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning.

Information regarding streaming will follow next week. The symposium schedule can be downloaded bellow:


Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

CfP: ECIS 2015
European Conference on Information Systems
May 26-29, 2015, MUENSTER, GERMANY
Submission deadline: November 28th, 2014 (strict and only deadline!)
URL: http://www.ecis2015.eu/

CfP: GITMA world conference 2015
Sixteenth Annual Global Information Technology Management Association
June 21-23, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Submission deadline: November 15, 2014
For details about the call: http://www.gitma.org/2015-gitma-conference/call-for-papers-2015

CfP: IFIP 9.4 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 20 - 22, 2015
Submission Date: Saturday November 15, 2014
Conference Co-chairs:
Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway
Chamli Pushpakumara, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Programme Co-chairs:
Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo
Gamini Wijayarathna, University of Kelaniya
URL:http://www.ifipwg94.org/ifip-conference-2015
 
Call for Notes: ICTD2015
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 15-18, 2015
Deadline for submitting Notes: December 21, 2014
Refer to the call: http://ictd2015.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Call-for-submissions-of-Full-Papers-and-Notes-ICTD2015_ALMOST.pdf

CfP: 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

Limerick, Ireland, June 27 – 30, 2015
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015
URL: http://communities-and-technologies.org/
 
CfP Reminder: The Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies
Special Issue on Social Representations, ICTs and Community Empowerment
Special Issue Editors: Sara Vannini, Isabella Rega, Lorenzo Cantoni
Abstracts due: Friday November 21, 2014
URL: http://www.newmine.org/call-for-articles-social-representations-icts-and-community-empowerment
 
CfP: Information Technologies and International Development

Marsden Memorial Special Issue
Special Issue Editors: William Tucker, Michael Best, Nicola Bidwell
Submissions deadline: January 20, 2015
URL: http://www.itidjournal.org/index.php/itid/announcement/view/18

CONF-IRM2 015
International Conference on Information Resources Management
Theme: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
May 18-20, 2015, Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Submission deadline: January 10, 2015
URL: www.conf-irm.org

ICT4D Resources

GAIA: A group you should follow

The Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) is an IRTF initiative that aims
(1) to create increased visibility and interest among the wider community on the challenges and opportunities in enabling global Internet access, in terms of technology as well as the social and economic drivers for its adoption;
(2) to create a shared vision among practitioners, researchers, corporations, non governmental and governmental organizations on the challenges and opportunities;
(3) to articulate and foster collaboration among them to address the diverse Internet access and architectural challenges (including security, privacy and energy efficiency);
(4) to document and share deployment experiences and research results to the wider community through scholarly publications, white papers, presentations, workshops, Informational and Experimental RFCs;
(5) to document the costs of existing Internet Access, the breakdown of those costs (energy, manpower, licenses, bandwidth, infrastructure, transit, peering), and outline a path to achieve a 10x reduction in Internet Access costs especially in geographies and populations with low penetration.
(6) to develop a longer term perspective on the impact of GAIA research group findings on the standardization efforts at the IETF. This could include recommendations to protocol designers and architects.

GAIA has so far organized two workshops where researchers and practitioners have presented research on Internet access for all.
- presentations from the first workshop: https://sites.google.com/site/irtfgaia/home/gaia-ko
- presentations from the second workshop: https://sites.google.com/site/irtfgaia/home/gaia-2

The 3rd workshop will co-located with ACM DEV 5 on December 4th, 2014 at the Hilton San Jose hotel in San Jose, California. The workshop will be chaired by Arjuna Sathiaseelan (Cambridge) and Lakshmi Subramanian (NYU). More information about the 3rd workshop can be obtained from: https://sites.google.com/site/irtfgaia/home/3rd-gaia-meeting

Employment Opportunities

Three PhD student positions in Information Systems at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Last day of application: November 20, 2014
Detailed information about the call for applications: http://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en
For more information regarding the positions in general contact Prof. Tero Päivärinta at tero.paivarinta@ltu.se.

 

IPID News digest 13/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 @ 3:58pm

Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

Call for Articles on “Social Representations, ICTs and Community Empowerment.”

The call is for a special section of Semiotica in the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.
Editors: Dr. Sara Vannini, Dr. Isabella Rega, Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cantoni.
Deadline for abstracts submission: November 21st, 2014.
Notification of acceptance: December 12th, 2014.
Deadline for submission of full articles: April 18th, 2015.
For inquiries contact Dr. Sara Vannini at sara.vannini@usi.ch
More information: http://www.newmine.org/call-for-articles-social-representations-icts-and-community-empowerment

CfP: WorldCIST'15
3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 1-3 April 2015
Deadline for submission of papers: Paper Submission: November 16, 2014
URL: http://www.aisti.eu/worldcist15/

CfP: SAIS 2015
Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems
Doctoral students encouraged to submit!
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, March 20-21, 2015
Deadline for paper submission: December 29, 2014
URL: http://sais.aisnet.org/index.php

CfP for Book Chapters on Information Systems and Management in eMedia and Creative Industries: Springer-Verlag
The book focus on new Approaches in the eMedia Industries, or approaches on how eMedia Support Information Systems: Strategic Importance of IT and IS&M in Media, Big Data, Crowd, Open Data, Linked Data, Cloud Application, New Business Analytics, Information Visualization, Workflow Management, IS&M as Basis of New Business Models of New Media Products, and Global Digital Production Pipelines.
Submission deadline:  30th October, 2014
Book link: http://www.tut.fi/emmi/WWW/ameamain/ismemedia

Call for proposals: Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education

Special Issue proposals should be submitted to the editor (dsjie.editor@gmail.com) by October 15, 2014.
Applicants will be notified by November 15, 2014.
URL: http://www.dsjie.org/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Open Vaccancy at Amnesty International

Title: Technology & Humman Rights Researcher/Adviser
Closing Date: 23 October 2014
Description: The job involves working on the intersection of technology and human rights, focusing on digital communications technologies. The post-holder will conduct thorough investigations into human rights abuses related to freedom of expression online, digital surveillance and related human rights issues, and undertake advocacy to advance the protection of human rights in the context of technology.
URL: https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/870/description/?_channelid=4

PEACEapp global competition

The competition promotes digital games and gamified apps as venues for cultural dialogue and conflict management.
The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014.
Winners will be announced by 30 November 2014.
Award: USD $5,000
URL: http://www.unaoc.org/peaceapp/

IPID News digest 12/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 22nd September 2014 @ 7:14pm

Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

CfP Reminder: ICTD 2015 Singapore - Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Singapore, May 15 - 18, 2015
Submission Date: Monday October 13, 2014
URL: http://www.ictd2015.org
Conference Chair:
Arul Chib, Nanyang Technological University
Programme Co-chairs:
Matthew Kam, American Institutes for Research
Jenna Burrell, UC Berkeley

CfP: 7th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop on ICTs in Global Development
Auckland, New Zealand, December 14, 2014
Submission Date: Saturday September 20, 2014
URL: http://www.globdev.org/files/Auckland/GlobDev-7th-Pre-ICIS-Workshop-CFP.pdf
 
CfP: IFIP 9.4 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 20 - 22, 2015
Submission Date: Friday October 3, 2014
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/
Conference Co-chairs:
Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway
Chamli Pushpakumara, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Programme Co-chairs:
Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo
Gamini Wijayarathna, University of Kelaniya
 
CfP: 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2015 –
Limerick, Ireland, June 27 – 30, 2015
URL: http://communities-and-technologies.org/
 
CfP: Information Technology for Development
Special Issue on ICTs in Small States
Special Issue Editors: Arlene Bailey, Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
Submissions due: Tuesday September 30, 2014
URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/titdcfp4.pdf
 
CfP: Information Technology and People
Special Issue on ICTs in a Changing Society
Special Issue Editors: Kai Kimppa, David Kreps
Submissions due: Tuesday September 30, 2014
About the Journal: http://www.itandpeople.org/homepage.htm
 
CfP: Information Technologies and International Development
Marsden Memorial Special Issue
Special Issue Editors: William Tucker, Michael Best, Nicola Bidwell
Submissions due: January 20, 2015
URL: http://www.itidjournal.org/index.php/itid/announcement/view/18
 
CfP: 4th Design, Development & Research Conference (DDR 2014)
Theme: Design for Participation, Connecting Disciplines, People and Ideas
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, September 8 – 10, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa
URL: http://design-development-research.co.za/
Contacts: Retha de la Harpe, Izak van Zyl
 
SAICSIT 2014 ICT4D Workshop
During SAICSIT: Sunday September 28 - Wednesday October 1, 2014
http://www.saicsit2014.org/#!ict4d-workshop/c8rk

Leriba Lodge, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Contacts:
Marita Turpin - marita.turpin@up.ac.za
Wallace Chigona - wallace.chigona@uct.ac.za
 
'Participation for Development' Workshop
In conjunction with PDC 2014
Workshop Date: Sunday October 5, 2014
Windhoek, Namibia
http://www.pdc2014.org/
Organizers:
Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Retha De La Harpe, Cape Peninsula Univ. of Tech., South Africa
Mikko Korpela, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Finland
Gertrudes Macueve, Univ. Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
Rahel Bekele, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Jens Kaasbøll, University of Oslo, Norway
More information: http://participation4d.blogspot.dk/
 
CfP: OJIS
Open Journal of Information Systems
For more information: http://www.ronpub.com/journals/ojis

CfP: IDIA2014
8th International Development Informatics Association Conference: ICTs for inclusive communities in developing societies
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, November 3 - 4, 2014
URL: http://developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2014/index.html
Conference Co-Chairs
Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Jacques Steyn, IDIA, Monash University - jacques@steyn.pro
 
CfP: HICSS 2015 Mini-Track: Information and Communication Technologies for Development: Contributing to Human Development and Social Justice
Conference Dates: January 5 - 8, 2015
Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii
http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/HICSS_48/Tracks/EG/EGICT4D.pdf
Mini-Track Co-Chairs
Ricardo Gomez - rgomez@uw.edu
Øystein Sæbø - oystein.sabo@uia.no
Luis Fernando Baron - lfbaron@icesi.edu.co
 
CfP: ICT-BDCS 2015
6th Annual International conference on ICT, Big data, Cloud and Security
Singapore, 27th - 28th April 2015
URL: httP://www.bigdataclouds.org | secretariat@bigdataclouds.org

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Vacancy: Open Data Research Lead
The World Wide Web Foundation is seeking a researcher to drive the Web Foundation’s portfolio of open data research projects, including the Open Data in Developing Countries project, the Open Data Barometer, and the research component of our growing network of open data labs.
Information about the vacancy: https://webfoundation.org/about/jobs/

PhD scholarship
Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of Information Technology Management in general - with a focus on IT Management in China in particular.
For more information: http://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs/vacant-positions/phd-scholarship

IPID News digest 11/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 @ 1:38pm

Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation

Don't miss the deadlines for ICTD 2015!
International Conference on Information and communications Technology and Development (ICTD)
Singapore, 15-18 May 2015
Submission and other Important dates:
2014
Aug 1:   Submission Site open for Full Papers and Notes
Oct 13:  Deadline for submission of Full Papers
Dec 7:   Notification of acceptances for Full Papers
Dec 21:  Deadline for submission of Notes
2015
Jan 31:  Notification of acceptances for Notes
Feb 22:  Camera-ready Full Papers & Notes due
Conference website: http://ictd2015.org/

Call for participation: Voice & Matter
17-20 September, 2014
Voice and Matter is the fourth annual Communication for Development event arranged by Ørecomm. The 4 day event is a mixture of academic conference and cultural festival, open to anyone with an interest in the relationship between media, communication and social change.
For more information vist Voice & Matter website: http://voiceandmatter.net/

CfP: MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Information Technology and Innovation
Submission deadline: September 30, 2014
Special Issue Editors
Satish Nambisan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (nambisan@uwm.edu)
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University (kjl13@case.edu)
Ann Majchrzak, University of Southern California (majchrza@usc.edu)
Michael Song, University of Missouri-Kansas City (songmi@umkc.edu)
Download the CfP: http://misq.org/skin/frontend/default/misq/pdf/CurrentCalls/IT_InnovationCFP.pdf

Call for Contributions: Seamless Learning Experiences Workshop
13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
Kadir-Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 3 - 5, 2014
Deadline for contributions: October 31st, 2014
More info: http://bit.ly/SeamlessLearning

CfP (extended!):  Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)
Special Issue on "Unveiling the Impact of Social Media: Importance of the Co-creation of Business Value during the Adoption and Use Process-Journal of Organizational and End User Computing
New submission deadline: September 30, 2014
For inquiries contact the Guest Editor: Samuel Fosso Wamba at: samuel.fosso.wamba@neoma-bs.fr
Submissions are done online: http://www.igi-global.com/JOEUC

CfP: IJPADA Special Issue
The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age
Special Issue on Public Service Innovations through ICT: Theory and Practice
Submission deadline: October 31, 2014
Submit online: http://www.igi-global.com/
for inquiries write to: akemi@uow.edu.au

CfP: ICMT2015
The 4th International Conference on Multimedia Technology
Sydney, Australia, March 28th-29th, 2015
Paper submission due: Extended to October 24th, 2014
URL: www.conficmt.org/

CfP (extended call): "Mobile Learning and STEM: Case Studies in Practice"
Editors: Helen Crompton, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA. Crompton@odu.edu
          John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, Shropshire, UK. John.Traxler@wlv.ac.uk
Submission details:
Authors should submit a one page summary of the proposed chapter to both editors by October 1st, 2014. Acceptances will be sent shortly after this date and authors will then have until January 5th, 2015 to complete the first draft of the chapter.
Detatils about the book: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138817036/
For inquiries, contact the editors.

Call for chapters: The International Handbook of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning
Editors: Dr. Agnieszka Palalas and Dr. Mohamed Ally form Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca, Canada University (agapalalas@athabascau.ca; mohameda@athabascau.ca)
Important dates:
Abstract submission: September 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2014
Chapter guidelines sent to authors: November 15, 2014
Submission of full chapter: January 15, 2015  
For details contact the editors.

CfP: ECIS 2015
23rd European Conference on Information Systems
Track: Information System Development
Münster, Germany, May 27-29, 2015
Paper submission open: October 6, 2014
Submission deadline: November 28, 2014
Track link: http://www.ecis2015.eu/participation/list-tracks/15-information-system-development
Conference website: http://ecis2015.eu/

CfP: AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

Special Issue on "Human-Computer Interaction in Health and Wellness"
Submission deadline: November 30, 2014
Papers are submited as email attachments in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to Vance Wilson: vancewilson@gmail.com
Paper format: http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci/authorinfo.html
CfP details: http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci/

Studies/ICT4D cases/Resources/Mobile news/PhD Colloquium

Latest Issue from International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology
Available on line for free: http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset

Third World Network Special issue
"Democratising global Internet governance: Issues and challenges"
Issue link: http://www.twn.my/title2/resurgence/2014/287-288.htm

Up coming ICT events from Ideal-ist
URL: http://www.ideal-ist.eu/events?page=1

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Grants from Internet Society
The Internet Society is accepting applications for its Community Grants Programme
Application deadline: 30 September, 2014
For Inquiries contact us at projects@isoc.org
URL:http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/grants-awards/community-grants/application-process

Call for grants: OCSDNet
Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network
Number of grants: 15 grants
Amount of the grants: up to $80,000 CAD each
Online Call for Concept Note Submissions deadline: September 8, 2014
For more information: http://ocsdnet.org/application/#

PhD Fellowships in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Universities are looking for PhD students with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong within the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.
The fellowships scheme pays for:
- Full 3 year tuition scholarship
- Monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,600)
- Annual book and equipment allowance of HK$20,000 (approx. US$2,600) - not at all universities.
- Annual Conference Funding of HK$10,000 (approx. US$1,300) - not at all universities.
Application deadline: December 1, 2014 for those strating in September 2015
General information on how to apply: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

Academic positions in IS at UQ Business School, University of Queensland
A number of continuing academic positions are available at the UQ Business School for applicants with a background in Information Systems. Depending on the expertise of the successful applicant, appointment may be either at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level
Application deadline: 14th September 2014
How to apply: http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/496238/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-business-information-systems
For inquiries contact: Prof Marta Indulska at: m.indulska@business.uq.edu.au


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