News and Announcements

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.

Submission
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 www.m4d2014.net).
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
URL: http://serd.org.in/ss2014/

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
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/dictap2014/

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
URL: http://ifip2014.aau.dk/

2nd Call for Papers: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on The Dark Side of Information Technology Use
Submission deadline: November 30, 2013
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/%28ISSN%291365-2575/asset/homepages/SI_CFP_DarkSide_ISJ_1_.pdf?v=1&s=aa6c4fb38a330b28d714c86a46b48ff49843d1b6

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

Gender and Mobile/Learning Newsletters: Volume 2
Issue 5: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6bcbab3b20c5df76d5e61cfe0&id=836ffac168&e=5a631f14f7
Issue 4: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6bcbab3b20c5df76d5e61cfe0&id=41e216b10f&e=5a631f14f7

Publication from Spider R&D Project
Information about SPIDER R&D Project: https://spidercenter.org/propelling-ict-led-pedagogy-makerere-university
The publication: http://www.ijeeee.org/Papers/312-CZ607.pdf

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: http://cis.baruch.cuny.edu/doctoral/ or contact:
Professor Marios Koufaris, Area Coordinator
Ph.D. Program in Business, Information Systems Specialization
1.646.312.3373
marios.koufaris@baruch.cuny.edu

Open Positions for Researchers and Software Developers: Web Intelligence, Text Mining, InfoViz
Position announcement: 15 Oct 2013
Advert details: http://www.weblyzard.com/wp-uploads/researcher-developer-oct2013-EN.pdf

PostDoc/Senior Researchers in Process Mining

National research university "Higher school of economics", Moscow, Russian Federation.
Application Deadline: November 10th, 2013
URL: http://pais.hse.ru/en/lab/CallForPostdocApplications

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
URL: http://www.ait.gu.se/forskning/informatik/

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: http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/iwrg/apply/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

The Hilti Fellowship Program call
Deadline Extended to October 20th  201313
URL: http://www.uni.li/hilti-fellowship

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
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org.uk/colomboconference

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
URL: http://m4d2014.net/

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
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-technology-diffusion-ijtd/1135

CfP: International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM)
Published by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., Geneva, Switzerland
Journal homepage: http://www.inderscience.com/ijisam/
Paper submission: http://www.inderscience.com/login.php
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; patriop@uniovi.es
Journal URL: http://www.rintonpress.com/journals/jmm/index.html

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 www.jisonline.com

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
URL: http://www.socio.org.uk/icadiwt/

Call for Book Chapters
Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1043

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: http://www.misq.org/skin/frontend/default/misq/pdf/CurrentCalls/ICTChallenges.pdf

CfP: The second Conference on Gender and IT Appropriation
Siegen, Germany, May 7-9th 2014
Submission Deadline: December 2, 2013
URL: http://genderit.wineme.fb5.uni-siegen.de/

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
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icgcti2014/

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 (imed.boughzala@telecom-em.eu) using the word springer template: http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-12-970129-0

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
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/icend2014/

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: zakariya@ums.edu.my

General Call for Papers for IJDET

International Journal of Distance Education Technologies
Call URL: http://maiga.athabascau.ca/editors/IJDET-Call_for_Papers-General.pdf
For queries, please contact Dr. Maiga Chang at: maiga.chang@gmail.com

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: ctapapers@cta.int)
Deadline for submiting accepted papers: 7 November 2013, 20:00 GMT (paid for!).
URL: http://www.cta.int/en/component/cck/?view=item&id=548

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.
URL: http://www.itu.int/en/action/accessibility/Documents/The%20ICT%20Opportunity%20for%20a%20Disability_Inclusive%20Development%20Framework.pdf

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)
URL: http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/working-groups/bb-doubling-digital-2013.pdf

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: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=881006&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&sJobNo=lecturer%2Fsenior+lecturer&lCategoryID=1799&sKeywords=lecturer%2Fsenior+lecturer&lPayScaleID=&stp=AW&sLanguage=en

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 pgsoc@unisa.ac.za 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 http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/MAPGD or contact admissions@diplomacy.edu

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 mkhizpl@unisa.ac.za<mailto:mkhizpl@unisa.ac.za> for any assistance with application process.
URL: http://lists.aisnet.org/pipermail/aisworld_lists.aisnet.org/attachments/20130924/e7b407b3/attachment-0001.pdf

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

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
URL: http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/

The 2014 Hilti IT Innovation Competition: Communication and Collaboration. Anytime. Anywhere.
Submit your creative ideas by November 18, 2013!
URL: http://www.hilti.com/holcom/page/module/home/browse_main.jsf?lang=en&nodeId=-587522

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 ena@du.se with subject "Application for IPID Grant". The applicant  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
- 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 ena@du.se 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 ena@du.se

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
http://ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/53-jamaica-conference/140-ejisdc-phd-track-call
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: https://itddev.ist.unomaha.edu/files/CFP%20Social%20Media%20for%20Development.docx
Webpage link: https://itddev.ist.unomaha.edu/journal.aspx; 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
URL: http://www.hcc11.net/
 
CfP: AIS SIG GlobDev - ICTs and Global Development
Milan, Italy, December 14, 2013
Submission Deadline: September 14, 2013
URL: http://globdev.org/files/CFP-Milan-GlobDev-Workshop-Final-June-20-3013-1.pdf

2nd call M4D2014
The 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development (M4D) http://m4d2014.net 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):
mLearning
mLivelihood
mAgriculture
mHealth
mParticipation
mGovernance
mInnovation
mDemocracy

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:
www.m4d2014.net and questions can be sent to m4d2014@gmail.com.

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 http://www.m4d2014.net 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 info@ipid.se

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 m4d2014@gmail.com 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 m4d2014@gmail.com 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 ena@du.se or info@ipid.se.

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.

Sincerely,
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 abbadahiru@yahoo.com 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: https://itddev.ist.unomaha.edu/files/CFP%20Social%20Media%20for%20Development.docx

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 http://www.editorialmanager.com/isfi/

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
Guidelines: http://eastasia.yu.ac.kr/documents/call_for_papers.html

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
URL: http://fois2014.inf.ufes.br/p/home.html

CfP: ICEL 2013 - International Conference on E-Leadership
Pretoria, South Africa, November 4-6, 2013
Paper Submission deadline: September 15, 2013
URL: http://www.e-leadership.org/

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

Australia, Wollongong, NSW, June 30 - July 4, 2014
Deadline: 30, November, 2013
Call: http://informingscience.us/2014InSITECfP.pdf
Website: http://InSITE.nu

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: http://ees.elsevier.com/chb/ or write to CHB.newcomer@gmail.com.

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
URL: https://spidercenter.org/newsroom/event/spider-ict4d-seminar-technologies-choice-dorothea-kleine-royal-holloway-university

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
URL: http://www.quandl.com/

American Broadband Communities magazine, Spring 2013
http://issuu.com/broadbandproperties/docs/ftthprimeraus_aug13_webfinal

Ominous draft cleared by government: Is Bangladesh's new ICT Act a 'BLACK LAW'?
URL: http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/ominous-draft-cleared-by-govt/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

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: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/news-and-in-focus-articles/all-news/news/unesco_calls_for_research_proposals_case_studies_on_the_role_of_internet_intermediaries_in_promoting_freedom_of_expression_on_internet/back/18618/#.UiN9vcX9Xh9

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: http://webwewant.org/2013-grant-funding-round/

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 info@ipid.se OR ena@du.se
Visit the call page: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/420051

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
URL:http://ifip2014.aau.dk/

CfP: Chapter proposals for a book on E-Governmenance
Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1043

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
URL: http://academic-conferences.org/icel/icel2014/icel14-call-papers.htm

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.  
URL: http://www.sagcee13.org/

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
URL: www.igi-global.com/ijitsa

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
URL: http://www.dirf.org/icnvict

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: //www.oru.se/hh/wisp2013

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 LKogen@asc.upenn.edu.

ICT4D at CGCS: http://www.global.asc.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/projects.cgi?id=92&p=main

Information and projects on Using eParticipation to Support Immigrant Inclusion

1. http://www.supportingdiversity.eu
2. http://iiep-project.eu

Smart leardership: How Rio de Janeiro created an intelligent operations center
URL: http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2012/03/smarter-leadership-how-rio-de-janeiro-created-an-intelligent-operations-center.html

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
URL: http://www.cto.int/about-the-cto/working-with-us/current-vacancies/manager-and-head-of-research-and-consultancy-division/

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: http://www.hec.ca/en/programs_training/phd/ or contact one of the following: Ann Frances Cameron (ann-frances.cameron@hec.ca) or Ana Ortiz de Guinea (ana.ortiz-de-guinea@hec.ca)

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  

CfP: IJICTHD
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
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/ijicthd

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
URL: http://academic-conferences.org/eceg/eceg2014/eceg14-call-papers.htm

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
URL: http://iscram2014.ist.psu.edu/

CfP: Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management (IJIKM)
Special Issue on Healthcare Informatics
Deadline for paper submission: September 30, 2013
URL: http://www.informingscience.us/icarus/journals/ijikm/submitpaper/guidelines

HELINA 2013 Conference CfP reminder (Deadline 31 July 2013)
Eldoret, Kenya, 7-8 October 2013
Evidence Based Informatics for e-Health in Africa
URL: http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october

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: http://www.ict-dm.org/IMG/CFP_ICT-DM2014.pdf
URL: www.ict-dm.org

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)
URL: http://www.swinflow.org/confs/cit2013/

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M4D Latest Insights from Mobile for Development Intelligence
"Driving informed decision making in mobile for development"
URL: https://mobiledevelopmentintelligence.com/insight/Latest_Insights

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.
URL: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/mis2013.aspx

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: http://ifitt-enter-etourism.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-ifitt-ict4d-scholarship-great.html
Scolarship Call: http://www.ifitt.org/admin/public/uploads/IFITT-ENTER_ICT4D_Scholarship2014.pdf

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 alizolait@gmail.com
Interested in IJWLTT as an editorial board member? Complete the form: http://www.igi-global.com/journals/become-a-reviewer/?tid=1081

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

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 (hrosenba@indiana.edu) or Pnina Fichman (fichman@indiana.edu) by July 31, 2013
URL: http://asistsigsi.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/call-for-nominations-sig-sis-2012-social-informatics-best-student-paper-award/

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): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14PGQuojtgmARjqyPe6BA_8ewbMqLeoev8yPQNRkXxwk/viewform.  

Deadlines
•    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: http://ictd2013.info
Follow or visit at: Twitter @ICTD2013
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ICTD2013

IPID News digest 12/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 16th July 2013 @ 9:00pm

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

CfP: 1st International Conference on ICT LAW
Porto, Portugal, November 8-9, 2013
Submission deadline: August 15, 2013
URL: http://www.ipca.pt/ictlaw2013/

CfP: ICEI-ID 2013 : International Conference on Electronics Industry Development
Sanur Bali, Indonesia, Oct 23-24, 2013
Submission deadline: August 1, 2013
URL: http://icie2013.stei.itb.ac.id/

CfP: The 8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference - HELINA 2013
Eldoret, Kenya, October 7-8, 2013
Submission deadline:  July 31, 2013
URL: http://www.helina-online.org/

CfP: The 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development (M4D)
University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University
Dakar, Senegal, April 8-9, 2014
Submission deadline:
URL: www.m4d2014.net

CfP: The 13th International Conference on Electronic Business (Listed by Scopus)
Theme: Crossing the Chasm of E-Business
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1- 4 December, 2013
Submission deadline:August 5, 2013
URL: http://www.icebnet.org/ICEB-JJAW-2013/)

CfP: Journal of Information Systems Education
Special Issue on "Online IS Education for the 21st Century".
Submissions due: September 30, 2013
URL: http://jise.org/CFP-OnlineEducation.html

JOS Special Issue on Simulation for Sustainable Healthcare
Extended deadline: September 1, 2013
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jos/jos_cfp_sush.pdf

CfP: 22nd IBIMA Conference
Multiple themes under: Smart innovation and Sustainable Economic Growth 2020
Rome, Italy,  November 13-14, 2013
Submission deadline: September 9, 2013
URL: http://www.ibima.org

CfP: Journal of Information Privacy and Security (JIPS)
URL: http://jips.utep.edu

Cfp: E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW 2014)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 18-20, 2014
Submission deadline: January 20, 2014
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/ebw2014/

CfP: The Fifth International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013)
Kyoto, Japan25-27 November 2013
Submission deadline: July 25, 2013
URL: http://www.socinfo2013.org

3rd CfP: IT&M - Special Issue on Information Systems to Support Sustainable Consumption and Supply
Full paper submission deadline: August 30, 2013
Submission instructions: http://www.editorialmanager.com/item/default.asp

CfP: Information Systems Journal
Special Issue on Information Systems addressing the Challenges of Environmental Sustainability
The final deadline for submissions is August 15, 2013
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291365-2575

Call for contributions: The 6th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN'13)
Aksaray, Turkey, November 26-28, 2013
Paper submission: July 31, 2013
URL: http://www.sinconf.org

CfP: The 15th iiWAS2013
International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services in Conjunction with The 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2013)
Vienna, Austria,  December 2 - 4, 2013
Deadline:  August 1, 2013 (EXTENDED)
URL: http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2013/

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Business Process Management and the role of the European BPM Round Table
Do you know what BPM is?
BPM is the discipline that combines knowledge from information technology and knowledge from management sciences and applies this to operational business processes.

Over the past two decades, Business Process Management has caused a radical change in the way in which organizations work. Organizations evolve around their key business processes and increasingly rely on Information Technology. Without well-designed processes and supporting information systems, organizations are unable to compete and will not survive.

Europe is leading in Business Process Management (BPM) research. The European BPM Round Table was established in 2012 and is a federation of more than 20 national BPM round tables aiming to transfer cutting-edge research into new products and services in the area of Business Process Management.
Find out more: http://www.win.tue.nl/bpmroundtable/doku.php

The contents of the latest issue of IJIIT
International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies
Volume 9, Issue 2, April - June 2013
URL: www.igi-global.com/ijiit

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Vacancy for Postdoc in Business Intelligence
The School of Industrial Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a vacancy for a Postdoc (2 years) in Business Process Intelligence for a cutting-edge research project in collaboration with industry.
Deadline for applications August 24, 2013. For further information on this vacancy please contact Dr. Remco M. Dijkman (r.m.dijkman@tue.nl), Telephone: +31 40 247 4370.

Faculty Position Announcement - Washington State University Vancouver
Washington State University Vancouver and the College of Business invite applications for a permanently funded, clinical faculty position in Management Information Systems to begin August 16, 2014.
Requirements: An MBA or MS in Business, from an AASCB accredited institution or recognized international program, /and/ 5 years of industry experience; OR a PhD in business or related field from an AASCB accredited institution or recognized international program.
URL: https://www.wsujobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

Final reminder: ICIS invitation to nominate for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Competition 2013
The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) invites nominations for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition 2013. We look for outstanding doctoral dissertations around the globe in the field of information systems that have been completed in the time period from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013. The competition is sponsored by SIGMIS, the ACM Special Interest Group on MIS.
Nominations deadline: July 27, 2013.
URL: http://icis2013.aisnet.org/index.php/dissertation-competition
 

IPID News digest 11/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 @ 1:56pm

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

ICTD2013 - CFP for emerging scholars / travel scholarship
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): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14PGQuojtgmARjqyPe6BA_8ewbMqLeoev8yPQNRkXxwk/viewform.  

Deadlines
•    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: http://ictd2013.info
Follow or visit at: Twitter @ICTD2013
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ICTD2013

CfP:Association for Information Systems (SIG GlobDev)
6th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop on ICT IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
Milano, Italy, December 14, 2013
Theme: Reclaiming the Meaning of Development: ICT and the Path to Community
Important dates:
Notification of Intention to Submit (Optional): ASAP
Paper/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline:  September 14, 2013
Notification to Authors: October 19, 2013
Deadline for Final Papers: November 22, 2012
Workshop Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
For additional information and instructions: http://www.globdev.org

CfP: 1st Workshop on Information Technology & Management in Emerging Economies (IT&MEE)
At the 11th International Conference in Economics and Management ICEM 2013
Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba, September 27-28, 2013
Important dates:
- Submission deadline July 7, 2013
- Notification of acceptance August 18, 2013
- Deadline for final papers September 8, 2013 (only for research papers)
- Conference registration deadline September 14, 2013
- Workshop September 27-28, 2013
URL:https://www2.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/finwi/cms/index.php?id=167

Final call for CELDA 2013
IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age
Fort Worth, Texas, USA, October 22-24
Submission deadline: 12 July 2013
URL: http://www.celda-conf.org/

CFP: Workshop on Computational Tools fostering Creativity in Learning Processes in conjunction with EC-TEL 2013
Paper Submission: 12 July 2013
URL: http://ccl2013.iit.demokritos.gr/

CfP: Abstracts for Special Issue of Journal of Community Informatics on Urban Planning and Community Informatics
Deadline for submission of preliminary abstracts: 16 August 2013
Deadline for final paper or technical note submissions: 20 October 2013
URL: http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/announcement/view/9

CfP: International Journal of Computer Science and Management Research (IJCSMR)
Scope: All topics related to computer science and management.
Last Date of Submission: 30th July 2013
More on CfP: http://www.ijcsmr.org/callforpapers.html

CfP: International Journal of Societal Applications of Computer Science (IJSACS)
Scope: All issues related to Computer Science and its application to promote societal development i.e. law, health, governance etc.
Last Date of Submission: 30th July 2013
More on CfP: http://ijsacs.org/cfp.html

CfP: International Journal of Electronic Governance and Research (IJEGAR)
Scope: All topics related to computer science with emphasis on Electronic Governance
Last Date of Submission: 30th July 2013
More on CfP: http://www.ijegr.org/cfp

CfP: Culture and Information Systems Ethics
4th IT & Culture Workshop, Paris, France June 6, 2014
Deadline for paper submissions: February 07, 2014
URL: http://flow.isannounces.org/1245001/show

CfP: Social Media in Public Sector: A Middle Eastern Perspective
A Special issue of Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA)
Extended Abstract Submission: 30 August, 2013
Full Paper Submissions: 30 October, 2013
URL: http://laton.wikispaces.com/JCEA-special+issue

CfP: 1st International Conference on ICT LAW (Protection and Access Rights)
Porto, Portugal, at InterContinental Hotel, November, 8-9, 2013
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013
URL: http://www.ipca.pt/ictlaw2013/

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

Release of PAJAIS issue: Volume 5. Number 1, 2013  
Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS)
The issue is available at: http://journal.ecrc.nsysu.edu.tw/pajais/
PAJAIS is also available through AIS e-library: http://aisel.aisnet.org/pajais/

Issue 3 of Volume 15 (July 2013) of the Information Systems Frontiers
ISF is a Special Issue on Business Intelligence and the Web. The papers for this issue are now electronically Available at: http://link.springer.com/journal/10796/15/3/page/1.

Latest issue of Health Systems Journal
Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2013
ISSN: 2047-6965; EISSN: 2047-6973
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/hs/journal/v2/n2/index.html

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Vacancy at the University of Bremen
Applications are invited for research assistantship at faculty for Business Studies and Economics,
Industrial Services Group. The research of the working group focuses on information management in the industrial services sector. Application with a motivation, CV, certificates can be electronically sent to jens.poeppelbuss@uni-bremen.de with the reference no. A167/13 by July 14, 2013.
More information: http://www.uni-bremen.de/universitaet/die-uni-als-arbeitgeber/stellen0/job/wissenschaftlicher-mitarbeiterin-1149.html?cHash=1eda81ff04356ae4a51c5ce2bdf
ea495

Scholarships for Masters studies in International Politics of the Internet
The Masters in International Politics of the Internet is a multidisciplinary degree hosted in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth - one of the world's leading IP/IR departments. Students will have the opportunity to study Internet governance, cyber security (from both a political and strategic perspective), Internet Freedom and cyber war as well as modules from our law and computer science faculties.
Further information: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/interpol/research/research-centres-and-institutes/ccrc/news/#d.en.136270

PhD position at Montpellier/Rouen, France - Fall 2013
Area of study: Semantic portals interoperability and multilingual data integration in biomedicine
URL: http://www.lirmm.fr/sifr/positions/2013_SIFR_PhD_position.html

Fully funded Ph.D position in Computer Science
The position is offered at the ArTe-Lab University of Insubria and University
Location: Varese/Pavia, Italy
Starting: January 1st 2014
Deadline for application: September 15, 2013
About the project: http://artelab.dicom.uninsubria.it/
Contacts:
- Ignazio Gallo, Director ArTe-Lab (Varese, Italy): ignazio.gallo@uninsubria.it
- Gabriele Piccoli, Information Systems Group, Unipv (Pavia, Italy): gabriele.piccoli@unipv.it

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

13th Hilti Fellowship Award / Call for Applications
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013.
URL: http://www.uni.li/hilti-fellowship

News Updates (for cross-postings, we apologize)

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 24th June 2013 @ 1:09pm

ICTD2013 final CFP for open sessions due on 28 June 2013 and a reminder about Notes (due 26 July) and Demos (due 23 August)
ICTD2013 – Information and Communications Technologies for Development Conference 2013
On 7-10 December 2013, the sixth international conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTD2013) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGCAS, ICTD2013 will provide an international forum for scholarly researchers exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political, and economic development.
 
Call for Notes – ICTD2013
You are to invited to submit a Note, which is a new category for the conference. With a shorter 4-page format, Notes are intended to highlight work from a range of researchers and practitioners, and can be used to introduce work-in-progress that may be published later in a journal, as well as to document shorter project write-ups.
 
Notes will be assessed according to their research contribution, methodological soundness, quality of analysis, quality of writing, and presentation. Manuscripts considering novel designs, new technologies, project assessments, policy analyses, impact studies, theoretical contributions, social issues around ICT and development, and so forth will be considered, however Notes need not necessarily be as comprehensive, novel, or generalizable as Full Papers.
 
All Notes submissions are strictly limited to four pages. To allow for late-breaking findings, Notes are due on July 26, 2013, closer to the date of the conference. Authors of accepted Notes will be required to prepare a poster. For more information, please see the conference website: http://cfp.ictd2013.info/.
 
Call for Open Sessions – ICTD2013
Additionally, the Open Sessions proposal deadline is coming up very soon, June 28, 2013! We invite you to contribute to this lively, informal, and interactive component of the ICTD conference. Successful proposals will work towards the conferences goals of (1) accessibility and inclusion (2) participation and dialogue and (3) excellence. For details about submitting an open session proposal see http://ictd.cs.uct.ac.za/contrib-open-sessions.html.
 
Call for Demos – ICTD2013
An extra channel for participating in the conference is the Demos Session, with a deadline of August 23. This track will provide the opportunity to showcase demonstrations of novel hardware or software systems, video footage, or physical artifacts of interest to the ICTD community. To submit a demo, please use the demo application form here.
 
Emerging Scholars – ICTD2013
Have 5 minutes to spare? Help shape a pre-conference event for ICTD2013 emerging scholars by filling out a quick 5-minute survey here.
 
Key Dates
June 28, 2013: Deadline for submission of Open Sessions
July 26, 2013: Deadline for submission of Notes
July 26, 2013: Deadline for application for travel scholarships
August 23, 2103: Notification of acceptances for Notes
August 23, 2013: Deadline for Demos
September 6, 2013: Camera-ready Full Papers and Notes due
September 6, 2013: Notification of acceptances of Demos
September 6, 2013: No
December 7-10, 2013: ICTD2013 in Cape Town
 
Conference Information
Conference website: http://ictd2013.info
Follow or visit at: Twitter @ICTD2013
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ICTD2013
 
Notes Co-Chairs:
Contact us at: notes@ictd2013.info
Marshini Chetty, University of Maryland, College Park
Ulrike Rivett, University of Cape Town
 
Open Sessions Co-Chairs:
Contact us at: open@ictd2013.info
Jenna Burrell, University of California-Berkeley
David Barnard, Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT)
 
Demos Co-Chairs:
Contact us at: demos@ictd2013.info
Carlos Rey-Moreno, University of the Western Cape
Michael Champanis, University of Cape Town


Jobs at Örebro University
PhD in Computer Science with specialization in artificial intelligence and computing (ORU 2.2.1-2098/2013)
URL: www.oru.se/Om-universitetet/Lediga-jobb/
Application deadline: 27 Jun 2013

Lecturer in Information Technology, specializing in business and systems approaches (ORU 2.2.1-1799/2013)
URL: http://www.oru.se/Om-universitetet/Lediga-jobb/
Application deadline: 15 July 2013

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Information Technology, specializing in software development (ORU 2.2.1-1800/2013)
URL: http://www.oru.se/Om-universitetet/Lediga-jobb/
Application deadline: 15 July 2013

Lecturer in Information Technology, specializing in systems development in the public sector (ORU 2.2.1-1801/2013)
URL: http://www.oru.se/Om-universitetet/Lediga-jobb/
Application deadline: 2 september 2013

Culture & Democracy

  • Thursday, 27th June 2013 at 8:30am - 6pm
    Location: National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam

Event: Culture & Democracy, June 27th

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 20th June 2013 @ 10:32am

Participate in the Culture & Democracy event in Tanzania where a recent study on ICT for pedagogical integration will be presented to highlight opportunities and challenges in ICT for education. A new book on ICT, culture and governance in Tanzania will be launched, building on anthropological research at Taasisi ya Sanaa na Uatamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSUBa). The documentary film Chanjo ya Rushwa (Vaccination against Corruption) will also be launched. The film builds on research on a Spider-supported anti-corruption campaign through music, mobiles and social media. The event will take place at National Museum and House. Participation by invitation only but interested participants can make requests to Jacob Mtalitinya (jacobkwize@gmail.com) or Paula Uimonen (paula@spidercenter.org). For more information & programme follow the link!

IPID News digest 10/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 16th June 2013 @ 11:45pm

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

Call for papers/Chapters/ Conferences/workshops/Symposiums /Participation 
Second call: The 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development (M4D)
Dakar, Senegal, 8-9 April 2014
Submission deadline: 1 October 2013
URL: http://www.m4d2014.com

Deadline reminder: IPID 8th International Annual Symposium 2013
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 9-10th December
Deadline for full paper submission: August 16, 2013
URL: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/420051

3rd CfP: Information Technology and Management
Special Issue on Information Systems to Support Sustainable Consumption and Sustainable Supply
Full paper submission: August 30, 2013
URL: http://www.editorialmanager.com/item/default.asp

CfP for the Workshop Participatory Publics: Civic technology and local communities
Paphos, Cyprus, September 22, 2013
Submission deadline: June 28, 2013
URL: http://pit.au.dk/ws1_ecscw2013

CfP: SIG Philosophy of Information Systems Workshop
Chicago, August 15-16, 2013
Workshop theme: Dealing with complexity
Deadline for submissions July 20
Submissions for the workshop are to be emailed directly to the workshop convenor at alan.litchfield@aut.ac.nz

2nd Call for papers and demos: ARTEL13
3rd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning
to be held in conjunction with EC-TEL 2013
Paphos (Cyprus), September 17, 2013
Submission deadline: June 30, 2013
Workshop webpage: http://teleurope.eu/artel13

CfP for International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Special issue on Electronic Business Interoperability: Moving Towards Common Understanding of the E-Business Environment
Submission deadline: September 30, 2013
Guidelines: http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-business-research-ijebr/1088

CfP: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Special Issue on Understanding Strategic Innovation in IT and Business Process Outsourcing
Electronic submissions: May 20, 2014
Guidelines: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-journal-of-strategic-information-systems

Webinars on e-Assessment
Next Live Session: 10 July 2013, 07:00AM GMT
Hosted by: Professor Geoffrey Crisp (RMIT University, Australia) and Dr Mathew Hillier (Teaching and Educational Development Institute, University of Queensland, Australia)
Theme: "Towards a framework for games and simulations in STEM subject assessments"
There is no cost to attend!
Presenter: Gary Wills (University of Southampton, UK)
For session information and RSVP instructions: http://bit.ly/webinar-10july2013
Further information: http://www.transformingassessment.com/

CfP: International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2013)
Kyoto, Japan, November 25-27, 2013
Deadline: July 25, 2013
URL: http://www.socinfo2013.org/

CfP: Green Information Systems and Sustainability Track at ACIS 2013
Submission deadline: July 26, 2013
URL: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=5ukac400j6id

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

Information Polity's latest special Issue: Key Factors and Processes for Digital Government Success
A must-read for scholars and practitioners concerned to understand project implementation in forms of digital government
URL: http://iospress.metapress.com/content/xg6gvh0882n6/?p=6ac0e7c2fb6848019e361fe135ead543&pi=0

E-Government Reference Library (EGRL 9.0) Released
URL: http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/egrl/

Global Internet Users in 2012
http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/kpcb-internet-trends-2013

Towards development?
Google's Project Loon proposes internet distributed by hot air balloon
http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/14/googles-project-loon-proposes-internet-spread-by-hot-air-balloo/

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Program Officer, Global Libraries
http://careers.gatesfoundation.org/job/Seattle-Program-Officer%2C-Global-Libraries-Job-WA-98101/2652061/?from=email&refid=41510271&utm_source=J2WEmail&source=2&eid=243-201306120212-88724431&locale=en_U

Invitation for Visitor(s) to teach MIS courses at Queen's School of Business, Canada
Scholars are invited to apply for these opportunities by June 24th, for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. Courses to teach include:
- Undergraduate courses in the fall term
- MBA courses in the fall & winter terms
- PhD/masters research seminar during winter 2014 (MGMT 975: Special Topics)
For more information: http://business.queensu.ca/faculty_and_research/faculty-recruitment/index.php

PhD. Position
A Ph. D. position (fully funded: salary, insurance, paid tuition research fund) for 3.5 years, starting in Autumn 2013, is available at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics.
Application deadline: June 24, 2013
Formal interviews (via Skype) will be held with applicants in early July
URL: http://www.uni-lj.si/en/news.aspx?id=8523
Further information/contact: http://uni-lj.academia.edu/PeterTrkman/Young-researcher; peter.trkman@ef.uni-lj.si

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

Internet Society Funds
The Internet Society today announced funding for 11 community-based Internet projects that will enhance the Internet ecosystem in underserved communities around the world. The Community Grants are awarded twice each year to Internet Society Chapters and Members. Recipients receive up to US$10,000 to implement their projects.
The next application round opens in September.
URL:http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/grants-awards/community-grants/current-grants

IPID News digest 09/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 31st May 2013 @ 11:41pm

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

CfP: The Journal of Community Informatics
Special Issue on Community Informatics and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Abstract submission due: June 15, 2013
Full papers due: September 1, 2013
URL: http://ci-journal.net

CfP: Pacific Telecommunications Council's 2014 Conference
Honolulu, Hawaii January 19-2, 2014
Proposal submission: July 1, 2013, Full paper: September 9, 2013
Themes: http://www.xcdsystem.com/ptc2014/pdfs/PTC14_CFP%20Topics.pdf
Call: http://www.ptc.org/images/pdf/PTC14CFP_Online.pdf

ISR Special Issue on Information, Technology, and the Changing Nature of Work
Submission deadline: June 30, 2013
URL: https://www.informs.org/Pubs/ISR/Calls-for-Papers

Third International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications (SCA)
Karlsruhe, Germany, September 30 to October 2, 2013.
Deadline extended to June 15, 2013
URL: http://socialcloud.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/confs/SCA2013/

CfP: Third World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT2013)
Hanoi, Vietnam, December 15-18, 2013
Submission deadline: August 15, 2013
URL: http://www.mirlabs.org/wict13/

CfP for Technology Mediated Collaborations in Healthcare Collaboration Systems and Technologies Track
Forty-seventh Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Hilton Waikoloa, Big Island, January 6-9, 2014
Submission deadline: June 15, 2013
URL: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_47/47cfp.pdf

JAIS Special Issue CfP: The Role of Information Systems in Enabling Open Innovation
Submission of full papers: August 5, 2013
URL: http://cbe.anu.edu.au/media/2356163/jais_call_for_papers_open_innovation.pdf
 
Call for Participation: Communities and Technologies 2013
The 6th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T13)
Munich, Germany, June 29 - July 2, 2013
About the conference workshops: http://www.ct2013.cnss.de/program/workshops/

CFP: The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2013)
RMIT University, Swanston, Melbourne, December, 4-6 2013
Theme: Information Systems: Transforming the Future
Paper submission deadline July 26, 2013
URL: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=5ukac400j6id;

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

Summaries from Stockholm Internet Forum 2013
http://www.stockholminternetforum.se/summaries-2013/

Resource Website for Openness and Transparency Researchers
The TOTO project is excited to announce the Openness and Transparency Researchers Website. The purpose of the site is to support the work of researchers investigating issues related to Open Source Software, Open Content, Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, stakeholder transparency in organizations, etc.
URL: http://opennessandtransparency.net/

World Summit on the Information Society Project prizes
The prizes are awarded following global contest for outstanding achievement in implementing ICT strategies
Winners: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2013/20.aspx?goback=.gde_2383327_member_240337806#.UadEE8Vz5YZ

Broadband Infrastructure facilitates Economic Transformation through Digital Productivity
Report by Paul Budde Consultancy: http://www.budde.com.au/Events/CeBIT-2013/Reports/Broadband_Infrastructure_facilitates_Economic_Transformation_through_Digital_Productivity.pdf

Special issue on Immigrant Inclusion by E-Participation - Vol. 4, Issue 1 Published
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-politics-ijep/1147

Useful resources on citezen-engagement using ICT
URL: http://wbi.worldbank.org/wbi/event/using-innovative-approaches-enhancing-citizen-engagement-fragile-states

Presentations on ICT4D - good resources

URL: http://spidercenter.org/spider-ict4d-seminars

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD Scholarship: New Technology for Personal Safety After Dark
The Urban Informatics Research Lab at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, is offering a 3-year full-time PhD stipend to a highly motivated student to work with Dr Christine Satchell, the holder of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award on the project “Personal Safety in the City: Design Solutions for After Dark.”
Send an email briefly outlining your previous research experience together with a current CV to christine.satchell@qut.edu.au
Expressions of Interest due 10 June 2013
Project related publications: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/40269/
General information: http://www.qut.edu.au/study/courses/doctor-of-philosophy-creative-industries

Post-doctoral position at Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria
The Post-Doctoral is a one year position and the candidate can be involved in any of the research focus areas in the Department i.e., IT Management, IS and Education, ICT4D and IS modelling and design.
Details on focus areas: http://web.up.ac.za/sitefiles/file/44/1066/2018/research/Research%20areas.pdf
Apply before 31 July 2013
For inquiries: Prof Alta van der Merwe (alta@up.ac.za)

Doctoral studentships on:
1. Measuring and Monitoring Benefits Realized from IT-Enabled Change
2. Lean in Public Services: Capturing the Benefits
Deadline: June 21, 2013
How to Apply: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/news/press-releases/2013/2013-5-9.html

Internship Opportunity at CTA - Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development
Deadline for application: June 15, 2013
URL: http://www.web2fordev.net/component/content/article/1-latest-news/228-ict4d-web2-internship-2013

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

PTC's annual research paper prizes
O.S. Braunstein Student Prize Award for the best student authored paper, valued at over $2000
Deadline: 26 August 2013
URL: http://www.ptc.org/ptc14/images/pdf/OSBraunsteinAward.pdf

Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award for best overall paper submission, valued at over $2500
Deadline: 13 September 2013
URL: http://www.ptc.org/ptc14/images/pdf/MeherooJussawallaAward.pdf
URL: http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/issue/view/47

 

IPID News digest 08/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 15th May 2013 @ 7:40pm

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

HCist 2013  - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies

Lisbon, Portugal, 2013, 23-25 October
Submission deadline Extended: May 25, 2013 (new deadline)
Url: http://hcist.eiswatch.org/

CfP: Special Issue of Journal of Global Information Technology Management (JGITM)
Theme: Information Systems in the Visegrád Group of countries (Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland and Slovakia)
Two-page proposal by authors (optional): May 31, 2013
Full paper submission deadline:  September 30, 2013
Url: http://www.uncg.edu/bae/jgitm/CFP-Visegrad.pdf

CfP: Information Systems Management (ISM)
Special Issue on Social Innovation in the Public Sector
Submission deadline for full papers: September 11, 2013
For inquiries contact Vishanth Weerakkody at: vishanth.weerakkody@brunel.ac.uk
Latest from ISM: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/uism20/current#.UZOmIsVz5YZ

Call for participation: 1st Workshop onInformation Technology and Management in Emerging Economies (IT&MEE) at the 11th International Conference in Economics and Management (ICEM)
Havana, Cuba, September 27-28 2013
Submission deadline: July 7, 2013
Url: https://www2.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/finwi/cms/index.php?id=167

CfP: Identity, identification and eID in a public e-service context
Special issue of the Journal of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy
Submission deadline: 30 September 2013
Url: http://ww2.emeraldinsight.com/srm/Publishing/CFP_TGPPP_eID.pdf

Second International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies
Wroclaw, Poland, September 16-17, 2013
Conference Theme: Economic, Social, and Psychological Aspects of ICT Implementation
Paper/panel proposal submission deadline:  May 28, 2013  
Url: http://www.ictm2013.edukacja.wroc.pl/

CfP: E-Government Open data and Cloud Services minitrack
Submission of full manuscripts: June 14, 2013
Big Island, Hawaii, January 6-9, 2014
The minitrack is hosted under the 47th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) and it focuses on Open data, Interoperability and Cloud services in the Public Sector.
Url: http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss47/Welcome.html

CfP: Cloud and Green Computing (CGC) 2013
Karlsruhe, Germany, September 30th- October 2nd, 3013
Extended deadline: June 15, 2013
Url: http://socialcloud.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/confs/CGC2013/

Call for Participation Pre-ECIS 2013 Workshop on E-Government 2.0 : Case studies and experience reports
The workshop will be held in conjunction with the European Conference on Information Systems 2013
June 4, 2013, prior to ECIS at Utrecht, Netherlands
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/ecis2013nl/

Call for Papers: Innovation through Open Data
Special issue of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research
Full paper submission deadline: August 1, 2013
Url: http://www.jtaer.com/documentos/CFP_innovation_through_open_data.pdf

ICT enabling rural financial services and micro-insurance for smallholders
Join the online discussion with subject matter experts to identify innovative practices that use ICT to enable rural financial services and micro-insurance; and, learn about ICT-related challenges and what is being done to address related issues. The discussion will begin 20th till 31 May 2013
Url: www.e-agriculture.org

Academic Mindtrek Conference 2013: Making Sense of Converging Media
Tampere, Finland, 1-4 October, 2013
Call deadline for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Demonstration, Workshops, Tutorials hase been extended.
New deadline: June 2, 2013
Url:http://www.academicmindtrek.org/

Studies/ICT4D cases/Resources/Mobile news/PhD Colloquium
  
Papers on ICT4D and Inclusive Innovation
“There seems to be increasing interest in understanding ICT4D from an innovation perspective, as innovation rises up the development agenda”, Richard Heeks. Some of the latest papers in the area include:
Analyzing Policy for Inclusive Innovation: The Mobile Sector and Base-of-the-Pyramid Markets in Kenya: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2157930X.2013.764628

Conceptualizing Inclusive Innovation: Modifying Systems of Innovation Frameworks to Understand Diffusion of New Technology to Low-Income Consumers: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejdr/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ejdr20137a.html

If there is any IPID member working in this research area, we would like you to share your work with the network. You can write to info@ipid.se and also copy to Prof. Heeks (who is interested in the topic) at richard.heeks@manchester.ac.uk

New book on ICTs and development
Maitrayee Mukerji’s “ ICTs and Development: A Study of Telecentres in Rural India” has been recently published by Palgrave Macmillan, UK. Details about the book can be found here: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=575433

JoCI Special: CI and the Co-Creation of Innovation
The Journal of Community Informatics has published its new issue (Vol. 9, No. 3) which addresses interesting topics.
URL: http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/issue/view/47

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD Scholarship in Information Systems
The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a PhD scholarship in Information Systems. The scholarship is placed at the Department of Applied IT (Division of Informatics), a joint department of Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Closing date: 28th May 2013
Url: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=0&disableRedirect=true&id=19144&Dnr=542602&Type=EUnivesity 

Academic Positions Available at Informatics Department, University of Pretoria
Pretoria South Africa invites application for teaching positions.
Requirements: Master’s degree in Informatics / Business Information Systems / Information Technology, teaching and research experience
Application deadline: May 27, 2013
For more information: http://www.up.ac.za/psp/career/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Instructor for Integrated Information Technology Program
The Integrated Information Technology Program at the University of South Carolina invites applications for the position of instructor.  This is a nine-month, non-tenure track, renewable appointment with the possibility of summer teaching as needed.  The appointment begins August 16, 2013.
URL: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1368628612232

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships 

Some of the ICT4D organizations that often offer grants
http://www.personal.psu.edu/blm5350/blogs/ict4d_psu/ict4d-grants.html

IPID News digest 07/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 2nd May 2013 @ 6:30pm

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

CfP: IPID 8th International Annual Symposium, 9-10 December, 2013
In collaboration with University of Cape Town, the symposium is expected to provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present their work to a diverse audience
URL: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/420051
Deadline for submission of abstract (250-500 words): 4 May 2013 (submit to ena@du.se)
Notification of acceptance for Abstract :12 May 2013
Deadline for full paper submission: 6 August 2013
Notification of acceptance: 23 August 2013

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Demonstration, Workshops, Tutorials
Academic Mindtrek Conference 2013: Making Sense of Converging Media?
Tampere, Finland, 1-4 October, 2013
URL: http://www.academicmindtrek.org/

CfP:  Workshop organinized in conjuction 26th Blend eConference
1st Workshop on Defining a European Research Agenda on Management Information Systems in eMedia Industries - Information Management & Systems in Media, Entertainment, Art, Education, Entertainment, and Culture Industries. Deadlines:
12th May 2013: Position papers
20th May 2013: final papers
Contact: lartur@acm.org, URL: www.tut.fi/emmi
26th Blend eConference URL:http://bledconference.org/index.php/eConference/2013/schedConf/cfp

CfP: Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
Special Issue on Technology for Higher Education, Adult Learning and Human Performance
Submission deadline: 15th June 2013
URL: http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/announcement

CfP: ICTM 2013
Second International Conference on ICT Management for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Emerging Economies
Wroclaw, Poland, 16-17 September, 2013
Submission deadline: 7th May, 2013
URL: http://www.ictm2013.edukacja.wroc.pl/

ECSCW 2013: Call for Workshop submissions and Master Class applications
The 13th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2013)
Paphos, Cyprus, 21-25 September, 2013.
Workshops submission deadline: 28the June, 2013
URL: https://ecscw2013.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php?p=Workshops

CfP: International Health Informatics Conference (IHIC 2013)
Beijing, China, 3-4 August, 2013      
Submission deadline: 15 th May, 2013
URL: http://www.ihic2013.org

CfP: International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions - ICTer 2013
Colombo, 11-15 December, 2013
Round two submission deadline: 15th June, 2013
URL: http://icter.org/conference/

CfP: International Conference on Information Technology Infrastructure 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29-30 October, 2013
Deadlin: 30th May, 2013
URL: http://itinfra2013.iukl.edu.my/

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

New Issue (2013): Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 7 Issue 1
URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1750-6166&PHPSESSID=a2t4u86d8n6ade9bth4ptj95f3

New Book: "Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices"
The book is a recent publication by John Wiley and IEEE Computer Society.
URL:http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119970059,descCd-description.html

Online course on covering development for African journalists
African journalists are invited to participate in a six-week online course offered by International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The course will run from May 20th 2013, to June 28th, 2013
Application deadline: 6th May, 2013
URL: http://icfjanywhere.org/courses/417

Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?
URL: http://www.ictworks.org/2013/04/10/guess-which-country-is-2nd-for-mobile-money-in-africa-it-will-surprise-you/

ICT4D workshop on scientific writing and publishing
Presentations from IPID’s previous workshop which was held on 29th April 2013 are available online.
The publishing game: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/740682/The+publishing+game.pdf
Getting published: http://files.groupspaces.com/ipid/files/740681/GetPublished.pdf

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD scholarship in Information Systems / BPM available at QUT Brisbane
The scholarship at the School of Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology is part of the ARC project "Designing Process Models for Decision-Making".  Applicants are required to submit a letter of application for the scholarship to Associate Professor Jan Recker j.recker@qut.edu.au
Deadline: 1 June 2013
Project URL: http://www.janrecker.com/process-design-for-decision-making/

PhD proposal on cloud and accountability
This postdoc position is part of the EU project A4Cloud and the successful candidate will be part of the ASCOLA research team.
ASCOLA URL: http://www.emn.fr/z-info/ascola
Accountability for the Cloud project URL: http://www.a4cloud.eu
Contact for details: Jean-Claude Royer (Jean-Claude.Royer@mines-nantes.fr)

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

SIM 2013 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 2013 Paper Competition Committee invites you to submit an abstract describing this initiative
Deadline: Friday, 24th May, 2013
URL: http://www.simnet.org/?page=PA_Competition

Live stream for tomorrow's workshop

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 28th April 2013 @ 7:32pm

Dear IPID members,
We have planned to
live stream tomorrow's workshop on 'Scientific Writing and Publishing'. You are welcome to participate online from 13:15 – 16:00 Swedish time.
 
Use the link below:
Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/scientific-writing-and-publications

If you experience connection problems notify me at: ena@du.se


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