IPID2016 Symposium

The International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID) annual symposium (2016) has been integrated into the 5th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2016) as a conference track (IPID and Graduate Students' Track)/pre-conference event (October 20, 2016). The goal is to publish student research papers in conference proceedings. Refer to the conference call below for more information.

Call for Papers - IPID Graduate Student's Track
The 5th International Conference on M4D
Maputo, Mozambique, October 21-22, 2016
University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)
in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University
Conference home page: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

The International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with Mobile Technologies in Development contexts. The inaugural conference was held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010, the 3rd Conference was in New Delhi, India in 2012 and the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014. M4D2016 will be held in Maputo, Mozambique.

M4D2016 Conference Theme
Mobile Technologies operate in a date rich environment. In light of this, mobile service providers tailor services towards user communication practices and patterns pushing content and material molded to user interests. Millions of mobile users from the global south engage with social media and other communication platforms, all of which require registration processes of personal data. Data for Development is part of the latest development terminology campaigning for the use of digital data to push the development agenda. On the flip side are the growing concerns for privacy, security and surveillance. With large quantities of personal data located in the digital space, should surveillance and security preclude use of mobile technologies in development? M4D2016 will take up these discussions along with topics addressing but not restricted to:

  • mLearning
  • mLivelihood
  • mAgriculture
  • mHealth
  • mInclusion
  • mGovernance
  • mInnovation
  • Mobile app development

Conference Committee
- General Chair: Professor Carlos Lucas (UEM. Mozambique)
- Local Organizing Chair: Avelino Mondlane (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Xavier Muianga (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Constantino Sotomane (Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Orlando Zacarias (UEM, Mozambique)
- Co-chair: Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe (Örebro University)
- HumanIT Organizing Chair: Caroline Wamala Larsson (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)

Information about M4D2016 conference and how to submit papers

How to Participate
M4D2016 welcomes participants from the academia, industry, NGOs, development agencies, and governmental and international organizations. For the opportunity to present at the conference, delegates have different options:

  1. Research papers - Papers (8-12 pages including references) which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Articles considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.
  2. The practitioner’s track - This track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot.
  3. Workshops - You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshop submissions for proceedings (2 pages) must contain: title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.
  4. Panels Theme driven panels are also welcome. If you would also like to chair and organize a panel, feel free to submit (2 pages) that must contain title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.
  5. Posters or Demos - You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo. Submit 1page extended abstract for this track.
  6. IPID Graduate Student's Track - This track is open to students (masters and PhD students) to share their research with other M4D researchers and practitioners. Submissions to this track should take paper format (8-12 pages including references) and should address the conference topics. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Students can also submit posters, demos and organise panels and workshops.

Presentation and Acceptance formats for Research papers
  1. Accepted papers with the best reviews will be allocated longer presentation slots in parallel sessions.
  2. Another level of accepted papers will be allocated shorter presentation slots in short track sessions.
  3. Additionally other accepted papers will be presented as posters. Accepted paper presenters should thus be prepared to bring posters with them. Poster size should be 80x120 cm Maximum. Roll-ups are also allowed.

Inclusion of accepted papers/posters/demos/workshops in conference proceedings is conditioned on payment of registration fee prior to registration deadline. Conference proceedings will be published in the Karlstad University Studies Series, as well as on the websites of the University Eduardo Mondlane and the Centre for HumanIT, Karlstad.

The submission template is available at: http://m4d2016.com/doc/m4d_template.doc

For questions about IPID Graduate Student's Track send email to: info@ipid.se or edgar.asiimwe@oru.se.
For general information about the conference send email to info@m4d2016.com.

Important Dates
- Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2016 (Extended to 15 June 2016)  
- Acceptance note papers: 10 August 2016   
- Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 15 September 2016   
- Poster/Demo/ workshop submission deadline: 1 September 2016   
- Acceptance note Posters/Demos/ workshops: 15 September 2016   
- Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 1 September 2016   

Conference delegates should submit their papers and contributions here: http://bit.ly/1SWHJ0g

Registration and Fees

Registration will open March 1 2016 at http://m4d2016.com/registration.php

Conference fee will be 200US Dollars with a reduced fee of 150US Dollars for Master and PhD students.

*Participants salaried from a developing country are entitled to a 30% discount (140 US Dollars)

Conference fee includes access to conference venue, presentations, workshops and demonstrations, keynote presentations, one copy of the proceedings, lunches, refreshments and receptions throughout the conference, conference dinner and social events.

Interested in Reviewing?
Please contact us at info@m4d2016.com and make known areas of interest and level of expertise and how many papers/short papers you are interested in reviewing. Due mention will be made in the proceedings.

Participation Grants

M4D2016 hopes to arrange travel grants for participants from developing countries that will cover registration fee and a maximum of 500€ for flight tickets and accommodation.

IPID will provide additional travel grants worth 6000 Swedish krona (each) to students with accepted papers (best 10 selected papers). Authors (students) with accepted papers can apply via this link:
More information about grants will be posted here and on the conference website: http://m4d2016.com/index.php

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

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