IPID2018 Symposium

Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at TBD

Location: Kampala, Uganda

This event is in the past.

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: 30 September 2018
  • Final submissions due date and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30 September 2018 (Extended to 5th October 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.

M4D conference in collaboration with IPID will provide travel grants to post-graduate students who have accepted papers/contributions. Participating students can apply for these grants online: https://goo.gl/forms/YNTWC5FdRRqkaA6S2

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

Updates [08-11-2018]
Results from paper reviews were communicated to authors in October and students who were selected to receive travel grants were contacted. We look forward to meeting all those who will participate in the workshop. You can find a tentive program for the workshop: Tentive Program. Doctoral students who are not listed on the program will present under other conference tracks.


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

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