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IPID News digest 3/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 17th March 2014 @ 1:01am

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

CfP: “IT Sourcing and Development” International Workshop
Manchester, UK, 20-21 October 2014
The University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics is holding an international workshop – “IT sourcing and Development: New Drivers, Models and Impacts”. Prospective presenters are asked to submit an abstract of 200-400 words outlining their proposed paper to by 11 July 2014.
See the call:

CfP: WG 9.4: Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Negombo, Sri Lanka, 20-22 May, 2015
Track 12: The Data Revolution in International Development (

Important dates
Submissions Due: 3rd October 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 22nd January 2015
Resubmissions Due: 20th February 2015
General call:

CfP: IJITSA Special Issue On "Human Computer Interaction: A Systems Approach"
International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach
Submission Due Date: 31 August, 2014

CfP: ISCRAM-Med 2014
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean countries
Toulouse France, October 15-17 2014

Important dates
- April 30, 2014: Due date for papers submission
- May 30, 2014: Final acceptance
- June 30, 2014: Camera-ready

CfP: special issue of IT Professional
IT Security:
Submission deadline: 1 June 2014

Advancing Cloud Computing:
Submission deadline: 1 April 2014

Final CfP reminder 8th European Conference on Games Based Learning
University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany, 9-10 October 2014
Submission deadline: 20th March 2014

CfP IFIP EGOV 2014 - Deadline extension!
The two co-located IFIP conferences will be held at Trinity College Dublin, School of Computer Science & Statistics, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
From Sunday, August 31 to Thursday, September 4, 2014
New submission deadline: April 1st 2014

Cfp: QUATIC'2014
9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology
Guimaräes, Portugal, 23 - 26 September, 2014
Abstract submission: April 7, 2014
Paper submission: April 14, 2014

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Global ICT4D Syllabus
The Center for Global Communication Studies announces the publication of a global ICT4D syllabus with a two week module on ICTs in Africa. CGCS recently commissioned the writing of a course curriculum and syllabus which is meant for teaching the fundamentals of ICT4D. For more information:

BBC Radio 4 Series: My Teacher Is An App

Special Issue on "Information Systems Strategy-as-Practice".
The editors and publishers of The Journal of Strategic Information Systems are pleased to announce the contents of a special issue of the Journal (vol. 23, no. 1, March 2014)  on "Information Systems Strategy-as-Practice". The special issue resources are available at:

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Development Innovation Ventures
DIV holds a quarterly grant competition for innovative ideas, pilots and tests them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and scales solutions that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-effectiveness.. DIV’s objective is to support the discovery of better ways to solve big problems.
Upcoming LOI deadlines for DIV applications are
August 15, 2013
December 16, 2013
April 15, 2014
Deadlines close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
How to apply:

Fully-funded PhD in International Business Administration with concentration in MIS
The Sanchez School of Business at Texas A&M International University is
currently accepting applications for its Ph.D. Program in International
Business Administration, which has concentrations in MIS, Management, and

On-line Application deadline for Graduate Admission:March 31, 2014.
More information on the program and how to apply:,


Call for Participation: 2014 IEEE International Service Cup Contest (CUP2014)
The 2014 IEEE International Service Cup is the seventh episode of the series of contest. The Service Cup Contest aims to apply SOA and cloud computing techniques in solving real world problems and promote education of related techniques at undergraduate and graduate level. The contest opens to students (Students Group) and industry practitioners (Professionals Group).

Important Dates
Paper and demo submission due date: March 29, 2014.
Decision notification: April 12, 2014.
Camera-ready copy due date: May 1, 2014.
The final competition is July 1 during IEEE SERVICE2014.

Contest Awards: IEEE certificate, $1500 cash and more

IPID News digest 2/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 19th February 2014 @ 1:43pm

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

Call for chapter proposals: ICTs, Governance & Peacebuilding in Africa
The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford are currently seeking chapter proposals for an edited volume on ICTs, peacebuilding, and governance in Africa.
Deadline for abstracts (max. 2000 words) and author biography (max. 100 words): March 6, 2014
Notification of selected authors: March 20, 2014
Deadline for submission of rough papers in APA format: June 15, 2014
Deadline for submission of final papers in APA format (6,000-8,000 words): August 15, 2014
Contact: Libby Morgan at
More information:

CfP: mLearn 2014
The 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014): Mobile as mainstream - towards future challenges in mobile learning
Istanbul, Turkey, November 3 - 5, 2014
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014

CfP: Transforming Government (t-Gov) Workshop
Brunel University, UK, 12 - 13 June, 2014
Theme: Co-Creating Public Services of the Future: The Role of ICT and Citizens' Participation in Transforming Government.
Best papers will be selected for the following journals:
- Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy (TGPPP)
- Journal of Enterprise Information Management (JEIM)
- International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
Submission deadline: April 17th, 2014
Manuscripts must be submitted to, For any further information, please email:

CfP: Australasian Journal of Information Systems
Special Issue on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Submission deadline for papers: 30th June, 2014
All papers must be submitted via the AJIS online system ( and meet the AJIS submission requirements specified at this site.
Special issue editors
Nabeel Al-Qirim, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates,
Stephen Burgess, Victoria University, Australia,
Craig M. Parker, Deakin University, Australia,

CfP: BITWorld 2014
16th International Conference on Business Information Technology
Las Vegas, USA, May 21-23, 2014
Submission deadline: March 15, 2014
Submission details are available at:

CfP: ICWL 2014
The 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning
Tallinn, Estonia, 13-16 August 2014
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2014
Full paper submission deadline: March 8, 2014

CfP: 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'14)
Savannah, Georgia, August 7-10, 2014
Track: Social-Technical Issues and Social Inclusion Track (SIGSI)
Track: Virtual Communities and Virtual Worlds
Submissions Due: March 1, 2014

CfP: 13th IFIP Electronic Government Conference (IFIP EGOV) 2014
Trinity College Dublin, School of Computer Science & Statistics, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Sunday, August 31 to Thursday, September 4, 2014
The conference will be co-located with the 6th IFIP ePart conference -
Submission of papers (deadline-no late submissions allowed):  March 15, 2014

CfP: Open Identity Summit 2014
Stuttgart, Germany, November 04th - 06th 2014
Deadline for electronic submissions: May 15th, 2014

CfP: Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS)

Special Issue on the Literature Review in Information Systems Research (LRiIS)
Paper Submission deadline: 28 February 2014
Guest Editors
Mary Tate, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
lfi Furtmueller, Austrian Science Foundation
Wasana Bandara, Queensland University of Technology
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland

CfP: 6th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON, October  1-4, 2014

CfP for Track on Public Service Innovations through ICT - PACIS 2014
Chengdu, China, June 24-28, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014

CfP Special Issue on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Crisis, Disaster, and Catastrophe Management
The Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Article Proposal Submission due May 1, 2014

CfP: HCIST 2014
International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies - An AIS affiliated conference
Troia, Portugal, October 15-17, 2014
Submission deadline: April 10, 2014
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: May 19, 2014
Final Submission due date: June 10, 2014

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Latest publication on M-learning: Ally, M. & Tsinakos, A. (2013)
Ally, M. & Tsinakos, A. (2013) Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends, China Central Radio & TV University Press, Beijing China 10 2013, ISBN 978-7-304-06343-6 available online: free download

Kenya's e-waste soldiers of ill fortune

From CAIS: Special section on Patient Centered e-Health of Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Patients Are Not Simply Health IT Users or Consumers: The Case for "e Healthicant" Applications
Susan A. Sherer

Underpinning a Guiding Theory of Patient-Centered E-Health
E. Vance Wilson, Weiyi Wang, and Steven D. Sheetz

A Multilevel Investigation of Participation Within Virtual Health Communities
Nima Kordzadeh, Charles Zhechao Liu, Yoris A. Au, and Jan Guynes Clark

Enhancing Patient Physician Communication with Electronic Symptom Reporting (ESR): A Multilevel Model
Michael S. Dohan and Joseph Tan

New Book: Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology

Katitza Rodriguez on Mass Surveillance
The Day We Fight Back: A Call To the International Community to Fight Against Mass Surveillance

From ITU: Manual for Measuring ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals, 2014

Latest publications from Journal of Rural and Community Development

IPID Talks

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Call for Applications: 14th Hilti Fellowship Program at University of Liechtenstein
Spend Your Winter Term 2014/15 Abroad - Apply for the Hilti Fellowship Program
- Donation: 13.000 CHF per student
- Applicant profile: Master students in IT and Management, Bachelor students in their last year, PhD students
- Term: Winter 2014/15; September 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Application due: May 2, 2014.

IPID News digest 1/2014

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 31st January 2014 @ 5:34pm

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

The Summer School IDEAL Tourism - Call for applications
Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Lugano – Switzerland, August 25-September 5, 2014

The Summer School IDEAL-Tourism is aimed at contributing to capacity building and knowledge advancement in the interdisciplinary research field, cross fertilizing tourism and technology studies, and in particular around the use of ICTs for the promotion and development of sustainable tourism at cultural and natural destinations. It will blend online activities as well as a two-weeks residential seminar. Online activities will start two months before the residential seminar, and will comprise preparatory readings and discussion activities.

The residential seminar will feature lectures by leading international scholars (including Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Prof. Marcel Danesi, Prof. John Traxler, and Prof. Font Xavier), as well as applied skills seminars on research methods lead by expert post-doc researchers. In addition participants will develop a group-work project.

How to apply:
Send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to no later than March 31, 2014. Tuition is 1989 chf (early birds: 1450 chf).
Detailed schedule of the summer school will be provided in due time.
For information about accommodation and other issues contact
More information:

CfP: CAIS Special Section on IS History
Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS, invites contributions to a special section focusing on IS history.
Deadline: no deadline
Contact: Dr. Ping Zhang (
CAIS home:

IFIP 9.4 European Workshop on Iterative and Incremental  Approaches to ICT4D
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd May 2014
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Submission Deadline: 14th March 2014

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism
Dr. Maurice Dawson, Alabama A&M University, USA
Dr. Marwan Omar, Nawroz University, Iraq
Proposals Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014
Full Chapters Due: June 15, 2014
Submission Date: October 15, 2014
Dr. Maurice Dawson at;

Final CfP: 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation - ECIME 2014
University of Ghent, Belgium,  11-12 September 2014
Closing date for Abstract submission is the 20th February 2014
In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invite suggestions to the following mini tracks:
Business Architecture Modelling
SMEs and IT/IS evaluation
IT governance and alignment
Business Intelligence Solutions
The role of ERP/Enterprise Systems for organizational learning and change
Sustainable development and ICT
For more information:

CfP: 13th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2014
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30-31 October 2014
Abstract submission deadline: 10 April 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: 17 April 2014
Full paper due for review: 29 May 2014

ECIME 2014 call
Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations for the 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation
Abstract submission deadline: 20 February 2014
Final copy of full paper due for review (see note): 10 April 2014

CfP: International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD)
Various topics related to ICT4D are commended. Contact regarding the CfP: Journal home:

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Did you miss any updates on M4D developments last year?
Find videos and some of the latest updates on this page:

More Interesting ICT4D resources:
Development Ideas Hype Cycle for 2014
David Algoso on the hype cycle; “conceptual framework for understanding how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application”

Linda Raftree on “The Role of ICTs in Child and Youth Migration and Mobility”

Access to information: bridging the digital divide in Africa

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

IPID Scholarships to attend M4D2014 conference

IPID will sponsor some participants with full papers to the conference with up to 228 Euros. Selection are made on basis of the review of the paper. The better the review the higher the chances of getting the scholarship
Formal decision is made by the M4D Program committee (Jakob Svensson will rank the applicants for the committee)
Eligibility Criteria
Students should have a full paper accepted to the conference
Students should be member of IPID
This call is open for Swedish students and students from developing countries
For question regarding the scholarship and proof of membership contact IPID at
Applications should be sent to  containing the following
1) Subject headlines should be IPID scholarship + name of applicant
2) Attached review of paper and e-mail of acceptance
3) Proof of IPID membership
4) Copy of passport
Deadline of application February 10th

Ph.D. Scholarship in Information Systems at IE Business School, Spain
The Ph.D Program is starting a new concentration on Information Systems aiming at preparing future researchers on the technical and organizational aspects of information systems. Main research areas include:
Digital innovation
Knowledge management
Data analytics, Big Data
Enterprise information systems
Information security and privacy
Health informatics
Information Systems and Economics

We are looking for candidates with excellent academic background and a strong commitment to research and academia.

High quality doctoral training in an attractive and international research environment.
Ph.D. scholarship for four years (Tuition + maintenance).
Support to foreign students by IE's Student Office.
Be part of IE Business School in our Campus, located in the heart of Madrid.

Deadline for application is March 3, 2014
Contacts: Phone: +34 915 689 733; Email:

Postdoctoral Researcher Position available at Penn State University
Penn State University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join a research project on Examining Users' Collective Privacy Management for Online Social Networks
Contact: Dr. Heng Xu (

Postdoctoral Associate Job Opportunity
Full-time PostDoctoral Associate, starting on or after June 1, 2014 for one to two years.
Contact: Professor Lynn Wu (
The deadline for full consideration for the position is April 1, 2014 although we will consider applications until the position is filled.

Job opportunities at The World Wide Web Foundation


Techniques to support and facilitate lifelong learning transitions of mobile learners
Fully funded 3 year Ph.D. Scholarship: €38,000 annual stipend + monthly living allowance (€700 - €1000) and Fees 

The researcher will endeavour to extract a set of learning transitions metrics from data collected as lifelong learners conduct their normal daily activities. Using techniques from Data Mining and Semantic Web, the analysis will be used to inform the development by the researcher of techniques and applications that support transitions in lifelong learning.
Two or more sets of data from different cohorts of participants would enrich and provide more validity to the findings. To this end, it is envisaged that Ericsson will share some learning usage data related to their employees.
Send a CV and a cover letter with your motivation for applying for the position and what you have to offer to Prof. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez:  & Prof. Declan O'Sullivan: There is no closing date for applications but the expecting starting date is 1st March 2014. So, we will be engaged with applicants on an ongoing basis until a person is appointed.
These position are funded within the framework of the EU EDUWORKS Initial Training Network.
For further information see:
Excellent academic record with Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Intelligent Systems, Data Management, Data/Learning analytics, Web-services technologies, or related area.
Experience with learning solution design and development of models, tools and applications. Solid instructional design skills and strong interest in cutting-edge web development and social technologies. Knowledge of user experience and related pedagogical issues.
Experience with data analytics and qualitative research methodologies.
Background in computer science with strong knowledge of educational technology, interest in mobile, lifelong and informal learning.

General Requirements:
Fluent in English with very good writing and communication skills. English language certification if English is not your first language, the requirement being: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent.
Highly motivated to pursue a career in science and ability to work in a team and independently. Ability to think strategically and systematically. Critical thinker with demonstrated creative problem solving skills.
Candidates applying for this position must also meet the entry requirements for PhD candidates in Trinity College Dublin Preferably
Excellent thesis grade
Publication(s) in peer reviewed journal(s)
Honours distinction
More project information can be obtained from Prof. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, & Prof. Declan O'

IPID News digest 23/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 31st December 2013 @ 4:07pm

I believe you've had a great christmas holiday and you are all wished a happy new year 2014. The year 2013 has been a year of success for IPID; the network keeps growing simply because of your support, collaboration and participation in different IPID events and activities. Thanks to all who, in one way or the other, contributed to IPID's successes in 2013 and in the past. We look forward to a better new year as we grow to serve the ICT4D community!

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

CfP: AMCIS 2014: 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

MINITRACK: ICT Collaboration in Cross-Organizational, International, and Global Settings
Savannah, GA,
August 7-10, 2014
Manuscript submissions open: January 5, 2014
Final day for manuscript submissions: March 1, 2014
Conference website:

CfP: PACIS 2014
Conference Track on IS/IT in Healthcare (eHealth)
Chengdu, China, June 24-28
Submission Deadline: 15 February, 2014

CfP: 12th Annual International Smart Sourcing Conference
Toronto, une 26-27, 2014
Deadline for submission of all papers: February 28, 2014.

MDM Ph.D. Forum Call for Papers
The MDM Ph.D. Forum provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students in the field of
mobile data management to present their dissertation research, including
work in progress, to an internationally renowned audience of researchers
and developers.
Paper submission: February 28, 2014
Read mor:

CfP: APJIS Special Issue on IT in Tourism
Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems
Submission Deadline: 1 June 2014
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through APJIS e-mail at

CfP: Digital Divide Research Preconference at ICA 2014/Seattle Conference
Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) Preconference, International Communication Association (ICA) 2014 Conference
Seattle, Washington, USA
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Submit an Abstract to Present Your Work During the Preconference
Deadline: 20 January 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 1 February 2014

ICeND 2014: The Third International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development
Beirut, Lebanon, April 29 - May 1, 2014
Paper due:  March 1, 2014
For more information:
All registered papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to
IEEE Xplore

CfP: ICCTIM 2014: The International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management
Dubai, UAE, April 10-12, 2014
Paper due:  March 10, 2014
For more information:
Paper submission:

DeSE 2014: Preliminary Call for Papers
Seventh International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE '2014)
Azia Hotel and Spa 5*, Paphos, Cyprus, 25th - 27th August 2014
Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2014

CfP for the Track on Public Service Innovations through ICT - PACIS 2014 Public Service Innovations through ICT Track
The 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014)
Chengdu, China, June 24-28, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014

The Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014)
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, March 18-20, 2014
Submission Deadline: February 18, 2014

2014 International Conference on Information Resources Management - An AIS Affiliated Conference
Theme: Big Data - Revolutionizing How We Live, Work, and Think
Ton Duc Thang University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
May 21-23, 2014
Submission deadline: January 05, 2014
Submission website:

Call for abstracts - session at The 5th STS Italia 2014: Emerging ICT and Citizens’ Values A Matter of Design. Making Society through Science and Technology
Milano (IT), Politecnico di Milano
June 12, 2014 – June 14, 2014
Session announcement:
Full track listing and abstract submission:

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Spider Research Publication on ICT4D in East Africa

Book announcement: "Favela Digital - The other side of technology"
David Nemer's "Favela Digital - The other side of technology" was published in October in Brazil, and now is available on Amazon. The research in the book aims to understand the experience of marginalized people in community technology centers and how this experience informs the ways we think about what constitutes "empowerment" and "disempowerment" vis-à-vis technology.
Findout more:

Spider Newsletter #40

An Internet for the Common Good - Engagement, Empowerment, and Justice for All

IPID News digest 22/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 15th December 2013 @ 9:28am

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

Call for Book Chapters
Book's Title: Information and Communication Technologies in Public Administration: Innovations from Developed Countries
Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Extended chapter proposal submission due date: January 15, 2014
Full chapter submission due date: February 28, 2014
More information:

CfP: Mobile Learning Festival (MobilLearnFest)
The festival is organised as part of the "Ideas in Mobile Learning Symposium"
Watershed, Bristol UK, 6th - 7th March 2014
Submission deadline: January 5th 2014

CfP: 15th Annual Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) conference
Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 22-24, 2014
Papers are to be submitted to the following link by 12:00 PM EST, January 10, 2014:

CfP: CeDEM14 - Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government
Danube University Krems, Austria, 21-23 May 2014
Extended submission deadline: 6, January 2014!

CfP: PACIS 2014 - Conference Track on IS/IT in Healthcare (eHealth)
Chengdu, China, June 24-28, 2014
Submission deadline: 15 February, 2014

CfP for AMCIS 2014 Minitrack titled "ICTs for Financial Inclusion of the Unbanked Poor in Developing Economies"
Track: ICTs for Global Development
Savannah, Georgia, August 7-10, 2014
For more information visit:

The 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems
Irbid, Jordan, April 1-3 2014
Full Paper Submission: December 20th, 2013 (Extended)

CfP: The Third International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2014)
March 18-20, 2014
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission deadline: February 18, 2014

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From ICTD2013: What Nelson Mandela said regarding ICT

IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile - Report
This report analyzes the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government
The report:

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

SPIDER Travel Grants
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2014

Junior ICT expert placements! Deadline extended to January 8, 2014
Spider and AIESEC are currently looking for Junior ICT experts for placements at four project partners. These positions are open for students that are currently pursuing a degree, or have recently completed one, within the field of ICT.
The applicants will work on the following projects:
-iParticipate Uganda: analyzing and visualizing quantitative data.
-Women of Uganda Network: support and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
-Open Development Cambodia: application development.
-Fundacion La Paz: development of plans for a project offering internet connections at home for students.
For details:

IPID News digest 21/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 6th December 2013 @ 8:42pm

CfP: 10th International Conference Mobile Learning 2014
28 February to 2 March 2014, Madrid - Spain
Submission Deadline (last call): 30 December 2013

Spider-funded R&D project in Education moves a step towards influencing policy making in e-Learning
A policy brief has been developed from the project which has been circulated to the Management and all staff of Makerere University, the Ministry of Education and Sports, as well as to all public and private universities. Read more:
Open Session Fair at ICT4D
Don't miss the Open Session Fair! The aim of this open session is offer young researchers an alternative forum to introduce and discuss projects and/or initiatives in which they are currently involved with. If you would like to present your work/research through this forum contact:
Benjamin Akinmoyeje
Claudia Flores Saviaga
For details about the session check the ICTD conference schedule at

Using Actor-Network Theory in Your ICT4D Research
Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics has just launched a new “Actor-Network Theory for Development” working paper series:
The foundational paper – Development Studies Research and Actor-Network Theory (–; provides a primer on actor-network theory including pros and cons; explores ANT’s relevance to current trends in development thinking and practice; and outlines development research questions that ANT may help address.
The remaining seven papers in the series use different fractions and degrees of ANT to investigate a variety of development issues; including a number specifically relating to ICT4D.  The overall purpose is to help development researchers decide whether ANT may be relevant for their work and, if so, how and what to apply.
We will consider further working papers: if you have a relevant paper, you are welcome to submit it for consideration:

Summer School 2014 organized by Society for Education and Research Development-India & HumanIT,  Karlstad University-Sweden
March 9-15, 2014
New Delhi, India

IDIA 2014 Conference CfP: ICTs for inclusive communities in developing societies
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3-4 November 2014

IPID Social Activity: Cape Town Tour

  • Monday, 9th December 2013 at 5:30pm - 6:50pm
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    Dear Participants of 8th IPID Symposium,
    We are plannining to arrange a 1½hrs tour of…

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IPID News digest 20/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 15th November 2013 @ 7:16pm

Programme for the 8th IPID Symposium
Dear IPID community and IPID 8th symposium participants in particular!
The symposium schedule is now available online (find the download below, you can also find it on the symposium page: For any schedule changes, you will be informed.
We are previlaged to have the following keynote speakers at this year's symposium:
Prof. Dorothea Kleine, Director ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, Lugano - Switzerland).
Prof. Kentaro Toyama, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Prof. Richard Heeks, Manchester University, UK.

We will also have the last panel session where students can ask contemporary ICT4D questions to practioners and senior reseachers. This panel session will be chaired by Prof. John Taxler, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

As you will notice, one of the social events on 9th December is "Cape Town Tour (17:30-18:50)". We were thinking of calling it off but i will add this activity to our calendar and send out invitations. Depending on the number of responses we will decided to have the tour or not.

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

CfP: ES-12th International Conference e-Society 2014
Madrid - Spain, 28 February - 2 March 2014
Submission deadline: (2nd call): 29 November 2013

CfP: MIS Quarterly
Special Issue on Information Technology and Innovation
Submission deadline: September 30, 2014

CfP: ICT-EurAsia 2014
Information & Communication Technology-Eurasia Conference (ICT-EURASIA 2014)
Bali, Indonesia, 14th-17th April, 2014.
Submission deadline: December 13th 2013

CfP: E-health and Telecommunications in Healthcare (ETH) Mini-Symposium at WTS 2014
Washington DC, USA, April 9-11, 2014
Paper submission deadline: January 12, 2014

A Special Issue on Community Informatics and Sen's Capability Approach
Michael Gurstein has been discussing (withing his networks) the possibility of having a special issue of JoCI on Community Informatics and Sen's Capability Approach. This approach is gaining popularity in ICT4D research and you are interested and or want to be a co-Editor for this special issue, you can send him an e-mail ASAP at:

CfP: The Second  ICGCTI2014
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 18-20, 2014
Deadline for submission: Febuary 18, 2014

CfP: ISCRAM 2014
The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Penn State University, Pennsylvania USA, May 18-21 2014
Paper Submission deadline has been extended to: December 1, 2013. 

CfP: ISG 2014 - The 9th World Conference of Gerontechnology in Taipei, TAIWAN
The International Society for Gerontechnology cordially invites you to submit one-page papers or symposium proposals for the 9th World Conference of Gerontechnology (ISG 2014) to be held in Taipei June 18-21, 2014.
Theme: "Designing technology and environment for independent living and social participation of older persons in good health, comfort, and safety"
Deadline for paper submission: December 15, 2013

The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information and
Communication Technology and its Applications.
Bangkok, Thailand, May 6-8, 2014
Deadline for paper submission: April 6, 2014

CfP: WorldCIST'14
The 2014 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Madeira Island, Portugal, April 15 - 18, 2014
Submission deadline: November 29, 2013

CfP: CAISE'2014
The 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering
Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-20, 2014
Submission deadline: 17th March 2014

CfP: Journal of Computer Networks
Special Issue on Online Social Networks
Deadline extended to: November 30, 2013
Authors should follow the Computer Networks manuscript format which can be
found at
Manuscripts should be submitted online through the Elsevier Editorial System: and authors should select 'Online Social
Networks' as the article type for submission.

Call for participation: Workshop on "Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World".
In partnership with Manipal Centre for Philosophy & Humanities, University of Manipal, IT for Change is conducting a Workshop on "Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World" 
University of Manipal, India, January 31-February 2, 2014.
For more details:

CFP: Mobile Learning 2014 conference
Madrid, Spain, during 28 February - 2 March 2014
Submission deadline (2nd call): 29 November 2013
Call URL:

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

How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?
"The current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. To recover our freedom and restore democracy, we must reduce surveillance...", Read more of Richard Stallman's
article at:

Unisef Stories of Innovation

Informative resources from Unicef (shared by caidp-rpcdi)

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Job at Open University
The open university's institute of Education technology has a job opening for a research associate – Mobile Pedagogy for ELT (English Language Teaching)
As Research Associate you will carry out, analyse and report on research concerning the application of mobile learning in English language teaching in a global context. The ‘Mobile Pedagogy for ELT’ project is supported by The British Council.
Closing date: 05 December 2013 at 12 (noon)
For more information:

Two job positions available at the Oxford Internet Institute
One is a 36 month post for a researcher with a quantitative background. This researcher will be mapping and measuring knowledge economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The other is a 30 month post for a researcher that has experience using qualitative methods (they will be studying microwork and virtual labour in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia).
Application deadline: 12:00 GMT on Friday 13 December 2013
For more details:

IPID News digest 19/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 30th October 2013 @ 9:50pm

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

CfP: A Special Issue of the Journal of Information Technology  
Growth in ICT uptake in developing countries: new users, new uses, new challenges
Special Issue Editors:
Chrisanthi Avgerou, London School of Economics, UK,
Niall Hayes, Lancaster University, UK,
Renata Lèbre La Rovere, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Send early stage papers (1000 words) via email to the three Editors any time before November 15, 2013

M4D Doctoral Workshop (April 7, 2014)
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
Call for applications to the M4D Doctoral Workshop in Dakar Senegal.
For more information about the workshop visit:
Learn more about M4D Conference url:

Call for Contributions: Ideas in Mobile Learning
Symposium 6th - 7th March 2014, Watershed, Bristol UK
Visit the page for details:

Workshop on "Research and analysis in mobile technology environments: A multimodal approach"
London Knowledge Lab, Thursday, 14 November 2013, 10:00 - 16:00
Host/Speaker: Carey Jewitt, Sara Price, Niall Winters, Mona Sakr
Further Info:

Spider ICT4D Seminar: People's Voices - Developing Cross Media Services to Promote Citizen Participation in Local Governance Activities

Location: Lecture hall C, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, Sweden
Date and Time: 5 November 2013, 16:00 - 18:00
Presenter: Dr. Aris Alissandrakis, Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies, Linnaeus University
Discussant: William Jobe (PhD Candidate), DSV, Stockholm University
More information:

Call for participation: Swedish Forum for Human Rights (MR-dagarna)

To be held 14th November 2013 (All day) to 16 November 2013 (All day)
For more details:

ICT4D Project Champions Research Network and Workshop
A workshop on ICT-for-development project champions to be held from 0900-1300 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 as part of the ICTD2013 conference in Cape Town.
The workshop is participative and will involve sharing understandings and experiences of project champions, and developing a research agenda.  We hope to also create a network of those who are or will be actively engaged with research on ICT4D champions and leaders.
Workshop attendance is free and open to all ICTD 2013 conference attendees, and we look forward to seeing you there.
If you are unable to attend but – having an active research or practice interest in ICT4D champions and leaders – would like to participate in the proposed network, do let us know.
Richard Heeks (CDI, Manchester:, Jaco Renken (CDI, Manchester), Larry Stillman (COSI, Monash)

The Third International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND2014)
Lebanese University, Beirut -Lebanon, April 29- May 1, 2014.

Call for Minitrack Proposals: AMCIS 2014 - ICTs in Global Development(SIGGlobDev)
Savannah, Georgia, August 7-10, 2014
The deadline for proposal submissions is November 4, 2014.

Call paper abstracts
Panel Session: The Role of e-Government in Administrative Reform: Towards New Forms of Governance, Democracy, and Accountability?
IRSPM 2013 conference in Ottawa, Canada, April 9-11 2014

Important dates
November 1, 2013: Closing date for abstract submissions
November 25, 2013: Authors notified of outcome of their abstract submission

Follow IRSPM:

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD Positions at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
The Information Systems group of the John Molson School of Business (JMSB)
at Concordia University invites qualified students to apply to our PhD
program in Business Administration.

Apply online by February 1, 2014 for September admission. Details about
the application process and requirements can be found at:

Rethinking poverty, education and human development in the “new” Kenya

  • Monday, 11th November 2013 at 2pm - 3pm
    Location: Seminar room 6202, floor 6, Dept of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Forum, Kista

    Dr Kiprono Langat from the Charles Sturt University, Australia will give a talk at DSV.

    • 8 people attended

IPID sponsored M4D Doctoral Workshop, Dakar, April 7, 2014

  • Monday, 7th April 2014 at TBD
    Location: Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal

    We invite applications to the M4D Doctoral Workshop in Dakar Senegal.

IPID News digest 18/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 16th October 2013 @ 2:57pm

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

M4D Doctoral Workshop, Dakar, April 7, 2014
We invite applications to the M4D Doctoral Workshop in Dakar Senegal. The workshop will provide a forum for PhD students in the area of mobile communication technology in and for development to present their work and receive constructive feedback from experts in the field as well as from peers. PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies are invited to submit papers. The workshop will host about 15 attendees besides the experts in the field. We expect submissions to be from current PhD students who have selected a clear research topic within M4D in the broadest sense. Participation for selected PhD students are free for M4D2014 conference delegates who have registered and payed the conference fee. The doctoral workshop is sponsored by the International Network of Post Graduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID).

Goal of workshop
The goal of the workshop is to provide professional development in M4D with critical, but constructive, feedback and advice to PhD students on their ongoing research from senior researchers. The workshop will also offer the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and suggestions with peers in the M4D field.

Submissions should address the student's PhD research area, specifically:
•    a well-defined formulation of the problem statement, objectives and aims of the research,
•    explain the research context and why the research is important,
•    give details of research design and data collection techniques,
•    present preliminary results and research findings, do clarify the state of the research work,
•    discuss of the theoretical contribution to the area of M4D and the practical implications of research.
Your name, affiliation, email address, PhD supervisor's name and affiliation and year when you started PhD should be included. The submission should be max. 5000 words in length. Please note that the workshop is not a venue for publication; there will be no published proceedings. However, we encourage workshop participants to also submit to the M4D2014 main conference (poster, full or short paper see
Doctoral workshop participants are asked to submit their papers with the subject line [M4D2014 doctoral workshop].

Workshop Format

Participants will be divided into two groups depending on their research topic. Group A will be led by Anne Shongwe and Jonathan Donner and Group B by Laura Stark and Richard Ling. Participants will be asked to read the group member’s papers prior the workshop so that focus can be on discussing each paper in depth rather than listening to presentations. We will reserve around 15-20 minutes for comments and 10-15 minutes for general discussion.

Important Dates

Submission by: 23:59 (GMT), February 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2014
Workshop date: April 7, 2014

Call for Participation
International Summer School on  Information and Communication Technology For Democracy
New Delhi, India, March 9th - 15th  2014

CfP: DICTAP 2014
The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand, May 6-8, 2014
Submission deadline: April 6, 2014

Call for Papers (reminder): IFIP 8.6 Conference
Aalborg, Denmark, June 2-4, 2014
Theme: Creating Values for All Through IT
Submission Deadline: November 23, 2013

2nd Call for Papers: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on The Dark Side of Information Technology Use
Submission deadline: November 30, 2013

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

Gender and Mobile/Learning Newsletters: Volume 2
Issue 5:
Issue 4:

Publication from Spider R&D Project
Information about SPIDER R&D Project:
The publication:

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD in Information Systems

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY is recruiting for new doctoral students.
Deadline for applications: January 15, 2014
For more details: or contact:
Professor Marios Koufaris, Area Coordinator
Ph.D. Program in Business, Information Systems Specialization

Open Positions for Researchers and Software Developers: Web Intelligence, Text Mining, InfoViz
Position announcement: 15 Oct 2013
Advert details:

PostDoc/Senior Researchers in Process Mining

National research university "Higher school of economics", Moscow, Russian Federation.
Application Deadline: November 10th, 2013

Senior Lectureships in Information Systems
The University of Gothenburg invites applications for three full time, tenured positions as senior lecturer in Information Systems (Informatics). The positions are placed at the Department of Applied IT (Division of Informatics), a joint department of University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. The department is located at Campus Lindholmen in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Deadline: November 7, 2013

Funded Ph.D. positions at UT Austin available for study of Information Work
Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD positions starting in August 2014, available for incoming doctoral students to join our study of information work in the Information Work Research Group, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin.
Applications due date: November 15, 2013
More information:


The Hilti Fellowship Program call
Deadline Extended to October 20th  201313

IPID News digest 17/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 30th September 2013 @ 11:55pm

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

Call for Track Proposals IFIP9.4 2015
The 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 2015
Conference Theme: Openness in ICT4D: Critical reflections on future directions
Submission deadline: November 15th, 2013

M4D2014: Deadline Extended!

The 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development
University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal, 8-9 April 2014
New Submission deadline: December 1st 2013

Cfp from International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD) and contents of latest issue

Latest issue (Volume 3, Issue 4) featured topics:
Comparing Low and High-Fidelity Prototypes in Mobile Phone Evaluation
A Usability Analysis Framework for Healthcare Information Technology
Usability Evaluation of Hospital Websites in Pakistan
The Digital Divide and Its Influence on Public Education Diffusion

CfP: International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM)
Published by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., Geneva, Switzerland
Journal homepage:
Paper submission:
Deadline for submission: There is no submission deadline for regular issues. Papers can be submitted any time of the year.

CfP: Special Issue of JMM - Journal of Mobile Multimedia
The Special Issue of Mobile Learning and Multimedia Applications In Academia
Full papers are expected to be submitted by October 15, 2013
For inquiries: e-mail to;
Journal URL:

CFP: Theme Issue of the Journal of Information Systems Social Networks and Social Media in Accounting and Reporting
Submissions deadline: December 15, 2013. Submit the paper proposals using the guidelines for regular journal submissions at

CfP: The Fifth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT)
Amrita University, Bangalore, India, February 17-19, 2014
Deadline for submission of papers: November 20, 2013

Call for Book Chapters
Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013

CfP: MISQ Special Issue on ICT and Societal Challenges

Expressions of Interest: Open
Pre-ICIS Workshop To Discuss Paper Ideas (non-mandatory): December 14, 2013
Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2014
Call URL:

CfP: The second Conference on Gender and IT Appropriation
Siegen, Germany, May 7-9th 2014
Submission Deadline: December 2, 2013

CfP: The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2014)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 18-20, 2014
Submission deadline: Febuary 18, 2014

Call for book chapters: Case Studies in e-Government 2.0: Changing the citizen relationship, Springe

Chapter submission deadline: November 15, 2013
Chapters should be sent to Imed Boughzala ( using the word springer template:

CfP: The Third International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND2014)
Lebanese University, Campus of Hadath, Beirut-Lebanon, April 29 - May 1, 2014
Submission deadline: March 29, 2014

CfP: Special Issue: Information Resource Management Journal (IRMJ)
The special issue is on Technology and Innovation in Managing Information and Data in the Global Context
Submission date: February 15, 2014
All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Zakariya Belkhamza, Guest Editor, Information Resources Management Journal at: E-mail:

General Call for Papers for IJDET

International Journal of Distance Education Technologies
Call URL:
For queries, please contact Dr. Maiga Chang at:

CfP: Brief papers, case studies and synthesis papers
Theme: Rejuvenation of smallholder agriculture in Africa, The Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) by the adoption of new technologies, including ICTs, and methods.
Deadline for submiting Proposals: 6 October 2013, 20:00 GMT (submit by e-mail:
Deadline for submiting accepted papers: 7 November 2013, 20:00 GMT (paid for!).

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

The ICT opportunity for persons with disabilities - A UN Report
report of the ICT Consultation in support of  the High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development of  the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly September 2013.

Global report on 'broadband and gender': 200 million fewer women online
Broadband and Gender reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs)

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Full-time Continuing Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
A job opportunity available at The University of Melbourne
Application deadline:16 Oct 2013 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time
For job deatails:

External examiners needed for Research proposals: School of Computing, Unisa
The Higher Degrees Committee in the School of Computing would like to enquire if you will be willing to serve as an external examiner for our Masters and Doctoral  research proposals. The research proposal is in the order of 20-30 pages each. A marking rubric will be provided.
The period applicable is 17 October 2013 until 18 November 2013. The  honorarium will be R300 per research proposal. Proposals will be emailed between 17 - 27 October and the due date for the marked proposals is within two weeks thereafter. If you are willing please send an email to and include your CV, number of research proposals you will be willing to examine and main research field.

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance Specialisation
The next programme begins on 29 January 2014.
For further details and application instructions, please visit or contact

Call for Postdoctoral position in UNISA
University of South Africa has released a call for postdoctoral application, for 2014. The School of Computing would like to invite those who meet the criteria as per attached call, and interested in applying for postdoctoral position in UNISA.
Research areas of interest include:
Human Computer Interaction (HCI);
e-Learning and m-Learning;
Information  and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D);
Communities of Practice;
Knowledge management;
Software engineering;
Information Systems Theory and Philosophy;
Algorithms (graph theory, computational geometry, etc);and
Computer Science Education
Application deadline: October 18, 2013
Should you be interested in applying for a postdoctoral position in our school, you can contact Peter Mkhize at<> for any assistance with application process.


First Call for Proposals: Making All Voices Count - A Grand Challenge for Development
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.
This Grand Challenge focuses global attention on creative and cutting-edge solutions, including those that use mobile and web technology, to ensure the voices of all citizens are heard and that governments have the capacity, as well as the incentive, to listen and respond.
Application Deadline: November 8, 2013

The 2014 Hilti IT Innovation Competition: Communication and Collaboration. Anytime. Anywhere.
Submit your creative ideas by November 18, 2013!

M4D2014: The 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development

  • Tuesday, 8th April 2014 (all day), Wednesday, 9th April 2014 (all day)
    Location: University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal

    The last few years have seen a surge in mobile phone use, particularly in developing regions…

IPID 8th Symposium Travel grants

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 9th September 2013 @ 4:51pm

IPID 8th Symposium Travel grants
IPID is pleased to announce its support to postgraduate students to attend the 8th IPID symposium and the ICT4D conference in Capetown, sSouth Africa (December 7-10th).
The support, a grant of upto USD 900 (each student), is for covering conference registration and travel fees. 13 students will be supported. You can send your application for the grant by e-mail to with subject "Application for IPID Grant". The applicant  be a member of IPID! You can become a member by registering here:
and MUST meet one or more criteria below:
- Be a Post-graduate student
- Have his/her paper accepted at the Symposium
- Be from a developing country
- Be a Post-graduate student at a Swedish University

If you do not meet the above criteria but you think you deserve to recive the grant please write to with subject "Special Request for IPID Grant".
The grant application deadline is September 18th 2013 (Next week).

For further questions write to the IPID co-ordinator at

CfP: Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)
IFIP 9.4 Conference PhD papers
Special Issue Editors: Julian Bass, Robert Davison and Devinder Thapa
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2013
CfP: Information Technology for Development
Social Media for Development: Outlining Debates, Theory and Praxis
Special Issue Editors: Brian Nicholson, Yanuar Nugroho and Nimmi Rangaswamy
Direct link:
Webpage link:; the call for papers is available at the end of the page
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014
CfP: IFIP TC9 HCC11 - 11th Human Choice and Computers International Conference
Turku, Finland, July 30 - August 1, 2014
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
CfP: AIS SIG GlobDev - ICTs and Global Development
Milan, Italy, December 14, 2013
Submission Deadline: September 14, 2013

2nd call M4D2014
The 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development (M4D) Dakar, Senegal, 8-9 April 2014 University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University

We are happy to announce two exiting keynotes at the M4D2014 conference. Professor Laura Stark from University of Jyväskylä in Finland who will talk about ethnographic approaches to mobile use among the very poor. Our second keynote is Anne Shongwe, founder and CEO of Afroes Transformational Multi-Media & Consulting. Anne has worked with several governments across Africa and South-East Asia as well as with UN, Bill and Melinda Gates foundations and the Nelson Mandela Childrens fund to mention a few.
We are also happy to announce that we are going to organize workshop for PhD students attending the conference with among others the two keynotes, Jonathan Donner from Microsoft Research and Rich Ling from IT University Copenhagen and Telenor research. A separate call will follow this autumn.
M4D2014 aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of Mobile Communication for Development. M4D2014 will combine two days of plenary parallel paper sessions, panel sessions, short presentations, posters and workshops.

This conference is the fourth in the M4D biennial series following the inaugural conference in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010 and the 3rd in New Delhi, India in 2012.

How to Participate?

M4D2014 welcomes participants from academia, industry, NGOs, development agencies, and governmental and international organizations.
If you want to submit a paper, there are two different options.
Research papers (8-12 pages including references) will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on theory craftsmanship and analytical rigor.
Articles considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized. The practitioner’s track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot.

Presenting with Posters, in Short Track or Parallel Sessions?

Accepted papers with best reviews will be allocated longer presentation slots in parallel sessions. The other accepted papers will be allocated shorter presentation slots in short track sessions that will be followed by poster sessions. Accepted paper presenters should thus be prepared to bring posters with them. Poster size max. 80x120 cm. Roll-ups are also allowed.

You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshops submissions for proceedings (2 pages) must contain: title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives. Finally, there is also the possibility to only submit a poster or a demo (1-page extended abstract).

We are particularly interested in (but not limited to):

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

The template and more submission information are available here: and questions can be sent to

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline:            1 October 2013
Acceptance note papers:              15 January 2014
Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors:
15 Feb 2014
Poster/Demo/ workshop submission deadline:    1 February 2014
Acceptance note Posters/Demos/ workshops    15 February 2014
Registration deadline for participants without presentations:
1 April 2014

Registration and Fees:

The registration will open during autumn 2013, see Conference fee will be 150€ with a reduced fee of 110€ for Master and PhD students. Participants salaried from a developing country are entitled to a 30% discount (105€ and 77€ for PhD and Master Students).

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

Participation Grants:

IPID will sponsor participation for selected members given that there is an accepted paper and based on the reviews as well as on where the student is based (developing countries and Sweden are prioritized). For questions regarding these scholarships contact IPID at

We hope to arrange travel grants for participants from developing countries that will cover registration fee and a maximum of 500€ for flight tickets and accommodation. Other costs will not be covered for.

Interested in Reviewing?

Please contact and make known areas of interest and level of expertise and how many papers/short papers you are interested in reviewing. Due mention will be made in the proceedings.

Interested in Sponsoring?

We are happy to receive funding for travel grants, social events, lunches, refreshments, conference proceedings, etc. Due mention will be made at the occasion, on the website, in the conference program, and in the conference proceedings. Please contact for more details.

Conference Committee:

General Chair:     Ibrahim Niang (UCAD, Senegal
Local Organizing Chair:    Christelle Sharff (Pace University, USA)
Co-chair:    Johan Hellström (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Co-chair:    Babacar Ngom (UCAD, Senegal
Co-chair:    Jean Marie Preira (ESMT, Senegal)
Co-chair:     Jakob Svensson (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)
Co-chair:    Caroline Wamala (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)

IPID News digest 15/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 1st September 2013 @ 9:56pm

Communication from the Coordinator
Dear IPID members,
I hope you had a great summer! I would like to thank all members for their participation in different activities since January 2013 when i started co-ordinating the group. I also thank those who who have participated in the past. A vote of thanks goes to Dr. Sirajul Islam (the previous co-coordinator)  for the good work done for IPID.

Since this year started, we have held two events. In April 2013 we held a workshop on scientific writing and publishing at Örebro University and later in May 2013 we participated in IFIP WG 9.4 conference in Jamaica where more than ten IPID members attended and some presented their work.

I thank those who managed to participate in these two events and i look forward to every one's participation in the upcoming events. Also, my sincere thanks go to those who send in information for sharing and publishing on our website.

I would like to inform you that we are working on a new website which will move ICT4D information and people closer to you. We anticipate the sharing of resources and communication will be better among members. You will receive a link to review the website before it is launch. If you would like to see something else improved or changed feel free to contact me at or

Lastly, I recently received questions regarding the choice of dates for upcoming 8th IPID symposium. We regret hear that the dates (9th - 10th) may not be feasible for some members since ICTD open sessions will be held on one of those dates. However, i would like to clarify that, we chose the dates to attract other people to attend IPID presentations so that students could get the needed feedback on their work. We also wanted students to incur low expenses since we have an arrangement with the conference organizers. But most importantly, IPID participants will get a chance to attend the ICTD conference without an extra fee.

We are trying as we can to make sure that IPID member attend all events without any overlaps with ICTD sessions. I therefore look forward to meeting in Cape Town.

Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe
IPID Coordinator (January, 2013-Present)

Request from Abubakar
"My name is Dahiru Abubakar, I am 2nd year PhD (ICT4D related) at School of Computing Science & Digital Media Robert Gordon University. I'm looking for contacts with or anyone that can connect me to people working on SMEs using any form of SaaS cloud applications in any of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose is to collect date for my thesis. Please contact me at or Tweeter @abba_da"

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

CfP: The Journal of Information Technology for Development
Special issues on Social Media for Development: Outlining Debates, Theory and Praxis
Deadline for submission: January 15, 2014
Call URL:

CfP: Information Systems Frontiers

Special Issue on Web of Things, Information Systems Frontiers
Paper submission deadline September 30, 2013
Papers are to be submitted from

CfP: Social Media in Public Sector: A Middle Eastern Perspective
Special issue of Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA)
Deadline for Extended Abstract Submission: 30 August, 2013
Deadline for Full Paper Submissions: 30 October, 2013

CfP: 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
FOIS 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 22-25, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014

CfP: ICEL 2013 - International Conference on E-Leadership
Pretoria, South Africa, November 4-6, 2013
Paper Submission deadline: September 15, 2013

First Call for Participation: InSITE 2014: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences

Australia, Wollongong, NSW, June 30 - July 4, 2014
Deadline: 30, November, 2013

Final CfP: Computers in Human Behavior Special Issue on "Newcomer Participation in Online Communities".

Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013
For submission, guidelines, and more information: or write to

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

Upcoming SPIDER Events

Spider ICT4D Seminar: Technologies of Choice? by Dorothea Kleine, Royal Holloway University of London
Date: 10 September 2013, 16:00 to 18:00
Presenter: Dr. Dorothea Kleine, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography & Director, ICT4D Centre Royal Holloway, University of London
Discussant: Associate Professor Paula Uimonen, Director Spider

Spider ICT4D Seminar: Loy9 - Engaging Cambodian youth in Democratic processes through ICT

Date: 18 September 2013, 16:00 to 18:00
Presenter: Colin Spurway, BBC Media Action
Discussants: Katja Sarajeva, PhD, Project Manager, Spider; Per Helgesson, Head of Media Development Office, Swedish Radio.

Quandl could be of interest to you!
Quandl is a free and open repository of time-series data on the internet, tailored for researchers, students and other data professionals

American Broadband Communities magazine, Spring 2013

Ominous draft cleared by government: Is Bangladesh's new ICT Act a 'BLACK LAW'?


UNESCO calls for research proposals:
Case studies on the role of Internet intermediaries in promoting freedom of expression on Internet
Application deadline: Before noon (CET), 13 September 2013
For details:

Small grants to support an open and fair Internet
The Web We Want is making a limited number of small grants available to support national advocacy and campaigning efforts to make the web free, open, socially relevant and accessible to all.
Rapid Response (deadline: open, rolling)
Surveillance Action Research (deadline: open and rolling until September 30)
Capacity Building and Outreach (deadline: September 9)
For details on how to apply:

IPID News digest 14/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 15th August 2013 @ 10:06pm

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

Reminder: IPID 8th International Annual Symposium
Monday, 9-10 December, 2013
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Submission deadline: 16th August.
For any questions about the symposium address them to OR
Visit the call page:

CfP: IFIP 8.6 Conference 2014
IFIP WG 8.6 Conference, June 2-4, 2014, Aalborg, Denmark
Title: Creating Values for All Through IT
Submission deadline November 23, 2013

CfP: Chapter proposals for a book on E-Governmenance
Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013

First call for papers for the 9th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL-2014)
Valparaiso, Chile, 26-27 June, 2013
Submission deadline: 5 December, 2013

CfP: International Conference on Sustainable Approaches for Green Computing, Economy and Environment
Salem, Tamil Nadu, India;  9-11 December 2013.
Submission deadline: 15 September, 2013.  

Special Issue in Engineering and Management of IT-based Service Systems: A Systems Approach

International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA) Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Submission deadline:  August 31, 2013

CfP: The First International Conference on New Visions for Information and Communication Technology (ICNVICT 2013)
Middle East University, Amman, Jordan
November 5-07 2013
Submission deadline: 15 August, 2013

AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC)
Workshop on information security and privacy (WISP) 2013
Milan, Italy, December 14, 2013
Submission deadline: September 15, 2013
URL: http: //

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

ICT4D Course Syllabus
The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania has recently commissioned the writing of a course curriculum and syllabus which is meant for teaching the fundamentals of ICT4D. There are two versions of the syllabus. While both focus on international perspectives regarding the role of ICTs, one syllabus includes a two week module that focuses on case studies from Africa, and one includes a module that focuses on case studies from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Brief description of the course from the syllabus:
This course reviews fundamentals of Information and Communication (ICT) for development, with a focus on policymaking, regulation and strategy building. It covers international perspectives and national case studies. It teaches the economic, social, and political role of ICTs in the development dynamic and asks what can be done to reap the full benefits. Topics include digital innovation, conceptual frameworks of digital transformations, national policy strategies, ICT regulation and market structure, broadband technology, and significant applications, such as e-government.

One or both syllabi can be sent to anyone who requests it. Please send inquiries to


Information and projects on Using eParticipation to Support Immigrant Inclusion


Smart leardership: How Rio de Janeiro created an intelligent operations center

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Manager, Head of Research and Consultancy Division at CTO
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is seeking to appoint a Manager to serve as Head of its Research and Consultancy Division. This exciting opportunity would suit applicants from diverse backgrounds, including academia, the private sector and the international development community
Closing date: 1 September 2013

PhD Student Position with Funding in Green IT & Behavioral Change at HEC Montreal
The Information Technologies department at HEC Montreal is looking for candidates who wish to complete PhD studies on the topic of Green IT & Behavioral change.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the position by January 15, 2014. For further details on the structure and application process for the PhD program at HEC Montreal, please visit: or contact one of the following: Ann Frances Cameron ( or Ana Ortiz de Guinea (

IPID News digest 13/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 29th July 2013 @ 8:24pm

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

International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development
Digital divide, ICTs and [agriculture, citizen participation, ICTs and commerce, culture, disasters management, economic development, ICTs and education, ethics, gender equality, governance, health, human empowerment, human rights, international cooperation, poverty alleviation, the environment, innovation], Knowledge for development, Policy making with regard to ICTs for development
Submission deaadline: August 30, 2013

CfP: 14th European Conference on eGovernment - (ECEG 2014)
Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Legal and Administrative Sciences, Brasov, Romania,  June 12-13, 2014.
Submission deadline:  November  21, 2013

CfP: ISCRAM 2014 conference
Pennsylvania, USA May 18-21, 2014
Theme: Empowering Citizens and Communities through Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Submission deadline: November 15, 2013

CfP: Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management (IJIKM)
Special Issue on Healthcare Informatics
Deadline for paper submission: September 30, 2013

HELINA 2013 Conference CfP reminder (Deadline 31 July 2013)
Eldoret, Kenya, 7-8 October 2013
Evidence Based Informatics for e-Health in Africa

CfP: ICT-DM’2014
The 1st International Conference on ICTs for Disaster Management
Algiers, Algeria, March 24-25, 2014
Submission deadline: September 23, 2013
Dowwnload the CfP:

CfP: CIT2013 - The 13th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology
Sydney, Australia, December 3-5, 2013,
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013 (extended, firm)

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

M4D Latest Insights from Mobile for Development Intelligence
"Driving informed decision making in mobile for development"

Bookmark the link: MIS Report 2013 Coming soon
The 5th edition of the ITU Measuring the Information Society (MIS) Report will be launched on
7 October 2013. Launch events will take place in the following locations: Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Brasilia, Cairo, Geneva, Moscow and New York.

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

The IFITT ICT4D Scholarship - A great opportunity for talents from developing or emerging countries
IFITT invites young talents from developing or emerging countries to apply for the IFITT ICT4D scholarship, which entails, among other rewards, a funded participation in the ENTER 2014 Conference.
Application deadline: September 1, 2013
Find out more:
Scolarship Call:

Invitation to join IJTD and IJWLTT Editorial Boards
International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD) and International Journal of Web-Based learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) invite active and interested researchers to join their Editorial Boards. As an editorial board member, you are required to occasionally review research papers, review articles and letters and solicit articles from your colleagues/acquaintances and help promote the journal at conferences and meetings that you attend.
Interested in IJTD as an editorial board member? Write to: Ali Zolait at
Interested in IJWLTT as an editorial board member? Complete the form:


Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award
Call for nomination for the 2012 Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award
The Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG-SI) and the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI) are seeking nominations for an award for the best paper written by a doctoral student on a topic informed by social informatics.

Nominations letters should be Howard Rosenbaum ( or Pnina Fichman ( by July 31, 2013

Don't miss the deadline: ICTD2013 - CFP for emerging scholars / travel scholarship

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 25th July 2013 @ 11:05am

ICTD2013 is pleased to invite emerging scholars to submit a maximum 600-word abstract focusing on the theme, “ICT ecosystems in developing countries.” Your abstract submission will be for the pre-conference ICTD symposium (2-6 December 2013).

If you submit an abstract, your abstract will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified to submit a full paper and you will be invited to present the full paper at this symposium. Travel scholarships will include your flight, accommodation, meals and registration paid by ICTD2013.

Submit to the Scholarships Committee online (not longer than 600 words):  

•    July 26: Abstract Submission deadline (17h00 GMT)
•    August 12: Notification of Acceptance, Request to prepare Full Paper
•    October 30: Final Papers Submission deadline
•    November 15:  Discussants asked to review papers
•    December 2-6: ICTD pre-conference symposium
•    December 7-10:  ICTD2013 Cape Town

Read more about the call: Here!

Conference Information
Conference website:
Follow or visit at: Twitter @ICTD2013

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

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