[Air-L] M4D Doctoral Workshop, Dakar - deadline extended til Feb 14th

Jakob Svensson Jakob.Svensson at kau.se
Sun Feb 2 04:46:17 PST 2014

M4D Doctoral Workshop, Dakar - deadline extended til Feb 14th

April 7, 2014

We invite applications to the M4D Doctoral Workshop in Dakar Senegal. The 
workshop will provide a forum for PhD students in the area of mobile 
communication technology in and for development to present their work and 
receive constructive feedback from experts in the field as well as from 
peers. PhD students at any stage of their doctoral studies are invited to 
submit papers. The workshop will host about 15 attendees besides the experts 
in the field. We expect submissions to be from current PhD students who have 
selected a clear research topic within M4D in the broadest sense. 
Participation for selected PhD students are free for M4D2014 conference 
delegates who have registered and paid the conference fee. The doctoral 
workshop is sponsored by the  International Network of Postgraduate Students 
in the area of ICT4D (IPID).

Goal of workshop

The goal of the workshop is to provide professional development in M4D with 
critical, but constructive, feedback and advice to PhD students on their 
ongoing research from senior researchers. The workshop will also offer the 
opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and suggestions with peers in the M4D 


Submissions should address the student's PhD research area, specifically:
a well-defined formulation of the problem statement, objectives and aims of 
the research,
explain the research context and why the research is important,
give details of research design and data collection techniques,
present preliminary results and research findings, do clarify the state of 
the research work,
a brief sketch of the intended theoretical/disciplinary approach and 
audience(s) for the work, as well as the related theoretical and practical 
contributions to the multidisciplinary area of 'M4D'.
Your name, affiliation, email address, PhD supervisor's name and affiliation 
and year when you started PhD should be included. The submission should be 
max. 5000 words in length. Please note that the workshop is not a venue for 
publication; there will be no published proceedings. However, we encourage 
workshop participants to also submit to the M4D2014 main conference (poster, 
full or short paper see www.m4d2014.net).
Doctoral workshop participants are asked to submit their papers to m4d AT 
kau.se with the subject line [M4D2014 doctoral workshop].

Workshop Format

Participants will be divided into two groups depending on their research 
topic. Group A will be led by Anne Shongwe and Jonathan Donner and Group B 
by Laura Stark and Richard Ling. Participants will be asked to read the 
group member’s papers prior the workshop so that focus can be on 
discussing each paper in depth rather than listening to presentations. We 
will reserve around 15-20 minutes for comments and 10-15 minutes for general 

Important Dates

Submission by: 23:59 (GMT), 14 February 2014 

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2014 (by this date the M4D conference 
fee should be paid) 

Workshop date: 7 April 2014

Jakob Svensson, Ph. D.
Ass. Prof. Media and Communication Studies
Director, BA Programme in Media & Communication Studies
Director, MA Programme in Global Media

Karlstad University
SE-65188 Karlstad, Sweden
Telephone +46 54 700 1893
Mobile + 46 73 443 48 04


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