[AISWorld] SIG GlobDev Pre- ECIS Workshop on June 10th in Barcelona - deadline extension to May 4th

A. Chircu achircu at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 14:02:44 EDT 2012

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

First Pre- ECIS Workshop
Barcelona, Spain, June 10th, 2012

Theme:  ICT and Sustainable Development

Cathy Urquhart (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Alina Chircu (Bentley University, USA)

Overall program co-chairs:
Neels (C.J) Kruger (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Marlei Pozzebon (HEC Montreal, Canada)

Research in progress and PhD research co-chairs:
Marlene Holmner (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Annika Andersson (Örebro University, Sweeden)
Roy Johnson (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Following in the footsteps of several successful pre-AMCIS and
pre-ICIS workshops, the 1st SIG GlobDev ECIS Workshop will continue to
provide a forum for discussion of scholarly work on the diffusion and
use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in and for
development around the world.

We invite submission of papers and panel session proposals showcasing
completed research, research-in-progress, and practice applications
that contribute to the theory and practice of ICTs in and for
development. The workshop is open to submissions employing a variety
of research approaches and methodologies. Student papers will be given
special consideration.
Submissions related to the workshop theme, “ICT and Sustainable
Development,” are especially encouraged. Papers exploring the
economic, social and environmental impacts of ICTs in developing
regions and the design of sustainable ICTs and related programs are
welcome. We are especially interested in ICT applications involving
SMEs, government, healthcare, and education initiatives.

As in previous workshops, other areas of interest related to ICTs in
and for development include, but are not limited to:
•         Social, political and legal frameworks for ICTs
•         Measuring costs and benefits of ICTs
•         The role of economic, human and social capital for ICT success
•         Digital divide and social inclusion
•         ICT innovation and entrepreneurship

The proceedings will be published in the AIS eLibrary.

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)

Notification of Intention to Submit (Optional): as soon as possible
Submission Deadline:  Extended until May 4th, 2012.
Notification to Authors: May 15th, 2012
Deadline for Final Papers: May 30th, 2012
Workshop Date:  June 10th, 2012

Papers should clearly indicate the category of the paper on the title page:
Completed research Paper
Contribution to Practice
Student Paper
Panel proposal
Full papers should be limited to 7,000 words or approximately 25 pages
in length. Research-in-progress papers should be limited to 3,000
words or approximately 10 pages in length. Panel proposals should be
limited to approximately 4 pages in length.

Submissions should be sent by email to:
•         Alina Chircu, Bentley University, USA, achircu at bentley.edu
•         Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK,
c.urquhart at mmu.ac.uk
Please include “SIG GlobDev ECIS 2012 Workshop Submission” in the
subject header of the email.


Website: http://www.globdev.org

Registration: Processed  By AIS (details to follow). Registration
rates will be as follows:
Academic/ Corporate / Professional Member
        $ 150   ($ 200 on site)
Doctoral Student
                       $ 30     ($ 50 on site)
Academic/ Corporate / Professional Member Sponsor
   $ 500( $ 600 on site)
Citizens of "non-rich" countries employed in a "non-rich" country
    $ 0 ($ 0 on site)
(AIS membership fees will be added for new or renewing members.
Participants are also asked to add the SIG GlobDev membership in their
AIS profile after registering with AIS. AIS and SIG GlobDev have
reduced/$0 rates for PhD students and citizens of "non-rich" countries
who are employed in a "non-rich" country.)

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