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ICTD2012 Call for Papers

The call for papers for the ICTD2012 conference has just been released – full details given below:

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: http://www.ictd2012.org
Contact us at: program@ictd2012.org
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, sociology,
and so on.

Submitted papers are subject to a rigorous and selective double-blind peer
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 & International

ICTD2012 is the fifth of an ongoing series of conferences occurring every
one-and-a-half years; previous conferences have taken place in: Berkeley, CA
(USA) ICTD 2006; Bangalore (India) ICTD 2007; Doha (Qatar) ICTD 2009; and 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 considered.
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 soundness,
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 authors
(references to previous work by the authors should be in the third person).
Authors should follow IEEE formats and styles
http://www.ieee.org/documents/stylemanual.pdf. Samples of this are also
available in PDF at http://www.ictd2012.org/ICTD2012_sample.pdf and MS Word
http://www.ictd2012.org/ICTD2012_sample.doc formats. Authors will be
required to sign a copyright release for publication in the conference
proceedings.  Additional submission details will be posted on the conference
website at http://www.ictd2012.org, as the information becomes available.

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 submission process and June deadline. See http://www.ictd2012.org/mentorship for details.

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 pleasant.
The conference venue is the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
(http://www.gatechhotel.com/). 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 http://www.ictd2012.org. Follow us on Twitter
@ICTD2012, or visit our Facebook page at “ICTD 2012 Atlanta”.

Contact us at program@ictd2012.org

Important dates:
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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ICTD2010 Papers and Posters online

Much of the material presented at ICTD2010 is now available on the conference web-site:

ICTD2012 will be hosted at Georgia Tech.

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Leaving the best until last – Day 4 at ICTD2010

Great to hear how many people enjoyed the party last night – and thanks once again to Ugo and Fftang! Fftang!  I’m amazed how many people were fit for action this morning – but probably just as well that we were starting at 09.00 rather than 08.00!

An amazing set of discussions and workshops – some of the highlights in the pictures below.

Thanks once again to everyone who came to ICTD2010 and helped make it so valuable a place to explore our shared interests in ICT4D!

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Day 3 at ICTD2010

The third day – reminiscent of one of my favourite films, The Third Man. Some serious papers, excellent posters and demos. It was the conversations in the corridors that I enjoyed most…

Thanks to Paul and Michelle for the evening reception – and in case anyone is wondering about exactly which winery Michelle was referring to it was Bloodwood in Orange!

Congratulations to Georgia Tech who will be the hosts for ICTD2012!

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ICTD2010 Party Time with FFtang! FFtang!

Thanks to Ugo for arranging all of the evening social events during ICTD2010, and especial thanks to Fftang! FFtang! for the great party this evening!  Clearly some of the best ICT4D brains occasionally need to recharge their inspiration on the dance floor! Brilliant atmosphere, and great to see so many people having such a good time.

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Geoff Walsham’s Keynote Address at ICTD2010

Great Keynote Address by Geoff Walsham at ICTD2010 – reminding us not only of the importance of the FOR DEVELOPMENT in ICT4D, but also that one can combine high quality scholarship with a touch of levity!  His jokes were a definite antidote to any excesses of the night before, and inspired us for the third day of ICTD2010.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee at ICTD2010

It was great to hear Sir Tim Berners-Lee give a Keynote Address at ICTD2010 on 14th December.  Some photographs are given below:

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Scholarship holders at ICTD2010

Through the generosity of the sponsors of ICTD2010, we were able to make more than 100 offers of scholarships, most of which covered flights, accommodation and registration.  This was an absolutely central part of our agenda in putting together the conference, because we wanted to create an opportunity for all of us to learn from each other.  It was therefore great to see so many colleagues from Africa, Asia and Latin America attending, and the rich diversity of our scholarship holders is reflected in the pictures below

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Day 2 at ICTD2010

Wow!  Time passes so fast when you are enjoying yourself!!  We had some excellent and thought provoking papers at ICTD2010 on Day 2.  Here is just a selection of some of the photographs I took throughout the earlier parts of the day, not only of the plenary sessions but also of the great posters and demos.  Thanks to everyone for their commitment and enthusiasm in contributing to these diverse modalities of representing their research.

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Oh yes, and I just wanted to add that the conference App is indeed available for all smartphones – through the Web App – and I very much want to thank oMbiel and campusM for the work that they did in putting the structure together and providing this to the conference for free as a partner.  If you have any complaints about the content, then that’s definitely my fault since I did this – and yes, the wake up calls and alerts you get on the App do indeed come from my laptop!

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Open Mic/Jam session at ICTD2010

Thanks to Ugo for bringing together such an amazing set of ICT4D talent for last night’s party in the Stumble Inn.  It was an fine start to the social programme – and thanks to everyone for being so willing to contribute with everything from teaching us how to do Flamenco (Nicholas Negroponte style), to poetry to dancing.  The evening finished off with a guest performance from singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion

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