eBorneo Knowledge Fair (5th eBKF) and Post Graduate Colloquium

Wednesday, 18th November 2015 at TBD

Location: Ba'kelalan, Sarawak, Malaysia

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About eBKF
eBorneo Knowledge Fair is a bi-annual un-conference held in the central Borneo highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It showcases the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development in isolated rural communities, especially those that consist of indigenous peoples. eBKF is organised by the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (ISITI) and it is not a conventional academic conference in which academics talk only to themselves. ISITI's research is intended to change people's lives for the better through influencing communities, NGOs, development professionals, government officials, and policy makers. eBKF is forum for engagement between all participants for mutual learning.

The 5th eBKF
Paper contributions are invited from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Subject areas include:

  • ICTs and indigenised development
  • Preservation of cultural heritage with ICTs
  • ICTs and environmental protection
  • ICTs and climate change
  • Giving voice; new media for public debate and social inclusion
  • Traditional knowledge; collection, preservation and intellectual property rights
  • Creativity, adaptation and indigenisation of ICTs for social transformation
  • Indigenising ICT4D
  • ICTs for community mapping and community memory
  • Renewable energy for ICTs
  • ICT and indigenous cultural tourism

In addition to research tracks, post graduate students are invitated to participate in our 2nd post graduate colloquium during this years eBKF. The aim of the colloquium is to increase visibility of doctoral and maste students doing research in ICTs and Indigenised Development. In collaboration with IPID we have also planned a session on academic writing and career guidance during the post graduate colloquium.

New Submission Dates
Abstract Submission: 15 October 2015 (300-400 Words)
Full Paper Submission (for publishing in EJISDC after the conference): 15 December

For more information about the 5th eBKF visit the website: http://www.ebkf.org/ or contact the organizer(s) at: zamantariq@gmail.com

Travel Grants
Students with accepted abstracts have the opportunity to apply for IPID-eBKF travel grants. There are only five grants available for students outside Malaysia (USD 900 each) and four grants for students in Malaysia (USD 250). Priority is given to students with the best abstracts in terms of research quality, relevancy to the eBKF themes and have intentions to publish a full paper after the conference, and students from least developed countries. Applicants must also be postgraduate students and members of IPID. Students who want to apply for travel grants should do so when submitting the abstract(s) or can apply via: http://goo.gl/forms/2L9y1IFs7n. For any inquiries write to coordinator@ipid.se and CC to zamantariq@gmail.com.





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