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[liberationtech] CfP: Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

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Sat May 12 11:07:52 PDT 2012

 1st Call for Papers:
WG 9.4: Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in
Developing Countries
Conference Theme: Into the Future: Themes, insights and agendas for ICT4D
research and practice

Ocho Rios Jamaica,  19-22 May, 2013
Submission Deadline :November 23, 2012

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) invites you
to the 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in
Developing Countries. The conference will be held in Jamaica, on 19-22 May
The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information
Processing gathers scholars and practitioners that deal with the issue on
how ICT affects social development. In the last three decades this issue
has been attracting scholars from information systems and a variety of
other areas such as development studies, political science, political
economy, social anthropology, and sociology.

The theme of the 12th International Conference of the IFIP 9.4 Working
Group 2013 in Jamaica is “Into the Future.” The importance of this theme is
fundamental to our research domain, namely how might information and
communication technologies shape the future of development within
developing counties.  At the conference we seek to not only present
scholarly conference papers in and around the different tracks but also to
provoke thought and discussion in and around how we might set the agenda
for the future for ICT4D research and practice.  Thus we seek to
problematize the past, present and the future of ICT4D.

To do this we welcome contributions from a wide range of perspectives.  We
want to think through the future agenda in the area of ICT4D for theory,
methodology and practice.  This requires us to not only make clear our own
positions but to encourage us to actively question them.  The conference
thus will seek to promote critical debate across a range of perspectives.

In order to organize the discussion, we propose 16 different tracks, listed

   1. Applying systems thinking in
   2. Caring for a Connected Humanity: eHealth, and the Transformation of
   Healthcare in the Global
   3. Designing Applications, Services, Systems and Infrastructure for
   Development <>
   4. Early Childhood and ICT4D: Promises and
   5. How ICT Frame Development
   6. ICT’s, Collaboration & Service Innovation:  Bridging Boundaries and
   7. ICTD in the Caribbean - Articulating Unique Challenges and
   8. Infusing Gender into ICT4D: Innovating Research, Practice and
   9. Open & Inclusive
   10. Open Source for Public Health Systems: Making them
   11. Organisational Applications of Web
   12. Sen’s Capability Approach and
   13. Social Media and
   14. Understanding the Actors: Actor-Network Theory in ICT for
   Development Research<>
   15. University-Community
   16. Into the Future: Themes, insights and agendas for ICT4D research and
   practice <>

In addition to papers from the field of information systems, we also
welcome multidisciplinary papers.

Who Should Attend

The conference will bring together academics, practitioners (from the
private sector, NGOs, and public sector), and policy advisors who are
involved with ICT and development in developing countries.
 Conference Papers and Submissions

All papers will be double blind reviewed. Note that in case of acceptance,
at least one author must have registered for the conference by March 1,
2013 for the paper to be included in the electronic proceedings.
We look forward to welcoming you to IFIP 9.4 in Jamaica!
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