CFP Phoenix GlobDev Workshop May 22 2009-8

Association for Information Systems
Special Interest Group for ICT in Global Development (SIG GlobDev)

 

2nd Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop
ICT IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
Pre-ICIS Meeting

J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
Phoenix, Arizona


Monday, December 14, 2009


Call for Papers

 

 

WORKSHOP GENERAL CHAIRS
Muhammadou Kah, University of The Gambia
Edward A. Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Ojelanki Ngenyama, Ryerson University
Sajda Qureshi, University of Omaha

KEYNOTE TALK
“Technology Bites Back”     
Atefeh Riazzi, CEO, CIOs without Borders 

DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP

Following on our very successful workshop in Paris last year, the 2nd SIG GlobDev Annual Workshop will again provide a forum for discussion of practical experience and research related to the diffusion and use and of information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing regions of the world.  We invite research papers, panel session proposals, and field studies that can inform theory and provide guidelines to field workers in developing economies. Application areas of interest include but are not limited to:

1.  Social, political and legal frameworks for fostering ICT diffusion in developing regions
2.  Networks and computer applications for eGovernment and eBusiness
3.  Methods for measuring the benefits and costs of projects involving the adoption of ICT
4. The role of human and social capital in effective access and use of ICTs
5. Critical and theoretical perspectives on the digital divide and social inclusion
6. Scalable and economic ICT infrastructures
7.  Educational systems; content provision and delivery; developing ICT skills
8.  Policies related to intellectual capital; open access and the intellectual commons
9.  ICT to support Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)
10.  Technological entrepreneurship as a path to prosperity

FAST-TRACKING TO JOURNALS
Authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of Information Technology for Development (ITD).

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Deadline (Optional):....................... July 24, 2009
Submission Deadline:...................................September 30, 2009
Notification to Authors:.................................October 18, 2009
Deadline for Final Papers:.............................November 15, 2009
Workshop Date:...........................................December 14, 2009

AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS
Submitted papers should be limited to 7,000 words or approximately 25 pages in length. Additional information and instructions for submitting papers and proposals to the workshop can be found at http://www.globdev.org/dev/?q=node/70

SUBMISSIONS
Panel proposals and Paper Submissions should be sent to:
Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology: estohr@stevens.edu
Please include "SIG GlobDev Workshop" in the subject header of the email.