News and Announcements

Careers in ICT4D Session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Structure of the session:

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

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

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

2) Matt Smith (IDRC)

3) Bill Thies (Microsoft Research)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

IPID News digest 5/2015

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 22nd February 2015 @ 8:50pm

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

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 1st February 2015 @ 11:15am


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

Technology and a new Political Modernity: Examining Twitter in the 2014 Indian General Election

  • Monday, 18th August 2014 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University, Sweden

    In May 2014, Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in one of the biggest…

    • 13 people attended

IPID News digest 10/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 6th August 2014 @ 5:05pm

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

CfP reminder: Open Innovation - Governance Models, Implementation Tools, Strategies and Outcomes
IFIP Work Group 9.4 on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Negombo - Sri Lanka, 20-22 May, 2015
Submission deadline: 3rd October 2014
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/call-for-papers-2015

CfP: IFIP WG8.2 Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2014 Workshop

11-12 December 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 10 September 2014
URL:http://bis2.aut.ac.nz/ifip82-2014/

CfP: Special Issue – Research Methods for Community Informatics
Full article draft submissions due: November 15, 2014.
Notes from the field due: December 15, 2014.
URL:http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/announcement/view/10

CfP: Pre-ICIS 2014 Academic Workshop and MIS Quarterly Executive Special Issue
Auckland, New Zealand, December 13, 2014
You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the pre-ICIS 2014 SIM Academic Workshop as part of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Workshop Deadlines:
16 September 2014: Submit an abstract of no more than 3 single-spaced pages of text and up to 2 figures (figures not counted in 3 page limit)
7 October 2014: Notification of workshop acceptance with preliminary editorial feedback
23 Febuary 2015: Special Issue full paper submission deadline
URL: http://icis2014.aisnet.org

CfP: Workshop on Geographic Information Systems
Pre-ICIS 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, December 14, 2014
Workshop Registration will be through the ICIS 2014 website: http://icis2014.aisnet.org
Deadline for paper submission: October 1, 2014, submit the paper to:  james_pick@redlands.edu
The format for papers is downloadable from the SIGGIS website: http://siggis.wikispaces.com

CfP: MIST 2014
6th International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats welcomes special session proposals
Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 21-22, 2014
Submission deadline:  September 12, 2014
URL: http://isyou.info/conf/mist14

CfP: EMCIS2014

11th European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, 27th - 28th October, 2014
Selected papers will be considered for publication in
- Journal of Enterprise Information Management (JEIM)
- Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy (TG:PPP)
- International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
Electronic Submission Deadline: Saturday 30th August, 2014
URL: http://www.emcis.org/

CfP: ICIST15 CFP
The 5th International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Istanbul, Turkey March, 21-23, 2015
Paper submission due: November 20, 2014
URL: http://www.ijist.net/ICIST15/

CfP: IEEE BIBM2014
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine
Call for Industry Papers, Workshop Papers and Posters
Belfast, UK, November 2-5, 2014
Industry Paper submission deadline:  September 21,2014
Poster  submission deadline:  October 1,  2014
URL: http://scm.ulster.ac.uk/~bibm/2014/index.html

CfP: ICETC2014
International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland,  September 22-24, 2014
Paper submission deadline: August 20, 2014
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icetc2014/

CfP: special issue on "Digital Literacy and Digital Competence: Facts, Problems, Needs & Trends"

To be published at the International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC)
Submission deadline: September 20, 2014
Submission guidelines: http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx
E-submission: http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/titlesubmission/newproject.aspx

Call for Proposals: Strategic Digital Emergency Response
The Digital Defenders Partnership is pleased to announce its first call for the submission of proposals for Strategic Digital Emergency Response.
The call for proposals is limited to Strategic Grants and will be open from 1st August until 24 August, 2014 at 18.00 o’clock CEST. Proposals can be submitted to the DDP secretariat through email to grantsddp@hivos.org. Selected grantees are expected to be announced by the end of September.
More information on the Call for Proposal Strategic Grants: http://digitaldefenders.org/wordpress/?page_id=418&preview=true
Submit through the website: http://digitaldefenders.org/wordpress/#section-grants

CfP: The 6th International Conference on Exploring Service Science
Porto, Portugal, 4-6 February 2015
Deadline for paper submission: 14th September 2014
URL: http://www.fe.up.pt/iess1.5

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Research paper on: The centrality of electricity for internet uptake in low-income countries
Download: http://www.ptc.org/ptc14/images/papers/upload/Paper_TS4_HosmanLaura.pdf
Related blog articles: http://www.ictworks.org/2014/08/04/no-electricity-means-no-internet-its-time-to-bridge-the-gap/

New book: "No Excuses: Realizing Promised Benefits from Digitization"
By Vallabh Sambamurthy & Robert W. Zmud
URL:http://www.ldpress.com/publications/no-excuses-realizing-promised-benefits-from-digitization/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Call for expression of interest to the civil society innovation programme of USAID
The Civil Society Innovation program is seeking new and established approaches to innovatively promote, strengthen and, connect civil society organisations by fostering systems where groups can access techniques, tools, and technologies to address their most pressing issues. In order to work on these approaches, USAID in collaboration with Sida, seeks partners with which to journey through a so called co-creation process.
Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, August 17, 2014.
URL: http://www.sida.se/English/Partners/Civil-society-organisations/civil-society-nnovation-program/

PhD positions in Process Mining
The selections are on-going: July 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014.
Apply via: http://jobs.tue.nl/nl/job/18-phd-positions-on-data-science-joint-project-data-science-center-philips-190316.html

PhD Studentships at the Knowledge Media Institute, Open University
KMi sees PhD students as critical to its mission, and awards Studentships with no additional fees, compulsory examinations or teaching required. Participation is required in PhD training events and thesis milestones are expected to be met, as specified in the KMi Research Degrees policy: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/studentships/policy/
Application details: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/studentships/vacancies/
Deadline for applications: 29 August 2014

Student Grants
Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) grants for supporting the participation of full-time students at ISWC 2014: http://iswc2014.semanticweb.org/student_grants

IPID News digest 9/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 @ 10:53pm

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

CfP: Annual AIS SIG Services Pre-ICIS Workshop
Special theme: Service Systems Engineering and Management
Auckland, New Zealand, December 14, 2014
Submissions due before: September 8th, 2014
URL: http://bit.ly/1sDjtpY

CfP: CONFENIS 2014
The 8th IFIP International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems
Hanoi, Vietnam, December 4-6, 2014
Submission deadline: 15 August 2014
URL: http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/confenis2014/
Email: confenis2014@iiwas.org

CfP: 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Auckland, New Zealand, 8th - 10th December 2014
Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2014
http://bis2.aut.ac.nz/acis2014/

CfP: ICIISCT2015
International Conference on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Computing Technologies
Rajasthan Vidyapeeth (D) University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Conference dates: September 18-20, 2015
Paper submission deadline: August 18, 2015
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/iciisct2015/

CfP Special Issue on ICT-based Networked Governance
Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business
Submission deadline: December 31, 2014
URL: http://www.electronicmarkets.org/call-for-papers/single-view-for-cfp/datum/2014/07/13/electronic-markets-cfp-special-issue-on-ict-based-networked-governance/

CfP: MoMM2014
The 12th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 8-10 December 2014
Full Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2014
URL: http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/momm2014
Email: momm2014@iiwas.org
Paper submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=momm2014

CfP: ICISSP 2015
1st International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France, February 9-11, 2015
Regular Paper submission deadline: September 9, 2014
Position Paper submission deadline: October 28, 2014
URL: http://www.icissp.org

CfP: Academic mindtrek conference 2014
Tampere, Finland, November 4-6, 2014
In cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGMM, ACM SIGCHI, and iAMEA
Web: http://www.academicmindtrek.org, http://www.mindtrek.org
Extended deadline for short abstracts and papers, posters, demonstrations, and workshop proposals: August 10, 2014

CfP: Modefo-14
The Second International Workshop in Mobile Devices Forensics
URL: http://www.ahisec.com/modefo-14
In conjuction with The World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2014)
December 8 - 10, 2014, London, UK
URL: http://www.worldcis.org/
Paper Submission: August 31, 2014
Authors Notification: September 30, 2014
Final Paper Submission: October 15, 2014

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Information Systems Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2014
New IS Issue: http://pubsonline.informs.org/toc/isre/25/2

Australasian Journal of Information Systems
ISSN: Online: 1449-8618 Hard copy: 1326-2238
Vol 18, No 2 (2014)
URL:http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/issue/view/40
                      
NEPAD Call for applications for Online Training: Internet Governance in Africa – an Introduction
The NEPAD e-Africa Programme invites applications for an online training programme “Internet Governance in Africa – an Introduction”. The course will cover fundamental aspects of Internet Governance and Internet policy including:

  • Actors and processes
  • Infrastructure and broadband policy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy and Human Rights
  • Network neutrality
  • Management of domain names and IP addresses
  • Socio-economic and development aspects of the Internet and Internet Governance

The course will also offer case studies and practical examples from Africa and participants will be encouraged to contextualize their learning to their countries or regions.
The training is open to a wide variety of stakeholders including:
Government officials
Officials from regional and sub-regional institutions
Parliamentary representatives
Civil society activists and advocates
Students, academics and researchers
Journalists

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Citizen of a member state of the African Union
Able to read, write and converse in English
Have reliable Internet access
Applicants with an undergraduate degree may have an added advantage. Preference will be given to individuals living and working in Africa.

Mode of Delivery
The course will be delivered in English and will be conducted online using a mixture of facilitator-led sessions and self-directed learning. Participants should expect to spend at least 8 hours per week on the course. The course will be delivered over an 8-week period.

Method of Application
Apply online using the application form. If you encounter problems with filling in the form online, you may request a PDF version to be sent to you. Send your request to: towelan@nepad.org

Deadline for applications: Before July 28. Late applications may be considered subject to availability of seats.

Course Fees: There are no fees associated with registration or participation in the course.

Enquiries: Enquiries may be directed to Towela Nyirenda-Jere via email: towelan@nepad.org

IPID 10th International Annual Symposium 2015

  • Friday, 15th May 2015 (all day)
    Location: Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

    The 10th Annual Symposium for the…

    • 20 people attended

IPID News digest 8/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 24th June 2014 @ 11:25pm

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

CfP: Journal of Universal Computer Science (J.UCS)
Special Issue on: Mobile technology for foreign language teaching. Building bridges between non-formal and formal scenarios.
The special issue will be be published in October 2015.
Guest Editors:
Jesús García Laborda (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain, jesus.garcialaborda@uah.es)
Elena Bárcena (UNED, Spain, mbarcena@flog.uned.es)
John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, U.K., John.Traxler@wlv.ac.uk)

Important Deadlines
Submission by:             31 December 2014
Notification of acceptance by:     31 March 2015
Revised submission by:         30 June 2015
Final version by:         31 August 2015
URL:  http://www.jucs.org/jucs_info/aims/unique_features.html.

2nd CfP: 6th Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web RSWeb 2014)
Held in conjunction with ACM RecSys'14 in October in Foster City, Silicon Valley, CA
Paper submission deadline: 21 July, 2014
URL: http://ls13-www.cs.uni-dortmund.de/homepage/rsweb2014/

CfP: 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
Submission deadline: August 15, 2014
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/JOEUC

CfP: The International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)
Special issue on Public Service Innovations through Information and Communication Technologies: Theory and Practice
Submission deadline: October 31, 2014
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx.

CfP: DeSE '2014
Seventh International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering
25th - 27th August 2014, Azia Hotel and Spa, Paphos, Cyprus
Submission deadline: 30th June 2014
URL: www.dese.org.uk

CfP: SustainCom 2014
The 4th IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications
3-5 Dec. 2014, Sydney, Australia.
Submission Deadline: July 20, 2014
Submission site: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/susc2014/submission.htm

CfP: BESC'2014

IEEE International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-Cultural Computing
30 October - 1 November, 2014, Shanghai, China
Paper Submission deadline: 5 July, 2014
Website: http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/conferences/besc14/

CfP: IDIA2014

8th International Development Informatics Association Conference: ICTs for inclusive communities in developing societies
November 3 - 4, 2014 at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Submission deadline: Monday June 30, 2014
URL:http://developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2014/index.html

CfP: 4th Design, Development & Research Conference (DDR 2014)

Theme: Design for Participation, Connecting Disciplines, People and Ideas
September 8 – 10, 2014 at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
Submission deadline: July 7, 2014
URL: http://design-development-research.co.za/

CfP from Centre for Development Informatics at University of Manchester
Workshop on "IT Sourcing and Development: New Drivers, Models and Impacts"
October 20 - 21, 2014 at Centre for Development Informatics
Submission deadline: Friday July 11, 2014
contact: sourcing4dev@manchester.ac.uk
Workshop Chairs: Richard Heeks, Sharon Morgan and Brian Nicholson
URL: http://www.cdi.manchester.ac.uk/newsandevents/documents/ITSourcingDevelCFP.pdf

CfP: IFIP 9.4
13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
May 20 - 22, 2015, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Submission deadline: Friday October 3, 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/
 
CfP: Journal of Information Technology
Growth in ICT uptake in developing countries: new users, new uses, new challenges
Special Issue Editors: Chrisanthi Avgerou, Niall Hayes and Renata Lèbre La Rovere
Submission deadline: Tuesday July 15, 2014
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jit/jit_cfp_ict4d.pdf

CfP: Information Technology for Development
Special Issue on ICTs in Small States
Special Issue Editors: Arlene Bailey, Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
Submission deadline: Sunday August 31, 2014
URL: http://www.itidjournal.org/index.php/itid

CfP: Information Technology and People

Special Issue on ICTs in a Changing Society
Special Issue Editors: Kai Kimppa,David Kreps
Submission deadline: Tuesday September 30, 2014
URL: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=itp
Home: http://www.itandpeople.org/

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ITID Special Issue of papers from the IFIP 9.4 2013 Conference
Guest edited by Niall Hayes and Arlene Bailey, the papers can be downloaded:
http://www.itidjournal.org/index.php/itid

Project finding opportunities
EU funding grants and funds from EU community grant 2014-2020:
http://www.welcomeurope.com/

The MIS Quarterly paper that received first-place as 2014 European Research Paper of the Year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty1CN3SZYRU&feature=youtu.be

IPID News digest 7/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 2nd June 2014 @ 9:41pm

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

CfP reminder: IPID 9th International Annual Symposium 2014
Location: Kadir-Has University, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Monday, 3rd -Tuesday, 4th November 2014
symposium main theme: "Making Learning Possible through ICT". Other topics of interest include:

Bridging the digital divide
Applications of ICT for development
Mobile technology for development
ICTs role in development practice
Theoretical frameworks
Methodological applications in ICTD research
Gender issues and ICT4D
Evaluation of ICT4D projects and research
Sustainability and scalability of ICT4D projects

Important datess
Deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words) has been extended to 15th June 2014 (submit to ena@du.se)
Deadline for full paper submission: 10th August 2014 (submit to ena@du.se)

ICTD 2015: Call for Demos
The Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2015)
Nanyang Technological University, Singaporel, May 15-18, 2015
The submission deadline is 9 February 2015. Authors will be notified on 2 March 2015.
Conference website: http://ictd2015.org/
To submit a demo, use this link http://ictd2015.org/demo-submissions/
You can contact us with questions at demos@ictd2015.org

ICTD 2015: Call for Submissions for Open Sessions
The Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2015)
Nanyang Technological University, Singaporel, May 15-18, 2015
To propose an open session, please fill out the proposal form providing a 75-word summary and an additional 2-page explanation with more detail about your goals for the session and how they will be achieved (as suggested on the form provided). Please send the completed proposal to open@ictd2015.org by the deadline, December 14,
2014 (11:59pm UTC).
Conference website: http://ictd2015.org/

Call for Participation: 1st IPID­ComDev Seminar on ICT4D, crisis communication & social change
IPID and ComDev are organizing a seminar on ‘ICT4D, crisis communication & social change’.
the seminar will take place on 11 june 2014 at Malmö University in Sweden.
For more information about the seminar see the official invitation: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1095831/0ytFCXwT5nJpfEw8iedu/IPIDComDevSeminarInvitation.pdf

CfP: The 3rd International Symposium on Privacy and Security in Cloud and Big Data (PriSec 2014)
Sydney, Australia, 3-5 December 2014,
Important dates:
Deadline for Paper Submission: June 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 25, 2014
Submissions: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=prisec2014
URL: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/prisec2014/

CfP: SMARTGREENS 2015
4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems -
Lisbon, Portugal, May 20 - 22, 2015
Regular Papers, Submission deadlin: December 16, 2014
Position Papers, Submission deadline: February 3, 2015
Website: www.smartgreens.org

HICSS 2015 CFP: Design and Innovation of Social Networking Services Minitrack
Grand Hyatt, Kauai, Hawaii, January 5-8, 2015
Important dates:
June 15:   Full papers uploaded in the directory of the appropriate
August 15:   Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.
September 15:   Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, uploaded; author(s) must register by this time.
For further conference details, schedules and submission guidelines:  http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_48/apahome48.htm

CfP: ICEB 2014
The Fourteenth International Conference on Electronic Business in
conjunction with the First Global Conference on Internet & Information Systems
Taipei, Taiwan, December 8 - 12, 2014
Submission deadline: August 1, 2014
URL: http://www.icebnet.org/2014/

CfP: CollaborateCom 2014
The 10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing
Miami, Florida, USA, 22-25 October 2014
URL: http://www.collaboratecom.org/

CfP: International Conference on Eco-Friendly Computing and Communication Systems
Mangalore, India; 18-21 December, 2014
Paper submissions due: 2 July, 2014
URL: http://www.iceccs2014.nitk.ac.in

Special Issue CfP: Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)
Unveiling the Impact of Social Media: Importance of the Co-creation of Business Value during the Adoption and Use Process
Submission deadline: August 15, 2014

CfP: NETs2014
International Conference on Internet Studies
Singapore, August 16-17, 2014
Full paper Submission Deadline: June 10, 2014
URL: http://www.internet-studies.org

CfP: Special Issue on Transdisciplinary Approaches to Urban Computing
Special Issue Editors: Hannu Kukka (University of Oulu); Marcus Foth (Queensland University of Technology); Sebastian Boring (University of Copenhagen); Anind K. Dey (Carnegie Mellon University)
Contact: tauc.editors@gmail.com
Deadline for submissions: 22 June 2014
URL: http://bit.ly/TAUC-CfP

CfP: Special Issue of First Monday
Digital Gender: Theory, Methodology, and Practice.
Submission deadline: August 1st 2014
For full details: http://www.humlab.umu.se/cfpfirstmonday

Call for Book Proposals - Public Administration and Information Technology (PAIT) Book Series
Proposal submission deadline: July 1, 2014.

Some possible topics (but not limited to) of particular interest are:
Transformation Government and IT
Performance Management/Measurement, IT, and Government
Nonprofit Fundraising and the Internet
Civic Engagement and the Internet
Social Media, Campaigns, and Elections
Semantic Web Technologies for Government
Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and IT
Emerging Technologies in Public Administration
Environmental Policy/Management and IT
Administrative Law and IT
Public Budgeting and Finance and IT

The proposal development form can be found at http://www.springer.com/series/10796

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

eLearning Africa Report 2014
http://www.elearning-africa.com/media_library_publications_ela_report_2014.php

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Call for Dissertations for Annual Ballou-Pazer Information Quality Dissertation Award Competition
For more information: http://mitiq.mit.edu/ICIQ/awards/documents/Ballou-Pazer/20XX%20Call%20for%20Dissertations%20Ballou-Pazer.pdf
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2014

PhD position in business intelligence at Skövde University
For information and application procedure: https://www.his.se/en/about-us/Job-opportunities/job-opportunities/Doktorand/PhD-Student-in-Informatics-with-specialization-in-process-oriented-business-intelligence-HS-2014369-last-application-date-June-12-2014/

IPID News digest 6/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 12th May 2014 @ 4:17pm

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

CfP: IPID 9th International Annual Symposium 2014
Kadir-Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-4 November 2014
Important dates:
Deadline for submission of abstract    : 4 June 2014 (submit to ena@du.se)
Notification of acceptance for Abstract: 20 June 2014
Deadline for full paper submission      : 10 Aug. 2014 (submit to ena@du.se)
Notification of acceptance                  : 10 Sept. 2014
Call details: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1095779/Z3JTcWo5kAkvzi36OyN9/IPID-Symposium-CfP2014.pdf
Event page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/644696

CfP: DDR2014
Call for contributions in the form of research and practice-oriented papers and event proposals.
The 4th Design, Development & Research Conference with the conference theme "Design for participation: connecting disciplines, people and ideas".
8-10 September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa.

In the year that Cape Town celebrates its designation as World Design Capital 2014 (www.wdccapetown2014.com) this conference offers all participants a special opportunity to contribute to current thinking and questioning around design as a catalyst and strategy for social change. At the same time you can experience the events of the world design capital of which the central theme is: 'Live Design. Transform Life.' to focus on the role that design can play in social transformation.

All people who believe that design forms part of their personal and professional ambitions, careers, and activities are invited to participate in this multi-disciplinary conference.  

Please visit the website: http://design-development-research.co.za for more details.

Important dates:
Submission of full/short papers: 16 June 2014
Notification: 30 June, 2014
Submit contributions by email to: submisions@design-development-research.co.za

Call for participation: Global Journalism Day 2014
Friday 23 May, 2014 at Musikhögskolan, Örebro University
This one-day symposium on "Transparency, Surveillance and Trust in Technology" highlights the challenges facing users and professionals alike when protecting private information from prying eyes.

The keynote speech at the seminar will be given by Nicklas Lundblad, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Europe and the EU at Google

The symposium is free and open for students, professionals, media practitioners and others interested in the topics covered.  

For more registration and more information: http://www.oru.se/gjday/

Call for Participation: 1st IPID-­ComDev Seminar on ICT4D, crisis communication & social change
IPID and ComDev are organizing a seminar on ‘ICT4D, crisis communication & social change’.
the seminar will take place on 11 june 2014 at Malmö University in Sweden.
For more information about the seminar see the official invitation: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/1095831/0ytFCXwT5nJpfEw8iedu/IPIDComDevSeminarInvitation.pdf

Call for contributions: Journal of Interactive Media in Education
JIME invites contributions for a Special Issue that expands on the trends explored in the successful 'Bristol Ideas in Mobile Learning Symposium'.
The Special Issue is due to be published in Spring 2015 and is open to all the Symposium participants and any interested researchers.
Deadline for submission of papers: September 22nd 2014
For details: http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/index

CfP: IT Adoption,  Diffusion and Evaluation in Healthcare (HICSS)
Track: Information Technology in Healthcare
January 5-8, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Kauai
Deadlines:
Submission of abstract: June 1, 2014
Paper submission: June 15, 2014
See call: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/42callforpapers.htm

CfP: Comunicar, the Media Education Research Journal
Special Issue: "Communicating in an Ageing World: Challenges and Opportunities"
Paper submission deadline: October 30, 2014
URL: http://www.revistacomunicar.com/pdf/call/call-45-en.pdf

CfP: 4th International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology
University of Bedfordshire, Luton (near London), UK, Augsut 13-15, 2014
Conference proceedings will be indexed in IEEE Xplore
Submission deadline: June 1, 2014
URL: www.socio.org.uk/intech

CfP: ICIEIS2014
The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and
Information Science
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland, September 22-24, 2014.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2014
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icieis2014/

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

Global Right to Information Rating Map
The RTI Rating analyses the quality of the world's access to information laws
http://www.rti-rating.org/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Call for Proposals: Global Internet Policy Research
The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, announces a call for proposals for its Internet Policy Observatory to organizations and individuals conducting research on the conditions, processes, and stakeholders that drive the development of internet policies at the national, regional, and international level.
Applications should be submitted by 5pm EST on May 30, 2014 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
CLICK HERE for the full call for proposal including information about eligibility, deliverables, submission guidelines, and award criteria.  
For more information, please direct comments and questions to internetpolicy@asc.upenn.edu.

SIM 2014 Paper Competition
Each year, the Society for Information Management recognizes innovative business initiatives that use IT to drive measurable results. If you have researched an important and successful IT-related business
initiative, the SIM 2014 Paper Competition Committee invites you to submit an abstract describing this initiative.

Step #1: SUBMIT ABSTRACT to Mary Sumner at msumner@siue.edu OR Butler Cooper at bcooper@simnet.org, deadline: Friday, May 23
Step #2:  SUBMIT FULL PAPER to Mary Sumner at msumner@siue.edu OR Butler Cooper at bcooper@simnet.org, deadline:  Friday, August 1
For more details: http://www.simnet.org/?page=PA_Competition


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

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