• IPID2018 Symposium

    Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at TBD
    Location: Kampala, Uganda

    Ipid will organise the Graduate Students track (PhD and Master Students) at the 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D 2018) in co-operation with Makerere University-Uganda and Karlstad University-Sweden. Download the call for submissions. M4D 2018 conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018. The track will be organized as a workshop a day before the conference. The main goal of the workshop is to provide research guidance to graduate students and give formative feedback on their research projects.

    Conference Steering Committee

    - Prof. Tonny Oyana, Makerere University, Uganda
    - Prof. John Sören Pettersson, Karlstad University, Sweden

    Conference Committee - Graduate Students Track

    - Conference Chair: Dr. Gilbert Maiga, Makerere University
    - Local Organizing Chair: Dr. Rehema Baguma, Makerere University
    - Co-chair: Dr. Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Stockholm University

    Important date

    • Deadline for submission of papers and posters: 10 September 2018 (Extended to 15th September 2018)
    • Notification of acceptance: 20 September 2018
    • Final submissions due date and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30 September 2018
    • Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 31st October 2018

    Submission instructions
    Research papers and plans (work in progress): Submissions should be 8-12 pages including references and formatted in font Times New Roman, size 11. Use a standard format for references, and bold headings. The submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory craftsmanship and analytical rigor. For research plans and work in progress, a clear outline of the status of research activities, methodology, theory, areas of focus, research questions, etc. should be presented. Articles considering critical approaches or methodological development will be prioritized. Five Students with the best submissions will receive a partial travel grant to attend the conference. All students who are accepted to the workshop will have their conference fees waived. Author and author’s supervisor’s details (names and institution) should be included on the first page of the submission.

    Posters or Demos:
    Especially Masters students are welcome to present their work in the form of a poster or demo. Posters will be presented both at the workshop and at the main conference. Submit a 1-page extended abstract in a standard format. Poster size should be max. 80x120 cm. Roll-ups are also allowed.

    How to Submit
    SUBMIT via EasyChair (Choose the option “Graduate Students” when submitting).

    Send any questions to: edgar@dsv.su.se and rbaguma@cit.ac.ug, cc to: info-m4d18@cis.mak.ac.ug

    Other information
    Information on how the formative feedback will be provided during the workshop and which mentors will be assigned to each student will be posted on this page, and sent via email after registration.

    Information about M4D 2018 conference can be obtained from the conference website: http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/index.html.


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  • Doctoral & Masters Consortia 2018

    Monday, 3rd December 2018 at TBD
    Location: Windkoek, Namibia

    AfriCHI2018 conference (3rd-7th December 2018, Windhoek, Namibia) in collaboration with IPID is organizing a Doctoral and Masters Consortia.

    The Doctoral and Masters Consortia provide an opportunity for students to discuss their work, and to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop guided by a panel of distinguished researchers and practitioners. The consortia are pivotal in growing the AfriCHI community.

    Submissions are invited from Doctoral and Masters candidates who have decided upon a topic and approach and can demonstrate some research progress, but who are not so far along that they cannot make changes. The strongest candidates will also have a clear idea about what they will gain and may contribute by participating in the Consortia.

    Students should submit the following four items either via the online submission system or by email to consortia at africhi dot net with the subject line “AfriCHI2018 Doctoral and Masters Consortia”. All four items should be submitted as a single PDF file:
    - Four Page SigConf Template
    - Concise CV/Resume
    - Statement of Benefit
    - Letter of Support/Nomination

    Full details can be obtained on the Africhi Website: http://africhi.net/doctoral-masters-consortia/

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