[AISWorld] AIS SIG Global Development Workshop paper submission Deadline September 15th 2017

Sajda Qureshi squreshi at unomaha.edu
Fri Aug 25 14:00:21 EDT 2017


Tenth Annual SIG Global Development Workshop
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Sunday December 10, 2017
Call for Papers
ICTs & Transformation in the Era of Mass Discontent
Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA

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

Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Pamela Abbott, Sheffield 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, University of South Africa (UNISA), 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
Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
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

Our theme for this workshop is ICTs & Transformation in the Era of Mass Discontent.  Mass social discontent while often associated with the so called 'developing countries' of Africa, Asia and Latin America has in recent years also become more evident in the so called 'developed countries' of Europe and the Americas.  It can be reasonably argued that the essence of this mass discontent has its roots in economic decline and/or the wide disparities in incomes between the haves and the have-nots that resulted from the neo-liberal globalization model. This mass discontent phenomena is occurring with the context of climate disturbance, increasing use of ICTs for social, economic & political activities, and the increasing exposure of individuals & societies to surveillance and manipulation by state and non-state actors due to the increased use of ICTs. Further, there may even be a wider power gap in the ICT space both between countries and between different demographics within countries.
An interesting and significant question is whether ICTs can play a sustaining, value-adding role that enables societies to move beyond the conditions that cause mass discontent to beneficial development for all. Such a role may include supporting social groups in: identifying and defining achievable goals, acquirable resources, and constraints to be acknowledged and if possible overcome; supporting sustainable & secure collaboration. Global Development workshop addresses questions that provide new and meaningful definitions of Development, such as, 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. It should be noted that focus includes not only development issues relevant to 'developing' countries but also those relevant to migrant and other minority communities or enclaves in Europe and North America.

Relevant topics for this Workshop include:

1.      Theoretical lenses and/or empirical studies that enable an understanding of: ICTs & Sustainable Development; ICTs & Peace building; ICTs & Disaster Recovery.

2.      Social, political, and community development impacts of ICTs.

3.      Designing ICT artifacts that support holistic Development.

4.      Security & Technological constraints on the use of ICTs for development

5.      The role of government policy in fostering ICT human capital, cooperation and capacity building

6.      ICT Impact Analysis: Sophisticated analyses of the empowering potential & dangers posed by ICTs.

7.      Social networking for Development, ICT human capital and capacity building

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

9.      Challenges of ICT human capital and capacity building in remote regions

10.   Educational systems; content provision and delivery; developing ICT skills

11.   Mobile technologies as infrastructure for ICT human capital and capacity building

12.   Frugal Innovation and innovative ways in which technologies are applied in developing regions.

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).

Abstract Submission                                               August 30th, 2017
Paper/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline:  September 15, 2017
Notification to Authors:                         October 30, 2017
Deadline for Final Papers:                                     November 13, 2017
Workshop Date:                                                     December 10, 2017

Submitted papers should be limited to 7,000 words or approximately 25 pages in length.
Please clearly indicate the category of your paper on the title page:
·        Research Paper
·        Contribution to Practice
·        Research-in-progress
·        Student Paper

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 EasyChair submission web site for SigGlobDev 2017 is https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?conf=sigglobdev20171;a=13158295. Any questions or abstract submissions should be sent to Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University, KMOsei at VCU.Edu<mailto:KMOsei at VCU.Edu>. Please include "SIG GlobDev Workshop" in the subject header of the email.

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