IPID sponsored M4D Doctoral Workshop, Dakar, April 7, 2014

Monday, 7th April 2014 at TBD

Location: Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal

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We invite applications to the M4D Doctoral Workshop in Dakar Senegal.

The workshop will provide a forum for PhD students in the area of mobile communication technology in and for development to present their work and receive constructive feedback from experts in the field as well as from peers. PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies are invited to submit papers. The workshop will host about 15 attendees besides the experts in the field. We expect submissions to be from current PhD students who have selected a clear research topic within M4D in the broadest sense. Participation for selected PhD students are free for M4D2014 conference delegates who have registered and payed the conference fee. The doctoral workshop is sponsored by the  International Network of Post Graduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID).

Goal of workshop

The goal of the workshop is to provide professional development in M4D with critical, but constructive, feedback and advice to PhD students on their ongoing research from senior researchers. The workshop will also offer the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and suggestions with peers in the M4D field.


Submissions should address the student's PhD research area, specifically: a well-defined formulation of the problem statement, objectives and aims of the research, explain the research context and why the research is important, give details of research design and data collection techniques, present preliminary results and research findings, do clarify the state of  the research work, a brief sketch of the intended theoretical/disciplinary approach and audience(s) for the work, as well as the related theoretical and practical contributions to the multidisciplinary area of  'M4D'.

Your name, affiliation, email address, PhD supervisor's name and affiliation  and year when you started PhD should be included. The submission should be  max. 5000 words in length. Please note that the workshop is  not  a venue  for publication; there will be no published proceedings. However, we  encourage workshop participants to also submit to the M4D2014 main  conference (poster, full or short paper see  www.m4d2014.net).

Doctoral workshop participants are asked to submit their papers to m4d @kau.se with the subject line [M4D2014 doctoral workshop].

Workshop Format

Participants will be divided into two groups depending on their research topic. Group A will be led by Anne Shongwe  and Jonathan Donner and Group B by Laura Stark and Richard Ling. Participants will be asked to read the group member’s papers prior the workshop so that focus can be on discussing each paper in depth rather than listening to presentations. We will reserve around 15-20 minutes for comments and 10-15 minutes for general discussion.

Important Dates

Submission by: 23:59 (GMT), February 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2014 (by this date the M4D conference fee should be payed)
Workshop date: April 7, 2014

For further details :

Jakob Svensson, Ph. D.
Ass. Prof. Media and Communication Studies
Director, BA Programme in Media & Communication Studies
Director, MA Programme in Global Media
Karlstad University
SE-65188 Karlstad, Sweden
Telephone +46 54 700 1893
Mobile + 46 73 443 48 04

IPID Coordinator :
Edgar Napoleon (ena@du.se)


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