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[liberationtech] Call for Papers: ICTD2012 - Fifth IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development

Michael Best mikeb at
Wed Mar 16 12:39:18 PDT 2011


Fifth IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication
Technologies and Development

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA USA

Conference dates: March 12-16, 2012
Paper submission deadline: July 22, 2011 (11:59pm UTC)
Conference website:
Contact us at: program at
Twitter: @ICTD2012   Facebook: ICTD 2012 Atlanta

ICTD provides an international forum for scholarly researchers  
exploring the
role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social,
political, and economic development. The conference program and accepted
papers will reflect and deepen the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD
research, with anticipated representation from anthropology, computer
science, communication, design, economics, electrical engineering,
geography, information science, political science, public health,  
and so on.

Submitted papers are subject to a rigorous and selective double-blind  
review; accepted papers will appear in electronic conference  
proceedings and
will be archived in the ACM and/or IEEE systems. A subset of the  
papers will
also appear in a special issue of Information Technologies &  

ICTD2012 is the fifth of an ongoing series of conferences occurring  
one-and-a-half years; previous conferences have taken place in:  
Berkeley, CA
(USA) ICTD 2006; Bangalore (India) ICTD 2007; Doha (Qatar) ICTD 2009;  
London (United Kingdom) 2010.

For the purposes of this conference the term "ICT" comprises electronic
technologies for information processing and communication, as well as
platforms that are built on such technologies. "Development" means
international development, including, but not restricted to, poverty
alleviation, education, agriculture, healthcare, general communication,
gender equality, governance, infrastructure, environment and sustainable
livelihoods. Papers considering novel designs, new technologies, project
assessments, policy analyses, impact studies, theoretical contributions,
social issues around ICT and development, and so forth will be  
Well-analyzed negative results from which generalizable conclusions  
can be
drawn are also sought.

Relevant papers reporting high-quality original research are  
solicited. Full
papers will be reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel, and evaluated
according to their novel research contribution, methodological  
theoretical framing and reference to related work, quality of  
analysis, and
quality of writing and presentation. Authors are encouraged (but not
required) to address the diversity of approaches in ICTD research by
providing context, implications, and actionable guidance to  
researchers and
practitioners beyond the authors' primary domains.

Only original, unpublished, full research papers in English will be
considered. Submissions not meeting a minimum bar of academic research
writing will be rejected without full review. Papers should contain a
maximum of 8000 words. Reviews are double blind, so papers should not
include author names or other information that would identify the  
(references to previous work by the authors should be in the third  
Authors should follow IEEE formats and styles Samples of this are also
available in PDF at and MS  
Word formats. Authors will be
required to sign a copyright release for publication in the conference
proceedings.  Additional submission details will be posted on the  
website at, as the information becomes  

As a new opportunity for 2012, we are offering a peer mentorship  
program for
paper submissions. Submit your paper early (by May 1st, 2011) to this
program and get feedback from peer mentors ahead of the normal  
process and June deadline. See for

Atlanta is a world-class city with a rich and passionate history. Spring
comes early to Atlanta; March is likely to be sunny, crisp, and  
The conference venue is the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
( Georgia Tech is one of the top research
universities in the United States, distinguished by its commitment to
improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

The conference website is Follow us on Twitter
@ICTD2012, or visit our Facebook page at "ICTD 2012 Atlanta". Contact  
us at
program at

Peer review mentor program submission deadline: May 1, 2011
Paper submission deadline: July 22, 2011
Acceptance notifications: September 16, 2011
Camera-ready papers due: January 16, 2012
Conference dates: March 12-16, 2012

Program Committee Chairs
Jonathan Donner, Microsoft Research India
Beki Grinter, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gary Marsden, University of Cape Town

General Conference Chairs
Michael Best, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ellen Zegura, Georgia Institute of Technology

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