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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

IPID News digest 06/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Tuesday, 16th April 2013 @ 10:21pm

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

CfP: IPID 8th International Annual Symposium 2013
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 9-10 December, 2013
In collaboration with University of Cape Town, IPID's 8th the symposium will provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present their work to a diverse ICT4D audience
Impotant Dates:
4 May 2013 (Deadline for submission of abstract to ena@du.se)
12 May 2013 (Notification of acceptance for Abstract)
16 August 2013 (Deadline for full paper submission to ena@du.se)
23 August 2013 (Notification of acceptance)
Other information can be found here: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/item/420051

Cfp: ICT4LL 2013 - International Conference on ICT for Language Learning
Florence, Italy, 14 – 15 November 2013
Deadlines: 24 June 2013 (submitting abstracts), 9 September 2013 (final submission of papers)
URL: http://conference.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2013/index.php

CfP:  IADIS International Coference on ICT, Society & Human beings
Prague, Czech Republic, 24 - 26 July, 2013
Submission deadline (2nd call): 1 May 2013
URL: http://www.ict-conf.org/

Extended CfP:  7th IDIA Conference
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 1-3 November, 2013
Submission for abstracts for proposed papers in the area of developing Informatics / ICT4D are invited.
Deadline: 20 April, 2013
URL: http://www.developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2013/index.html

Call for Doctoral Consortium Submissions

EC-TEL 2013: Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning with the "Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact".
Paphos, Cyprus, 17-21 September 2013
Deadline: 31 May, 2013
URL: http://ec-tel.eu/

CfP: SAME 2013 at C&T 2013
Information Management and Systems Supporting Sustainable Communities with Smart Media and Automated Systems
Munich, Germany, 29 June - 02 July, 2013
Submission deadline: 6th May 2013 (Extended)
URL: http://www.tut.fi/emmi/WWW/SAME2013

MOBILE4D – Global Coordination, Partnership Building and Knowledge Sharing to Leverage Social Development
Geneva, Thursday 16th of May, 2013
The WSIS Forum 2013 will be hosted by ITU, and will take place at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Direct contact for inquiries: klaus.stoll@gkpfoundation.org
URL: http://gkpfoundation.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

CfP: International Conference on ICT for Smart Society (ICISS 2013)
Millennium Hotel Sirih, Jakarta, Indones, 13 - 14 June, 2013
Submission deadline: 25 April, 2013
URL: http://stei.itb.ac.id/iciss2013/
 

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

How not to write a PhD thesis
Tara Brabazon - a professor of media studies at University of Brighton describes DOs and DONT's for a Phd candidate when writing a thesis. This article applies to all academics writings though.
URL: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/how-not-to-write-a-phd-thesis/410208.article

Webinars: Unpacking Gender and Mobile Learning Global Experiences
The webinar celebrates and supports the Girls in ICT Day and will provide an overview of the gender and mobile learning landscape with perspectives from around the globe. The aim is to help participants understand how gender and mobile learning intertwine.
Date and TIme: 22 April 2013 14:00 GMT (3pm BST)
URL: http://fm.ea-tel.eu/fm/2a3f2c-32911

New study on learning how to read by writing
The study looks at improving literacy skills through learning reading by writing and tests the iWTR method.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131513000857

ICT4Ag - The digital springboard for inclusive agriculture
Join the ICT experts from around the globe in Kigali, Rwanda to discover new innovations, share exciting experiences and learn about cutting-edge technologies for agriculture.
Dates: 4-8 November, 2013
URL: http://www.ict4a.org/

The Revolution 2.0 Index: Where Will The Next “Arab Spring” Occur?
Using measures of net freedom, democratic rights and ICT access, the article tries to identify countries where ICT-enabled mass protest is more or less likely to occur.
URL: http://ict4dblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/the-revolution-2-0-index-where-will-the-next-arab-spring-occur/

Stockholm Internet Forum Workshop: Internet Freedom for Global Development
Date: 22 May 2013, 9:30 to 23 May 2013, 16:30
Place: Münchenbryggeriet (The Brewery) at Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
URL: http://www.stockholminternetforum.se/
 

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Call for Experts: Web Index 2013
Global Integrity is embarking on a partnership with the World Wide Web Foundation to prepare the 2013 Web Index. Researchers and reviewers are need for the task.
URL: http://www.globalintegrity.org/blog/web-index-hiring

Doctoral Student Positions in IT Management at Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a number of vacant PhD scholarships within the field of Information Technology Management.
Application Closing Date: 16 May 2013
Contact: PhD-Coordinator Michel Avital (avital@cbs.dk); Vacancy advert URL.

Posting:  Post Doc at McGill University
McGill university is seeking candidates for a fully funded post doctorate position starting Fall 2013
Applicants should send a CV, copy of a paper that represents the candidate's research, a letter of intent and names of two references
Send the information to: Alain Pinsonneault at alain.pinsonneault@mcgill.ca
URL: http://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

Spider Research Grants
Spider offer grants for research related to ongoing Spider-supported ICT4D projects in education and health in 2013-2014. The research should be undertaken by researchers based in Sweden together with researchers in the project country.
Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest: 24 April 2013
Full application deadline (in case the Expression of Interest is accepted):  12 May 2013
More details: http://www.spidercenter.org/research/research-grants

The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World
The Awards recognize the research excellence of women scientists working and living in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Deadline for receiving nominations for the 2014 awards is 15 September 2013.
URL: http://owsdw.ictp.it/activities/the-elsevier-foundation-awards-for-early-career-women-scientists-in-the-developing-world

Science fellowship programme for PhD candidates from developing countries
The CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students from developing countries with the opportunity to pursue PhDs at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). The fellowship covers more than 130 students per year.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2013.
URL: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/science_fellowship_programme_for_phd_candidates_from_developing_countries_now_open_for_applications/

Online voting for the 1st Global Telecentre Awards is now open
Support your favorite entries in the 1st Global Telecentre Awards. Online voting is now open in Telecentre.org Foundation’s online community sites
Voting period: Until May 15, 11:59pm GMT.
URL: http://community.telecentre.org/profiles/blogs/online-voting-for-the-1st-global-telecentre-awards-is-now-open

IPID 8th International Annual Symposium 2013

  • Monday, 9th December 2013 at 8am - 6pm Tuesday, 10th December
    Location: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

    The 8th Annual Symposium of the International Network for Postgraduate…

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IPID 8th Annual Symposium 2013

  • Monday, 9th September 2013 at TBD
    Location: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

    The symposium is expected to provide postgraduate researchers with the…

IPID News digest 05/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Sunday, 31st March 2013 @ 11:56pm

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

Workshop on scientific writing and publishing in ICT4D
IPID invites  you all to an interactive half-day workshop on ’Scientific Writing and Publishing’ to be held at Örebro University, Sweden
Date and time: April 29, 2013 at 13:15 – 16:00
Download the invitation for details. The venue will be communicated soon.

CfP: The 1st International Virtual Conference (SCIECONF 2013)
Slovakia, Zilina, June 10 - 14, 2013
The main objective of SCIECONF 2013 is to bring together researchers from all scientific fields with the aim of encouraging the exchange of ideas and experience between themselves.
Submission deadline: May 4, 2013
URL: http://www.scieconf.com/

CfP: Journal of Information Technology
Theme: ‘Strategic IT Alignment: Twenty Five Years On’
Submission deadline: January 31, 2014
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jit/jit_cfp_strategic_alignment.pdf

The 2013 International Conference on Advanced ICT for Education (ICAICTE2013)
Hainan, China, September 20 - 22, 2013
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2013
URL: http://www.icaicte2013.org/

CfP: Journal of Simulation Special Issue on Simulation for Sustainable Healthcare
Submission deadline: July 1, 2013
URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jos/jos_cfp_sush.pdf

6th International Conference on ICT in Agriculture, Food and Environment    
Corfu Island, Greece, September 19 - 22, 2013
Submission deadline: April 29, 2013 (Extended)
URL: http://2013.haicta.gr/

International Conference on Information Technology Infrastructure 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 29 - 30, 2013
Submission deadline: May 15, 2013
URL: http://itinfra2013.iukl.edu.my/

6th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL)
Zaragoza, Spain, 23 - 25, October, 2013
Submission deadline: May 31, 2013
URL: http://www.ecitl.eu/news.php

Call for Contributions to the 8th EFQUEL Innovation Forum
The European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning invites contributions in the form of presentations, interactive sessions or posters in the themes indicated in the call.
Submission deadline: April 30, 2013
URL: http://eif.efquel.org/call-for-papers/

Pre-ECIS Workshop
Building up or Piling Up? The Literature Review in Information Systems research
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Workshop date: June 5, 2013, 1:00 – 5:30
Deadline for submission of 2-page abstracts: April 16, 2013
URL: http://lris-pre-ecis-2013.sim.vuw.ac.nz/


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

Spider Policy Brief: A Swedish Post 2015 ICT4D Agenda
Find out more about the new policy brief for the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions that targets digital inclusion.
URL: http://www.spidercenter.org/newsroom/news/spider-policy-brief-swedish-post-2015-ict4d-agenda
 
Latest on M4D from M4D Blog and M4D Intelligence
Most presented topics include: Mobile money, Mobile health, Mobile agriculture and, the latest insights, case studies: https://mobiledevelopmentintelligence.com/insight#Latest_Insights


Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Mwalimu Nyerere AU Scholarship
The commission of the African Union offers a special call for scholarship applications for female to study Masters Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education Science (STEME).
Application closing date: April 30, 2013
For detail:  http://womenict.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mwalimu-nyerere-african-union.html?spref=tw

IFITT-ENTER2014 ICT4D Scholarship
The International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism is offering ICT4D scholarships to young talented students from developing/emerging countries. Proposals/applications should be connected with a Master or PhD thesis, having a clear orientation to electronic tourism and local development.
Submission deadline: September 1, 2013
URL: http://ifitt.org/home/view/ict4d_scholarship

Social Innovation in a Digital Context scholarships
Social Innovation in a Digital Context (SIDC) is a one year academic scholarship programme for social and digital innovators from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. The program is carried out by Lund University on behalf of the Swedish Institute. This opportunity is available for Syrians.
Deadline for receiving applications: April 5, 2013
URL: http://www.luii.lu.se/education/sidc2013/

Google is seeks Student Ambassadors
Be the ambassador or tell a friend! Google is inviting students from universities across Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to be part the Google Student Ambassador programme. GSAs are improving collaboration and communication among students and faculty by conducting trainings on tools such as Google Apps for Education, Google+ for Education and YouTube for School.
Application: Before April 11, 2013
URL: Apply

Careers at GSM Association
Browse through GSM world and Mobile Development Intelligence (MDI) jobs that are always posted here: https://infocentre.gsm.org/cgi-bin/jb_list_jobs.cgi?dept=All%20Jobs


Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

Grants at Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy
The grants are awarded for various research projects. Apply by April 18th, 2013.
Information about the projects: http://ict.unitn.it/application/project_specific_grants
How to apply: http://ict.unitn.it/application/ict_doctoral_school

ICT for Social Innovation and Social Inclusion
The Information Society (IS) Unit has vacancies for a post-doctoral researcher to work in areas of "Socio-economic Analysis of ICT for Learning and Inclusion" and "ICT for Learning, Skills and Open Education Resources".
Application deadlines: April 14, 2013
URL for the 1st position: http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=G&id=1964
URL for the 2nd position: http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=G&id=1982

Workshop on scientific writing & publishing in ICT4D

  • Monday, 29th April 2013 at 1:15pm - 4pm
    Location: Örebro University

    This workshop serves to educate scholars in ICT4D on contemporary issues in regards to writing…

    • 2 people attended

Invitation to scientific writing and publications Workshop

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Monday, 25th March 2013 @ 2:41pm

Dear IPID members,

We are pleased to invite you to attend an interactive half-day workshop on ’Scientific Writing and Publishing’ to be held at Örebro University, Sweden on the 29th April, 2013 at 13:15 – 16:00.

There is quite a significant number of research papers on ICT4D but not all of them are rich in scientific rigor and relevance. Furthermore, researchers spend time and efforts finding the right publication venues and struggle getting their scholarly work published. This workshop therefore serves to educate scholars in ICT4D on contemporary issues in regards to writing scientific papers and publications.

The workshop speakers will be:

Dr. Åke Grönlund, Professor in Informatics at Örebro University, Chair of AIS Special Interest Group on Electronic Government (SIGeGov) and Chair of Swedish Academy of Information Systems

Dr. Annika Andersson, Assistant Professor and Program Manager, Informatics master program at Örebro University and   Member of Editorial board, Journal of Information Technology for Development (ITD)  

To register your interest or inquire about the seminar, please send an e-mail to Edgar Napoleon A. <ena@du.se> by the latest the 22nd April 2013.

There is no registration or attendance fee. IPID will only sponsor IPID-members that are affiliated to a SPIDER-affiliated Swedish University. We will sponsor 15 participants with up to 600 SEK for travel related expenses.

Please note that at the end of the workshop, all participants will be given a ‘Certificate of attendance’.

Looking forward to your registration and to welcome you at Örebro University!

Download the invitation! More details about the seminar will be published.

- Edgar Napoleon A.
IPID Coordinator 

IPID News digest 04/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 15th March 2013 @ 7:32pm

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

CfP: Identity, identification and eID in a public e-service context
Submissions of manuscripts are invited for pecial 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

CfP (special): International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)
Special Issue On: E-Deliberation, Political Institutions, Online Political Networks and Public Engagement
Submission deadline: 5/1/2013
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-politics-ijep/1147

CfP for ICTD2013: Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
Cape Town, South Africa, December 7-10, 2013
Submission deadline: May 1, 2013
URL: http://www.ictd2013.info/

Call for book chapters: Mobile Development - Perspectives from Africa
Editors: Prof. Knud Skouby, Prof. Anders Henten, Dr. Peter Tobbin, Idongesit Williams
Proposals submission deadline: April 1, 2013
Full Chapters Due: August 1, 2013
For any inquiries and submissions contact Idongesit Williams (idong@cmi.aau.dk) and Peter Ebo Tobbin (Tobbin@cmi.aau.dk)

CfP: HCist'2013
International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies calls for papers on leveraging health and social care through people, processes and information systems.
Lisbon, Portugal, October 23-25 , 2013
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2013
URL: http://hcist.eiswatch.org/index.php?p=call

Cfp: International Conference on Rural ICT Development (RICTD)
Melaka, Malaysia, June 25-27, 2013
Paper submission deadline: March 21, 2013
URL: http://www.rictd.uum.edu.my/index.php/call-for-paper

We have a situation! workshop 2013
“We have a sitituation” is a project worth to follow. The project aims to use networked performance techniques and technologies to address current cross-cultural European issues, inspiring discussions that imagine creative solutions to each specific situation. The upcoming workshop “London Situation” will forcus on e-waste management.
Date: March 19-22, 2013
URL:http://www.wehaveasituation.net/?page_id=243

EDULEARN13: The 5th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Barcelona, Spain, July 1-3, 2013.
Abstract submission deadline: March  27, 2013
Final paper submission deadline: May 16, 2013
URL: http://iated.org/edulearn13/online_submission

CfP: Academic MINDTREK Conference 2013 - “Making Sense of Converging Media”
Authors are invited to submit papers, extended abstracts, posters, demonstrations, etc on different tracks such as social media & ICT & E-Government.
Tampere, Finland, October 1-4, 2013
Submission deadline: May 10, 2013
URL: http://www.academicmindtrek.org/


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

The School of Open launched!

The school strives to promote universal access to and participation in research, education, and culture through openness. Free online course on copyright, CC licenses, Wikipedia, open science, open culture, open video formats, and more can be take by anyone. Find more about the courses at: http://schoolofopen.org/. Read about the launch at http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/37179.

Internship at UN: Science and Technology
An intern in area of ICT4D is needed at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN – ESCWA) in Beirut
Application closing date: Sunday, 31 March 2013
Read more about Vaccancy details

How ICT can help small-scale farmers
“...I wonder how it works, if it does indeed work I think it’s changing the lives of small-scale farmers in a big way...” Read more about this short e-agriculture article on how ICT is benefitial to farmers.

Institutional and CA theories in ICT4D

Capability Approach is gaining popularity in ICT4D research. The recent article "A Framework Using Institutional Analysis and the Capability Approach in ICT4D" discusses CA together with the institutional theory. Read/download the article.

Brookings Blum Roundtable Report
The report “Clicks into Bricks, Technology into Transformation, and the Fight Against Poverty” shows how the role of technology and innovation in global development can be promoted. Download or read the report.


Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

The 2013 Development Leaders Scholarship: ICT4D or M&IS
The scholorship is woth £15,200 and is available for developing country applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D programme and is also tenable on the MSc Management and Information Systems programme
Applicants apply first for the programme. Application deadline is Friday 28th June 2013.
URL: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/taught/funding/

ARC PhD Scholarships
The National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) in the Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems (RSABIS), Australian National University College of Business and Economics is offering PhD Scholarships in Information Systems Programme Management.
Deadline for applications: Friday 5th April 2013
URL: http://cbe.anu.edu.au/college/schools-centres/ncisr/scholarships/

Program Officer at The Asia Foundation's ICT4D
The Asia Foundation's ICT4D is seeking an a Program Officer experienced in ICT4D for their San Francisco office’s Digital Media and Technology Programs unit.
Deadline for application: April 1, 2013. 
URL: http://www.asiafoundation.org/about/employment/
 

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Award for libraries that empower women and girls through ICT

EIFL's Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is inviting applications for a new award for public and community libraries that empower women and girls through information and communication technology (ICT). The call is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries . The prize includes US$1,500 and the opportunity to publicize your service widely.
Deadline for submitting applications: May 8 2013
URL: http://www.eifl.net/eifl-plip-innovation-awards

IPID News digest 03/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Thursday, 28th February 2013 @ 10:34pm

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

CfP: International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa-IJICTRDA
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief Blessing Maumbe
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on ICT for Agricultural Development
The objective of the Book: To provide most complete and reliable source of information on recent advancements in the field of ICT in agriculture and rural development.
Proposal submission deadline: March 30, 2013
Full chapters due: June 30, 2013
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/907

CfP for Ethics and Responsibility in Information and Communication Technologies
The UK EPSRC funded project on a “Framework for Responsible Research and
Innovation in ICT”
invites submissions of case studies and other short documents (less than 2000 words) that share experience of ethics and responsibility in ICT. All submissions will undergo peer review. The best 25 entries will receive a prize of £500 each.
Submission deadline: 19 April 2014
URL: http://figureground.ca/2013/02/22/cfp-ethics-and-responsibility-in-information-and-communication-technologies-epsrc/

CfP: Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations for the 12th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2013)
Sophia Antipolis, France, 30th-31st October 2013
Abstract submission deadline:10th April 2013
Full paper due for review: 29th May 2013
URL: http://academic-conferences.org/ecel/ecel2013/ecel13-call-papers.htm

CfP for IDIA 2013: 7th International Development Informatics association Conference
Bangkok, Thailand, 1st-3rd November 2013
Theme: Public and private access to ICTs in developing regions
Abstract submission: 1 April 2013,
Full papers:1st May 2013
URL: http://www.developmentinformatics.org/conferences/2013/index.html#Call

CfP: HICSS-47 - Huwai International Conference on Systems Sciences
Hilton Waikoloa, Big Island, 6th-9th January, 2014
Full Submission of manuscripts for review: 5th June
Final paper submission: 15th September
URL: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_47/47cfp.pdf

CfP: One day symposium on Communities in the Digital Age
North Holmes Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, 12th June 2013
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th March, 2013. Send 250 word abstracts to Agnes Gulyas
URL: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/events/event-details.asp?eventId=3760

CRS’ 5th ICT4D Conference: Fifth conference on information and communications technologies for development (ICT4D)
Theme: Mobile Services that Empower Vulnerable Communities
Dates: March 19th–21st, 2013
Apply to Be a Presenter: http://www.crsprogramquality.org/ict4d-2013-apply-to-present/
More information: http://www.crsprogramquality.org/ict4d-2013/#sthash.Z94ezk9s.dpuf

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

Spider ICT4D Seminar
Theme: Critical Studies of Mobile for Development
Date: 5 March 2013, 16:00
Presenter: Jakob Svensson, Karlstad University
URL: http://www.spidercenter.org/newsroom/event/spider-ict4d-seminar-critical-studies-mobile-development#sthash.cLMdmJq9.dpuf

Global Information Society Watch 2012 Report
The internet and corruption - Transperancy and accountability online
URL: http://giswatch.org/sites/default/files/GISWatch12_web.pdf

ICT4D Episodes on BBC
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2

Mobile Economy Report 2013
URL: http://www.gsmamobileeconomy.com/GSMA%20Mobile%20Economy%202013.pdf

Race and ICT4D: Exploring the relationship between technology, development and race
Race and/as Technology; or, How to Do Things to Race - what degree are race and technology intertwined?
URL: http://cameraobscura.dukejournals.org/content/24/1_70/7.full.pdf

Book on Evaluating Communication for Development
Lennie, J & Tacchi, J. (2012). Evaluating Communication for Development: A Framework for Social Change. Routledge
URL: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780415522595/

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Research Officer, BBC Media Action
Deadline 3rd march, 2013.
URL: http://careers.bbc.co.uk/fe/tpl_bbc01.asp?s=vNwYvBGdQoFRwTtFol&jobid=41832,2383025436&key=57219646&c=762152129856&pagestamp=sekzpbrqjyjptbqncd

Several PhD position including ICT positions at Aalborg University
Deadline: 01/04/2013
URL: http://www.vacancies.aau.dk/show-vacancy/?vacancy=562159

PhD Studentship 2013 at CCSR
Only available to suitably qualified UK or EU students at Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester
Theme: Responsible Research and Innovation
Closing date: 15th March 2013
URL: http://responsible-innovation.org.uk/frriict/phd-studentship-2013-responsible-research-and-innovation/

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Scholarship 2013/2014
The Scholarship is open to students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of development.
The application deadline is May 1st, 2013
URL: http://scholarship.ofid.info/DesktopDefault.aspx

Mobile on the move
This Mobile learning publication is a showcase of IICD's mobile projects in economic development, education and health in Africa and Latin America and some of the lessons learned.
URL: http://www.iicd.org/about/publications/mobile-on-the-move-mobile-learning-publication/Mobile%20on%20the%20move%20-%20IICD%20mobile%20publication%20Feb%202013.pdf

ICT Coordinator Jobs vacancies at Plan International in Kenya
Application deadline: 11th may 2013
The Job advert URL: http://www.kenyan2013.com/2012/05/10/ict-coordinator-jobs-vacancies-at-plan-international-in-kenya-may-2013/#sthash.KxbhGdNk.dpuf
About plan-international: http://plan-international.org/

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition
The imagine cup is the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world. If you have a great idea for a new app, bring it to life through Imagine Cup.
URL: http://www.imaginecup.com/#?fbid=JvuEEkLSnpv

Global Supplementary Grant
The Open Society Foundations offers supplementary grants to students from selected countries. The program enables qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline for North America award is April 1st, 2013, and Europe: May 21st, 2013
URL: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/global-supplementary-grant

IPID News digest 02/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Friday, 15th February 2013 @ 8:50pm

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

2013 Australasian Conference on Information Systems
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December, 2013
Paper submission deadline: 26th July 2013
Link: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=5ukac400j6id;

Call for articles: The International Journal of Communication and Health
Deadline for submissions: 1 July 2013.
URL: http://communicationandhealth.ro/call-for-papers/

RIS workshop & SCIS Conference
The IRIS 2013: 36th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia and the 4th SCIS: The fourth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems will both be held on 11th - 14th August 2013.
IRIS submission deadline: April 1st 2013
Events URL: http://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/research/news-and-events/events/conferences-and-seminars/iris2013/

CFP: Special issue of ITD on ICT and Development in Africa
Deadline for submission: Extended to March 1, 2013
URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/titdcfp2.pdf

DICTAP2013: The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications
University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, 8-10 July, 2013
Paper submission deadline: May 10, 2013
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/dictap2013/important-dates/

The 17th IEEE International EDOC Conference
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 9-13 September, 2013
Paper abstract submission (optional): March 22, 2013
Full paper submission due: March 29, 2013
URL: http://planet-sl.org/edoc2013/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=214&Itemid=760&lang=en

ICT4ER 2013 Workshop: “Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda”
National University of Ireland Galway, 20 - 21 June, 2013
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2013
URL: http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=205

ECIS 2014: 22nd European Conference on Information Systems

Tel Aviv, 9-11 June, 2014
Theme: Digital Work, Digital Life
URL: http://www.ecis2014.eu/

Discussion forum on e-agriculture: 2013 CTA ICT OBSERVATORY “Strengthening e-Agriculture Strategies in ACP Countries”
Participation starts: 25 February – 08 March 2013 URL: http://www.e-agriculture.org/forums/discussions/forum-2013-cta-ict-observatory-%E2%80%9Cstrengthening-e-agriculture-strategies-acp-countr

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

Where are WEee in Africa?
Electronic waste is becoming a hazard to the environment especially in developing regions. Read more about the findings of the Basel convention: http://www.basel.int/Portals/4/download.aspx?d=UNEP-CHW-EWASTE-PUB-WeeAfricaReport.English.pdf

Gender and Mobiles
Keep posted on how gender, mobiles and mobile learning are intertwine; From Zelezny-Green's newly introduced bi-monthly newsletters.
URL: http://rondazg.com/announcing-the-bi-monthly-gender-and-mobiles-newsletter/

News from IJEDICT
Interesting ICT weekly news articles from International Journal of Education and Development using ICT.
URL: http://paper.li/f-1325685118

Will mobile devices outnumber people by the end of the year 2013?
For statistics refer to recent Cisco's  Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017. URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns827/white_paper_c11-520862.html 

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

Oxfarm needs Digital Vision International Lead
Closing date for applications: 1 March 2013
URL: http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp?newms=jj&id=40071

International Scholarship Programme by Aga Khan Foundation
The 2013-2014 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now open. Application forms can be obtained from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in your country of current residence.
Application deadline: March 31
URL: http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

Doctoral Research Scholarships from Al Qasimi Foundation (UAE Students only)
These doctoral research grants serve to encourage scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research toward informing policy making.
Application deadline: March 1, 2013.
URL: http://www.alqasimifoundation.com/en/WhatWeDo/Research/DoctoralResearchGrants.aspx

Internship Programme at UN APCICT-ESCAP
APCICT is offering a 3-6 month internship to graduate and postgraduate students. The Internship Programme aims to enhance students’ knowledge on the application of information and communications technology (ICT) in socio-economic development.
URL: http://www.unapcict.org/aboutus/careers-and-recruitment/internship


Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

Digital Agenda for Europe
Call for proposals 2013: Safer Internet Programme
The call for proposals is open until 14th May 2013
URL: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/safer-internet-programme-call-proposals-2013

Take a photo and win a tablet PC!
The eLearning Africa Photo Competition 2013 is currently running! under the theme of "Tradition and ICT innovation: a couple with potential", photographers are encouraged to send in their photos depicting how ICT is enhancing the way individuals and communities in Africa live, learn, cooperate and connect.
Photo submissions deadline: 3 April 2013
URL: http://www.elearning-africa.com/photo_competition_home.php

IPID News digest 01/2013

E-mail sent by Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Wednesday, 30th January 2013 @ 11:51am

IPID (partly) sponsored event    

CfP for  IFIP WG 9.4 Conference 2013 (PhD Track)

Theme : Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Ocho Rios Jamaica, 19-22 May, 2013
Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2013
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/53-jamaica-conference/135-phd-track
IPID is glad to sponsor registration fees worth SEK2000 to some students with accepted papers preferably who are (i) affiliated with any of Swedish universities and/or (ii) citizen of the least developed countries. After receiving a confirmation on acceptance of paper for the conference, authors will be welcome to apply with a brief motivation letter. More information will follow.


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

The 2nd international SIG Prag workshop on ”IT Artefact Design & Workpractice Improvement” ADWI-2013 (Preceding ECIS-2013)
Tilburg, the Netherlands, June 5, 2013
Submissions: March 25, 2013
URL: http://www.vits.org/?pageId=395


IACIS 2013 International Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2-5 October 2013
Paper submission deadline:  May 12, 2013.
URL: http://www.iacis.org/conference/cfp/CFP_IACIS_2013.pdf


Special Issue of the Journal of Information technology for Development

Theme: ICT in Transition Economies: Narrowing the Research Gap to Developed Countries
Deadline for submissions of papers: February 1, 2013
URL:http://eden.dei.uc.pt/~rupino/ITD-CFP.pdf  

CFP: Special issue of ITD on ICT and Development in Africa
Deadline for submission: February 1, 2013 (Extended)
Contact: Shana Ponelis , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  (ponelis@uwm.edu)
Submisiion guideline : http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ journal.asp?issn=0268-1102&linktype=44

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

Special Issue of International Journal of Electronic Governance and Research (IJEGAR)
Theme:  E-Voting
Last Date of Submission: 30th January 2013
URL: http://www.ijegr.org/cfp

Second International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web (DownScale2013)
Montpellier France, 26-27th May 2013,
Paper submission deadline: March 4, 2013
Theme: Making the Semantic Web work in constrained conditions
URL: https://worldwidesemanticweb.wordpress.com/events/downscale2013/

International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)
Call for papers (special issue): Cultural dimensions and Social Context Peripherals: Effect on meaningful Adoption of Technology Platforms in Developing Countries
Submission Due Date: April 15th, 2013
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-social-organizational-dynamics/41030

Special  Issue of International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)
Theme: Issues and Experiences of Workflow and Process Automation in Public Sector Business Value Chains – Practical Cases from Developing and Emerging Countries
Submission Due Date: May 15th, 2013
URL: http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-public-administration-digital/70583

CfP ICT4ER 2013: "ICT for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda"
National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, 20-21, June 2013
Paper submission deadline: 15th March 2013
URL: http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=205


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

Doclinks - Establishing Better Links between African and European Doctoral Candidates
Are you a European doctoral candidate interested to get in contact with PhD student in Africa? or a PhD student in Africa wishing to establish links with a European researcher? The aim of DocLinks is to connect doctoral candidates from Africa and Europe, and further research dialogues through the annual Residential School and online networking. For more information: http://doclinks.org/en/phd/


Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program
Deadline: February 22, 2013
URL: http://www.techwomen.org/ 

Can ICT4D Keep Up With The Speed Of Technology Change?
Ictworks
URL:
Can ICT4D Keep Up With The Speed Of Technology Change?

Are international NGOs helping Africa’s tech industry grow or are they slowing it down?
URL: http://projectdiaspora.org/wp-content/2012/11/09/are-international-ngos-helping-africas-tech-industry-grow-or-are-they-slowing-it-down/ 


Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD positions in Information Access Disruptions at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Application deadline: Febuary, 15, 2013
For details on this vacancy and others: http://www.ntnu.edu/vacancies

PhD positions at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University invites prospective students to its Ph.D. program in Management Information Systems (MIS).  Accepted students will be fully and competitively funded by the school. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Vitharana at padmal@syr.edu URL: http://whitman.syr.edu/PhD/


Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

2013 UNU-IAS Fellowship Programme
PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships in 'Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies'
Venue: Yokohama or Kanazawa, Japan
URL: http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=6&ddlID=756#science%20technology  

Global Telecentre Awards (GTA)
May 28-29, 2013, Granada, Spain
Deadline : February 28, 2013
The Awards seek to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena, and encourage them to continue raising the bar of excellence in the delivery of ICT-based services to the communities. The Awards feature 5 main categories: Telecentre, Telecentre Manager, Telecentre Network, Telecentre Initiative, and Tlecentre Innovation
URL: http://community.telecentre.org/profiles/blogs/tcf-launches-1st-global-telecentre-awards

ERAfrica Joint Call for Proposals
Three types of collaborative activities can be funded: Research, Innovation, and Capacity Building.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2013
Proposals regarding one of the following thematic fields can be submitted: 1. Renewable Energies, 2. Interfacing Challenges, 3. New Ideas
Countries that are participating in the ERAfrica Joint Call are: Austria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. A project consortium must comprise project partners from at least 4 different countries, of which at least two from an EU Member State/Associated Country and two from Africa, all from the participating countries.
URL: http://erafrica.eu/

Travel grants from SPIDER in 2013
Spider supports and engages in multidisciplinary ICT4D research at different academic levels, together with researchers.  Master Students at Swedish universities are supported to do fieldwork in developing countries for their thesis work on ICT4D.
Deadline for travel grant application: 31st January 2013.
URL: http://spidercenter.org/research/travel-grants

PhD Scholarships for ICT4D Research at Univ. Manchester

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Friday, 18th January 2013 @ 8:07pm

The Centre for Development Informatics at the University of Manchester is seeking high-quality PhD candidates to research topics on ICTs/information systems and socio-economic development.

Some scholarships are available for those starting in September 2013 (see http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/research/funding/ and http://www.mbs.ac.uk/phd/programme-overview/funding.aspx).

Deadline dates vary but many require application by end January 2013.

For further details, see: http://www.cdi.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/


Richard Heeks

Centre for Development Informatics
University of Manchester, UK

IPID News digest 21/2012

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Monday, 24th December 2012 @ 1:09am

Wish you a Merry Christmas !

[Apologies for potential cross postings]

IPID (partly) sponsored event    

CfP for  IFIP WG 9.4 Conference 2013 (PhD Track)
Theme : Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Ocho Rios Jamaica, 19-22 May, 2013
Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2013
URL: http://www.ifipwg94.org/component/content/article/53-jamaica-conference/135-phd-track
IPID is glad to sponsor registration fees worth SEK2000 to some students with accepted papers preferably who are (i) affiliated with any of Swedish universities and/or (ii) citizen of the least developed countries. After receiving a confirmation on acceptance of paper for the conference, authors will be welcome to apply with a brief motivation letter. More information will follow.


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


Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2013)
December 7-10 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
Submission deadline: May 1, 2013
URL: http://www.ictd2013.info

Special Issue of the Journal of Information technology for Development
Theme: ICT in Transition Economies: Narrowing the Research Gap to Developed Countries
Deadline for submissions of papers: February 1, 2013
URL: http://eden.dei.uc.pt/~rupino/ITD-CFP.pdf 

Development Research Day, Norway
February 8th 2013. Finnish Society for Development Research, Helsinki, Norway
Theme for the day : Civil Society in Development
URL: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/viikki- devnet/2012/10/11/development-re search-day-on-february-8th-2013

12th IFIP Electronic Government Conference (IFIP EGOV) 2013
September 16-19, 2013 University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
(co-located with the 5th IFIP ePart conference and major German Computer Society's Informatik 2013)
Submission of papers: 15 March 2013
URL: www.egov-conference.org

2nd International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2013)
Technical University of Lodz, Poland, September 23-25, 2013

Submission deadline : August 5, 2013
URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/icia2013/
 

19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'13)
August 15-17, 2013 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mini-track title: Social Aspects of Social Networking
Track: Social-Technical Issues and Social Inclusion (SIGSI)
Submission deadline: February 22, 2013
URL: http://amcis2013.aisnet.org/

CfP: MIS Quarterly Special Issue on ICT and Societal Challenges
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2013
URL for the full call: http://www.misq.org/

Call for Chapters: Technology Development and Platform Enhancements for Successful Global E-Government Design
Proposals Submission Deadline: January 30, 2013
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2013
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in November/December 2013. Editors: Dr. Bwalya Kelvin Joseph (Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Botswana, Botswana) E-mail: freshk@zambia.co.zm  and cc to kelvin.bwalya@mopipi.ub.bw  

Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies
June 11-12, 2013, Helsinki, Aalto University, Finland
URL: www.desrist2013.fi

International Conference on Leveraging Information Technology for Competitive
February 21 -22, 2013, Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
Submission deadline: December 15, 2012
URL: www.asiapacific.edu/icit

CfP: International Workshop and Journal Special Issue: New Models of Innovation for Development
Thursday 4 July 2013, University of Manchester, UK
Initial deadline for abstracts : 11 January 2013
Some travel funding may be made available for presenter attendance at the workshop. Selected papers will be reviewed for inclusion in an agreed special issue of the Routledge journal, Innovation and Development.
URL: http://bit.ly/Innov4Dev1

21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013)
Track: "Methods, Tools and Human Factors in IS/IT Development and Management"
June 05-08, 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands (http://www.ecis2013.nl)
URL:
https://sites.google.com/site/ec is2013nl/the-conference/tracks-a nd-keynotes/track-methods-tools- and-human-factors-in-is-it-devel opment-and-management

CfP: ICEND 2013: 2nd International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development
March 4-6, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission deadline : December 15, 2012

URL: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/201 3/Malaysia4/

10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2013)
26-28 August 2013, Coral Beach Conference Hotel and Resort, Paphos, Cyprus
Paper submission deadline: April 21, 2013

URL: http://mobiwis2013.cs.ucy.ac.cy

CFP: Special issue of ITD on ICT and Development in Africa
Deadline for submission: February 1, 2013
Contact : Shana Ponelis , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  (ponelis@uwm.edu)
Submisiion guideline : http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/ journal.asp?issn=0268-1102&linktype=44

2nd Intl. Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND 2013)
March 4-6, 2013, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission deadline: December 15, 2012
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/Malay sia2/
 

5th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa
Theme: Consolidating Africa’s Competitiveness through Bespoke ICTs
February 20th - 23rd, 2013.  Harare, Zimbabwe

CeDEM13: CfP for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013
21st – 25th May 2013, Danube University Krems, Austria
Submission deadline : 15 January, 2013
URL: http://tiny.cc/CFP_CeDEM13 

Eurodoc Annual Conference 2013
4-5 April 2013, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
EURODOC is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. Every year EURODOC convenes to an international conference for young researchers. The aim of the EURODOC conference is to provide the framework for young European researchers to meet with European political and economic leaders and to engage in fruitful discussions on the construction of the European Research and Higher Education Areas.
URL: http://lisbon2013.abic-online.org/

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

Master's Degree Programme in Development and International Cooperation
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Social Sciences & Philosophy, Finland
The Application Deadline for the September 2013 intake is January 15, 2013
Tuition fees: None
URL: https://www.jyu.fi/en/studywithus/programmes/devi

Doclinks - Establishing Better Links between African and European Doctoral CandidatesAre you a European doctoral candidate interested to get in contact with PhD student in Africa? or a PhD student in Africa wishing to establish links with a European researcher? The aim of DocLinks is to connect doctoral candidates from Africa and Europe, and further research dialogues through the annual Residential School and online networking. For more information : http://doclinks.org/en/phd/

Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program
Deadline: February 22, 2013
URL: http://www.techwomen.org/ 

Are international NGOs helping Africa’s tech industry grow or are they slowing it down?
URL: http://projectdiaspora.org/wp-content/2012/11/09/are-international-ngos-helping-africas-tech-industry-grow-or-are-they-slowing-it-down/ 

Webinar: Nokia Life Agriculture
mAgri knowledge sharing event
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Registration:  

Guidelines on Using Mobile to Improve Women Farmers' Access to Information
URL: http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/recognising-rural-women-guidelines-on-using-mobile-to-improve-women-farmers-access-to-information/

Mike Trucano’s ten worst practices in e-learning
Tim Unwin's Blog
URL: https://unwin.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/mike-trucanos-ten-worst-practices-in-e-learning/ 

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD positions at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University invites prospective students to its Ph.D. program in Management Information Systems (MIS).  Accepted students will be fully and competitively funded by the school. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Vitharana at padmal@syr.edu URL: http://whitman.syr.edu/PhD/

Post Doctoral position in University College Cork, Ireland
Application deadline: January 9, 2013
Contract: Fixed Term Whole-Time, Research, Euro 33,975
This title will apply to newly qualified Post-Doctoral Researchers and will be considered as a period of training as the researcher will have dual goals in terms of the research project and their own career development.  The researcher will be mentored by the Principal Investigator (PI).  It is expected that the researcher would spend not more than 3 years at the Post-Doctoral level, subject to the term of the project and would then be eligible to compete for a Senior Post-Doctoral post advertised by the University. The ideal Post-Doctoral candidate should have a research record in software development and support environments.For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact via email:
Dr Philip O’Reilly (Philip.OReilly@ucc.ie). URL: www.ucc.ie 

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

2013 UNU-IAS Fellowship Programme
PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships in 'Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies'
Venue: Yokohama or Kanazawa, Japan
URL: http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=6&ddlID=756#science%20technology  

Global Telecentre Awards (GTA)
May 28-29, 2013, Granada, Spain
Deadline : February 28, 2013
The Awards seek to recognize and celebrate the best players in the international telecentre arena, and encourage them to continue raising the bar of excellence in the delivery of ICT-based services to the communities. The Awards feature 5 main categories: Telecentre, Telecentre Manager, Telecentre Network, Telecentre Initiative, and Tlecentre Innovation
URL: http://community.telecentre.org/profiles/blogs/tcf-launches-1st-global-telecentre-awards

ERAfrica Joint Call for Proposals
Three types of collaborative activities can be funded: Research, Innovation, and Capacity Building.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2013
Proposals regarding one of the following thematic fields can be submitted: 1. Renewable Energies, 2. Interfacing Challenges, 3. New Ideas
Countries that are participating in the ERAfrica Joint Call are: Austria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. A project consortium must comprise project partners from at least 4 different countries, of which at least two from an EU Member State/Associated Country and two from Africa, all from the participating countries.
URL: http://erafrica.eu/

Season's Greetings

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Sunday, 23rd December 2012 @ 4:25pm

Dear member, 

IPID wishes you a very happy and joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year 2013.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !


Kind regards,


M. Sirajul Islam
Coordinator, IPID (2011-2012)

Asiimwe Edgar Napoleon
PhD Student, Örebro University
Coordinator, IPID (2013-2015)

Åke Grönlund
Professor, Örebro University
IPID project leader

PhD Track Call for Papers: 12th Int. Conf. on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Jamaica 2013

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Tuesday, 11th December 2012 @ 7:31pm

Working Group 9.4 is entitled “Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries” and is part of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). The aims of the group are to further our understandings amongst researchers, policy makers and the public on social implications of computers in developing nations. We have a bi-annual conference, the last being in Kathmandu, Nepal (http://www.ifipwg94.org/ifip-conference-2011) and the next in Jamaica 2013.

In addition to the other conference tracks, we are seeking full papers from PhD candidates for the IFIP 9.4 conference in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, May 2013. Papers from the full spectrum of interests in ICT4D are solicited, including those in the areas of the other conference tracks. The submissions will be full papers, following the conference submission guidelines.

The PhD Track conference session will facilitate some feedback and discussion on the papers accepted. The papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Submission of Papers: Friday 1st February 2013 to j.bass@computer.org
Decisions on papers: 3rd March 6th 2013
Camera-Ready Submission: April 2013 *  

* Exact dates will be provided along with decisions

Track Chairs

Dr Julian M. Bass

j.bass@computer.org

Robert Gordon University, UK

Prof Robert M. Davison

isrobert@cityu.edu.hk

City University of Hong Kong

Dr Devinder Thapa

devinder.thapa@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Track Committee (confirmed, so far)

Jay Chen

New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Andy Dearden

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Åke Grönlund

Örebro University, Sweden

Dan Harnesk

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Niall Hayes

University of Lancaster, UK

M. Sirajul Islam

Örebro University, Sweden

Anirudha Joshi

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Richa Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Brian Nicholson

Manchester Business School, UK

Tero Påivarinta

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Renata Lèbre La Rovere

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Öystein Sabo

University of Agder, Norway

Maung K. Sein

University of Agder, Norway

Chris Westrup

Manchester Business School, UK

Best wishes

Julian Bass
Robert Davison and
Devinder Thapa

PhD Track Co-Chairs

IPID News digest 20/2012

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Friday, 30th November 2012 @ 9:58pm

[Apologies for potential cross postings]

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


CfP: MIS Quarterly Special Issue on ICT and Societal Challenges
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2013
URL for the full call: http://www.misq.org/

Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies
June 11-12, 2013, Helsinki, Aalto University, Finland
URL: www.desrist2013.fi

International Conference on Leveraging Information Technology for Competitive
February 21 -22, 2013, Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
Submission deadline: December 15, 2012
URL: www.asiapacific.edu/icit

CfP: International Workshop and Journal Special Issue: New Models of Innovation for Development
Thursday 4 July 2013, University of Manchester, UK
Initial deadline for abstracts : 11 January 2013
Some travel funding may be made available for presenter attendance at the workshop. Selected papers will be reviewed for inclusion in an agreed special issue of the Routledge journal, Innovation and Development.
URL: http://bit.ly/Innov4Dev1

21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013)
Track: "Methods, Tools and Human Factors in IS/IT Development and Management"
June 05-08, 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands (http://www.ecis2013.nl)
URL:https://sites.google.com/site/ecis2013nl/the-conference/tracks-and-keynotes/track-methods-tools-and-human-factors-in-is-it-development-and-management

CfP: ICEND 2013: 2nd International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development
March 4-6, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission deadline : December 15, 2012
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/Malaysia4/

CFP: Special issue of ITD on ICT and Development in Africa
Deadline for submission: February 1, 2013
Contact : Shana Ponelis , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  (ponelis@uwm.edu)
Submisiion guideline : http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0268-1102&linktype=44

21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2013)
Track12: ICT and Sustainable Global Development
June 5-8, Utrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof', Netherlands
Papper submission deadline : December 7, 2012
URL:https://sites.google.com/site/ecis2013nl/the-conference/tracks-and-keynotes/track-ict-and-sustainable-global-development

21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013)
Track: "Methods, Tools and Human Factors in IS/IT Development and Management"
June 05-08, 2013, Utrecht, Netherlands (http://www.ecis2013.nl)
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/ecis2013nl/the-conference/tracks-and-keynotes/track-methods-tools-and-human-factors-in-is-it-development-and-management 

2nd Intl. Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND 2013)
March 4-6, 2013, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Submission deadline: December 15, 2012
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/Malaysia2/

5th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa
Theme: Consolidating Africa’s Competitiveness through Bespoke ICTs
February 20th - 23rd, 2013.  Harare, Zimbabwe

Development Research Day, Norway
February 8th 2013. Finnish Society for Development Research, Helsinki, Norway
Theme Lfor the day is Civil Society in Development
URL: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/viikki-devnet/2012/10/11/development-research-day-on-february-8th-2013

CeDEM13: CfP for E-Democracy and Open Government 2013
21st – 25th May 2013, Danube University Krems, Austria
Submission deadline : 15 January, 2013
URL: http://tiny.cc/CFP_CeDEM13 

mHealth Summit
Washington DC, USa December 3-5, 2012
URL: http://www.mhealthsummit.org/

10th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2013)
26-28 August 2013, Coral Beach Conference Hotel and Resort Paphos, Cyprus
Workshop proposals: December 10, 2012
Paper submission deadline: April 21, 2013
URL:mobiwis2013.cs.ucy.ac.cy  

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

White Paper 'Photo-elicited perceptions of Community Multimedia Centres in Mozambique'
Edited by: Vannini, S., Rega, I., Cantoni, L.
Researched by: Aguirre-Sánchez, L.
URL: http://www.newmine.org/publications-2/working-papers/white-paper-photo-elicited-perceptions-of-community-multimedia-centres-in-mozambique

Creating opportunity by connecting the unconnected: mobile phone based agriculture market information service for farmers
URL: http://oru.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:440147

PhD summer school 2013 on The Political Economy of ICT
Topic of year 2013 summer school: Internet, its institutions and technologies
20-25 August 2013, Skagen, DenmarkOrganizer: Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI), Aalborg University, Denmark.
There is limited number of rooms available for the students at Klitgården. These will be reserved based on the first come first serve principal. You can also find a hotel or hostel yourself and make the reservation.For more information about the venue and accommodation please refer to the course web site: http://phdsummerschool.nordict.aau.dk/


List of PhD dissertations repositories from around the world
URL: http://www.academicjoy.net/phdcandidate-Theses.html

mWASH: Mobile Phone Applications for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector
Download the full report at http://www.pacinst.org/reports/mwash/full_report.pdf

UNCTAD's Information Economy Report 2012
Download link http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ier2012_en.pdf

Ethiopian Teachers Use Video to Evaluate and Improve Teaching Skills
Primary school teachers and teachers-to-be throughout Ethiopia record their classes on video. They use these videos to evaluate and improve their teaching. Teachers also make use of computers to plan their lessons. “The motivation of my students has increased.” Read more at http://www.iicd.org/articles/ethiopian-teachers-record-and-evaluate-teaching-skills-by-recording-video

10 Levels of (ICT4d) Failure Framework
URL: http://www.ictworks.org/news/2012/11/19/failure-f-word-international-development

Maasai School Teachers Increase Accuracy of Attendance Rates and Grades
The administrative staff and teachers of AIC Girls Boarding School in Kajiado, Kenya managed to increase the accuracy of the school’s grades and attendance figures and save time in one go, simply by using digital spreadsheets. read more at http://www.iicd.org/articles/maasai-school-teachers-increase-accuracy-of-school-attendance-rates-and-grades

Three Interesting “Old” Digital Games for Education
There’s a lot of educational games out there for children aged 6-14. Some are free, some are paid. Today, we’re highlighting some free golden oldies that still could be very useful. Read more at http://www.iicd.org/articles/three-interesting-201cold201d-digital-games-for-education

Women in Rural Burkina Improve their Position thanks to Community Radio
The position of women in local communities in rural Burkina Faso is slowly improving thanks to radio broadcasts and community debates. A short reconstruction how this came to be. Read more at http://www.iicd.org/articles/women-in-rural-burkina-improve-their-position-thanks-to-community-radio

USAID Practitioners Toolkit: Interactive Radio for Agricultural Development Projects
URL: http://ictforag.org/radio/introduction.html#.ULj-dIb1Pu4

Ultra-Cheap Android Tablet Comes to India
UK company Datawind has launched its Aakash 2 tablet in India. It’s an Android device that will be available to students at an extremely low price.
Read more at http://mashable.com/2012/11/12/aakash-2

Achieving empowerment in ICT for Development through community participation
URL:http://www.hiidunia.com/2012/11/achieving-empowerment-in-ict-for-development-through-community-participation/

Vacancies/ PhD/ Scholarships/Post-Doc positions

PhD Scholarships at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Scholarship highlights for Ph.D. students:
- An attractive monthly stipend provided and tuition fee waiver for a period of four years
- Monthly stipends range from S$2,000 to S$3,000
- Funding support to attend overseas conferences that covers travel expenses and registration fees
- Start-up grants for your research project
- Overall award is valued between S$31,000 & S$43,000 per year
For more information: http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/graduate/R-Programs/Pages/default.aspx.

Ph.D. in Information Systems at UNC Greensboro, USA
Deadline for completed applications : February 15, 2013
Full-time students will be awarded tuition-waiver and a graduate assistantship* requiring 20 hours of work per week. Interested students can apply online:
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=uncgr-g

PhD Scholarship with Information Assurance (IA) Concentration at the University of North Texas, USA
UNT is looking for high-quality Scholarship for Service (SFS) students. The selected students receive a $30K/nine-months stipend. As summer research/interns, students will receive a salary from their host organization for three months (salary varies based on the host organization). SFS students receive tuition scholarships of $8.1K/year. In addition, students will be supported $4K/year for the travel, $1.2K/year for books, and $1.5K/year for health insurance. If you have any current or recent Master's graduates who are looking to start a PhD degree in Information Systems or closely related field, we would be grateful if you could pass this information to them. If you have questions, would like further information, or would like to recommend
students for UNT's PhD programs, please contact any of us: Dr. Dan J. Kim (Dan.Kim@unt.edu), Dr. John Windsor (John.Windsor@unt.edu), or Dr. Andy Wu (Andy.Wu@unt.edu). Please visit the link below for more information - http://www.cics.unt.edu/caedocs/SFS_PhD_Requirements_10_18.pdf

Project Manager – mSchools
GSMA Ltd, Barcelona (Contract from 1st Jan to 31st March 2013)
The GSMA is able to provide suitably motivated candidates with a first class working environment, access to all of the key decision makers in a one of the planets largest and most progressive industry’s and the content to keep a curious mind engaged. Many of our alumni have now taken key roles in the development of the industry
URL: https://infocentre.gsm.org/cgi-bin/jb_job_details.cgi?jb_job_id=gsm-bar-494

Grants/Competitions/Fellowships  

Call for Project Ideas: 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge
Submit your idea for a chance to win US$ 350 000 in prizes and awards!
URL: http://www.dellchallenge.org/

ERAfrica Research Funding
By the end of 2012, ERAfrica aims to publish a Call for Proposals, with funding for collaborative research projects to begin in 2013.
URL: http://erafrica.eu/index.php

CfP: ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology (II)
The programme prioritizes actions in the fields of Energy Access and Efficiency as well as Agriculture and Food Security.  The deadline for applications is February 7th.
More information found from the website: http://www.acp-st.eu/content/acp-eu-cooperation-programme-science-and-technology-ii-st-ii-call-proposals-launched.

Cfp: Research Grants for innovative application of ICTs in addressing water-related impacts of climate change
Opportunity for Masters and PhD students in universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America
The call for proposals is open until November 30, 2012
URL: http://bit.ly/XzXCQZ

Spider supported master program in ICT4D - Your opinion matters !

E-mail sent by M Sirajul Islam, Friday, 9th November 2012 @ 2:46pm

Dear IPID member,

Spider will support a master program in ICT4D, which is to be developed as open courseware. The group of developers is very much interested in (a) what skills will be required by the graduates of this program and (b) which learning objectives should the program have to contribute in the best possible way the graduates to get jobs and be a valuable asset to the societies in developing countries.

We will therefore appreciate your kind input on this matter, which should be sent to sirajul.islam@oru.se   

Thank you in advance for your help and your time.

Best regards,

Siraj


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