[Air-l] r-ICT 2007 1st Call for paper: Bandung Indonesia 6-7 Aug 07

Yanuar Nugroho yanuar-n at unisosdem.org
Thu Jan 11 02:59:29 PST 2007

hope of your interest ..


First Call for Paper
r-ICT 2007

International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology 
August, 6-7th, 2007, Aula Barat, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, Indonesia

Finding effective and optimal ICT to develop well being of communities in 
rural areas is of primary importance to maximize benefits of this 
technology. The research problems include finding innovative network 
infrastructures, affordable computing, effective software applications, and 
sustainability policy scheme, social, economics, and regulation issues. The 
International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology 
2007 (r-ICT 2007) will be held at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia in 
6-7th August 2007. Hosted by PPTIK-ITB (the ITB's Research Center for ICT), 
the r-ICT 2007 will be a great opportunity for researchers, practitioners, 
policy makers, and anyone who are interested in any aspect of rural 
information and communication technologies, to share their ideas and to 
build a strong network among each others. All submitted papers will be 
blindly peer-reviewed by international experts and selected outstanding 
papers will be invited for a publication in a Special Issue of the 
Proceedings ITB on ICT-An International Journal. Topics covered in this 
conference are, but not limited to, the followings:

Network Infrastructure for Rural-NGN
. NLOS Radio Link for Rural Areas
. Mesh Network s
. Satellite and HAPS
. Low Cost Antennas
. Low Cost IT Backbone

Affordable High Performance Computing
. Mobile Computing
. Low Cost Computing HW
. Next Generation Interface
. Grid, Cluster and Seamless Computing
. Smart Computing
. Open Source

. Network Management System for R-NGN
. Telemedicine/eHealth
. Tele-education
. E-Government
. Search Technologies and Data mining

Cultural Content
. Creative Contents and Local Cultures
. Tele-environment

Policy Study and Socioeconomic Aspect of r-ICT
. USO (Universal Service Obligation)
. Microfinance and r-ICT Business Model
. Policy Study on Rural Communication
. Modeling, Optimization and Game Theory

Other Related Topics
. Signal, Image , Video, and Multimedia Processing
. Multidimensional and Array Processing
. Internet Technologies
. Graphical and Multimedia Computing

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 1-2 pages extended summary 
containing important results by postal- or electronic- mail to

r-ICT 2007 Secretariat
The ITB Research Center for ICT (PPTIK-ITB)
4th Floor, Inter University Center (PAU) Building,
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, Indonesia,
Phone: +62-22-4254034; Fax: +62-22-2508763
http://www.itb.ac.id/rICT2007; Email : r-ICT-2007 at itb.ac.id

In addition to the parallel tracks, there will be Exhibitions and invited 
lectures delivered by international experts.

Important Dates
. Extended Summary 30th April 2007
. Decision 30th May 2007
. Full/Camera Ready Papers 15th July 2007
. Conference Day 6-7th August 2007

Yanuar Nugroho
Doctoral Researcher & Research Assistant
PREST - Institute of Innovation Research
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Tel. +44-161-275-5935
Fax. +44-161-275-0923 

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