IPID 10th International Annual Symposium 2015

Friday, 15th May 2015 (all day)

Location: Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

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The 10th Annual Symposium for the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) will be held May 15th, 2015 at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in collaboration with the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015).
IPID is the world’s largest network of postgraduate students doing research in ICT4D and operates through inter alia support to doctoral and master students and increased visibility at international conferences. The network is administered by the Informatics department at Business School, Örebro University and funded by SPIDER – The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions.

The symposium is expected to provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to present their work to a diverse audience and allow young scientists to network and engage with international ICT4D scholars and experts. Submissions for short papers that fall under ICT4D research areas below are invited:

  • Application of ICT for development (eServices: eHealth, eLearning, eAgriculture, eGovernance)
  • ICT4D research theories and methodology frameworks
  • Gender issues and ICT
  • Evaluation, sustainability and scalability of ICT4D projects and research

>>Download the Call for Papers (CLOSED)

Presentations [Full program]

Professor Usha Vyasulu Reddy, APCICT
(Keynote speaker)

Professor (Dr.) Usha Vyasulu Reddy is a Hyderabad based Independent Educationist and International Consultant on ICT for Development.  She is a visiting Professor at the S.N. School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, former Director, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, and former Director, The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi.  Earlier, she was Professor of Communication and Director, Audio Visual Research Centre, Osmania University. Her current work involves training, research and consultancy at all levels of government, schooling, academia, private sector, and civil society in ICTD.  She is the author of the Module 1 of APCICT’s Academy of ICTD Essentials for Government Leaders as well as for the Introductory Issue of the Primer Series for University Students for the same organization.  As part of this work, she has travelled across the Asia Pacific interacting with trainees in 50 countries and two regions.

Falak Hasnain, Tariq Zaman & Alvin W. Yeo (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia); Garen Jengan, Long Lamai Community Representative, Malaysia
Guidelines for Researchers, an Indigenous Community’s Perspective.

Muhammad Shahanoor Alam, Brunel University, London, UK
Informal Intermediaries and Infomediaries in E-Service of Land Records in Bangladesh: In Search Sociomaterial Practices

Nuredzan Bt Zaludin, Politeknik Kuching Sarawak, Malyasia
Electronic Polytechnic Kuching Sarawak (PKS) Clinic Health Records System and its Importance

Otto Francis and Shirley Williams, University of Reading, UK
Using Social Networking Tools for Teaching and Learning: A Perspective of University Students and Lecturers

Tania Prinsloo & Carina de Villiers, University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa
Using Namibia’s livestock traceability system to aid in controlling disease outbreaks

M. Mahmudul Hasan, Harokopio University Athens, Greece
ICT4D System Development: Regulatory Requirements Compliance

Kweku Koranteng, University of Ghana, Ghana
Internet driven Mobile Solutions Crowding out Telecommunication services in Ghana; Challenges and Opportunities Challenges and Opportunities

About Presentations

Presentations will either be conventional presentations (example) or Ted talks (example). Presentation will be restricted to 25 minutes (conventional presentations) and 20 minutes for Ted talks and the time includes time for questions. Ted talks should contain a story from the presenters' experiences as researchers. Multimedia content e.g., videos and images should be descriptive, iconic and metaphorical.

All presentations will be video recorded and published on IPID YouTube channel unless the presenter asks otherwise. Powerpoint presentations will be uploaded on IPID website.

At the end of each session, all participants will be required to vote online for the best presentation. Based on all votes from each session, the best presenter will be selected. The selected presenter will receive the best presentation award. At the end of the symposium all presenters will receive a certificate of participation.

Improtant Information

Registration and Accommodation Reservations
Registration is done via ICTD registration page (http://ictd2015.org/registration/). The deadline for early bird registration is March 31, 2015. After March 31st normal registration without discount will resume.
ICTD secured preferential accommodation rates for conference attendees at particular hotels. Reservations for accommodation can be made at these hotels. Follow the link and instructions on the page to make resevations for your stay: http://ictd2015.org/attend/accommodation/

Travel Information
Visas: http://ictd2015.org/attend/visas/
Local Transport: http://ictd2015.org/attend/local-information/transport/

Travel Grants (applications closed!)
A LIMITED number of travel grants worth SEK 6000 per student will be awarded to qualifying participants. Students can apply for grants online via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cVoN_68SJsFoHUDUPhEtK9TB6FRw-6qAYhXQLoxvm5o/viewform?usp=send_form

The grant covers conference registration and or travel fees. The applicant MUST be a member of IPID! (You can become a member by registering here: http://groupspaces.com/ipid/join/) and MUST meet one or more criteria below:
- Be a Post-graduate student (Masters, PhD., Post-graduate diploma)
- Have his/her paper accepted at IPID 10th symposium/ICTD2015 conference
- Be citzen of a low-income or lower-middle-income economies (refer to this list: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income)
- Be a Post-graduate student at a Swedish University

If you do not meet the above criteria but you think you deserve to receive the grant please write to the IPID coordinator at coordinator@ipid.se with subject "Special Request for IPID Travel Grant".

Application for travel grants (opens)     :17 March 2015
Travel grants application deadline        :24 March 2015 (Fixed)
Communication of results                  :Before 30th March 2015


Organizing committee
•    Edgar Napoleon A., Örebro University, Sweden
•    Associate Prof. Arul Chib, Nanyang University, Singapore
•    Dr. M. Sirajul Islam, Örebro University, Sweden
•    Krish Raghav, Nanyang University, Singapore
•    Yvonne Lim Yin Chum, Nanyang University, Singapore
•    Prof. Åke Grönlund, Örebro University, Sweden

For enquiries
If you have any general questions about the symposium, please contact IPID Coordinator at coordinator@ipid.se OR ena@du.se.





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