[AISWorld] AIS SigGlobDev submission deadline coming up - September 30!

Sajda Qureshi squreshi at unomaha.edu
Mon Sep 19 14:41:12 EDT 2016


9th Annual SIG GlobDev Pre-ICIS Workshop

ICTs in Global Development

Dublin, Ireland
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Reflecting on Appropriate Global Development and the
Role of ICTs and Digital Innovation

SIG GlobDev Chair
Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA

Arlene Bailey, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Pamela Abbott, Brunel University, UK
Annika Andersson, Örebro University, Sweden
David Asamoah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, UK
Sue Conger, University of Dallas, USA
Antonio Diaz Andrade, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Delvin Grant, Depaul University, USA
Mathias Hatakka, Dalarna University, Sweden
Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Stan Karanasios, RMIT University, Australia
Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa
Silvia Masiero, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
David Nemer, University of Kentucky, USA
Felix Ntawanga, University of South Africa, South Africa
Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Sergey Samoilenko, Averett University, USA
Marita Turpin, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Judy Van Biljon, University of South Africa, South Africa
Jason Jie Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA
Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates

Jason Jie Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA


Access, use and innovations in ICTs to bring people in the remotest and poorest parts of the world as active participants in the global economy, has made the study of ICTs for Development an important means of understanding how improvements in people's lives may or may not take place through IS/ICT implementations.

The Global Development workshop addresses questions that provide new and meaningful definitions of Development, such as, does development have to be a zero-sum game with winners and losers and what are the socio-cultural dynamics of international collaboration? In a world that is increasingly characterized by climate disturbance, natural disasters, economic crises, challenges to peaceful relationships within and between states, diminishing natural resources, exploitation and manipulation of natural resources with grave costs to the environment, and demands for participation in governance, one needs to ask; what lenses are there to understand these changes and challenges?  Can ICTs support the development, promotion and realization of a model of development that is holistic, inclusive, just and sustainable, and that will lead to an appropriate quality of life for each individual on the planet? And inevitably, one needs to ask questions about how to better understand these problems and challenges. The papers in this workshop will also further the knowledge of what we know about how ICT enables the global economy by enabling local needs to be met in a manner that preserves the ability of the planet to support human life.

Our theme for this workshop is Reflecting on Appropriate Global Development and the Role of ICTs and Digital Innovation. We thus, seek contributions about aspects of human capital and capacity building for sustainable development along the lines of the topics below:

  1.  Theoretical lenses and/or empirical studies that enable an understanding of:
     *   ICTs & Sustainable Development
     *   ICTs & Social Innovation
     *   ICTs, Peacebuilding & Freedoms
     *   ICTs & Disaster Recovery
     *   ICTs & Health
     *   ICTs & Socio-cultural issues in Development
     *   ICTs & Education
  2.  ICTs and corporate social responsibility
  3.  ICTs and social entrepreneurship
  4.  Social, political, and community development impacts of ICTs.
  5.  Socio-cultural issues in international ICT4D collaboration and innovation
  6.  New frameworks and models for fostering ICT human capital and capacity building

7.      Critical and theoretical perspectives on the digital divide and social inclusion

8.      ICTs to support integration and migrant communities

  1.  Educational systems; content provision and delivery; developing ICT skills
  2.  Mobile technologies as infrastructure for ICT human capital and capacity building
  3.  Frugal Innovation and innovative ways in which technologies are applied in developing regions.
  4.  Papers related to global development aspects of the ICIS 2016 Theme - Digital Innovation at the Crossroads

These will be published on the SIG GlobDev website and in the AIS E-Library with ISBN: 978-0-9976176-9-6.

Authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Information Technology for Development<http://globdev.org/dev/?q=node/8> (ITD).

Notification of Intention to Submit (Optional): asap
Paper/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline:  Friday September 30, 2016
Notification to Authors:                                October 24, 2016
Deadline for Final Papers:                             November 28, 2016
Workshop Date:                                            Saturday December 10, 2016

Submitted papers should be limited to 7,000 words or approximately 25 pages in length.
The submission template is available at:  http://www.globdev.org/files/SIG_GlobDev_submission_template_Dublin_2016.doc
Please clearly indicate the category of your paper on the title page:
·        Research Paper
·        Contribution to Practice
·        Research-in-progress
·        Student Paper in the above categories

The review process is double-blind.

Additional information and instructions for submitting papers and proposals to the workshop can be found at http://www.globdev.org/


Panel proposals and Paper Submissions should be uploaded to the EasyChair submission web site for SIG GlobDev 2016 - https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sigglobdev2016

Any questions or abstract submissions can be sent to Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies, Mona, arlene.bailey at uwimona.edu.jm<mailto:arlene.bailey at uwimona.edu.jm>  Please include "SIG GlobDev Workshop" in the subject header of the email.


Details on Workshop Registration will be available through the ICIS 2016 website - http://icis2016.aisnet.org/
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