[Air-l] Call for Papers: First International Conference on ICT and Development

Miraj Khaled techiemik at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 12 19:58:41 PDT 2005


Dear Ned Rossiter:

As you presumed I am only the messenger. I was also a
bit perplexed about their claim of being 1st
conference on ICT4D. Now that we are on the subject i
was wondering which might be the 1st "original"
full-fledged conference on ICT and Development issues.

miraj

--- air-l-aoir.org-request at listserv.aoir.org wrote:

> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 15:18:07 +0100
> From: Ned Rossiter <n.rossiter at ulster.ac.uk>
> Subject: Re: [Air-l] Call for Papers: First
> International Conference on ICT and
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Cc: mecCSA at JISCMAIL.AC.UK, ictd2006 at yahoo.com


> Miraj and conference organisers  -- it's quite
> stunning to see this  
> completely incorrect claim of being the first
> international conference  
> on ict4d.
> 
> Does NWICO ring a bell?  If not, then surely WSIS
> would count as a  
> series of international fora concerned with ict's
> and development.
> 
> on a much smaller scale, though nonetheless
> international in scope, the  
> Berkeley conference organisers (and others) might be
> interested in  
> incommunicado.05: information technology for
> everybody else, running in  
> Amsterdam next week:
> http://incommunicado.info/conference
> 
> incommunicado is just one of many international
> conferences over the  
> years looking at issues around ict4d.
> 
> I'd suggest a little modesty and basic research is
> in order on the part  
> of organisers of the event below.
> 
> Ned
> (my apologies in advance, Miraj, if you're just the
> messenger of this  
> cfp)
> 
> On 11 Jun 2005, at 08:53, Miraj Khaled wrote:
> 
> > fyi.
> > ///
> > miraj
> >
> >
> > =====================
> > CALL FOR PAPERS
> > =====================
> >
> > First International Conference on Information and
> > Communication Technologies and Development
> (ICTD2006)
> >
> > May 25-26, 2006
> > Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
> > http://sims.berkeley.edu/ictd2006
> >
> > The past decade has witnessed an explosion in
> projects
> > that apply information and
> > communication technologies (ICT) to support
> > socio-economic development.
> > Every sector is involved – governments, academia,
> > small start-ups, large
> > corporations, inter-governmental organizations,
> and
> > non-profits and non-
> > governmental organizations.  In spite of the
> > tremendous energy and resources
> > behind these projects, scientifically sound
> research
> > in this space is just beginning to
> > emerge.  What is the actual impact of ICT
> projects?
> > What novel technology is
> > required to meet development needs?  What
> > methodologies lead to success or
> > failure of a project?
> >
> > The goal of the ICTD conference is to provide a
> forum
> > for academic researchers
> > working with ICT applied to development.  The
> > conference will be scientifically
> > rigorous and multi-disciplinary – papers reporting
> > high-quality original research are
> > solicited.  Submitted papers will be subjected to
> > double-blind peer review, and a full
> > proceedings will be published at the time of the
> > conference.  (Best papers, as
> > selected by a subset of the program committee,
> will be
> > published in a special
> > edition of the journal, Information Technologies
> and
> > International Development.)
> >
> > The conference will bring together researchers in
> both
> > the social and technical sciences, with
> anticipated
> > representation from anthropology, sociology,
> > economics, political science,
> > computer science, electrical engineering,
> industrial
> > design, and so on.  We expect
> > this to be the first of an ongoing series of
> > conferences to occur every one or two
> > years, and moving from country to country.
> >
> > For the purposes of this conference, the term
> “ICT”
> > will comprise computing
> > devices (e.g., PCs, PDAs, sensor networks),
> > technologies for voice and data
> > connectivity, the Internet, and related
> technologies.
> > Application domains include,
> > but are not restricted to, education, agriculture,
> > healthcare, poverty alleviation,
> > general communication, and governance.  Papers
> > considering novel design, new
> > technology, project assessment, policy impact,
> > content, social issues around ICT
> > for development, and so forth will be considered.
> > Well-presented negative results
> > from which generalizable conclusions can be drawn
> are
> > also sought.
> >
> > Important Dates (exact dates to be updated on
> > website):
> >
> > * Deadline for abstracts and intent to submit:
> > October 21, 2005
> > * Deadline for full paper submissions:   
> December,
> > 2005
> > * Notification to authors:    January, 2006
> > * Deadline for camera-ready copy:    March, 2006
> > * Conference dates:     May 25-26, 2006
> >
> > Only original, unpublished papers in English will
> be
> > considered.  Reviews will be double blind. 
> Abstracts
> > will facilitate the review process, and should be
> > 200-400 words in length.
> >
> > For further information, please see the conference
> > website at http://sims.berkeley.edu/ictd2006.
> > Inquiries should be sent to ictd2006 at yahoo.com.
> >
> > Organizers:
> >
> > Honorary Chairs:  VS Arunachalam (Tamil Nadu
> Planning
> > Commission) and Ken
> > Keniston (MIT)
> >
> > Chairs:  Raj Reddy (CMU) and AnnaLee Saxenian (UC
> > Berkeley)
> >
> > Organizing Committee: Joyojeet Pal (UC Berkeley),
> > Balaji Parthasarathy (IIIT-
> > Bangalore), Rahul Tongia (CMU), Kentaro Toyama
> (MSR
> > India)
> >
> > Sponsors:  MSR India, SIMS UC Berkeley.  We are
> > seeking additional sponsors, primarily for travel
> grants.
> >




Miraj Khaled
============
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