Instructions to Authors (2nd Annual Workshop 2009)



Second Annual Workshop
Pre-ICIS Meeting

J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
Phoenix, Arizona
December 14, 2008



Workshop Co-Chairs
Muhammadou Kah, University of The Gambia,
Edward A. Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, 

Program Chair

Sajda Qureshi , University of Omaha,
Author Instructions


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


Accepted papers will be published on a CD for distribution at the Workshop.

Authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit their papers for possible inclusion n a special issue of Information Technology for Development (ITD).

Submitted papers should be limited to 7,000 words or approximately 25 pages in length. The format should be 8.5" by 11" pages with 1½ line-spacing, Times New Roman 12-point font, and 1" margins on all sides (including tables, figures, and references). All submissions will be reviewed double blind. Author names and affiliations should be excluded from the original paper submissions. A separate cover page containing the authors' names and affiliations should be submitted together with the paper.

In preparing your document, please use this document template.

Authors are expected to consider the suggestions and comments made by the reviewers when preparing the final submission. The camera-ready copy of the accepted paper should follow the format in the SIG GlobDev paper template.  Your paper may be submitted in either .pdf or Word format. Please do not include page numbers in your document. The page numbering will be done during the compilation the proceedings.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in your paper not being included in the Proceedings.


Abstract Deadline (Optional)..................July 12, 2009
Submission Deadline............................September 13, 2009
Notification to Authors...................,.......October 18, 2009
Deadline for Final Papers...................... November 15, 2009
Workshop Date.....................................December 14, 2009

Papers and panel proposals are to be submitted in WORD or .pdf format as email attachments to:
Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology:
Please include "SIG GlobDev Workshop" in the subject header of the email.


Associated with the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Phoenix, Arizona December 15-18, 2009